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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Wharton-Smith Reaches Milestone on Smyrna Dunes Park Boardwalk Renovation Project

Sanford, FL – April 3, 2018 – The Smyrna Dunes Park Boardwalk Renovation project met an important milestone last week reaching 88% completion of the new two-mile elevated boardwalk that extends across 73 acres of land at the northern tip of the New Smyrna Beach peninsula. Team members from Wharton-Smith, Nature Bridges, DMC Engineers, Zev Cohen and Volusia County gathered to celebrate the achievement with a BBQ lunch catered by Four Rivers.

Smyrna Dunes Park is one of Volusia County’s most popular destinations providing unique opportunities for naturalists, ecologists, students, and visitors to see a wide variety of animals, birds,…

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Wharton-Smith Celebrates Completion of USSSA Space Coast Stadium With Kickball Tournament

Sanford, FL – March 22, 2018 – After ten months of construction, the new USSSA Space Coast Complex and national headquarters for the United States Specialty Sports Association is open and hosting teams for the 2018 year!

Wharton-Smith team members commemorated the completion of the project last week with an unofficial ribbon-cutting and kickball tournament on one of the complex’s 15 turf fields. Forty-five employees made the trip to Viera to play, cheer and tour the new complex. The project’s Senior Project Manager Ray Bowen thanked everyone for coming to see the new complex adding, “The venue has been a…

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Wharton-Smith’s Baton Rouge Team Rebuilds Texas Wastewater Treatment Plant Following Hurricane Harvey

Baton Rouge, LA  – On August 25, 2017 Hurricane Harvey hit Texas as a Category 4 storm inflicting $125 billion in damage to the state and flooding 800 wastewater treatment facilities, including the 10 MGD plant in Conroe, Texas.

Since the storm, Wharton-Smith has supported the Texas community providing relief efforts and construction expertise in areas affected by the deadly hurricane. Currently, teams from our Baton Rouge office are working to rebuild the Conroe Wastewater Treatment plant. Senior Project Manager Andre Boagni and Superintendent Phillip Corsair are working with local crews to restore the plant to its normal operating condition.…

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Wharton-Smith Selected to Build $54 Million Hollywood Wastewater Treatment Plant

Jupiter FL – February 6, 2018 – Wharton-Smith’s South Florida Water/Wastewater Division was recently selected to construct a new 3 MGD wastewater treatment plant located at the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Hollywood Reservation. The new treatment plant will support residential and business growth on the reservation, including the $1.5 billion expansion of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino which is currently underway.

The 497-acre Hollywood Reservation is the headquarters of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and one of six Seminole reservations in the state. Currently, the wastewater treatment plant services about 300 homes and businesses located on the Reservation,…

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Wharton-Smith Celebrates Topping Out of Hillcrest Elementary School

Sanford, FL – On Friday, February 2, Wharton-Smith’s Commercial Division celebrated the great work being done by local subcontractors and team members on the comprehensive renovation/addition project for Orange County Public Schools’ Hillcrest Elementary School. The traditional topping out event marks a significant milestone in the completion of the project.

More than 150 subcontractor and team members gathered for a BBQ lunch catered by Sonny’s BBQ. Senior Superintendent Brad Newton thanked everyone for the great work being done on site adding “you are making us proud and you are making your companies proud.” Custom designed t-shirts were handed out and…

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Wharton-Smith Represented on Volusia County Association for Responsible Development (VCARD) Executive Council

Sanford, FL – February 1, 2018 – Wharton-Smith is excited to announce the induction of Paul Fulks, Senior Project Manager, to the Executive Council of the Volusia County Association for Responsible Development (VCARD). The appointment was made official during VCARD’s 32nd Annual Installation and Award Banquet held Wednesday, January 31st at the LPGA International in Daytona Beach.

VCARD is a not-for-profit dedicated to affecting positive outcomes for the development of Volusia County.  The organization serves to work with local governments and development professionals including developers, architects, engineers, general contractors, and others to facilitate open dialogue, monitor policies and legislation impacting…

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Wharton-Smith Celebrates Topping Out of Three Oaks Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements Project

Tampa, FL –– On January 19, 2018, Wharton-Smith’s Tampa-Water/Wastewater Division held a Topping Out Party to mark the completion of the first phase structural work on the Three Oaks Wastewater Treatment Plant Oxidation Ditch Improvements project. More than 70 people attended including representatives from Lee County, the Three Oaks Wastewater Plant and project engineers CDM Smith, as well as subcontractors, vendors and field workers.

In appreciation for a job well done, prizes were raffled off to subcontractors on the job and a barbeque lunch was provided by Dave’s Barbeque.

After lunch, team members participated in a softball game, pitting the…

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