Disability Employment Awareness Celebration 2020 Awards Ceremony, Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 10 a.m. (EDT)

Join us as we honor outstanding employers that are committed to hiring people with disabilities


The Able Trust

The Able Trust

Proud sponsor of today’s event and a key leader for providing opportunities for successful employment to Floridians with disabilities. The Able Trust is the direct-support organization for VR, which provides assistance, funding and promotional support for planning, research and policy development for issues related to the employment and training of individuals with disabilities. Last year, The Able Trust assisted 556 individuals with disabilities obtain jobs and gain vital work experience through internships, and 1,336 students with disabilities were served by the High School High Tech program.

2020 Honorees

Blackstone Medical Services

Blackstone Medical Services

Blackstone Medical Services is the preferred choice for Home Sleep Testing, providing innovative diagnostic technology at an affordable price and easy to use testing devices, you can use in the comfort of your own home.

Cleveland Clinic Martin Health

Cleveland Clinic Martin Health

Founded in 1939 with an original hospital that had 23 beds, three physicians, and 10 employees. Today Martin Health has three hospitals have 521 hospital beds with nearly 400 doctors and more than 4,000 employees.

Home Builders and Contractors Association of Brevard

Home Builders and Contractors Association of Brevard

HBCA is a volunteer-driven organization, with a small professional staff to provide guidance and organizational support for the volunteers. The association is dedicated to the fight for preserving private property rights and the affordability of housing. They build housing and are dedicated to every American acquiring the American Dream, their own home.

Lake City Medical Center, North Florida Regional Healthcare

Lake City Medical Center

A 91-bed acute care hospital serving the communities of Columbia, Hamilton and Suwannee counties for over 60 years. Lake City Medical Center is part of HCA Healthcare North Florida.

Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa

Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa

Luxury oceanfront resort located on the Riviera Beach, on Singer Island between Jupiter and West Palm Beach.

Princeton Village of Palm Coast

Princeton Village of Palm Coast

Apartments for independent, assisted living and memory care.

TJMaxx logo

TJMaxx – Tyrone

Off-price chain selling apparel and home fashions. The company operates more than 4,500 stores in nine countries, across three continents, as well as four e-commerce businesses. This store is located in St. Petersburg.

WaWa, Inc. logo

WaWa, Inc.

A chain of more than 750 convenience retail stores with over 500 offering gasoline. This employer is located in Miami.

Winslow Life Raft, division of Collins Aerospace

Winslow Life Raft, division of Collins Aerospace

Manufacturer of aviation and marine life rafts.

Your TEK Professional

Your TEK Professional

Gulf Coast technology solutions provider that includes phone and internet service, network and WiFi installations, web hosting and design, SEO and internet marketing, computer repair and sales

Past Winners


Area 4

Amplify Clearwater

Flagship Facility Services, Inc.

H2 Insight

Home Depot

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Sea Breeze Adult Day Center

Stream Recycling

Tampa Bay Times

Area 6


Double Tree by Hilton

Freezetone Products

Home Goods

Learning Playhouse Academy



People Dedicated to Quality

Somerset Academy Silver Palms


Accuform Manufacturing

Aramark Dining Services at Jacksonville University

Army and Air Force Exchange Service

Bob’s Space Racers

Chartwells at the University of Miami

Cleveland Clinic Martin Health

The Home Depot

Florida Department of Revenue

Golden Corral

The Chocolate Spectrum

Wawa, Inc.

ZVRS, Clearwater


Area 4

AMC 20 Movie Theater

Bay Care Health System

Culver’s, Zephyrhills

The Hampton at Clearwater

K&K Glass

NASCO Aerospace and Electronics

Wawa, Inc.

Area 6



Red Lobster

Vezina, Lawrence & Piscitelli, PA



Edibles by Ethel, Tampa

Firehouse Subs

Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Hilton Ocala

Lucky’s Market

Paisley Cafe, Tallahassee

Rising Tide Car Wash, Parkland and Margate

SolarTech Universal, Riviera Beach

The Village, Gainesville

Treasure Bay Resort & Marina, Treasure Island

Vinny & Bay’s Coffee and Eatery, Panama City

World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort


Area 4

FBD Signs, Inc.

Home Shopping Network


Mister Car Wash

Professional Surveys, Inc.

