DeAngelis Diamond Construction attended the 25th Annual Sand Dollar Awards held by Collier Building Industry Association on September 26, 2015, at the Ritz Carlton Golf Resort. DeAngelis Diamond was presented with three awards throughout the night, including:
Best Sales Center, Vi At Bentley Village
Best Public Works $3 million - $5 million, North Naples Fire Station #48
Best Commercial Project Over $5 million, Terracina Grand
Each project was located in Collier County and completed between May 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. The Sand Dollar Awards are presented yearly to builders, developers, architects, re-modelers, interior design firms, landscape architects, trades and marketing, and sales and advertising professionals who have made a distinction in the Collier County area. The awards are presented to winners as a result of projects that have been judged onsite by experts from across the state of Florida.
Lee Memorial Health System has awarded DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group the Mixed Use Healthcare Development and Retail Services project. The project is located on a 31 acre site that Lee Memorial has owned since 2004. Located on the south side of Coconut Road in Estero, Florida. Altogether the project will total 136,900 sq.ft. The new health and wellness destination will be the only medical center in southern Lee County addressing the service gaps around the area.
The healthcare center will include a Free Standing Emergency Department, Healthy Life Center, Outpatient Surgery Center, Recovery Care Center/Clinical Decision Unit, Laboratory, Imaging, Rehab Therapy, Cardiac Testing, and Physician Office Space. Services will focus on health, healing, and treatment, and patients will experience convenience through the hospitals’ system, “five ones” of health care connectivity- one registration, one point of scheduling, one combined schedule of care, one electronic medical record, and one patient portal.
The 14-month construction schedule will start February, 2017 and is projected to end April, 2018.
DeAngelis Diamond has finished construction on the Harbor Isle Clubhouse. Owned by Canadian home builder, Minto Communities, the community’s upscale beach clubhouse is located on Anna Maria Sound, in Bradenton, Florida. The 2-story clubhouse spans 23,000 square feet and includes a 4,200 square foot fitness center, a second-floor bar, clubroom, and a ground floor hall (suitable for formal receptions or smaller private functions). The clubhouse was completed in a 10 month timespan. The official grand opening was held on July 31st, 2015.
Jason Sain, Vice President and Principal of DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group was selected for Gulfshore Business Forty Under 40 list of 2015.
DeAngelis Diamond ranks number 5 as one of the "Best Companies to Work for in Alabama 2015." President Robert Young believes that his team members are what make the company all that it is. "We want all of our people to feel this is the greatest work experience they can have, and we also recognize that career and family life should be in balance." DeAngelis Diamond provides many family-focused benefits including maternity care and adoption assistance, as well as, retirement planning, and memberships to Costco or Sam's Club. In addition, veteran team members receive Veterans day off and all employees receive 8 paid holidays, and a day off for birthdays. DeAngelis Diamond takes pride in investing heavily in its employees and strives to facilitate a quality work-life balance.
Business Alabama features an interview with DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group President, Robert Young, in the July 2015 issue. The interview highlights how Florida-based DDHG chose Alabama as the base for an aggressive geographic expansion. See link below.
DeAngelis Diamond Construction and Healthcare Group has made the ENR top 400 contractors list for 2015. The list is nationwide, and rates top contractors throughout the United States based on profitability for the previous year. As a group the top 400 generated $331.4 billion in contracting revenue in 2014.
A study from the article also shows a rise in contracting firms embracing more LEAN process techniques throughout the year. DeAngelis Diamond has been focusing on LEAN principles by hosting companywide presentations and trainings, and has travelled to universities introducing LEAN methods to upcoming construction management graduates.
John DeAngelis, Co-Founder of DeAngelis Diamond says, “We are honored to be among the top 400 companies in our industry and we have never been more excited about our future trajectory. Our team members are our greatest asset and we are proud of their efforts to build a great company that stands the test of time.”
