LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – Commercial construction company Halfacre Construction Company has been awarded the contract to construct the new 54,667-square-foot building for Mercedes Medical, Inc., a privately held, national laboratory products distribution company.
Located at 12210 Rangeland Parkway in Lakewood Ranch, the new 28-foot tilt-wall building will incorporate an industrial vibe, with exposed concrete walls, steel and mechanical systems. The two-story structure will contain high-level executive office space and an air-conditioned warehouse and distribution facility.
“We are excited to work with Halfacre Construction on the construction of our new headquarters and distribution center,” said Alex Miller, CEO of Mercedes Medical. “The new building will not only increase efficiencies through the consolidation of three buildings on our current campus, but it will also provide us with space for future growth and enhance the work experience for our 70 employees and their canine companions. We are not a traditional distributor and did not want to build a traditional distribution box. We set out to create an environment the whole Mercedes Medical family could enjoy and appreciate.”
Halfacre Construction Company is acting as the construction manager while Flad Architects and Stantec are serving as the design team for the more than $7 million project. The new headquarters is slated for completion in fall 2018.
Mercedes Medical is a laboratory products distributor that sells equipment and disposable supplies to many health care markets, including reference labs, physician offices, pathology and hospitals in all 50 states.
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. 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. Halfacre President Jack Cox serves as president of the Suncoast Charities for Children and vice president of the Argus Foundation. For more information, please visit www.HalfacreConstruction.com.