Frank E. Mackle III



Assistant to Vice President

Construction and Development

The Deltona Corporation

Responsibilities: Estimating for all construction and development activities and field liaison for statewide projects.


The Deltona Corporation listed on the New York Stock Exchange & founded by the Mackle Brothers, Frank Jr., Robert and Elliott Mackle



Vice President (1970)

Assistant Vice President (1969)

Manufactured Homes Division

The Deltona Corporation

Responsible for the newly acquired Fortune Homes, a Sarasota based mobile home manufacturer and later for the development and operation of two "state-of-the-art" and highly acclaimed manufactured homes facilities in Bradenton and St. Augustine Florida. Produced over 3,000 homes for delivery to Deltona projects and to third party buyers around the state.




Senior Vice President (1975)

Vice President (1972)

Construction and Development

The Deltona Corporation

Responsible for all home construction, condominiums construction, roads building, earthmoving, shopping center construction, dredge and fill operations, seawall production and all other construction and development activities. Annual volume of work was in excess of 40 million dollars.

Reorganized and restaffed the Construction and Development department. Significantly increased profit margins on home and condominium sales. Planned and completed all projects in a timely manner adhering to the Mackle family standards of quality and customer satisfaction.






1975 - 1986

President, C.O.O (1979)

Executive Vice President (1975),

Director (1975)

The Deltona Corporation

Directed all aspects of the company. Primary business: sale of homes and condominiums and the sale of homesites in ten master planned communities in Florida.

Oversaw a sales force of over 1000 company and franchised sales representatives in approximately 100 offices world-wide.

Sold approximately 8000 homes and condominiums. Developed over 1000 miles of roads, expanded nine utilities systems operated nine golf and country clubs as well as a regional lumber company. Launched a new time-share business. Directed the design, permitting and sale of a new 5000 acre community, Tampa Palms.

Successfully managed a massive customer service effort to resolve over 100 million dollars of purchaser claims as well as numerous lawsuits and regulatory issues arising out of the Corps of Engineer's 1976 denial of dredging permits on Marco Island. Returned the company to profitability following the permit denial.

Successfully redirected the company from installment land sales to homes and condominiums as the primary revenue and profit source of the company.

Directed private and public financing of the company. Brought in a major partner who put over 30 million dollars into the company. Successfully defended the company from a hostile takeover attempt.

In 1985 negotiated the sale of controlling interest in Deltona to Minnesota Power Corp. Continued to serve as a director of The Deltona Corporation until 1986.



1986 to Present

President and CEO (1993)

Executive Vice President (1980)

The Mackle Company, Inc.

After completing the sale of controlling interest in The Deltona Corporation, invested in two residential developments in central Florida, a Honda agency in St. Petersburg, a wholesale travel agency in Miami and a refrigerator distribution business in Miami named Avanti Products.

In 1993, made the decision to focus totally on the rapidly growing Avanti operation.

Today Avanti is the largest independent distributor of refrigerators in the U.S.

The company purchases compact and apartment sized refrigerators made in China, Korea and Turkey. Avanti Products sells to retailers primarily in the U.S. but also in the Carribean and Latin America. Retailers supplied by Avanti include WalMart, K-Mart, Brandsmart and many others. Other products include micowave ovens, ranges and wine coolers.

Avanti has grown from $23 million in revenue in 1992 to approximately $60 million in 2001. Pretax profits have increased sevenfold in the same period.


The Mackle Company, Inc

A privately held corporation owned by the Mackle Family




Bachelors degree with a major in Civil Engineering

The University of Notre Dame

South Bend, Indiana.



Family: Six children age 35 - 17
four boys and two girls
Nine grandchildren


Hobbies & Interests: Computers
Boating, Fishing, Scuba Diving
Horse Racing


Home: 7522 S.W. 62 Street
South Miami, FL 33143