LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – Halfacre Construction Company (www.halfacreconstruction.com), the area’s oldest, most established, locally owned and operated private commercial construction company, acts as the construction project manager for the Hardee County Industrial Development Authority and will oversee construction of the new Florikan facility in Hardee County.
Founded in 1981 by Ed and Betty Rosenthal, Florikan is a privately held, family-owned and operated business located in Sarasota, Fla. with 40 employees. Florikan specializes in polymer-coated fertilizer technologies that reduce the need for multiple fertilizer applications while improving crop performance to help growers lower costs and improve plant quality while reducing the industry’s footprint on the environment.
Beginning construction in September, the $4.5 million project will take almost a year to complete, with an approximate end date of August 2015. The 80,000-square-foot, pre-engineered metal building will feature 5,000 square feet of office space, 75,000 square feet of manufacturing space and truck wells on an eight-acre lot.
Halfacre Construction Company acts as the construction project manager for the Hardee County Industrial Development Authority, supervising the entire process from bidding to designing and construction management. Greg Witt serves as the project manager on behalf of Halfacre Construction Company.
“During the request-for-proposal (RFP) process, Halfacre Construction Company definitely stood out the most,” said Sarah Pelham, the Economic Development Council coordinator / Industrial Development Authority for Hardee County. “I believe that if we didn’t have Halfacre Construction Company as a partner, the Industrial Development Authority would not be as far along with its industrial park and the development of new construction,” she said, who speaks to staff daily. “The staff’s professionalism, honesty and integrity have shown through during the past three to four years we have worked with them.”
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, please visit www.halfacreconstruction.com.