Matt Ruthven, Greg Ruthven, Joe P. Ruthven, Joe L. Ruthven

The Ruthvens

Central Florida’s Commercial Warehouse Specialists

The Ruthvens, Central Florida’s commercial warehouse authority specializes in industrial, manufacturing, and distribution warehouse space, with a total capacity of over three million square feet. Our area of expertise is the I-4 corridor from Tampa to Orlando, one of Florida’s most traveled arteries, which provides quick access to all major north, south, east, and west highways. Over 8 million people live within a 125 mile radius of Lakeland. We are a family-run company, established in Lakeland, Florida, with ties to the community that date back to 1957. At present we have more than 80 buildings in our portfolio including steel-frame, block, stucco, and concrete. Our buildings are flexible and can be divided to accommodate the square footage you need, which allows for easy expansion. We can also build to suit. While we have the experience and expertise to compete with bigger companies, we also pride ourselves on our superior customer service. As a private, family-owned business committed to client relationships, we can respond faster than any of our national competitors, and can be on-site in 30 minutes. The Ruthvens move quickly, providing answers or solutions, oftentimes, right on the spot. Over the past 55+ years we’ve amassed an in-depth knowledge of Central Florida, its resources, laws, and local authorities; information and connections that are advantageous in providing the right warehouse package to help grow your business. Our knowledge is vast, our experience is deep, and our service is second-to-none. Our goal is help our clients grow and prosper, because when they succeed, we succeed. Dock High. Ground Level. Light Assembly and Manufacturing. Retail/Office. No matter what type of warehouse space you’re looking to lease in Central Florida, look no further than The Ruthvens!

Learn more about how this family-owned commercial warehouse business can be a resource for your business here

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Joe L. Ruthven recipient of Rotary Hall of Fame Award!

Joe L. Ruthven

Pictured left to right: J. Greg Ruthven, Joe L. Ruthven, Karen Ruthven, Joe P. Ruthven and Judy Ruthven

We are so proud of our own Joe L. Ruthven, VP of Operations and New Construction for The Ruthvens. He was the recipient of the Hall of Fame Award at The Lakeland Rotary Club meeting on June 21, 2016. Joe L. Ruthven has been with The Ruthvens for 16 years, prior to that he worked as an engineer with Shell Oil Co. for 25 years.


Congratulations to our friends at Port Tampa Bay for being recognized as America’s Port of the Year!


Port Tampa Bay’s recognition as America’s port of theyearshines a timely national spotlight on the entire region. This sends an excellent signal to the private sector as the port takes a bigger role in remaking the downtown Tampa waterfront and improving the local economy.

Lloyds’ List, a publication for the maritime industry, named the port as North America’s port operator of the year. The award, bestowed in New York City this month, honors excellence in the shipping business. The port was recognized for its high standards of efficiency, customer service and commitment to safety and the environment. This is the first time Port Tampa Bay has won the award.  Read the entire article here: http://tampaedc.com/editorial-well-earned-recognition-for-port-tampa-bay/



Sun n Fun Jet landing in front of Drane Field Road warehouseOur new slogan should be “Need Warehouse Space with a VIEW, Call The Ruthvens! Thanks to our friend Chris Sipe for forwarding the photo and Rey Martinez for taking the awesome picture!

The Ruthvens founder, Joe P. Ruthven, featured in The Lakelander Business. Have you picked up the latest copy of Lakelander Business? We are thrilled to have our founder, Joe P. Ruthven, profiled as a Lakeland Legend! Read his interview titled, “$100 Down” and learn how he got started.

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New Design, New Sign, New Building! This is our new sign at our 131,170 sq. ft. building on Drane Field Road. We love the new design, new color scheme with red, beautiful landscaping, and light bars for maximum visibility at night. This could be your new address, Check it out!

5300 Gateway Blvd – The walls are going up! The process of putting the tilt wall panels in place started yesterday. Each of the 8-10 ton panels for the building has to be raised off the ground by a crane and put in the proper place. The Folsom construction crew has to precisely place each panel so that they all fit together. It’s a fascinating to watch the progress!

Greg Ruthven featured in the Business Observer


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41 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland, FL 33801
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Located in Lakeland Florida (Central Florida) with easy access to Tampa, Orlando, North Florida and South Florida.