Meet the Honorees

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Weedoo Greenboat, Inc

Martin Aquatic is a firm that blends creative artistry with technical skill to design and engineer architectural statements in development projects all over the world: dramatic choreographed show fountains, exciting water park rides, luxury resort swimming pools, and multi-acre basins for swim or surf.

Founded in: 1987

County

Palm Beach County

Industry

Manufacturing

Revenue Growth 2019-2023

117% Increase

Tara Lordi

President & CEO

Was there an “ah-ha” moment that led you to the company?

As outdoor aficionados, we were astonished to encounter signs posted at the edge of our community lake stating ‘No swimming for 24 hours.’ Upon investigation, we discovered that chemicals were being poured into the water to eliminate invasive weeds. This experience inspired us to turn our environmental passion into a profession. 

What makes your company culture special?

Lunch. We try to gather for a meal every day. I want the workplace to feel like family, and I want everyone to feel heard and valued. We come together to discuss how the day went, what went well, what didn’t, what needs to be done and how we’re going to do it.

Innovation. Weedoo boats are a necessary product, and the growing demand for safe, effective, economical solutions for managing aquatic weeds attracts clients worldwide. We must continually innovate to ensure that mechanical harvesting is not just an option but the best solution. 

As CEO of Weedoo, my biggest challenge is navigating the complex legislative landscape to advocate for a shift away from herbicide spraying and towards mechanical harvesting. Overcoming regulatory barriers and promoting awareness about the detrimental long-term effects on our planet is crucial in fostering a sustainable approach to weed management.

Our goal is to expand our manufacturing capabilities to keep up with the demand for our workboats from governments, service providers, and private owners throughout the US and internationally.  We also want to amplify messaging about cost-effectively cleaning the world’s waterways without the use of carcinogenic chemicals.

Do you have a proudest moment?

I’m pleased that I could transform my love for the environment into a company, that has become a prominent participant in the global effort to conserve the environment and purify our waterways.

What does it mean to be selected as an Honoree?

It’s an incredible honor, especially seeing that we’re in such good company. We know how hard we work, and It’s especially rewarding to see that we’ve been recognized for it. GrowFL FLCTW recognition also helps inspire us for future success.

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

It would have to be the Weedoo team. They are truly the backbone of this company. We’re all focused on making great products that benefit the environment. Additionally, the GrowFL FLCTW organization. We are incredibly appreciative for their recognition, knowledge and expertise. They have been a valuable resource. 

What is your advice for aspiring or fellow business owners?

Start with a passion for an idea or a cause. Properly research your industry and identify the problem, then build your product around solving it or improving existing solutions. Set achievable goals and keep innovating. Be the trendsetter, not the one playing catch-up. 

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