Photo Caption: Stevens Construction Inc. won four awards at the Lee Building Industry Association Commercial Contractors Council Summit Awards event including the highest honor, Contractor of the Year. Pictured at the banquet are (left to right): JJ SLAUGH, REBECCAH HAMILTON, JODI HUNTOON, DAN ADAMS and MIKE WASKIEWICZ

 Stevens Construction earns Contractor of the Year for eighth year

 FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 5, 2018) – Stevens Construction Inc. earned four awards at the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) Industry Awards event on Nov. 3, including the highest honor of Contractor of the Year.

A panel of nationwide judges named Stevens Construction Contractor of the Year based on criteria such as the company’s achievement of goals, client relations, professional certifications and community responsibilities.  This is the seventh year Stevens Construction has received this honor, the company won in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011 and 2007.
Pursing larger projects and diversifying project type were among Stevens Construction’s goals for 2017. In 2017, Stevens Construction began its largest project to date, Gulf Coast Skilled Nursing Unit, a 75-bed, post-acute facility for Lee Health.  In 2017, 58% of the Company’s work was healthcare; 37% commercial and 5% hospitality.

Stevens Construction won a Summit Award for the best restaurant project for Marlins Plaza.  Completed in 2018, Stevens Construction built a 14,655-square-foot shell building and the concurrent build-out of two of the nine spaces, Marlins Brewhouse and Chronic Taco.

Stevens Construction also won a Summit Award for best renovation for the transformation of Specialized Veterinary Services.  Stevens Construction converted an existing 5,000-square-foot, one-story, 24/7 animal hospital into an 18,589-square-foot, two-story facility while it remained operational.

In the best healthcare category, Stevens Construction earned a Summit Award for the Lee Health medical office building, a 41,432-square-foot, four-story medical office completed in less than a year.

Stevens Construction has earned 50 Summit Awards since the program began in 2006.

The Summit Awards program recognizes BIA members who have obtained an outstanding level of success and demonstrated superior professionalism in the commercial construction industry throughout the year. The projects were judged for quality of construction, challenges, timeliness of completion, client satisfaction and safety.