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  • 13 Mar 2020 9:36 AM | Albani Hogan (Administrator)
    ustrial facilities throughout
    Florida and beyond. The company is a leader in providing reliable, energy efficient and
    sustainable solutions for building owners and contractors and has won prestigious awards
    including Excellence in Construction, Top Special
    ty Contractor and Best
    Large Company in
    SWFL
    . To learn more, call (239) 332
    -
    4646 or visit us online at www.bandiflorida.com.
    ustrial facilities throughout
    Florida and beyond. The company is a leader in providing reliable, energy efficient and
    sustainable solutions for building owners and contractors and has won prestigious awards
    including Excellence in Construction, Top Special
    ty Contractor and Best
    Large Company in
    SWFL
    . To learn more, call (239) 332
    -
    4646 or visit us online at www.bandiflorida.com.
    ustrial facilities throughout
    Florida and beyond. The company is a leader in providing reliable, energy efficient and
    sustainable solutions for building owners and contractors and has won prestigious awards
    including Excellence in Construction, Top Special
    ty Contractor and Best
    Large Company in
    SWFL
    . To learn more, call (239) 332
    -
    4646 or visit us online at www.bandiflorida.com.

    Fort Myers, FL (March 6, 2020):

    B & I Contractors, an employee-owned Florida based Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing subcontractor, is taking a less traditional approach to celebrating its 60 years in business. As a token of gratitude to the communities to which B & I owes its great success and longevity, the 2020 celebration bash includes making a greater impact with the company’s charitable giving. Not-for-profits receiving B & I’s support include Education, Healthcare and Community organizations. From hosting a blood drive at B & I’s headquarters in Fort Myers to providing sponsorships to the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools Strides for Education 5k,the Hillsborough Community College Golf Classic, Ringling College of Art & Design Avant-Guard Fundraiser, the Golden Angels Gala benefiting the Jackson Health Foundation and the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Tour de Broward among others, B & I aims to strengthen community ties and share its resources where it matters most—saving lives and helping the younger generation flourish. “B & I demonstrates its Core Values—Quality, Integrity and Teamwork—through our work in the community. We strive to improve the Quality of life, show Integrity by our hard work, and we Team with wonderful not-for-profit partners to identify the needs in the community,” shared B & I’s President of 25 years and 2020 Lee County Heart Walk Chair, Gary Griffin. Established in 1960, B & I has offices located in Fort Myers, Tamarac, Sarasota and Tampa. The employee owned company specializes in providing HVAC, electrical, plumbing, refrigeration and building maintenance services for commercial, institutional and industrial facilities throughout Florida and beyond. The company is a leader in providing reliable, energy efficient and sustainable solutions for building owners and contractors and has won prestigious awards including Excellence in Construction, Top Specialty Contractor and Best Large Company in SWFL. To learn more, call (239) 332-4646 or visit us online at www.bandiflorida.com.

  • 06 Feb 2020 12:32 PM | Anonymous

    But contractors say the Sarasota-Bradenton metro area needs bigger labor force.

    Construction employment continued to grow at the end of 2019 in Southwest Florida, but payrolls still trail their peak levels.

    Contractors in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties hired 1,900 additional workers during the 12-month period ended in December, according to a new report from the Associated General Contractors of America.

    The Sarasota-Manatee metro area generated 1,600 of those jobs, a 6% growth rate that tied for 57th among the 358 U.S. metro areas measured.

    Charlotte County’s 300 new construction jobs ranked 40th, with a 7% annual gain, AGC said.

    A total of 32,600 workers were counted in the construction trades in the region. But those workers remain in demand.

    labor shortage has dogged the construction sector in Southwest Florida for several years, slowing home building and large-scale commercial projects by months. Some of the subcontractors who perform most of the labor at construction sites – such as carpenters, plumbers and drywall installers – say they cannot find the staff to handle the surge of home, condominium, apartment, hotel and retail projects underway or planned.

    Florida’s 2.4% unemployment rate in the construction sector is the lowest on record, according to the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors.

    “Talent is at a premium. Every niche of our industry is busy and could use more workers,” said Steve Cona III, president of the Tampa-based chapter. “When talent is scarce, it drives up demand. You do see wages continue to increase during times when it’s hard to find people.”

    The Sarasota-Manatee area reported 27,800 workers in the construction trades at year end. But that remained off from the December peak of 31,400 jobs reported during the building boom in 2005.

    Construction employment grew in 211, or 59%, of the 358 metro areas over the year. It declined in 73 metros and was unchanged in 74.

    “There are not enough qualified workers in many parts of the country for firms to be able to keep pace with strong demand for work,” said Ken Simonson, AGC’s chief economist. “Construction workforce shortages appear to be holding back further job gains in many parts of the country.”

