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Roger B. Kennedy Construction starts $41.9M of apartments in Seminole County

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Altamonte Springs-based Roger B. Kennedy Construction says it has broken ground for two upscale apartment communities in Seminole County totaling $41.9 million.

Included are: The Alexander at Sabal Point, in Longwood, under a $28.4 million contract with Winter Park-based Alexander Investments International led by principal Kyle Riva; and The Residences at Seminole Commons, in Sanford, under a $13.5 million contract with Inland Atlantic Development Corp., Atlanta.

The Alexander, designed by Charlan Brock & Associates, Maitland, will be a three-story, 286-unit community located at 2662 Sabal Palm Way when completed in early 2018. The Residences, designed by ORA Architects, Raleigh, NC, and located at 1810 Rinehart Rd., will offer four stories and 175 units when completed in August 2017.

Image: Rendering of The Alexander at Sabal Point, courtesy of Charlan Brock & Associates

Kirk Conners brings energy, experience to PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC as new senior project manager

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PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC has welcomed Kirk Conners as a senior project manager at the company’s Florida office. Clients will benefit from his more than 25 years of construction and project management experience as he helps them meet their business goals.

Conners’ extensive education began with his Bachelor of Science at the Florida Institute of Technology, followed by the completion of a Master of Science degree in engineering from the University of Cincinnati. Finally, he earned a doctorate from the University of Cincinnati – also in engineering.

“I’m bringing my best to PREMIER clients in Florida,” says Conners. “I’m excited about working with a great team in the state that I call home.”

Conners began his career in Ohio as a construction manager, but soon moved to the sunnier climes of southern Florida and embraced the role of project manager. He has been responsible for a host of industrial and commercial projects—one involved the development of a 26,000 sq. ft. major auto dealership for a major international auto brand. He also built a center for a world-renowned nonprofit organization. That project earned his team four Excellence in Construction Awards from the Construction Association of South Florida (CASF).

More project highlights include the construction of a telecomm facility built to withstand Category 5 hurricane-force winds; he also was responsible for the building of a university’s Graduate School of Business complex that was awarded another six CASF awards. Most recently, Conners helped design and build a state-of-the-art 3,100 sq. ft. addition to a medical research building in Miami.

“Kirk has years of successful projects to his name and our Florida clients will certainly appreciate his local knowledge,” says PREMIER vice-president Michael Pacini. “More than that, his decision making and leadership skills are a perfect fit for PREMIER standards. We are thrilled to have him on our team.”

Conners has extensive experience with P&L management, site development, civil engineering/infrastructure planning and installation, management and enforcement. He prides himself in being a problem solver who is inquisitive, adaptive and readily champions change. He also enjoys giving back to communities in South Florida.