Stevens Construction Inc. earned four awards at the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) Industry Awards event on Nov. 17, including the highest honor of Contractor of the Year.
A panel of nationwide judges named Stevens Construction Contractor of the Year based on criteria such as the company’s achievement of goals, client relations, professional certifications and community responsibilities. This is the seventh year Stevens Construction has received this honor, the company won in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011 and 2007.
Pursuing larger projects and diversifying project type were among Stevens Construction’s goals for 2016. In 2016, Stevens Construction completed The Cottage at Cypress Cove, a 45,000-square-foot memory care facility for Cypress Cove at HealthPark Florida. Historically, the majority of the company’s projects were in the health care industry, however in 2016, Stevens Construction had diversified project type to 59 percent health care and 41 percent commercial. Stevens Construction had achieved the goals they had set for 2016 and also increased gross revenue by 190 percent within five years, earning a spot on the INC. Magazine 5000 list for the fifth year.
Stevens Construction won a Summit Award for the best restaurant project in the $0-$1.9M+ division for The French. Located in Naples, Stevens Construction transformed a vacated retail space situated on the ground floor of a three-story building, into an authentic French restaurant.
Stevens Construction also won a Summit Award for the best clubhouse within $2M-$4.9M for the Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel. Stevens Construction completed the 6,000-square-foot fitness center and renovation of the 50,000-square-foot clubhouse in multiple phases to ensure minimal disruption.
In the best health care $5M-$8M category, Stevens Construction earned a Summit Award for The Cottage at Cypress Cove, a state-of-the-art memory care facility.
Stevens Construction has earned 46 Summit Awards since the program began in 2006.
The Summit Awards program recognizes BIA members who have obtained an outstanding level of success and demonstrated superior professionalism in the commercial construction industry throughout the year. The projects were judged for quality of construction, challenges, timeliness of completion, client satisfaction and safety.