About Us

A company’s character is revealed in what it does. Improving the quality of life wherever we do business is part of our heritage and culture, and is an indispensable part of achieving our vision – to be the construction group of choice. A Building Construction Manager and General Contractor, Wharton-Smith specializes in water treatment, municipal, education, entertainment, and hospitality projects – all the things a community needs to thrive.

Founded in 1984 by Bill Wharton and George Smith, today, our employees are proud to be a part of a company that makes a positive difference in the lives of our clients, our employees and those in the communities where we live and work.

At the heart of our success throughout the years has been our ability to identify and respond to industry opportunities and challenges ahead of the competition. We have ambitious plans. We’ve been laying a dynamic growth path for our company. We want, and expect, to play a larger role in the $3.6 billion building contruction industry. We see an opportunity not just to lead in our markets, but to reimagine and transform them.

Our Vision...

to be the construction group of choice for our employees, our clients and the communities we serve.

Our Mission...

to exceed our clients' expectations by performing with the highest quality, professionalism and fairness and by communicating with honesty and integrity at all times.

Testimonials

The complexity of this project was increased due to the historical nature of the existing building, and the agreement between the church and the City that the southern façade be salvaged and incorporated into the proposed building structure. Wharton-Smith staff worked as part of the team to create solutions for these challenging conditions. Rick V. Baldocchi, P.E., Chairman – Building Committee, First United Methodist Church of Winter Park
I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for the efforts to bring this project to Substantial Completion as of today. ON TIME! This is a great plant that will serve the Florida Keys for years to come. This would not have been possible without the hard work and teamwork that you all provided. Your commitment to this important project is very much appreciated and you should be proud of the accomplishment. Especially to pull it off on schedule down here in the lower keys. Tom Walker, Deputy Executive Director