West Palm Beach-based Verdex Construction has announced the launch of an additional office in Gainesville to serve the company’s clients located in north Florida. This is Verdex’s second expansion outside of its West Palm Beach headquarters following its expansion to Tampa last year.

The Gainesville office will be led by Joey Mandese, who has been named Vice President and Managing Director of Verdex’s North Florida office. Mandese, a 30-year construction industry veteran who previously owned his own construction company in Gainesville, most recently worked as Senior Project Manager for Planning, Construction and Design at the University of Florida. He is also a graduate of the University of Florida, with a B.S. in Building Construction.

“I worked with Joey at a previous company, and as soon as we decided to expand our operation into north Florida, I knew that his skill set, leadership, relationships and knowledge of the market make him the right person to lead and grow our North Florida office,” said Verdex President Rex Kirby. “Joey embodies our company’s anthem of “Building Something Better.”

Verdex Construction’s recent projects include the Canopy by Hilton West Palm Beach Downtown, the much-acclaimed new hotel opening March 2020; 1000 North, an upscale restaurant/club on the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter; Water Tower Commons apartments in the Town of Lantana; Indigo Station apartments in Deerfield Beach, and Westshore Apartments in Tampa.

In just five years, Verdex has earned numerous awards and prestigious industry recognition, including being named by GrowFL as a 2017 Florida “Company to Watch” and 2016 Startup Business of the Year by the South Florida Business Journal. Verdex also ranked third on South Florida Business Journal’s “Fast 50” for 2019, a list that ranks the fastest growing businesses in the tri-county region.

About Verdex Construction

Verdex Construction is a privately held building contractor based in West Palm Beach, FL, led by founder and President Rex Kirby, a 35-year veteran in the construction business. Verdex provides general contracting services to clients including preconstruction, construction management, and design-build. Verdex is committed to “Building Something Better” through exceptional service, a fundamental focus on safety and quality, and value to owners, customers and the community. For more information, visit www.verdex.com

Verdex Construction has broken ground on a new Holiday Inn Express Doral, located at 1691 NW 107th Ave., Doral, FL. The five-story structure will include 75 guest rooms, totaling 50,170 sq. ft., on a one-acre site. The developer is Palma Building LLC with Driftwood Acquisitions and Development acting as owner’s representative.

“As we put the finishing touches on our first hospitality project for Driftwood, the stunning Canopy West Palm Beach Downtown, we’re excited to partner with Driftwood on a second project,” said Rex Kirby, President of Verdex Construction. “With projects underway from Tampa to Port St. Lucie to Miami-Dade County, Verdex has proven our teams can successfully deliver complex projects anywhere in Florida.”

Construction of the Holiday Inn Express Doral will begin in mid-October, with completion expected in October, 2020. Amenities include a pool, dining area and meeting rooms. With 2,776 locations and 790 more in development, Holiday Inn Express is parent company International Hotel Group’s (IHG) fastest growing hotel brand.

Verdex Construction’s recent projects throughout South Florida include the Canopy by Hilton West Palm Beach Downtown; 1000 North, an upscale restaurant/club on the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter; Water Tower Commons apartments in the Town of Lantana; and Indigo Station apartments in Deerfield Beach.

In just five years, Verdex has earned numerous awards and prestigious industry recognition, including being named by GrowFL as a 2017 Florida “Company to Watch” and 2016 Startup Business of the Year by the South Florida Business Journal. Verdex also ranked third on South Florida Business Journal’s “Fast 50” for 2019, a list that ranks the fastest growing businesses in the tri-county region.

West Palm Beach-based Verdex Construction has just broken ground on Airport Logistics Park, a new 245,000 sq. ft., Class A industrial warehouse project directly across from Palm Beach International Airport. Located at 350 N. Haverhill Rd., the project will sit on 39.6 acres, and is expected to be complete by summer 2020. The project was designed by C4 Architecture in Orlando for developer McCraney Property Company.

“The need for additional warehouse space is immediate as more and more consumers are having items shipped directly to their homes, and Verdex brought the ability to quickly ramp up this project to bring it online within a year,” said Verdex Construction President Rex Kirby.

