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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Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon Officially Open

Sanford, FL – April 6, 2017 – Wharton-Smith, Inc., one of Central Florida’s largest locally based general contractors, is excited to announce the completion and grand opening of the Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon attraction and ride at Orlando’s Universal Studios. The 3-D experiential thrill ride features a motion simulator that allows viewers to race through the Big Apple against Jimmy Fallon himself. The race course includes many of New York’s biggest landmarks, sights, sounds, and even smells such as New York pizza and water spritzes through the East River. As general contractor for the project, Wharton-Smith renovated the existing “Twister”…

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Wharton-Smith Selected as Design-Builder for Laureate City Park Soccer Complex at Lake Nona

Sanford, FL – March 17, 2017 – Wharton-Smith, Inc., one of Central Florida’s largest locally based general contractors, was recently selected as the design-builder for the new Laureate City Park located in Lake Nona. The new park is part of Lake Nona’s long-term plan to provide more options for outdoor activities and recreation to residents across Lake Nona’s 14 square miles.

Encompassing 20.2 acres, the Laureate City Park project will consist of four illuminated regulation soccer fields, playgrounds, pavilion spaces, concessions with restrooms, two shade structures, multi-use trails, parking, designated green spaces, and site furnishings.

The park project will be managed…

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Wharton-Smith Selected as Construction Manager for Space Coast Stadium Renovations

Sanford, FL – February 27, 2017  – Wharton-Smith, Inc., one of Central Florida’s largest locally based general contractors, was recently selected as Construction Manager for the renovation and transformation of Brevard County’s Space Coast Stadium into a state-of-the-art all turf multi-sport facility that will host United States Specialty Sports Association, Inc. (USSSA) prestigious events for all ages.  The project will convert the existing stadium turf and four of the existing practice fields from natural turf to full synthetic turf. Eight new multi-purpose fields will be added, along with a new championship softball stadium, a new youth field, and two new…

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Wharton-Smith Selected as Construction Manager for Seminole State College’s Building L Renovations

Sanford, FL – January 24, 2017 – Wharton-Smith, Inc. was recently selected as Construction Manager for the renovation of Building L 1st and 2nd Floors at Seminole State College. The project will modernize approximately 73,079 square feet of space of the 1970’s-era building including classrooms, computer labs, tutoring spaces, libraries, offices, conference rooms, MEP equipment areas, circulation paths, and support spaces. Infrastructure and site improvements will also be included as part of the project. Wharton-Smith renovated the building’s 3rd floor in 2011 making it the College’s first LEED® Gold building on campus.

Construction will begin in October 2017 and is…

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Wharton-Smith Selected as Construction Manager for New Millennium Middle School

Sanford, FL – January 5, 2017 – Wharton-Smith, Inc., one of Central Florida’s largest locally based general contractors, was recently selected as Construction Manager for the Seminole County Public Schools’ new Millennium Middle School project. Located on State Road 46, just east of Sanford, and adjacent to Midway Elementary School, the new school campus will consist of 222,400 square feet and accommodate just over 2,000 students. Five new buildings will be constructed – administration/media, academic, cafeteria, gymnasium, and an 800-seat performing arts center – as well as expansion to the existing central energy plant. The $43 million project is expected to…

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Wharton-Smith Partners with Leadership Tampa to Help A Kid’s Place of Tampa Bay

Tampa, FL – January 4, 2017 – In late 2016, the Leadership Tampa class took on a community project at A Kid’s Place of Tampa Bay, a non-profit residential community serving foster children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Leadership Tampa participant and Division Manager for Wharton-Smith’s Tampa office Todd O’Donnell knew the project would be one that Wharton-Smith founder George Smith would be proud for his company to be a part of.

Over the last six years, A Kid’s Place of Tampa Bay has provided a home and educational opportunities to over 1,100 children. The…

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Wharton-Smith Celebrates Ribbon Cutting and Dedication of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Family Life Center and Gymnasium

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Sanford, FL – November 9, 2016 – More than 500 congregation and community members joined together on Sunday, October 30 to give worship and celebrate the new Family Life Center and gymnasium at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and School.  The project began in 2015 with the launch of St. Luke’s capital campaign – Equipping the Saints – raising more than $4 million towards the campus expansion and providing additional space for the youth, educational programs, and recreation.

The new facilities consist of a 9,630 square-foot fellowship hall that includes meeting rooms, a youth room, a café, and storage, as…

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Wharton-Smith Celebrates Topping Out of New Windermere High School

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Sanford, FL – November 8, 2016 – On October 28, 2016, Wharton-Smith’s Commercial Division celebrated the topping out of Orange County Public Schools’ largest high school project, the new Windermere High School (f/k/a West Orange Relief High School), located on a 68-acre greenfield site in West Orange County.

Over 400 subcontractors, team members, and OCPS representatives were in attendance for the celebration. Senior Project Manager Tom Widener welcomed and thanked everyone for their hard work and collaboration on the complex project. “This is an important milestone for OCPS and this community, and one that could not have been reached…

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Wharton-Smith Celebrates Grand Opening and Dedication of New Millennia Gardens Elementary School

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Sanford, FL – On October 27, 2016, Wharton-Smith, Inc., one of Central Florida’s largest locally based general contractors, joined with students, faculty, family members, and representatives from Orange County Public Schools for a dedication ceremony celebrating the grand opening of the new Millennia Gardens Elementary School.

Held in the new school’s cafetorium, the ceremony opened with a heartfelt thank you from Principal Anne Lynaugh followed by the presentation of colors, Star Spangled Banner sung by the Wallaby Chorus, and enthusiastic remarks given by Orange County School Board member Kat Gordon to supportive parents, families, teachers and community members in…

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