Chelsea Gruber

Halfacre Construction Company recently welcomed Chelsea Gruber and Priscilla Harsham to its Lakewood Ranch-based office.

Gruber joins Halfacre Construction as its marketing and business development manager. In her new role, she will explore Lakewood Ranch opportunities and manage the proposal and presentation materials and development. Most recently, Gruber worked within the marketing departments for two area architectural firms where she managed the request for proposals process, assisted with business development and lead various marketing initiatives.

She received her bachelor’s degree in mass communication with a double concentration in public relations and electronic media production and a minor in marketing. She is currently attending the University of South Florida to obtain her Master of Business Administration. Gruber was recently elected as the chief operations officer for the Graduate Business Association (GBA) at University South Florida – St. St. Petersburg.

Priscilla Harsham

“We are pleased to welcome these great additions to our growing team,” said Jack Cox, president of Halfacre Construction Company. “With the commercial market so strong and many new projects underway, we are prepared for future growth and more commercial projects in the private and public sectors.”

Harsham comes to Halfacre Construction as a project engineer. She has strong knowledge of civil engineering principles and concepts and will apply those skills to several of Halfacre Construction’s current projects, including security updates to Sarasota County Schools.

She has held various positions as a Realtor in the past. She holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Everglades University.

The commercial construction company recently named Reed Giasson and Tom Rees as partners. Halfacre Construction currently employs 30 at its Lakewood Ranch-based office.