SARASOTA, Fla. – Halfacre Construction Company, the area’s oldest, most established, locally owned and operated private commercial construction company, broke ground on the Loveland Village this week.
Upon completion in 2015, the Loveland Village, a 42-apartment complex, will offer 94 adults with developmental disabilities supportive housing and access to an array of social services that support their inclusion into the community through social activities and supported employment.
“This is a unique and much-needed project for our community,” said Jack Cox, president of Halfacre Construction Company. “We are truly honored to have been selected for the opportunity to build a new resource to meet the needs of adults with developmental disabilities in our region.”
The new residential complexes, located adjacent to the current Loveland Center campus, will also feature a clubhouse for resident activities and a student/resident services building with meeting areas, classrooms and a health and fitness facility.
The groundbreaking ceremony was held on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the Loveland Center campus at 157 S. Havana Road in Venice, Fla. Florida Senator Nancy C. Detert and Congressman Vern Buchanan attended the event as well as local government officials and community supporters.
“We went through a logical process to ensure that the selected contractor would meet the criteria set forth by our Village committee,” said David Hunihan, Loveland Center board member and head of the contractor search committee for Loveland Village. “We reviewed multiple quotes and presentations and were very impressed by the sophisticated building process presented by Halfacre. It was also an added benefit that Halfacre was a local company with a commitment to giving back to the community.”
About Halfacre Construction Company
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. For more information, go to www.halfacreconstruction.com.