Wharton-Smith Promotes Key Leadership Team Members to Executive Vice President

Sanford, FL – August 16, 2017 – President and CEO of Wharton-Smith recently announced the promotion of three key leadership team members to Executive Vice President – Darin Crafton, Tim Smith and Pat Hewitt. As Executive Vice President, each will be responsible for the strategic growth and oversight of operations within the company.

Darin Crafton, Executive Vice President of Wharton-Smith’s Commercial Division presides over all commercial markets and is responsible for strategic growth of Commercial operations in Orlando, as well as regional offices in Tampa, Gulfport and Charlotte. Darin has more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry…

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Wharton-Smith Celebrates Ribbon Cutting of New Poinciana High School Classroom Addition

Sanford, FL – August 14, 2017 – Wharton-Smith joined with the School District of Osceola County last week to officially open the doors on a $6 million classroom addition for Poinciana High School. District Superintendent Debra Pace, who once served as principal at Poinciana, School Board member Tim Weisheyer, and Principal Michael Meechin were on hand to cut the ribbon.

The two-story addition has a total of 20 classrooms and can accommodate up to 500 students easing congestion for students and staff of the school. The expansion is the second building constructed on the campus since the school was built…

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Wharton-Smith Breaks Ground on Osceola County Fire Station 62

Sanford, FL – July 21, 2017 – Wharton-Smith, Inc., one of Central Florida’s largest locally based general contractors, joined with Osceola County District 2 Commissioner Viviana Janer, Fire Chief Robert Sorenson, and Osceola County staff on July 12 to break ground on the County’s new Fire Station 62.

Located in the Buenaventura Lakes community, the new station will be based off of the C.T. Hsu + Associates prototype used on the Osceola County Fire Rescue & EMS Station 64, also constructed by Wharton-Smith.  The prototype consists of a four-bay station housing up to 11 firefighters with training facilities, dormitory…

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Wharton-Smith Participates in Habitat for Humanity Home Builders Blitz

Celebrates Dedication of New Sanford Home for Single Mom and Kids

Sanford, FL – June 14, 2017 – Building communities with our hands and our hearts is not just a slogan for Wharton-Smith, but words the company stands by. This past week, team members from Wharton-Smith’s Commercial Division 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 2017 Home Builders Blitz, construction crews worked from sun up to sun down to build a single family home for Sanford resident Jakevia and her three children.…

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Wharton-Smith Breaks Ground on Southwest Regional Water Reclamation Facility in Citrus County

Tampa, FL – May 23, 2017 – Wharton-Smith, Inc., one of Central Florida’s largest locally based general contractors, joined with Citrus County Commissioners and staff, representatives from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and Engineer Jones Edmunds & Associates on May 23 to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Southwest Regional Water Reclamation Facility.

Located in Homosassa, the Southwest Regional Water Reclamation Facility is an existing wastewater treatment facility owned and operated by Citrus County approximately three miles east of the Chassahowitzka River, a spring fed body of water. The new treatment facility will provide advanced wastewater treatment to reduce nitrogen…

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Wharton-Smith Expands Commercial Division Operations in Charlotte, NC

Bret Estridge Joins as Area Manager, Charlotte Commercial

Sanford, FL – May 31, 2017 – Wharton-Smith, Inc., one of Central Florida’s largest locally based general contractors, is excited to announce the addition of Bret Estridge as Area Manager of the Charlotte Commercial Division. Building off the success of the Charlotte Water/Wastewater Division over the last decade, Bret will lead the effort to expand Wharton-Smith’s presence in the area’s commercial markets. In his new role, he will be responsible for operations oversight, business development, community relations, and the quality of services provided by the Charlotte Commercial Division.

Estridge comes…

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Wharton-Smith Celebrates Re-Opening of Soldiers Creek Park

Sanford, FL – May 22, 2017 – With “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” playing in the background, Seminole County Commissioners, representatives from the Tourist Development Council, project team members, and community guests joined together on May 17  to cut the ribbon on the redeveloped Soldiers Creek Park, a state-of-the-art recreational facility designed specifically for women’s fast-pitch softball and youth baseball. Wharton-Smith provided construction management services on the $7.5 million project.

“Soldiers Creek welcomed the children of Seminole County to play ball on her two fields in the early 1970’s,” remarked Chairman John Horan of the Seminole County Board…

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Wharton-Smith Breaks Ground on Deputy Scott Pine Community Park

Sanford, FL – May 12, 2017 – Wharton-Smith, Inc., one of Central Florida’s largest locally based general contractors, joined with Orange County Government, Orange County Public Schools, students and staff of Windermere High School, and members of the West Orange community on May 10 to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Deputy Scott Pine Community Park. The park is named after Deputy Scott Pine who was killed in the line of duty in 2014, and will be home to the football stadium for the new Windermere High School, located about a mile away.

Deputy Pine’s widow, Briget Pine, and three…

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Wharton-Smith Breaks Ground on USSSA Space Coast Complex

Sanford, FL – May 1, 2017 – It was a big day for Brevard County on April 27 when the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) officially broke ground on its new national headquarters, the USSSA Space Coast Complex in Viera. A big crowd gathered for the celebration including representatives from the County’s Managers office, the Tourist Development Council, County Commissioners, Visit Florida, Brevard County School Board, and the Viera Company. Wharton-Smith, Inc., one of Central Florida’s largest locally based contractors, will serve as construction manager on the project.

Encompassing 1.2 million square feet of turf on 85 acres,…

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Wharton-Smith Breaks Ground On New Millennium Middle School for Seminole County Public Schools

Sanford, FL – April 18, 2017 – Wharton-Smith, Inc., one of Central Florida’s largest locally based general contractors, joined with Seminole County Public School (SCPS) board members, project team members, students and staff on April 18 to break ground on the new Millennium Middle School, a Seminole County performing arts magnet school.

Located adjacent to SCPS’ Midway Elementary School, the new campus consists of a 222,400 square foot prototype occupying five buildings on a greenfield site. Designed to accommodate nearly 2,066 students, the school will replace the existing Millennium Middle School and provide a state-of-the-art performing arts center in…

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