Manhattan Construction Receives Seven Honors at ABC Florida Gulf Coast’s Excellence In Construction Event

The Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) Florida Gulf Coast Chapter honored Manhattan Construction with seven awards. Manhattan Construction representatives were on hand to receive the awards at the 2013 Excellence in Construction Awards Program held on Friday, April 19th 2013 at the Hilton Hotel in Downtown Tampa.

Pictured left to right: Manhattan Construction team members Terry Donathan – vice president estimating, Bruce Fields – senior vice president, Keith Morgan – chief estimator, Michael Halligan – senior project manager, Stephen McDonald – operations manager, Paul Wharen – senior project manager, Steve Massuci, CPE – estimator, Jack Fletcher – superintendent, John Cowart – senior superintendent.

ABC presented Manhattan Construction as the winner of the 2013 Eagle Award in the “Other Construction” $2 to $100 million category for the Boston Red Sox Spring Training Facility – jetBlue Park. Manhattan Construction built the 120-acre spring training facility which included a 12,000-seat stadium and six full practice fields in Fort Myers, Florida. The stadium portion included an iconic “green monster” left field wall and a manual scoreboard from Fenway Park. The project is LEED® Certified. The project architect was Populous, Inc.


Boston Red Sox Training Facility
Boston Red Sox Spring Training Facility – jetBlue Park, Fort Myers, Florida

Manhattan Construction was also awarded the 2013 Eagle Award in the Residential/Multi-Family up to $100 million category for Moorings Park Buildings O, P, and Q in Naples, Florida. The project consisted of three buildings ranging from three to five stories at the Moorings Park retirement community in Naples, Florida. It added 29 new custom condo style independent living units over ground floor covered parking and a five-star restaurant. The project architect was Burt Hill/Pollock Krieg Architects.

Moorings Park
Moorings Park Buildings O, P, and Q, Naples, Florida

Additionally, Manhattan won another 2013 Eagle Award in the Institutional $5 to $10 million category for the construction of the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex in Sarasota, Florida. Manhattan Construction demolished the existing facility and constructed a new 45,000-square-foot community center and pool that achieved LEED Silver Certification. The project architect was Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative.

Robert L. Taylor Community Complex in Sarasota, Florida
Robert L. Taylor Community Complex in Sarasota, Florida

Manhattan was recognized with a 2013 Merit Award for the Veterans Administration Ambulatory / Outpatient Surgical Center in Cape Coral, Florida. Manhattan Construction completed the 222,988-square-foot outpatient facility that was designed to accommodate advanced healthcare for United States Veterans. The project architect was HOK, Inc.

Veterans Administration Ambulatory / Outpatient Surgical Center, Cape Coral, Florida
Veterans Administration Ambulatory / Outpatient Surgical Center, Cape Coral, Florida

Manhattan was also recognized with a 2013 Merit Award for the Osceola County Courthouse Square Expansion Phase I Parking Garage in Kissimmee, Florida. Manhattan Construction erected the eight-story, 830-space parking garage adjacent to the existing county buildings in the government center complex. The project architect was Heery International, Inc.

Osceola County Courthouse Square Expansion Phase I Parking Garage, Kissimmee, Florida
Osceola County Courthouse Square Expansion Phase I Parking Garage, Kissimmee, Florida

Manhattan was awarded a 2013 Merit Award for Florida Gulf Coast University Academic Building 8 in Fort Myers, Florida. Included in the project was a four-story, 69,000-square foot building that is occupied by the College of Health Professions and a three-level, 750-car parking garage. The project architect was Harvard Jolly / Kahler Slater– Joint Venture.

Florida Gulf Coast University Academic Building 8, Fort Myers, Florida
Florida Gulf Coast University Academic Building 8, Fort Myers, Florida

Lastly, Manhattan was honored with another 2013 Merit Award for the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples in Naples, Florida. The 32,000-square-foot, two-story building includes 12 interactive exhibit galleries as well as an outdoor amphitheater. The project is LEED Gold certified. The architect was Burke Houge Mills, Inc.


Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples, Naples, Florida
Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples, Naples, Florida

The ABC Gulf Coast Chapter Excellence in Construction Awards program recognizes the best work of general contractor and subcontractor members.

ABC’s Florida Gulf Coast Chapter (located in Tampa, FL) is devoted exclusively to representing the interests of 450 member companies from Gainesville down to Naples. Associated Builders and Contractors is a national association representing more than 24,000 merit shop construction and construction related firms in 78 chapters across the United States.

About Manhattan Construction:
Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction is consistently recognized nationally by Engineering News-Record as a top 20 green builder. Manhattan operates from offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla.; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Naples, Tampa, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Kissimmee, Fla.; Washington, D.C.; and Atlanta, Ga. Manhattan’s building portfolio includes corporate headquarters, institutional, healthcare, office, hospitality and leisure, sports and entertainment, aviation, retail, and judicial facilities throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. For more information visit: www.manhattanconstruction.com or connect with us @ManhattanBuild, via Facebook/ManhattanConstruction and on LinkedIn.