Donald Harrell Army Veteran and Clearwater, FL Franchisee - Big Frog Custom T-Shirts
Donald started his career with Arthur Rutenberg Homes in the Tampa Bay area in the 1980’s. Rutenberg Homes was sold and became part of the largest single family home-building company in America, U.S. Homes. Donald stuck with Arthur Rutenberg after the sale, who then started the first custom-built luxury home franchise opportunity in Florida. Before he left, they had grown to 47 building companies in 55 communities throughout Florida and Georgia.
Given an amazing opportunity in 1993, Donald brought Monin Gourmet Flavors from France to the US, starting with four employees. Within 16 years, he built their revenue from zero to over $100 MM annually.
He retired in 2009, then in 2011 he bought the original Big Frog store from the founders that he still operates in Clearwater FL today.
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