` News
 
 

In the News

Winter Haven commission approves Lake Maude project

The City Commission approved a recreation project and a name change during Monday night’s meeting.

WINTER HAVEN — The City Commission approved a recreation project and a name change during Monday night’s meeting.

The City Commission voted 5-0 to accept Mulligan Constructors’ bid for Phase I of construction at the Lake Maude Complex. The $4.4 million bid from the Orlando-based company was the lowest among seven submitted to the city.

“You guys have a chance to be part of a historic decision,” former City Commission candidate James Hogan told commissioners Monday. “The northeast section needs to be improved.”

The bid was still more than the $3.04 million budgeted, but the city was able to use about $750,000 in impact fees to make up some of the difference. About $622,000 will be taken from funds for Sertoma Park. Commissioner Pete Chichetto inquired as to how the city would pay for Sertoma Park, which received a low bid of $1.19 million.

“What I’d like to do is revisit with our staff,” City Manager Mike Herr said. “I’d like to present you with a financing plan. I think we’ll probably have to rebid it. We can probably be back with a plan on Dec. 11.”

As for the Lake Maude project, that should be complete by August 2018. The project will include a main field, two auxiliary fields, pavilions, concessions, turf parking and scoreboards.

“I’m thrilled to be voting on this tonight,” Commissioner Brad Dantzler said.

The hope originally was for the project to be completed by this past August, but the presence of sand skinks on 0.36 acres of the property delayed construction as the city was forced to obtain an Incidental Take Permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

“We have to do a habitat conservation plan,” Parks and Recreation Director Travis Edwards said. ”($25,000) would be the mitigation cost.”

MEDICAL MARIJUANA

The City Commission came out in favor of allowing medical marijuana dispensaries, but as a conditional use in C-1 and C-2 zones, which includes downtown and neighborhood commercial districts. According to state law, municipalities are given the option of either banning the use of medical marijuana or otherwise treat them the same as pharmacies.

There are a few caveats like the dispensaries can’t be within 500 feet of a school. Making pharmacies a conditional use in certain districts means Planning Commission approval is necessary. There are currently 17 pharmacies within the city limits.

Dantzler said he was in favor of making it a conditional use, which requires City Commission approval. Mayor Steven Hunnicutt, who said he would support a ban at last week’s workshop, agreed with Dantzler.

“I think we should have the final say,” Dantzler said. “We’re going to hear about it anyway.”

Commissioners Chichettto, William Twyford and Nat Birdsong were in favor of making it just a special use. Birdsong said making it a conditional use would be more of a hardship to small “mom and pop” pharmacies.

“The likelihood would be more (mom and pop pharmacies) than medical marijuana (dispensaries) would have to go before us,” Birdsong said. “We wouldn’t want to have every pharmacy come before us.”

NEW AIRPORT NAME

The commission also voted 5-0 Monday night to change the name of the Winter Haven Municipal Airport to the Winter Haven Regional Airport. Bruce Lyon, the executive director of the Winter Haven Economic Development Council and the chairman for the Airport Advisory Board, said of the 129 airports in Florida, 32 have regional impact.

Lyon added that according to a 2014 study from the Florida Department of Transportation, the airport had a $21 million impact to the city.

“That was 2014,” Lyon said. “We estimate that the impact now is much greater than that.”

Cuhaci & Peterson Team Wins Patron's Choice at Canstruction Orlando 2017

ORLANDO, FLA. (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 06, 2017

Cuhaci & Peterson, a long time participant in Canstruction Orlando, was part of the 2017 event that concluded, Sunday, November 5, 2017. Eight teams in total built structures completely out of non-perishable food items that were donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida after the event.

During the summer of 2017, the theme of “Honey I Shrunk the Hunger”, was announced by Canstruction Orlando. After that announcement local teams, including the C&P team began brainstorming what they could build within the parameters of that theme. The Cuhaci team decided to pay homage to the late 1980’s film, ‘Honey I Shrunk the Kids’ and build the laser shrink ray that is a main component of the storyline.

After modeling the proposed structure in REVIT, the team approached local business partners regarding sponsorships to purchase the cans needed to build the structure. T&G Constructors, Williams Company, Mulligan Constructors, J. Raymond Construction and WindCrest all donated funds that went toward nearly 4,000 food items for the build.

