While consulting with Syd Kitson of Kitson Development at the beginning of Babcock Ranch, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a charter education advocate who sits on the Babcock Ranch Advisory Board, insisted on the best say to start a town: first, build a school. Read more...
A long list of Southwest Florida companies were highlighted as some of America’s fastest-growing companies, as part of the Inc. 5,000 released by Inc. Magazine. Read more...
DeAngelis Diamond has completed the Babcock Neighborhood School at Babcock Ranch. Totaling 48,000 sq.ft., this k-8 charter school will hold 500 students and was finished in seven months. It features flexible classrooms, work areas for project-based learning, moveable desks for easier collaboration and a large outdoor space complete with a playground, gardening space and half court basketball.
DeAngelis Diamond built this project using Green Globes and in partnership with the Florida Green Building Coalition to maximize sustainability.
The school will officially open for the new school year beginning August 10th.
The growth of Arthrex's headquarters will include three new buildings and the general contractor for the project is North Naples-based DeAngelis Diamond. Read more...
Since it was founded 22 years ago, Naples-based commercial construction firm DeAngelis Diamond has based its expansion model on organic growth. Read more...
DeAngelis Diamond is pleased to announce its expansion to Detroit, Michigan. Read more...
DeAngelis Diamond has been hired as the general contractor to build the Margaritaville Resort on Fort Myers Beach. Read more...
DeAngelis Diamond is pleased to announce the promotion of Craig Bryant from Executive Project Manager to Director of Project Management - Naples. In his new role, Craig will oversee project managers and projects within the Naples, FL market to ensure all projects meet and exceed owner’s expectations with reference to schedule, budget, and quality.
Craig joined DeAngelis Diamond in 2015 and has over 18 years of construction experience. Throughout his career, Craig has worked on projects all over Florida and St. Louis Missouri. He graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management.
“Craig’s leadership and wealth of experience makes him the perfect person to take on this position,” COO Reggie Morgan said. “His values parallel that of our company and we believe in his knowledge and ability to lead our teams and build strong relationships with our clients. All of these things make him a deserving recipient of this new role as Director of Project Management.”
This month marks DeAngelis Diamond’s 22nd anniversary. In 1996, co-founders John DeAngelis and David Diamond had the idea to start a construction company that was distinctly different. Read more...
Engineering News Record’s 2018 Top 400 Contractors list has been released and DeAngelis Diamond has climbed the list to #225, a 63-spot jump from last year’s 288 ranking. Every year, ENR ranks the top U.S. construction companies by their revenue from the previous year. This year’s top 400 earned a cumulative contracting revenue of $373.98 billion in 2017 – a 2.1% increase from 2016.
A study from “ENR 2018 Top 400 Contractors: The Market Keeps on Rolling” found that the domestic market is strong and growing with a 4.9% increase in contracting revenue, while revenue from projects outside the U.S. decreased 18.4%. Experts are calling this “one of the longest domestic upswings on record,” but note that the construction market is cyclical and competitive. Combine that with the shortage of workers and high supply demands, the industry is still a challenging environment despite tremendous growth.
In spite of these challenges, DeAngelis Diamond has continued to grow into new markets and market segments having recently added a Program Management Division and will open a Detroit office this summer. Over the past 22 years they have developed a diverse culture that attracts and retains team members by offering intentional training, leadership development, unique benefits, and above market-level salaries.
“This year has been filled with strategic growth, innovation and a positive customer experience focus,” DeAngelis Diamond Co-Founder, David Diamond, said. “We are honored by the faith placed in us by our clients to bring their project vision and goals to reality. What we do is build buildings, and we do that very well, better than most, most of the time. However, what drives us is the desire to develop authentic relationships and have a positive influence on everyone we meet. Thank you DeAngelis Diamond team members, our clients, design professionals, subcontracting partners, and community for joining with us on this journey. We are building some amazing projects together, developing meaningful relationships and having a positive impact on people’s lives as we do it.”
