2017 Industry Rankings and Awards
October 4, 2017
Summit Contracting Group, Inc. is proud to introduce a new office in Atlanta, Georgia under the direction of newly acquired Division Manager, Dennis Baldwin.
Dennis joins the Summit family after 10 years with Fortune Johnson, a General Contractor based out of Atlanta, and will now lead the entire Atlanta Division of Summit Contracting Group. He has 31 years of construction experience with the successful completion of over 20,000 Multifamily units to his credit. Dennis’s experience spans across Multifamily, Student Housing, Senior Living, Assisted Living, Nursing Care Facilities, Condominiums, and HUD projects. Dennis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Construction Technologies and an Associate of Arts degree in Civil Engineering.
“I am happy that I joined the family at Summit,” says Dennis. “The family philosophy emanates in the pride displayed by each and every employee. The addition of the Atlanta office allows us to be more accessible to our clients, architects, and other professionals that we do business with. This commitment will ensure that the clients receive the same pleasurable experiences and outcomes wherever we build.”
Dennis Baldwin also worked with multiple Developer-Builders in his career, giving him the experience of building from the owner’s perspective. This makes Dennis the perfect addition to Summit, as a company that operates with the vision of making clients feel like they have their own in-house builder.
Summit as a General Contractor has dominated the Southeast Region for over a decade and is now taking the next step establishing an additional home base in one of the busiest cities in the country for Multifamily Construction. Summit Contracting Group’s Corporate Headquarters will remain in Jacksonville, Florida while Mr. Baldwin oversees this new Division.
October 3, 2017
Abigail Court in Port Richey, FL is now open to residents! We celebrated the ribbon cutting with the developer and team to mark the official opening. This affordable housing senior community consists of 90 units, in 1 building and is 92,939 square feet. Amenities include a fitness center, movie room, game room, outdoor garden, dog park and salon. The one and two bedroom units will include a living and dining area with a fully equipped kitchen.
September 28, 2017
Every year the Jacksonville Business Journal recognizes local businesses for their support of charities and philanthropic enterprises. Summit is honored to be included in this year's list.
No matter how much we come together as a community or as a nation, there will always be those in need. It is important for business organizations to involve themselves in charitable activities because in many cases they are in the best positions to finance, organize, and carry out the activities that will benefit those who need it the most and keep them from being left behind.
September 1, 2017
Summit started construction in August on Crescent Communities newest multifamily community, Novel Atherton, in Charlotte, NC. This Mixed-Use community will consist of 346 uniquely designed apartment homes in 1 five-story wood frame building on a concrete podium, with 1st floor retail shops and parking. The net square footage is 290,012 with 62,000 square feet of dedicated retail. Luxury amenities will include Clubroom with Kitchen, State-of-the-art Fitness Center with separate Spin/Yoga Room, Sky Lounge & Sky Deck, Dog Run, and 3 distinct Courtyards featuring a Swimming Pool, Grill Area, Fireplace and Fountain. Construction is scheduled to be complete in Fall of 2019. The developer is CC-SFA MF Atherton, LLC, and the architect is Dwell Design Studio, LLC.
We are honored to be included in the 2017 Giants 300 Report:
September 2017: Top 90 Multifamily Construction Firms: Building Design+Construction’s ranking of the nation’s largest multifamily construction firms.
August 2017: Top 115 Contractor Firms: Building Design+Construction’s ranking of the nation’s largest commercial construction firms.
July 27, 2017
Summit served a BBQ lunch to a large crowd of our subcontractors, vendors, and team who are working on The Point at Town Center. Thank you to everyone who was able to have lunch with us, we greatly appreciate all your hard work! The Point is a luxury community that is centrally located in Jacksonville at the Town Center. It will consist of 246 units in 8 buildings, a clubhouse,pool, and total square footage of 222,730.
July 25, 2017
Summit is starting construction this month on Ciel Apartments in Jacksonville, FL. This Luxury Community will consist of 400 units in 6 four-story buildings, plus a two-story clubhouse, garages, leasing center, and maintenance building. The net square footage is 382,716. Luxury amenities will include a clubhouse, resort-style pool, fitness center, pet spa, dog park, electric car charging stations, and a bike shop with bike storage. Construction is scheduled to be complete in January of 2019
July 21, 2017
The Summit team served up a BBQ lunch on the job site yesterday to mark the completion of the framing and roofs of all the buildings. Big THANK YOU to all our subcontractors and vendors!
