October 21, 2021


KAST Construction, West Palm Beach

KAST Construction, one of the largest privately held general construction companies in the Southeast US, announced that Sean Ouellette has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Division Manager for its Tampa Business Unit. Sean will assume the leadership role for KAST's Tampa Division which is responsible for KAST's activities in Southwest and Central Florida. Read more »
Published on 3/3/2020

Williams Company, Orlando and Tampa

Bob Lipscomb, a 33-year company veteran, advanced from Chief Executive Officer to Chairman. He joined Williams Company as a Project Manager in 1988 and has been at the core of developing the overall company culture and performance standards with a special focus on service to our clients and business partners alike. He is a voracious reader and is constantly striving to improve not only the company's performance, but also the performance of his entire team. His long-term vision and leadership enabled a successful transition from private ownership by implementing a succession plan which ultimately led Williams Company to become a 100% Employee Owned company. He is a graduate of the University of Florida's School of Building Construction. Read more »
Published on 2/17/2020

Williams Company, Orlando and Tampa

Taylor Huddleston has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer, having previously served as President. A 20-year company veteran, Huddleston began his career at Williams Company in 2000 as a Preconstruction Manager and later served as Director of Preconstruction, Vice President and Executive Vice President. With a special knack for analytical reasoning, Huddleston excelled in leading the daily operation of the company and was responsible for company structure, long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies. Huddleston is a graduate of the University of Florida's School of Building Construction. Read more »
Published on 2/17/2020

Williams Company, Orlando and Tampa

Chris Rollins has been promoted to President from his prior role as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. A 26-year company veteran, Rollins joined Williams Company as a Project Engineer in 1994 where he rose through the ranks to become COO responsible for all company construction operations. In his new role as President, he will be entrusted with the daily operation of the company including preconstruction, operations, safety and accounting, as well as long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies. Holding a degree in Construction Science, Rollins is a fifth generation graduate of Texas A&M University. After graduation, Rollins was commissioned in the United States Marine Corps and served in the first Gulf War. Read more »
Published on 2/17/2020

Suffolk, Boston

Suffolk, one of the most innovative and successful builders and real estate enterprises in the country, has hired Ann Klee as its new executive vice president. Ms. Klee will be responsible for leading Suffolk's national business development function and external and government affairs, with the goal of expanding the company's presence nationally. Read more »
Published on 2/10/2020

DeAngelis Diamond, Naples

DeAngelis Diamond is pleased to announce the promotion of Bryan Trtan from Preconstruction Manager to Director of Preconstruction. In his new role, Bryan is responsible for overseeing the estimating department's resources and practices. A part of the DeAngelis Diamond team for the last 3 years, Bryan has over 18 years of experience in the commercial construction industry. Read more »
Published on 2/10/2020

DeAngelis Diamond, Naples

Kiley Tyler has joined the DeAngelis Diamond team as Head of People. Kiley will provide leadership for the company's benefits plans and strategies, HR regulatory compliance matters, team member experience and development, and overall healthy workplace culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read more »
Published on 2/10/2020

Suffolk, Miami

Suffolk, one of the largest building contractors in Florida, recently hired Alex Smith as Chief Operating Officer and General Manager for Florida's East Coast, which encompasses the tri-county area of South Florida and Treasure Coast. Smith will be based out of Suffolk's Miami office and provide support and guidance to project teams in the region. Read more »
Published on 1/6/2020

Risner Consulting Group, Palm Beach

Risner Consulting Group a leader in construction consulting and audit services recently celebrated it's 22nd year anniversary. The firm has provided cost savings services to a variety of organizations both nationally and internationally. Ron Risner, President and CEO was also recently named Chairman of the Seminole County Sports Hall of Fame Committee. Read more »
Published on 11/18/2019

Suffolk, Miami

Suffolk, one of the most innovative and successful builders in the country, has hired Andrew Quirk as Chief Operating Officer for Healthcare and Science & Technology. In this position, Quirk will oversee the planning, design and construction of high-quality, energy-efficient facilities for Suffolk's healthcare and science and technology clients nationwide. Read more »
Published on 11/5/2019

Carlton Construction, Jacksonville

Residential/commercial builder Carlton Construction announces the hire of Charles Garrison as Business Development Manager. Garrison will lead the sales and marketing team, while serving as the main contact for current and future client relationships. Garrison is also active in NEFBA and serves on the Jacksonville Housing & Community Development Commission. Read more »
Published on 10/21/2019

