Home to a Vibrant Professional Services Industry


Aug. 20, 2015

Specialized professional services make up one of the fastest-growing sectors in the Martin County economy. Architectural, engineering and legal firms have all found success here, as have marketing consultants, communication firms, and a wide array of life science and technology-based service companies. With a growing regional customer base, a population of over 1 million within a 40-mile radius, a highly-skilled and well-educated workforce, and an appealing quality of life, Martin County offers a robust environment for its professional services businesses.

These professional service providers have made Martin County their home for over 10 years:

Financial: Seacoast Bank
Since 1926, Seacoast Bank has made their home in Stuart and currently operates 42 offices and 59 ATMs in 15 counties. With approximately $3.2 billion in assets, Seacoast ranks among the largest publicly traded community banks based in the state of Florida. Seacoast Bank is the leader in bank deposit market share in a three county area, and closely rivals the market penetration of its mega bank competitors in its other principal markets. One of its new distribution channels, Accelerate, is an innovative small business, solution-based platform with offices located in growing metro markets.

Accounting: Proctor, Crook, Crowder & Fogal
Together, with a longstanding presence in the region, Proctor, Crook and Fogal & Associates merged in 2009 to form Proctor, Crook, Crowder & Fogal, one of the largest full service accounting firms on the Treasure Coast. Making their home in Stuart, PCCF provides services to manufacturing, real estate, construction firms, medical practices and homeowner associations, as well as specializing in foreign taxation, trust and estate planning and auditing for non-profits and for-profits.

Business broker: Acquisition Experts
Since 2005, Acquisition Experts has specialized in the sale of all types of businesses including manufacturing, distribution, service, professional practices, retail, restaurants and investment properties. Specializing in professional intermediary services to business buyers and sellers on the Treasure Coast and South Florida, the company utilizes an array of resources to garner exposure in the sale of a business including extensive marketing campaigns, networking abilities and long-term relationships.

Land planning: Lucido & Associates
Founded in 1988, Lucido & Associates offers comprehensive land planning and landscape architectural services to both the private and public sectors. The firm’s vast knowledge of the newest technologies combined with local, state, and federal regulation experience assures cutting edge design and compliance with the latest policies. With an underlying vision to always be leading stewards of the land, Lucido & Associates approaches projects with a goal to strike the ideal balance between man and nature, while preserving the environment and enhancing the quality of life in our towns and neighborhoods.

Engineering: CAPTEC Engineering
Founded in 1996, CAPTEC provides superior quality civil engineering services to both public and private clients throughout the Treasure Coast area and the state. The firm’s staff encompasses an extensive amount of experience in the design of state, municipal and private projects. With state-of-the-art computer hardware and software, CAPTEC continually investigates emerging innovative technologies to provide efficient solutions for projects including traffic signal and roadway design, land development, grant/funding acquisition, storm water quality monitoring and CEI/construction administration.

Legal: McCarthy, Summers, Bobko, Wood, Norman, Bass & Melby, P.A.
The attorneys of McCarthy, Summers, Bobko, Wood, Norman, Bass & Melby, P.A. have been serving clients on the Treasure Coast for more than 40 years. With a commitment to integrity, dedication and solutions, the firm is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating. Several of the firm’s attorneys are board certified by the Florida Bar, which recognizes an attorney’s special knowledge, skill and proficiency in a particular area of law as well as professionalism and ethics in practice. The firm’s attorneys have a strong commitment to community involvement, and serve on various Boards of Directors of local organizations serving all aspects of the community.

Telecom: ITS Telecommunications Systems
In the telephone industry for over 60 years and based in Indiantown, ITS Telecommunications Systems, Inc. offers premium business communication products through the cutting-edge technology of a 100% fiber-optic network, the largest underground, facilities based and privately held network on the Treasure Coast. The company offers Gigabit internet service with a variety of metro (broadband) connections, network, data center, voice, and cloud services for small to large organizations. ITS Fiber’s fiber infrastructure includes a copperless network for greater performance and quality of service; redundant, underground fiber network is protected from weather elements with redundant “ring” architecture for continual service and direct to premise connections to your business.

Archictects: N2 Architecture & Design
Serving the Treasure Coast area for over 15 years, N2 Architecture & Design is solution focused, providing green initiatives to fundamentally sound and creative design projects. The N2 team comes from various coast-to-coast architectural disciplines offering services on projects spanning from residential to commercial, single-family homes to large commercial build-outs and country clubs. Principal Niki L. Norton, R.A. is licensed in seven different states and carries additional green certifications. Local projects include: Bubbles Car Wash, U.S. Sailing Center, Stuart Lodge and Importico’s Bakery.