Wharton-Smith Celebrates Ribbon Cutting of UCF’s Wayne Densch Center for Student-Athlete Leadership

Sanford, FL – March 17, 2016 – Wharton-Smith joined with students, faculty and donors of the University of Central Florida’s Athletic Department to cut the grand opening ribbon on the Wayne Densch Center for Student-Athlete Leadership, the new headquarters for student-athlete personal, professional and academic development.

Located next to UCF’s award-winning Bright House Networks Stadium, also built by Wharton-Smith, the three-story, 21,700 s.f. facility includes offices, computer labs, conference space, a multi-purpose classroom which will hold 200 students, tutoring and mentoring rooms, study space, and resource rooms.

“This beautiful facility puts us right on par with the top athletic…

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Wharton-Smith Featured as Company to Watch by Florida Trend

March 11, 2016 – Sanford, FL – Wharton-Smith was highlighted in the March issue of Florida Trend magazine as a “Company to Watch.” The magazine reports, “The Sanford-based construction company has a long history of developing major projects in metro Orlando and is thriving in the midst of the current building boom.” Read the full article here.

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Wharton-Smith Breaks Ground on Osceola County’s Fire Station 64

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Sanford, FL – February 16, 2016 – Wharton-Smith joined with Osceola County Commissioners, Fire Chief Robert Sorenson, architect C.T. Hsu + Associates, and community members, on February 15 to break ground on the County’s new Fire Station 64.

Commissioner Brandon Arrington welcomed the crowd and applauded the efforts of everyone involved in the project for improving public safety for the citizens of Osceola County. For the past 15 years, Osceola County Fire Station 64 has operated out of a makeshift station consisting of a trailer and shed. During intense storms with high winds fire crews were forced to evacuate to…

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Wharton-Smith Breaks Ground on Casselberry’s Lake Concord Park Development

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Sanford, FL – January 29, 2016 – Wharton-Smith officially broke ground January 26 on the City of Casselberry’s 20-acre Lake Concord Park development. Touted as a new gateway to Casselberry, the mixed-use project will feature luxury apartments, restaurants and retail, with public gathering areas, playgrounds, pathways and lakes.

The project is being developed as a public/private partnership between the city, its community redevelopment agency, and private developers. As construction manager, Wharton-Smith will oversee all site development and infrastructure for the $34 million project. Casselberry Mayor Charlene Glancy compared the development to the highly successful Baldwin Park community. “This ‘vision’…

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Wharton-Smith Celebrates New School for Students of Millenia Community

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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…

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

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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…

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Wharton-Smith Celebrates Grand Opening of A-First Project

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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…

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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…

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

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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.

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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

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