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CPPI receives four Excellence in Construction Awards presented by Associated Builders & Contractors

ORLANDO, FL. (October 25, 2016). Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) receives four Excellence in Construction Awards presented by the Central Florida Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

CPPI received two Eagle Awards for facilities at the University of Florida, the Cypress Hall Single Student Housing facility and the George T. Harrell, M.D. Medical Education building. CPPI also received an Award of Merit for the OCPS Lake Whitney Elementary School, as well an Honorable Mention for the Southwest Advocacy Group Health Center. The awards represent the highest level of achievement in construction excellence and sustainable construction practices.

The Cypress Hall Single Student Housing facility is a $25M, 82,000-square-foot, 255-bed dormitory adjacent to the Disability Resource Center in the Yulee housing complex along Southwest 13th Street in Gainesville, FL. The purpose of this new residence hall is to accommodate the increased demand from first-time in college students requests for campus housing, students wishing to move to campus housing from off-campus, and to minimize the amount of overflow housing. This residence hall will add to the inventory of the most popular living style arrangements for single undergraduate students. Variety and options continue to dominate the market for single student campus housing.
The George T. Harrell, M.D. Medical Education facility is a $46M, 95,000 square foot building located on the north edge of the University of Florida Health Science Center campus. It includes spaces for collaboration, quiet study and reflection, and hands-on inter-professional and team-based education, and will also provide a dynamic environment for all learners as they hone the skills necessary to respond to society’s changing health care landscape.
The $11.5M OCPS Lake Whitney Elementary School renovation in Winter Garden, FL was an upgrade to the newest classroom technology, as well as renovation/replacement of the administration office, classrooms, multipurpose cafeteria, media center, kitchen, labs and outdoor activities areas. The parking lot and student drop-off loop were expanded as well. These improvements come at a necessary time as officials in Orange County have been trying to keep pace with the growth in the country's 10th-largest school district. Recent figures show more than 194,000 students were enrolled in Orange County, up from about 177,000 a decade ago.
The Southwest Advocacy Group Health Center (SWAG) in Gainesville, FL was a $225K renovation of the four-unit building in the Linton Oaks apartment complex into two buildings with the objective of creating a place where families in the area can go for health and literary resources. One building is the resource center, while the other is a public health clinic, both on southwest 64th terrace. Renovations included installing new flooring, plumbing, and doors, as well as an energy-efficient air conditioning unit. All of SWAG’s programs are designed to meet short- and long-term family needs. Families can receive basic services such as food, clothing, and even tutoring for children, all of which has been greatly needed in this low-income part of the community.

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CPPI specializes in governmental, educational, healthcare, institutional and commercial construction. CPPI’s Principals include: Breck A. Weingart, Chairman; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO.

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of Florida’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders.  Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients. CPPI is prominently ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2014 Top Southeast Contractors; Florida Trend’s 2013 Top 200 Private Companies. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 30 LEED projects and has more than 50 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.  CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.  For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com , follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call   800-435-CPPI.


CPPI has been awarded the CM contract for UF Health/Orlando Health Central Hospital Cancer Center

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) has been awarded the construction management contract for the UF Health/Orlando Health Central Hospital (HCH) Cancer Center

ORLANDO, FL. (September 9, 2016) –Orlando Health recently selected the Orlando office of Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) as the Construction Manager for the forthcoming UF Health/HCH Cancer Center project. 

This comprehensive cancer treatment center will be approximately 30,000 square-feet and will include 16 exam rooms, 20 infusion stations, 2 radio-therapy vaults, and 7 physician offices. The facility will be located on a green space at the northeastern section of the Orlando Health Central Campus in Ocoee.

The UF Health/HCH Cancer Center is part of Governor Rick Scott’s $80M plan to create new National Cancer Institute designed cancer centers to support the expansion of research and patient care in the state. These centers will lead to improved treatments and access to advanced care for Florida's residents.

Dr. Mark Roh, President of the UF Health Center – Orlando Health said, “Evidence proves that patients suffering from cancer have better results when they are treated closer to home. Each year, more than 1,200 residents living near Health Central (Hospital) are diagnosed with cancer. This new facility is greatly needed.”

Serving as construction manager, Charles Perry Partners, Inc. will be teaming with HuntonBrady Architects to deliver this project.

Jason Morgan, Vice President & Regional Manager of the Orlando office of Charles Perry Partners, Inc. added, “CPPI is looking forward to continuing our partnership with Orlando Health and Health Central Hospital throughout the design and construction of the Cancer Center project.” 

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CPPI specializes in educational, healthcare, governmental, institutional and commercial construction. CPPI’s Principals include: Breck A. Weingart, Chairman/President; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO.

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of Florida’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders.  Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 40 LEED projects and has more than 50 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.  CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.  For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com , follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call   800-435-CPPI.


CPPI selected as CM for two new HCA Free-Standing Emergency Rooms in Gainesville, Florida.

GAINESVILLE, FL. (September 8, 2016) – Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) has been selected as the construction manager by Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) for the new Free-Standing Emergency Rooms in the Jonesville and Millhopper areas of Gainesville, FL.

Designed by Hereford Dooley Architects, Nashville, Tenn., these facilities will consist of an 11,200 square foot emergency department. The ERs will be open 24/7, with 10 rooms and 35 employees. Once complete, the new one-story facilities will serve more than 15,000 patients annually. The new freestanding emergency rooms will feature ambulatory capabilities, individual pediatric and adult waiting areas, CT scan suites, X-ray suites, triage suite, a secured holding room and multiple exam rooms for quick patient care.

These will be the 6th and 7th Freestanding Emergency Departments that CPPI will build for HCA in this emerging market and represent the 4th generation of the prototype design HCA has been developing.  Each generation provides further reductions in construction time and waste. These particular FSERs will have very extensive site conditions to work through including an existing building with which the County Sherriff has elected to perform a live shooter drill and then an open fire drill with the County Fire Department.  This will take place prior to the installation of a double stacked underground storm retention basin before the building foundations can begin.

In a recent statement, North Florida Regional President & CEO, Brian Cook, said “the emergency room would increase access to care and allow for residents in counties west of Alachua County to get emergency care without venturing into high-traffic areas of Gainesville.”

“Partnering with HCA on building these new prototype freestanding emergency rooms has allowed CPPI an opportunity to make immediate impacts in local communities in need of healthcare as well as advancing innovative construction techniques with prefabrication and modular construction.  It is truly a unique and rewarding experience,” stated Kyle Robinson, Senior Project Manager at Charles Perry Partners, Inc.

Construction of the Jonesville location is anticipated to begin in August 2016 and open in early 2017 and construction of the Millhopper location is expected to begin in January 2017 and open in January 2017. 

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CPPI specializes in governmental, educational, healthcare, institutional and commercial construction. CPPI’s Principals include: Breck A. Weingart, Chairman; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO.

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of Florida’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders.  Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients. CPPI is prominently ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2014 Top Southeast Contractors; Florida Trend’s 2013 Top 200 Private Companies. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 30 LEED projects and has more than 50 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.  CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.  For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com , follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call   800-435-CPPI.


CPPI is awarded the University of Florida’s Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, and Orthopaedics facility

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) has been awarded the construction management contract for the University of Florida’s Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, and Orthopaedics facility.

Gainesville, FL. (September 5, 2016) – The University of Florida recently selected Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) as the Construction Manager for the forthcoming $29 million Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, and Orthopedics facility.

The UF Health Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, and Orthopaedics building (referred to as “OOO”) is projected to be a 4-story, approximately 85,000-100,000 SF state-of-the-art multidisciplinary facility engaged in teaching, research, surgery, rehabilitation and clinical care of all patients with conditions affecting their eyes, ears, nose, throat, and musculoskeletal system. The building will be connected to the existing UF Health Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Institute which currently provides complete orthopedic evaluation and care across all subspecialties.

The OOO facility will be located on the west side of the UF campus on 34th street adjacent and attached to the existing orthopaedics institute, which will incur some minor renovations to accommodate this connection. This site is also within walking distance to UF Health Florida Surgical Center in an effort to create easy and convenient access to multiple specialties for patients in its significant regional footprint.

The UF Health Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Institute has already created strong local brand
recognition for this location and has associated the University of Florida with a commitment to excellence for the efficient provision of orthopaedic care in a number of areas. The UF Health OOO building will provide the UF Health Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Institute the expansion needed to create clinical capacity and support for new collaborative musculoskeletal centers of excellence. Additionally, the new facility will allow the Departments of Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology to each consolidate their two multiple practice sites to one location, and allow for growth that their current landlocked space does not allow. The multidisciplinary approach to ENT care in the new facility will allow the patient access to a multitude of ancillary services in one location.

The OOO project is part of UF Health’s 5-year strategic plan to build on the hospital's strong record for patient care, add more faculty and research staff as part of the university's campaign for pre-eminence. Additionally, it will certainly strengthen the hospital’s research infrastructure and recognition as a destination clinical center for patients throughout the southeast who have needs for these highly specialized services.

Serving as construction manager, Charles Perry Partners, Inc. will be teaming with Flad Architects to deliver this project. Construction of the new UF Health “OOO” project will be completed July 2018.

“Charles Perry Partners is pleased to have been selected as the Construction Manager and looks forward to working with the University of Florida and UF Health once again. The new building will be occupied by the Orthopedics, Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology departments. It’s great to be a Florida Gator!” said Breck Weingart, Chairman/President of Charles Perry Partners, Inc.

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CPPI specializes in educational, healthcare, governmental, institutional and commercial construction. CPPI’s Principals include: Breck A. Weingart, Chairman/President; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO.

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of Florida’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders.  Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 40 LEED projects and has more than 50 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.  CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.  For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com , follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call   800-435-CPPI.


St. Johns County School District selects CPPI for the new K-8 school, “KK”

St. Augustine, FL. (August 24, 2016) – St. Johns County School District selects Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI’s) hard bid for the new K-8 school, “KK”.

St. Johns County School District selects the Jacksonville office of Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) as the General Contractor for the new K-8 school, “KK”.
On August 9, 2016, St. Johns County School Board officially awarded CPPI the new K-8 School “KK” located in the Nocatee community in Ponte Vedra, Florida. CPPI submitted the winning bid August 2, 2016, and was among four construction firms competing for the project.


The new $35.5 million, 190,000 square foot K-8 school will include high-quality learning areas featuring movable walls between classrooms, as well as extended learning areas for collaboration opportunities. The new facility will include state-of-the-art technology and excellent core facilities such as a media center, cafeteria, playgrounds, and physical education fields.
The Nocatee community is the 3rd fastest growing community in the US and will eventually be home to over 30,000 residents. Nocatee’s appeal stems from its unique lifestyle, which blends a coastal location with world-class amenities and top-notch schools. The “KK” school will help accommodate this rapid growth and ensure it can continue this community places a great value on the educational opportunities and facilities for their children.


The roughly 190,000 sf new school is scheduled to be completed in April 2018 and consists of a two-story and three-story classroom structure designed by Harvard Jolly Architecture.

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CPPI specializes in educational, healthcare, governmental, institutional and commercial construction. CPPI’s Principals include: Breck A. Weingart, Chairman/President; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO.


Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of Florida’s leading general contractors, construction managers, and design-builders.  Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 40 LEED projects and has more than 50 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.  CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.  For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com , follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call   800-435-CPPI.


CPPI Honored with Five Awards From ABC Florida First Coast Chapter

JACKSONVILLE, FL. (August 24, 2016) – The Jacksonville office of Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) announced today the company was honored with five awards by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Florida First Coast Chapter.

CPPI received two Eagle Awards in recognition of the UF/Historic St. Augustine Government House Rehabilitation Phases I-III and the Florida Department of Transportation, District II – Northeast Florida Regional Management Center. Additionally, CPPI received three Pyramid Awards. Two in recognition of projects at the Orange Park Medical Center, the West Freestanding Emergency Department and the Rehab Facility Renovation. As well as the Savannah Chatham County Public School System – Isle of Hope K-8 School Replacement. All of which were presented at the 2015 Excellence in Construction Awards Dinner in Jacksonville on August 19, 2016. The awards represent the highest level of achievement in construction excellence and sustainable construction practices.