On Sunday, October 22, all of the teams met at the Orlando Fashion Square Mall for build day. The following Monday, judges looked at several parameters of the structures, including the nutritional content of the food items and the physical structures themselves. An awards ceremony was held on Thursday, October 26th at the Second Harvest Headquarters off of Mercy Drive, in Orlando. The Cuhaci team was presented with the “War on Hunger” award the “Patron’s Choice” for favorite overall structure.

C&P team captain, Melissa Sucre shared, “Congratulations to all of you, all the hard work paid off not only because of the awards but because we get to donate almost 4 thousand cans of food for people right here in central Florida. Thank you once again and keep in mind it’s never too early to start thinking about next year’s awesome structure!” with the team after the Canstruction awards ceremony.

The structures remained on display for the general public until the mall closing on November 5th, when volunteers held a Decanstruction event that involved taking down all of the structures and packaging the food up to be taken to the Second Harvest facility. Canstruction Chair, David Stone estimated that there were about 16,000 food items that would be available to the local community thanks to 2017’s Canstruction event, “…a win for everyone.”

You can view the original copy here

Coalition for the Homeless Letter 2014

 

 

C:\Users\sherry.MULLIGANCONSTRU\Desktop\Mulligan logo.jpg                    Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida

Laundry Detergent Fund Raiser is a HUGE SUCCESS!

In October of this year, we asked subcontractors, family members and friends to help us collect laundry detergent for a great cause and a tremendous need.  Laundry detergent is a huge expense for those in need of food, shelter and a home.  It's the little things we take for granted that sometimes are the most meaningful, yet is a necessity for cleanliness and personal hygiene.  With contributions from many of our subcontractors, family members, and teenagers embracing the cause, we were able to collect many cases and bottles of laundry detergent, approximately 700 bottles.

Yesterday, December 17, 2014, employees and family members of Mulligan constructors drove to The Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida and donated all the detergent collected.  

C:\Users\george\Desktop\Coalition Detergent photos\DSC02524.JPG               C:\Users\george\Desktop\Coalition Detergent photos\20141217_162615.jpg

We would like to recognize the following contributors; without your generosity none of this could have been possible.

Subcontractors:

Associated Contractors of Central Florida

Mercer Electric Inc.

Basdeo Home Improvements

Statewide Roofing and Sheetmetal, Inc.

Don King's Concrete, Inc.

Taylor Mechanical Services, Inc.

Inland Buildings

Thomas L. Conner Survey

LMG Glass and Mirror, Inc.

 

Organizations:

Harris County Ironworks, Inc.

My Rules My Reality, Inc.

No Crumbs Bakery

Orlando Steppers Connection


Individuals:

Astrid Washington

Keynata Neal

Candice Gray

LaTrung Budd

Ceyretta Jones

Leandia Murphy Manuel

Chantal McCoy

Lou Cucco

Crystal Julsaint

Malcolm Carrol

David Harrison

Marcus Bobian

Deborah Allen

Marilyn Samon

Ebony Murphy

Mitchell Thomas

George & Dorothy Aragon

Richard & Jennifer Mulligan

Jacqueline James

Riley Mulligan

Jason & Jennifer Mulligan

Rupert Whitehead

Jennie Bach

Sanora Brown

John Hooper

Sharon Hill

John Robinson

Sherry Washington

Johnnie Mae Barnes

Shwanna Neal

Justin Mulligan

TaJana Cherry

Justin Varnadoe

Vinita Singh

 

William Chestnut


We salute your selflessness act of kindness.

Thank you,  

Jason Mulligan & Staff

2014 Florida Fast 100 List.

Mulligan Constructors, Inc (MCI) joined other central Florida companies from the construction industry to software gathered at the Citrus Club in Orlando to celebrate the 2014 Florida Fast 100 List. The 2014 Florida Fast 100 List featured 36 companies within the Orlando Business Journal coverage area, more than any other region in the annual survey. The Orlando Business Journal along with The Jacksonville Business Journal, The South Florida Business Journal and The Tampa Bay Business Journal compile the list of the top growing privately held companies in the state. Companies chosen for this honor must show phenomenal growth in competitive markets in the State of Florida. MCI credits their second consecutive year on the Fast 100 List to their team approach and commitment to exceeding the client's expectations with their leadership in the construction market.

dsc209

Meet Florida's 100 fastest-growing firms

"Orlando Business Journal — along with sister papers Jacksonville Business Journal, South Florida Business Journal and Tampa Bay Business Journal — would like to congratulate the firms on this year's Florida Fast 100 list.
The privately held companies that qualified for the list showed tremendous growth between 2011 and 2013, are headquartered in Florida and provided documentation to verify their revenue figures.
Of the top 100 firms, Central Florida is home to 36 — the most of the four major markets in the Sunshine State.
You can see which local firms made the list..."

fastflorida

 The latest Panera Bread Café is now open to the public!