Construction has begun on an expansion for Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry. The one-story, 40,000 square foot addition creates 40 rooms designed for patients aged 65 and older, who can also have medical needs besides a mental illness, bringing the total number of beds up to 130. The expansion will also include areas for family meetings, education, and will replace the existing 32-bed geriatric unit that will be used for other adults with mental illness and substance abuse.
DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group celebrates the grand opening of the recently completed, Acadia Healthcare, New Residential Treatment Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The project was completed in 3 phases, and totaled 89,000 sq.ft.
DeAngelis Diamond announces today that Robert Lewis, Executive Project Manager, and Scott Currens, Director of Preconstruction, have both been promoted to Division Managers of the Birmingham, Alabama office, and the Sarasota, Florida office. Co-Founder David Diamond thanks both Robert and Scott for stepping up and leading. He also acknowledges them as influencers and leaders worth following within the construction industry.
Robert Lewis, previously Executive Project Manager, has been with DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group for 4 years and has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare construction field. Robert has worked on projects all over the United States and graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and Building Science. Robert is now the Division Manager and responsible for the overall management and performance of the Birmingham, Alabama office. He states, “I am humbled to be given the opportunity to lead such a talented group of associates. Assisting them in strengthening our corporate image within our market sector while maintaining profitable growth is an honor for me.”
Scott Currens, previously Director of Sarasota Operations, has also been with DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group for 4 years and has 18 years of experience in the healthcare construction field. Scott earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Lawrence Technical University, and is ASHE Healthcare Construction certified. Scott has been involved with healthcare projects nationally. He also held the role of Project Manager for the 106,000 sq.ft., 140-bed acute care hospital located in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Scott is now the Division Manager and responsible for the overall management and performance of the Sarasota, Florida office. He states, “I am very thankful and privileged to be involved in leading such a passionate and talented team of people that has made our Sarasota office a success in the past. The team is excited to continue the success of the Healthcare Division while expanding into new markets of construction in the upcoming year. Our primary focus is to continue improving to better fit our current client needs, while reaching out and extending our services to new clients throughout the surrounding areas.”
DeAngelis Diamond Construction successfully completes Island Walk clubhouse, after 9 short months. Project includes clubhouse, gazebo, mail kiosk, and maintenance building.
The new clubhouse is approximately 12,000 sq.ft. and consists of 3 activity rooms, a game room, catering kitchen, foyer and covered veranda, a fire pit, and outdoor kitchen. The Gazebo, a 650 sq.ft., open air structure, overlooks the lake and the main event lawn. Island Walk plans to use this structure for weddings, concerts, and other social events. The 3,365 sq.ft. mail kiosk is used for a more centralized location for residents to retrieve their mail, the structure holds about 2,000 mail slots. A 1,000 sq.ft. maintenance building was also built to assist community care takers needs and to lodge equipment used on a daily basis.
Island Walk at the West Villages, owned by Pulte Homes, is located in Venice, Florida, and is the second Island Walk community after the Naples location.
DeAngelis Diamond Construction has been selected as the construction manager/general contractor for the new Southwest Florida International Airport Air Traffic Control Tower and Tracon Building. The project will replace the 31-year old structure that is currently in the wrong location to serve the airport.
The new tower, expected to cost approximately $50 Million (total), is a prerequisite to adding a second runway and the new terminal expansion which has already been master planned. At 215 feet, the new tower will be almost twice the height of the one it will replace and at 17,000 square feet (Tracon Building and Tower), will double the size of the existing tower and Tracon facility, which was built before the airport opened in 1983. The new tower also will bring the airport up to speed on the latest FAA standards for towers as well as building and hurricane codes.
For DeAngelis Diamond, this will mean nearly a 4-year involvement at the airport and should start in 4-6 months. AECOM is the Program Manager for this project. POND is the national architect, SchenkelShultz is the local architect and J. Kokolakis Contracting is the tower subconsultant. Pictured below is the DeAngelis Diamond and J.Kokolakis team that presented on the project.
