Business Success Stories

Envision the future. Stuart company synonymous with cutting-edge medical technology and much more.


For Stuart-based Envision Product Development Group, transforming inspiration from the ether into a marketable product is its stock in trade.  It's one thing to bring a house, office building or othe project out of the ground.  But to bring an idea from the abstract to the concrete out of thin air and into the marketplace is another thing entirely.


Ocean5 Naval Architects offers marine industry cutting-edge concepts, technical expertise.


Ocean5 Naval Architects is a full service naval architecture and marine systems design firm with a well-earned reputation for developing innovative, custom designs for vessels used for work and recreation. Ocean5 Naval Architects was founded in October 2007 when CEO Robert Kaidy, an independent naval architect since 2004 and, previously, Director of Engineering at Pursuit Boats, joined forces with President John Canada, formerly senior naval architect with Whiticar Custom Boats. Since then, the company has grown 50 percent every year with plans to expand the staff from six employees to 10 by year's end.


SOL, Inc.'s solar-powered products solve problems, restore communities.


Alan Hurst founded SOL, Inc. to light third world countries. To help create self-sustaining communities where people can socialize, study and stay open for business after dark. To bring light-and life-one village at a time.  For the past 20 years SOL Inc. has been doing just that; designing and manufacturing solar-powered and LED outdoor lighting solutions for commercial and institutional clients in 61 countires on six continents.


H2Ocean is good for business, good for environment.  Building a successful small business the natural way.


In the past decade, this "green" company has penetrated global markets and is moving ahead with a major rollout of its all-natural products to retail stores.  As the CEO of one of the Treasure Coast's fastest-growing small businesses, Eddie Kolos has some words of advice for would-be entrepreneurs.  "If you have a dream and are willing to take the risk, you can build a great compay," said Kolos, who co-founded H2Ocean in 2002 with his wife Geri as CFO.  "But you should try to focus your vision on doing something good for business and for our environment."



Advanced Technologies Group, forward thinking R&D company, is an integral part of Martin County's aviation-aerospace sector.



John Justak is in the business of innovation. As the founder Advanced Technologies Group, Inc., of one of Florida's leading aerospace engineering and technology firms, Justak and his staff have been developing advanced solutions to challenging problems for public and private sector clients since 1995.


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