FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beverly Raphael, president and chief executive officer of South Florida-based general contracting firm, RCC Associates, continues to build her industry presence with the announcement that she is being inducted into the Huizenga Business School's Entrepreneur Hall of Fame on April 13th.
A winner of Ernst & Young's Florida Entrepreneur of the Year® in the Real Estate and Construction category, recipient of the Sun-Sentinel's Excalibur Award and inducted into Junior Achievement's Hall of Fame, Raphael is the second woman to be so honored in the last 20 years by Nova Southeastern University's H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship.
Along with William E. Mahoney, Jr., president of Mahoney & Associates and John H. Schnatter, founder, chairman and co-chief executive officer of Papa John's International, Inc., Raphael joins a distinguished list of previous recipients.
The Entrepreneur Hall of Fame was established in 1990 to honor the lifetime achievements of outstanding entrepreneurs who contributed not only to the growth of a phenomenal entrepreneurial business, but have also demonstrated a willingness to contribute time, effort and financial resources to programs and activities that enhance the quality of life in the communities in which we live.
Raphael as President and Chief Executive Officer has taken Deerfield Beach-based RCC Associates to new heights of success in just eleven years, growing the commercial contracting business from $19 million to $105.1 million in 2007. RCC Associates, which has built more than 1500 projects coast-to-coast over the past quarter century, today is regarded as one of the nation's premier contractors, specializing in retail, restaurants, country clubs, sport facilities spas, offices and banks. Among its many clients are The Cheesecake Factory, PF Chang's, Bongo's Cuban Cafe at Seminole Hard Rock, Louis Vuitton, Victoria's Secret, H&M, Sun Life Stadium, BankUnited, Wachovia Bank and the Fisher Island Beach Club among its many clients.
For more information on RCC Associates, please go to www.rccassociates.com or call 954-429-3700.
SOURCE RCC Associates