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Landsouth Construction Named One of The Best Places To Work by Business Journal

Jul 30, 2014

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – (July 30, 2014) - LandSouth Construction, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based general contractor specializing in multifamily developments and senior housing has been named one of the best places to work in Northeast Florida by the Jacksonville Business Journal.
Out of more than 50 companies whose employees were surveyed, LandSouth Construction was voted one of the best places to work in the category of businesses with 10-49 employees.

“We strongly believe in a workplace where employees have the opportunity to grow, give back to the community and develop their skills with educational opportunities,” said James Pyle, President and CEO of LandSouth Construction. “We are honored that our employees think this is one of the best companies to work for in Northeast Florida, and we will continue to create an environment where they enjoy coming to work every day.”

LandSouth Construction and its employees have given back to the local community every year by supporting organizations such as Builders Care, HabiJax, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry, Clint Foundation, Wolfson's Children’s Hospital , MS150 and others.

The company has used this philosophy to improve all functions of its business, including communication among staff and the leadership team to positively reinforce the company’s values and mission in its 16 year history.

To do this, LandSouth Construction has created an internal recognition program that will assist its efforts and improve both recognition and communication of the company values. Each year the Diamond Award is voted on by the employees of LandSouth Construction based on whom has best represented the firm’s core values for the calendar year.

To receive the Best Places to Work recognition, LandSouth Construction’s employees rated the company’s workplace environment in an online survey based on several factors, including embracing new ideas and innovations, people practices, personal growth and development, people in the organization, and how things work at the company day-to-day.

The rankings are divided into three categories based upon the number of employees in the office. In order to qualify for participation, each business must be nominated by an employee and a minimum number of employees – depending upon the size of the company – must participate in the survey.

LandSouth Construction recently broke ground on apartments in Orlando and is currently building multifamily communities in Sanford and Oviedo, Fla. and Collegedale, Tenn. near Chattanooga as well as new senior living campus in Bonita Springs, Fla.

For more information on LandSouth visit www.landsouth.com or call 904.273.6004.

ABOUT LANDSOUTH CONSTRUCTION...Building Ideas
LandSouth Construction is the Southeast's premier general contractor specializing in multifamily and senior housing construction. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., the firm transforms ideas into first-class communities by providing superior construction management services while building long-term relationships. Founded in 1998, LandSouth has completed more than 10,000 multifamily units. The company builds all product types including apartments, hotels, senior living, student and military housing, condominiums and townhomes. LandSouth builds projects of the highest quality, aesthetic relevance and enduring value. For more information, call 904.273.6004 or visit www.landsouth.com.

Builder Blitz

LandSouth Construction renovates three homes during National Builder Blitz

Jul 29, 2014

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Last month Habitat for Humanity kicked off its nationwide, week-long building blitz in Jacksonville’s New Town neighborhood. In an effort to directly impact a local community, team members from LandSouth Construction, participated in HabiJax’s Builders Blitz.

“Our employees eagerly volunteered at the HabiJax event on multiple days. We truly understood the unique opportunity we had to change lives for the better,” said LandSouth President/CEO James Pyle.

LandSouth Construction, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based general contractor specializing in multifamily developments and senior housing completed three rehabilitation projects over a period of six days. 

“We were proud to assist with making homeownership dreams a reality for many local community members,” noted Candice Aery, LandSouth project administrator.

More than 30-private home builders and subcontractors spent the week working alongside 1,500 volunteers putting up drywall, putting in central air and heat, installing new appliances, carpeting and landscaping.

Seventy-year-old Bessie Walker stayed with family for the next couple of days while her house was renovated inside and out.

“My house is the biggest house and the oldest house," Walker said. "My house is 98-years-old and a lot of the original wood is still there.”
Jacksonville's blitz build was a collaboration of HabiJax, the local builders association and its non-profit charity, Builders Care.

“It was an exciting week, especially for the families who had their homes improved,” said LandSouth project manager Jason Cromer. “We were happy to make a difference in helping revitalize the neighborhood.”

