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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Cherrylake Construction Nets Two Eagle Awards for Excellence

Groveland-based business Cherrylake Construction recently received two Eagle Awards, which are presented by the Associated Builders and Contractors for their annual Excellence in Construction Awards.

According to a recent press release, these awards were presented in recognition of their work on Disney Springs and Altis at Sand Lake. Projects in this program were developed to recognize construction projects in Central Florida that stand out due to the high quality and innovative work. Judging was done in several categories: execution of design, quality of craftsmanship, attention to detail, proper installation, outstanding planning and coordination efforts, challenges successfully overcome, project complexity, custom materials, safety program, and owner satisfaction.

Disney Springs used an IPD or Integrated Project Delivery, which brings contractors together to use their full potential in every stage of the process. Cherrylake worked with Disney and general contractor, PCL Construction, along with other subcontractors to build a team that worked seamlessly together.

Challenges posed to the team included creating a new entertainment hub within the shell of the existing complex. All this was done while keeping as much of the site open to guests as possible. Cherrylake not only upgraded plant material, they transplanted six mature hero trees, weighing more than 600 pounds, and also handled unique irrigation needs. The innovative solutions provided by Cherrylake proved valuable at every stage of the project.

At the apartment complex, Altis at Sand Lake, Cherrylake created an immersive retreat in the heart of the city surrounded by tourist traffic and concrete sprawl. Their collaboration with Barry Rymer at Altman Construction and their familiarity with Altis communities meant greater efficiency. However, they also met the challenges of this location with innovative design solutions, including unique irrigation designed specifically for the site and having the maintenance division provide long-term guidelines for greater efficiency.