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Gast Construction Group Selected to Gator100 Second Year in a Row!

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March 22, 2019
Gast Construction Group – Gator100                                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Gast Construction Group                                                         March 22, 2019
Jessica Gersley
561-281-1001
jessica.gersley@gastconstructiongroup.com                                                   
www.gastconstructiongroup.com                             

Gast Construction Group Selected to Gator100

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Gast Construction Group was named to the University of Florida’s 2019 Gator100 during a ceremony on Feb. 22 at UF’s J. Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.
 
Sponsored by the UF Alumni Association, in partnership with the UF Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, the Gator100 recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UF alumni.  Ernst & Young calculated each company’s compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the past three years to generate the ranking.
 
Gast Construction Group was ranked 17th, a significant increase from a ranking of 70th in 2018. 
 
Gast Construction Group is a full-service Construction Management Firm located in West Palm Beach, Florida specializing in Commercial and Residential Construction as well as Estate Management.  Allen Gast is the Founder and President of Gast Construction Group.  He is a proud Graduate of the University of Florida, ME Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction. Allen strives to be a positive member of the local community and is affiliated with many different organizations to do his part for Palm Beach County. These affiliations include being a Trustee of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches since 2017, an Executive Board Member of the Associated General Contractors of America – Florida East Coast Chapter since 2018, a Board Member for the YMCA of the Palm Beaches since 2018, a Member of the Construction Oversight and Review Committee for the School District of Palm Beach County since 2017, and Chairman of the ACE Mentor Program of Palm Beach and Martin Counties since 2015. In the 8 years that Allen has been in business, his firm has been awarded the 2015 Small Builder of the Year Award by the Palm Beach Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and a 2017 Build Florida Award for their work at the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society.
 
"We are honored to receive this award for the second year in a row. Our growth is a testament to the dedication of our Staff, our great Clients, and our friends in the Community. Thank you to all who played a part in this achievement, “said Allen Gast, Founder and President of Gast Construction Group.
 
“The Gator100 honors UF alumni from across the university who are founding and growing amazing companies around the country,” said Kent Fuchs, president of the University of Florida. “It’s an incredible affirmation of the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of the Gator Nation.”
 
To qualify for the Gator100, companies must have been in business for five years or more as of Sept. 28, 2018 and have had verifiable annual revenues of $250,000 or more every year since 2015. Additionally, a UF alumnus or alumna must have met one of the following three leadership criteria:
  1. Owned 50 percent or more of the company from Jan. 1, 2015, through Sept. 28, 2018; or   
  2. Served as company’s chief executive from Jan. 1, 2015, through Sept. 28, 2018; or  
  3. Founded the company and been active as a member of the most senior management team from Jan. 1, 2015, through Sept. 28, 2018.
View the full list of Gator100 honorees at gator100.ufl.edu.
 
Contact:
Jessica Gersley, Executive Assistant
(561) 281-1001

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