Our Clients

Our Clients


Founded in 1996, The Restaurant People (TRP) has grown to become South Florida’s premier dining, hospitality and entertainment firm. The company currently owns and operates some of the hottest restaurants and nightlife venues in Fort Lauderdale, including Tarpon Bend Food & Tackle, YOLO and O Lounge, Vibe Las Olas , S3 at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Fork & Balls and Boatyard. The company is also responsible for bringing to life such other popular Fort Lauderdale restaurants as Himmarshee Bar & Grille and Side Bar and The River House.

TRP’s Executive Team is comprised of Tim Petrillo, President and co-founder; Peter Boulukos, Executive Chef and co-founder; and Alan Hooper, Construction Development Manager and co-founder. Petrillo is considered the dreamer of the operation. He pulls inspiration for new concepts from the world around him, identifies a market need, and develops a plan that fills the void and fits the market. Boulukos takes on the role as the taste maker, creating menus and adding flavor to every TRP concept. His career has taken him through monumental experiences including a successful time with the CIA, and various top chef positions at renowned restaurants across the country. Hooper is the one who gives shape to TRP’s endeavors. Assisting in scouting locations and developing the structures to house these restaurants, Hooper’s skill set puts action to the plans and builds the places that keep guests returning.

Together, the Executive Team of TRP has helped to breathe life back into Fort Lauderdale for more than 18 years, launching cutting-edge concepts that engage South Floridians, and delivering the most innovative culinary and entertainment experiences to Fort Lauderdale.


The Tilted Kilt might tilt the future for a struggling section of downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery off Las Olas Boulevard and Andrews Avenue, the first local outlet of a national chain known for servers in mini kilts, plaid bras and white midriff-baring tops.

The 8,500-square-foot sports bar will feature 111 TVs and 72 beers on tap. But retail leaders hope it brings more than short skirts and football fans to a desolate corner that lies five blocks from the nightlife of Las Olas — but seems a world away.

The so-called “breastaurant” sits at the geographical center of downtown, across from the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, steps from the Broward County government building and just around the corner from the Las Olas Riverfront, a dormant development long in need of a spark.


One of the fastest growing construction companies in the nation, Moss & Associates, provides construction management and design/build services throughout the United States, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. The firm is known for delivering complex, landmark projects for the private and public sectors, with a construction portfolio that ranges from mixed-use “Main Street” developments and luxury high-rise residential towers to hospitality, office, educational, biotechnology and corrections facilities. With a staff of more than 350, the firm ranked #39 on ENR Magazine’s 2007 list of “Top 100 Construction Management at Risk Firms.


GL Commercial offers a wide array of services. In addition to leasing and management, the company provides expertise with initial site selection, planning, design, entitlements, development and construction. As an affiliate of GL Homes, one of the nation’s largest residential builders, GL Commercial benefits from over 35 years of experience in all facets of the real estate industry. GL Commercial develops commercial centers adjacent to many of GL Homes’ substantial residential projects. These commercial centers are designed to complement the luxury home communities they serve with a variety of retail businesses and professional services. GL Commercial is actively pursuing new commercial development opportunities in Florida. Please contact us with any new opportunities.


For over 30 years WA Bentz has been one of South Florida’s premier custom builders.
WA Bentz has built over 80 custom homes. They have the experience as a builder to nurture the Home owner-Contractor relationship to a successful end and to make sure you enjoy the experience.


Founded in 1987 Champion Porsche has been “the” destination for all things Porsche. currently the #1 Porsche Dealer in America and have been the largest volume Porsche Dealer for the last 29 years. Their factory certified sales team will be able to help your dream of owning a Porsche come true and the skilled factory trained technicians in their service department will help you maintain that dream. Their state of the art facilities, sits on 22 acres, and is always evolving to help make your visit to Champion Porsche a memorable one.http://www.champion-motors.com


Specializing in high quality imaging for architects, interior designers, builders and affiliated contractors and vendors. Experiences extends to other areas of photography, including corporate-industrial,travel,product,studio and environmental portraiture, editorial, fashion and fine art.



Fort Lauderdale’s most popular waterfront dining destination is back with a completely new look and a freshly inspired menu. Now owned by the same restaurant and yacht provisioning experts which for years earned a reputation as one of South Florida’s most highly regarded culinary teams at The Grateful Palate, the all new Shooters Waterfront delivers superb food, service and spectacular views of the Intracoastal Waterway. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and features Fort Lauderdale’s most scenic Sunday brunch. With three large, artfully designed bars inside and out, a chic outdoor waterside lounge and resort contemporary dining room, Shooters Waterfront is Fort Lauderdale’s most exciting dining destination. With 340 feet of dockage and valet parking, guests are welcome to arrive by car or by boat.