EAGLE AWARDS – The UF Saint Augustine Government House was a three-phase rehabilitation project that included development of a museum, modern utility infrastructure upgrades, and improved energy efficiency, while preserving the historic structural and architectural elements. Since 1598, a government building has stood on this site with a view of the harbor landing, accommodating administrative headquarters and residences of colonial governors. After Spain ceded Florida to the US in 1821, this building served as a courthouse and briefly as a Capitol of the new Territory of Florida. The Florida DOT Northeast Florida Regional Management Center is a new 25,000 square foot building within the master planned Jacksonville Regional Service Center (JRSC). Housed in this building just north of downtown is a cavernous room filled with 32 workstations and a wall of videos with 18 screens that stream real-time traffic conditions from hundreds of roadside cameras throughout DOT District II. This facility is part of the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization’s effort to boost the use of technology for reacting to traffic problems.

PYRAMID AWARDS – The Orange Park Medical Center Park West Freestanding Emergency Department is a state-of-the-art 11-bed, 11,120 square foot facility bridging the geographic gap between surrounding emergency rooms in the region and includes both adult and pediatric entrances and 24/7 imaging and radiology services. The community has been in great need of convenient access to emergency medical treatment for nearby residents, and will now also have peace of mind for when the unexpected occurs. The Orange Park Medical Center Rehab Renovation is a 17,500 square foot center that features 20 private patient rooms, a gym, and a private dining room for the residents. The center help patients overcome functional limitations brought on by injury or illness through three or more hours of therapy a day, six to seven days a week. It is the first comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation center in Clay County. This facility will allow those who have been critically ill or injured and need more extensive care the ability to recover close to home, which has been greatly needed as the community population continues to grow. The Savannah Chatham County Isle of Hope K-8 Replacement School is a 100,280 square foot, two-story side with 40 classrooms, 4 science classrooms, media center, computer lab, music and art rooms, a gymnasium, kitchen, and a dining area. The building, funded by ESPLOST, was designed to accommodate 800 students and was constructed on the same site as the premises school. The SCCPSS ESPLOST Construction Program, working with construction managers at-risk (CMRs), is dedicated to improving the foundation for technologically advanced academic facilities throughout the district. The Isle of Hope Replacement School is a successful example of that mission.

“CPPI is honored to receive this recognition from the First Coast Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors Association. These awards reflect our commitment to delivering a very high level of service and superior facilities,” stated Ryan Taylor, Vice President & Regional Manager at the Jacksonville office of Charles Perry Partners, Inc.

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CPPI specializes in educational, healthcare, governmental, institutional and commercial construction. CPPI’s Principals include: Breck A. Weingart, Chairman/President; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO.

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of Florida’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders.  Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 40 LEED projects and has more than 50 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.  CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.  For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com , follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call   800-435-CPPI.


CPPI Celebrates Groundbreaking for the New Haven Elementary School Replacement Project

Jacksonville, FL. (April 15, 2016) – Savannah Chatham County Public School System, CPPI of Georgia, LLC/Pat Mathis Construction Company, Inc. and James W. Buckley & Associates, Inc.  held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, April 14, 2016, for the new $18 million Haven Elementary School Replacement project.
Before the groundbreaking, school officials held a demolition ceremony for the current facility. Construction will bring a modern new school to the existing site, complete with extensive classroom space, a media center, music and art rooms, and a gymnasium and cafeteria - all to serve up to 650 students.

"The building that we were currently in, we made it home and we did the best that we could in it, and continued to work towards student progress, but I think now with the new home, the students will be more motivated to bigger and better things as we continue to put Haven on the map to continue to show student progress and growth," said Dionne Young, Haven Elementary Principal.

CPPI/PMCC is teamed with James W. Buckley & Associates, Inc., City of Savannah and the Savannah Chatham County Public School System on this project and will be completed for the for the 2017-2018 school year. 

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About Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI)
CPPI is one of the Southeast’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders. Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients. CPPI is prominently ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2014 Top Southeast Contractors; Florida Trend’s 2013 Top 200 Private Companies. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 40 LEED projects and has more than 30 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff. CPPI’s Principals include:  Breck A. Weingart, Chairman/President; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO. CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.  For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com , follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call  800-435-CPPI


Ocala Health begins construction on full-service emergency department in Summerfield

Attached photo: (L-R) Commissioner Robert “Bo” Smith, City of Belleview; Mayor Christine Dobkowski, City of Belleview; Carmen Murvin, Ocala Health Board of Trustees Member; Dr. Richard Petrik, Ocala Health Emergency Services Medical Director; Ann Szapor, Ocala Regional Medical Center CNO; Division Chief Rodney Mascho, Marion County Fire Rescue; Monica Zeis, West Marion Community Hospital CNO; Randy McVay, Ocala Health CEO; Commissioner Stan McClain, Marion County Board of County Commissioners; Scott Hankinson, Ocala Health CFO; Gary Burd, Spruce Creek Golf & CC HOA, Inc. President; Nathan Vooys, Ocala Health COO; Vice Chair Carl Zalak, Marion County Board of County Commissioners; Mounir Bouyounes, Marion County Administrator; Chief Paul Nevels, Marion County Fire Rescue; Kyle Robinson, Senior Project Manager, Charles Perry Partners, Inc.

Summerfield, FL. (March 16, 2016) – Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) announced today that
construction is underway on the new Summerfield Emergency Room. Area residents, local officials and business leaders were present as Ocala Health leadership broke ground today on the site of the new Summerfield ER, a new freestanding emergency room on Hwy 441 adjacent to the Del Webb Spruce Creek Community. 

The two-acre site will include a 10,500-square-foot, one-story facility and parking area.  The 24/7 freestanding ER is expected to serve more than 15,000 patients a year. The nearly $10 million project will feature 11 emergency rooms and will employ approximately 40 full-time healthcare professionals.

“The new Summerfield ER facility represents our latest step to expand health care into the community,” said Randy McVay, CEO, Ocala Health. “We continually monitor development in Marion County, and our hospitals are seeing an increased number of traffic from the Summerfield area. This new facility allows us to deliver care more closely to where our patients and their families live. The new freestanding ER department will allow us to provide critical healthcare services in a more convenient setting for our patients.”

Serving as general contractor, Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is teamed with Herford-Dooley Architects, Hospital Corporate of America (HCA), Ocala community, and Orlando Health on this project, which will be completed in October 2016.

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Ocala Health encompasses Ocala Regional Medical Center, a 222-bed facility located in the heart of Ocala, and West Marion Community Hospital, a 94-bed hospital located in West Marion County. Ocala Health has the only Commission on Cancer approved cancer center in Marion County. The hospitals offer a host of other quality and award winning services including bariatric surgery, orthopedic care and joint replacement, robotic surgery, cardiac and vascular services including open heart surgery and interventional procedures, emergency, neurological and rehabilitation services. Ocala Regional Medical Center is also a Level II Trauma Center. Ocala Health’s outpatient facilities include Family Care Specialists, a primary care network of seven locations throughout Marion County; Advanced Imaging Centers with two locations; a freestanding Wound and Hyperbaric Center; a Senior Wellness Community Center; and four surgical and physician specialty practices.

About Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI)
Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of Florida’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders.  Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients.  CPPI is prominently ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2014 Top Southeast Contractors; Florida Trend’s 2013 Top 200 Private Companies. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 40 LEED projects and has more than 30 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.  CPPI’s Principals include:  Breck A. Weingart, Chairman/President; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO. CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.  For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com , follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call  888-435-CPPI.


Randy Fitkin joins Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI), team as Vice President, Regional Manager

Tampa, FLA. (March 16, 2016) - Randy Fitkin has recently joined the Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI), team as Vice President, Regional Manager for CPPI’s Tampa Bay office. In his role at CPPI, Randy will be directly responsible for business growth and construction operations for the west central and southwest Florida area concentrating on the Municipal, Education and Healthcare market segments. 

Fitkin earned his Bachelor of Building Construction from the University of Florida. Fitkin is a LEED Accredited Professional and a Certified General Contractor with over 35 years of construction experience, he will apply his years of construction industry experience in K-12, Higher Education, Healthcare, Aviation, Religious, Parking Structures, Public Safety, Community Support, Sports, Parks, Port, Retail, Industrial, Federal Government and Entertainment facilities to help expand CPPI’s market share.

Fitkin has resided in Tampa, Florida for over 20 years and has been involved as a corporate representative of numerous organizations locally and statewide as well as serving as a board member and officer with the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Gulf Coast Chapter for many of the last 20 years.

The Tampa market has tremendous opportunities,” said CPPI COO Brian Leslie.  “Under Randy’s leadership, CPPI is well positioned to continue building long lasting relationships in the local marketplace and grow our impact in the region.”

About CPPI:
CPPI is one of the Southeast’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders. Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients. CPPI is prominently ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2014 Top Southeast Contractors; Florida Trend’s 2013 Top 200 Private Companies. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 50 LEED projects and has more than 50 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.  CPPI’s Principals include:  Breck A. Weingart, Chairman/President; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO. CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.  For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com , follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI News, or call  800-435-CPPI


Charles Perry Partners, Inc. Awarded Contract with Lake Sumter State College

Orlando, FL (March 8, 2016) – Lake Sumter State College recently selected Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) as the Construction Manager at Risk for the new Science-Health Building at the South Lake Campus in Clermont. Once complete, this will be CPPI’s fifth project completed for Lake Sumter State College.

This new two-story, 53,000 square foot facility will provide lab space for physics, chemistry, biology, microbiology, organic chemistry, anatomy and health sciences.  The new facility will feature state-of-the-art lecture halls, nursing simulation labs, lap prep areas, computer lab space, offices and common area space.
Thom Kieft, Dean of the South Lake Campus, says the campus has long faced a critical shortage of classroom and laboratory space which prevents the College from meeting the demand for science and health-related courses in the south Lake County area. “Students will no longer have to drive 35+ miles to the Leesburg Campus to take lab courses,” said Mr. Kieft.

During the recent Legislative Session, the State of Florida approved funding of $6 million to support the construction of a new science building at the South Lake Campus. These funds combined with $3M received from the state in 2014, $1M from South Lake Hospital, $1M from the LSSC Foundation and $600K from LSSC Board Reserves will fund construction of the Science-Health Building. “With the addition of a new science building, LSSC can offer more of the higher level science courses that are needed for in-demand health and STEM careers,” said Dr. Charles Mojock, LSSC President Emeritus.
The Science-Health building will also house the new Health Sciences Collegiate Academy, a four-year educational program offering incoming 9th graders in south Lake County area high schools early exploration of careers in the health sciences. HSCA partners include South Lake Hospital, Lake County Schools, Montverde Academy, and University of Central Florida.

CPPI’s many outstanding projects also include: the $12 million Lake Sumter State College Cooper Memorial Library; $5 million Lake Sumter State College Health Science Center; $8 million Lake Sumter State College Math & Science Building; $7 million Lake Sumter State College / University of Central Florida Joint Use Facility; $30 million University of Florida the $30 million University of Florida George T. Harrell, M.D. Medical Education Building, $40 million University of Central Florida Physical Sciences Building, Phases I and II; the $19 million University of South Florida Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions; the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art's new $13.6 million David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing at the University of Florida; the $11 million Florida Innovation Hub at the University of Florida; and countless others.

About CPPI:
CPPI is one of the Southeast’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders. Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients. CPPI is prominently ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2014 Top Southeast Contractors; Florida Trend’s 2013 Top 200 Private Companies. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 50 LEED projects and has more than 50 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.  CPPI’s Principals include:  Breck A. Weingart, Chairman/President; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO. CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.  For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com , follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call  800-435-CPPI


CPPI was recently selected as the Construction Manager to build HCA’s new Summerfield ER Facility

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. was recently selected as the construction manager to build the new Ocala Freestanding Emergency Room by Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).

