Edward Dovner started cultivating his entrepreneurial spirit at the tender age of 21 when he became an acclaimed sales agent at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. He then successfully created a niche market company within gourmet coffee industry and sold his business for a substantial profit. In 1993, Eddie launched First Choice Armor & Equipment and grew the company to over $90 million in sales. Again in a very well timed move, Ed sold the company for a substantial profit in 2010.
Over the past two decades, Edward gravitated into the world of commercial real estate. Edward’s primary focus in commercial real estate has been with the development of single‐family house subdivisions and retail strip centers. Since the sale of his first successful company, the establishing and maintaining of his financial relationships has been the center of Eddie’s core business. One Ed’s great strengths is with his network of financial and real estate contacts.
Edward has supported charities such as Jewish Family Services and Catholic Charities. He has three sons and over the years has coached his son’s sports teams and continues to participate in such sports as golf, skiing and skydiving.