| SARASOTA, FL –Willis A. Smith Construction is proud to announce the promotion of David Otterness from his former role as Project Manager to Senior Project Manager. Dave has worked for Willis A. Smith Construction for eleven years. Previouslyas Project Manager, Mr. Otterness successfully led his team in the constructionof the first Tibbals Learning Center located at The Ringling and subsequently through the Sarasota Opera House Renovation. David has worked on various projects for the Manatee County School District, Tidewell Hospice, Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa. Most recently, Mr. Otterness celebrated the completion of the New College of Florida Bell Tower and the USF Sarasota-Manatee Science Labs at Mote Marine Laboratory.In his new role as Senior Project Manager, Mr. Otterness will oversee and direct administrative and field construction operations. Dave will directly manage projects from early development through project completion. Mr. Otterness is responsible for overall cost, schedule and budget evaluation as well as all construction coordination.
David Otterness is an alumnus ofthe University of Florida where he received his Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from the M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction. Mr.Otterness graduated with honors and is a lifetime member of the school’s construction honor society Sigma Lambda Chi. He is a US Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional and a State of Florida Certified General Contractor.
Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. is a construction management firm head quartered in Lakewood Ranch, primarily serving Southwest Florida since 1972. The company has a longstandingreputation for superior construction and offers its clients particular expertise in the areas of commercial, industrial, education, healthcare, museum specialty work and sustainable construction. Willis A. Smith Construction serves to promote excellence and integrity in the construction industry while contributing to the betterment of our clients and the communities we serve.