Gainesville, FL. (March, 8, 2016) Designed by Hereford Dooley Architects, Nashville, Tenn., this project will consist of a new 11,000 square foot single story emergency department on a three-acre undeveloped site located off Highway 441 in Ocala, Fl.  Once complete, the new one-story facility will serve more than 15,000 patients annually.

“The new Summerfield ER facility represents our latest step to expand healthcare into the community,” stated Randy McVay, Ocala Health CEO, in the release.

The new freestanding emergency room will feature ambulatory capabilities, individual pediatric and adult waiting areas, CT scan suite, X-ray suite, triage suite, a secured holding room and multiple exam rooms for quick patient care.

This new facility allows us to deliver care more closely to where our patients and their families live,” stated Randy McVay, Ocala Health CEO. “The new freestanding ER department will allow us to provide critical healthcare services in a more convenient setting for our patients.”

“Partnering with HCA on building these new prototype freestanding emergency rooms has allowed CPPI an opportunity to make immediate impacts in local communities in need of healthcare as well as learning to utilize innovative construction techniques with prefabrication and modular construction.  It is truly a unique and rewarding experience,” stated Kyle Robinson, Senior Project Manager at Charles Perry Partners, Inc.

Construction of the new Ocala Freestanding Emergency Room is anticipated to start March 2016 and be open for business in August 2016.

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About Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI)
Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of Florida’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders.  Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients.  CPPI is prominently ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2014 Top Southeast Contractors; Florida Trend’s 2013 Top 200 Private Companies. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 40 LEED projects and has more than 30 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.  CPPI’s Principals include:  Breck A. Weingart, Chairman/President; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO. CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.  For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com , follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call  800-435-CPPI.


CPPI was recently selected as the construction manager to build the new Mandarin FSER by HCA

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. was recently selected as the construction manager to build the new Mandarin Freestanding Emergency Room by Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).

Designed by Hereford Dooley Architects, Nashville, Tenn., this project will consist of a new 11,000 square foot single story emergency department built on a previously developed lot located near the corner of San Jose and I-295 in Jacksonville, Florida. This site will be Memorial Hospitals third free-standing ER in the region.

"We know people want to be treated quickly when they experience a medical emergency, which is why we are committed to bringing emergency care to people in a quick, convenient setting," said Memorial Hospital President & CEO Jim O'Loughlin. "We have seen a steady flow of adult and pediatric patients at our other two free-standing emergency rooms, reaffirming the growing demand for quick, convenient emergency care closer to residents' homes."

The new freestanding emergency room is anticipated to break ground in March 2016. When the 24-hour ER opens to patients, it will be a full-service ER complete with advanced imaging and lab services. This facility will be licensed by the State as an Emergency Department and will operate just like an ER that is attached to a hospital.

The new ER will feature ambulatory capabilities, individual pediatric and adult waiting areas, CT scan suite, X-ray suite, triage suite, a secured holding room and multiple exam rooms for quick patient care.

Construction of the new Ocala Freestanding Emergency Room is anticipated to start April 2016 and be open for business in September 2016.

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About Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI)
Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of Florida’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders.  Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients.  CPPI is prominently ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2014 Top Southeast Contractors; Florida Trend’s 2013 Top 200 Private Companies. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 40 LEED projects and has more than 30 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.  CPPI’s Principals include:  Breck A. Weingart, Chairman/President; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO. CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.  For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com , follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call  800-435-CPPI.


GSU recently selected CPPI of Georgia, LLC in association with Lavender and Associates, Inc. as CM

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has selected CPPI of Georgia in association with Lavender & Associates, Inc. as the construction manager at risk to build a new $25.2 million Interdisciplinary Academic Building on Georgia Southern University’s campus in Statesboro, Ga.

Savannah, Ga. (February 29, 2016) Georgia Southern University recently selected Savannah based CPPI of Georgia, LLC in association with Lavender and Associates, Inc. as the Construction Manager at Risk for their new $25.2 million Interdisciplinary Academic Building.

This new state-of-the-art classroom building will serve as the new face of Georgia Southern University.

The multistory, 110,000-sq.-ft. building will bring together a cross section of academic departments now housed in temporary buildings, including interior design, fashion merchandising, apparel design, history and foreign languages, writing linguistics, international studies and human ecology. The new buildings will also include food science and nutrition laboratories that support the university’s human ecology program.

“Together with our partner, Lavender & Associates, CPPI of Georgia is looking forward to being a part of Georgia Southern University’s legacy. The new Interdisciplinary Academic Building will be a state of the art facility for the students, staff, and community providing a true interdisciplinary environment. We are proud to be a part of this project,” said John V. Carlson, CEO, Charles Perry Partners, Inc.

CPPI’s many outstanding projects also include: the $6.5 million Georgia Southern Sanford Hall Renovation, $30 million University of Florida George T. Harrell, M.D. Medical Education Building, $40 million University of Central Florida Physical Sciences Building, Phases I and II; the $38 million University of Florida Veterinary Education and Clinical Research Center (Small Animal Hospital); the $19 million University of South Florida Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions; the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art's new $13.6 million David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing at the University of Florida; the $11 million Florida Innovation Hub at the University of Florida; and countless others.

About CPPI:
CPPI is one of the Southeast’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders. Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients. CPPI is prominently ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2014 Top Southeast Contractors; Florida Trend’s 2013 Top 200 Private Companies. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 50 LEED projects and has more than 50 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.  CPPI’s Principals include:  Breck A. Weingart, Chairman/President; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO. CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.  For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com , follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call  800-435-CPPI


South Bay Hospital and Charles Perry Partners, Inc. Celebrate Topping Out of New Tower Construction

Sun City Center, FL. (February 26, 2016) - South Bay Hospital and general contractor, Charles Perry Partners, Inc. celebrated the next phase of the hospital’s new ICU/PCU tower construction with a traditional “topping out” ceremony. Subcontractors involved in the building of the tower and community VIP’s came together along with the hospital’s employees to “top out” the building and sign one of the building’s elevator shaft walls to commemorate the event. 

“This latest phase in our expansion project is exciting. We feel the construction is moving along appropriately and we want to take time out to celebrate with our contractors, our employees and our community, explains Chief Executive Officer Sharon Roush. “This is a milestone for us as we move towards a more patient and family friendly aesthetic along with our continued focus on quality care.”

In building construction, the “topping out” ceremony marks the point when the structure’s highest element is hoisted into place, a practice that started in Scandinavia over 1,000 years ago. Before cutting the first tree, builders would formally address the forest, reminding it of the consideration and respect they had toward the trees and ask the forest to grant use of a tree for construction of their home. When the structure was complete, the topmost leafy branch of that tree would be set atop the roof to appease the tree-dwelling spirits of those ancestors that had been rendered homeless. The gesture was to further convince the “tree dwelling spirits” of their sincere appreciation for the people building the structure, in the hope that those living or working in the dwelling would flourish and have good fortune.

Charles R. Perry Construction, established in 1968, began “topping out” with its founder, Chuck Perry, and today Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) continues his legacy with South Bay Hospital by commemorating this time honored tradition for the new hospital tower expansion.

About the Expansion
South Bay Hospital’s renovation and expansion project will include a 30,900 square foot new Patient Tower and the renovation and refurbishing of public areas and existing patient care units.  The new Patient Tower will feature all private rooms and include a 14-bed Progressive Care service and 12 additional intensive care beds on the second floor.  It will increase the hospital’s bed total to 138 and has been designed to accommodate future expansion of two floors for an additional 48 beds.

The renovation and refurbishing components include a new hospital entrance, enhanced main lobby and gift shop, dining expansion, new education classrooms and a chapel.  Patient care units will be renovated to reflect the new Tower design elements.

Participants in the “topping out” ceremony will include Sharon Roush, CEO – South Bay Hospital; Dr. Charles D. Rentz of United Methodist Church of Sun City Center; Jody McCoy, Project Manager, Charles Perry Partners, Inc. and many of the subcontractors who have been diligently working on the construction of the tower.

The following firms are working with the hospital on the project:
TMPartners, PLLC, Architect – Brentwood, TN
Charles Perry Partners, Inc., General Contractor – Gainesville, FL
Stanley D. Lindsey and Associates, Inc., Structural Engineers – Brentwood, TN
I. C. Thomasson Associates, Inc., Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineers – Nashville, TN
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., Civil Engineers – Tampa, FL
HCA Design and Construction, Nashville, TN


First look at Seminole State’s new center, subcontractor bids to open this spring

The architect of Seminole State College of Florida's new Student Services building has revealed the first look at the center that will create more than 100 temporary construction jobs and an unknown number of permanent jobs.

Project architect Song + Associates on Jan. 25 presented renderings of the $25 million Student Services building to the college board of trustees, who later unanimously approved the design. The renderings show the building will be topped off with modern touches, including floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings and high-top tables in what looks like rooms for collaboration. A Song representative also said at the meeting that charging stations and a Barnes & Noble cafe will be included in the building.

Charles Perry Partners Inc. was named the construction manager of the project in October. Vice President of Pre-Construction Glenn Mullins told Orlando Business Journal that bids for subcontractors will open in May. Interested firms can contact Mullins at glenn.mullins@cppi.com or (407) 977-2353.

Seminole State, which has 30,000 students, is building this new center at its Sanford/Lake Mary campus to replace an outdated center that was built in 1974 when the college had 14,000 students.
The college was granted $12 million last year from the state for this project, and this legislative session, it's seeking the remaining $13 million. Construction will start in July and the building will open in August 2017.
For more news on Seminole State College and today's board meeting, see here.

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CPPI breaks ground on the new Alachua County Public Defender’s Office in Gainesville, Florida

Construction Manager Charles Perry Partners, Inc. breaks ground on the new Alachua County Public Defender’s Office in Gainesville, Florida.  

GAINESVILLE, FLA. (January 27, 2016) – The Gainesville office of construction manager Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) was recently awarded the $4.5 million dollar, 22,000 square foot new Alachua County Public Defender’s Office.

After 14 years of discussions regarding a new building, members from the Public Defenders’ Office, Alachua County commissioners, Alachua County employees, the CPPI construction team and members of the community gathered together on January 25, 2016 for a groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of construction.

“Through this project, Alachua County is making a fundamental statement, a statement that in our community, indigent defense is not just something that we have to provide,” said Stacy Scott, public defender for the Eighth Judicial Circuit. “It is something that is truly valued. It is a priority.”

“We look forward to successfully fulfilling the space needs for Alachua County, Stacy Scott and the Public Defender’s Office. CPPI is grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of this team,” said John Carlson, CEO for Charles Perry Partners, Inc.

Serving as construction manager, Charles Perry Partners, Inc. is working with Brame Heck Architects on the project. Other project team members include Campbell Spellicy Engineering, Sputo and Lammert Engineering and J Brown Professional Group.

Construction of the new Alachua County Public Defender’s office will be completed December 2016.


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CPPI specializes in governmental, educational, healthcare, institutional and commercial construction. In addition to Alachua County and the City of Gainesville, among other clients include the Department of Management Services, Lake County, Orange County, and Volusia County. CPPI’s Principals include: Breck A. Weingart, Chairman; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO.

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of Florida’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders.  Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients.  CPPI is prominently ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2014 Top Southeast Contractors; Florida Trend’s 2013 Top 200 Private Companies. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 30 LEED projects and has more than 50 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.  CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.  For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com , follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call   800-435-CPPI.


CPPI Partners with the Hillsborough Community College Foundation

On October 9, 2015, Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) was honored to partner with the Hillsborough Community College Foundation to sponsor the 2015 Hawks, Line and Sinker Inshore Fishing Tournament benefiting the scholarship program for HCC’s Workforce Development Training. Scholarships raised through this event are used to pay for summer tuition and fees not covered by financial aid, allowing students to continue their education and move closer to completing their training program. CPPI is one of Florida's leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders.  Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients specializing in educational, governmental, healthcare, institutional and commercial construction.  We believe it is a privilege to give back to the communities we serve and we are proud to help Hillsborough Community College further develop and meet critical workforce needs.


