We are proud to announce our acceptance as a WBE – Woman Business Enterprise – Certified company.

The WBE standing validates that a woman – in our case, Theresa Dermody – has majority ownership and control of the business.  Achieving WBE Certification is a key business decision for women business owners.

Primarily, many local purchasing agencies have business plans that include doing business with women business owners. Often, local and state government contracts require the use of  minority owned businesses (including WBE Certified companies) as subcontractors for some phase of the project. Creating a sustainable business relationship with a Certified Woman/Minority owned business can assist a bidding contractor with being awarded the project, by satisfying the requirements of the contract. The WBE Certification guarantees that the subcontractor is legitamately woman-owned and run; a fact important to many public and private corporations as well.

WBE Certification Criteria include that a woman must own and control at least 51% of the company for at least 6 months; must be a U.S. Citizen or legal resident; and be active in the daily management of the company.


Theresa Dermody, along with her husband and 4 sons, has been involved in the construction industry for several decades. She brings her fierce Momma skills to the office every day, along with a healthy dose of faith and laughter.

Just to make sure those boys know who is in charge, Amy Pranger was added as Sales Manager / Bid Procurement Manager. Amy is the self proclaimed adopted daughter that Theresa never had – and as a Civil Engineer, is no lightweight, bringing serious professional skills to Florida Fence .

For your new Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota or Venice fence, call the professionals at Florida Fence.