Unfortunately, LRE Foundation Repair did not win the Bright House Regional Business of the Year award last night. That honor went to Creative Mailboxes. Congratulations to them!

LRE did, however, receive a tremendous honor in being one of more than 150 Tampa Bay area businesses nominated for the award. The judging/voting process saw LRE become a semi-finalist and later named a Top 10 Bright House Regional Business of the Year award finalist for the Large Business category. We're extremely humbled and grateful for the recognition LRE received throughout this process.

The Bright House Regional Business of the Year award recognizes outstanding businesses throughout the Tampa community.

Last night's ceremony was held at the Hilton Downtown Tampa Hotel. LRE was represented by Raymond and Susan Woolever, Frank and Rachel Vitale, Rosemary Woolever and Jim and Jodi Flynn.

The inaugural event was top notch, from the hotel to the stage setup and guests, which included new Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith, Tampa Bay Lightning CEO Tod Lewieke and a video message from Governor Rick Scott, among others.

Some pictures from the event are attached and included below. Also included below is a quote that was shared with the hundreds of professionals in attendance, and one we brought back to share with our team members. After all, their hard work and results played and integral role in LRE being nominated for this award and many others. We thank them for that!

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

-Theodore Roosevelt