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August 9, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

GCM Contracting Solutions announces construction of a warehouse in East Cape Commerce Park in Cape Coral

GCM Contracting Solutions has announced the construction of a 38,400-square-foot flex warehouse facility in East Cape Commerce Park, 917 East Industrial Circle, in Cape Coral.

Groundbreaking of the flex warehouse facility with dock-level loading bays, was planned for July, with leasing and completion anticipated in January 2020.

The project manager for GCM is Rudley Lewis, and job superintendent Lee Zuza.

GCM, an industry leader in commercial construction and design-build services, is an authority in tilt-up concrete construction, which is known for being a quick and efficient construction method that is very cost-effective. Other benefits of tilt-up construction include lower operating costs, architectural versatility, increased durability and fire resistance and higher resale value.

East Cape Commerce Park is a hub of commercial development on the south side of Pine Island Road, east of Pondella Road and Hibiscus Drive.

GCM Contracting Solutions Inc. was founded in 1988 by Robert Brown, owner and president. The Fort Myers-based company is a design-build general contractor providing turn-key construction services and specializing in architectural and structural design, tilt-up concrete construction, dry stack boat storage facilities, smart storage solutions for marinas and coastal and waterfront erosion containment systems. The GCM family of companies includes GCM Contracting Solutions Inc., Coastal Erosion Protection System, Safe Harbour Dry Stacks and ASAR. For more information, call 239-334-8800 or visit

Stevens Construction Inc. wins Aurora Awards

Stevens Construction has won an Aurora Award at the Southeast Builder's Conference. The Aurora Awards honor the best in construction in a 12-state region.

In a ceremony held Aug. 2 in Orlando, Stevens Construction earned an Aurora Award in the best commercial project over 20,000-square-feet category for the Gulf Coast Medical Center Skilled Nursing Unit in Fort Myers. Completed in January 2019 for Lee Health, the three-story, 75-bed facility has three units, each with an open concept living room, kitchen, nurse station and 25 private patient beds with convenient access to a 3,000-square-foot therapy gym.

The Stevens Construction team included project executive Dan Adams, project manager Mike Brooks, superintendents JJ Slaugh and Joe Cimilluca and project administrator Angie Sugg. Architectural services were provided by Studio +.

Entries were judged on design, quality of construction, unusual constraints, cost savings techniques and outstanding features.

Stevens Construction has earned 20 Aurora Awards since 2007.

With offices in Fort Myers, Tampa and Orlando, Stevens Construction specializes in providing construction management, general contracting and consulting services to clients and design professionals. Other services include site and design team selection, budgeting, project scheduling, permitting, cost and quality control and warranty service. The company builds healthcare, commercial and hospitality facilities. For information, visit or call 239-936-9006.

Architecture firm rebrands

Michael Sheeley, AIA, has announced the re-branding and expansion of MK Architecture as one of Southwest Florida's leading commercial architectural firms. Formerly LOTUS Architecture, MK Architecture will maintain its Fort Myers-College Parkway main office, with additional offices in Naples and Lexington, Kentucky.

With its 35-year track record in multi-family and commercial construction, MK Architecture is poised to better serve broader markets. The firm specializes in multi-family, assisted living, high-rise, commercial and interior design projects.

MK Architecture is at 8200 College Parkway, Suite 101, Fort Myers. For information, call 239-482-2121.

GATES Construction breaks ground on new storage facility

GATES Construction has begun construction on The Lock Up Self Storage facility located at 12700 University Drive in Fort Myers. The self-storage facility will consist of a three-story, 106,016-square-foot climate controlled storage building with 849 units ranging in size from 5 feet by 5 feet to 10 feet by 30 feet. The project is slated for completion fall 2019. Design services will be provided by Partners In Design Architects.

For over 25 years, GATES Construction provides construction management, general contracting and design-build services. Its diverse portfolio of commercial, healthcare, multi-family, club and hospitality, institutional and special projects showcases numerous landmarks successfully constructed over the past quarter of a century. GATES serves its clients from offices in Bonita Springs, Sarasota and Palm Beach Gardens, and operates throughout the Southeast United States and Latin America. For more information, please call 239-593-3777 or visit the website at



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