LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – Halfacre Construction Company, a Lakewood Ranch-based commercial construction company, recently welcomed Eric Graham as its director of community and business diversity.
Graham brings more than 20 years of experience advocating for disadvantaged business within Florida’s Fortune 100 corporations. In his new role at Halfacre Construction Company, he will directly oversee outreach to minority, small and local businesses, consult with schools and local government agencies, and develop and execute policies that expand business practices, among other duties.
“We look forward to bringing Eric’s passion for promoting inclusive business practices and diversity to our team and expanding those efforts within our organization,” said Jack Cox, president and CEO of Halfacre Construction Company. “We’ve worked with him on several projects over the past six years, and his knowledge and robust background in the field will make him a great asset for our firm.”
Most recently, Graham served as the supplier diversity officer for Hillsborough County Public Schools. During his time there, he created an unimpeachable record of service to the Minority Small Local Businesses (MSLB) of Tampa Bay, guided the spend with minority, small and local businesses to exceed $217 million, and crafted a program that reached and maintained record breaking utilization spends with MSLB for the seventh largest school district in the U.S.
In 2019, he was appointed as an advisor for the NFL Business Connect. Graham, along with his team, executed the minority inclusion program for Superbowl LV, making it a historic event both on the field and for the MSLB of Tampa Bay.
Graham attended the University of South Florida MUMA College of Business. He continues to serve the community on several boards, including the Minority Economic Development Corporation, Hillsborough Alliance of Black School Educators and NFL Business Connect.
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. For more information, visit www.HalfacreConstruction.com.
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