Orlando, FL, July 01, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Orlando-based general contractor Roger B. Kennedy Construction broke ground May 2nd, 2016 for the upscale Venetian Isles Apartments & Townhomes in Windermere, Fla., under its $42 million contract with UNICORP National Developments, Inc., Orlando. Designed by Slocum Platts Architects, Orlando, the work includes a 19-building, 302-unit apartment community located at 6506 San Francesco Way plus an adjacent nine-building, 44-unit townhome community located at 10006 St. Marks Blvd. The townhomes and apartments are scheduled for completion in June 2017 and December 2017, respectively.
The Kennedy organization has been in continuous operation as a family-owned construction business for 146 years, and opened its Florida office in Orlando in 1972. Headed by Roger B. Kennedy, Jr., President, Roger B. Kennedy Construction ranks among Florida’s largest commercial construction companies and is one of Florida’s largest family-owned businesses. The company specializes in hospitality, multi-family, commercial and healthcare projects including vacation clubs, timeshare resorts, hotels, apartments, condominiums, senior housing, student housing, and more.
The Kennedy heritage dates back to 1870 where then founder and president Roger Kennedy first built bridges and docks in Connecticut between New Haven and New London. From 1911 – 1931 the family settled in Utica, New York where they built highways and roads throughout Upstate New York. In the following decades the company became a major force in both the public and private sectors by way of building major facilities for General Motors Corp., Dow Jones & Company and Plattsburgh Air Force Base. The company continued to grow in Western New York while beginning to stretch south and eventually open their Orlando, Florida office.
Roger B. Kennedy Construction offers pre-construction and construction management services including design coordination, estimating, value engineering, logistics, long-term cost analysis, permitting and scheduling. There are thousands of details when it comes to building a hotel, timeshare/resort, apartment complex, country club or other commercial project. The team at Roger B. Kennedy Construction manages every phase of the construction process.
As part of their construction management, the team at Roger B. Kennedy Construction carefully plans the initial construction schedule, oversees their Safety and Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plans and monitors all trade contractors. Each trade contractor is required to have a specific QA/QC Plan for their work. Several internal controls are managed to ensure cost are controlled, work is moving on schedule and safety and quality concerns are accounted for.
Roger B. Kennedy Construction offers Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LLED) Accredited Professionals and Green Advantage Environmental Certified staff members on-staff. Roger B. Kennedy, President, stated “We encourage people to consider using a general contractor who is LEED certified to possibly gain tax benefits and certain allowances. Additionally, an LEED certified contractor will help clients to use more recycled materials throughout the construction process while reducing construction waste. Water and energy reduction are also key attributes when using an LEED certified construction contractor.”
The headquarters of Roger B. Kennedy Construction is located at 1105 Kensington Park Drive, Altamonte Springs, Fla. 32714, telephone (407) 478-4500. For more information about Roger B. Kennedy Construction and its general contracting services, consumers are encouraged to visit online at www.rbkennedy.com.