Unicorp National Developments
Chuck Whittall, the son of a fireman, came from very modest beginnings. As a lifelong resident of Central Florida, he developed the heart and mind of an entrepreneur at a very young age. When he was the tender age of 12, Mr. Whittall, started his own lawn mowing business and at 18 opened a successful teenage nightclub. With a strong interest in construction, he pursued and received his Class-A General Contractors License and formed a construction company that he owned and operated for several years before venturing into the world of real estate development. In 1998, Mr. Whittall founded Unicorp National Developments, Inc. which has designed and constructed numerous retail developments, over 100 drug stores, Town Centers and Luxury Apartment complexes, and the extremely iconic Orlando Eye. His projects to date have an aggregate value of more than 3 Billion dollars. With great poise and vision, Mr. Whittall has built a great company with a tremendous team and is often recognized by the Orlando Business Journal and The Orlando Sentinel as the premier development company of Central Florida.
Chuck Whittall has received numerous recognitions such as the 2015 Dick Pope Legacy Award, Game Changers of the Year 2013, noted as Top CEO in Central Florida 2014-2018, Top 50 Most Powerful Business Men in Central Florida 2014-2021 and Orlando Business Journal’s 2017 Developer of the Year. Unicorp is also named as one of the Top Privately Held Companies in Central Florida, as well as Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 Companies 2018-2021. In June of 2019, Whittall was awarded the 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year for the State of Florida by Ernst & Young. In 2021, he received the Development Partner of the Year Award from Marriott.
Mr. Whittall has been involved in many charities and has a philanthropic heart, and believes strongly in giving back to the community. He is the appointed Chairman of the American Heart Association in 2016 and 2017, he also had a record-breaking year for the Orlando Chapter raising over $400,000 for this great cause. Mr. Whittall is being recognized as the 2019 Legacy Honoree at the 2019 Heart Ball for his continued support and fundraising.