New Carpet for Kids House

Recently, representatives from Kids House, Wharton-Smith, and Hudson-Everly Commercial Flooring, gathered to celebrate the completion of the floor renovation at Kids House with a walk through and pictures.

It all started in 2017. The staff at Kids House started to see small holes in the carpet throughout the building and were concerned about the concrete floor below it. In January 2019, Wharton-Smith was called to investigate. We determined that someone wearing high heels must have punctured the carpet right into the joints of the concrete slab below but there were no structural issues.

That’s when General Superintendent Mike Morton called…

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Project Awarded – Orlando Water!

Wharton-Smith’s Orlando Water Division has recently become the grateful selected construction manager at risk for the Western Reuse Storage & Pump Station project!

As September 2020 approaches, our team is eager to act on this estimated $9 million five-acre greenfield site. Construction will include a new reclaim storage and pump station consisting of two 4-million-gallon ground storage tanks, emergency generator with bulk fuel tank, a hypochlorite chemical feed system, and so much more.

We are excited to get this new project under our belt! Congratulations to the pursuit team!…

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Community Giving in Harbour Island

Harbour Island, Bahamas
Celebrated for its pink sand beaches and small-town feel, Harbour Island has been struck hard by the COVID-19 crisis. Bars, restaurants, and hotels have been closed, putting people out of work. With an unemployment level of over 60 percent, the food supply is at risk for many families.

Wanting to help those most vulnerable in the community, Wharton-Smith partnered with the local project manager, developer, town council, and faith leaders, to create a fund for purchasing and distributing non-perishable foods. David Hayes, Vice President Entertainment-International, sourced the food supplies and coordinated two shipments.

On April 24,…

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Technology Group: Giving Back to the Community

The Wharton-Smith Technology Group was completing an inventory of their equipment and realized they had quite a few gently-used laptops that needed a good home. Bobby Sams, IT Supervisor, reached out to Darin Crafton, EVP Commercial, to see if Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) had a need for some computers.

The Chief Technology Officer at SCPS was quick to respond, “Thank you for the very generous offer.”

With that, 50 laptops, valued at more than $15,000, were made ready for transfer to SCPS and picked up on April 16.…

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Project Awarded – Tampa Commercial!

We are thrilled to announce Wharton-Smith’s Tampa Commercial crew was recently awarded the $2.1 million Gulf High School Renovation project!

With June 2020 quickly approaching, the team will soon begin production on the demolition and removal of the existing home and visitor bleachers, weight room, coaches’ office, restrooms, concession, press box, and custodial storage.

We look forward to getting the project underway. Way to go, Tampa Team! 🏆…

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Wharton-Smith Helps Deliver School Supplies

The Supply Zone for Teachers, a service provided by the Brevard Schools Foundation, packed 27 pallets of school supply kits to be distributed to students in need. Wharton-Smith assisted with delivering three of those pallets to Fairglen, Mila, and Audubon Elementary Schools.

Distribution to the families was made possible through a system put in place by Brevard Public Schools (BPS). On March 23, BPS announced they were opening schools as food distribution centers for students living in poverty. To ensure social distancing, BPS asked parents to drive into the bus loop and release their trunk. A BPS employee places a…

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Employee Spotlight with Gregory Williams

We continue to marvel at our devoted employees who make it their mission to provide the best possible service for our clients. Today’s Employee Spotlight is dedicated to our Director of Operations in South Florida, Gregory Williams.

To learn more about Wharton-Smith’s hardworking team member, follow the link below!

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Project Awarded – Orlando Water!

The Wharton-Smith Orlando Water team has some positive news to share – we have recently been awarded the Buckman WRF Biosolids and UV project!

Expected to begin in September 2020, this $90 million CMAR project will consist of five, separate large upgrades to improve multiple treatment process areas including UV disinfection, biosolids handling, dewatering, and thickening, aeration, and onsite building facilities.

A big thanks to our pursuit team on this accomplishment!…

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Milestone at Fort Myers Central & South

The project team at the Fort Myers Central & South Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility hit a major milestone on April 3. The headworks screen and grit rehab crew took the South plant off the six pump bypass system and successfully started the new Hydro-Dyne bar screen equipment while overcoming hurtles caused by COVID-19 and its impact on the startup.

Training sessions were recorded and broadcasted through Microsoft Teams so all facility staff as well as the engineers could participate while keeping the on-site participation under the 10-person limit.

“I couldn’t be prouder of all the people on my staff that…

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Online with Embry-Riddle

On March 18, Paul Fulks, Project Executive, Commercial, spoke to the Civil Engineering students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. This was originally scheduled as a class presentation, but when all classes went online due to COVID-19, Paul worked with the university to move to a video conferencing format.

Paul offered an overview of all the things a commercial construction project may require from a project engineer. He showed them examples of where strong construction engineering fills the gaps and fixes the conflicts in the contract documents. He also showed examples of how the competence and efficiency of the project engineer has…

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