Jason Sain, Vice President/Principal of DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group (DDHG), Eric Brackin, Project Manager of DDHG and David Brown, Principal of JJCA Architecture, traveled to Auburn University, to teach the Building Science Department, about Lean Construction.
Lean is a practice that continues to grow interest for healthcare industry owners and users. The principle is based on continuous improvement through innovation, planning work for the next trade, craft, or designer, and respect for others working on the project. Lean promotes a culture for collaboration and fosters lasting relationships. With this process, there are less punch-list items and less warranty calls, an important factor when completing a project. Lean delivery method is becoming a standard in the construction and design industry for new graduates.
DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group enjoys partnering with universities and colleges, both for educating and future employment opportunities. DeAngelis Diamond recently hired interns from Auburn University, University of Florida, University of North Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University. In May, students will start their jobs at construction sites located all over the country. DDHG recognizes that our future is in the hands of the upcoming graduates.
Safety Week was held at The Arlington of Naples project, an annual event that DeAngelis Diamond and Archer Western set up to promote work site safety while involving onsite workers. Each day focuses on a specific topic and raffle tickets are handed out throughout the week to those who are complying with safety standards. Safety Week proved to be a fun incentive to improve work site safety, our #1 priority!
DeAngelis Diamond Construction has been awarded the Vi at Bentley Village Senior Living Project. The 72-unit independent living facility will be built on an active campus in multiple phases. Phase I will commence February 1st, 2015, and phase II is expected to begin April, 2015. The project will include two new clubhouses, one featuring dining venues, a library, card room, and multi-purpose area, the other will feature a fitness center, spa, and casual dining venue. New independent living apartments will be connected to one of the clubhouses, enabling residents to go from one to the other without having to go outside. DeAngelis Diamond Construction also recently completed the Vi at Bentley Village sales center, and the maintenance building in 2014.
Vi at Bentley Village is a continuing care retirement community located off Tamiami Trail, in Naples, FL. The impressive 156-acre campus features; manicured grounds, 18-hole executive golf course, 12 miles of walking trails, cart paths, swimming pools, driving range, tennis courts, and bocce courts.
The Arlington of Naples held it’s topping off party December 3rd, marking the last beam being placed on top of the structure. All of the subcontractors and team members retreated for a barbecue at the job site to celebrate this event.
The Arlington of Naples will feature 132 Independent living Units, 37 memory supported Assisted Living Units and 44 Skilled Nursing Units. AON is a continuing care retirement community that consists of 39 acres, 487,000 sq.ft in the Lely Resort in Naples, FL.
Grace Place of Naples, an educational program designed to provide pathways out of poverty by educating children and families, has contracted DeAngelis Diamond Construction for the new construction. The project consists of a 6,500 sq.ft., 2 story classroom building and associated sitework. Groundbreaking takes place November 18th, 2014 on site, located at 4300 21st Ave. Naples, Florida 34116. A VIP reception will start at 3:00 pm and groundbreaking ceremony will begin at 4:15 pm.
The Lee Building Industry Association’s Annual Summit & Pinnacle Awards were held at the Quail West Country Club on October 11th. DeAngelis Diamond Construction and DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group were presented with the awards for:
• Best Commercial Contractor Project Clubhouse —Treviso Bay Championship Club
• Best Commercial Contractor Project Restaurant – Avenue5
• Best Commercial Contractor Project Healthcare – NCH Gulfview Suites
• Best Brochure – DeAngelis Diamond’s Firm Profile
This Summit Awards program is the only one of its kind in Southwest Florida. The goal of this event is to celebrate success and professionalism within the commercial construction and remodeling industry. Created by the Commercial Contractors Council of the Lee BIA, the Summit Awards provide an opportunity to recognize excellence in this effort. Judging takes place outside of the local area by experienced industry professionals.