GrowFL Announces 50 Florida Companies to Watch

October 5, 2018
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Leader in Submergent Cleaning Selected as Top Second Stage Honoree


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(Sarasota, Florida, September 24, 2018)
– U.S. Submergent Technologies® (USST), a premier service provider specializing in submergent cleaning of hard-to-reach environments, is among GrowFL’s Companies to Watch for 2018, having been selected from a group of more than 500 nominees.  An innovator in the waste removal industry, USST is the only company in its category to be recognized.

“We are thrilled and humbled to have been selected as a Florida Company to Watch and it is a privilege to share this honor with 49 prestigious companies,” said USST’s CEO, Denver Stutler, Jr.  “Our unique, patented Combination truck is the only one of its kind, coupled with our entire USST team, we stand ready to solve problems for our customers by restoring the capacity of wet infrastructure.”


Denver Stutler, Jr., CEO USST

The statewide competition aims to recognize second-stage companies who show steady growth in both revenue and employee counts, innovation in leadership and technology, demonstrate community support, have a strong corporate culture, and other factors.  Total economic impact of the finalists collectively represented $339 million in 2017 revenue and 1,750 employees across 31 cities in 18 different industries.

“These stand-out companies are all led by entrepreneurs, and have demonstrated their capacity and intent to grow,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, GrowFL Executive Director.  “They also all have critical intellectual property or a niche position that gives them a competitive edge in their markets,” he said.

The 50 Honorees will be honored at the 8th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch event held at the Straz Center in Tampa, Florida on February 24th, 2019.


 About U.S. Submergent Technologies

Founded in 2011, U.S. Submergent Technologies® (USST) is the premier service provider for restoring the capacity of wet infrastructure.   USST specializes in submergent cleaning from hard-to-clean environments such as tanks and pipes from the following industries: wastewater and stormwater, oil and gas, shipyards, power plants and more.

USST developed the Combination³® Truck to function as a standalone cleaning system powerful and versatile enough to remove accumulated sand, grit and rag material from a variety of submerged conditions.  The unique, GritGone Process® generates paint-filter dry sand, ready for disposal, while facilities remain in full operation, meaning no need for bypass pumping.

The proprietary capacity restoration services of USST helps utilities and companies extend the life of their infrastructure and increase efficiencies, saving time, energy, and money, while limiting the need for confined space entry.

With headquarters in Sarasota, Florida and operations based out of Central, Florida, USST is positioned to best service its customers across all areas of the state.  For more information, visit

 About GrowFL

Founded in 2009 as program focused on aiding second-stage growth companies succeed, GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation, celebrates growing companies who have demonstrated innovation in the marketplace by honoring them as a Florida Company to Watch.  The organization assists new Florida-based companies reach the next level by providing strategies, resources and tools typically only afforded by larger, Fortune 500 companies.  For more information, visit


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