Our business is built on deep partnerships with our staff, franchisees, landlords and suppliers that are more than contractual. They are rooted in the understanding that all stakeholders need to be heard and benefit from the process to truly buy into our Fournews vision. Fournews is about innovation and creating real experiences. This can be seen in carefully thought out meals that are eaten, cocktails and coffees that are enjoyed or design that is experienced in any of our stores. We want our guests to enjoy more than just a meal, we want them to walk away with a memory of an unforgettable experience that was time well spent.


Our mission is to create a great place where people in our community can gather, enjoy a high quality meal and experience Mexican food that is fresh, light and can be consumed every day. We began our journey 16 years ago by planning to open a restaurant that would not only provide South Florida with a taste of Mexican food but to create an environment that was not your everyday run of the mill eatery.


Giovanni’s Coal Fire Pizza offers delicious Italian cuisine and great pizza at a very affordable cost! The casual dinning atmosphere makes this place perfect for everyone and the outstanding cuisine only serves to make Giovanni’s even more enticing. Their wine shelf wraps around the top of the room and the televisions give the restaurant a very trendy feel, making Giovanni’s ideal for family get togethers as well as casual nights out on the town.


For over 55 years, Stiles Corporation has built a reputation for excellence and market insight, continually developing quality projects in accordance with the highest standards industry-wide. As the industry leader, Stiles innovative projects serve as high-profile centers for business in thriving corporate communities throughout the southeastern United States.


Grover Corlew is a real estate investment management group focused on acquiring, developing and operating multi-family, office and retail properties across the Southeast US. Its principals have over 40 years of combined industry experience, invest significant personal funds in every asset and provide daily hands-on asset management expertise


Advanced Hood Systems is South Florida’s leader in commercial kitchen ventilation. We offer high quality, efficient systems engineered by CaptiveAire. Advanced Hood Systems is a fully licensed and insured contractor. Our services include system design, permitting, installation, test, balance and full commissioning to ensure each product operates at optimum performance. We invite you to experience our unsurpassed level of services and professionalism.


Full-service commercial and residential general contracting firm providing owners and developers with comprehensive building solutions. Shiff C&D provides a wide range of services from the pre-construction stage through construction completion and owner turnover. From more traditional general contracting and construction management services to a fully integrated design/build delivery system, Shiff C&D has the ability to provide its clients with a project delivery system that meets any of its diverse and changing needs. In addition, for projects where an architect and/or contractor have already been previously selected, Shiff C&D also provides Owner’s Representation Services.


THE METRO MOTOR GROUP FAMILY began in 1978 with a single dealership, Vantage Motors, headed by Michael Grieco, Sr., a native of Scarpoli, Italy, with deep family roots and a passion for impeccably crafted vehicles.In 1995, Metro Motor Group and the Grieco Family introduced its first franchise, HONDA, into the corporation’s portfolio. Metro Honda made its home in Johnston, RI; just minutes from the metropolitan capital, Providence. The Providence metropolitan area is a region spanning across six counties in two states and is the 37th largest metropolitan area in the United States. The average population density is 2,300 per square mile and its proximity to Johnston is 3.44 miles.In the years following the Honda franchise acquisition, Michael Grieco, Sr. began transferring the reins and leadership role of the day-to-day operations and heading up of the Corporation to his eldest son, Michael, Jr.As, CEO and Vice President, Michael, Jr., grew the Metro Motor Group portfolio with the addition of the three KIA franchises, two Mazda franchises, Honda, Ford, Nissan, BMW, Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Fiat, and Metro Exotics, a store dedicated to the sales of high-end vehicles, for a total of twelve stores, spanning across three states; Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Florida.

Michael, Jr. leads the corporation with a fresh, entrepreneurial spirit and has evolved the corporation into a young and forward-thinking brand of its own. As the face of the organization, he along with his hand-selected team have attained successes such as being recognized as #2 Mazda dealership in the country (2007-2009); #1 Jeep dealership in volume sales; and #1 in sales of Ford F-Series trucks, #1 volume sales Honda store in RI, and #1 volume KIA store in sales in RI just to name a few.