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Bricks and Mortar Take Center Stage

The new Sigma Kappa Sorority House at the University of Florida, designed by Hug & Associates Architects, has again been recognized for excellence. This time by the Masonry Association of Florida. Steve Bischke of Coastal, an Oldcastle company, the supplier for the Burlington Brick (manufactured by Columbus Brick Company) used in the construction of Sigma Kappa, was on-hand to receive the first-place award for Commercial/Institutional (Suppliers). The team at the D.E. Scorpio Corporation is very proud of the continued recognition the Sigma Kappa House is receiving and our valued partnership with Coastal and the many talented craftsmen responsible for the outstanding work from JAM Construction.

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The award ceremony took place in Fort Lauderdale on October 1. The 2017 MAF Masonry Excellence Award winners were judged on the qualities of art, innovation and endurance. The projects submitted for the Masonry Excellence Awards are a celebration of the art and craftsmanship of the mason, the innovation of the contractor and architect, and the endurance of masonry materials produced here in Florida.

Projects submitted were reviewed and judged anonymously by a distinguished jury of masonry and design professionals. Consideration was given to the overall design and use of masonry, as well as the technical aspects of each project. The winning projects showed superiority in technical design and craftsmanship.

For more information on this award and the others recognized visit http://www.masonryawards.com/

 

Andy Cowart Joins D.E. Scorpio as Project Engineer

Andy CowartProject Engineer

Andy Cowart
Project Engineer

The D.E. Scorpio Corporation is happy to announce the addition of a new Project Engineer, Andy Cowart, to our team.  Andy joins the D.E. Scorpio team after working as a Project Manager and Realtor for Norfleet Homes and Keller Williams Gainesville Realty. Andy began his career as a supervisor and has worked primarily with residential companies but looks forward to growing his career with commercial projects at D.E. Scorpio. Andy attended Santa Fe College.

Andy was drawn to D.E. Scorpio because of our reputation, stability and opportunities for growth within the company, and the outstanding team already in place. “Living here for 31 years, I had heard nothing but positive things in the community about Domenic Scorpio and more recently the D.E. Scorpio Corporation,” said Andy.

Andy enjoys spending quality time with his family, playing golf, fishing, watching college football and taking spontaneous trips.

Please join us in welcoming Andy as the newest member of Team Scorpio.

Senior Estimator Don Kline Joins D.E. Scorpio Team

Donald Kline Senior Estimator

Donald Kline
Senior Estimator

D.E. Scorpio is happy to announce the addition of a new Senior Estimator, Don Kline, to our team.  Don joins the D.E. Scorpio team after working as an Estimating Manager for Crom LLC but actually began his career pouring residential concrete foundations and has worked for residential and commercial remodeling companies.  In early 90’s, he served in the U.S. Navy as a Hull Maintenance Technician (welder/pipefitter) where he performed repairs on nuclear components. Don attended the University of Florida’s Rinker School of Building Construction and graduated in 2003.

Don was drawn to D.E. Scorpio because, “Construction is a ‘people’ business.  I wanted to be at a company that values relationships with the people who help us do what we do.”

Don enjoys spending family time with his wife, Lilly, and Harper, his seven-year-old daughter.

Please join us in welcoming Don as the newest member of Team Scorpio.

Fierce Awards Wrap-Up

        

A look into our night as sponsors for the 2017 Fierce Awards. Video by Tarini Chandok.

July 12, 2017

Lea Guccione, marketing intern, D.E. Scoprio Corporation

At 5:30 p.m. Monday evening, some of Gainesville’s best-known community leaders filed into Emerson Alumni Hall. Old friends greeted one another as congratulations were exchanged. The much-anticipated Fierce Awards were under way for one reason: to honor female leaders in our community.

As a construction management firm, we at D.E. Scorpio Corporation recognize that the word “construction” may lead many to think of us as a group of men wearing hard hats and carrying blue prints around a job-site. When in reality, we find that much the day-to-day operation of D.E. Scorpio is carried out by a tremendous group of women.

Not only that, but Domenic Scorpio, our firm’s president, is raising three young daughters with his wife Holly, the co-founder and Art Director at D.E. Scorpio. All of this combined made sponsoring the 2017 Fierce Awards a little more special for everyone at D.E. Scorpio.

The Scorpio family at the 2017 Fierce Awards

The Scorpio family at the 2017 Fierce Awards

Early in the event, Domenic stood up to congratulate the award recipients and speak as to why taking part in this celebration to honor women has also been an honor for him.

“The Fierce Awards speak to me personally,” he said. “We’re raising three young ladies, but we really need help from the entire community to help them understand their roles and what it means to give back and to be contributing members of society.”

The 24 recipients of the awards were selected for their efforts over the past year to lead and advance our community in the greater Gainesville region. Some hold major positions in local businesses, some are directors for local non-profits helping to change lives, and some work with college students in our area to increase the impact of higher education and foster advancement in our community.

All have one thing in common; they dedicate their time to improving lives in the community, and by doing so, they’ve proven that women everywhere have it in them to be remarkable leaders – And that is truly what it means to be Fierce.

“All of the women that are being represented tonight are true role models to me,” Domenic said. “They’re true role models to our children.”

Domenic ended his introductory remarks by handing the microphone over to his three daughters.

“Thank you for all you do,” they said. “This evening is your evening. Embrace it and celebrate!”

There’s no doubt that the three of them will one day aim to be Fierce Women themselves.

We would like to thank the team at Business in Greater Gainesville Magazine for giving us the opportunity to sponsor this important event. We would also like to thank everyone who attended for making the night a great success.

 

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Allyson Puckett Joins the D.E. Scorpio Team

D.E. Scorpio is excited to announce the addition of our newest project engineer, Allyson Puckett, to the team! Allyson joins D.E. Scorpio after graduating from the University of Florida’s College of Design Construction & Planning with her bachelor’s degree in architecture after just three years. During her time as a student, Allyson also completed an internship for Hall & Ogle Architects, Inc. in Daytona Beach.  Allyson grew up in St. Petersburg where she attended the Admiral Farragut AcadePuckett, Allyson_5x7_3689-1my College Preparatory School and, as a senior, additionally interned for Harvard Jolly Architecture.

 

Allyson plans to continue her education at UF’s Rinker School of Construction to pursue a master’s degree while beginning her career in Construction Management. Allyson explains she was drawn to D.E. Scorpio because of the company’s experience in the field, positive impact and core values.

 

“I am excited to work for an organization focused on advancing the communities in which the employees live and work. Its mission aligns with exactly what I was looking for in a company. I’m very excited to build my career here, gain valuable experience and learn from some of the most talented individuals in the profession.”

 

Allyson’s proud parents are Laurie and David Puckett. She has one sister, Amanda who graduated from UF with her in the spring of 2017, and who is currently enrolled in flight school for the U.S. Navy.  When Allyson isn’t working or studying, she enjoys traveling, with 32 states and nine foreign countries already crossed off her list.  Please join us in welcoming Allyson as the newest member of Team Scorpio!

 

To check out our other talented team members and the work they’ve completed, visit our website at http://descorpiocorp.com.