CPPI Takes Part in Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Cade Museum for Creativity + Innovation

GAINESVILLE, FLA. (October 2015) – The Gainesville office of construction manager Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) recently participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new $10 million facility for the Cade Museum Creativity + Invention at their Depot Park site on Friday, October 2, 2015. A reception followed the site ceremony in “Dr. Cade’s Garage” behind the Cade Museum Foundation, Inc. offices for dignitaries and invited guests.

The date of the groundbreaking was significant to the history of the Cade Museum in that it was also the 50th anniversary of the invention of Gatorade by Dr. Robert Cade, the Museum’s namesake, and his team in 1965. Gatorade, and its parent company Pepsi Co., made a generous gift to the museum in 2014 towards the exhibit Science and Sport, which will tell the story of Dr. Robert Cade and his team’s invention of the iconic sports drink.

CPPI will soon begin construction on Phase I of the building. Phase I of the building will take approximately 18 months to construct with a budget of $7 million and an additional $3 million in exhibits. The home of the New Cade Museum will be at Depot Park, a remediated brownfield site in the heart of downtown Gainesville. The Community Redevelopment Agency began construction in September on the amenities in Depot Park that have been deemed the “Central Park of Gainesville.” 

Speakers for the ceremony included, Phoebe Cade Miles, CEO and President of the Cade Museum and daughter of Dr. Robert Cade, Mayor Ed Braddy, County Commissioner Charles “Chuck” Chestnut, Brett O’Brien, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Gatorade, and John Carlson CEO of CPPI and Chairman for the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce. Guests were able to get a sense for the space that the new museum will occupy and a sneak peek of what they will experience in the exhibits and labs once open.

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CPPI specializes in educational, governmental, healthcare, institutional and commercial construction. In addition to the University of Florida, among its clients are University of North Florida, Duval County Public Schools, Florida School for the Deaf & Blind, Florida Department of Transportation and Orange Park Medical Center. CPPI’s Principals include: Breck A. Weingart, Chairman; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO.

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of Florida’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders.  Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients.  CPPI is prominently ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2014 Top Southeast Contractors; Florida Trend’s 2013 Top 200 Private Companies. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 30 LEED projects and has more than 50 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.  CPPI’s Principals include:  Breck A. Weingart, Chairman/President; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO.  CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.  For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com , follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call   800-435-CPPI.


Seminole State College selects CPPI as CM for the new Student Center Facility

Lake Mary, Fla. (October 19, 2015) Seminole State College Board of Trustees recently awarded contract to Oviedo based Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) as the Construction Manager for their new $20  million  Student Center Building.  

The upcoming project will consist of a new building of approximately 75,554 gross square feet near the center of the Sanford/Lake Mary campus. Focusing on the needs of the students, the new building will include a student services counseling center, financial aid, registration, testing, and administrative offices as well as the Student Life office, gathering, gaming, dining, and retail space. 

Song + Associates will serve as the Architect of record for the project while Matern Engineering will perform mechanical and electrical engineering services.

CPPI’s many outstanding projects also include: the $30 million University of Florida George T. Harrell, M.D. Medical Education Building, $40 million University of Central Florida Physical Sciences Building, Phases I and II; the $38 million University of Florida Veterinary Education and Clinical Research Center (Small Animal Hospital); the $19 million University of South Florida Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions; the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art's new $13.6 million David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing at the University of Florida; the $11 million Florida Innovation Hub at the University of Florida; and countless others.

About Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI)
Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of the Southeast’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders.  Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients.  CPPI is prominently ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2014 Top Southeast Contractors; Florida Trend’s 2013 Top 200 Private Companies. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 40 LEED projects and has more than 30 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.  CPPI’s Principals include:  Breck A. Weingart, Chairman/President; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO. CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.  For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com , follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call  800-435-CPPI


CPPI completes Orange County Public Schools Spring Lake Elementary School

Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) has enacted a highly aggressive educational construction plan for the next five years and many of the members of Central Florida ABC are playing a role in the building of many of the scheduled projects.
Among these many plans was the construction of a replacement school at Spring Lake Elementary in Ocoee. OCPS issued the notice to proceed with the project on August 5, 2013. Eleven months were given to complete the project.
Spring Lake Elementary was a project that could not come soon enough. The original structure was built in 1961 and was in desperate need of replacement. Even before construction could commence, a number of challenges presented themselves, namely the location of the site which is in the center of a residential area. The site is bordered closely by a number of homes which greatly limited the maneuverability of construction activities and called for careful planning and scheduling.

A unique feature of this site was a small area donated many years ago to the school, called the “Disney Garden.” This property area was carefully planned around and throughout the construction process and many site logistics angles were used to ensure its preservation.

Demolition of the existing structure was required. This began in August 2013 and immediately afterward, ground work utilities and site preparation began.

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) implemented a strict quality control program aimed at restricting traffic flow during certain hours, storm drainage procedures, moving of dirt, and dust control. Building Information Modeling (BIM) was used to attempt to streamline the entire schedule and to eliminate possible conflicts in order to expedite construction. Specialized software was used to optimize the concrete tilt-wall panel casting layout and lifting sequence to reduce schedule duration.

Spring Lake utilizes many of the new technologies used in education today. The structure uses high-speed networking systems, as well as various high-tech multimedia systems. An energy-efficient building envelope surrounds the school. Energy-saving light fixtures and a chilled water HVAC system using bipolar ionization clean air technology help to lower energy costs and maximize resources.

CPPI held a number of high-tech presentations, during construction, with the students of Spring Lake Elementary which helped to relay and demonstrate construction techniques used in the building of their school and how subjects that they study, such as math and science, assist in the many techniques used in the construction industry. Valencia College sent several classes on field trips to the site to witness construction techniques.

The new school includes a number of 21st century updates and many of the typical necessities of a public educational facility. Among the areas of the new school are technology-equiped classrooms, administrative areas, computer and science labs, a multi-purpose room, a full kitchen, a closed-caption television room, music suite, and an art room. The project work was completed by a number of diverse subcontractors. Approximately 27% of the work was done by women and minority-owned businesses and 18% of the project was completed by local, developing businesses.


Charles Perry Partners, Inc. continues construction at the UF St. Augustine Government House

Construction Manager Charles Perry Partners, Inc. continues construction at the University of Florida Saint Augustine Government House, in Saint Augustine, Florida.


Saint Augustine, Fla. (September 2015) – The Jacksonville office of construction manager Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) recently completed the exterior rehabilitation of the Historic St. Augustine Government House, which was preceded by two phased interior renovations which included the renovations of the first floor museum and the second floor historic office suites.

The Government House’s planned three-phase rehabilitation includes providing modern utility infrastructure upgrades and improved energy efficiency, while preserving the historic structural and architectural elements.

To mark the completion of exterior rehabilitation, CPPI celebrated with city officials, the University of Florida and all those who contributed to the successful completion at a dedication/reveal celebration on August 26, 2015. The project included structural and architectural rehabilitations. Exterior wall restorations consisted of sealing structural components and applying new matching coquina stucco finish.  Architectural repairs consist of rehabilitation of the deteriorated wood components on the existing windows, doors and balconies throughout.

On September, 18, 2015, Nearly 450 years after Spaniard Pedro Menendez landed in St. Augustine, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain toured the city and addressed a crowd of hundreds from the newly rehabilitated Government House balcony. During the King’s address, he stated how grateful he was to see how well the historical buildings were cared for in St. Augustine.

CPPI will soon begin construction on Government House phase III interior rehabilitation in mid-October which consists of the renovation of office and storage spaces supporting the museum, the rehabilitation of the historic freight elevator and necessary upgrades to the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems.

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CPPI specializes in educational, governmental, healthcare, institutional and commercial construction. In addition to the University of Florida, among its clients are University of North Florida, Duval County Public Schools, Florida School for the Deaf & Blind, Florida Department of Transportation and Orange Park Medical Center. CPPI’s Principals include: Breck A. Weingart, Chairman; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO.

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of Florida’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders.  Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients.  CPPI is prominently ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2014 Top Southeast Contractors; Florida Trend’s 2013 Top 200 Private Companies. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 30 LEED projects and has more than 50 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.  CPPI’s Principals include:  Breck A. Weingart, Chairman/President; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO.  CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.  For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com , follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call   800-435-CPPI.


Health Central Tops Out on Bed Tower Expansion

OCOEE — Myriad Orlando Health officials and community members gathered at 10 a.m. Sept. 3 for the topping-off ceremony at Health Central Hospital.

This milestone indicates finished vertical construction on the hospital’s expansion construction from its northern side. The ground floor will become part of an emergency department triple the size of the prior one, and the other floors will house 40 new patient rooms, making every bedroom private, Health Central Hospital President Greg Ohe said.

“Twenty-two of these rooms will be used to enhance or develop specialized care units,” he said. “The room additions on the second floor will be used for our post-cardiac and vascular catheterization patients and the continued expansion of technology in our cardiovascular service line. The third floor will be home to the step-down unit for our orthopedic and spine patients.”

The emergency department will expand, becoming more than 50,000 square feet with 52 beds in one area, whereas it now has 42 beds in two areas, Ohe said.

The fourth floor will be an oncology unit for cancer care, and the fifth floor will house general surgery patients before and after operation, especially those with multiple chronic conditions, Ohe said.

Tracy Swanson, executive director of the West Orange Healthcare District, mentioned how a $13.8 million grant for this project was the second largest in District history, funding 75% of total expansion costs, in addition to a $25 million award to expand the emergency department. Orlando Health funded the rest.

About 1.3 million pounds of steel, more than 1,200 pieces of steel and about 30,000 man hours went into the vertical construction of the tower, project manager Jason Morgan, of Charles Perry Partners, said.

The scheduled completion time is fall 2016.

Article courtesy of West Orange Times & Observer


Demolition Has Officially Started on Phase I of the New Hope for Kids New Building

 

In preparation for constructing new program service spaces, demolition has officially started on phase I of the New Hope for Kids new building! Special thanks to this amazing organization for touching the lives of so many in our great community!

For more information or details on methods of giving, call Marla Sullivan, Development Director at 407-331-3059 x12 or email marla@newhopeforkids.org. Help us support the capital campaign! www.newhopeforkids.org/donate

New Hope for Kids mission is to support children and families grieving the death of a loved one and to grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in Central Florida.

New Hope achieves its mission through two programs – The Center for Grieving Children and Wishes for Kids – which provide assistance to children and their families during some of life’s most difficult challenges. New Hope for Kids also provides support services such as family events, resource information, and referrals to other agencies for assistance when necessary. Our programs are available to children ages 3-18 who live in the Central Florida area. Visit New Hope For Kids to learn more! 


The George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building Celebrated Dedication

Gainesville, Fla. (July 30, 2015) – Charles Perry Partners, Inc. joined representatives from UF Health and the Gainesville community to celebrate a historic day in the unveiling of the nation’s premier medical education facility.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on July 29, 2015, for The George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building at the University of Florida.

The new four story $46 million, 95,980 square foot facility located on the north edge of UF Health’s campus on Newell Drive is designed to support the UF College of Medicine’s updated medical education curriculum as well as the training of students from the other UF Health colleges and staff.

“This new building provides a model for the entire university — architecturally and pedagogically. In this model, teaching is an important driver of our university’s rise among the best universities in the country,” said Kent Fuchs, Ph.D., President of the University of Florida. “And with this rise, our medical students and health care providers throughout UF Health become ever more prepared to care for patients and to join all UF graduates in helping to bring prosperity and health to the world.” This state-of-the-art facility provides a dynamic learning environment with innovative teaching laboratories and support facilities which respond to the latest trends toward small-group learning, the use of simulators and standardized patients for professional development and assessment.

“The Harrell Medical Education Building embodies the commitment by the University of Florida and UF Health to medical and health care education of the highest order,” said David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Vice President for health affairs at UF and President of UF Health. “The building exemplifies how to design a space around a forwarding-looking curriculum. It will provide an identity that our students and faculty can be proud of as they set the standard for medical education.”