DeAngelis Diamond held a topping out ceremony for The Springs addition at Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers, FL. This project includes new construction of a 28-bed, 19,700 sq.ft. memory support facility, as well as an interior renovation totaling 17,400 sq.ft. The renovation includes a kitchen expansion, 25-bed assisted living, new parking, new welcome center and an addition to the current activity wing. It also includes an exterior update of the existing building skin and roof.
This topping out ceremony marks the final dry-in of all the roofs on the project. As a thank you for all their hard work, Shell Point Retirement Community provided lunch for the subcontractors working on the building.
“On behalf of Shell Point and DeAngelis Diamond, we just want to say thank you for the work you have put in place,” Project Manager, Josh Beverly, said. “The building looks amazing; the property looks amazing. To date, we haven’t had any minor or major safety incidents, so you can give yourselves a hand for that. We appreciate you guys, thank you.”
The construction of TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN has reached a major milestone – 100,000 working hours with no recordable incidents. In celebration of this achievement, construction management firm, DeAngelis Diamond, held a luncheon today for its subcontractors working on the jobsite. Lunch was provided by the 7th Annual BBQ Fundraiser, an event DeAngelis Diamond and ABEC Electric partnered on. The construction management firm ordered 250 lunches for their crew in support of the fundraiser, which benefits the March of Dimes, Nashville Rescue Mission, and St. Jude Children’s Hospital. This celebration comes at just the right time, as it is National Safety Week.
Safety is DeAngelis Diamond’s top priority and its safety officers work diligently to ensure every team member and subcontractor leaves the jobsite safely each day. DeAngelis Diamond requires all site workers to attend a site-specific safety orientation prior to working on the project. Their team members perform weekly site-safety inspections and weekly safety meetings with the entire crew. Safety officers perform monthly site-safety inspections that include a formal report. In addition, the safety department performs regular safety training for team members. All of this could not be accomplished without the participation of DeAngelis Diamond’s subcontractors.
“This huge achievement is a testament to everyone making the right decisions every day,” Project Manager, Kris Duran said. “There are a lot of risks involved in building this project – exterior skin on a two-story building, trenching for underground utilities, steel erection and working during winter months on scaffolding and uneven platforms – but our team is trained and more than capable.”
One of the ways the team assured success is each subcontractor had their own safety manager perform Fall Protection Training, site inspections, weekly tailgate meetings with their workers and submit a daily job hazard analysis in addition to the required DeAngelis Diamond safety training.
DeAngelis Diamond recently held a Topping Out ceremony for TrustPoint, a ceremony that erects the last steel beam on a project’s top floor. The hospital is slated to finish Fall 2018.
DeAngelis Diamond is pleased to announce the promotion of Bryan Trtan from Estimator to Preconstruction Manager. In his new role, Bryan will collaborate with clients and design teams to develop custom preconstruction strategies that produce functional and financially viable projects. He and his team will help guide the decision-making process from project inception to completion providing estimates at different stages of design, cost benefit analysis studies, constructability reviews, logistics planning, scheduling and more.
DeAngelis Diamond places 3rd in the Builder/Developer category. Read more...
A “topping out” party was thrown Thursday for CenterPointe Hospital, the 72-bed psychiatric hospital under construction in north Columbia. Read more...
DeAngelis Diamond has been chosen by Knott Realty to build Decorum Apartments, soon to be located on Six Mile Cypress Parkway in Fort Myers. This 630,000 sq.ft. complex was designed by Forum Architecture and will have 435 units. It will feature a pool, dog parks, tennis courts, walking trails, a car wash station and garages.
We are excited to announce the launch of our new Program Management Services that will assist clients in the successful development of their building and infrastructure projects. Our expert consultants and client advisors will work to help clients make better decisions on how to use creative, innovative and idea-driven solutions for their projects, program management and capital improvement programs. Our Program Management team of experts will assist clients with services that include conceptualizing, feasibility studies, architect selection, contractor selection, design, permitting, entitlement, budgeting, cost controls, scheduling, furniture and equipment procurement, occupancy, commissioning and new building techniques, products, methods, and emerging technology research.
