Coastal Engineering Consultants, Inc. Announced as a Recipient of the Pillar Award in 2018 Excellence In Industry Awards Naples, Florida – October 3, 2018– Coastal Engineering Consultants, Inc. has been named the Pillar Award winner for the 2018 Excellence In Industry Awards™. The winners will be recognized at the 25th annual awards reception on Nov. 14, 2018 at the Silverspot Cinema from 8 – 10 a.m. Alex Sink, Florida’s former Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2011, will deliver the keynote address.

The Pillar Award is given to a company that has been in business in Collier County for a minimum of 20 years and has taken an active role in making Collier County the best place to live and do business. For over 40 years, CEC has strived to help make and keep Collier County the prestigious place it is through active community service, providing our time, talent, and treasure. CEC recognizes that we are an integral part of our local community and involvement is encouraged. For over four decades, CEC has supported organizations and provided continuing participation, service, and funding support to many worthy community services and organizations. CEC will continue to do so for future generations. The youth of Collier County are the gate keepers of our future, and CEC will be there to support and teach them how to be responsible citizens in our community and around the world. “We sincerely thank The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce for recognizing us with the Pillar Award. We thank our clients and the community who have trusted us, and our dedicated employees who are committed to the fundamental integrity and service that has characterized our company for over 40 years. We are excited about the future and look forward to continue to serve our community.” said Michael T. Poff, president of Coastal Engineering Consultants, Inc.

The Excellence in Industry Awards, presented by The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, recognize Collier County businesses that exemplify innovation, economic diversification, and community enhancement. Awards will be presented in six categories: Business Expansion, Company to Watch, Young Professional of the Year, Heart of the Community, Pillar Award and Chairman’s Award. The Chairman’s Award is selected by the chair of the Opportunity Naples™ Board of Directors. For more information and to register visit About Coastal Engineering Consultants, Inc. Coastal Engineering Consultants, Inc. (CEC) has been serving Southwest Florida for over 40 years. Our team of engineers, geologists, scientists, and surveyors design workable alternatives to produce timely, cost-effective results that are in harmony with natural ecosystems and improving the quality of life in our local communities. Of our total staff, over 70% have been with the firm over 10 years. This is a testimony to the loyalty and dedication of our key personnel and their belief in our corporate philosophy and structure. Our staff is our Coastal family. For more information, call (239) 643-2324 or visit

About The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization of more than 1,200 active members that works to strengthen the local economy and promote the business community. The Chamber accomplishes this through public policy and business advocacy, leadership programs, executive business forums and sessions, and enhanced member benefits and services. The Chamber is dedicated to ensuring that Collier County remains the best place in America to live, work, and visit. For more information, call (239) 262-6376 or visit