This is Verdex’s second project for McCraney Property Company, having completed its Turnpike Business Park in 2016. The location of this warehouse is key, with quick access to Palm Beach International Airport, I-95, and Florida’s Turnpike.

“Demand remains strong for the greater West Palm Beach market principally due to the lack of alternative space options and the enhanced warehouse need driven by last mile delivery,” said Steven McCraney, President and CEO of McCraney Property Company. “We are building over 8 million square feet across the Southeast so it’s nice to have a new project at home, bringing jobs and warehouse space to our local community.”

Verdex Construction’s recent projects throughout South Florida include the Canopy by Hilton West Palm Beach Downtown; 1000 North, an upscale restaurant/club on the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter; Water Tower Commons apartments in the Town of Lantana; and Indigo Station apartments in Deerfield Beach.

In just five years, Verdex has earned numerous awards and prestigious industry recognition, including being named by GrowFL as a 2017 Florida “Company to Watch” and 2016 Startup Business of the Year by the South Florida Business Journal. Verdex also ranked third on South Florida Business Journal’s “Fast 50” for 2019, a list that ranks the fastest growing businesses in the tri-county region.

For the third consecutive year, West Palm Beach-based Verdex Construction has been named a recipient of the prestigious Eagle Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Florida East Coast Chapter at their 2019 Excellence in Construction Awards. The Eagle Award, given to best-in-class projects, was presented to Verdex for Central Gardens Grand apartments in Palm Beach Gardens in the highly-competitive category of Best Market Rate Rental project ($20 – $50 million). The award from the local chapter now allows the project to be considered for a national ABC award.

Completed in December 2018, Central Gardens Grand consists of 124 luxury apartments in two four-story buildings at 3333 Central Boulevard. The project totaled 276,000 sq. ft. with amenities including a 13,000 sq. ft. clubhouse with a resort-style pool, 24-hour fitness center, putting green, business center and card rooms. Verdex Construction operated as general contractor for developer Schottenstein Real Estate Group.

“This was a truly significant project requiring the highest level of craftsmanship and experience for which Verdex excels,” said Rex Kirby, President of Verdex Construction. “It’s a perfect example of what we mean when we say Verdex is ‘Building Something Better’.”

“The 2019 Excellence in Construction Awards brought together the best and brightest in our industry and showed that construction is still a major economic driver in South Florida,” said Peter Dyga, president and CEO of ABC Florida East Coast Chapter. “We are proud of all of the honorees and their skillful work.”

Verdex Construction’s recent projects throughout South Florida include the Canopy by Hilton West Palm Beach Downtown; 1000 North, an upscale restaurant/club on the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter; Water Tower Commons apartments in the Town of Lantana; and Town Southern apartments in Royal Palm Beach.

In just five years, Verdex has earned numerous awards and prestigious industry recognition, including being named by GrowFL as a 2017 Florida “Company to Watch” and 2016 Startup Business of the Year by the South Florida Business Journal. Verdex also ranked third on South Florida Business Journal’s “Fast 50” for 2019, a list that ranks the fastest growing businesses in the tri-county region.

Verdex Construction announces it has been selected to build The Sovana at Stuart, a 55+ resort-style rental community in Stuart, Florida. Developed by United Group of Companies, The Sovana at Stuart consists of 182 one- and two-bedroom apartments in three- and four-story buildings, plus a stand-alone, 15,000 sq. ft. clubhouse at 1950 Northwest Federal Highway.

Clubhouse amenities include a resort-style pool, living room with fireplace, commercial kitchen, game room, arts and crafts room, media center, fitness center and yoga studio, and on-site private salon and spa. The clubhouse also includes a pickleball court, bocce ball court and dog park, with the whole project surrounded by a nature preserve with walking trails.

“This community will help address this need for additional 55+ active living housing in Florida, and for Verdex, it marks our first project in this sector,” said Verdex Construction President Rex Kirby. “It’s also our first project for developer The United Group and we look forward to showing another client how we live up to our brand promise of “Building Something Better.”

Total construction cost for The Sovana at Stuart is estimated at $28 million, and completion is expected in late 2020.

