Chris Taraba Young Professional Award

The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce named Verdex Construction project manager Chris Taraba as its Young Professional of the Year for 2021.

Chris has over nine years of construction project management experience on multifamily, commercial, office, senior living, education and municipal projects. In his five years with Verdex Construction, he has risen rapidly from Assistant Project Manager to Senior Project Manager.

He has developed strong leadership and management skills and shares his talent as the Chair of the Verdex Internship and Young Professionals committee. He has also been asked to participate in the company’s annual strategic planning for the past three years.

In addition to an intense workload with multiple deadlines, Chris makes time to volunteer and has been recognized for his leadership talents. He is the Past Chair of the Palm Beach North Chamber Young Professionals Steering Council (2018-2020), as well as a graduate of the North Palm Leadership Class of 2018. He currently is part of the Urban Land Institute Leadership Institute Class of 2021. He is also active in the Economic Council of Palm Beach County as an Emerging Leader and with the Construction Association of South Florida as a Future Leader, representing the voice of the millennial generation.

Chris graduated with a B.S. Purdue University. He was a Chancellor Medallion Recipient as an Outstanding Student and was inducted into the Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society.

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

Team members from West Palm Beach-based Verdex Construction volunteered their time on Saturday, Sept. 19 to paint the interior and exterior of a 1,000 foot-long barrier wall at the new campus of HomeSafe, a Palm Beach County non-profit which provides housing and essential services for victims of child abuse and domestic violence. The new campus is located in West Palm Beach and construction is expected to be completed in early 2021.

Verdex was selected by HomeSafe to build the new campus, and its goal with the volunteer efforts is to help the non-profit reduce construction costs wherever possible so those funds can be used to support its residents. Verdex was also able to arrange the donation of paint, supplies, and manpower, provided by  Jasper Painting, Sherwin-Williams, Ram Tool Construction Supply Company, and Labor For Hire/Kleaning Krew.

The new HomeSafe campus will consist of two buildings: one will add 12 new residential units with a kitchen, dining, and game rooms; the second will serve as a multi-purpose facility with an exercise room, community room, music room, computer room, and space for HomeSafe offices and administration. The 3.2 acre site will also include a basketball court, gazebo, and other amenities.

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