Ernst & Young LLP announced on Thursday that Harvey L. Massey, Chairman and CEO of Massey Services, Inc. received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Award in the Services category in Florida. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Harvey Massey was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala on June 14 at the Hilton Orlando.
“It is truly an honor and an incredible compliment to the management staff and team members of our company to be recognized for this award. I accept this award on their behalf,” said Mr. Massey. “The 27 consecutive years of profitable growth and success of our company have required a great deal of hard work, commitment and dedication from our team members and we couldn’t be more proud of them.”
Now in its 26th year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, Michael Dell of Dell Inc., Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines, Fred Smith of FedEx, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Richard Schulze of Best Buy, Andrew Mason of Groupon, Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc., Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, and many more.
As a Florida award recipient, Harvey Massey is now eligible for consideration for the National Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Award. Award recipients in several national categories, as well as the National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2012. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.