Founded in Orlando in 1920, the general contractor and construction managerWilliams Co. is no stranger to high-profile building jobs.
Its latest is the $74 million Evans High School, to be built onApopka-Vineland Road about four miles from the present Evans High on SilverStar Road near Pine Hills Road.
The 377,297-square-foot project has a June 2009 completion target.
Also on the company's work schedule: managing construction of the newFather Lopez High School in Daytona Beach for the Catholic Diocese of Orlando.Another high-profile job: The $25 million, 300,000-square-foot IKEAInternational A/S furniture store going up in southwest Orlando near Mall at Millenia.
Two industrial specialists in Cushman & Wakefield's Orlando office recentlyhandled nearly 725,000 square feet of sales and lease deals. Susan Rubyrepresented the seller of the 173,400-square-foot Michigan Commerce Center for$17 million. Lee Morris represented National Distribution Centers, whichrented 188,468 square feet of space at 2000 E. Landstreet Road.
Leasing . . .
Global Technology Associates leased 8,207 square feet at 3505 Lake LyndaDrive in Orlando. David Chapin of Grubb & Ellis/Commercial Florida representedthe tenant. . . .
Quest Medical Outfitters extended its 14,000-square-foot lease at 632Maguire Blvd. in Orlando for seven years. . . .
Amedisys Home Health Care leased 2,400 square feet for three years at 2711Rew Circle in Ocoee. James K. Densmore and William C. Pellatt, both ofSignature GMAC Real Estate, negotiated. . . .
Professional Administrative Services has expanded to 5,111 square feet atCapital Plaza One in downtown Orlando. Catherine Reeves of Highwoods Properties represented the landlord. . . .
YouTopia LLC took 2,800 square feet of space at 11107 W. Colonial Drive inOcoee. Linda Carrick-Warfield and Lisa Schummer, both of Colliers Arnold,represented the landlord.
Construction . . .
Dave Brewer Inc., a custom home builder, has launched aluxury-home-remodeling division. . . .
R.C. Stevens Construction Co., Orlando, won the contract for two CentralFlorida Educators Credit Union branches in Oviedo and Fern Park. The twoprojects combined are estimated at $3 million. . . .
Vanson Enterprises of Winter Park is building a new fire station at theReedy Creek Improvement District at Lake Buena Vista. The 14,000-square-footfacility is projected to cost $4.2 million. . . .
Britt, Peters & Associates, a Greenville, S.C.-based structural and civilengineering firm, has opened an Orlando office headed by John Bailes. . . .
Mainstream Construction Group, Altamonte Springs, completed renovation of aCrispers Fresh Salads and Such in Lakeland. The $850,000 project was completedin two months, the contractor said. . . .
Geotechnical and Environmental Consultants, Orlando, is providinggeotechnical engineering services for the Burnham Institute for MedicalResearch at Lake Nona in southeast Orlando. . . .
Wilson & Co., Oviedo, is building a 77,000-square-foot Belk Store at PalmCoast in Flagler County. . . .
Keene Construction Inc., Maitland, is building the $37 million The Shoppesat Shelby Crossings in Sebring. . . .
Spolsky Construction of Sanford has the contract to build a27,000-square-foot hangar and office building at Orlando Sanford InternationalAirport for Delta Connection Academy. . . .
Seretta Construction, Apopka, is handling tilt wall work for the Lee VistaLakeside office/warehouse condo. The contractor also has been picked forconcrete work on the PODS warehouse in Tampa and the Princeton NorthOffice/Warehouse Building in Orlando . . .
EDC/Excelsior General Contractors is the contractor for the $12 millionDeBary Business Centre in DeBary. The 53,000-square-foot project is to startin August. . . .
Madden, Moorhead & Glunt, Maitland, is handling civil engineering andconstruction administration services for Atlantic Housing Partner'smultifamily project at Fruitland Park. . . .
Terry's Electric, Kissimmee, handled electrical work for the Homewood SitesHotel in Palm Beach. The contractor also is handling work on a Polk Countyhigh school in Auburndale and on the Parkvue Office Building in Kissimmee.
Design . . .
Architecture Inc., Fort Myers, has been selected architect of record forthe proposed Promenade at Universal Plaza at the intersection of Turkey LakeRoad and Universal Plaza in southwest Orlando. The project includes 40,000square feet of retail space and 80,000 square feet of office space. . . .
Leibin and Associates, an Altamonte Springs architecture, interior designand land-planning firm, is doing work on the Tampa Community Health Center,The Suncoast Community Clinic in Brandon and the Central Florida Breast Centerin Winter Park. . . .
The Orlando office of BSB Design did design work on three buildingelevations for Westgate Resorts in Kissimmee and southwest Orlando. . . .
RK Collaborative, Orlando, has continuing services contracts with Tampa,Lake County and the city of West Melbourne in Brevard County. . . .
Cuhaci & Peterson, an architectural firm based in Orlando, is designing aHyundai dealership on U.S. Highway 17-92 north of Orange Camp Road in DeLand.
Jack Snyder can be reached at 407-420-5094 or firstname.lastname@example.org.