Station Four was recognized by the University of Florida as the 9th fastest-growing company owned or run by Gator alumni.

The recognition is part of the University’s 2nd annual Gator100, which ranks the 100 fastest-growing, Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses around the globe each year. To be nominated, companies have to meet several criteria including those for leadership and character, as well as duration and revenue.

Station Four’s owners, Chris Lahey and Chris Olberding —both Gator alumni— founded Station Four in 2007 and have since grown it from a small web shop into what it is today: an award-winning digital marketing company.

Chris Lahey, Station Four's Co-founder and Development Partner had this to say about the award:

It's an honor to be included on this list. Navigating the growth of any company is a challenge, let alone one so intimately involved with technology. My degree in Computer Science from UF taught me how to think and not what to think. That trait has been instrumental in helping me with my personal career and with the growth of Station Four. I hope to see more Gator-grad resumes on my desk soon! Go Gators!

This honor comes on the tail of Station Four’s recognition by the Jacksonville Business Journal as the 6th fastest-growing, Jacksonville-based company in 2015, as well as the naming of S4’s Creative partner, Chris Olberding, as one of the city’s up-and-coming leaders under the age of 40.

More about the Gator100: The Gator100, sponsored by the University of Florida, the Warrington College of Business Administration and the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI), recognizes and celebrates the achievements of leading UF alumni entrepreneurs around the world. More information, as well as a complete list of the 2016 honorees can be found at

Jared Rypkema Jared Rypkema

Content Strategist and Copywriter at Station Four