Wharton-Smith Wins Eagle Awards For Innovative Water Projects

Sanford, FL – October 14, 2016 – Wharton-Smith recently received the prestigious Eagle Award bestowed by the Central Florida Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractor’s (ABC) Excellence in Construction Awards program on two projects: The City of Tarpon Springs Reverse Osmosis Facility and Supply Systems and the City of Altamonte Springs – FDOT Integrated Reuse and Stormwater Treatment (A-FIRST). The Eagle Award is the Chapter’s highest recognition. Team members for both projects were honored at ABC’s annual awards presentation banquet on October 8th in Orlando.

For over a decade, the City of Tarpon Springs has worked towards finding its…

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Wharton-Smith Celebrates Grand Opening of Osceola County’s Fire Station 64

Sanford, FL – October 20, 2016 – Wharton-Smith, Inc., one of Central Florida’s largest locally based general contractors, gathered with Osceola County Commissioners and members of the Osceola County Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services on Monday, October 17, 2016 to celebrate the grand opening of the County’s new Fire Rescue & EMS Station 64, located on Pleasant Hill Road near Reaves Road. Commissioner Brandon Arrington and Osceola County Fire and Rescue Chief Robert Sorenson welcomed the crowd thanking everyone involved in the project for taking part in building a facility that will improve community safety throughout the…

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Commercial Team Celebrates Topping Out of Middle School in Lake Nona

Sanford, FL – October 18, 2016 – Wharton-Smith’s commercial team recently celebrated the topping out of a new middle school for the Lake Nona community. Subcontractors were treated to a BBQ feast and prizes were given in appreciation for their hard work. As workers entered the building they received a t-shirt with a rendering of the school on the back and the words, “Building the future with TEAM work!”

Project Manager Larry Sease opened the celebration, “We’ve reached an important milestone and I want to thank all of you for your hard work,” he said. “This new school will…

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Tarpon Springs Alternative Delivery Project Wins Merit Award From ENR Southeast’s Best Projects

Sanford, FL – October 17, 2016 – The City of Tarpon Springs Reverse Osmosis Facility and Supply Systems project, constructed by the design-build team of Wharton-Smith, TetraTech and Harn R/O, was recently recognized with a prestigious Merit Award in the Water/Environmental category of ENR Southeast’s Best Projects. The project team will be honored at the ENR Southeast Best Projects Awards event November 15, 2016 in Orlando.

For over a decade, the City of Tarpon Springs has worked towards finding its own independent water supply. The new alternative water facility at Tarpon Springs is the City’s first water plant…

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Wharton-Smith Selected as Construction Manager for Corner Lake Middle School

Sanford, FL – September 28, 2016 – Wharton-Smith, Inc., one of Central Florida’s largest locally based general contractors, was recently selected as the Construction Manager for the Orange County Public Schools’ Corner Lake Middle School Comprehensive project. Located off of Chuluota Road in Orlando, the middle school campus will undergo extensive renovations and remodeling totaling approximately 168,000 square feet to existing classrooms, administration, gymnasium, kitchen/dining, art/music and the media center. The project also includes resurfacing of the track and field areas, remodeling of the PE office, locker rooms, outdoor agricultural areas, and storage.

Phased construction on the $12 million project is expected to…

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Polk Penguin Conservation Center at the Detroit Zoo Named ‘Best Project’ by ENR Midwest

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Sanford, FL – September 20, 2016 – The Polk Penguin Conservation Center (PPPC) at the Detroit Zoo, constructed by the DeMaria/Wharton-Smith joint venture, has won ‘Best Project’ in the Sports/Entertainment category of ENR Midwest’s Regional Best Projects. The project team will be honored at the ENR Midwest Best Project Awards event November 30, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.

Inspired by the legendary Antarctic expeditions of Sir Ernest Shackleton, the Polk Penguin Conservation Center is the largest penguin habitat in the world and is home to more than 80 penguins of four species – gentoo, macaroni, rockhopper, and king, and…

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Wharton-Smith Selected as Construction Manager for Ironwood Infrastructure Works and Golf Courses

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Sanford, FL – September 6, 2016 –  Developers of Ironwood, the $1.1 billion golf community coming soon to the East End and North Side of Grand Cayman, have appointed Wharton-Smith International LLC (WSI) as their construction manager for infrastructure works on the project. WSI’s primary role is to manage the construction of the golf course and infrastructure of the Ironwood development.

With seven offices in the southeast of the United States, WSI has a comprehensive background in infrastructure works, having managed large construction projects in the USA and globally. The WSI team has a strong connection and affinity with Grand…

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Wharton-Smith Selected as Construction Manager for Hillcrest Elementary School

Sanford, FL – September 1, 2016 – Wharton-Smith, Inc., one of Central Florida’s largest locally based general contractors, has been selected as Construction Manager for the comprehensive addition and renovation project at Orange County Public Schools’ Hillcrest Elementary School. Located in downtown Orlando, the $14.6 million dollar project consists of redeveloping the elementary school campus providing approximately 52,000 square feet of new buildings containing classrooms, administration, dining, media center and support spaces. Renovations totaling 23,000 square feet will be made to the existing facilities. The project will also add a 130-space parking structure.

The comprehensive project is part of Orange County Public Schools’…

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Wharton-Smith Breaks Ground on Forest Community Park Renovation

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Baton Rouge, LA – August 10, 2016 – Community members and representatives from BREC – the agency that operates public park recreation facilities in East Baton Rouge Parish – gathered to celebrate the upcoming addition and partial renovation at Forest Community Park.

The $1.3 million renovation is part of a BREC initiative for updating its most heavily used recreation centers. The existing center and gymnasium were originally built in the 1970s. In addition to energy savings improvements and a new HVAC system for the gymnasium, the updated recreation center will offer more than 4,000 square feet of additional space, including…

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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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