LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – Halfacre Construction Company, a commercial 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. Petersburg.
“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.
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 The Argus Foundation. For more information, please visit www.HalfacreConstruction.com.