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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CRE thought leader shares insights on Florida's outlook on construction in 2021
JANUARY 15, 2021 | TAMPA BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL
Though 2020 brought with it some unforeseen outcomes, it also incited in all of us a new appreciation for innovation, optimization, and adaptation - especially within the construction and development industry as Florida continues its rapid growth.
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New Edward Jones Corporate Office Completed by Firmo Construction
JANUARY 4, 2021 | SRQ MAGAZINE
Firmo Construction finished an 8-week corporate office buildout for local Edward Jones financial advisor, Brent Campbell. The second Edward Jones location Firmo has finished locally, the team worked alongside Cushman & Wakefield, the designers and owners rep for the project, to bring the design of this workplace to life as well as strengthen its relationship with the Edward Jones brand.
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Ultrafast Systems Headquarters Expansion
NOVEMBER 6, 2020 | BUSINESS OBSERVER
Ultrafast Systems makes laser spectrometers - advanced, high-precision measurement devices sold to universities and research institutions worldwide. Uses, according to the company's website, include photophysics, photochemistry, photobiology, materials science, nanoscience and solar energy conversion and storage.
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New 118-Room Hotel Coming to Downtown Region
OCTOBER 7, 2020 | BUSINESS OBSERVER
A new Hampton Inn by Hilton is coming to downtown Fort Myers. The four-story Hampton Inn will be on downtown Fort Myers' main traffic artery, Cleveland Avenue, and will feature 118 rooms, an outdoor pool and patio area, a flexible boardroom and a fitness center, according to a statement.
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Firmo Construction Hires Three
SEPTEMBER 3, 2020 | SARASOTA MAGAZINE
The company added a superintendent, project manager and director of marketing and communications.
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