Treasure Coast Business

Jose Ubilla Real Stone Monuments

Jose Ubilla’s Real Stone Monuments builds special relationship with veterans

Real Stone & Granite president Jose D. Ubilla is proud that his Fort Pierce company has provided unparalleled quality in all natural and engineered stones for countertops, flooring columns, fireplaces, staircases, and pool decks for 30 years.

You’ll find that same kind of pride in his Real Stone Monuments division — a premier fabricator of memorials, monuments, and headstones.

Working with various veterans groups, Real Stone Monuments has created memorials that recognize the ultimate sacrifice of service men and women in maintaining the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. Vietnam veterans, Navy SEALS and veterans of World War II, Korea, Pearl Harbor, and recent conflicts have had memorials built in their honor.

Cay Marine Sebastian’s owner keen on building relationships

Stephen Petersen believes establishing relationships with customers and the community are essential in running a successful business and that’s exactly what he’s doing as owner and operator of Cay Marine Sebastian.

Petersen and his wife, Bradley, purchased Sebastian River Marina & Boatyard in December of 2021 after the owner decided to retire.

The 3.86-acre full-service marina is conveniently located at 8525 North U.S. Highway 1, between Sebastian and Micco. For boaters, it’s at Marker 55 on the Indian River — just 3 miles from the Sebastian Inlet with direct deepwater access to the Intracoastal Waterway and great fishing...


Vice president Frank Gonzalez

Bev Smith VP Frank Gonzalez embraces role of being the face of Toyota and Kia stores

Spend a few minutes with Frank Gonzalez inside the music-infused upbeat Bev Smith Toyota showroom on South U.S. 1 in Fort Pierce and you’ll soon be introduced to the “Bev Smith Difference.’’

“We try hard. We try to keep everyone motivated,’’ said Gonzalez, vice president of the Bev Smith Automotive Group. “We want to create a good atmosphere out there.’’

Viesta Collection Gas BashMiles of memories

The old adage “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” rings true with the father/son duo at the Alex Viesta Collection. Often, it’s the elder of the two who offers such insight, but in this case, it was the teenage son, Alex Viesta, who chose a path less traveled and built a successful business buying and selling antique cars, signage, gas relics and nostalgic memorabilia along the way.

Sunshine Kitchen crew

Sizzling Affair

Chef Matt Piscitelli was having a really good day.
He opened the door of Sunshine Kitchen and there in front of him stood 4,600 square feet of gleaming new commercial kitchen space waiting for its first use. Behind him were years of making do, from renting kitchen space in restaurants to cooking in clients’ kitchens as he pursued his passion for catering.

The Sextons with Ed Massey and Roy Lambert

The brightest receive recognition

A distinct group of business leaders stand out from the rest on the Treasure Coast. They have made a big economic impact, showing that the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in our region.

Institute boosts economic activity

Step into the Dan K. Richardson Entrepreneur Development Institute (EDI) at Indian River State College and you will discover a hotbed of economic activity on the Treasure Coast.

Jose Ubilla, owner of Real Stone & Granite in Fort Pierce

Stone Passage

Many people know Jose Ubilla as the owner of Real Stone & Granite Corp., one of the largest stone businesses on the Treasure Coast.