July 10, 2017
Summit is starting construction this month on Highway 17 Apartments, located in Savannah, GA. This garden style community will include 272 units in 11 buildings. The net square footage is 238,278. Amenities will include a Clubhouse and Swimming Pool. Construction is scheduled to be complete in October 2018. The developer is Savannah Realty Partners, LLC and the architect is Fugleberg Koch, PLLC.
July 11, 2017
The framing and roof is complete at Lofts at LaVilla in Downtown Jacksonville. This affordable housing community will consist of 130 units, on 4 levels of frame above a podium base, in 1 building with a parking garage on the ground floor and will be 134,296 square feet. Construction is scheduled to be complete in Fall of 2017.
June 26, 2017
Summit has started construction on Mosby Cool Springs Apartments, a Market Rate Community that is located South of Nashville in Franklin, TN where there has been a population and job market boom.
This community will include 328 units in 9 buildings, a clubhouse, and maintenance building. The net square footage is 301,784. Luxury amenities include a salt pool and a plunge pool. Construction is scheduled to be complete in Spring 2019.
Summit Commercial Group is building River & Post Restaurant and Rooftop Bar that will occupy the 1st floor and rooftop of Summit Tower at 1000 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL. There are many logistical and construction challenges due to the current infrastructure in a building that was never designed to have a full service restaurant on the first floor and rooftop occupancy. In addition, a full remodel of the lobby and common area will be built concurrently.
The ground floor restaurant will include indoor dining, bar, and kitchen. The square footage inside is approximately 6,200, with another 835 square feet of patio dining. The ninth floor is approximately 900 SF of indoor bar and 2,400 SF of outdoor rooftop seating.
Electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems have to be increased to handle the increased loads on the first floor including the addition of grease traps, additional electrical service, and a new natural gas piping system. The kitchen floor area has to be raised to accommodate slopes required for floor drains, since the slab could not be removed due to the building’s monolithic mat footing.
For the comfort of rooftop guests a contemporary fully retractable canopy system will be installed, with LED lighting and protection from rain as well as sun. This is a first of its kind in Northeast Florida. While the 9th floor has structural capacity for use, many additional modifications have to be made to handle the number of occupants: previously only one elevator serviced the 9th floor and now two elevators service the 9th floor; a new pedestal paver system over the existing roof will be installed as the new flooring system; new handrail systems around the perimeter; installation of roof top natural gas fireplaces; increasing the elevator lobby size to meet local codes; increased restroom facilities to meet code.
The restaurant construction and lobby renovations will culminate Summit Commercial Group’s conversion of 1000 Riverside into a Class A Office/Mixed Use space for Padgett Premiere Properties. Construction began in April 2017 and is anticipated to be completed in September 2017.
May 17, 2017
We're very proud of our team and happy to be a Best Place to Work!
Summit Contracting Group is on the list of Jacksonville's Best Places to Work for 3rd Year in a row. A preliminary list is out now, and full results will be available June 22.
May 19, 2017
Summit Contracting Group has been ranked as #3 General Contractor in the Jacksonville Business Journal's Book of Lists for 2017.
Summit Contracting Group is ranked in the top 400 General Contractors in the Nation by ENR.
"For ENR’s Top 400 Contractors, the construction market is going strong and predictions of a leveling off or even a decline have been premature..." Read More from ENR and see the whole list: http://www.enr.com/toplists/2017-Top-400-Contractors1
May 9, 2017
Summit has started construction on Hillsborough Street Apartments in Raleigh, NC. This Student Housing Community is located within walking distance of North Carolina State University (NCSU) and Cameron Village. It will provide the community with much needed student housing and ample parking for those students.
This community will include 525 beds in 1 five-story building with a basement, 1 six-story parking garage, a clubhouse, and amenities. The net square footage is 206,200. Luxury amenities include a variety of fully-furnished floor plans, including one, two, three, and four bedroom apartments with granite countertops, resort-style pool, fitness center, study areas, business center, game room, package locker system, and bike storage.
Construction began in late March 2017 after the demolition of existing structures. Construction is scheduled to be complete in Summer of 2018.
