Orlando Business Journal’s 2018 Fast 50
For the second year in a row, BBG claimed the number one spot for the Orlando Business Journal’s Fast 50: Fastest Growing Companies.
Every year the OBJ ranks private companies headquartered in Central Florida on their percentage of revenue growth from the past three years. With hard work and dedication from our CEO Aldo Martin and business partners CFO Steve Hiss and COO Dennis Perez, we climbed the ladder to grab the top spot once again.
How Did We Get There?
Just four years ago, Martin was working for a family-owned homebuilding company in Orlando. While there, he saw an opportunity for a new business that he couldn’t pass up.
After much debate, Martin parted paths with the company, took a leap and founded Bellavista Building Group Inc. in Maitland. Rather than falling flat, he hit solid ground with his first contract the very next day. Today, our group handles concept, product development, pricing, construction and sales for individuals or firms.
“This was not my plan,” Martin told OBJ. “I thought I was going to continue with what I had been doing for the last 22 years—homebuilding. But that business plan got put on the back burner because other work came through the door. Word got around, I got calls from a few other people, and here we are.”
Looking at present day, BBG has 16 employees and hit 8,900 percent growth between 2015 and 2017—that’s $220,000 in revenue in 2015 to $19.8 million last year. Our firm and Martin don’t plan to slow down any time soon. We are on track to reach $25 million in revenue this year.
Martin leaves a piece of advice for others who want to start up their own business, “Do it.”