The FDC team hopes everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!
FDC is proud to be a sponsor of the 2015 Jingle Bell Run/Walk to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. The event is this Saturday morning and our FDC team of 30 individuals will be out to support this year’s youth honoree Riley Mazur. With two days left, we have a total of 78 team members and have exceeded our goal of $7,000. Currently, we have raised a total of $7,938! We thank everyone who has helped support Riley. A big thanks to RIPA & Associates for their generous contribution. We couldn’t have beat our goal without their help!
Florida Design Consultants will be participating and sponsoring the 2015 Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk in Tampa at Hillsborough Community College on Saturday, December 19, to support 10 year old youth honoree Riley Mazur. Riley has a very rare and life threatening disease called Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM) that effects about 1 in every 500,000 children each year. JDM is a form of arthritis that has no cure. Riley was diagnosed with this disease back in 2013.
Please help support Riley by joining us for this walk/run or by giving a small donation in hopes of a cure to benefit Riley Mazur at the link below:
Thank you for your support!
For the 11th year in a row, Florida Design Consultants was proud to host the “Longleaf” triathlon race from our main office in New Port Richey. Our office parking lot was utilized as a logistics transition area for over 500 triathletes for this event. This has been a popular triathlon in the Tampa Bay area and the turnout was a huge success. After the race, the triathletes and families gathered at the community town center for fun and festivities.
Photo: Kelsey Wright, Marketing Coordinator works the FDC booth.
Saturday, October 24th at Curtis Hixon Park, Florida Design Consultants sponsored the 2015 “Pig Jig” event. Staff members of Florida Design Consultants enjoyed a beautiful day at Curtis Hixon park with unbelievable BBQ, great music and lots of fun! A great community event for a great cause!
To learn more about the Nephcure Kidney Foundation please visit: nephcure.org
In photo left to right: Al Belluccia, Jared Patenaude and Greg Steele.
On August 30 & 31, 2015, Florida Design Consultants attended the ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) Florida Conference and Deal Making seminar in Orlando, FL. This was a great networking event that discussed the important steps in the deal making process from development to the leasing phase of retail opportunities. The seminar reached into aspects such as qualifying a prospect, understanding merchandising, store design, and the quality of how a deal fits into the non-financial aspects of a project. Kevin Glenn, VP of Marketing and Rob Wright, President of Florida Design Consultants attended this conference at the Orange County Convention Center.
Kevin Glenn, VP of Marketing/Florida Design Consultants visits Todd Mullins and RJ Walker of Hawkins Construction at their booth.
Kevin Glenn discusses future business opportunities at the conference.
On April 3, FDC participated in the first annual Fishing for Wishes tournament to benefit “Make A Wish Central and Northern Florida”. The tournament was organized by RIPA and Associates and raised $50,000 for Make A Wish. They put on a great tournament and it was an excellent day to spend on the water. We want to thank RiPA and Associates for putting together such a great event for a worthy cause.
On January 28, 2015, NAIOP had its “2014 Best of the Best” Awards Show at the Westin Harbour Island Hotel in Tampa, Florida. Our own Al Belluccia attended the event and was pleased to accept the “2014 Best Engineering Firm” award on behalf of the Florida Design Consultants team. After receiving the award, Al said, “It was great to be nominated for Best Engineering Firm along with Brady & Anglin Consulting and Wilson & Girgenti – both are great engineering firms. I was honored for our firm to receive the award and I know it means a lot to the team at FDC to be recognized among so many fantastic firms in the A/E/C industry.”
And it’s true, Florida Design Consultants was in good company that evening – other nominees and winning firms included:
- BDG Architects – Winner for Best Architectural Firm. BDG Architects is an architectural firm with 20 years of experience and has offices in Tampa, Miami, and Birmingham. They specialize in a variety of industries including: entertainment, hospitality, industrial, multi-family, office, restaurants, retail and senior living. Nominees for the Best Architectural Firm included: The Beck Group, Gensler, Junto Design Studio and URBANNORDER/tampa.
- The Beck Group – Winner for Best Contractor. The Beck Group is well known in the Tampa area for being a leading design-build contractor. Recent project successes include: USF Health’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), Ulele and Le Meridien Tampa. The Beck Group edged out a pretty competitive list of contractors, including: ARCO/Murray Construction Company, Batson Cook, R.R. Simmons Construction Company, and Skanska USA Building.
- Ryan Companies, US, Inc. – Winner for Best Developer. Ryan has been in business for more than 75 years and offers a wide service offering in addition to development with the specialties of architecture, engineering, construction, and real estate management. Ryan operates in the retail, healthcare, and industrial market sectors, and is well known for their Integrated Project Delivery Method. Other firms in the running for Best Developer included: Grady Pridgen, Inc., Harrod Properties, and Highwoods Properties.
NAIOP’s 2014 Best of the Best Awards Show was a great evening for many professionals operating in commercial real estate and the A/E/C industry. With the economy in full swing once again, 2015 is shaping up to be an even better year with many exciting projects on the horizon.