Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. has been ranked by Southeast Construction Magazine as one of the top 50 green builders in the region in the magazine’s inaugural ranking. Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. placed 31st on the list with $20.5 million in green revenue in 2008.
Southeast Construction Magazine listed the Sarasota-based general contractor among 49 other green builders from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The rankings are based on 2008 revenue from green-certified projects in the four-state southeast region that includes Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The data was gathered in an online survey, and the list is published in the May 2009 issue.
“We’re proud that Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. is the region’s leader in the green building movement,” said David E. Sessions, LEED AP and President of Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. “Building green is a growing trend that will become more common in the future and Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. is dedicated to this practice.”
Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. (willissmith.com) is a Sarasota based Construction Management firm primarily serving Southwest Florida since 1972. As the oldest contractor firm in Sarasota, the company enjoys an excellent reputation with a solid background in commercial, industrial, educational, healthcare, museum specialty work and sustainable construction. The company is also a member of the Florida Green Building Coalition, U.S. Green Building Council, and Sustainable Sarasota. They now have 12 LEED Accredited Professionals (green building experts) on staff. The firm has made great strides in asserting itself as a leader in ‘green’ construction and has been awarded several contracts based in a large part on their experience in this field. A few of their notable green projects include: Willis A. Smith Construction’s own 18,000 square foot Corporate Headquarters Building at Lakewood Ranch, Schroeder-Manatee Ranch corporate offices, Ringling College of Art and Design Housing and Academic Building and The Wellness Community at Lakewood Ranch.