Sweetwater Wetlands Park Receives Outstanding Environmental Award

Sanford, FL – May 31, 2016 – The Sweetwater Wetlands Park project, noted as the most significant integrated water resources project in the City of Gainesville’s history, was recently recognized by the City’s Beautification Board as the 2016 recipient of its prestigious Outstanding Environmental Award.

The 264-acre park is part of an ambitious plan to improve water quality in the Alachua Sink and restore more than 1,300 acres of wetlands in the Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. The project includes construction of a 125-acre enhancement wetland designed to filter water in Sweetwater Branch, reduce nutrient loading, and then release…

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Wharton-Smith Celebrates Ribbon Cutting of Osceola County Schools’ Center for Employee Health

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Sanford, FL – May 23, 2016 – It was a festive atmosphere as employees of Osceola County schools gathered together with their families, school board members, representatives of Florida Hospital, and Wharton-Smith last week to cut the ribbon and celebrate the grand opening of the Center for Employee Health. Built in partnership with Florida Hospital, the new 15,456-square-foot medical center provides primary care services, including urgent care, pediatrics, occupational medicine, preventive medicine, and physical therapy to the more than 7,000 school district employees and their families.

Ricky Booth, Vice Chairman of the School District of Osceola County opened the ceremony emphasizing…

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Wharton-Smith Celebrates Grand Opening of Seminole County Sports Complex

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Sanford, FL – May 16, 2016 – Amid the sounds of baseball bats cracking, cheering fans, laughing kids, and an impressive fireworks display, representatives from Seminole County gathered with Wharton-Smith, HKS Architects, CPH Engineers and excited community members to celebrate the grand opening of the Seminole County Sports Complex. The celebration kicked off the USSSA Florida State Baseball Championship, a three-day tournament featuring 85 teams from across Florida.

Chairman John Horan of the Seminole County Board of County Commissioners opened the ceremony pronouncing with a smile on his face “We had our own field of dreams, and now it is…

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Wharton-Smith Awarded Soldiers Creek Park Redevelopment Project

Sanford, FL – May 16, 2016 – Wharton-Smith, Inc., one of Central Florida’s largest locally based general contractors, has been selected to redevelop Soldiers Creek Park into a state-of-the-art softball complex designed to attract top-notch regional and national tournaments. The $7.2 million redevelopment is part of the Seminole County’s ongoing efforts to build new sports facilities for its residents, as well as to bring in thousands of new visitors to the area who will support local businesses.

The redeveloped softball complex will include six 220-foot natural turf fields and a hospitality building with meeting space, offices, concession area and restrooms.…

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