LEESBURG — Blackton, Inc., one of Florida’s oldest and largest suppliers of materials to the homebuilding industry, who expanded with a new Leesburg location earlier this year, recently earned a contract worth an estimated $4.8 million from the Jacksonville Division of Maronda Homes.
Michael “Micky” Blackton, chairman of the Orlando-based firm, said the Blackton- Leesburg operation at 105 Park Center St. will provide flooring materials for planned construction of more than 600 new single-family homes and town homes next year in the Gainesville-Ocala area with a similar number of homes projected for years to follow.
The contract includes homes in seven of Maronda Homes’ communities including: Marion Oaks in Ocala; Tara Village, Tara Estates and Tara West End northwest of Gainesville in Alachua; Newberry Corners and Oak Park in Newberry west of Gainesville; and Cinnamon Hill in High Springs, Fla.
Blackton said the work will commence within the next 30 days.
“We have seen a marked increase in sales of our products over the past six months and we expect to see significant growth, especially at our Leesburg operation, over the next 12 months,” he said.
Headquartered north of downtown Orlando, family-owned Blackton, Inc. has been supplying the homebuilding industry from Jacksonville to Tampa for more than six decades.