Leading the Program Managing Services is Executive VP and Principal, Robert Lewis. “This growing market has been of interest to the company for quite some time. We are very excited about this new chapter and look forward to serving our clients in a new way,” Robert says. “The Program Management Services are built on the foundation of our mission and core values, and offers our clients more assistance in the building process.“
Our clients are located throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean and are remarkably diverse. Large and small, public and private, for-profit and not-for-profit, all of our clients benefit from our 22 years of constructing over $3 billion in projects nationwide – our expertise being in 20 project types, including commercial, multifamily residential, senior living, healthcare, education, faith based, automotive, hospitality, manufacturing, storage, clubhouse, government, aviation, industrial, office, retail and non-profits.
“DeAngelis Diamond believes it’s an honor to build and began in 1996 with a mission to develop authentic relationships and have a positive influence on everyone we meet. We cannot think of a better way that we can serve our clients who have entrusted us with their visions and dreams to accomplish their project objectives.” David Diamond co-founder.
One of America’s fastest-growing companies per Inc.com’s Inc. 5000, we are an innovative, award winning, top-ranked national construction management firm with an international presence in the Caribbean Islands and has fully staffed offices in Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Birmingham and Nashville
DeAngelis Diamond recently broke ground on Marco Island Fire Station #51. BSSW Architects designed a state-of-the-art facility that will accommodate Marco Island’s first responders. This 8,785 sq.ft. marine-based station will feature two stories, two boat bays and will house an ALS engine and a transport rescue.
“Station #51 represents 40 percent of the calls responded to on this island and is the marine base for our rescue boat,” Jared Grifoni, City Council Chairman stated. The station’s impact on the safety of our island and surrounding waters cannot be overstated. This station will be a first-class facility for our first-class fire rescue department.”
Over 50 members of the Marco Island community gathered to celebrate the commencement of this long-awaited project. Among them were city council members, state representatives, local pastor, Father Tim, Marco Island Police Department and Marco Island Fire Rescue.
“On behalf of DeAngelis Diamond and BSSW Architects and the rest of our design consultants that worked on the design of this fire department hand-in-hand with Chief Murphy and Deputy Chief Batiato, we’d like to thank the city of Marco Island’s residents, the city council and the fire department to be for the opportunity to be apart of this special project,” Preconstruction Manager, Bryan Trtan said. “It is truly an honor to build a state-of-the-art fire station which will accommodate the brave men and women of the fire department as they serve the Marco Island community. We really appreciate being apart of this and we thank you all.”
DeAngelis Diamond recently broke ground on The Collective, a mixed-use 154,917 sq.ft. building that will house shopping, dining, workspaces and showrooms located on 10th Street in downtown Naples, Florida. This lifestyle destination will feature a curated collection of tenants including Patina Collection, Stofft Cooney Architects, Casa Italia, Thomas Riley Studios, Safe and Sound, Allikristé, Premiere Systems and Kurtz Homes Naples.
“DeAngelis Diamond is a great fit for The Collective because they are a highly regarded and skilled builder, and [are] always on the cutting edge of innovation, quality, and very importantly, safety,” Randy Kurtz, Co-founder of Kurtz Homes Naples, said.
The Collective will consist of a 69,099 sq.ft., three-story mercantile building and an 85,818 sq.ft. four-level parking structure.
“Our motto has always been Honor to Build, and it is truly an honor to build a project such as this, a landmark project for this area of Naples – it sets the bar very high,” Robert Young, Executive Vice President and Principal of DeAngelis Diamond, said. We strive every day to build authentic relationships and have a positive influence on everyone we meet. While our onsite team is working diligently and safely with excellence and quality throughout the construction process, we’re going to strive to be great neighbors to the adjacent residents and businesses.”
DeAngelis Diamond broke ground on the Lee County Public Library in Bonita Springs yesterday. County commissioners, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, community members and the DeAngelis Diamond team gathered to celebrate this historic day.
This two-story, 31,000 sq.ft. library which has been designed with the local community in mind, will feature public meeting rooms with a total occupancy of 150, a monumental glass stairwell, and an outdoor courtyard reading area on the second floor, complete with WiFi and charging stations. An interactive computer system will incorporate workstations throughout the building for inventory look-up and reserving of material.
This project is slated to finish Summer 2019.