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Greg Wikan Named Project Manager at LandSouth Construction

May 21, 2013

LandSouth Construction, has announced that Greg Wikan has joined the company as a Project Manager. “Greg brings a great depth of experience to his new role. His leadership and knowledge of construction management will assist in our company’s growth through securing and completing projects to budget, scope and schedule,” said LandSouth President/CEO James Pyle.

Wikan has 13 years of experience. He comes to LandSouth from First Florida where he was a Project Manager and lead Estimator. Wikan graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction.

For more information contact Mike Bonts at (904) 424-6641 or mike@bontspr.com

LandSouth building $30 million apartments near Orlando

Apr 10, 2013

LandSouth Construction, LLC of Jacksonville Beach has announced the construction of Park Place Apartments and Oviedo on the Park, a $30 million development in Oviedo, Florida. The community will be nestled on 10 acres with 275 residences, four buildings, a multipurpose clubhouse, abundant amenities and part of Oviedo on the Park.  Construction commenced this week and scheduled for completion in the summer of 2014.

"We are pleased to have the opportunity to build another high-quality multifamily community in partnership with PAC Land Development. These beautiful garden apartment homes in the heart of Oviedo will be adjacent to parks, shopping, restaurants and retail to attract residents who enjoy an amenity-rich lifestyle and convenient location," said James Pyle, President and CEO of LandSouth Construction.

The developer is PAC Land Development of Winter Park, Florida.  Architect Charlan-Brock & Associates is designing the community, Dix-Lathrop and Associates is creating the landscaping. Park Place Apartments will feature 14 floor plans of one, two and three bedroom homes with one or two baths averaging 797 to 1,396 square feet of living space, some with covered patios and balconies. Interior elements will include frameless European style shaker cabinets, simulated wood grain vinyl plank flooring, tiled baths, crown moulding, and kitchen islands.

Park Place Apartments and Oviedo on the Park is situated at State Road 434 (Alafaya Trail) and Mitchell Hammock Road. The community is located near a budding entertainment, retail, restaurant and employment hub while offering easy access to all Central Florida has to offer.

For more information call (904) 273-6004 or visit www.landsouth.com.

LandSouth Construction begins Lost Lake Resort Apartments in Jacksonville

Oct 24, 2012

LandSouth Construction, a Jacksonville, Florida based general contractor specializing in multifamily housing, has announced it has begun construction on Lost Lake Resort Apartments, a $21 million community at the southwest corner of J.Turner Butler Boulevard and Southside Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida.

The development will be nestled on 18 acres with 280 residences, 19 buildings, a resort-style clubhouse and abundant amenities. Construction commenced this week and scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2013.

"We are pleased to have this opportunity to build a high-quality multifamily community in partnership with P.A.C. Land Development. We believe this prime location and luxurious design will attract residents who enjoy amenity-rich lifestyles and convenience of location," said James Pyle, President and CEO of LandSouth Construction, which is currently working on several multifamily projects throughout the southeast.

The developer is P.A.C. Land Development. Forum Architecture & Interior Design of Altamonte Springs, Florida is designing the community. In its 14 year history, LandSouth Construction has completed more than 7,000 multifamily units, including apartments, senior living, condominiums, and townhomes.

When completed, Lost Lake Resort Apartments' amenities will include a huge 18,000 square foot clubhouse with full service fitness center, indoor basketball court, Cyber Cafe, 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 will feature one, two and three bedroom homes with one or two baths averaging 1,096 square feet of living space. Interior elements will include ceramic tile floors in baths, faux wood plank flooring in the kitchen and entry ways, wide-rail premium wood cabinetry with crown moulding, island kitchens with snack bar, luxury appliances with laundry in each unit, and custom details including curved shower rods, security door locks and electronic security system.

Lost Lake Resort Apartments is located at the center of Jacksonville's growing entertainment, retail, restaurant and employment hub while also offering easy access to the Beaches and Downtown. In building Lost Lake, LandSouth is using its unique 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 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 further information, please contact Mike Bonts mike@bontspr.com

LandSouth Construction CEO featured panelist at First Coast Real Estate Economic Outlook Conference

Feb 28, 2013

LandSouth Construction President, CEO James Pyle will be a featured panelist at the First Coast Real Estate Economic Outlook Conference, April 3 at the University of North Florida.

Multi-family housing and the renter's market will be the panel's topic; the timing couldn't be better. Despite the worst economy in a generation, apartments and their residents contributed $1.1 trillion to the national economy in 2011, supporting 25.4 million jobs, according to a new report released this month by the National Multi Housing Council and the National Apartment Association.

Other conference speakers include Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, George Ratiu an Economist with the National Association of Realtors, Dr. William Rupp Chief Executive Officer of Mayo Clinic, and William R. Nicholson of the Heritage Capital Group. For registration information and schedule visit www.reoutlook.com.

