Sarasota FL. – Halfacre Construction has donated $20,000 of in kind services to completely renovate the Selby School and to build a new athletic field at Community Haven. Dignitaries and a large crowd gathered on Monday September 16, 2013 to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the new facilities.

“This newly renovated building is providing great opportunities to our students,” said Marla Doss, president and CEO of Community Haven. “With their generous donation and a lot of hard work, Halfacre Construction has been wonderful to work with. They really stepped up and helped us in so many ways,” said Doss.

Senator John McKay, Dr. Sarah Pappas of the Selby Foundation, Sarasota County Commission Chair Carolyn Mason and other area officials attended the ribbon cutting ceremony and toured the new school.

Halfacre Construction has a long-standing relationship with Community Haven. “We are proud to work with an organization that is providing such crucial services in our community, said Jack Cox, president of the Lakewood Ranch based commercial construction company. “It is humbling to see the impact of our work through these buildings we’ve helped create that people can learn in, thrive in and call home,” said Cox,

Established in 1954, Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities, Inc. empowers the lives of children, teens, and adults with disabilities one person at a time. Community Haven includes four group homes serving 32 students. The organization creates solutions and changes the lives of children, teens, and adults with disabilities by providing a variety of specialized services and programs including Early Childhood Intervention, Occupational Habilitation, Work Force Development, Employment Opportunities and Community Living. For more information go to

As the area’s oldest, most established, locally-owned and operated private commercial construction company, Halfacre’s foundational strengths stand as evidence that its commercial and industrial construction projects will be delivered on time, within budget, with the utmost integrity and with the expertise and financial strength needed for success.

President Jack Cox serves as president of the Suncoast Charities for Children and is an appointed member of the Probable Cause Panel of the Construction Industry Licensing Board for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Halfacre Construction also offers its expertise as a green building provider with the resources available to build viable, effective alternatives to reduce energy consumption and preserve natural resources. Staff includes U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) certified professionals who have demonstrated proficiency in green building practices and who possess a thorough grasp of the LEED Green Building Rating System.