Company Notes

By Dolly Brosan, Times Staff Writer
Published May 7, 2007


api+, 2709 N Rocky Point Drive, No. 201, Tampa, has been retained by Pollo Tropical to develop a 3, 400-square-foot prototype in Oviedo. Services include planning, interior finishes and documentation for eight restaurants open or opening soon.

Bessolo Design Group Inc., 556 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, announces its contract with MTD Industrial Commerce, for a warehouse renovation project consisting of 177, 000-square-feet and includes the preparing and permitting construction documents. Estimated cost is $3-million.


Residential Drywall Inc., 9235 Lazy Lane, Tampa, announces the launch of its new Web site at www.resdrywall.com. The site allows visitors to fill out and submit service and warranty requests, customer satisfaction surveys, start-request, and release forms. Visitors can request quotes and view market information.


Vanus Inc., 4350 W. Cypress St., Suite 340, Tampa, has been awarded the district wide intelligent transportation system general consultant services contract by the Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven. Vanus will provide support in the ITS planning process and integration, TMC operations, maintenance of field equipment in the form of administrative activities, marketing, public outreach and other ITS related services.


Morton Plant Mease Health Care, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater, has won the 2007 Franklin Award of Distinction. Morton Plant Mease was recognized for its commitment to professional practice standards, the development of transitional internship for inexperienced case managers and a support administrative infrastructure.

Knoblach Hearing Care, 2480 East Bay Drive, Largo, has been awarded the 2006 Patient Care and Customer Satisfaction Award from Rexton Inc., Minneapolis. Knoblach was recognized for their service to the hearing impaired.


The HLA Group, 1701-A N. Avenida Republica de Cuba, Tampa, announces its contract to provide training and consultation services to the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission. Services included research, preparation, creative development and multimedia public presentations.


Life Path Hospice and Palliative Care Inc., Tampa, 3010 W Azeele St., Tampa, announces the launch of its new Web site at www.lifepath-hospice.org. The site features information about the programs and services offered, links to employment opportunities, volunteering opportunities, how to make donations, Life's Treasures Thrift Story, grief and bereavement services, upcoming events and news releases.


GVA Advantis, 3000 Bayport Drive, Suite 100, Tampa, announces these lease and sale transactions. Leases: Arcis Investment Inc. to WilsonMiller Inc., 8, 856 square feet, lease renewal, at Magdalene Center, Tampa. Sales: Marbella Properties LLC to Res Ipsa Inc., building F, a 2, 800-square-foot class A office building in BaLaye Office Park, 1123 Marbella Plaza Drive, Tampa, $609, 900; and the Investment Services Group announces the sale of the Premier Corporate Center, a 145, 840-square-foot class A office portfolio consisting of four buildings in northwest Tampa. Sale price was $22.2-million.


Bayshore Solutions, 600 N West Shore Blvd., Suite 700, Tampa, has been named one of the top 20 interactive agencies in the nation by B-to-B Magazine. Bayshore Solutions was noted for its revenue growth and company expansion.

Rover Technology Fusions Inc., 5115 Joanne Kearney Blvd., Tampa, announces its sales partnership with Sell-Tech Solutions, Hatboro, Pa. The agreement will combine Sell-Tech as an enterprise solutions provider of data security and secured remote access products with Rover's disaster recovery, backup, workflow mobile data and security solutions.

UTEK Corp., 2109 E Palm Ave, Tampa, announces its alliance with Robbins & Myers Inc., a supplier of mixers, pumps and other products for the energy and pharmaceutical industries. UTEK will identify potential technology acquisition opportunities for Robbins & Myers.


Chapter 7 liquidation Florida Eateries LLC , 1706 Cottage Way Court, Brandon. (07-03577)

Chapter 11 reorganization JPMP Properties Inc., P.O. Box 876, Oldsmar. (07-03506)

The listed businesses have filed bankruptcy petitions in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Tampa. Under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, Chapter 7 filings are for companies whose assets are being liquidated to pay creditors. Chapter 11 is for businesses seeking to reorganize while under bankruptcy court protection from creditors.


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