The Home Builders Blitz helps support the New Town Success Zone, which is a partnership of public and private organizations that are developing a continuum of services to help children and their families living in the New Town neighborhood achieve the goals of healthy development, academic success and well-being of the neighborhood’s children.

“I was honored to be a part of this revitalization effort in providing high quality renovation services for homes in desperate need of repair,” said LandSouth project estimator Tyler Edendfield.

Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, also known as HabiJax, was founded in 1988 and has become the largest non-profit affordable housing provider in Duval County.

“We are excited that this year’s Blitz benefited 50 families,” said HabiJax President and CEO Mary Kay O’Rourke. “We are thankful for contractors like LandSouth Construction. Their support and participation made a huge difference in the lives of these families.”

LandSouth Construction recently broke ground on apartments in Orlando and is currently building multifamily communities in Sanford and Oviedo, Fla. and Collegedale, Tenn. near Chattanooga as well as the new senior living campus in Bonita Springs, Fla.

For more information on LandSouth visit www.landsouth.com or call 904.273.6004.

ABOUT LANDSOUTH CONSTRUCTION...Building Ideas
LandSouth Construction is the Southeast's premier general contractor specializing in multifamily and senior housing construction. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., the firm transforms ideas into first-class communities by providing superior construction management services while building long-term relationships. Founded in 1998, LandSouth has completed more than 10,000 multifamily units. The company builds all product types including apartments, hotels, senior living, student and military housing, condominiums and townhomes. LandSouth builds projects of the highest quality, aesthetic relevance and enduring value. For more information, call 904.273.6004 or visit www.landsouth.com.

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LandSouth Construction names Commercial Concrete Systems as 'Sub of the Quarter'

Jun 24, 2014

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 LandSouth Construction, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based general contractor specializing in multifamily developments and senior housing, has announced Commercial Concrete Systems (CCS) of Naples, Fla. as “Subcontractor of the Quarter.”

Commercial Concrete Systems is working on American House in Bonita Springs, Fla., a three phase senior living campus including independent and assisted living with full kitchens as well as a fifty unit memory care building.
The project consists of 60 one bedroom, 25 studio, and five two bedroom units in Phase 1, and 40 one bedroom memory care residences in the second phase.

“They take tremendous pride in their work with a reputation of impeccable craftsmanship and a cutting edge leader in structural concrete construction. There has been great communication, and a keen sense of timeliness for each project we partner with them on,” said Joe Passkiewicz, vice president of operations for LandSouth Construction, which is currently working on several multifamily projects throughout the Southeast.

CCS specializes in structural concrete & masonry construction; tilt wall projects and high tolerance floors requiring laser screeded slabs. Project types include multifamily apartments, condominiums, senior living centers, single family tract developments, estate homes and commercial projects in general.

“LandSouth Construction has been a great partner,” said Peter E. Shoup, CCS president and chief executive officer. “We share a philosophy on enhanced performance through proven procedures, tested systems and the very latest technology.”

Shoup joined Commercial Concrete Systems in 2000, and became co-owner and president in 2004. Since his leadership role, the company has grown from 20 million in sales to the approximately 80 million in annual sales that it produces today.

Their equipment includes three state of the art laser screeds. Laser screeds are used to produce “super flat floors” when the project requires a large slab on grade with high tolerance requirements for flatness.

CCS covers the Southeastern United States and are listed in the top 15 specialty subcontractors for this region. They perform bonded and non-bonded work and their bonding capacity is currently $50 million.

The super flat division received the 2007 National Tilt Up Achievement Award from The Tilt Up Concrete Association in recognition of a project that involved a five story office building in Tampa, Fla. It was a highly complex building that involved stacking a two story panel on top of a three story. The project was completed under budget and one month ahead of schedule.

For more information on CCS visit www.commercialconcretesystems.com or call 239.592.1101.

LandSouth recently broke ground on apartments in Orlando and is currently building multifamily communities in Sanford and Oviedo, Fla. and Collegedale, Tenn. near Chattanooga as well as the new senior living campus.

