FOUNDER, HOFFMANN FAMILY OF COMPANIES, NAPLES
In Florida, the Hoffmann Family of Companies operates 33 businesses in Southwest Florida, Tampa, Palm Beach and soon in Jacksonville. The company started with four employees in the state and now has more than 2,000. The Florida operations encompass a variety of hospitality businesses, including dining, entertainment, sports and family activities, along with businesses that deliver professional services such as executive suite rentals, events, transportation, marketing, and residential and commercial building improvements.
|EDUCATION||University of Central Missouri (BS)|
|PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION||Hoffman, who grew up in a farm town in Missouri, says he “always wanted to wear a coat and tie to work every day. That was the ambition I had to get into business, to wear a coat and tie to work every day.”|
|CIVIC EFFORT||We recently made a six-figure contribution to the NCEF (Naples Children’s Education Fund) and an additional six figures to the construction of their new headquarters to facilitate helping the needy children of Southwest Florida.|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||I married my high school sweetheart whom I’ve known since I was 15.|
|NEW HOBBY||I’ve engaged in the construction of a new concept in golf. We are going to build a 12-hole course vs. the traditional 18 in Augusta, Mo., where we recently purchased six vineyards and four wineries and are going to turn it into the next Napa Valley.|
|READING||Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand|