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Movers and Shakers: Halfacre Construction Earns National Recognition for Sun Hydraulics Project

Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Halfacre Construction CEO Jack Cox

LAKEWOOD RANCH – Star Building Systems recognized Halfacre Construction for its construction of one of the Sun Hydraulics buildings in Sarasota at a conference in San Diego, CA last week. Halfacre received the 2014 ‘Best in District Award’ and the prestigious ‘Master Builder of the Year Award’ for the Sun Hydraulics III building located at 803 Tallevast Road Sarasota, FL 34243. The building also won best in class for Large Industrial Projects in North America.


Sun Hydraulics, founded in 1970, is one of Southwest Florida's largest manufacturers. The company expanded with the new award -winning 75,510 square foot building last year.


“We congratulate the team at Halfacre for this award and are thrilled with the building,” said Allen Carlson, president and CEO of Sun Hydraulics. “We chose Halfacre to build our state of the art manufacturing facility based on their superior past performance in the region, their professionalism, and their history of completing projects on time and on budget,” said Carlson.


Star’s Master Builder Awards program is designed to recognize and encourage professionalism in the building industry. Buildings are judged on the attractiveness of the exterior, skill of construction and the effective use of Star Building System’s products and components. The Sun Hydraulics III projects was noted for its many unique features that made it stand out from the more than 4000 buildings Star produces annually, including recognition for its high level of design and quality construction.


“What a great honor,” said Jack Cox, president and CEO of Halfacre Construction. “We were honored to have been selected for the Sun Hydraulics building and are truly just humbled to be part of a project that continues to make such a huge positive impact on the economic development of this region,” said Cox.


Star Building Systems is a national and international leading manufacturer of custom engineered metal buildings since 1927 with headquarters in Oklahoma City and numerous manufacturing plants across the country.


As the area’s oldest, most established, locally owned and operated private commercial construction company, Halfacre’s foundational strengths stand as evidence that its commercial and industrial construction projects will be delivered on time, within budget, with the utmost integrity and with the expertise and financial strength needed for success. President Jack Cox serves as president of the Suncoast Charities for Children and is an appointed member of the Probable Cause Panel of the Construction Industry Licensing Board for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.


Halfacre Construction also offers its expertise as a green building provider with the resources available to build viable, effective alternatives to reduce energy consumption and preserve natural resources. Staff includes U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) certified professionals who have demonstrated proficiency in green building practices and who possess a thorough grasp of the LEED Green Building Rating System.


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