Wharton-Smith Celebrates New School for Students of Millenia Community


Sanford, FL – January 15, 2016 – Wharton-Smith joined with representatives from the Orange County School Board, design team members, community members, and students and staff of Millennia Elementary School on January 14 to celebrate the construction of their new school located off of Millenia Boulevard in Orlando. With construction 40% underway, a symbolic groundbreaking was held marking a significant milestone for this community and commitment to the families and students who live there.

Superintendent Dr. Barbara Jenkins opened the event by giving thanks to the community for investing in this new school. “We are all about our student’s…


Wharton-Smith Celebrates Grand Opening of Tarpon Spring’s Reverse Osmosis Water Facility

water plant team

Sanford, FL – December 22, 2015 – After more than a decade of challenges and delays, the new Tarpon Springs Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant celebrated the facility’s grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 16, 2015. More than 150 gathered at the plant’s entrance to commemorate the occasion. The grand opening marks a new milestone for the City of Tarpon Springs, making the city an independent water supplier with the ability to supply its residents their own drinking water.

The $36 million project includes four major components: the reverse-osmosis water treatment facility, the outfitting of 15 wells…


Wharton-Smith Celebrates Grand Opening of A-First Project

ribbon cutting

Alternative Water Supply Project Saves Money and Helps the Environment

Sanford, FL – On November 20, 2016, Wharton-Smith joined with local and state officials to celebrate the grand opening of the Altamonte Springs-FDOT Integrated Reuse and Stormwater Treatment (A-FIRST) project, an innovative water reuse system that captures and treats stormwater runoff from Interstate 4. The reclaimed water will be used for irrigation throughout Altamonte Springs and in nearby Apopka.

Innovation was the word of the day, summing up the success of this unique project and partnership between the City of Altamonte Springs, the City of Apopka, the Florida…


Wharton-Smith Awarded $71 Million West Orange High School Relief Project

Sanford, FL – August 28, 2015 – Wharton-Smith has been selected as construction manager of the new West Orange High School Relief project for Orange County Public Schools (OCPS).

The 385,000-square-foot, multi-story prototype high school will be constructed on a 68-acre site in Windermere and will accommodate approximately 2,800 students. The new school is being built to alleviate overcrowding mainly at the existing West Orange High School and will provide a state-of-the-art facility for the Orange County community.

“We are elated to have been selected for such a signature project for Orange County Public Schools,” remarked Darin Crafton, Vice President-Commercial…


Production System Reward for Small Operation Goes to St. Petersburg Plant Improvements Project Team

Prod Reward July

August 26, 2015 – Tampa, Florida – The winning small operation plan for July belongs to Robert Rowland, Marek Mietus, Rickey Baxley, and Scott Griffith from the St. Petersburg NEWRF Plant Improvements project in the Tampa Division. Click here to see the full plan.

About the Plan
The project team put together an operational production plan for installing the 6” FRP duct. During that process, the team discovered a problem with the duct fabrication. This afforded them the opportunity to take corrective measures before attempting the installation and thereby lessen the impact.


Wharton-Smith Ranks in Top 10 of OBJ’s Golden 100 List of Top Privately Held Companies

August 17, 2015 – Sanford, Florida – Congratulations to Wharton-Smith for ranking No. 8 in the Orlando Business Journal’s Golden 100 list of Top Privately Held Companies.

Leaders of the region’s top privately held companies joined Orlando Business Journal for its 2015 Golden 100 event at the Hilton Orlando hotel on Friday, Aug. 14. Clyde Burgess, Vice President, Environmental Preconstruction Services, received the award on behalf of President and CEO Ron Davoli.

The Golden 100 awards honor companies and their CEOs for their business excellence and contributions to the community. The companies are


Wharton-smith Conducts Field Training at Sanford Office

Weldon Training

July 29, 2015 – Sanford, Florida – The Quality Department offered a solvent welding training session by Weld-On representatives. The session included safety precautions, set and cure times, causes and repairs of failed joints, and a hands-on test for each participant.

First, the reps laid out the basic principles of solvent welding:


In the Trenches: Walls up, Floors down at the University of Central Florida

July 9, 2015 – Sanford, Florida – Watch the “Walls Up, Floors Down” video. It shows the progress being made on two Wharton-Smith projects at the University of Central Florida (UCF).

The Wayne Densch Center for Student-Athlete Leadership will serve as the headquarters for UCF student-athletes’ personal, professional and academic development. It will provide operations space to serve more than 500 student-athletes including a multi-purpose classroom, which will hold 200 students, a computer lab, tutoring and mentoring rooms, study space and conference and resource rooms.

The East Side Club


Wharton-smith Celebrates Ribbon-cutting of Holden Heights Community Center

Holden Heights CC_Ribbon Cutting

Sanford, FL – June 22, 2015 – More than 200 people attended the opening at the new Holden Heights Community Center on June 18, 2015. In a neighborhood challenged by crime and joblessness, the 12,612 square foot facility offers hope within its classrooms for vocational training, its fully equipped computer lab, and its space for adult and after-school programs.

“The center will connect children from poor families to the technology they will need to compete for college scholarships and good jobs,” Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs said.

Wharton-Smith, along with Mayor Jacobs, County Commissioners, representatives…


Wharton-smith Celebrates Ribbon-cutting of New Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Sanford, FL – June 15, 2015 – Wharton-Smith is proud to have been a partner of the new Sweetwater Wetlands Park in Gainesville. The project team joined with dignitaries and special guests from the City of Gainesville, Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU), design team members of Jones Edmunds, and various funding, regulatory, and contributing partners last week to celebrate the ribbon cutting.

See pictures from the event on our Flickr site.

Revitalizing wetlands and wildlife habitat

The new Sweetwater Wetlands Park is a beautiful habitat with trails, boardwalks and