No. 29 Collier Family
Collier County takes its name from this family’s patriarch, which gives you an idea of the family’s landowning history. Barron Gift Collier purchased his first citrus grove in 1922. Today, the Colliers’ holdings reach across Florida. The family’s Collier Enterprises emphasizes responsible stewardship of its lands. The company has helped establish a number of wildlife preserves and sanctuaries in Southwest Florida.