The Watkins family of companies is a privately-held conglomerate with approximately $500 million in annual revenue. The enterprise encompasses several operating companies in a variety of industries.

Lakeland, Florida

Tampa Maid Foods imports frozen shrimp, performs value-added processing, and sells the end product through food service distributors, multi-unit chains, and retail channels, serving a nation-wide market.

Tampa, Florida

Cox’s Wholesale Seafood purchases domestic & wild-caught shrimp, performs limited seafood processing then packages the shrimp for sale. Serving a nation-wide market with primary distribution through multiple grocery store chains.

Lakeland, Florida

Peace Valley Groves is a citrus producer consisting of multiple farms in central Florida which grow a variety of oranges and other citrus products.  The company has been professionally run by the same leadership team for over 20 years. 

Knoxville, Tennessee

Highway Transport provides bulk transportation of chemicals with terminals in Tennessee, Texas, Louisiana and Chicago. It serves customers primarily in these footprints.

Atlanta, Georgia

Watkins develops and owns garden-style apartment communities in metro Atlanta. WREG also develops, owns, and manages grocery-anchored shopping centers in the southeast with four operating centers in its portfolio.

Monroe, Georgia

Tucker Door & Trim’s main business lines include assembling door jams and pre-hanging doors, custom millwork, and manufacturing windows. All products are distributed through building supply wholesalers, serving the entire southeast.

Atlanta, Georgia

Centerline provides custom insurance solutions that enable our clients to grow their business while effectively managing their cost of risk. They partner with clients to develop solutions for their most challenging risk management issues.

Atlanta, Georgia

Biltmore Insurance Services is an independent insurance agency, writing policies with a variety of major insurance providers.  Their products include coverage for auto, home, business, health, life, boat, motorcycle, trucking/fleet, and aviation insurance.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Lexington Manufacturing, operating out of Minneapolis, MN, is a full-service window, door and structural millwork component parts supplier, providing a wide variety of machining and fabrication services to meet specific customer needs.

Kennesaw, Georgia

NOVA Engineering and Environmental is an industry leader providing environmental consulting, geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing and inspections, plan review and code compliance, municipal/government outsourcing, and roofing/building envelope consulting services.