For more information on LandSouth visit www.landsouth.com or call 904.273.6004.

ABOUT LANDSOUTH CONSTRUCTION...Building Ideas
LandSouth Construction is the Southeast's premier general contractor specializing in multifamily and senior housing construction. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., the firm transforms ideas into first-class communities by providing superior construction management services while building long-term relationships. Founded in 1998, LandSouth has completed more than 10,000 multifamily units. The company builds all product types including apartments, hotels, senior living, student and military housing, condominiums and townhomes. LandSouth builds projects of the highest quality, aesthetic relevance and enduring value. For more information, call 904.273.6004 or visit www.landsouth.com.

LandSouth Construction announces staff additions

Jun 21, 2014

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LandSouth Construction, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based general contractor specializing in multifamily and senior housing has announced the addition of Rob Vergnolle and Mario Ibanez as project managers, Justin Marchant as project estimator and Krista Frazee as project administrator.

Vergnolle has over 20 years of construction experience with completion of over 5,500 multifamily units. He is a licensed Florida general contractor and has been directly involved in all facets of multi-family construction from groundwork up through and including company owner. Vergnolle earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Citadel.

Ibanez joins LandSouth with over 30 years of project management experience completing over 8,000 condominium and apartment units. He is a certified Florida general contractor. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Florida International University.

Marchant was estimator/inside sales for a leading manufacturing company in Rhode Island. He will be coordinating the bid process for prospective projects. Marchant earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management and Business from Roger Williams University.

Frazee joins the firm with an extensive history of administrative and customer service experience. She is responsible for providing complete administrative support to the project team ensuring the project are managed properly. Frazee handles all incoming and outgoing project correspondence and monthly reporting.

LandSouth recently broke ground on Integra Cove Apartments in Orlando and currently building multifamily communities in Sanford and Oviedo, Fla. and Collegedale, Tenn. near Chattanooga as well as a new senior living campus in Bonita Springs, Fla.

LandSouth Construction is known for its unique integrated approach where each service component works together to provide a seamless delivery system for owners and developers.

These components have been designed and refined to be complementary and each is performance enhanced with proven procedures, tested systems and the very latest technology.

By emphasizing results and exceptional service, LandSouth Construction has created a construction process to provide the best possible value for clients.
For more information visit www.landsouth.com or call 904.273.6004.

ABOUT LANDSOUTH CONSTRUCTION...Building Ideas
LandSouth Construction is the Southeast's premier general contractor specializing in multifamily and senior housing construction. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., the firm transforms ideas into first-class communities by providing superior construction management services while building long-term relationships. Founded in 1998, LandSouth has completed more than 10,000 multifamily units. The company builds all product types including apartments, hotels, senior living, student and military housing, condominiums and townhomes. LandSouth builds projects of the highest quality, aesthetic relevance and enduring value. For more information, call 904.273.6004 or visit www.landsouth.com.

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LandSouth Construction breaks ground in Central Florida on Integra Village at Lake Forest

May 14, 2014

LandSouth Construction has announced that is has started construction of Integra Village at Lake Forest, new “village style” apartments in Sanford, Fla.

LandSouth broke ground on the $17,375,000 community on an 11-acre site at 101 Integra Village Trail, one and a half miles west of I-4 in and two miles from Seminole Mall Town Center.

Scheduled for completion next summer, the developer is Integra Land Company of Lake Mary, Fla. The community was designed by Charlan Brock and Associates of Maitland, Fla.

Client focused and always innovative, LandSouth Construction has completed more than 10,000 multifamily units in the Southeast U.S. during its 16-year award winning history.

“We are happy to be building Integra Village at Lake Forest to meet a growing demand in Central Florida for rental homes in this desirable location that provides easy access to retail, restaurants and employment centers as well as convenient access to major highways”, said James Pyle, President/CEO of LandSouth Construction.

