Greetings from O-Town!
~"Building relationships is one of the Keystones of our company’s success; this is evident by the relationships we have been able to maintain and grow"~
Greetings from O-Town. It’s been a minute since our last edition of the Speedy Sentinel, and so many things have changed for the good of the Orlando office. Jose Sala, former Shop Foreman of the Savannah office, returned to the Speedy family and has been diligently working to get our paperwork, inventories, and equipment tightened up and back on track.
We are fortunate to have the addition of Josh Lieter as our Heavy Truck Repair and Service tech; coming to us with extensive heavy truck, small engine, 480-volt electric power, welding and fabrication skills. Thanks to Tim Lee and the fabrication crew for our newest vehicles C-2 and C-13 (our F-450 Utility Bed Trucks), C-1 an F-650, 4 tool capable box truck, and the monster of them all, C-6 our first addition F-750 Hi-Cycle powered Wall Saw, Hand Saw, Chain Saw, and Core Drill capable box truck.
They have been a huge advantage to deliver on time, professional and exceptional customer service. Mike Bower has been consistently doing a great job of balancing the demands of our customers scheduling needs and accommodating a constant barrage of work orders from Mark and myself, along with the non-stop incoming calls from operators and customers alike. He has done this while maximizing the production opportunities to maintain the highest level of customer service and an impressive per truck average this entire year.
Speaking of maximizing opportunities, Mark Hart
has been a rock in the Sales and Estimating role for many years now and continues to land very nice projects including the Fresh Point Warehouse addition for Cross Demolition, Williams Company Southeast, Falcon Concrete Services, and L.C. Electric, as well as work for Jack Jennings and Sons and Gate Precast ate infamous “Eyesore on I-4” Majesty building, and the Middlesex project featured in this edition of “Notable Projects” for Orlando.
We are fortunate to have been involved with our partners, Brasfield Gorrie on many projects like the Nicholson Bed Addition Advent Health Winter Park, the new Advent Hospital Apopka, Bert Fish Memorial Hospital, Orange City, Celebration Hospital-Advent Health in Orange City, Mills Memorial Restoration @ Rollins College in Winter Park.
PCL Construction Services has made us part of their team on many projects, including the new JW Marriot Hotel – Lake Buena Vista, Caribbean Beach Resort Renovation – Lake Buena Vista, Water Conserve 2 WWTP (for the Water & Infrastructure division) and most recently at Universal Studios RIP Saw Falls Lagoon among other projects.Our relationship with Coastal Mechanical has us involved in such recent projects at The Creative Village, student housing project in downtown Orlando, the Northrup Grumman – High 3 project out in Melbourne, Advent Health – Bert Fish in New Symrna Beach, Orlando Health – Lake Mary, and too many other projects to list here.
SGL Constructors on the Ultimate I-4 project would have to be one of the largest project teams we are a part of. With the project being so large it is essentially broken down into 5 distinct work areas and each is basically performing as its own stand-alone project.
Our scopes of work so far have involved cutting and coring at least 5 complete bridges, to curb sawing/slab sawing, and coring miles of barrier walls, endless miles of concrete and asphalt pavement, and at least 100 new and existing underground structures have been cored or sawcut so far on this project. Our performance and safety on this project has been impeccable. With close to 1,000 man hours and 3 years of work, we are happy to report a zero incident rate across the board. This is a testament to Speedy’s commitment to safety, our staff’s ability to observe and avoid potential hazards, and the professional work habits of our field operators.
We are fortunate to have such a great blend of seasoned veterans like Tom Rhoades, James Daniels and Philippe Ocampo. (Philippe can you believe you are actually one of the veterans now, where does the time go?) and a great group of young talent in Mike and Noah Walton, Tevin Lindsey, Gus Canicatti, trainees Westley Davila, Ian Shubin, Joe Derico, and the addition of experienced operator Cody Sexsmith, we are poised to really wrap up the year strong and at least double our service capabilities going into 2020.
In closing I want to thank our amazing team of operators and personell as well as our customers and the men and women who are on the front lines of building Florida's infrastructure.