Sarasota, FL, May 29, 2018– Willis Smith Construction announces that the Sarasota County Fire Stations #12, #14, #16, #17 have won the 2018 American Public Works Association Projects of the Year Award for structures $5-$25 million.
The Fire Station’s project team consisted of Sweet Sparkman Architects and Willis Smith Construction. Brett Raymaker, Willis Smith Construction Project Executive, oversaw all four projects and worked closely with Kim Humphrey, Sarasota County Facilities and the Fire Department personnel throughout the process. Each station broke ground within three months of each other and each were completed under budget by utilizing the local construction community of Sarasota County. Each station was completed within the scheduled time of completion date and each celebrated their completions with grand openings in 2016. Each Fire Station also achieved the LEED Silver rating from the USGBC Council in 2016. John LaCivita, Executive Vice President of Willis Smith Construction stated, “It is truly an honor being a part of the team that constructed Sarasota County’s new Fire Stations 12, 14, 16, 17 and we are very proud to have been recognized by the Florida Chapter of APWA with the Project of the Year Award.”
The projects are also being considered for the National APWA Award Selection.
Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. is a construction management firm headquartered in Lakewood Ranch, primarily serving Southwest Florida since 1972. The company has a longstanding reputation for superior construction and offers its clients particular expertise in the areas of commercial, industrial, education, healthcare, museum specialty work and sustainable construction. Willis A. Smith Construction serves to promote excellence and integrity in the construction industry while contributing to the betterment of our clients and the communities we serve.
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