FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 18, 2006) – Mark Stevens, president of Stevens Construction Inc., has been elected to the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) Board of Directors. As a board member, Stevens will be involved with the association’s government and membership management.

“We are pleased to have Mark on our board,” says JoAnn Orr, Assistant Executive Vice President for the BIA. “His strong presence in the commercial construction industry will help us achieve our 2006 goals of increasing membership and public recognition within the commercial contracting sector. We want the commercial construction industry to know that we are here to help them with their professional needs.”

A Florida native, Stevens is also the chairman of the Commercial Building Council of the BIA. Professionally, he has managed or served as the project executive on more than 150 commercial building projects with a combined value of more than $300 million. Stevens 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, design-build services 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.