Mount Prospect, Illinois-based contractor Nicholas & Associates has opened its new office in Tampa, Florida, according to a press release shared with Construction Dive. The new office is the company’s third, and it is farther afield than its existing Mount Prospect, Illinois, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, locations.
"We've built our reputation in the Midwest on years of high-quality work and a focus on relationships and communities," said Brian Miller, director of operations and field leader for the contractor in Florida, in an email to Construction Dive. "We're bringing those same values to the Sunshine State.”
Nicholas & Associates focuses on general contracting, construction management and design-build services. It also serves as the construction management arm of Wingspan Development Group, which is the developer of two rental buildings in Tampa’s North Hyde Park neighborhood.
Nicholas and Wingspan will use the Tampa office to serve their existing local clients and further expand their work in central Florida, according to the release. Currently, Nicholas and Wingspan have five additional sites in various stages of analysis, negotiation or purchase in Florida.
“Our new Tampa office will make it much easier for us to deliver our typical high-quality construction management services to our current roster of projects in Florida, while giving us an ideal location for further expansion,” said Anthony Hansen, director of marketing for Nicholas and its affiliated businesses, including Wingspan, in the release.
Hansen said in the release that the area is one of the hottest markets in the country right now for education, residential and commercial development. The company expects to rapidly expand and add more staff into the mix.
Nicholas & Associates’ move illustrates a growing appetite for expansion among commercial contractors across America.
Bethesda, Maryland-based Clark Construction recently opened a new office in Richmond, Virginia, while Concord, California-based Swinerton absorbed personnel in Charlotte, North Carolina, after a rival contractor in the area closed its operations.