Joe Borge – 40 under 40 2021

Name: Joe Borge

Age: 37

Occupation: Residential Designer

Business: Caliber Design & Engineering, LLC

Grand goal in life: Happiness and quality of life.

When not working, I … keep my body moving. Weightlifting, running, mountain biking, swimming.

What I like most about Ocala: My family and friends

Pet peeve: There are never enough hours in the day.

Philosophy in a word: Share. Everything in life is enhanced when you have others to share it with.

Personal superpower: Communication and the ability to create close relationships.

If you could have a superhuman power, it would be … Making dreams come true.  

Community cause: Ocala Domestic Violence Center

Guilty pleasure: Planning surprises!

Historical dinner date: Neil Armstrong, because he opened the door to a whole new era of space exploration and taught us that nothing is impossible when you stay humble and focus. Just like Neil, I always remember not to let a good problem go to waste.   

People who know me say I am . . . a giver. I always find a way to help anyone who needs my time and attention.   

Personal achievement for which I am most proud: I lost 160 pounds using good old diet, exercise and willpower! 

Biggest professional achievement: Growing my drafting and engineering firm with my business partner, Mike Gartner. 

Favorite part of my profession: Seeing a big smile on my clients’ faces after designing their dream home. 

I indulge too much in … Erica Olstein. All of Ocala knows that by now. She’s my healthy overindulgence.

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