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Wilhelm wraps Florida healthcare facility

Ketterman_150131_1104-webThe obstacle of distance didn’t keep F.A. Wilhelm Construction from successfully completing a state-of-the-art medical office building in Jacksonville, Florida, for Landmark Healthcare LLC, owner and developer of the project.

Wilhelm Construction took part in a joint venture with Perry-McCall Construction. The project was completed ahead of schedule in December 2014.

The six-story 210,000 square-foot medical office complex houses multiple services and physicians. The first two floors include an emergency department, urgent care, imaging services, women’s health services operating rooms suites, and interventional rooms. The top four floors house the University of Florida Health and community physicians.

To complete the project, Wilhelm Construction Project Manager Mitch Davison moved to Florida while other Wilhelm staff members traveled back and forth throughout the project.

Mike Kerr, operations manager, said the joint venture team was extremely beneficial in completing the project.

“The partnership with Perry-McCall went very well,” Kerr said. “We were working out of town in an unfamiliar area, and they had local knowledge of the area which made it a very successful project.”

UF Health North Jacksonville healthcare facilityBoth Wilhelm and Perry-McCall have completed successful healthcare projects with Landmark. Specifically, Wilhelm performed general contracting work for Landmark on IU Health’s Neuroscience Center in Indianapolis. This past experience made for a cooperative team that worked easily through challenges and ultimately completed the project ahead of schedule.

Despite a demanding schedule, Wayne McCall, president of Perry-McCall, credits the team with a job well done.

“It was a very collaborative project between our team, Landmark, the design team, and Wilhelm,” McCall said. “When challenges arose, we worked together to find solutions and the result was a high quality project delivered ahead of schedule to a very satisfied client.”

Ketterman_150131_1035webStuart Armstrong, Landmark’s senior project manager for construction development, said this project will allow Landmark, as well as the University of Florida Health, to enter into a new and growing market in north Florida.

“University of Florida Health is a pioneer in that market,” Armstrong said.  “There is not a hospital in that area and they will fulfill that need.”

Armstrong was extremely pleased with this project and raved about Wilhelm’s experience and work ethic.

“My experience working with Wilhelm was a great one,” Armstrong said. “They are very approachable on all levels. I am most proud of maintaining the project schedule, and that is compliments of Wilhelm.”

Photo credit: Ketterman Photography

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