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  • 21 Jan 2020 2:14 PM | Anonymous

    Sutter Roofing Company has secured contracts on several large projects in our region. The firm will be performing the roofing and sheet metal work on the new Sarasota Memorial Hospital Venice facility as well as the new Oncology Center Tower on the hospital’s main campus. The firm also recently completed the new USF Morsani College of Medicine Tower in downtown Tampa. “We are very honored to be selected as the roofing contractor for these great healthcare projects for our region” remarked company President Doug Sutter. “Our relationship with the General Contractors, USF, and Sarasota Memorial is long-standing and we will excel on these projects for these great clients.”

    The firm also was awarded the contract for the new Jabil Circuit Headquarters in St.Petersburg, the Amazon Prime Air Fulfillment Center at Lakeland Airport, and the Toronto Blue Jays new Spring Training Academy in Dunedin. In total the projects are over 1,126,400 square feet will require 38,000-man hours to complete with an aggregate value of $ 8,750,000. “These types of projects require subcontractors that are sophisticated, well-capitalized, bondable, and have a proven record of safety, production and quality. We bring those attributes to every project regardless of the size” added Sutter. “We are fortunate the economy and particularly construction in Florida is booming. These projects should get us off to a great start in 2020!”

    Sutter Roofing is Sarasota based commercial roofing and sheet metal contractor with 6 locations throughout Florida. The firm was founded in 1902 and began Florida operations in 1979. They are among the largest commercial contractors in the United States.


    For more information:

    Whitney Beasley

    941-377-1000 Ext 417 Wbeasley@sutterroofing.com /// www.sutterroofing.com


  • 13 Jan 2020 3:34 PM | Anonymous

    GATES Construction has completed 7 One Palm, a boutique condominium of 16 residences. Located in Sarasota’s vibrant and most desirable downtown neighborhood at 711 S. Palm Avenue in Sarasota, the address offers convenient access to Burns Square, South Palm Avenue, State and Main Streets, Island Park and the Bayfront Marina. The 5-story building features 3 bedroom, 3 bath luxury residences with semi-private elevator foyers gourmet kitchens, and spacious terraces. Amenities include a covered parking garage and private storage lockers, oversized pool, spa, private cabanas, fitness center, and a Paw Park. Residents can relax in the resort-style hideaway enjoying the gas grills and fireside tables. Architectural and design services were provided by DSDG Architects.

    For over 25 years, GATES Construction has provided award-winning construction management, general contracting and design-build services throughout the Southeast United States and Latin America.  Their diverse portfolio of commercial, multi-family, industrial, healthcare, and club and hospitality projects showcases numerous landmarks constructed over the past quarter of a century.  As Florida’s premier builder, GATES serves its clients from offices in Bonita Springs, Sarasota and Palm Beach Gardens.  For more information on GATES, please call (239) 593-3777 or visit the website at www.GATESinc.com.


  • 11 Dec 2019 11:22 AM | Anonymous

    What: ACE SRQ: SOCIAL Holiday Social

    When: December 11th, 2019

    Time: 6 – 8:30 PM

    Where: Gilbane Building Company’s Downtown Office1950 Ringling Blvd, Suite 301, Sarasota, FL 34236

    The ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc. (ACE), a national program inspiring high school students to pursue careers in design and construction, is launching a new division, ACE SRQ: SOCIAL. The Inaugural Holiday Social starts at 6 pm and goes until 8:30 pm on December 11th at 1950 Ringling Blvd, Suite 301 in Sarasota. Sponsored by Gilbane Building Company and TM Partners, it is the first of ACE SRQ: SOCIAL’s quarterly events. This new division is geared to help meet the HUGE annual scholarship goal of $80,000.00. This event connects people passionate about reaching the next generation of architects, contractors, and engineers.

    The ACE Mentor Program offers real-world opportunities for high school students in architecture, engineering, and construction. More than 9,000 students from 1,000 high schools annually participate in ACE. Beyond mentoring, the ACE mission is to financially support each student’s continued success through scholarships and grants. If you’d like to experience ACE’s challenges, opportunities and rewards, contact Tara Sall, the Affiliate President or Michele Demperio, the Affiliate Marketing Director. More information is available about the program at www.acementor.org.

    MEDIA CONTACT:

    Michele Demperio

    mdemperio@sweetsparkman.com

    941.952.0084


  • 14 Nov 2019 3:44 PM | Anonymous

    Sarasota, FL -  For an unprecedented 13th year in a row, Mullet’s Aluminum Products, Inc. received the prestigious Aluminum Association of Florida’s 2019 Award of Excellence at the association’s annual board meeting which was held at Reunion Resort in Orlando, FL on November 9th.    

    Mullet’s Aluminum received awards in three (3) different categories – RAILINGS and ALUMINUM AWNINGS, SHUTTERS & WINDOWS categories and honorable mention in the MISCELLANEOUS METALS category. 

    The Railings Category award was for fabrication and installation of glass railing systems which were installed at the Treasure Island Resort on Clearwater Beach.  The owner / developer is Ocean Properties and the General Contractor was MOSS Construction – a member of the Gulf Coast Builders Xchange (GCBX).

