Central Florida Equipment is managed by those closest to the business — the owners. As a family-owned company, the executive team provides direct leadership to every project. This core value is the foundation for CFE's success. Every member of the CFE team is fully committed to consistently go the extra mile to ensure quality, safety, and customer satisfaction.
Jim Baer founded Central Florida Equipment in 1977 with two employees, two pieces of equipment and an office in his home.
Under his vision and leadership, the company has grown to be one of the leading construction services providers in Florida with revenues in excess of $100 million. With more than 150 employees CFE has built some of the largest and most important infrastructure and commercial projects in Florida.
His drive to utilize technology to improve quality and efficiency has earned CFE a reputation for innovation and expertise that is sought out to solve complex construction challenges.
Richard Baer joined Central Florida Equipment in 1980. His expertise in the business was earned through hands-on experience, developing skills in many of the trades currently under his direction. Our clients benefit from his in-depth knowledge as it guides all aspects of project work from ground-breaking to completion.
Richard is a leading driver of CFE's implementation of GPS technology for construction layout and automated grade controls. Today, the company's fleet is the most technically advanced in the industry. Richard is responsible for all field operations, equipment and fleet management.
Bob Baer began his career with Central Florida Equipment in 1985. He directs CFE's partnerships with industry leaders like the joint venture with Odebrecht for the Fort Lauderdale Airport expansion.
Bob also leads CFE's business development and client relations efforts which have helped position CFE as one of the most experienced construction companies working on major downtown Miami projects.
Bob is an Advisory Board Member of the Engineering Contractors Association. He also serves on the boards of the Construction Association of South Florida, Community Small Business Enterprise for Miami-Dade County, and the Miami-Dade County Licensing Board.