- August 26, 2021
FORT MYERS — Construction on a 45,000-square-foot facility for White Cap Construction Supply is set to begin next month in Fort Myers.
The space, which will include a 32,900-square-foot warehouse, office space, showroom and sales center and 18,000-square-foot steel fabrication building, will be on Oriole Road. Construction is due to be completed by the fourth quarter of this year.
White Cap, according to its website, is a “distributor of specialty concrete and construction products and services in North America, serving professional contractors across non-residential, residential and other markets.”
It works under several brand names including Brafasco and Contractors’ Warehouse and operates 400 branches in the U.S. and Canada. The company has about 7,500 employees and “offers more than 460,000 SKUs to 265,000 customers.”
White Cap signed a long-term lease with Seagate Development Group on the 9.71-acre property, according to a statement.
The facility will be next to the Alico Trade Center, a 40-acre business park on Alico Road and Interstate 75 that Seagate is developing.
“The Alico corridor is booming like never before, due to its central location and undeniably untapped development potential,” Matt Price, CEO and partner at Fort Myers-based Seagate, says in the statement.
Price says White Cap chose the location because it “recognizes how competitive it will be in a marketplace flooded with construction companies.”
The White Cap project is just one of several Seagate is working on in southwest Florida, according to the company. Others include NeoGenomics’ $60 million global headquarters and Scotlynn USA Division Inc.’s 60,000-square-foot headquarter.