Summit Commercial Group Converting Office Space to Restaurant and Roof-Top Bar
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.
Summit Awarded $31 Million Contract to Build Student Apartment Community in Raleigh, NC
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.
Nicole Padgett Selected as one of Business Journal's 40 Under 40
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
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.
Summit Contracting Group Named One of the Country’s Top 25 Apartment General Contractors
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.
Nicole Padgett Nominated in Jacksonville's 40 Under 40 Business Leaders
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.
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!
Abigail Court Topping Out
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!
Mary Eaves Apartments Topping Out
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!
Summit Contracting Group, Inc. Awarded $24 Million Apartment Community in Charleston, SC
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.
Restaurant and Rooftop Bar Planned for Summit Tower
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."
"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."
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!
Summit Contracting Group, Inc. Awarded $30.4 Million Luxury Apartment Community in Franklin, TN
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.
Summit Awarded $21.4M Apartment Community at St. Johns Town Center
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.
$17.3 Million Luxury Apartment Community in Atlantic Beach, FL Awarded to Summit Contracting Group, Inc.
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.
Construction Started on Lofts At LaVilla October 26, 2016
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.
Summit Contracting Group Awarded $15 Million Apartment Community in the La Villa Neighborhood of Downtown Jacksonville
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.
Marc Padgett Recognized as Ultimate CEO in Northeast Florida!!!
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.
Summit Breaks Ground on Mary Eaves Senior Living In Jacksonville!
September 27, 2016
Summit Contracting Group Broke Ground On Mary Eaves today, A New Senior Living Community in Jacksonville, Florida.
Jacksonville Contractor to build $55M Apartment Project in Tampa
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.
Summit Contracting Group Building $8.2 Million Senior Living Community In Jacksonville, Florida!
September 15, 2016
The 80 unit community will be called Mary Eavesand 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
Summit Contracting Group Building $9.5 Million Senior Living Community in Port Richey, FL
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.
Summit Contracting Group Building $24.4 Million Luxury Apartment Community in Destin, FL
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.
Summit Contracting Group Building $43.6 Million Apartment Community in Jacksonville, FL
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.
Katie Manor Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
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!
Groundbreaking Ceremony Held at HarborChase
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.
Alaqua Topping Out Party
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.
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.
Luxury Apartment Community In Jacksonville Receives "Best Community" Award From The National Apartment Association
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.