“The best medicine and patient care are delivered by interdisciplinary clinical teams — physicians, physician assistants, nurses, therapists and many other health professionals — who come together in examination rooms, operating rooms, intensive care units and many other spaces to help patients heal,” said Michael L. Good, M.D., Dean of the UF College of Medicine. “With that in mind, we have moved from the lecture hall to active, team-based learning in the same type of small-group environments that our students will encounter as practicing physicians and physician assistants.”

Serving as construction manager, Charles Perry Partners, Inc., teamed with Heery International and Ballinger as the design team on the successful completion of this project which broke ground in November 2013.


Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) awarded 2015 Corporate Legacy Award

Gainesville, Fla. (May 14, 2015) – Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) announced today that the company and its principals were recently honored by The Community Foundation of North Central Florida (CFNCF) for their community and philanthropic efforts throughout North Florida. The Community Foundation of North Central Florida awarded Charles Perry Partners, Inc. and Chairman/President Breck Weingart its 2015 Corporate Legacy Award, which recognizes a company that exemplifies giving back to their community through volunteerism and charitable giving.

Since 1968, CPPI founder, Charles “Chuck” R. Perry made philanthropy his personal and professional mission. Chuck's love and dedication to giving back to the communities he served became the culture of CPPI and the legacy he passed on to the principals today. “This award underscores CPPI’s commitment to stewardship, which is one of our core values,” said CPPI Chairman Breck Weingart.

During his acceptance of the 2015 Corporate Legacy Award, Breck reflected on what he and his partners learned from Chuck. “There are two very important lessons that stand out. The first is how imperative it is we give back to our community as the return on investment is immeasurable. Secondly, our organization is only as good as the people we surround ourselves with and we are blessed to have an outstanding group of folks as part of our CPPI family.”

In closing, Breck thanked those in the room and assured the community that, “he and his partners remain committed to operating CPPI in a fashion that we believe would make Chuck proud.”

Please click the image below to watch the Legacy Awards video highlighting Charles Perry Partners, Inc. and their community contributions.

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About Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI)

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of Florida’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders.  Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients.  CPPI is prominently ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2014 Top Southeast Contractors; Florida Trend’s 2013 Top 200 Private Companies. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 30 LEED projects and has more than 50 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.  CPPI’s Principals include:  Breck A. Weingart, Chairman/President; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO. CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.  For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com , follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call  800-435-CPPI.
 


Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) received two ABC Eagle Awards

GAINESVILLE, FLA. (May 5, 2015) – Construction manager Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) received two ABC Eagle Awards for outstanding work on RTI Surgical’s new Logistics and Technology Center and the new Dasburg House at the University of Florida presented by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) at its 2015 Excellence in Construction Awards Dinner in Tampa on April 17, 2015. The awards represent the highest level of achievement in construction excellence and sustainable construction practices.

RTI Surgical’s new 41,165 square foot Logistics and Technology Center project won the eagle award in the industrial category. The $12.3 million dollar facility is home to the company’s research and development offices and laboratories, cleanrooms, warehouse, shipping and finished implants and other support functions. In addition, the new facility will include space for production of RTI’s map3™ cellular allogeneic bone grafts. The Dasburg House at the University of Florida is the new 7,440 square foot residence for the President of the University and won the top award for residential single family projects. 

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of Florida’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders. Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients. CPPI is prominently ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2014 Top Southeast Contractors; Florida Trend’s 2013 Top 200 Private Companies. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 30 LEED projects and has more than 50 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff. CPPI’s Principals include: Breck A. Weingart, Chairman/President; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO. CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction. For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com , follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call 1-800-435-CPPI.

For more information, follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News or visit www.cppi.com


Park West Free Standing Emergency Department Groundbreaking

Jacksonville, FL. (March 17, 2015) – On Friday, March 6, 2015, Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI), general contractor; Hereford-Dooley Architects, Architect; Orange Park Medical Center and members of the Orange Park and Clay County community celebrated the ground breaking for Orange Park Medical Center’s new Park West Free Standing Emergency Department (FSED). The new FSED will be an 11-bed, 11,120 square foot facility on 103rd Street, just east of interstate 295 on the Westside, bridging the geographic gap between surrounding emergency rooms in the region.

"This community has a great need for emergency care," said Chad Patrick, CEO of Orange Park Medical Center." The residents in this area will benefit from having convenient access to emergency medical care and the reassurance of knowing Orange Park is a top-quality provider that has been in the area for more than 40 years."

Once complete, Park West Emergency Center will employ more than 40 staff members, including around-the-clock physicians, the hospital said. The building will have both adult and pediatric entrances and 24/7 imaging and radiology services.


Charles Perry Partners, Inc. hires Michael Causey as Senior Superintendent

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. hires Michael Causey as Senior Superintendent

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. hires Michael Causey as Senior Superintendent  

Gainesville, FL. (February 18, 2015) – Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) welcomes Michael Causey to our team. CPPI recently hired Michael Causey as senior superintendent and will be helping serve clients throughout our southeast markets.

In his new role at CPPI, Causey will apply his 35 years of industry experience that includes overseeing more than 40 projects in healthcare, higher education, government, commercial, hospitality and K-12 sectors.

He will be directly responsible for all on-site construction activities including quality control, project safety, management of on-site employees and coordination of site logistics. In addition, he will lead the coordination of subcontractors and monitor their adherence to the project schedule as well as mange and enforce jobsite safety, security and cleanliness.

“Michael brings valuable experience and expertise to the CPPI team and we are excited to welcome him to the CPPI family,” said Brian Leslie, chief operating officers at CPPI. “His extensive experience and industry knowledge will add value to CPPI and provide our clients with the highest level of quality and service.”

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About Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI)

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of the Southeast’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders. Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients.  CPPI is prominently ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2014 Top Southeast Contractors; Florida Trend’s 2013 Top 200 Private Companies and is nationally ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2012 Top 400 Contractors. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 30 LEED projects and has more than 50 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.  CPPI’s Principals include:  Breck A. Weingart, Chairman/President; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO. CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.  For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com, follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call 1-800-591-CPPI.

For more information, follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News or visit www.cppi.com


Future site of Orange Park Medical Center’s Oak Leaf Freestanding Emergency Department

Jacksonville, Fla. - Jan. 15, 2015 - Demolition of an old bank is complete and construction has officially commenced on the future site of Orange Park Medical Center's Oak Leaf Freestanding Emergency Department. Trading financial services for urgent healthcare needs of the community was the vision HCA had when opting to locate the new building on this particular site. The goal is to start servicing the community by the end of July 2015!

http://youtu.be/Ut5lc44xvRE

Thank you Realco Recycling Co, Inc. for your involvement on this project.


Oak Hammock at the University of Florida® Breaks Ground on Health Pavilion Expansion

Gainesville, Fla. – Jan. 6, 2015 – Oak Hammock at the University of Florida, Inc. recently broke ground on an expansion and renovation of the community’s Health Pavilion. The $10.2 million, multi-phase project includes expanding assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, as well as renovating the existing skilled nursing facility.

The skilled nursing expansion will add 31 private units – for a total of 73 units – and enlarge dining, amenities and service areas. This portion of the project will add 14,865 square feet and create two exterior courtyards within a neighborhood setting.

Additionally, the skilled nursing facility will be significantly renovated – adding private shower accommodations to each unit, and renovating existing kitchen areas, activity areas and dining rooms. New technology, including a new emergency call system and kiosks for entering electronic medical records, will be installed throughout the building – enhancing safety and well-being for members.

Meanwhile, an assisted living expansion will add 5,800 square feet and create 9 additional residences – along with enlarging the dining area and creating an exterior courtyard. Post expansion, Oak Hammock will have 46 assisted living residences and 24 memory care assisted living residences.

Construction is expected to be completed by November 2015. The renovation phase is slated for completion by June 2016. The project will create 33 jobs at Oak Hammock.

“Expanding and renovating the Health Pavilion allows Oak Hammock to further meet the needs of our members in a more spacious, modernized setting,” said Oak Hammock CEO Cathy Ferguson. “We look forward to continuing to promote our members’ overall well-being within our life-fulfilling culture.”

The project manager is Jacksonville-based PRAXEIS. The general contractor for this project is Gainesville-based Charles Perry Partners, and the architect is Jacksonville-based KBJ Architects, Inc.
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Oak Hammock at the University of Florida, Inc. - a Life Fulfilling Community®, is located on a 136-acre campus in Gainesville, Florida. Oak Hammock offers a maintenance free lifestyle in individual club homes as well as apartment residences. A 70,000-square-foot Commons area includes multiple dining venues, a theater, art studio, stained glass studio, woodworking shop and a 22,000-square-foot Fitness Center. A unique affiliation with The University of Florida provides members with a wide range of campus privileges including access to UF activities such as sports, performing art events and the library. Through a variety of contracts, Oak Hammock members may transition from their independent living residences into private care residences in the Health Pavilion for any needed assisted living, memory care, rehabilitation or skilled nursing services.

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CPPI Breaks Ground on New ED and Patient Tower Expansion at Health Central Hospital

Ocoee, Fla. (November 11, 2014) – Charles Perry Partners, Inc. along with Health Central Hospital officials broke ground on the new emergency department and patient tower expansion at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, Florida.
                      
Phase one of this project will consist of 29,078 square feet of new hospital space which will connect the existing emergency department to the new expansion. The second phase will include 13,451 square feet of renovations to the existing emergency department.

Ocoee’s Health Central Hospital will also receive 40 additional inpatient rooms thanks to a $13.8 million grant funded by the West Orange Health.

“This 40-room addition to the hospital will benefit west Orange County residents in a couple of very important ways," said Greg Ohe, president of Health Central Hospital. "It will enable us to expand or establish several specialized care units; it will provide the highest levels of service and patient care to local residents; and it will provide for private rooms for all patients, which impacts quality, safety and patient satisfaction."

Serving as construction manager, Charles Perry Partners, Inc. is partnering with Health Central Hospital, Orlando Health, West Orange Healthcare District and RLF Architects.  The project will be completed in the summer of 2016.


1st Annual Phoenix Fox Foundation Caddyshack Classic

On Friday, November 7, 2014, the CPPI family participated in the 1st Annual Phoenix Fox Foundation Caddyshack Classic at Haile Plantation Golf & Country Club. The Phoenix Fox Foundation raises awareness and funding research to help children affected by neuromuscular disease. Photo credit: Home: Living in the Heart of Florida


CPPI recently completed renovations to UF’s Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience

SAINT AUGUSTINE, FLA. (November 2014) – The Jacksonville office of construction manager Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI), recently completed renovations to the University of Florida’s Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience Lab.

The project consisted of 2,227 square feet of renovations to the existing facilities’ wet lab interior space. Renovations included CMU wall repairs, door replacement and finish upgrades which consisted of new flooring, paint, tile, and light fixtures.

Founded in 1974, the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience is a full time University of Florida research center for biomedical research and biotechnology.

CPPI specializes in educational, governmental, healthcare, institutional and commercial construction. In addition to the University of Florida, among its clients are University of North Florida, Duval County Public Schools, Lake County Schools, Lake-Sumter Community College, Orange County Public Schools, Volusia County Schools, as well as Seminole State College, the University of Central Florida, Valencia College, and state and local governments. CPPI’s Principals include: Breck A. Weingart, Chairman; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO.

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of Florida’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders.  Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients.  CPPI is prominently ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2014 Top Southeast Contractors; Florida Trend’s 2013 Top 200 Private Companies and is nationally ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2012 Top 400 Contractors.  Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 30 LEED projects and has more than 50 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.  CPPI’s Principals include:  Breck A. Weingart, Chairman/President; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO.  CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.  For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com , follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call 1-800-591-CPPI.

For more information, follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News or visit www.cppi.com


CPPI Awarded BHU Renovation Project at Memorial Hospital Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. (October 24, 2014) - Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) was recently awarded a $1.8 million renovation project at Memorial Hospital Jacksonville. The 10,570 square foot project will consist of a complete interior renovation of the 3rd floor Geriatric Psychiatric Behavioral Health Unit. The project is designed by Stengel-Hill Architecture of Louisville, Kentucky. For more information, contact CPPI’s Jacksonville office at 904.886.9902


CPPI’s Diversified Projects Division awarded five-year CM contract with the City of Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, FLA. (October 2014) – On September 29, 2014, Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) Diversified Projects Division (DPD) was awarded the five-year Continuing Construction Management Professional Services for Minor Projects contract with the City of Gainesville. 