    The Aluminum Awnings, Shutters & Windows category award was for replacement windows and doors in a high-end, luxury condominium on Longboat Key.  Mullet’s Aluminum is one of the largest window and door replacement contractors on Florida’s West Coast and specializes in residential and multi-story replacement projects.

    And the Miscellaneous Metals category honorable mention was for fabrication and installation of an aluminum building façade and trellis at the new City of Bradenton parking garage.  The General Contractor was NDC Construction – also a member of the  Gulf Coast Builders Xchange (GCBX).

    The Award of Excellence represents the highest standards in overall project quality and craftsmanship within the aluminum and glass industry within the State of Florida.

    The Aluminum Association of Florida (AAF) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Orlando, FL dedicated to promoting a strict code of ethics and standards amongst members within the aluminum industry. 

    Founded in 1978, Mullet’s Aluminum is an award winning company that specializes in providing quality building products and superior installation services to the residential, condominium and commercial markets.  The company has 240 full time employees and 3  divisions; Windows & Doors Division; Metal Roofing Division; and Railing, Gates & Misc. Metals Division.

    Mullet’s Aluminum is a privately held company with corporate headquarters, manufacturing and fabrication facilities located in Sarasota, FL.

    For additional product and service information, call 1-877-MULLETS, email nate@mulletsaluminum.com or visit www.mulletsaluminum.com      

  • 13 Nov 2019 3:32 PM | Anonymous

    4-Day Course to meet OSHA Requirements

    Course Topics

    • Introduction to OSHA Standards Power Tools
    • Scaffolds-Subpart L Stairways and Ladders-Subpart X
    • Trenching and Excavation-Subpart P Confined Space-Subpart J
    • Hazard Communication-Subpart Z Material Handling, Storage, Use, Disposal-Subpart H
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Focus Four Hazards– Falls Struck By, Electrical, and Caught Between

    And More….

    December 6,7,13, and 14th, 2019

    8:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day

    Location: Country Inn & Suites

    7228 55th Ave East, Bradenton, FL 34203

    Cost $475 per person

    Click here for more information

  • 24 Oct 2019 3:30 PM | Anonymous

    SARASOTA, FL– Atlas Building Company, a commercial construction company headquartered in Sarasota and owned by Andy Stultz, recently hired Chuck Evans as Vice President of Operations and appointed Charlie Woehle to the position of Vice President of Preconstruction Services.

    Evans will oversee all construction-related operations. He brings executive-level experience in commercial construction, having served for the past seven years as the president of Sarasota-based DM Constructors. Prior to that, Evans worked for the commercial construction firm Dooley Mack Constructors in successive management positions including vice president of operations, where he was responsible for every aspect of construction management including team and project oversight, sub-contractor sourcing and management, contracts, safety and budgets. He will have similar responsibilities at Atlas Building Company.

    Evans’ category experience is broad. He has managed projects from specialized renovations to construction of multi-million-dollar facilities in healthcare, assisted living, education, performing arts and retail. He has also supervised construction and renovation of historically significant buildings.

    Woehle, who had been serving as Vice President of Construction, is now Vice President of Preconstruction Services. In this role he will work closely with Atlas clients during the preconstruction phase to ensure that their construction plans align with their current and future business needs. He and the rest of the management team are responsible for providing clients with the Atlas Advantage, Atlas Building Company’s proprietary, step-by-step process for ensuring satisfaction before, during and long after construction.

    Andy Stultz, president of Atlas Building Company stated “We are experiencing rapid growth and needed to add experienced professionals to our management team. With his knowledge and excellent reputation in commercial construction in this region, Chuck Evans is a valuable addition. Bringing him in also allowed us to reorganize and allow Charlie Woehle to focus on our clients during the vital preconstruction phase.”


  • 16 Oct 2019 4:39 PM | Anonymous

    SARASOTA, Fla., (October 15, 2019) – GATES Construction is building the condominiums complex known as 332 Cocoanut, located in the revitalized Rosemary District near downtown Sarasota. The new 5-story 88,000 SF mixed-use condominium will feature 18 two-bedroom units and 18 one-bedroom plus den units to accommodate 36 residences. Residential amenities will include electronic key fob entry, elevator access, secured storage and covered parking, and a raised pool deck with neighborhood and city views.  The first floor will accommodate both tenants and community members with 9,000 SF of innovative office and work spaces and 800 SF of retail space.  Because of its ideal location and amenities, the Sarasota Film Festival will be moving their headquarters here.  Construction is progressing on schedule with completion slated for 2020. Architectural design services provided by DSDG Architects.

    For over 25 years, GATES Construction has provided award-winning construction management, general contracting and design-build services throughout the Southeast United States and Latin America.  Their diverse portfolio of commercial, multi-family, industrial, healthcare, and club and hospitality projects showcases numerous landmarks constructed over the past quarter of a century.  As Florida’s premier builder, GATES serves its clients from offices in Bonita Springs, Sarasota and Palm Beach Gardens.  For more information on GATES, please call (239) 593-3777 or visit the website at www.GATESinc.com.


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