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