Wharton-Smith Reaches Milestone on USSSA Space Coast Complex

Sanford, FL – October 16, 2017 – On October 13, 2017, Wharton-Smith’s Commercial Division joined with representatives from the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) to give appreciation to subcontractors and team members on reaching the 85 percent completion milestone of the new USSSA national headquarters and sports complex in Viera.

Senior Project Superintendent John Janes welcomed and thanked everyone for their hard work on the project. “First and foremost I want to thank everyone for what you do every day,” said Janes. To date we have had over 70,000 man hours with no loss time accidents and we are…

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Wharton-Smith Breaks Ground on New Park at Lake Nona

Sanford, FL – September 15, 2017 – Wharton-Smith joined with the City of Orlando, Tavistock Development Company, and Lake Nona community members on September 7 to celebrate and officially break ground on two new parks for the city’s fastest growing region in Southeast Orlando.

The parks are the culmination of 10 years of negotiation between the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) who owns East Airfield Park land, Tavistock Development Company, and the City of Orlando. Tavistock will build the parks and then be reimbursed by the city from Lake Nona property tax revenues. Once they are completed, they will turn…

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Wharton-Smith Wins Eagle Award for Harmony Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion Project

Sanford, FL – September 13, 2017 – Wharton-Smith, Inc., one of Central Florida’s largest locally based general contractors recently received the prestigious Eagle Award bestowed by the Central Florida Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractor’s (ABC) Excellence in Construction Awards program for the Harmony Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion project. The project was recognized in the $10-$20 million Public Works/Environmental category. The Eagle Award is the chapter’s highest recognition across each of the judged categories. Team members will be honored at ABC’s annual awards presentation banquet on October 7th in Orlando.

The Harmony Wastewater Treatment Plant is an important project…

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Wharton-Smith Wins Multiple Eagle Awards for Orange County Public Schools’ Projects

Sanford, FL – August 28, 2017 – Wharton-Smith, Inc., one of Central Florida’s largest locally based general contractors recently received the prestigious Eagle Award bestowed by the Central Florida Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractor’s (ABC) Excellence in Construction Awards program on two Orange County Public Schools’ (OCPS) projects: Innovation Middle School in the $20-$50 million category, and Windermere High School in the $50-$99 million category. The Eagle Award is the chapter’s highest recognition across each of the judged categories. Team members for both projects will be honored at ABC’s annual awards presentation banquet on October 7th in…

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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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