Sixty companies were recently chosen as finalists for the Bright House Networks Regional Business of the Year award, and LRE Foundation Repair is one of them.

The award recognizes outstanding businesses throughout the Tampa community.

"We're extremely proud of our team because without them it wouldn't be possible to be a finalist for the Bright House Regional Business of the Year award. We are humbled by our nomination," said LRE Foundation Repair CEO Raymond Woolever. "LRE sincerely appreciates the consideration as we set to embark on our 25-year anniversary on Feb. 7. We don't envy the judges because there are other companies worthy of their consideration. But we are proud of where we've been and where we're going, and can only hope that LRE Foundation Repair best exemplifies the Bright House Regional Business of the Year award selection."

LRE is a finalist in the Large business category (101 to 500 employees). They include LRE Foundation Repair, Atkins, C1Bank, Citizens Bank, Creative Mailbox, Franklin Street, Home Instead Senior Care, LabTech Software, Piper Fire Protection and RJ Kielty.

Bright House is teaming up with Chambers of Commerce in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus, Manatee and Sarasota counties to host this inaugural event connecting local businesses in a celebration of best-in-class. Bright House will award prizes totaling over $1 million, including commercial TV production, air time, customer newsletter, and cash.

Winning businesses will be honored at a celebratory dinner event on Feb. 27 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown.