Straughn Trout Architects (STA) was named to the University of Florida’s 2023 Gator100 during a ceremony on April 21 in the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center on UF’s campus. This is the third time in five years STA has earned this prestigious honor.

Each year, the Gator100 recognizes the world’s fastest-growing Gator businesses owned or led by UF alumni. Ernst & Young, independent accounting firm of the Gator100 since the program began in 2015, verifies financial information submitted by each company and calculates the rankings based on compound annual growth rate over the past three years.

For more than six decades, Straughn Trout Architects has established a reputation for creating iconic environments to live, work, play, learn and worship in Central Florida and throughout the United States. The firm’s work is diverse and carefully-crafted, including new designs for contemporary complex structures; educational and institutional campuses; and historic building restorations & redevelopments. STA’s Managing Principal, Tim Hoeft, AIA and Principal Jon Kirk, AIA, are alumni of the School of Architecture at the University of Florida College of Design, Construction, and Planning.

The 2023 Gator100 celebrated companies from over 18 industries, with the top three representing construction and design, health, and real estate. Of the 100 businesses, 77 were Florida companies with other top state headquarters including Georgia, South Carolina, and California.

“These UF alumni-owned or -led companies create jobs, add value to our communities, and make an impact around the world,” said Brian K. Danforth, Assistant Vice President of Development and Executive Director of the UF Alumni Association. “These 2023 honorees represent the very best of our Gator entrepreneurs and business leaders. They shine a bright light on the University of Florida and the graduates it produces – people with vision, drive and determination.”

View the complete list of 2023 Gator100 honorees at