As a construction firm, we help build communities with our hands and our hearts. Wharton-Smith believes in making a positive difference in the lives of others and is dedicated to enriching the communities we serve through our brand and our people. We support and partner with local charities throughout the year with monetary contributions, sponsorships, volunteer service, and in-kind services. Wharton-Smith stands, uncompromisingly, for doing what is right. Some of our community partnerships include:

  • Academy of Construction Technology (ACT)
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Red Cross
  • Aspire Health Partners
  • Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida
  • Boys & Girls Club of Charlotte County
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Brevard County Schools
  • Building Homes for Heroes
  • Central Florida Urban League
  • Central Florida Zoo
  • Eckerd Youth Foundation
  • Feeding America Tampa Bay
  • Freedom Playground Foundation
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Heart of Florida United Way
Hillsborough County Development Center
  • Hillsborough County Schools
  • Holy Cross Lutheran Ministries
  • Kids House of Seminole
  • Lavoy Exceptional Center Handicapped Playground Project
  • Lyman High School Athletic Parent Foundation
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Onbikes, Inc.
  • Orange County Public Schools
  • Pasco County Schools
  • Pinellas County Schools
  • School District of Hillsborough County
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Seminole County Public Schools
  • St. John’s River Clean Up
  • Toys for Tots
  • Volusia County Schools
  • Water for People
  • William R. Just Veteran Residential Center Renovation Project


Environmental coordination on this project was extremely important. Wharton-Smith managed issues associated with water quality, cultural resources, soil contamination, wetlands, and flood plains. They worked closely with the site contractor and representatives from local government, the Water Management District, Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to ensure that environmental impacts were minimized. Alice Rankeillor, P.E., Project Manager, Gainesville Regional Utilities
Wharton-Smith has been a valued partner of the Central Florida Zoo for more than 20 years. I cannot possibly say enough about the trust, ethics and reliability of Wharton-Smith. Most importantly, Wharton-Smith understands the unique challenges of building and operating in a zoological park and act like a partner when engaged in a project, not just a contractor. They have “been there” for the Zoo repeatedly over the years and are an absolute pleasure to work with. Joe Montisano, CEO, Central Florida Zoological Park