Halfacre Construction Company Chosen for Manatee Utilities Project

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. – Manatee County has selected Lakewood Ranch-based Halfacre Construction Company (www.halfacreconstruction.com) to renovate and rebuild its aging utility operations building located on 66th Street in Bradenton.

“After the standard request for proposals (RFP) process, approximately eight firms submitted proposals for the project,” said Tom Yarger, construction services manager for Manatee County. “After short listing three firms and going through an interview process, we chose Halfacre Construction Company based on their superior qualifications,” said Yarger.

The existing older facility will be torn down and replaced with an energy efficient structure that will provide more cost effective maintenance.

The new operations facility will house Manatee County Utilities’ fiscal and administrative staff, a separate building for maintenance workers, plus vehicle parking, office space and lockers.

The construction management at risk project kicked off in June and Halfacre Construction Company will break ground on the new facility in about six months. The project is expected to take nine months to complete.

As the area’s oldest, most established, locally-owned and operated private commercial construction company, Halfacre Construction’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 Company 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.