Florida's hospitality paradox: A booming industry still in recovery
MARCH 24, 2022 | TAMPA BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL
The hospitality industry has shown tremendous recovery since its downturn at the onset of the pandemic in 2020. Looking at performance on a national scale indicates a positive trend. When analyzing industry improvement state-by-state, however, a high level of inconsistency is revealed. This is especially prevalent when looking at Florida’s hotel and tourism recovery, which has seen a steep rise in leisure travel, and a longer recovery for business travel.
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New Hampton Inn in downtown Fort Myers tops out
FEBRUARY 16, 2022 | GULFSHORE BUSINESS
Construction of the new Hampton Inn expected to open in the fall in downtown Fort Myers is sprinting along. Sarasota-based construction management firm Firmo Construction celebrated the topping off Tuesday of the four-story, 118-room Hilton-brand hotel at the corner of Cleveland Avenue and McGregor Boulevard.
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Table of Experts: Leaders in construction and trade
FEBRUARY 9, 2022 | TAMPA BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL
Sharing insights on the region’s construction industry were panelists Doreen Caudell, president, owner and general contractor of D-Mar General Contracting; Brittany Edwards, project manager at Firmo Construction; and Scott Stenman, vice president of construction in the southeast region at the Ryan Companies. These are highlights of the conversation.
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HOS Development Breaks Ground on New Hotel Near Downtown Alpharetta, Georgia
NOVEMBER 15, 2021 | COSTAR - COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE NEWS
Sarasota’s construction management company, Firmo Construction, has been contracted to build a Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Alpharetta, a city within the Atlanta metropolitan area. A joint venture between Hawkeye Hotels Inc. and Savannah-based hotel management and development group HOS Management, Firmo Construction and HOS teams celebrated the start of the new hotel construction process with a groundbreaking ceremony on the morning of November 10.
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The Banyan Hotel Fort Myers, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
NOVEMBER 4, 2021 | BUSINESS OBSERVER: COOL CONSTRUCTION ISSUE
Fort Myers will soon have a new upscale hotel brand option. Firmo Construction was hired to transform the Hotel Indigo property in downtown Fort Myers into The Banyan Hotel Fort Myers, which will be part of Hilton’s upscale Tapestry Collection brand. The Sarasota-based design-build firm has worked with both the Hilton brand and HOS Management Co. (which manages the hotel) on other projects.
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Sarasota's Firmo Construction Breaks Ground on Marriott Hotel near Busch Gardens
OCTOBER 20, 2021 | SRQ MAGAZINE
On October 15, Firmo Construction, alongside Pravin Gadhia and Pankaj Patel of Shivstar Investments, LLC, a hospitality and development group, celebrated the start of construction of a new Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott with a small groundbreaking ceremony in Temple Terrace in North Tampa. President and CEO of Firmo Construction, Eric Collin, and both Shivstar Investments partners offered brief remarks to the small event’s guests.
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Facing, Recovering From Economic Perfect Storm
OCTOBER 6, 2021 | CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT GUIDE
The construction industry is doing its level best to deal with a rare triple punch: Unusually high and rising materials costs, a massive supply-chain bottleneck and decreasing demand for projects. The ripple effect of these challenges could weaken the contractor community, but a heavy dose of cooperation and communication is helping many to navigate the challenges.
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Firmo Construction building two hotels in downtown Fort Myers
SEPTEMBER 2, 2021 | GULFSHORE BUSINESS
Firmo Construction, based in Sarasota, is establishing a foothold in Fort Myers. The company is building two hotels in downtown Fort Myers and has set up an office downtown as well to oversee operations. The Hampton Inn, a four-story, 126-room hotel being built from scratch where U.S. 41 and McGregor Boulevard intersect, will be finished late spring/early summer of next year.
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Fast-growing builder expands in Florida with second office
AUGUST 20, 2021 | BUSINESS OBSERVER
Firmo Construction has expanded, opening an office in Fort Myers. The move comes after the firm has more than double its size over the past year, says Firmo President and Owner Eric Collin in a statement, adding “Firmo has experienced substantial growth along the Gulf Coast.”
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Firmo Construction Completes Construction of the First Tru by Hilton Hotel in the Region
APRIL 15, 2021 | SRQ MAGAZINE
Firmo Construction has completed the ground-up construction of the three-story Tru by Hilton by I-75 and SR-70 in Bradenton. The hotel, which started vertical construction in March 2020, is the first of its kind to be built in the Gulf Coast region as Hilton’s newest property model and officially opened its doors to guests on April 9.
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Industry challenges and trends: The construction supply chain
APRIL 9, 2021 | TAMPA BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL
It’s been evident since the start of 2021 that construction, both commercial and residential, is exponentially expanding in our region – to our industry’s, and our economy’s, gain. However, this growth in construction has also created an adverse effect on one of the most important aspects that keeps the industry functioning smoothly: the construction supply chain.
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The state of the industry: Women in construction
MARCH 11, 2021 | TAMPA BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL
March is women's history month, which shines a spotlight on an important topic – the community of women and Women in Construction (WIC) Week. The focus of this week-long event is to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women and emphasize their growing role within the industry.
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The reimagined office: Tips and trends from an industry expert on a safer return
FEBRUARY 23, 2021 | TAMPA BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL
Corporate dynamics and office environments have been viewed through a different lens over the course of the past year. Return-to-office plans are being created or adapted, and companies are working closely with employees to create an environment that keeps the spirit of the before, but accommodates the health and safety of the now.
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Firmo Construction to convert Hotel Indigo in downtown Fort Myers into Tapestry Collection by Hilton
JANUARY 19, 2021 | FLORIDA CONSTRUCTION NEWS
Saratoga-based Firmo Construction says it has been hired to transform downtown Fort Myers' Hotel Indigo into a Tapestry Collection, Hilton's newest upscale brand, over the next year. Firmo says it will execute a full, top-to-bottom conversion of the eight-story property in partnership with HOS Management, a hospitality and development company.
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Hotel Indigo in downtown Fort Myers to become Tapestry by Hilton with renovation
JANUARY 19, 2021 | NEWS-PRESS
The Hotel Indigo in downtown Fort Myers will undergo a renovation and a brand name change. The 67-room hotel at 1520 Broadway will be transformed over the next six months and become Tapestry Collection by Hilton, a luxury brand. The renovated hotel will have 72 rooms.
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