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.

For the second 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) Southeast Florida Chapter at its 2018 Excellence in Construction Awards. The Eagle Award, given to best-in-class projects, was presented to Verdex for their high-quality craftsmanship of interiors and finishes their team built for the 1000 North restaurant/club project in Jupiter. The award from the local chapter now allows the project to be considered for a national ABC award.

1000 North is a new-build, 9,860 sq. ft. restaurant/club with a high-grade commercial kitchen, expansive wood bar, wine room, cigar room, outdoor gazebo bar and first-floor restaurant in addition to a second-floor, members-only lounge. The project included 10 different species of wood with curved beams and slats, four different types of stone, mirrored stainless steel columns and soffits and three types of leather-wrapped panels. The mix of procuring and meticulously installing such high-end finishes required extensive coordination and problem-solving among the Verdex team and project stakeholders. The project was completed on-time and on-budget for 1000 North LLC investor group.

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

1000 North, located on the Loxahatchee River just north of Burt Reynolds Park on U.S. 1, opened in February 2018 after eight and a half months of construction. As General Contractor, Verdex held frequent on-site meetings with designers, engineers and the ownership team to assure timely delivery and quality of materials and craftsmanship on all aspects of the project.

“With the amount of building going on in Florida, this year’s competition was tight,” said Peter Dyga, President and CEO of ABC’s Florida East Coast Chapter. “It’s great to see construction professionals honored for their work and commitment to quality and safety and working to help build Florida.”

Other Verdex Construction projects throughout South Florida include the Canopy Hotel in Downtown West Palm Beach; Deerfield Station, 226 apartment units with a retail outparcel in Deerfield Beach; and the Turnpike Business Park, a light industrial office/warehouse facility project in suburban West Palm Beach.

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 start of construction of a TownePlace Suites by Marriott Hotel in Port St. Lucie, FL. The five-story building at 10460 SW Village Parkway will include 128 guest rooms, totaling 83,000 sq. ft. on 3.6 acres. The developer is PSL Hospitality, LLLP.

“Verdex is strategically expanding its portfolio of projects across South Florida, and this marks our first project on the Treasure Coast,” said Rex Kirby, President of Verdex Construction. “With so much growth occurring throughout the state, our mission of ‘Building Something Better’ is differentiating across a much wider market than where we were previously established, bringing first-class projects to our attention.”

The TownePlace Suites property will include amenities such as a pool, spa, an outdoor fire pit and barbeque. Construction costs for the project are estimated at $13.5 million, and the project is scheduled for completion in fall 2019.

TownePlace Suites is an extended-stay brand with more than 300 properties across the United States and Canada.

Verdex Construction’s recent projects throughout 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 Town Southern apartments in Royal Palm Beach.

In just four years, Verdex has earned numerous awards and very prestigious industry recognition, 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, Fla. – (September 10, 2018) – – West Palm Beach-based Verdex Construction has appointed Andrew Colb as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Colb, a certified public accountant, brings more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry. As Verdex CFO, he will be responsible for leading financial oversight and direction.

“Since launching Verdex in 2014, we have experienced exponential growth,” said Verdex Construction President Rex Kirby. “Andrew brings a wealth of construction finance and accounting experience that will help set the course for our continued success.”

Colb, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., grew up in South Florida. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

“As a 20-year industry veteran, I’m looking forward to putting my knowledge and experience to work for Verdex,” said Colb, “Verdex is fast making a name for itself in the industry and its company culture perfectly aligns with its brand promise of ‘Building Something Better.'”

Verdex Construction projects throughout 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 already received numerous awards and recognition, 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.

Project includes 392 units on 29 acres located off Southern Boulevard in Royal Palm Beach

A new neighborhood in Royal Palm Beach now is under construction.

The 392-unit Town Southern apartment complex is being built by The Related Group, a Miami-based developer. The company paid $12.5 million for the site in 2016.

Town Southern sits on 29 acres south of Southern Boulevard and west of State Road 7. When completed, it will include 15-three story apartment buildings, a pool, tennis courts, clubhouse and more, according to a news release.

The apartments will have attached garages and models will include one, two or three bedrooms, according to a Related website promoting Town Southern.

“The rental market in South Florida is very active with Palm Beach County as a hot spot for multifamily development,\” said Rex Kirby, president of Verdex Construction, which is building the complex for Related.

This marks Related\\\’s first project with West Palm Beach-based Verdex, according to a news release. Verdex also is building 1000 North, a Jupiter restaurant co-owned by NBA superstar Michael Jordan, and the new Canopy Hotel in downtown West Palm Beach.

Source: The Palm Beach Post
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/local/new-apartments-under-construction-off-southern-royal-palm-beach/adHeuGrQI41ylbZAH1AgrI/