Stellar, Jacksonville

Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction and mechanical services worldwide, has promoted two of its senior leaders Mike Santarone has been named the firm's new CEO. He joined Stellar in 1986 and became its third president in 2012. Brian Kappele has been named president/COO. He most recently served as Executive Vice President. Read more »
Published on 9/24/2019

Hedrick Brothers Construction, West Palm Beach

Hedrick Brothers Construction has realigned the company's leadership with internal promotions to reflect the growth of the business over 40 years. Dale Hedrick will serve as CEO, Gene Parker as COO & President of the Luxury Residential Division and Erik Himmel as President of the Commercial Division. The full-service construction company, general contractor, design-builder and construction manager is headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL and offers services including preconstruction, virtual design & construction and sustainability. The company serves the public and private sectors in Florida including commercial, industrial, municipal and education, with a dedicated division for luxury residential and equestrian estate clients. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2019

LEBOLO Construction Management Inc., Boynton Beach

R.E. (Ed) McWhorter joined LEBOLO as Director of Business Development. Serving Florida and Latin America, LEBOLO is a recognized leader and specializes in Commercial, Educational and Federal markets. A 35-year Florida construction veteran, McWhorter brings a wealth of business development experience including with many of the nation's leading retail and commercial giants. Read more »
Published on 2/5/2019

DeAngelis Diamond, Naples

DeAngelis Diamond has named veteran construction industry attorney Christian Young as general counsel. He joins the Naples-based general contractor after working with national contractor Suffolk, where he served as assistant general counsel. Young will advise on all aspects of company's legal department. Read more »
Published on 11/12/2018

Mattamy Homes US, Orlando

Experienced homebuilding executive David Baselice will direct the company's operations and strategy in Orlando Read more »
Published on 11/7/2018

Juneau Construction Company, Miami, Florida

Josie will be a valuable asset in developing and fostering Juneau's existing South Florida relationships with developer, owner and architect partners in pursuit of new construction opportunities. She is a Miami native and has dedicated the last 25 years to creating new business opportunities for Downtown Miami Partnership and the FL Retail Federation & FL Grocers Assn. Read more »
Published on 6/5/2018

Miller Construction Co., Fort Lauderdale

Miller Construction Co. has named Harley Miller its new CEO. Read more »
Published on 4/11/2018

Suffolk, Estero

Suffolk recently named Gordon Glover as vice president of business development for its southeast region. In his new role with Suffolk, he will work closely with regional and national leadership to develop and implement a growth strategy for the company's southeast region which includes offices in Miami, Tampa, West Palm Beach, and Estero, Florida. Read more »
Published on 3/19/2018

Coastal Construction Group, Palm Beach

Former U.S. Congressman Patrick Erin Murphy has rejoined Coastal Construction Group as Vice President. Murphy previously served as a VP for Coastal before serving in U.S. Congress for four years. Murphy will be instrumental in Coastal's growth as the company continues its expansion throughout Florida. Murphy will also co-chair Coastal's philanthropic arm, Coastal Cares. Read more »
Published on 12/6/2017

Skanska USA, Tampa

Skanska USA has announced the hiring of construction industry veteran Michael C. Brown to the role of executive vice president/general manager Read more »
Published on 11/15/2017

The Weitz Company, West Palm Beach

The Weitz Company has hired James Auld as a director of business development for the firm's Florida operations. Read more »
Published on 9/13/2017

Kaufman Lynn Construction, Boca Raton

Kaufman Lynn Construction Founder & CEO Michael Kaufman is the newest member of the Broward Workshop, a nomination based, private, non-profit, non-partisan business organization comprised of the chief decision makers representing 100 of Broward County's business and professions seeking to facilitate solutions to the county's most critical issues. Read more »
Published on 4/19/2017

Ashton Woods, Orlando

Private homebuilder Ashton Woods has promoted Mike Roche to the newly-created role of Starlight Homes Division Manager in Florida. Read more »
Published on 4/18/2017

DeAngelis Diamond, Naples

David Kovalik, previously Executive Project Manager, is now Vice President of Project Management at DeAngelis Diamond. Kovalik has 14 years of experience and will oversee all project management throughout DeAngelis Diamond's four regional offices locations in Naples, FL, Sarasota, FL, Birmingham, AL and Nashville, TN. Read more »
Published on 3/15/2017

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