Wharton-Smith Breaks Ground on the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Performing Arts Center

On Nov. 28, the Gulf Coast Commercial Division joined with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) leadership, local government officials, students, and faculty to celebrate the official groundbreaking of the Immersive Media Performing Arts Center. During the ceremony, Dr. Mary Graham, President of MGCCC, said, “We have multiple ongoing projects across different campuses and I have to say Wharton-Smith is one of the best contractor’s we have worked with so far.”

The 54,508-square-foot, three-story facility will be home to two new programs – Live Entertainment Technology and Simulation and Game Design Technology. It will also have an auditorium built to…

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Wharton-Smith Honored as one of Charlotte Business Journal’s Best Places to Work for 2018

Charlotte, NC – On November 16, Wharton-Smith team members were honored at the Charlotte Business Journal’s Best Places to Work for 2018. CBJ created a fun-filled event for the 80-plus local employers at Topgolf, where they revealed the official rankings and presented the awards. Wharton-Smith’s Charlotte office moved up the list from No. 12 to No. 4 for mid-sized companies!

For this unique awards presentation, CBJ reserved seventy golf bays. The goal was to honor recipients while creating a team outing that would “strengthen camaraderie.” Our Charlotte office had an open bay for eight participants. Team members hit micro-chipped golf…

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Wharton-Smith Wins Multiple Eagle Awards for Water/Wastewater Projects

Sanford, FL – November 7, 2018 – Wharton-Smith, Inc., one of Central Florida’s largest locally based general contractors recently received Eagle Awards for three Water/Wastewater projects. Bestowed by the Central Florida Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractor’s (ABC) Excellence in Construction (EIC) committee, the Eagle Award is the chapter’s highest recognition across each of the judged categories. The winning projects are The City of Orlando Lift Station 5 in the $5-10 million Public Works/Environmental category, Southwest Regional WRF Biological Nutrient Removal project in the $10-20 million Public Works/Environmental category, and the Winter Springs Water Treatment Plant #1 Upgrades in the…

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Wharton-Smith Celebrates Dedication of Hillcrest Elementary School

Orlando, FL – October 30, 2018 – Hundreds of cheering students, faculty, school board members, and local partners gathered to celebrate and officially dedicate the newly renovated Hillcrest Elementary School for Orange County Public Schools (OCPS). Wharton-Smith and HZ Construction served as construction manager on the project and C.T. Hsu + Associates served as the designer.

Held in the school’s new cafetorium, the ceremony opened with a heartfelt thank you from Principal Ruth Ortega followed by performances from the school chorus and enthusiastic remarks given by Orange County School Board Member Nancy Robbinson and School Board Chair Bill Sublette who…

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Wharton-Smith Breaks Ground on City of Sanford Seawall Project

Sanford, FL – October 25, 2018 marked a significant day for the City of Sanford with the groundbreaking ceremony for the $14 million RiverWalk Seawall, a project which will provide the necessary support for the future and final extension of Sanford’s award-winning RiverWalk from the Central Florida Regional Hospital to Interstate 4.

City of Sanford and Seminole County Representatives along with FDOT, MetroPlan Orlando and CPH Engineers joined in the ceremony to mark this momentous occasion. City of Sanford Mayor, Jeff Triplett, welcomed the crowd gathered at the spot where the project will begin stating, “This has been a long…

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Wharton-Smith Celebrates Topping Out of OCPS Site 37 Relief Middle School

Windermere, FL – On Friday, October 19, Wharton-Smith’s Commercial Division celebrated the great work being done by local subcontractors and team members on the Orange County Public Schools Site 37 Relief Middle School located in the growing community of Windermere, Florida. The traditional topping out event marks a significant milestone in the completion of the project.

More than 150 subcontractors along with team members from Harvard Jolly Architects and Orange County Public Schools gathered for a BBQ lunch catered by Bubbalou’s BBQ. Senior Superintendent Paul Radenhausen thanked everyone for the great work being done and successfully overcoming the three month…

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Wharton-Smith Announces Grand Opening of New Southwest Florida Office

Fort Myers, FL – October 5, 2018 – Wharton-Smith employees came together with local subcontractors and Lee County Business Development Manager Ruth Buchanan to officially open our Southwest Florida office located in Fort Myers, Florida. The group celebrated this milestone event in style with a catered BBQ lunch, chair massages, a presentation showcasing all of the exciting projects the company is working on in the area, and a formal ribbon cutting.

President and CEO Ron Davoli was on hand at the grand opening to say a few words before cutting the ribbon. “The only way to grow an office is…

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Wharton-Smith Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of the Austin-Tindall Sports Complex

Kissimmee, FL – August 17, 2018 – Osceola County Commissioners, project team members and the community gathered together to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Austin-Tindall Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Florida. The evening began with a ceremonial ribbon cutting, VIP reception and ended with a much anticipated scrimmage match between two football powerhouses in Central Florida – Osceola High School and Dr. Phillips High School.

“As a sports fan, I am excited about what this complex will mean for Osceola County and for the tourism efforts as well as the local organizations that will use the facility,” said Osceola County…

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Wharton-Smith Completes District-Wide Security Updates on 84 School Facilities in Brevard County

Titusville, FL – On July 31, 2018, staff from Brevard Public Schools, School Board Representatives, the community and integral project team members joined together to mark the completion of the District-Wide Security Projects for Brevard Public Schools at Andrew Jackson Middle School in Titusville. Principal Tina Susin kicked off the ceremony by locking the last gate for the district with a golden padlock presented by Wharton-Smith, the project’s Design-Builder.

“To the Wharton-Smith team, everyone has really done an amazing job getting these security issues resolved at 88 facilities throughout Brevard County,” said Sue Hahn, Director of Planning and Project Management…

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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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