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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/

 

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.