Verdex projects currently underway or recently finished in South Florida include the Canopy Hotel in Downtown West Palm Beach; 1000 North, an upscale restaurant/club on the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter; Sabbia Beach Condominiums, a 19-story, 68 unit luxury residential tower in Pompano Beach; and the Town Southern apartments in Royal Palm Beach.

In just four years, Verdex has grown in size and recognition to include numerous awards, including being named by GrowFL as a Florida “Company to Watch,” and Startup Business of the Year by the South Florida Business Journal.

About Verdex Construction

Verdex Construction is a privately held building contractor based in West Palm Beach, FL, led by founder and President Rex Kirby, a 35-year veteran in the construction business. Verdex provides general contracting services to clients including preconstruction, construction management, and design-build. Verdex is committed to “Building Something Better” through exceptional service, a fundamental focus on safety and quality, and value to owners, customers and the community.

Verdex Construction announces the start of construction for Centrepark Apartments, located at 1500 Centrepark Boulevard in the City of West Palm Beach. The project is being built for Atlanta-based developer Atlantic Residential on a 2.48 acre site off Australian Avenue, close to the I-95, Palm Beach International Airport, Tri-Rail and Brightline/Virgin Trains.

Designed by MSA Architects, Centrepark Apartments consists of a seven-story building with 246 one, two and three bedroom apartments and a 402 space parking garage. Residents will also enjoy a seventh-floor game room, a pool, a first-floor club room with tech and fitness centers, and outdoor gardens. Total development size for the project is 406,572 square feet. Completion is expected in Summer/Fall 2020.

“This is a significant project for our company and for the City of West Palm Beach, which is growing at its fastest rate in decades,” said Rex Kirby, President of Verdex Construction. “When notable developers like Atlantic Residential look for construction firms in this market, they are looking for a true partner to help make their project work financially. Our reputation for achieving that, along with our proven quality and on time completions, has made us a contractor of top choice in South Florida.”

Verdex projects currently underway or recently finished in South Florida include the Canopy Hotel in Downtown West Palm Beach; 1000 North, an upscale restaurant/club on the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter; Sabbia Beach Condominiums, a 19-story, 68 unit luxury residential tower in Pompano Beach; and the Town Southern apartments in Royal Palm Beach.

In just four years, Verdex has grown in size and recognition to include numerous awards, including being named by GrowFL as a Florida “Company to Watch,” and Startup Business of the Year by the South Florida Business Journal.

About Verdex Construction

Verdex Construction is a privately held building contractor based in West Palm Beach, FL, led by founder and President Rex Kirby, a 35-year veteran in the construction business. Verdex provides general contracting services to clients including preconstruction, construction management, and design-build. Verdex is committed to “Building Something Better” through exceptional service, a fundamental focus on safety and quality, and value to owners, customers and the community.

West Palm Beach-based Verdex Construction announces a May 22 groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for The Pointe on Westshore, a luxury multi-family apartment community in Tampa, being developed by Westshore Pointe LLC, a venture between Jupiter, Florida-based Index Investment Group along with minority local partner Richard Coley. This marks Verdex’s first project beyond Florida’s east coast.

The Pointe on Westshore, located at 4950 West Prescott Street, will consist of six, five-story buildings with 444 luxury apartments including 28 carriage homes, along with a two-story, 11,000-sq. ft. clubhouse featuring two pools and a fitness center. Total development cost is estimated at just over $100 million.

“With dramatic population growth across Florida, it’s logical that Verdex should expand its core market geography beyond Florida’s east coast, so we can bring our brand promise of ‘Building Something Better’ to other parts of the state,” said Verdex Construction President Rex Kirby. “Index Investment Group is a great partner, and we look forward to being a key component of their goal to bring top-quality, new residential options to Tampa.”

“This is a truly spectacular location, with sweeping views across Old Tampa Bay that will provide for dramatic sunsets night after night,” said Bjarne Borg, CEO of Index Investment Group. “This site is also the gateway to Port Tampa City, and will offer desperately needed housing options close to MacDill Air Force Base and Port Tampa City.”

The Pointe on Westshore will be built across a 23-acre site, and the buildings total 679,563 sq. ft. The project is expected to be completed in February 2021.

