Sarasota County Fire Stations win Project of the Year


Willis Smith Construction has announced that the Sarasota County Fire Stations #12, #14, #16, #17 have won the 2018 American Public Works Association Projects of the Year Award for structures $5-$25 million. The Fire Station’s project team consisted of Sweet Sparkman Architects and Willis Smith Construction. Brett Raymaker, Willis Smith Construction Project Executive, oversaw all four projects and worked closely with Kim Humphrey, Sarasota County Facilities and the Fire Department personnel throughout the process. Each station broke ground within three months of each other and each were completed under budget by utilizing the local construction community of Sarasota County. Each station was completed within the scheduled time of completion date and each celebrated their completions with grand openings in 2016. Each Fire Station also achieved the LEED Silver rating from the USGBC Council in 2016. The projects are also being considered for the National APWA Award Selection.