Meet the Honorees

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Aspire Communitcations

Aspire is a one-stop shop for all telecommunication service needs. Their turnkey capabilities provide clients with a reliable and quality group of professionals who strive for excellence. Aspire has the ability to perform projects of all scales, with experience in the commercial, industrial, and residential sectors.

Founded in: 2019

County

Seminole County

Industry

Telecommunications

Employee Growth 2019 - 2022

400% Increase

Revenue Growth 2019-2022

11,908% Increase

Stephen Weatherford

CEO

Was there a pivotal moment that led you to start your company?

I was currently working in the telecom industry but in the field. I was getting tired of traveling and wanted to take what I had learned and start my own company. We won a large project with Orange County Public Schools for DAS installations, and we grew from there.

Tell us about your company culture.

Our leadership genuinely cares about our employees. From the owners to the executive team, to middle management, on down, it is a trickle-down effect. We make sure that our employees are happy, recognized, and supported every step of the way.

What is AME’s competitive edge?

Our people, integrity, and attention to detail are what make us stand out. We completely enmesh ourselves into the projects of our customers so we are essential to their mission. 

The support of my wife, family, friends, God, and hiring the right people have helped me overcome the hurdles of being a business owner. Having faith that what is meant for me will come before me, as long as I put in the hard work, has given me the ability to lead. 

Our goal in the next five years is to expand in the Florida market as well as in our newly found venture into the California market. We hope to attract more ISPs and continue to do large-scale cities throughout these two states.

My proudest moment so far would be becoming a place where people choose to work. We have started hiring employees from competitors who have asked us to come work at Aspire. Being a place that people are talking about positively, is definitely a great thing. 

What does it mean to be selected as a GrowFL FLCTW Honoree?

Selected as a GrowFL FLCTW Honoree is exciting. It validates our company’s growth and hard work. 

Is there anyone you’d like to thank for getting you to where you are now?

My wife, Julia Weatherford, and children Everleigh, Brooks, and Serena; Partners, Jared Hill, and James Davis; Brothers, Drew, Sam, and Will Weatherford; and all of the amazing team members of Aspire Communications.

What is your advice for aspiring or fellow business owners?

Aspire To Excellence: Always be on a constant quest to be the best version of oneself.

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