Projects typically performed under this contract include, but are not limited to, roadway, storm water, streetscapes, lighting, creek and/or wetland restoration, structures, solid waste projects, infrastructure improvements, remodeling, park improvements, commercial buildings and other miscellaneous projects on properties owned by the City of Gainesville.

CPPI has been providing professional construction services throughout the Southeast since 1968 and has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients. CPPI’s services cover a wide range, including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction. The firm is a leader in sustainability and is dedicated to the communities in which it serves.

CPPI is primarily known for its large commercial projects, but in 1995, CPPI created the Diversified Projects Division (DPD) giving clients the financial stability, experience and quality assurance of a large company with the personal attention for individual projects. Diversified projects are generally smaller in size, have abridged durations and are designed with a focused scope of work. The values range from $100,000 to $2,000,000. The DPD team has been together performing diversified projects since 1995 and our experience includes medical facilities (AHCA Accredited), laboratory space, pre-engineered metal buildings, commercial office renovations, sports facilities, food service and infrastructure replacement.

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of Florida’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders.  Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients.  CPPI is prominently ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2014 Top Southeast Contractors; Florida Trend’s 2013 Top 200 Private Companies and is nationally ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2012 Top 400 Contractors.  Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 30 LEED projects and has more than 50 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff. CPPI’s Principals include:  Breck A. Weingart, Chairman/President; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO. CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction. For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com , follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call 1- 800-591-CPPI.

For more information, follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News or visit www.cppi.com


CPPI’s Diversified Project Division Completes UF Gatorade Fuel Bar

CPPI’s Diversified Project Division Completes UF Gatorade Fuel Bar

GAINESVILLE, FLA. (October 2014) - The diversified projects division of construction manager Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) recently completed the Gatorade Fuel Bar for the University of Florida Athletic Association.

The Gatorade Fuel bar is the nutrition-hub for all University of Florida Gator Athletes which is located deep in the heart of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and the University of Florida Gator Weight Training Room. Both the stadium and Gator Weight Training room remained fully operational during all stages of the renovation.

The Fuel Bar now houses Gator nutritionists, who use iPad-integrated technology to formulate and administer student-athlete’s specific dietary regiments. The Fuel Bar also makes it possible for the student-athletes to have quick access to on-demand sustenance such as protein bars and shakes. During construction, CPPI coordinated with Pepsi/Gatorade for all owner-furnished equipment installation and final connections. New equipment includes commercial-grade kitchen utensils such as industrial-size blenders, coolers, freezers, and ice machines.

CPPI has been providing professional construction services throughout the Southeast since 1968 and has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients. CPPI’s services cover a wide range, including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction. The firm is a leader in sustainability and is dedicated to the communities in which it serves.

CPPI is primarily known for its large commercial projects, but in 1995, CPPI created the Diversified Projects Division (DPD) giving clients the financial stability, experience and quality assurance of a large company with the personal attention for individual projects. Diversified projects are generally smaller in size, have abridged durations and are designed with a focused scope of work. The project values range from $100,000 to $2,000,000. The DPD team has been together performing diversified projects since 1995 and our experience includes medical facilities (AHCA Accredited), laboratory space, pre-engineered metal buildings, commercial office renovations, sports facilities, food service and infrastructure replacement.

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of Florida’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders.  Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients.  CPPI is prominently ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2014 Top Southeast Contractors; Florida Trend’s 2013 Top 200 Private Companies and is nationally ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2012 Top 400 Contractors.  Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 30 LEED projects and has more than 50 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff. CPPI’s Principals include:  Breck A. Weingart, Chairman/President; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO. CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction. For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com , follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call   800-591-CPPI.

For more information, follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News or visit www.cppi.com


CM Charles Perry Partners, Inc. completes the University of Florida St. Augustine Government House

Construction Manager Charles Perry Partners, Inc. completes the University of Florida Saint Augustine Government House, in Saint Augustine, Florida.

SAINT AUGUSTINE, FLA. (September 2014) – The Jacksonville office of construction manager Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) recently completed phase one of the Historic St. Augustine Government House renovation, located on King Street. The Government House’s planned three-phase rehabilitation includes providing modern utility infrastructure upgrades and improved energy efficiency, while preserving the historic structural and architectural elements.

Designed by Walker Architects of Gainesville, phase one of the project included the renovations of  9,405 square feet of interior space on the first floor, converting existing spaces to museum exhibit areas and support spaces. This phase of the project achieved LEED Silver certification under the LEED for Commercial Interiors V3 rating system making it the first LEED certified historic structure in the State of Florida.

CPPI specializes in educational, governmental, healthcare, institutional and commercial construction. In addition to the University of Florida, among its clients are University of North Florida, Duval County Public Schools, Lake County Schools, Lake-Sumter Community College, Orange County Public Schools, Volusia County Schools, as well as Seminole State College, the University of Central Florida, Valencia College, and state and local governments. CPPI’s Principals include: Breck A. Weingart, Chairman; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO.

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of Florida’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders.  Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients.  CPPI is prominently ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2014 Top Southeast Contractors; Florida Trend’s 2013 Top 200 Private Companies and is nationally ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2012 Top 400 Contractors.  Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 30 LEED projects and has more than 50 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.  CPPI’s Principals include:  Breck A. Weingart, Chairman/President; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO.  CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.  For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com , follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call   800-591-CPPI.

For more information, follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News or visit www.cppi.com.

About Charles Perry Partners, Inc.
Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of Florida’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders. Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients. CPPI’s services
cover a wide range, including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction. For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com, follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call 800-591-CPPI.


Matt Webster Joins the BCN Advisory Council EXCOM Member


CPPI Completes Renovation of North Florida Regional Medical Center’s 4th Floor

CPPI Completes Renovation of North Florida Regional Medical Center’s 4th Floor

Gainesville, Fla. (April 3, 2014) Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) announces the completion of the new 20-bed behavioral health unit at North Florida Regional Medical Center.

The 20-bed unit was designed by Studio + Architects with a focus of providing a safe, therapeutic environment in which patients and their families can heal. Nurse stations are positioned so that they can achieve maximum visual contact with patients. The layout of the unit was also designed so that patients can access the needed resources with minimal walking distance. Wood grains, earth tones and artwork of natural settings create a peaceful and soothing environment.

This project adds to CPPI’s already impressive services offered under expedited healthcare project delivery. This project was scheduled and completed while working double shifts from construction start to finish. CPPI was able to complete the entire project from demolition to final AHCA acceptance in three months verses a standard delivery of six/seven months. 

Part of the complexity inherent to this type of project involved working between patient occupied floors above and below while relocating the plumbing risers feeding the hospital’s seven-story tower, removing asbestos prior to beginning the project which delayed actual construction two months while building to the Behavioral Health standards for patient safety. 

About Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI)
Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of Florida’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders.  Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients. CPPI is prominently ranked among Florida Trend’s 2013 Top 200 Private Companies and is nationally ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2013 Top 400 Contractors. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 30 LEED projects and has more than 50 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.  CPPI’s Principals include:  Breck A. Weingart, Chairman/President; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO.  CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.  For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com, follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call 800-591-CPPI.


The Community Foundation of North Central Florida will hold a Ribbon Cutting on April 2, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Community Foundation of North Central Florida is pleased to announce this Wednesday, April 2nd will be the Ribbon Cutting celebrating their new building. This building was made possible by Mrs. Nancy Perry’s generous contribution of $500,000 in support of the purchase and construction of a building for the organization.


Mrs. Perry has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Community Foundation and along with her late husband Chuck has been a long time supporter of the Foundation’s initiatives.


“As an organization, we are both excited and humbled by this level of generosity” said Barzella Papa, president and CEO of the Community Foundation. “What Nancy has done will transform this Foundation and will have far reaching benefits to the philanthropic community in North Central Florida for years to come.”


The gift has made it possible for the Foundation to purchase a 3800-square foot space located at the 3900 block of Newberry Road. Charles Perry Partners Inc. oversaw the construction of the new facility located in the Florida Citizen’s Bank development. The new space provides an education room and meeting space which will be available for local organizations to use.


The Ribbon Cutting will be held on April 2, 2014 at 5:30 PM. It will take place at the new building at 3919 W. Newberry Road, Suite 3 in Gainesville, FL. Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres will be provided.  Parking is available nearby at both the Royal Park Plaza and LifeSouth Community Blood Center. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by emailing office@cfncf.org or calling 352-367-0060.


The Community Foundation of North Central Florida is a public charity that supports and promotes philanthropy in our community. They assist donors in achieving their charitable goals and provide financial oversight for charitable investments. Managed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community leaders, the Foundation currently oversees the investment of $12 million in assets and awards on average $1 million in grant each year.


“In our business, collaboration is crucial.”


Pasco County Schools recently selected CPPI as CM for the Shady Hills Elementary School Renovation

Tampa, Fla. (March 7, 2014) Pasco County School District recently selected Tampa based Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) as the Construction Manager for the upcoming 75,000 square foot, $6.5 million renovation and remodel for Shady Hills Elementary School.

In a message from Pasco County Schools Superintendent Kurt Browning to the parents of students at Shady Hills he stated, “Shady Hills Elementary School opened 40 years ago and is showing its age. Remodeling Shady Hills will cost half as much as building a brand new school and when it is complete, it will look new.” 

In a statement CPPI’s CEO John Carlson stated, “CPPI is honored to be working with Pasco County Schools.  This important project will significantly improve the learning environment for generations of kids at Shady Hills Elementary."

Holmes Hepner & Associates will serve as the architect of record for the project, which will begin in June 2014.

About Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI)
Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of Florida’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders.  Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients.  CPPI is prominently ranked among Florida Trend’s 2013 Top 200 Private Companies and is nationally ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2013 Top 400 Contractors.  Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 30 LEED projects and has more than 50 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.  CPPI’s Principals include:  Breck A. Weingart, Chairman/President; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO.  CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.  For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com, follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call 800-591-CPPI.


Orange County Public Schools selects CPPI as CM for Lake Whitney Elementary School Renovation

Orlando, Fla. (March 7, 2014) Orange County Public Schools recently selected Oviedo based Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) as the Construction Manager for the upcoming 78,000 square foot, $6.5 million renovation and remodel for Lake Whitney Elementary School.

The project will consist of a 78,000 square foot, renovation/remodel to buildings 1-8 on the existing campus. The project will include the renovation and remodeling of existing classrooms, administration space, kitchen, dining/multi-purpose room, art, music, skills labs, resource rooms, covered play area, PE office, support space, and media center buildings.

HuntonBrady Architects will serve as the architect of record for the project, which will begin June 1, 2014.

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. CEO, John Carlson stated, “We are excited to continue our long relationship with Orange County Public Schools as we prepare to begin construction on the upcoming Lake Whitney Elementary School Renovation project.” 

One of Florida’s largest general contractors, construction managers and design-builders, CPPI is prominently ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2013 Top 400 Contractors and Florida Trend’s Top 200 Private Companies. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 30 LEED projects and has more than 50 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff. CPPI’s Principals include: Breck A. Weingart, Chairman/President; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO.

CPPI specializes in educational, healthcare, institutional, governmental and commercial construction. Among its clients are numerous K-12 school districts including Orange County Public Schools, Lake County Schools, Volusia County Schools, as well as Seminole State College, the University of Central Florida, Valencia College, the University of Florida, and state and local governments. 

The company’s many outstanding projects also include: the $80+ million HCA/North Florida Regional Medical Center, Phases 1-7; the $79.1 million Lake County Judicial Center, Phases I and II; the $72 million Genetics & Cancer Research Center at the University of Florida; The Village Retirement Community expansion; the $40 million University of Central Florida Physical Sciences Building, Phases I and II; the $38 million University of Florida Veterinary Education and Clinical Research Center (Small Animal Hospital); the $19 million University of South Florida Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions; the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art's new $13.6 million David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing at the University of Florida; the $11 million Florida Innovation Hub at the University of Florida; and countless others.