Verdex projects currently underway or recently finished in South Florida include the Canopy Hotel in Downtown West Palm Beach; 1000 North, an upscale restaurant/club on the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter; Sabbia Beach Condominiums, a 19-story, 68 unit luxury residential tower in Pompano Beach; and the Town Southern apartments in Royal Palm Beach.

In just four years, Verdex has grown in size and recognition to include numerous awards, including being named by GrowFL as a Florida “Company to Watch,” and Startup Business of the Year by the South Florida Business Journal.

About Verdex Construction

Verdex Construction is a privately held building contractor based in West Palm Beach, FL, led by founder and President Rex Kirby, a 35-year veteran in the construction business. Verdex provides general contracting services to clients including preconstruction, construction management, and design-build. Verdex is committed to “Building Something Better” through exceptional service, a fundamental focus on safety and quality, and value to owners, customers and the community.

West Palm Beach-based Verdex Construction announces the appointment of construction industry veteran, Ron Zegiel, to the position of Pre-Construction Specialist/Senior Estimator. Zegiel has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry, with a focus on preconstruction and estimating management, planning and execution. At Verdex, he will be working with clients to identify cost savings during design to keep their projects at or below the budget while maintaining the design vision of the project.

“As we continue to grow our base of clients and projects, Ron will be a point-person to help clients understand how we can build their projects more efficiently and reduce costs,” said Rex Kirby, President of Verdex Construction.

Zegiel has extensive experience in a large variety of construction sectors, including government and educational facilities, hospitality, multi-family apartment complexes and condominiums, industrial and warehouse projects and more. He attended Western Illinois University and the New England Technical Institute.

Projects currently underway or recently finished by Verdex Construction in South Florida include the Canopy Hotel in Downtown West Palm Beach; 1000 North, an upscale restaurant/club on the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter; Sabbia Beach Condominiums, a 19-story, 68 unit luxury residential tower in Pompano Beach; and the Town Southern apartments project in Royal Palm Beach.

In just four years, Verdex has grown in size and recognition to include numerous awards, including being named by GrowFL as a Florida “Company to Watch,” and Startup Business of the Year by the South Florida Business Journal.

About Verdex Construction

Verdex Construction is a privately held building contractor based in West Palm Beach, FL, led by founder and President Rex Kirby, a 35-year veteran in the construction business. Verdex provides general contracting services to clients including preconstruction, construction management, and design-build. Verdex is committed to “Building Something Better” through exceptional service, a fundamental focus on safety and quality, and value to owners, customers and the community.

West Palm Beach-based Verdex Construction has started construction of Water Tower Commons, a master-planned residential development in Lantana, Florida. The project consists of 14 buildings with 360 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, plus a clubhouse with yoga studio, spa, and exercise room. Interior space totals 430,000 sq. ft. including the clubhouse, and the site is 16.11 acres. Other amenities include a pool, park, and outdoor barbeque area.

The development is located on the former site of the A.G. Holley State Hospital, north of Lantana Road just east of I-95. Miami-based Related Group is the developer, and MSA Architects of Miami designed the project.

“This is our second residential project for the Related Group, one of the nation’s best known residential real estate developers. The level of quality they insist upon is a perfect match for what we always deliver, no matter what size the job,” said Rex Kirby, President of Verdex Construction.

Projects currently underway or recently finished by Verdex Construction in South Florida include the Canopy Hotel in Downtown West Palm Beach; 1000 North, an upscale restaurant/club on the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter; Sabbia Beach Condominiums, a 19-story, 68 unit luxury residential tower in Pompano Beach; and the Town Southern apartments project in Royal Palm Beach.

In just four years, Verdex has grown in size and recognition to include numerous awards, including being named by GrowFL as a Florida “Company to Watch,” and Startup Business of the Year by the South Florida Business Journal.

About Verdex Construction

Verdex Construction is a privately held building contractor based in West Palm Beach, FL, led by founder and President Rex Kirby, a 35-year veteran in the construction business. Verdex provides general contracting services to clients including preconstruction, construction management, and design-build. Verdex is committed to “Building Something Better” through exceptional service, a fundamental focus on safety and quality, and value to owners, customers and the community.