Area 6

Discount Welds


Misha’s Cupcakes

SMS International Shores, Port of Miami

Tropic Ocean Airways


Boca Raton Resort and Club

Cunningham Pest Control, Palm Beach

Dosatron, Clearwater

Embassy Suites, Ft. Lauderdale

Martin Health System, Stuart

Piggly Wiggly, Quincy

Planet Fitness, Panama City



The Women’s Center of Central Florida


Area 3

Especially4U Catering & Restaurant

Lake Morton Plaza

Panera Bread

Steak n Shake

Area 4

AMC Theaters

Crown Automotive Group

Dunbar Armored

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Sacino’s Formalwear & Cleaners

Area 6



NBC Universal Telemundo

Whole Foods Market South Beach


Alumi-Guard, Brooksville

Bealls/Bealls Outlet, Boyton Beach

Flowers Bakery, Jacksonville

Greenspoon Marder, Ft. Lauderdale

Humane Society Thrift Store, PC

Mantiques, Inverness

Rosen Resorts, Orlando

The Pickle Barron, Key West

The Print Shop, Naples

Walgreen’s, Starke


Area 3


Wags to Whiskers

Winter Haven Social Security Office

Area 4

Casita Taqueria

Hyatt Regency Sarasota

Pinellas County School Board

TSE Industries

Winn Dixie

Area 6

Sodexo at Coral Gables Hospital

MCO Construction and Services, Inc.

Pritchard Sports at Marlins Stadium


3 Daughters Brewing

Kilwins, Jacksonville



Area 6 Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces

Office Max Distribution Center

Popyes Louisiana Kitchen, Panama City

Winter Park Memorial Hospital


Area 4

College Hunks Hauling Junk

Hilton at Carillon Park

Ken Burke, Clerk of Court


Morgan & Morgan

Area 6

Brightstar Corporation

City of Hialeah

Designs by Camilas

University of Miami Newman Alumni Center


211 Broward

Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, Tampa

Citigroup, Jacksonville

Dunkin’ Donuts, Pensacola

Gulf Coast Enterprises

Lee & Marie’s Cakery

SeaWorld Orlando


Area 4

Bonefish Grill

Home Goods Store

Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club

Magnuson Marian Cove

Suncoast Textile Recycling

Area 6

Baptist Health South Florida

Contemporary Services Company, Miami

Miami Zoo


Beck’s Automotive Group

Express Employment Professionals

McDonald’s, Pinellas County and Tampa

Sykes Enterprises, Inc.

TJX Companies

Wendy’s Restaurant, West Palm Beach

Winn Dixie


Area 4

Bay Pines VA Healthcare System


Valrico Home Depot

Walden Lake Car Wash & Service Center


Area 6

Chili’s Grill & Bar


Mainstreet Gourmet Bakery


Habitat for Humanity, East and Central Florida

Sirata Beach Resort & Conference Center

Universal Orlando Resort

Baptist Health South Florida

Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Mangrove Mike’s Café

Miller’s Ale House


Area 4


Ward’s Seafood Market

Postcard Inn on the Beach

Brentwood Senior Living Center

Area 7

Boca Raton

A.R.E. Utility Construction

Canada House Beach Club

City of Riviera Beach

Palm Beach Kennel Club



Great Explorations Museum

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts of Florida

Sacred Heart Health System

Five Guys Burgers

Citrus Memorial Health Care


Miami Beach Hotel

Department of Revenue

Marriott Worldwide Call Center

My Best Friend’s Kitchen, PC


Area 4

Great Explorations Children’s Museum

Mr. G’s Foods

Express Medical Transporters

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts of Florida


ARAMARK Food Services, Tallahassee

Childhood Development Services, Ocala

European Street Café, Jacksonville

LCI Industries, Melbourne, Jacksonville, Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach and Milton

Mathison Retirement Center, PC

Zoo, Miami

TSE Industries, Clearwater



Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Boynton Beach

Call 4 Health, Boca Raton

Fausto’s Food Palace, Key West

Hilton at Home Reservations, Tampa

Jacksonville Aviation Authority

Stretcher Limo of New Port Richey

Walgreen’s Distribution Centers of FL

Walmart of Florida



Baptist Hospital of Pensacola

Kmart of Florida

Martin Electronics, Perry

Micro Systems, Fort Walton Beach

SunTrust Banks of Florida

T.J. Maxx


Area 1

Florida State University, Tallahassee

Leon County Schools

Quincy Farms




Florida Goodwill Association


Area 1

City of Tallahassee

Denny’s, Madison

Florida State Hospital, Chattahoochee

Florida A&M University

Florida State University, Tallahassee

Florida Department of Revenue

Hampton Inn and Suites, Tallahassee

Tallahassee Community College




Winn-Dixie, Jacksonville

Albertson’s, Lake Mary

Florida Goodwill Association

McDonald’s, Tallahassee and Tampa


Wendy’s, Clearwater

Gulf Coast Enterprises, Pensacola

Burger King

Walt Disney World

Home Depot, North Florida