About Charles Perry Partners, Inc.
Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of Florida’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders. Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients. CPPI’s services cover a wide range, including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction. For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com, follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call 800-591-CPPI.


New Motion Capture Flying Rigging Built by CPPI

New Motion Capture Flying Rigging Built by CPPI

Digital Worlds graduate student Darius Brown and faculty Reid Perkins-Buzo recently showed the employees and subcontractors of Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) the impressive capabilities of the Organic Motion wireless/markerless Motion Capture (MoCap) stage. Located in Digital World's recently upgraded Virtual Production Studio (VPS), a custom installation of the MoCap stage actually flies in from the ceiling grid within minutes, converting the VPS from a video studio into a MoCap stage for research and production. CPPI assisted in the innovative design, fabrication and installation of this unique facility, which is believed to be the only one of its kind in the world. Read More>>


Charles Perry Partners, Inc. appoints Lisa Gibson as Business Development Manager

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. appoints Lisa Gibson as Business Development Manager

December 2013 – Lisa Gibson joined the Tampa Bay office of Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) as Business Development Manager. A 17-year veteran of the design and construction industry, Lisa formerly served as Director of Strategic Partnerships, for Baker Barrios Architects, Tampa. She has served as a past board member of SMPS Tampa Bay, USGBC Tampa Bay, the Florida Chapter of Construction Owner’s Association of America and Florida Blood Services. CPPI is a Florida based general contractor with offices located in Gainesville, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and Savannah, Georgia.


CPPI & Queen of Peace Break Ground on New Fine Arts Building

Queen of Peace Catholic Community held a ground breaking for the new 10,540 SF arts building on Sunday, December 8, 2013. Fathers Jeffrey McGowan and Kazimierz Ligeza said a prayer and blessed the sight then along with Nancy Perry, Sister Nancy Elder, Robert Walpole, Vinnie Moreschi and Breck Weingart planted their shovels into the dirt and pitched the ceremonial dirt. Musical performances were followed by refreshments in the courtyard.

CPPI was awarded the construction management services contract for the new 10,540 SF Fine Arts Building which will include musical and art classrooms along with additional storage space. This is the final building in the campus’s master plan and ties into the last two construction phases CPPI previously built in 2007 & 2009.


Medical Education Building groundbreaking Nov. 22

Medical Education Building groundbreaking Nov. 22

The University of Florida College of Medicine will break ground today, Nov. 22, for the George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building, the university’s future home for medical students and physician assistant students, with a non-traditional ceremony that demonstrates the future building’s emphasis on collaborative learning.

“The building is designed with the students foremost in mind,” said UF President Bernie Machen. “We intend for this inspirational building to become a model for the College of Medicine and for the University of Florida.”

Included among the building’s signature spaces will be circular learning studios equipped with advanced technologies to accommodate team-based learning efforts. During the groundbreaking, a group of faculty, alumni and students will simulate a small-group learning scenario, in which they discuss the needs of a future medical student at UF. The demonstration highlights a key component of the medical school’s updated medical education curriculum, which the facility will be designed to support.

“The strategic plan for UF Health has been focused on creating an integrated academic health center with the goal of improving the health of our patients,” said David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., UF senior vice president for health affairs and president of UF Health. “A major part of that process was creating a medical school curriculum around the patient, and once that was done, we designed a medical education facility that would be customized to house such a forward-looking curriculum.”

The 94,000-square-foot, four-story facility, named after the college’s founding dean, will also enable the college to expand its space for simulation education on the top two floors. The fourth floor will house a state-of-the-art experiential learning theater that can easily be transformed into a variety of settings, creating real-life scenarios to help teach students and professionals complicated, high-risk skills.

“In order to deliver exceptional medical training to the next generation of physicians and physician assistants, we must transform how and where our students learn,” said Michael L. Good, M.D., dean of the College of Medicine. “The Harrell Building is strategically designed to support this shift in teaching and learning.”

Heather Harrell, M.D., granddaughter of George Harrell and a 1995 graduate of the UF College of Medicine, will speak during the ceremony, reflecting on her grandfather’s vision for the medical school more than 50 years ago.

“My grandfather passionately believed that educating medical students was the only unique mission of a medical school, and that medical students must feel valued not just by the faculty, but that their physical surrounding should also affirm their value,” Harrell said.

Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges, will also speak at the celebration, commenting on the “new excellence” in academic medicine.

The groundbreaking celebration will be held on the site of the new Medical Education Building, located on the north edge of the UF Health Science Center on Newell Drive across from the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute.

The university awarded Charles Perry Partners Inc., of Gainesville, a $30.3 million contract to construct the Harrell Medical Education Building. Heery International and Ballinger are designing the facility, which is slated to open in fall 2015.


Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) will host a “Topping Out” party

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) will host a “Topping Out” party

On Thursday, November 14, 2013, Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) will host a “Topping Out” party to mark a milestone in the progress of the City of Gainesville’s Regional Transit System (RTS) Bus Fleet Maintenance and Operations Facility project. The “Topping Out” celebration is a building construction tradition that dates back more than 1,000 years and has been an institution at CPPI since Chuck Perry founded the company in 1968. The ceremony is typically held to indicate the placement of a structure’s highest element and as a symbolic gesture of good luck for the building. For this event, CPPI will honor this tradition by putting into place a commemorative beam, signed by attendees, which will signify the completion of the first phase of construction and serve as a celebration of the many workers who have made this project possible.

“This is a major milestone in the construction of the new RTS Operations and Maintenance Facility for the City of Gainesville” said John Carlson, Principal and CEO of Charles Perry Partners, Inc. “The CPPI/Ponikvar team is very pleased and fortunate to be the design builder for this important project.  Our Gainesville based team is keeping most of the design and construction dollars circulating in the local economy as we move toward successful completion of the project in October, 2014.”

The Bus Fleet Maintenance and Operations Facility project was awarded to CPPI and their design partners Ponikvar & Associates and Causseaux, Hewett & Walpole, Inc. in November of 2011. The project was funded by federal grants from the Federal Transit Administration and will be located on Veitch Street, east of Main Street, in Gainesville. More than 400 local construction workers have gained or maintained employment due to the construction of this project, which began construction in March 2013. The RTS Bus Fleet Maintenance & Admin/Ops Facility when complete, is expected to create numerous new jobs for the City of Gainesville.

RTS is proud to partner with CPPI and to provide local jobs to the community through the new facility construction”, said Chip Skinner, RTS Marketing and Communications Supervisor.   “The completion of the facility will be a new chapter in enhancing public transit in the Greater Gainesville area, while reducing the environmental impact of our operations.”

The 140,000 square foot project will include facilities for dispatch, administration and maintenance, as well as a paint and body building, a service lane and fueling stations. The sustainable design of the facility is intended to reduce operational costs and minimize negative environmental impacts, and will meet LEED Silver Certification criteria. Construction of the Bus Fleet Maintenance and Operations Facility project is scheduled to be completed by October of 2014.

About Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI)
Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of Florida’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders.  Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients.  CPPI is prominently ranked among Florida Trend’s 2013 Top 200 Private Companies and is nationally ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2013 Top 400 Contractors.  Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 30 LEED projects and has more than 50 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.  CPPI’s Principals include:  Breck A. Weingart, Chairman/President; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO.  CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.  For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com, follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call   800-591-CPPI.


Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) ranked among ENR top contractors

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) ranked among ENR top contractors

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) ranked 36th largest among The Southeast's Top Contractors, 20th among The Southeast’s Top General Building Contractors, and second largest Florida-based, as published in ENR Southeast's July 8, 2013 issue

GAINESVILLE, FLA. – Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is prominently ranked as 36th  largest among The Southeast's Top Contractors, 20th among The Southeast’s Top General Building Contractors, and 2nd  largest among Florida-based general contractors, construction managers and design-builders, up two spots from 2012, as published in ENR Southeast's July 8, 2013 issue.


John V. Carlson, CEO and Principal, stated “Our industry has experienced some difficult years and we are proud to have endured and remained one of the largest Florida based general contractors, construction managers, and design builders.” In addition to Carlson, CPPI’s Principals include Chairman Breck A. Weingart and Chief Operations Officer Brian K. Leslie. While headquartered in Gainesville, the company also operates offices in Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa and Savannah, Georgia.


CPPI nationally ranks among Engineering News-Record’s 2013 Top 400 Contractors, published May 15, 2013. According to the survey, CPPI is the nation’s 367th largest construction firm. CPPI is also ranked 17th largest among “The Southeast’s Top Green Contractors” according to ENR Southeast magazine’s annual survey. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 35 LEED projects and has more than 50 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.


The company specializes in educational, commercial, healthcare, governmental and institutional construction. Its client list includes the University of Florida, Santa Fe College, University of Central Florida, University of North Florida, University of South Florida, Seminole State College, Valencia College, numerous K-12 school districts, healthcare clients, and state and local governments. The company’s many outstanding projects also include: the new $95 million University High School in Volusia County; the $72 million Genetics & Cancer Research Center at the University of Florida; the $80 million North Florida Regional Medical Center expansion and renovations; The Village Retirement Community expansion; the $40 million University of Central Florida Physical Sciences Building, Phases I and II; the $38 million University of Florida Veterinary Education and Clinical Research Center (Small Animal Hospital); the $19 million University of South Florida Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions; the $11 million Florida Innovation Hub at the University of Florida; and countless others.
CPPI was prominently named one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For in Florida Trend magazine’s annual survey published August 2011. For more information, follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News or visit www.cppi.com.

About Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI)
Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of Florida’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders.  Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients.  CPPI is prominently ranked among Florida Trend’s 2013 Top 200 Private Companies and is nationally ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2013 Top 400 Contractors.  Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 30 LEED projects and has more than 50 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.  CPPI’s Principals include:  Breck A. Weingart, Chairman/President; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO.  CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction.  For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com, follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call 800-591-CPPI.


Construction Manager Announced for Infusion Technology Center at UF Innovation Square

Construction Manager Announced for Infusion Technology Center at UF Innovation Square

GAINESVILLE, FLA. - Gainesville-based Trimark Properties announced it has selected Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) as Construction Manager for its newest portfolio addition -- its state-of-the-art, $30 million, eight-story Infusion Technology Center at UF Innovation Square, the first new privately-owned commercial building within the core of Innovation Square. Sustainably designed by Jeffrey Raasch with FLAD Architects to achieve Green Globes certification from the Green Building Initiative (GBI), with civil engineering by Causseaux, Hewitt & Walpole, Inc., the Infusion Technology Center will feature over 150,000 square feet of fully customizable Class A space including lab, research, retail and office.

When completed in 2014, it will offer retail and restaurant space at street level, plus high-tech wet/dry lab space, office space, and a rooftop terrace. Complementing the adjacent Florida Innovation Hub, the Infusion Technology Center will feature cast-in-place concrete with precast curtain wall, metal wall panels, and terra cotta exterior skin elements.

In making the announcement, Trimark Properties’ Managing Partner John Fleming stated, “Trimark Properties is extremely excited to be working with Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) on this premier project. We were pleased with the overall quality and professionalism of each general construction firm that submitted proposals, and wish to thank all involved for their time and effort. However, CPPI’s level of professionalism, expertise, pre-construction knowledge, local experience, and quality of previous work completed for Trimark Properties were invaluable in helping to make our decision to partner once again with CPPI.” He added that Trimark is currently in lease negotiations with several tenants and that CPPI is set to break ground in the third quarter of this year.

Having constructed a number of award-winning projects for Trimark, CPPI also notably constructed the Florida Innovation Hub, the innovative LEED Gold Certified business incubator, under an $11 million design-build contract with the University of Florida. At completion, the Innovation Square live/work/play environment will be a world-class 40-acre research community with nearly five million square feet of research/office space, labs, housing, retail and restaurants.

