Each year the Business Observer spends seven months researching companies on the Gulf Coast to rank the top 500 companies from Tampa to Naples by their gross revenues. On this year’s list, which reflects 2019 fiscal year data, Centauri Insurance ranked No. 78 with 190 million in revenue. This marks Centauri’s 7th consecutive year on the list.
“Every year we’re scouting for companies, new and old, and it’s always exciting to see who’s new to the list and how veterans of the list have changed over the past couple years,” says Kat Hughes, executive editor of the Business Observer. “Covering nine counties that each have thousands of companies, the Top 500 really has become a who’s who for leading firms in the region.”
Since its debut on the list in 2014, Centauri has steadily climbed the rankings from No. 140 to 78. Rick Espino, Centauri’s President and CEO, contributes the company’s consistent rise in ranking to his talented team. He said “I am extremely proud of the team we have assembled. Their ingenuity and dedication are the reason we’ve been able to achieve the level of growth that we have.”
About the Top 500
The Top 500 is the most comprehensive list on the Gulf Coast by including companies in nine counties. The main list ranks the 500 largest companies by gross revenues for consistency and comparability.
Revenues are mostly self-reported by the companies, and do not include pass-through revenues for industries such as real estate, advertising agencies, or professional employer organizations.
In addition to revenues for 2018 and 2019, the list provides other information on each company, including the number of full-time employees, the year founded or incorporated, the top executive, line of business and of course, valuable contact information.