Orlando Sentinel | July 9, 2000 | Read Original Article

Seven Central Florida businesses were listed among the top 500 Hispanic-owned companies in the country by Hispanic Business magazine.

In its June 2000 issue, the California-based magazine ranked the businesses according to 1999 revenues, and also listed the companies’ CEOs, number of employees and the company’s ranking in previous years.

T & G Constructors, run by Ricardo H. Gonzalez, was the top Central Florida business listed, ranked No. 210 nationwide. The Orlando-based construction company was founded in 1987, has 90 employees and had $17.71 million in revenues last year, the magazine said.

A Winter Park multimedia company, Jardon and Howard Technologies, was the second local company listed. The company, also called JHT Multimedia, was ranked 262nd in the nation with 375 employees and $14 million in revenue in 1999, according to the magazine.

Other companies included in the top 500 were: Capri Homes Corp., an Orlando construction company that posted $11 million in revenue last year and was ranked 319; Transportation Engineering Inc. in Lake Mary, which had $7.5 million in revenues and was ranked 420; AXIS Inc., a printing and mailing company in Orlando which had $7.37 million in revenues and was ranked 430; Rey Homes of Orlando, a construction company with $7.31 million in revenues that was ranked 431; and Island Systems and Designs of Rockledge, an audio/visual design company that had $6.7 million in revenues and was ranked 456.