#PWBWeek19 : 2019 NAHB Professional Women in Building Week. This year's theme is Workforce Development for Women in the Industry.
According to labor force statistics from the Current Population Survey and analyzed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the share of women in the construction industry is currently at 9.86 percent, although women make up almost half—47 percent—of the total working population. While female construction employment increased to 1.1 million in 2018—almost reaching the pre-recession high—the housing industry is still facing a major labor shortage.
Student Housing in Atlanta is Complete and 100% Leased
Summit Contracting Group has completed construction on Theory West Midtown, a mixed-use student multifamily development in Atlanta, GA, located next to the Georgia Tech campus. Summit completed a very tight construction schedule despite logistical challenges of urban Atlanta and the Super Bowl happening only blocks away.
Construction Starts on Mixed-Use Multifamily Project in Tampa, FL
August 20, 2019
We’re going vertical at Novel Midtown Tampa!
Summit has started construction on this mixed-use multifamily project that's a part of the larger new Midtown Tampa development - positioned to be one of the area’s most desirable live-work-play destinations.
Novel Midtown Tampa is a high density project with 5 stories of wood frame over concrete podium with parking garage and retail space. There will be 390 units and extensive amenities including parking garage, retail, a clubhouse, courtyards, fitness center, resort-style pool and more.
Summit Starts Construction on Class-A Multifamily in Kissimmee, FL Near Disney World
AUGUST 13, 2019:
Summit Contracting Group, a Multifamily General Contractor with offices in Jacksonville, FL and Atlanta, GA, has started construction on a market rate multifamily development called Sentosa Sinclair in Kissimmee, FL.
The project site is located in the growing City of Kissimmee, Southwest of Orlando near the master-planned community of Reunion, and just minutes from Disney World.
Sentosa Sinclair will consist of 288 units in 10 buildings, with a total square footage of 367,043. Luxury amenities will include a clubhouse, swimming pool, fitness center, mail kiosk, outdoor dining and grill area, playground, and a dog park.
Summit Contracting Group is building an expansion and renovation for Baxter E. Luther Boys & Girls Club, formally known as the Woodland Acres Boys & Girls Club. The expansion will accommodate more programs and allow access for more children and teens. The construction will add to the existing structures to include new areas for sports, arts, and learning spaces.
“This expansion will help change the lives of an additional 100-150 children and teens,” says Paul Martinez, CEO/President of Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida. “We are grateful for everyone who has a role in this project.”
“We received a great response from our construction partners resulting in support covering nearly half the cost of the project,” says Nicole Padgett, Summit’s CAO. “The programs offered through the Boys and Girls Clubs are important for the kids who are Jacksonville’s future. We can’t imagine a better way to let them know the community cares about them, than to help improve the facilities where they learn and grow, and become part of the community as well. We are honored to work with them, and look forward to the completed expansion!”
Every child deserves to walk into the classroom with all the supplies they need to learn. Summit is collecting school supply donations through mid-August for Jacksonville non-profits for our 3rd consecutive year.
“Our philanthropic and volunteer activities are a high priority for Summit as a company and to our employees. It’s especially important to our team to give where our support is needed most, and where those who need it will receive the most direct benefit. We choose to donate school supplies to Hubbard House because it is an organization that helps Jacksonville’s children at their most vulnerable time with vital services. School supplies may be a small part, but are essential for learning and transitioning back into school and home-life. We are honored to contribute.” – Nicole Padgett, CAO, Summit Contracting Group
Summit completed Tomoka Pointe, a “Class A” apartment community located near the Tanger Outlets, just south of LPGA Blvd. Tomoka Pointe has a total of 276 apartments in 8 buildings, and total square footage of 337,629. Resort-style amenities include a swimming pool, pavilion, maintenance building, clubhouse, fitness center, business center, cyber café, game room, walking trails, dog park, and 9 6-bay garages.
Watch the Construction Progression: https://vimeo.com/353400600
Visit the property website: https://www.tomokapointe.com/
Construction Complete in Sarasota, FL
Summit has completed construction for Volaris Live Oak in Sarasota, FL. This Garden Style Community has 300 units in 6 four-story buildings. Amenities include a clubhouse, 2 six-bay garage buildings, mail kiosk, and pool area with a pavilion.
“Approximately 60 percent of the cost increases we’ve seen recently are directly related to tariffs,” says Aaron Trascritti, Director of Client Relations for Summit Contracting Group.
Summit has not experienced a significant impact from the labor shortage as the Southeast has stayed relatively consistent and our core group of Subcontractors have been successful at maintaining their labor force, however, we do see the effect it has had on other markets. Areas such as Nashville and Denver we’ve observed a larger impact where the availability of labor has declined.