LandSouth recently broke ground on Integra Cove Apartments in Orlando and currently building multifamily communities in Oviedo, Fla. and Collegedale, Tenn. near Chattanooga as well as a new senior living campus in Bonita Springs, Fla.

Five buildings with an integrated clubhouse sets the tone for what will be a stand-out community comprising 209 one, two and three bedroom apartment homes with one or two baths and ranging in size from 642 to 1,287 square feet.

The new apartment homes have open layouts and upscale finishes, including crown moulding, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances that highlight spacious floor plans. Detached garages are also available.

Other community amenities include an integrated clubhouse and community area equipped with a resort-style swimming pool, a fitness center, game room, exterior grilling and social areas and a playground.

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LandSouth begins construction on Integra Cove in Orlando

Apr 30, 2014

LandSouth Construction has started construction on Integra Cove, a $27,800,000 million garden style apartment community in Orlando, Fla.

The development will be nestled on 14.5 acres with 338 residences, 28 buildings, a large clubhouse and abundant amenities. Construction has commenced and scheduled for completion in the summer of 2015.

The developer is Integra Land Company of Lake Mary, Fla. Charlan Brock and Associates of Maitland, Fla. is designing the community. In its 16 year history, LandSouth Construction has completed more than 10,000 multifamily units, including apartments, senior living, condominiums, and townhomes.

"We are pleased to have this opportunity to work with Integra Land Company to build another high-quality apartment community. We believe Integra Cove will attract residents who enjoy the best of location and design," said Joe Passkiewicz, vice president of operations for LandSouth Construction, which is currently working on several multifamily projects throughout the southeast.

When completed, Integra Cove's amenities will include a clubhouse with state of the art fitness center, business center, pool with cabana, BBQ stations and outdoor fireplace.

The gated community will feature one, two and three bedroom homes with one or two baths ranging from 629 to 1,303 square feet of living space. Interior elements will include crown moulding, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Detached garages will be available.

Integra Cove is located at Central Florida Parkway and Westwood Boulevard in the mist center of Orlando’s growing entertainment, retail, restaurant and employment hub while also offering easy access to all Central Florida has to offer.

LandSouth settles lunch accounts in local schools

Apr 4, 2014

Candice Aery, a project administrator with LandSouth Construction in Jacksonville Beach, had a hard time believing what her research uncovered.

She read headlines about students having their lunches taken away and thrown in the trash because they couldn’t afford to pay.

But she was shocked to learn that the same thing was happening here.

The national media reported on a situation in a Salt Lake City elementary school, at which the lunch food trays of 40 students were taken away and thrown out because there was no money in the students’ lunch accounts. The trays were thrown away in front of the students, who were given a piece of fruit and milk instead. After thousands fumed online, the school district apologized and promised changes.

In Duval County, if students can’t afford to pay for their lunch, they’re given a cheese sandwich and juice. That can continue for as long as the student’s bill is outstanding. “It’s not gourmet by any means,” Aery said. But for Aery that isn’t the worst part. “From what I’ve read online, many [children] are too embarrassed to get that cheese sandwich and would rather go hungry,” she said.

It wasn’t something she could ignore. After reaching out to Duval County school officials, LandSouth settled the debts for students in two Duval County schools. At Dinsmore Elementary, 80 students were in arrears, owing a total of $85. At San Mateo, she wasn’t told the number of students who owed money, but the debt was $106.90. LandSouth also set up an emergency fund to make sure students at both schools aren’t in jeopardy of getting an alternative lunch anytime soon.

Read more http://members.jacksonville.com/news/schools/2014-03-29/story/cheese-sandwich-and-juice-what-replacement-meal

Lost Lake

LandSouth Construction Completes Projects in Florida and North Carolina

Mar 27, 2014

Lost Lake Resort Apartments is a $21 million community at the southwest corner of J. Turner Boulevard and Southside Boulevard in Jacksonville, Fla. Phillips Research Park, is a $19.8 million luxury apartment community located in scenic Durham, N.C. 

