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The Ruthvens FAQ

Posted by The Ruthvens on July 7, 2016

1) Where is Lakeland, Florida located?

Lakeland, Florida is conveniently located 30 miles from Tampa and 40 miles Orlando, making it a central hub right along the I-4 corridor. Lakeland offers easy access to I- 75, Polk Parkway (570), Florida Turnpike, U.S. Hwy 27, the Port of Tampa, and CSX rail hub. There are also two international airports nearby, as well as over 8 million people within a 125-mile radius of Lakeland, Florida.

2) Why choose The Ruthvens?

The Ruthvens have been in business for over 50 years, and are known as the premier Central Florida Warehouse Developers. Local management allows for onsite, immediate decision making. We have over 3 million square feet of warehouse space and 80 buildings to our name, with units ranging from 1,000 – 104,000 square feet. The Ruthvens offer flexible expansion options as well as an expedited move-in process thanks to well- established local connections in the Lakeland community.

3) What services do The Ruthvens provide?

The Ruthvens lease warehouse space to fulfill distribution, manufacturing, industrial, retail, and office needs. We will assist you in the process of purchasing one of our pre-existing properties or a parcel of land. The latter option allows us to provide you with a build- to-suit warehouse facility.

4) Why choose Lakeland?

Lakeland is an ideal location for a warehouse because it is centrally located between two major cities – Tampa and Orlando. Lakeland is an ideal and alluring city because it offers features of both a big city and a small community. There is no state personal income tax, and impact fees, labor costs, and utility costs are low. In addition, the local Lakeland government is pro-growth.

5) What types of buildings do The Ruthvens lease?

The Ruthvens offer ground level & dock high warehouses, constructed of tilt wall or stucco & metal, in addition to retail & office space. All of our buildings provide flexible square footage with expansion options. Our 80 buildings provide the ability to satisfy special electrical and utility needs, as well as rail access.

6) What are The Ruthvens lease terms?

The Ruthvens offer short-term, long-term, and even temporary leases. We can also work with NNN and gross leases. All of our lease agreements are based on individual client needs and a competitive rating scale.

7) Do I have the ability to expand?

Expansion is always a viable option with The Ruthvens, whether contiguous space or a new building is needed. Our inventory of 80 buildings offer a wide range of square footage amounts in order to satisfy your specific warehouse needs.

8) Do The Ruthvens own warehouses outside of Lakeland?

The Ruthvens properties are conveniently and strategically located in and around Lakeland due to the city’s close proximity to all major interstates. Our location allows us to be onsite at any of our properties within 15 minutes. We are on call 7 days a week for all of our tenants.

9) Who do I contact with additional questions?

Feel free to call or email us for additional information. Our main office number is (863)686-3173. You may also contact Greg Ruthven at (863)581-4639 or, or Matt Ruthven at (863)581-4637 or

10) Can The Ruthvens provide references?

The Ruthvens have been building relationships with our tenants for over 50 years. As a result, we can provide references based on our build to suit and expansion options.

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