Robert Collins joins Pleat, Perry & Ritchie

Pleat, Perry & Ritchie, P.A., a full service law firm with offices in Destin, Navarre and Rosemary Beach, recently announced that attorney Robert G. Collins has joined the firmís Navarre office where he will serve as resident attorney.

His practice areas will be in the areas of criminal law, real estate, association, civil litigation and small business representation. Collinsí 15 years of criminal litigation experience brings a significant asset to the Navarre area.  

Legendary Marine announces new sales manager

Legendary Marine has recently announced a new sales management appointment. Bob Peavler has been hired as sales manager for the Destin dealership's headquarters facility. Peavler brings a strong resume in automotive sales management to the position, and is a former professional golfer.

"We are pleased to have an individual with Bob's experience join our team," said Legendary Marine Managing Partner Fred Pace.  

Edward Jones ranked in top 10 best companies to work for

Edward Jones financial advisors in the Destin area announce that the financial-services firm ranked No. 8 on Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For 2013" list in its 14th appearance on the prestigious list. Edward Jones ranked No. 3 in the large-company category and was the highest-ranking financial-services firm.

Edward Jones's Fortune rankings also include top 10 finishes for 10 years and consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003 and consecutive No. 2 rankings in 2009 and 2010. Last year, the firm ranked No. 5 overall.

In its description of Edward Jones, Fortune magazine says that the full-service financial firm "maintains a close-knit culture with regular regional gatherings for ice-skating, fishing tournaments, ice cream socials, and other fun." The full list and related stories appear in the Feb. 4 issue of Fortune and now at