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Construction firm begins first project in area in several years

Current Builders will help an area church transform a building into a multipurpose center/office as part of a new development.

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  • | 12:55 p.m. May 13, 2020
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SARASOTA — The Sarasota office of Current Builders was selected as the general contractor for the Gallery 3100 residential project in St. Petersburg. It is the construction firm’s first project on the west coast in several years.

As part of a strategic expansion plan, the company recently opened an office in Sarasota.

The $20 million, 122-unit residential project is being developed by Mosaic at Grand Central, according to a press release. The architectural firm is Baker Barrios. The project is expected to begin concrete foundations in June.

“We are honored that our first new project in this region is with the Mosaic Development Group,” says Chip Angenendt, vice president west coast division, in a statement. “The three primary contacts for Mosaic, Roxanne Amoroso, Marc Mariano and Terry Wayland, lead an outstanding, knowledgeable team with a dynamic vision for this inspired rental community.”

To overcome space challenges with the construction site, Current Builders also developed a community relationship. 

“This project runs property line to property line; leaving no room on the site for a construction trailer or a place for our parking and laydown areas,” says Angenendt in a statement. “So, we reached out to the First Baptist International Church of St. Petersburg, which owns an unused building in need of significant repair adjacent to the site and offered to transform it into a multipurpose center/office in exchange for using their property for our  construction needs.”

Current Builders will use a concrete design innovation on the project’s four-story parking garage. It is the third project to use the firm’s garage building system. The shoring technique is an alternative to precast and post tension garages, reducing the build time by almost 25%.

Pompano Beach-based Current Builders is a general contractor established in 1972 with average annual revenues in excess of $250 million. The firm specializes in multi-family residential projects, health care facilities, office/warehouse buildings, commercial distribution facilities, parking garages, interior build-outs, interior and exterior renovations.

“Years ago, we built several projects on the west coast,” says Angenendt in a statement. “But with this newly established office in Sarasota, we can truly become part of the community and realize Current Builders’ mission in this region.”


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