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  • 08 Oct 2019 9:56 AM | Anonymous


    The curriculum is designed to allow the student to acquire a Master’s Degree in Construction Management as well as prepare him/her for a career in the construction industry. This degree allows students seeking upper-level management positions in various sectors of the construction industry to improve their competency in project, program and company management areas.

    The program leading to the Master’s Degree in Construction Management (MCM) has been designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply advanced theoretical concepts and knowledge from all functional areas of the construction business through an analytical, decision-making process which focuses on solving practical problems. Students in the MCM program acquire new knowledge and use this knowledge to efficiently access and retrieve information through technology. The MCM program promotes the use of networking, leadership, and interpersonal competencies to develop and sustain effective relationships with peers, and to create an appreciation for the value of a diverse workforce.


    The MCM curriculum provides a challenging and creative learning environment with an intensive program of study that has a broad-based administrative emphasis. Recognizing that the management methods of tomorrow may bear little resemblance to methodologies in current use, the program emphasizes sound general principles and decision-making techniques that provide a base for continued learning and professional development rather than upon business procedures which are subject to obsolescence. The MCM with courses such as Strategic Management of Construction Organizations, Advanced Construction Estimating, Construction Claims, Construction Cost Analysis and Financial Control, Construction Productivity, and Legal Aspects in Construction will strengthen graduates’ construction business and management skills.

  • 03 Oct 2019 10:57 AM | Anonymous

    The Bay Park Conservancy, Inc. (“Owner” or “BPC”) is soliciting Invitations to Bid (“ITB”) from interested companies and contractor (“Respondent” or “Bidder” or “Contractor” or “Vendor”) to provide landscape, irrigation, and other related services for the THE BAY PARK CONSERVANCY, BLUE PAGODA LANDSCAPE PROJECT (“Project”) , as detailed in Exhibit “A” of this ITB#: BAY-19-001.

    Bids are due for this ITB Bid#: BAY-19-001 at 2:00, PM on October 10, 2019. BPC will receive sealed bids until then and there to be publicly opened and read aloud for the purpose of selecting a vendor to furnish: all necessary labor, services, materials, equipment, tools, consumables, transportation, skills and incidentals required for the BPC, in conformance with bid documents, which include technical specifications.

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  • 26 Sep 2019 8:55 AM | Anonymous

    Manatee County is now accepting applications for four vacancies on the Construction Trades Board which regulates state and local contractors and licensed local contractors within unincorporated Manatee County. The Construction Trades Board has the authority to discipline anyone who violates applicable local code, State Statutes or Florida Building Code provisions pertaining to the activities of licensed contractors, including the authority to suspend and or revoke their licenses and impose monetary fines. Vacancies include a Certified General Contractor, Licensed Electrical/ Mechanical/Air Conditioning Class A or B Contractor and two Consumer Representatives. Applications are due Oct. 21.


  • 23 Sep 2019 8:54 AM | Anonymous

    Manatee County is accepting applications for one seat for a citizen’s advisory committee that makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on Infrastructure Sales Tax. The committee meets periodically to prepare an annual report to the Board of County Commissioners, which reviews expenditures of the voter-approved half-cent sales tax. All meetings are publicly noticed and open to the public. To qualify, applicants must live in unincorporated areas of Manatee County. The term for a seat on the committee expires in April, 2022.


  • 19 Sep 2019 10:07 AM | Anonymous

    SARASOTA, Fla., - September 11, 2019 – Jon F. Swift Construction was recently awarded the contract for The Legacy Trail Extension project by Sarasota County. The Legacy Trail Extension project including building approximately eight miles of paved, multi-use trail for non-motorized traffic, from the Hugh Culverhouse Nature Park to north of Fruitville Road in the City of Sarasota, as well as the 4.5 miles that will be the North Port Connector. Construction is anticipated to begin early 2020.

    “We are excited about the opportunity to build this long awaited project right in our backyard,” said President of Jon F. Swift Construction Jason Swift. “Our team is ready to get started to make this vision a reality for our community.”

    About Jon F. Swift Construction, Inc.

    Jon F. Swift Construction is recognized as one of the area’s leading commercial contractors, serving Sarasota and Manatee County public and private sector clients for over 40 years. The company has a proven history of providing high quality construction services for commercial, institutional and municipal projects and offers a wide array of services to meet their client’s needs including general contracting, construction management, design/build and estimating. For more information, visit www.jonfswiftinc.com.

  • 18 Sep 2019 10:09 AM | Anonymous

    The totally renovated and upgraded Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Bradenton Lakewood Ranch invites you and guests to our Grand Re-Opening party.

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 5:00 to 7:00 pm

    Entertainment, light hors d'oeuvres, free beer and wine will be provided.

