SouthTech Climbs to New Heights on Top 500 List

Jumps from No. 415 in 2018 to No. 396 in 2019

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SouthTech, a premier provider of managed technology solutions located in Sarasota, has been recognized in the Business Observer’s 2019 Top 500. This marks the 12th consecutive year SouthTech has been included in the rankings, since 2007. 2007 was also the first year the Top 500 was published.


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 2018 fiscal year data, SouthTech ranked No. 396. This marks a small jump from last year, when SouthTech ranked No. 415 on the list 


SouthTech is honored to be on this list with so many prestigious and growing companies from this region. It is a testament to the expanding opportunities we have here in southwest Florida, “states Paul Hoffman, CEO of SouthTech.   


“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.” 


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 2017 and 2018, 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. Two digital versions of the lists are available for purchase on the Business Observer’s website at These allow companies to sort, merge and manipulate the information as they wish. 

About SouthTech  

Since 1994, SouthTech has been southwest Florida’s premier provider of professional and managed technology solutions. Their highly experienced team of certified experts are results driven and dedicated to delivering the highest level of service from a complete suite of IT solutions, including managed services, cloud and hosting solutions, unified communications, advanced computer networks and data security. We become our clients’ trusted IT Navigators by using a highly strategic approach that aligns technology to their desired business goals.  


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