April 24, 2017
Congratulations to our own Nicole Padgett! She was recognized today as one of Jacksonville's 40 Under 40 Business Leaders. Out of almost 300 nominees in every industry, the 40 winners were selected for success in their business, leadership in their industry, and community involvement.
“When you tell me I can’t do something, I am going to do it and I am going to do it all the way. I always give 100 percent.” - Nicole Padgett
April 13, 2017
Summit is the General Contractor for Sulzbacher Village: A Community for Women & Families, located North of Downtown Jacksonville, FL. This community will provide housing, job training, and health services for single women, female veterans, and single- and two-parent families with children. Sulzbacher Center has been planning this project for over 4 years with the help of many donors and supporters. Sulzbacher Village will also benefit the surrounding community by providing health services, jobs, and the new residents and staff will frequent the local businesses.
The facility will consist of a three story building with medical, dental, optical and pharmaceutical services on the first floor along with classrooms and a commercial kitchen. There are 124 residential apartments on the upper floors that include 2-bedroom, 1-bedroom, and studio apartments. The total square footage is 92,596. Construction has started, with a groundbreaking ceremony on April 13, 2017, and is scheduled to be complete in Spring of 2018.
April 6, 2017
Summit Contracting Group, Inc. earned national recognition by making the National Multifamily Housing Council’s (NMHC) 2017 NMHC 50, the annual ranking of the nation’s largest apartment owners, managers, developers, general contractors and syndicators. Summit is the #2 apartment contractor in the country, with 5,154 units started in 2016.
“We’re extremely honored to be ranked second on the list of top Multifamily General Contractors. This is an even greater accomplishment for us considering we are strictly a third party general contractor with less than 200 employees, and not a developer, owner, or property manager,” says Nicole Padgett, CAO.
Summit has the best team of professionals in the industry, as well as incredible subcontractors, and trusted clients. We do everything in our power to ensure our team and our clients feel like they have the support they need when it’s needed. Our intent is not to be the biggest and we never take on more than we can handle. All our projects come from repeat clients and referrals from those clients. Summit maintains longstanding relationships with clients by building their projects on schedule, within budget, and providing a no nonsense experience.
See the whole list here: http://www.nmhc.org/The-NMHC-50/
March 16, 2017
Congrats to our own Nicole Padgett for being recognized as one of Jacksonville's 40 Under 40 Business Leaders!
In addition to her irreplaceable value to Summit, Nicole also holds ownership in 4 other entities for which she played a key role in the creation of. In 2015 Nicole started Elite Tech Solutions, a Jacksonville based IT company that is majority owned by Mrs. Padgett. Elite Tech has been growing rapidly over the past two years and is also 1 of only a select few companies in Jacksonville that are authorized dealers of Savant Home Automation Systems. Between 2015 and 2016, Nicole has also started Pinnacle Air Solutions; an HVAC company specializing in the multifamily industry, Summit Realty Partners; a Jacksonville based real estate firm, and Padgett Premiere Properties; a property management company which manages Summit Tower, a 9 story building in Riverside which houses Summit’s headquarters as well as several other tenants and is also owned by Mrs. Padgett. In the last year Nicole has also continued to serve on the Jacksonville City Planning Commission, providing aid to her community in any way she can.
The 40 Under 40 are chosen annually by Jacksonville Business Journal, out of hundreds of nominees:
Meet Jacksonville's Most Successful Young Business Leaders
March 10, 2017
HarborChase of Mandarin in Jacksonville, FL is a senior living community that will consist of 114 units, in 1 building and will be 130,000 square feet. Thank you to our partners at Vestcor, PQH Group Design Inc., all of our Subcontractors, and our hardworking Supers!
March 7, 2017
Abigail Court in Port Richey, FL is a senior living community that will consist of 90 units, in 1 building and will be 92,939 square feet.
Thank you to our partners at Vestcor, PQH Group Design Inc., all of our Subcontractors, and our hardworking Supers!
March 3, 2017
Mary Eaves Apartments in Jacksonville, FL is a senior living community that will consist of 80 units in 1 building and will be 81,867 square feet.
Thank you to our partners at Vestcor, PQH Group Design Inc., all of our Subcontractors, and our hardworking Supers!
February 16, 2017
Mosby Ingleside Plantation will be located in the up and coming Ingleside area of North Charleston. The community is one piece of a 1,500 acre Masterplan community which is currently being developed. Mosby Ingleside will consist of 312 units, in 12 two to three story buildings and have a net square footage of 299,280. Amenities include a clubhouse and pool.