    Please RSVP by September 23. 941-363-4000 or tom@countyinnfl.com 5610 Manor Hill Lane, Bradenton, FL 34203

  • 10 Sep 2019 9:01 AM | Anonymous

    Sarasota, Florida, August 30, 2019 – Shaun P. Merriman, Regional President – West Florida, announced that Brian D. Hall has just been named Senior Vice President and Community President for CenterState’s Sarasota/Manatee Market effective immediately. Hall takes leadership of commercial and retail banking for Sarasota and Manatee counties following the recent retirement of Jim Kuhlman after his long and distinguished banking career.

    During the announcement, Merriman noted, “We are excited to have Brian lead our Sarasota and Manatee banking operations. Having more than 30 years of successful banking experience, Brian has built a tremendous reputation as a proven leader which will significantly contribute to the bank’s strong growth in our community.” Merriman continued, “Over the past several years, Brian has been instrumental in motivating his teams to provide remarkable service, and he is thoroughly committed to developing and carefully managing strong customer and business relationships.”

    Reporting to Hall will be Chris Perkins, Area Executive/Commercial Team Leader, who now takes on the additional oversight of commercial banking for Sarasota County as well as Manatee County. Also reporting to Hall is Renee Brady, Private Banking Team Leader, who oversees the local Private Bank as well as Cindy Denison, Retail Market Manager, who oversees all nine full-service branches across both counties.

    In his reaction to the announcement, Hall responded, “I am excited to take on this key leadership role with CenterState.” He added, “It is an honor and a privilege to work with an incredible team of caring and committed CenterState associates who are focused on providing exceptional service to our clients and the communities we serve.” Hall joined CenterState Bank in 2013 after serving eight-years as President, CEO, and Organizing Director of Sarasota-based Sabal Palm Bank. He also held various senior management positions with the former SouthTrust Bank in Sarasota, as well as for Star Bank and Irwin Union Bank in Ohio and Indiana. Brian earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Indiana University and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati. In addition to his participation as the Board Chair for Plymouth Harbor of Sarasota Bay, Brian is Past Board Chair and current Chair of the HR Committee for Samaritan Counseling Services of the Gulf Coast, and is a Member of the State of Florida Bar Association Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee. Previously, he participated in the Selby Scholars Mentor program, served as a Regional Director and past Campaign Chair of United Way Suncoast, and served as the past Director and Treasurer of the Education Foundation of Sarasota County.

    CenterState Bank is a $17 billion Winter Haven, Florida based bank operating in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, which provides online banking, commercial lending, residential mortgages and investment services. Locally, the Sarasota/Manatee Community has $733 million in bank assets with nine (9) banking centers. CenterState has a history of quality service and community focus. Our core values at CenterState focus on themes of sustainability, a long-term horizon and the career development of our team. We believe that local ownership and local management translate into a better bank.

    For more information on CenterState Bank, please visit, www.CenterStateBank.com.

  • 04 Sep 2019 8:59 AM | Anonymous

    PGT Innovations, a national leader in the premium window and door category, has penned an exclusive partnership deal with southwest Florida’s premier luxury builder John Cannon Homes. PGT Innovations will provide windows and doors from the manufacturers’ family of brands in the two new model homes opening in late summer 2020 at The Islands on the Manatee River and Skye Ranch.

    Throughout his home designs, John Cannon is known for using products that exceed code standards. Impact-resistant windows and doors from WinDoor®, one of PGT Innovations’ luxury brands, will be featured in both The Tindarra and The Kylie models. The brand was selected, in part, due to its reputation for having some of the highest-performing products in the industry that exceed code requirements, as well as its product styles that complement the designs of John Cannon Homes. Additionally, high-style, contemporary products from the exclusive PGT Innovations’ iLab may also make an appearance in some of Cannon’s highly customized designs.

  • 22 Aug 2019 9:40 AM | Anonymous

    Jack Cox is waiting, and watching. Mostly watching.

    Cox is the president and CEO of Halfacre Construction, which is thriving in its commercial and industrial construction business as growth continues to fuel the number of projects coming to the Manatee and Sarasota counties area.

    He still watches, though, because part of his job is seeing what is around the next corner, or the corner that is 10 miles down the road.

    To Read more follow the link below


  • 20 Aug 2019 9:38 AM | Anonymous

    Inc. magazine has named DeAngelis Diamond No. 3881 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, a prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents an inside look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become a hallmark of entrepreneurial success.

    The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. DeAngelis Diamond is an innovative, award-winning, national construction management firm, specializing in commercial, multifamily, and healthcare construction with more than 20 years of general contracting experience across the United States and in the Caribbean Islands. 

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