The Home Inspection firm, Beryl Project Engineering won the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce Emerging Business at the awards ceremony held on February 3, 2016 at the Doubletree Hotel. We were honored back in the day to even be asked to submit an application. Now we are overwhelmed by the positive response to our company by both STCoC and the SCORE Committee.

This Home Inspection firm has made it to the finals and had a site visit with interview session on January 7, 2015. The interview went well and our then office staff of six (6) baby chickens stole the show. They could hardly contain themselves as they chirped during the entire interview process.

The South Tampa Chamber of Commerce announced the winners from the finalists for the 2016 Business of the Year Awards at their Chamber’s 90th Anniversary Celebration, presented by Bright House Networks Business Solutions, on Feb. 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

The Business of the Year Awards recognize and honor chamber members that have demonstrated leadership, positive growth, development and integrity in operation as a business, as well as a commitment to the community. Below are the business winners:

SMALL BUSINESS (1- 5 employees): About You Mastectomy Boutique

MEDIUM BUSINESS (6-10 employees): Continental Wholesale Diamonds

LARGE BUSINESS (11-plus employees): Chameleon Custom Solutions, Overhead Door Company of Tampa Bay

EMERGING BUSINESS (Less than 3 years): Beryl Project Engineering

The chamber presented the Citizen of the Year Award to University of Tampa president Dr. Ronald L. Vaughn. Other awards consisted of Volunteer of the Year and Member of the Year were presented at the event along with the announcement of the 2016 Board members and ambassadors.

During the acceptance speech, founder Leo Cannyn thanked the chamber for their continued support of Beryl Project Engineering. Cannyn further went on to say that he couldn’t have won the award without the direct support in out-sourcing many functions of running a business to Chamber members. This award means a lot to us here at Beryl, and we cannot put that into words to describe it. Lastly, Cannyn vowed to return next year as a nominee for Medium Business of the Year 2017. We remain honored by the responses received to winning the award and look forward to a great year of Home Inspections and Engineering.