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Susie And Walid Wahab

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Walid Wahab founded Wahab Construction in 1992. He earned degrees in Civil and Architectural Engineering from the University of Miami and a Masters in Business Administration in Logistics, Operations and Materials Management from the School of Government at George Washington University. He supports organizations such as the Art Basel Miami Beach and The National Tropical Botanical Garden wWalid Wahab is Venezuelan-born and is fluent in English, Spanish and Arabic. Susie and Walid Wahab live in Miami with their two sons.

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Tom Murphy Jr.

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

To have the bragging rights to say you were Florida’s youngest-ever licensed general contractor at the ripe age of 19, is no small feat. To have co-founded a company like Seaboard Construction at 21 is even more impressive. But to be able to buy out your partners and sell said company to one of the largest builders in the world puts you on the Haute 100 list. Along with his brother, Murphy founded the Coastal family of companies, which includes Coastal Construction, Coastal Condominiums, Coastal Interiors, and Coastal Homes. In total, the company has more than $1 billion in projects in the works, and Murphy oversees it all as chairman and CEO. Recently, Coastal completed St. Regis Resort and Residences in Bal Harbour, which also happens to be home to the only Jean-Georges restaurant in the city.

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Stuart Miller

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Using his years of experience and entrepreneurial wisdom, Stuart Miller’s company, Lennar, the third largest homebuilder in the nation, has been able to beat Wall Street’s estimates of its growth. Miller predicted that his company would make profit even if the economy did not strengthen. His confidence is due to careful planning and strategic building, which means knowing where to build and for whom. Thanks to Miller’s business sense, the shares of his rivals have also increased in value, which in turn helps grow the economy.

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Raul Casares

Friday, April 13th, 2012

He not only shelters us from the storms by providing hurricane shutters for Florida homes, but his company’s high-end glass products adorn luxury structures like Apogee, ICON South Beach, Acqualina Resort, American Airlines Arena, and Trump Tower. Casares arrived in Miami from Cuba in the 1950s and founded RC Aluminum in the early 1990s. He spent the subsequent two decades building RC Aluminum into a powerhouse with more than $100 million in revenue each year. Today, under Casares’ brilliant direction, RC Aluminum continues to invest in researching the very best in aluminum and glass technology so that every shutter, window, or door stamped RC promises safety and style. His most recent projects include: William Island, Bellini Aventura Optima Plaza and The Children’s Court House, Miami Dade

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