Firm Hires Seasoned Construction Executive to Strengthen Local Presence
in South Florida
MENTOR, OH (August
23, 2016) – Building on its long history of successful projects in South
Florida, Ohio-based Cleveland Construction Inc. announced that it will open an
office in Fort Lauderdale to expand its local market presence.
Cleveland Construction Inc. has served clients in Florida since 1984.
Fort Lauderdale marks the firm’s second location in Florida, joining the Naples
office that opened in 2005, and positioning the company to better serve clients
across South Florida. The new office is
located at 1650 Southeast 17th Street, Suite 212 in Downtown Fort Lauderdale.
“We’ve done a tremendous amount of work in Florida. We’ve been
successful there, and we have a lot of repeat customers in that market,” says
Senior Vice President of Construction Keith Ziegler, who oversees Cleveland
Construction Inc.’s general contracting operation, including Cleveland,
Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale and national projects. “We need a local presence and
a functional office to support customer service. This new office will give us an
additional home base for our Florida project managers and staff.”
Ziegler, who has been at Cleveland Construction Inc. since its
inception in 1980, will oversee Brad Adams, the newly-hired General Manager of
Florida who is responsible for establishing the Fort Lauderdale office. Adams relocated
to Fort Lauderdale from Arkansas, where he spent the last 12 years at Walmart, serving
as Director of Construction and most recently Senior Design Manager. In his
role managing Walmart’s construction projects, Adams worked closely with
Ziegler and Cleveland Construction Inc. on many projects.
“Cleveland Construction Inc. was always at the front of being
selected as a contractor because they have a very high level of customer
service and experience that was unmatched,” says Adams, who brings 30 years of
civil engineering and construction experience to his role at Cleveland
Construction Inc. “Their dedication to project success is what was so appealing
Initially, Adams will concentrate on business development in South
Florida, securing the firm’s local market presence by establishing and
maintaining client relationships. To service immediate needs, several
Cleveland-based employees will join him, and as the office grows, roles will be
filled with local talent. By next spring, Adams predicts that the Florida
office will hire 12 employees.
Once the Fort Lauderdale office is established, Adams’ focus will
shift from business development to operational management, while keeping client
service a top priority.
“I want to build a team locally to provide the same level of service
in Florida that clients enjoy in Cleveland,” Adams says. “We will use our
resources from Cleveland to build the same culture and set the same performance
expectation for customer service.”
The Fort Lauderdale location is the seventh regional office of
Cleveland Construction Inc., following the firm’s recent expansion into
Charlotte. By strengthening its local market presence in Florida, Cleveland
Construction Inc. continues to scale its reputation across the country.
Cleveland Construction Inc. is a family-owned
commercial contractor specializing in general contracting, construction
management and design-build services. The company offers preconstruction and
construction services within the hospitality, multi-family, retail, mixed-use,
health care, higher education, industrial and corporate office markets.
Cleveland Construction has seven regional office locations and employs
approximately 1,500 construction professionals and tradesmen. More company
information can be found at www.clevelandconstruction.com.