A work of art in color and aesthetics, construction techniques and design, the work of Architect Kim Phillips, PHILLIPS|SEKANICK ARCHITECTS, INC, from Warren, Ohio, and the construction team of Mulligan Constructors, Inc. The Franchisee/Owner Covelli Enterprises was pleased that the store open on time and on budget at just over $1,000,000.00. We congratulate all who contributed. Thank you to the City of Ovideo and the Building Department for their cooperation.

 

Mulligan Panera Oviedo

The Plant City National Guard Armory Renovations project is nearing completion – Way Ahead Of Schedule!!!!!

Everyone is working diligently and putting forth their best effort in order to complete this project's Phase I almost 3 months ahead of the desired completion date. MCI understands the importance of returning the facility to its assigned military personnel and we are proudly making it happen. We will post photos of the completed project once substantial completion is achieved, for now just the new metal building for a storage facility.

tankconstruction

 

 

Orange County, Florida – Operations Building Renovations

Award notification from the offices of Orange County Procurement for Y13-7073 was made public yesterday afternoon. The Operations Building Renovations for Orange County Utilities is now official. The bidding was incredibly competitive for the 54,700 square feet / 2-story renovations, with Mulligan Constructors edging out the competition by almost 2% on a project of over $2.5 million.

building renovations

 

MCI provides evening meal for Coalition for the Homeless

On December 5th, 2013, eleven representatives of Mulligan Constructors, Inc volunteered to serve the evening meal at the Coalition for the Homeless in Orlando. MCI made a contribution to make the meal possible and asked employees to give their time and participate in working the serving line. Another anonymous person provided 240 cupcakes to make "dessert" possible, something not common at every meal served.

Homeless Meal

Mulligan Constructors building Blackstone Park extension

The City of Palmetto will have a new park extension for the little league at the existing Blackstone Park. The Manatee County Government awarded the project valued at just over $2.3 million to Mulligan Constructors, Inc. this past October 2013. MCI broke ground on November 11, 2013 and has been performing most of the site work while the weather is cooperating. Upon completion in early summer, the park will have 3 lighted baseball fields, concession and restroom buildings, a considerable amount of new storm drainage and utilities, along with new parking lots.

Park Extension

MCI - Mulligan Constructors awarded new RaceTrac construction contract

The Atlanta-based fuel-and-convenience store operator, with Bryan Potts, principal engineer at Orlando-based Tannath Design Inc., who is handling planning and engineering for RaceTrac in metro Orlando, has awarded Mulligan Constructors the project known as RaceTrac #995 on Curry Ford and Dean Road in east Orlando.

racetrac

Panera Bread Café, Oviedo, Florida

During the week of November 4th the concrete slab was poured in the early morning, taking advantage of the great temperatures as Daylight Savings Time ended.

Mulligan Constructors Recognized as a Florida Fast 100 Company

Florida Fast 100 Florida Fast Award

Mulligan Constructors was one of 22 Orlando-area companies recognized at the Florida Fast 100 gala held September 26 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. In an article written by Cindy Barth of the Orlando Business Journal on Friday, Sept. 27, she states:

The awards program — a collaboration between Orlando Business Journal, the Jacksonville Business Journal, the South Florida Business Journal and the Tampa Bay Business Journal — recognized the 100 fastest-growing privately held companies in the state, based on percentage of revenue growth from 2010 to 2012.

Mulligan Constructors, Inc grew 122.92% during the period monitored. The financial growth of the nominated companies was verified by Deloitte, a financial auditing firm, and ranked each nominee by percentage change from 2010-2012. Mulligan Constructors was ranked 63rd. This is an incredible feat, since there are over 1 million companies in Florida, to be selected in the top 100 in this the Inaugural Florida Fast 100 by the Florida Business Journals during a period of great economic recession.

Meet Florida's 100 fastest-growing firms

 

Orange County's Fire Station 84