Wharton-Smith Participates in the 2018 Habitat for Humanity Home Builders Blitz

Sanford, FL – June 12, 2018 – This past week, team members from Wharton-Smith partnered with local builders and Habitat for Humanity of Seminole-Apopka (HFHSA) to make one family’s dream of home ownership a reality. As part of the 4th Annual Home Builders Blitz, construction crews worked from sun up to sun down to build a single family home for Sanford resident Malita and her family. A dedication ceremony was held Tuesday, June 12, to bless the home, cut the ribbon, and present the family with keys to the house.

Over sixteen local subcontractors participated in the week-long build, which…

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Wharton-Smith Celebrates Completion of the Smyrna Dunes Park Boardwalk Renovation Project

New Smyrna Beach, FL – May 25, 2018 – It was a great day for team members from Wharton-Smith, Nature Bridges, DMC Engineers, Zev Cohen and Volusia County to celebrate the completion of the Smyrna Dunes Park Boardwalk Renovation project with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. The newly renovated two-mile elevated boardwalk now extends across 73 acres of land at the northern tip of the New Smyrna Beach peninsula.

The ceremony began with speeches from representatives from Volusia County, including Vice-Chair and District 3 Representative Deb Denys who thanked the construction and design teams and noted the project was completed ahead…

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Wharton-Smith Hosts Subcontractor Appreciation Event

Sanford, FL – Wharton-Smith hosted their Subcontractor Appreciation event on May 10 at the Route 46 Entertainment District. More than 125 subcontractors were able to network, indulge in a BBQ feast, and enjoy the musical stylings of the Alex Hayes Band. This event offered an opportunity to connect and show our gratitude for their quality craftsmanship and endless support.

“Wharton-Smith is honored to partner with some of the best subcontractors in the Central Florida area,” says Darin Crafton, Executive Vice President – Commercial Division. “Our ability to deliver on the promises we make to clients is directly related to the strong…

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Wharton-Smith Makes Best Employers List

Charlotte, NC – Wharton-Smith’s Charlotte Office was recently named one of the 2018 Best Employers in North Carolina by Business North Carolina Magazine, a program created by Business North Carolina, NC SHRM and Best Companies Group.

This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in North Carolina, benefiting the economy, workforce, and businesses in the state. Placing sixth out of 18 in the large-company category, Wharton-Smith touted perks such as Half-Day Fridays, Wellness Wednesdays and gift-card prizes for quarterly achievements.

To determine ranking, companies entered a two-part survey process to determine the 2018…

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Wharton-Smith Celebrates Completion of the Southwest Regional Water Reclamation Facility

DeBary, FL – May 1, 2018 –  The Southwest Regional Water Reclamation Facility Biological Nutrient Removal project located near Blue Spring State Park in DeBary commemorated their retrofitted Water Treatment Plant opening in an unusual way — using toilet paper in lieu of a ribbon for the traditional cutting ceremony.

The expanded plant will reduce the Phosphorus and Nitrogen levels in the Blue Spring State Park as part of the State of Florida’s Springs Protection Initiative. This $12.1 million construction project was funded by Volusia County Water Resources and Utilities, St. Johns River Water Management District and the Florida Department…

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Wharton-Smith Participates in the ARC “Sound the Alarm” Event

Charlotte, NC – April 27, 2018 – Charlotte Commercial team members—Bret Estridge, Andrew Miller, and Malina Dana— participated in the Sound the Alarm event for the American Red Cross (ARC). During the event, teams of volunteers installed 100,000 free smoke alarms in more than 100 cities across the U.S. According to ARC, seven people die in home fires every day, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms. Sadly, children and the elderly disproportionately lose their lives.

Together with the Red Cross, fire departments and other community partners, our Wharton-Smith volunteers visited 50 homes in a three-hour period. They installed…

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Wharton-Smith Breaks Ground on Center for Accelerated Training (CAT) at Valencia College’s Osceola Campus

Sanford, FL – April 24, 2018 marked a significant day for Central Florida with the groundbreaking ceremony for Valencia College’s new accelerated training buildings that will help grow Central Florida’s workforce. Valencia’s President Sandy Shugart addressed the large crowd gathered on the Osceola Campus saying “There’s nothing wrong with access to the workforce, what’s wrong is that it’s stuck there. If you want to work at all in Central Florida, you can get a job — you can get two or three, and you might need them all because at $8.50 or $9 an hour, you cannot sustain a family.…

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Wharton-Smith Celebrates Grand Opening of Osceola County’s Fire Station 62 & 65th Infantry Veterans Park

Sanford, FL – April 11, 2018 marked the official dedication and grand opening of Osceola County’s newest public safety facility, Fire Rescue Station 62  located within the Buenaventura Lakes community.

Osceola County District 2 Commissioner Viviana Janer and Fire Chief Robert Sorensen welcomed the crowd gathered within the station’s four-truck bay and led the ceremonial ‘uncoupling’ using the station’s new fire hose to welcome Station 62.

The event also marked a special dedication and unveiling of a bronze plaque representing an oversized replica of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded by President Obama to the men of the 65th Infantry…

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Wharton-Smith Jupiter Team at Miramar East Water Treatment Plant Reaches Milestone

Jupiter, FL – On March 27, 2018, team members at the Miramar East Water Treatment Plant reached a milestone – placing the slab inside the Nanofiltration Building.  The team celebrated with a catered lunch from the Latin Cafe and a heartfelt thank you from Division Manager Gregory Williams and Superintendent Lee Pursley.

The $26.1 million project is a design-build effort with GAI Consultants to upgrade Miramar’s East Water Treatment Plant to a nanofiltration membrane water treatment facility. Nanofiltration is a membrane filtration-based method that uses nanometer sized through-pores that pass through the membrane. The team’s challenge is to retrofit the…

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Wharton-Smith Selected to Build Pascagoula High School Performing Arts Center

Gulfport, MS – April 4, 2018 – Wharton-Smith’s Gulf Coast Division was recently selected to build a new 44,000 square-foot, 775-seat performing arts center for the Pascagoula-Gautier School District. The new center will be located at Pascagoula High School and will provide opportunities for the school’s drama performances, speech and debate, band and choir concerts, as well as bringing in outside entertainment to the community.

“Wharton-Smith is excited to be part of such a historic landmark addition to the Pascagoula-Gautier School District and the entire Jackson County community,” remarked Darryl Harris, Gulfport Division Manager for Wharton-Smith.

The $14.7 million facility…

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