Halfacre Construction Company celebrates 50 years of construction

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LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. - eTradeWire -- Halfacre Construction Company, a Lakewood Ranch-based commercial construction company, is celebrating its 50-year anniversary of quality construction projects and service to the southwest Florida community.

In 1970, Bill Halfacre, an engineer by profession, founded Halfacre Construction Company as a full-service general contractor. The firm was quickly established as a design-build company capable of supplying a variety of building solutions to the west coast of Florida.

John Cox, Jack Cox's father, later purchased the commercial construction company in 1984 and continued the rich tradition of providing exceptional value to its clients. Jack Cox started supervising and managing projects the same year his father purchased the company.

Jack Cox (https://www.halfacreconstruction.com/executive-...) assumed the role of president in 2001. In 2007, he became the sole owner of Halfacre Construction, bringing 25 years of experience and leadership to the top of the organization. Reed Giasson (https://www.halfacreconstruction.com/executive-management-team/) and Tom Rees (https://www.halfacreconstruction.com/executive-...) became vice presidents and partners of the firm in 2018.

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"Our team is so proud to continue the strong legacy left by my father," said Jack Cox. "Nearly five decades later, with millions of square feet built, Halfacre Construction Company continues to stand strong as the area's oldest, private commercial construction company. The majority of our clients represent repeat customers, and we cannot thank them, our employees and this community enough for their continued support. As Sarasota and Charlotte Counties look forward to centennial celebrations next year, we are humbled to have been part of those community legacies with several long-lasting projects over the past 50 years."

Today, the firm employs 30, many who have been with the company for more than 20 years. Since its founding, Halfacre Construction Company has completed thousands of projects.

"It's an honor to be with a company that has contributed to the community for half a century," said Rees. "Over that period of time, Halfacre Construction Company has become a diverse organization that bolsters the economic development of the region with several large job-creating projects. Our team consists of women and minorities making great strides in a largely male-dominated commercial construction field. Moving forward, we aim to continue this trend among our workforce."

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Some of the construction firm's clients include Sun Hydraulics, Port Manatee, SKY Family YMCA and Charlotte County, Manatee County and Sarasota County governments and school districts, among many others. Halfacre Construction Company completed the 139-foot airport tower at the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport, the newest tower at the Punta Gorda Airport and several other additions over the years. The construction team has also helped with several historical renovations, including the Edson Keith Estate at Phillippi Estate Park, First Baptist Church of Palmetto, First Presbyterian Church of Bradenton, Manatee County Courthouse and Terrace Administration Building.

Alicia King Robinson

Source: Halfacre Construction Company
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