Mobiquity, a large international mobile app firm, and CurtCo, an international media firm, are located in Trimark’s recently renovated Building 237 at Innovation Square which offers high-tech office space. In addition, MindTree Limited, a global IT and product engineering company, has selected UF Innovation Square as the site of its U.S. expansion.
Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy stated, “Infusion Technology Center represents another step forward for the local economy here in Gainesville. Two local companies -- CPPI and Trimark Properties -- are teaming up to build a pivotal project that will provide many jobs, create new opportunities, and meet the long-term needs of Gainesville. We’re grateful to have the people behind this project working so hard to make Gainesville a better place to work and live.”

Gainesville City Commissioner Thomas Hawkins added, "Infusion is the next big evolutionary leap for Gainesville. In this landmark, the community will see the pioneering, collaborative spirit of Innovation Square. And it looks great."

CPPI’s Chairman/President Breck Weingart stated, “Charles Perry Partners, Inc. is pleased and excited to continue our working relationship with Trimark Properties as we prepare to begin construction on their new Infusion Technology Center. The Infusion Technology Center, the second new building in Innovation Square, is a 150,000 square foot science and technology center adjacent to the Florida Innovation Hub that CPPI constructed in 2011. By selecting CPPI, Trimark has committed to keeping the majority of the construction dollars within the local economy. We certainly appreciate their confidence and look forward to providing Trimark and the Gainesville community with another quality project.”

Trimark focuses on highly specialized, niche developments immediately adjacent to the University of Florida, including high-tech research space, Class A office, ultra-luxury boutique apartments, fully-restored historic homes, private residence halls and more. Since its founding in 1992, Trimark Properties remains committed to responsible growth through integrity and teamwork. Trimark is also slated to develop INSPIREation Hall at Innovation Square, the first housing development in the U.S. to be designed from the ground up as an entrepreneurial live-learn residence hall. It is projected to open in 2015. Trimark is also the developer for Savion Park, the first housing component at Innovation Square which will be a modern, luxury boutique apartment community. Trimark is also in the process of designing Nimbus, a co-work development which will be located at Innovation Square.

About Trimark Properties

A Gainesville-based real estate firm, Trimark Properties focuses on highly specialized, niche developments immediately adjacent to the University of Florida. Trimark’s developments are comprised of multi-family and commercial buildings including ultra-luxury boutique apartments, fully-restored historic homes, private residence halls, high-tech research space, and class A office space. The Infusion Technology Center at UF Innovation Square is the newest addition to their portfolio. The eight-story Infusion Technology Center will be the first privately-owned commercial real estate building within the core of Innovation Square, featuring over 150,000 square feet of customizable lab, research, retail, and office space. Since its founding in 1992, Trimark Properties remains committed to responsible growth through integrity and teamwork. Visit http://www.trimarkproperties.com to learn more.

About Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI)

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) is one of Florida’s leading general contractors, construction managers and design-builders. Since 1968, the firm has established a tradition of excellence by providing an impressive array of services for public and private sector clients. CPPI is prominently ranked among Florida Trend’s 2013 Top 200 Private Companies and is nationally ranked among Engineering News-Record’s 2013 Top 400 Contractors. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, CPPI has constructed more than 30 LEED projects and has more than 50 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff. CPPI’s Principals include: Breck A. Weingart, Chairman/President; John V. Carlson, CEO; and Brian K. Leslie, COO. CPPI’s services cover a wide range of expertise including project planning and modeling, budget estimating and cost management, project scheduling and construction. For more information, please visit CPPI’s website at www.cppi.com, follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News, or call 800-591-CPPI.

Infusion Technology Center at UF Innovation Square


ACCLAIMED ARCHITECT GROUP AND CONSTRUCTION FIRM MOVE TO INNOVATION SQUARE

Two decorated firms have announced their move into Innovation Square, adding to the list of companies relocating to the research and innovation community.

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) and Ponikvar & Associates are two respected firms which have moved into Innovation Square recently. As service providers in the construction industry, both chose to move to Innovation Square in anticipation of the upcoming development. The moves signal the start of a growth period in the research community.

“It certainly signals the next phase beginning at Innovation Square. Architects and construction companies come into developments like this before construction begins on large projects. They hire engineers, site consultants, project managers, and get them in place so that when they break ground on the larger buildings, they have the support teams ready,” said Nick Banks, managing director of Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group.

Well-known locally for their extensive work with the University of Florida and the University of Miami, Ponikvar & Associates is an architect group that moved into Ayers Innovation Plaza across from UF’s Florida Innovation Hub, a building they designed. The firm’s other notable projects in the area include the University of Florida’s Nanoscale Facility, Emerson Alumni Hall, and the Tioga Town Center.

“There is a foreseeable demand for extensive building projects within the Square and we want to be around to be a part of that,” said Ponikvar & Associates’ Principal Architect and Vice President, Jack Ponikvar.

Ponikvar & Associates designed their new location to allow for an expansion of up to fifty-percent over their current staffing numbers. As the number of companies committing to Innovation Square continues to grow, the architectural firm expects their services will be in high demand. Ponikvar cited that they expect to expand quickly into the additional space.

Accompanying Ponikvar & Associates in the innovation district, CPPI relocated last week to 706 at Innovation Square. CPPI is a construction company with projects throughout the southeast but has been Gainesville-based since 1968. They are best known locally for construction of the Patient Tower at North Florida Regional Hospital. When asked why they chose to move their Diversified Projects Division to Innovation Square from another location in Gainesville, CPPI cited the location’s close proximity to the University of Florida campus and downtown Gainesville, the ample amenities being offered, and incentives provided by the Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency, as reasons for its decision to switch.

“The location will keep us in close contact with our clients. It allows us to respond faster and provide better service. The new work environment and surrounding amenities are also a positive for our employees,” said Matt Webster, VP of the Diversity Projects Division for CPPI.

“Other companies are realizing that being within a highly visible location not only helps them recruit talented employees, but it also puts their company in the center of the events and opportunities that arise as Innovation Square continues to expand,” said Banks.


CPPI completes demolition, begins vertical construction at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

CPPI completes demolition, begins vertical construction at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

With the assistance of Albert, Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) completed the initial demolition phase of the West Concourse renovation project at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (check out more photos of Albert’s work on GatorZone at www.gatorzone.com/westconcourse

Now that Albert’s work is done the first phase of construction can begin this month and will continue until the project’s completion prior to the University of Florida’s football home opener against Bowling Green State University on Sept 1.

Construction will commence with a focus on the concession and kitchen areas of the West Concourse. The first step will consist of the initial installation of underground utilities for the concession and kitchen areas, followed by the installation of new concrete slabs at the concessions and crowd circulation areas. Overhead utilities that will be affected by construction will be removed and relocated as necessary. As concrete walls for the kitchen and concession areas are going up, electrical components will be installed. An outline of the various construction phases along with other information on the renovations can be found on the project page.  

The West Concourse renovations will enhance the game-day experience for Gator fans and help to accommodate the crowds that routinely average over 90,000 fans in attendance for each home game. Features of the completed renovation project will include upgraded restroom facilities and lighting, crowd circulation improvements, concession areas with new food items, increased number of concession points of sale, flat screen televisions, and graphic and signage enhancements. A new feature for the West Concourse will be the addition of ceilings, including lineal lighting, vertical screening and graphics.

The functionality and aesthetic components of this project mark another chapter in the continuing legacy of “The Swamp”, building on Ben Hill Griffin Stadium’s reputation as one of the elite facilities in NCAA Division I football.

Demolition services were provided by Gainesville-based firm Florida Concrete Recycling. Initial construction services will be provided by multiple local subcontractors including Vintage Electric, Taylor, Cotton & Ridley, Mike Flynn Construction and BNG Construction. CPPI maintains a commitment to the inclusion of Gainesville area businesses during all projects at the University of Florida, not only to ensure the highest quality project at the most competitive value, but also to help stimulate the local economy.


Ribbon Cutting for Innovative New UCF Technology Commons

Ribbon Cutting for Innovative New UCF Technology Commons

January 10, 2012 – University of Central Florida president John C. Hitt and other dignitaries held a ribbon cutting and official opening for the innovative new UCF Technology Commons, a collaborative learning space constructed by the Central Florida office of Charles Perry Partners. Also on hand were UCF provost and executive vice president Tony Waldrop, UCF vice provost for information technology and resources Joel Hartman, and Student Government Association president Matthew McCann. Totaling 19,747-square-feet, the $2.1 million first-floor renovation transformed UCF’s Computer Center I and II Buildings into a highly attractive and functional space for students and faculty. The Technology Commons features a technology product center, video recording and editing suite, technology service center, outdoor technology patios, and a café featuring Seattle’s Best Coffee.

Image courtesy of UCF Today. Click here to read the complete article.


CPPI establishes partnership with IMG College to promote long term relationship with Florida Gators

CPPI establishes partnership with IMG College to promote long term relationship with Florida Gators

December 22, 2011 – Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) established a partnership with IMG College to promote its longtime relationship with the University of Florida University Athletic Association (UAA) and the Florida Gators. IMG College is a sports marketing agency that represents the Gators and numerous other high profile NCAA programs across the nation.

The partnership includes a page on Gatorzone.com dedicated to the renovation project, along with information about CPPI and links to CPPI’s website and social media sites. A rotating link to the page will reside on the right side of the Gatorzone.com football page, and will take you directly to the project page: Gatorzone.com/WestConcourse.



About West Concourse:

CPPI started demolition and renovations of the West Concourse at the University of Florida’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Dec. 5, 2011, to improve the game day experience for Florida Gator Football fans.

Guests and fans will immediately notice West Concourse’s new features, including enhanced restroom facilities, better overall lighting, improved crowd circulation, and wider concessions with more points of sale, including new food items not previously offered in the stadium.

Flat screen televisions, new graphics and way finding signage, redesigned ceilings, and the use of high-end finishes along with brighter colors are just a few of the improvements fans will experience in the West Concourse.

“CPPI is honored to be selected by the UAA to complete the West Concourse renovation,” said CEO John V. Carlson. “It’s a challenging project, but an important one; naturally we’re very proud to be a part of the improvements to the stadium.”

The stadium has become much more than a place for home football games. The facility is visited by more than two million people each year, and the West Concourse renovations will enhance visitor’s experiences while continuing to tell the story of Gator football.

The West Concourse renovation will utilize a “fast-track” design-build construction method, and will be complete prior to the Sept. 1, 2012 home opener against Bowling Green.


Charles Perry Partners sponsors Faculty and Staff Holiday Luncheon at Lake Minneola High School

Charles Perry Partners sponsors Faculty and Staff Holiday Luncheon at Lake Minneola High School

December 14, 2011 - Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) sponsored the Faculty and Staff Holiday Luncheon at Lake Minneola High School in Minneola, Fla., and presented Principal Linda Shepherd-Miller with a donation check during the event.  Shepherd-Miller thanked CPPI for all its hard work and dedication to the successful opening of their new campus. Assistant Project Manager Austin Pella and Superintendent Dale Wicker from CPPI’s Orlando office wished everyone at the school a safe and happy holiday. A total of 142 faculty and staff attended the event.


Students Tour Valencia College at Lake Nona Academic Building

Students Tour Valencia College at Lake Nona Academic Building

December 2, 2011 – Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) project manager Travis Bonnett and project engineer Kelsey Zwick led Valencia College building construction students on a tour of the new $21 million, 89,000-square-foot Valencia College at Lake Nona academic building, currently under construction in southeast Orlando, Florida. 

Andrew Ray, RA, professor and director of the Building Construction Technology program at Valencia College, accompanied the students on their tour. “The experience was very beneficial and [the students] learned a lot,” said Ray. “It was great to see the newest addition to the Valencia facilities, and the high quality of work that CPPI is doing.”

Ray’s students saw firsthand the paperwork processing it takes to get a project from the design phase into the construction phase, and also how the building was being constructed, including steel erection, cast-in-place elevator slabs, and site logistics.

“It was a great experience, and I felt like the students had more of an emotional connection to this site visit since it was a Valencia College building they were getting the inside scoop on,” said Zwick.

The project is scheduled for completion in July 2012.