Summit Contracting Group, Inc. will begin construction in March 2017 and is scheduled to be complete in Summer 2018. The developer is Mosby Ingleside, LLC, and the architect is Narmour Wright Architecture of Charlotte, NC.
January 18, 2017
"Riverside could be gaining another restaurant and rooftop bar. Owners of the Summit Tower at 1000 Riverside Ave. want to rezone the property to accommodate a first-floor restaurant and a bar on the ninth floor."
Read the Article from Daily Record: http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=549164
January 18, 2017
"It was difficult keeping the secret because Padgett comes into the office 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Many of the subcontractors and clients as well as a few employees in attendance had worked with Padgett since the beginning."
From Daily Record: http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=549163
January 11, 2016
2017 is our 10 year anniversary as Summit Contracting Group. We kicked off the 2017 celebration with a “small” surprise party for Marc Padgett, our fearless leader. Highlights included great barbeque, commemorative gifts, a champagne toast, and heartfelt words from Nicole Padgett, Bernie Cornelius, Tom Born, and Steve Fudge. Throughout the year we’ll continue to share memories and highlights of the past 10 years. We have a lot to be proud of and thankful for!
Crescent Lockwood Glen will be 239 units in 19 buildings with net square feet of 245,000. Amenities include a clubhouse, maintenance/car wash building, trash enclosure, swimming pool, dog park, playground and outdoor grilling area. Summit Contracting Group started construction in December 2016 and is scheduled to be complete in August 2018.
November 29, 2016
Summit Contracting Group, Inc. will build a $21.4 million apartment community near St. Johns Town Center.
Construction of The Point at Town Center will begin in December. The community will consist of 246 units, in eight, three-story buildings providing a total of 222,730 square feet of space.
November 8, 2016
Ocean Blue Apartments in Atlantic Beach, FL will consist of 156 units, in 7 buildings, and will be 197,838 square feet. This resort style community will offer top-notch amenities adjacent to Hanna State Park and the Atlantic Ocean. Summit will start construction this month and plans to be completed in Fall of 2017.
October 26, 2016
It was a beautiful morning in Downtown Jacksonville as we broke ground on this 130 Unit Apartment Community. Lofts at LaVilla is located at 995 Water Street, near the Prime Osborn Convention Center. 4 levels of frame above a podium base, in 1 building with a parking garage on the ground floor and will be 134,296 square feet. Scheduled completion date is Fall of 2017.
October 18, 2016
Lofts at LaVilla will be located at 995 Water Street. The community will consist of 130 units, on 4 levels of frame above a podium base, in 1 building with a parking garage on the ground floor and will be 134,296 square feet. Summit will start construction next week and plans to be completed in Fall of 2017.
October 5, 2016
Marc Padgett was honored by the Jacksonville Business Journal as an Ultimate CEO in Northeast Florida this week at their 10th annual RSM Ultimate CEO Awards ceremony.
September 27, 2016
Summit Contracting Group Broke Ground On Mary Eaves today, A New Senior Living Community in Jacksonville, Florida.
September 26, 2016
The 394-unit community will be called Crescent Riverwalk and will be at 109 Fortune Drive. Summit Contracting Group expects to start construction on the two, five-story buildings in October. The project should be complete by August 2018.
September 15, 2016
The 80 unit community will be called Mary Eaves and will be at 1250 16th Street. Summit Contracting Group expects to start construction on the one, three-story building in this month. The project should be complete by August 2017
September 1, 2016
Summit Contracting Group Inc. has been awarded a $9.5 million contract to build a senior living community in Port Richey, Florida.
Abigail Court will be located at 7850 Washington Street. The project will consist of 90 units in one building and will be 92,939 square feet. Summit will start construction this month and expects to be completed by November of 2017.
August 30, 2016
Summit Contracting Group Inc. has been awarded a $24.4 million contract to build a luxury apartment community in Destin, Florida.
Seaglass will be located at 4320 Commons Drive. The project will consist of 288 units in five buildings and will be 343,202 square feet. Summit will start construction this month and expects to be completed by December of 2017.
August 26, 2016
Summit Contracting Group Inc. has been awarded a $43.6 million contract to build an apartment community in Jacksonville, Florida.
