FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 11, 2022) – D3 Glass is pleased to announce that the company has been honored as a GrowFL Florida Company to Watch for 2022. The awards program attracted over 400 nominations, with 66 companies selected as finalists and only 50 chosen as award winners.
The 12th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch award honors impressive second-stage companies from throughout the state for developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and broadening new industries throughout Florida.
“To be recognized from among over 400 nominees is a great honor for us as a company,” said Bill Daubmann, President and Founder of Fort Myers-based MY Shower Door / D3 Glass. “Our team has worked hard and dedicated many years to growing the company and making a positive impact in our community. I’m thrilled for the D3 Glass family and what we have accomplished since we started the company nearly 20 years ago.”
MY Shower Door / D3 glass has won several awards in recent years, consistently standing out because of its state-of-the-art design and quality workmanship. The company started in 2003 as a small showroom and assembly operation in Naples, Fla., later delving into manufacturing by founding D3 Glass in 2013.
D3 Glass continues its explosive growth in glass fabrication and tempering, allowing the company to manufacture its own glass and expand its brand over the past several years. The company now makes and installs frameless shower doors for nine Florida MY Shower Door locations and other glass shops in Florida. Additional products include bulletproof glass, decorative glass, wine closets, staircases, office partitions, and other glass products.
Five hundred fifty companies across Florida have been named GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Honorees since its inception in 2011, including MY Shower Door in 2013. Together, the 12th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Finalists represent nearly 2,000 jobs and generates over $430 million in revenue. These companies, all of which are “worth watching,” anticipate a growth of 40 percent in revenue and 18 percent in employment by the end of 2022.
Companies to Watch was developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation as a unique way to recognize and honor second-stage companies that demonstrate high performance in the marketplace with innovative strategies and processes. In addition to evaluating past growth and projected success, applicant companies are judged according to their special strengths and impact in their markets, communities and within the state – thus deeming them “worth watching.”
The 12th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch awards celebration will take place on February 23, 2023, at Hard Rock Live, Universal City Walk, Orlando, Fla. For more information, visit https://growfl.com/about-
The Daubmanns’ are leaders in their industry and have seen their company grow from the original four founding family members to the current 185 employees throughout the State of Florida. They’ve established six affiliate stores in Oklahoma City and Edmond, Okla.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minn., and York, Pa. Learn more about MY Shower Door / D3 Glass at MYShowerDoor.com.
MY Shower Door / D3 Glass
MY Shower Door / D3 Glass is owned by the Daubmann family of Bill and Donna Daubmann along with sons Keith and Doug. MY Shower Door, founded by the Daubmann family in 2003, has grown from 56 employees in 2014 to 185 this year with showrooms in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples (2), Sarasota, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando and Boca Raton. The firm also has affiliate stores in Oklahoma City, Okla.; Edmond, Okla.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minn., and York, Pa. D3 Glass, which started in 2013, continues its explosive growth in glass fabrication and tempering, allowing the company to manufacture its own glass and expand the company brand over the past seven years. Its products include laminated glass, decorative glass, glass stair railing systems, office partitions and wine closets. MY Shower Door / D3 Glass has received local, regional and national recognition for their business accomplishments and products, including the “Business Ambassador” award from then-Gov. Rick Scott and Manufacturer of the Year by Lee County’s Horizon Council and Horizon Foundation distinction. For more information, call Bill Daubmann at 239-596-3255 or visit MYShowerDoor.com.
GrowFL is dedicated to support and accelerate the growth of second-stage companies throughout Florida, by providing their leaders focused, efficient, and timely access to resources they deem important, such as connections with other second-stage company leaders, and to professional organizations whose expertise, experience, and products lead to the second-stage company’s continued growth and prosperity resulting in diversification and growth of Florida’s economy. Second-stage growth companies have at least 6 employees and $750,000 in revenue and possess an intent and desire to grow beyond second-stage. Website: https://www.growfl.com
About the Edward Lowe Foundation
The Edward Lowe Foundation was established in 1985 by Ed and Darlene Lowe to leverage entrepreneurship as a strategy for economic growth and community development. The foundation’s entrepreneurship initiatives focus on second-stage companies, which are growth-oriented firms that have moved beyond startup but have not yet reached maturity. Its peer learning, leadership education, and strategic information programs are geared to help these companies continue growing. For more information, visit www.EdwardLowe.org.