Gerry Kelly Named Director of Operations for Wharton-Smith South Florida Commercial Division

Wharton-Smith Construction Group recently welcomed Gerry Kelly as Director of Operations for their South Florida Commercial Division in Jupiter, FL.   Mr. Kelly brings with him three decades of construction experience and an extensive history of success in winning and managing large multi-million dollar projects.  Most recently, he worked as a Project Executive for The Weitz Company in West Palm Beach, Florida where he was responsible for operations oversight, client relations, project budgets and the quality assurance. Prior to that, Gerry held the position of Vice President of Operations at the Morganti Group, a general construction firm with diverse market…

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Students Sign the Steel

On Feb. 12, Wharton-Smith project team members invited students, teachers and staff at Cypress Ridge Elementary School to sign their name on pieces of structural steel that will become part of their new 17,000-square-foot “cafetorium” (cafeteria and auditorium). See more photos.

What started out as a small group quickly turned into an event for the entire school with nearly 600 students—kindergarten through fifth grade— signing their names. This also provided an opportunity for teachers to take a photo with their class all while wearing Wharton-Smith hardhats.

The $5 million cafetorium project includes science and music classrooms and the demolition…

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Wharton-Smith Supports ACT Program

Wharton-Smith has been supporting the Academy of Construction Technologies (ACT) for 15 years.  Most recently, Wharton-Smith team members participated in two annual events – the Clay Shoot at Blackjack Sporting Clays and the ACT Membership Breakfast at Orange Technical College. Proceeds from these events benefit the ACT Program, which prepares high school students for the vocational trades within the construction industry. After they graduate, many of the students continue their vocational development in adult apprenticeship programs.

The Program works closely with Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Lake County high schools to utilize curricula developed by industry professionals. Beginning in their sophomore…

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