"We are pleased to announce that construction has been completed on these new communities," said James Pyle, president and CEO of LandSouth Construction. “They were both built as outstanding places to live with great amenities and floor plans for residents to enjoy life in desirable locations.”

Lost Lake Resort Apartments amenities include a huge 18,000 square foot clubhouse with full service fitness center, indoor basketball court, Cyber Café, zero entry resort style pool and spa. Other amenities include volleyball courts; resort cabanas, dog park, covered hammock areas, outdoor kitchen with grills among others.

The gated community features one, two and three bedroom homes with one or two baths averaging 1,096 square feet of living space

Phillips at Research Park amenities features a 6,000 square foot clubhouse with full service fitness center, media room and pool. Other amenities include Bocce courts, on-site carwash, tot-lot, grilling area, picnic areas and 20 acres of woodlands for walking, jogging or biking.

The garden style walkup offers one, two and three bedroom homes with one or two baths ranging from 780 to 1,173 square feet of living space.

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LandSouth Construction Starts Two New Projects

Jan 21, 2014

Apartment Community in Tennessee; Senior Living Residences in Florida

LandSouth Construction, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based general contractor specializing in multifamily developments, announced today that it has begun construction on two new projects, Integra Preserve in Collegedale, Tenn. and American House in Bonita Springs, Fla.

"We are delighted to begin 2014 with these exceptional projects," said James Pyle, president and CEO of LandSouth Construction, which also is currently completing several multifamily projects throughout the Southeast. "We are pleased to have been selected to build Integra Preserve and American House as they show the depth and width of our experience and capabilities.”

Integra Preserve is a gated, garden-style apartment community near Chattanooga, Tenn. consisting of 220 residences in six apartment buildings and four carriage homes. Panther Chattanooga/Preserves LLC is the developer and Charlan Brock & Associates, Inc. is the architect of the $18,559,252 project.

Sitting on 14 beautiful acres Integra Preserve will feature one, two and three bedroom apartments ranging from 766 to 1,278 square feet of living space. The apartment homes will have 42-inch cabinets, ceramic tile, French doors, garden tubs and a washer and dryer.

A 4,800 square foot clubhouse and leasing center will compliment a cabana pool pavilion, fitness center, outdoor grill area. Integra Preserve is being built to National Green Building Standards and is expected to be completed in May, 2015.

Nestled on 25 acres in Bonita Springs, Fla., American House is a three phase senior living campus including independent and assisted living with full kitchens as well as a fifty unit memory care building.  The project consists of 60 one bedroom, 25 studio, and five two bedroom units in Phase 1, and 40 one bedroom memory care residences in the second phase.

The site is located adjacent to the Imperial River in Old Bonita Springs. Amenities include full restaurant service, resident activity rooms, aerobic swimming pool, lake walking path, fountains, gardens and exterior patios and verandas.

AH Bonita Springs LLC is the developer and Progressive Associates is the architect of phase one and two of the $13,684,377 project that is due for completion in May, 2015.

LandSouth is currently building multifamily communities in Raleigh, N.C., Jacksonville, Oviedo and Delray Beach, Fla. and just completed Integra Hills in Chattanooga. Tenn.

In building Integra Preserve and American House LandSouth Construction is using an integrated approach where each service component works together to provide a seamless delivery system.

These components have been designed and refined to be complementary, and each is performance-enhanced with proven procedures, tested systems and the latest technologies. By emphasizing results and exceptional service, LandSouth Construction has created a construction process designed to provide the best possible value for its clients.

2013 Diamond Award Winners Announced

Dec 11, 2013

Congratulations to our co-award winners for the 2013 Diamond Award, Joy Jones and Brooklynn Roshitsh.  Joy has been with LandSouth for 9 years and handles all aspects of accounts payable as well as serving as a project administrator.  Brooklynn is new to LandSouth but has grasped and implemented LandSouth's core values quickly into her daily interactions as field administrator.  The Diamond Award is voted on by the employees of LandSouth Construction based on whom has best represented the core values, "WHILDAP", for the calendar year.