March 5

LandSouth Construction selects Quality Plumbing as 'Subcontractor of the Quarter'

Mar 5, 2013

LandSouth Construction has announced Quality Plumbing of Gainesville, Florida as "Subcontractor of the Quarter".

As a full service plumbing contractor, Quality Plumbing has gone "Above and Beyond" to provide the expertise, knowledge, and experience desired in a construction partner. Quality Plumbing has been family owned and operated since 1984.

"We have established a long-standing reputation and proven track record for providing professional services on time and on budget," said Frank Andrews, Senior Project Manager of Multi-Family Division and Service Manager of the Quality Plumbing Service Department. "We appreciate being recognized for our work and professionalism."

LandSouth has completed over 8,000 units, valued at over a half billion dollars since 1998, from garden-style apartments to high-end condominiums and all other types of multi-family units.  LandSouth is currently building communities in Jacksonville, Florida, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Durham, North Carolina, and Delray Beach, Florida.

For further information, please contact Mike Bonts - mike@bontspr.com

March 20

Forward looking LandSouth Construction embarks on 15th year of 'building ideas'

Mar 20, 2013

It's a testament to a vision. It's a tribute to a mission. This year LandSouth Construction, a Jacksonville, Florida based general contractor specializing in multifamily housing, is celebrating its 15th anniversary.

"We have completed over 8,000 units, valued at over a half billion dollars since we opened; from garden-style apartments to high-end condominiums and all other types of multi-family units in between," said LandSouth Construction's President/CEO James Pyle.

Successfully weathering the national real estate downturn, LandSouth is currently building multifamily communities in Jacksonville, FL, Chattanooga, TN, Durham, NC, and Delray Beach, FL. Always looking forward by emphasizing results and exceptional service, LandSouth Construction has created a construction process to provide the best possible value for clients.

To mark the anniversary year, the firm is redesigning their website, has refreshed the corporate logo, and established a new tagline of "Building Ideas" that renews a long-standing commitment to clients. They have also designed a special emblem to commemorate the 15th anniversary.

"This tagline is an integral part of our mission statement - We transform ideas into first-class communities by providing superior construction management services while building long term relationships - as we continue to adapt to our ever-changing economy and have positioned ourselves for a renter's marketplace over the next few years," Pyle said.

During the upcoming year, the firm will seek and reward team members for "Above and Beyond" work which reflects a major part of the LandSouth culture. "We are excited about 2013 and look forward to building ideas for our clients," Pyle said.

The year's anniversary celebration will be highlighted on April 3 when Pyle will be a featured panelist at the First Coast Real Estate Outlook Conference at the University of North Florida. The conference brings together some of the top real estate and economic leaders in the region and is a perfect opportunity to focus on the past accomplishments and future successes of LandSouth Construction.

During the past decade and a half, LandSouth Construction has won numerous awards and accolades. These include an Excellence in Construction award from the Associated Builders and Contractors. The program recognizes outstanding construction projects around the nation. The Southeast Building Conference also recognized LandSouth for construction excellence with a Grand Aurora award. The firm has been named one of the Best Places to Work by Florida Trend magazine and the Jacksonville Business Journal and also recognized for numerous charitable and philanthropic projects.

LandSouth's relationship-based business philosophy is reflected in the company's long-lasting rapport with developers and owners. New clients bring projects to LandSouth due to the firm's strong work ethic, dedication to their vision, efficiency and quality of construction.

"Times have been difficult for our industry, but we continue to forge ahead, persevere," Pyle said. "We believe in what we do, and we believe our 15th year will be a very successful one for our company."

For further information, please contact Mike Bonts, mike@bontspr.com

Tom Field is selected for Diamond Award 2012

Dec 5, 2012

Congratulations to Tom Field our Senior Project Superintendent on being selected LandSouth's Diamond Award winner for 2012.  Tom was voted by his peers as best representing LandSouth's core values (WHILDAP) and going above and beyond his responsibilities.  Tom has been with LandSouth since 2005.

June 28

LandSouth Construction announces start of Phillips Research Park in North Carolina

Jun 28, 2012

LandSouth Construction has announced it will begin building Phillips Research Park, a $19.875M Class-A luxury apartment community in Durham, NC.  The community will have 292 residences, 19 buildings and a resort-style clubhouse with abundant amenities. Construction will commence this month and scheduled for completion in August 2013.

"We are excited to begin work on Phillips Research Park," said James Pyle, President and CEO of LandSouth Construction, which is currently working on several multifamily projects throughout the Southeast. "We are pleased to be working with Phillips Development to create Phillips Research Park as an outstanding place for residents to enjoy life with the finest amenities."

For further information, please contact Mike Bonts, mike@bontspr.com

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