Palm Bay Apartments will be located at 13050 Gran Bay Parkway. The project will consist of 416 units in 16 buildings and will be 603,520 square feet. Summit will start construction this month and expects to be completed by July of 2018.
August 8, 2016
Summit and Vestcor held a ceremony yesterday morning for the completion of Katie Manor, a Senior Living community in Crestview, Florida. Yet another successful project completed. Thanks to everyone who was involved, we couldn't have done it without you!
Building Design + Construction has announced their 2016 GIANTS 300 REPORT, and Summit has been listed:
TOP 115 CONTRACTING FIRMS
See the list here: https://www.bdcnetwork.com/top-115-contractor-firms
TOP 80 MULTIFAMILY CONSTRUCTION FIRMS
See the list here: https://www.bdcnetwork.com/top-80-multifamily-construction-firm
Now in its 40th year, BD+C’s annual Giants 300 report ranks AEC firms by discipline and across more than 20 building sectors and specialty services.
July 25, 2016
Summit Contracting Group Broke Ground On HarborChase Yesterday, A New Senior and Memory Care Community Located off of San Jose in Mandarin.
July 11, 2016
Summit Contracting Group has been awarded a ranking in Engineering News Record's 2016 Top 100 Contractors in the Southeast region.
July 14, 2016
A special thanks to our owner, subs, and everyone who was able to participate in Alaqua's Topping Out Party last week!
Alaqua Apartment Community is located at 13490 Gran Bay Parkway in Jacksonville, Florida and is expected to be completed by January of 2017.
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July 6, 2016
Summit Contracting Group has been awarded a ranking in Florida Trend Magazine's "Top 225 Private Companies" for the third year in a row!
July 5, 2016
Summit Tower is adding executive office suites to Riverside. Padgett Premiere Properties LLC, which owns the nine-story tower at 1000 Riverside Ave., is building out about 5,000 square feet on the third floor, facing the St. Johns River.
June 20, 2016
We are proud to announce that the recently completed Spyglass apartment community has received the National Apartment Association's prestigious "Best Community" award for the 0-5 years/over 150 units Category, rising above hundreds of communities.
April 19, 2016
"Thanks to a near 30-year high in multifamily starts, GC's had little worry about finding work last year. The hard part was finding the workers.."
April 12, 2016
Summit Contracting Group Inc. participated in the Grand Opening of Peyton Ridge.
Peyton Ridge is a 123 unit affordable senior living community located at 1800 Corporate Square Blvd, near Jacksonville's Southside.
April 5, 2015
Summit Commercial Group Hires New Preconstruction/Estmator
Summit Commercial Group, LLc announces today that Bobby Isaac has joined the company. Bobby Isaac comes with over 39 years of general contracting experience in office, retail, distribution, renovations and interior build-outs. Having spent the last 24 years with E.C. Concrete, Inc. as a Vice President, Bobby was responsible for the Estimating/Construction Department for the organization.
March 25, 2016
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March 24, 2016
Waypoint Residential’s development will consist of 161 one-bedroom units, 195 two-bedroom units and 24 three-bedroom units spread across 13 apartment buildings. The Summit Contracting Group will serve as the general contractor on the project.
March 11, 2016
Project manager at Summit Contracting Group Inc.
She provides the knowledge, skills and experience to manage task-order-type and design/build projects. Summit’s project managers demonstrate the ability to manage the entire life-cycle of multifamily and/or commercial design.
February 23, 2016
Summit Contracting Group Inc. of Jacksonville breaks ground at the $44.5 million apartment community in Tampa.
Crescent Westshore at 2202 N. Lois Ave. will have 374 units in four buildings, and two swimming pool.
January 19, 2016
Summit Contracting Group Inc. participated in the Grand Opening of Caroline Oaks.
Carolina Oaks facility is located at 5175 Main St. N., northeast of Jacksonville International Airport, with 82 units in one building.
January 13, 2016
Summit Contracting Group, Inc. of Jacksonville has won a $24.5 million contract to build an apartment community in south Jacksonville.
January 07, 2016
He is a 30-year veteran in commercial construction, with experience in office, retail, distribution, renovations and interior build-outs. Summit Commercial Group is solely owned by Summit Contracting Group Inc.
January 6th, 2016
Summit Contracting Group Inc. of Jacksonville has won a $49.2 million contract to build a mixed-use apartment community in Charlotte, North Carolina.