Published On: Thu, May 5th, 2011

South Florida businesswoman Beverly Raphael named to Huizenga Hall of Fame

Beverly Raphael, president and chief executive officer of South Florida-based general contracting firm, RCC Associates, has been inducted into the Nova Southeastern University Huizenga Business School’s Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.

She is the second woman to be so honored in the last 20 years by the university’s H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship.

From left are Lindsay Raphael, Wayne Huizenga and Beverly Raphael

Along with William E. Mahoney, Jr., president of Mahoney & Associates and John H. Schnatter, founder, chairman and co-chief executive officer of Papa John’s International, Inc., Raphael joins a distinguished list of previous recipients.

Some 450 guests recently gathered to honor the Huizenga Business School’s 2011 Entrepreneur Hall of Fame inductees.

Regarded as one of the nation’s top restaurant contractors, RCC Associates has built more than 250 restaurants nationally, including Cheesecake Factory and Grand Lux Café (nearly 50 locations), Maggiano’s, PF Chang’s China Bistro, Uncle Julio’s, Morton’s, Capital Grille, Brio, Bravo, Emeril’s, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, Benihana, Zed 451, Pei Wei and many others.

Raphael has also received the Ernst & Young Florida Entrepreneur of the Year® award in the Real Estate and Construction category, recipient of the Sun-Sentinel’s Excalibur Award and has been inducted into Junior Achievement’s Hall of Fame.

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