FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 13, 2006) – Stevens Construction Inc. was named Builder of the Year by the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) at the Lee Commercial Contractors Council (CCC) end-of-year meeting. The annual award recognizes professionals who have provided a significant contribution to the BIA and commercial contractors throughout the year, and who have demonstrated superior professionalism in the commercial construction industry.

bia_boty_news“I’m honored for our company to win this award,” says Mark Stevens, president and founder of Stevens Construction. “I’m excited about the changes ahead for the BIA, and the positive impact that they will have on the commercial construction industry,” Stevens concludes.

As Chairman of the CCC, Stevens has worked toward increasing BIA membership and public recognition of the commercial contracting industry. He also focuses on providing education opportunities for commercial contractors and marketing opportunities for the BIA. Stevens also initiated the CCC’s inaugural contractor’s showcase trade show, which will be held on Jan. 18, 2007. In addition, Stevens has implemented a new regional commercial contractor awards program, named the Summit Awards, to recognize outstanding building projects and activities in Southwest Florida.

A Florida native, Stevens has managed or served as the project executive on more than 150 building projects with a combined value of more than $300 million. He has more than 20 years of construction industry experience and is the founder of Stevens Construction Inc. He holds a bachelor of science in building construction from the University of Florida.

Based in Fort Myers, Fla., Stevens Construction specializes in construction management and also provides general contracting and consulting services to architects, developers, contractors and owners. Other services include site and design team selection, budgeting, project scheduling, permitting, cost and quality control, and assistance with inspections, licenses and warranties. The company builds commercial and healthcare facilities. For information, visit www.stevensconstructioninc.com or call (239) 936-9006.