BROOKSVILLE, FLA. -  LRE Foundation Repair has established itself as Florida’s largest sinkhole stabilization company, and now it will be recognized for such a feat.

The United Way of Hernando County will present LRE Foundation Repair with the STRONG (Strong Transformation Reflect on Growth) award during a ceremony at LRE’s office in Brooksville at 2:45 p.m. on Friday, June 29. The award will recognize LRE’s continued growth and positive impact on the local community and economy.

“LRE is extremely honored and humbled to be recognized by the United Way of Hernando County for our ability to continue to hire and contribute to our community in a challenging economy,” said LRE Foundation Repair General Manager Frank Vitale. “We continue to hire because we continue to receive work by way of word of mouth and homeowner referrals. That’s a credit to the our team members and the ethical and competent way they carry out their jobs each day.

“We would never wish our work on anyone, but sinkholes are part of life in Florida, and we’re here to help both those in need of sinkhole repair and those in need of employment if and when those opportunities present themselves.”

LRE Foundation Repair was founded by Raymond and Susan Woolever in 1989. What started as a company of three has rapidly grown over the past 23 years. In 2003, the company grew to 30 employees. By 2006, LRE surpassed 50 team members. In 2008, LRE grew to over 75 employees. The Brooksville-based foundation contractor. surpassed 100 team members in 2010, and currently employs over 130 full-time team members, making LRE the largest sinkhole repair company in Florida.

The United Way of Hernando County’s award presentation comes as LRE embarks on its 4,000th foundation repair project, which is more than any other Florida-based foundation contractor. LRE’s services include Compaction Grouting, Underpinning and Chemical Grouting, among many others. In addition, LRE provides Pre-Construction services as well as Construction/Restoration services.