Jonathan Shipps

April 19, 2021
Shipps Excavating
Class: 2021 Age: 34 Company: Shipps Excavating Website:

Jonathan took over the family business after his father’s death from cancer in 2017. It has grown from two employees to more than 30, and the scope and scale of projects has expanded across southwest Florida and encompasses a variety of development projects. “Jonathan has achieved his vision for company growth largely with a focus on local talent and a technology-enabled workflow,” says Cory Baker, Sitech North and Central Florida. 

Accomplishments: Successfully integrated GPS technology to maximize the ability to compete on a larger scale.

Off the clock: An outdoor enthusiast, Jon enjoys fishing, bowhunting, boating, and spending time with his wife and family.

Extracurricular: Fellowship of Christian Athletes sponsor. Has donated time and machinery to his local church for projects impacting church growth and needs.

Favorite book: “Wild at Heart,” John Eldredge.