Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. Adds 14th LEED AP

06/26/2009

SARASOTA, FL - David Otterness, Project Manager for Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc., a Sarasota based Construction Management firm, has successfully completed the requirements for the nationally recognized Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional designation. Otterness has been a Project Manager with Willis Smith for 7 years, and has worked on notable projects, such as the renovation of the Sarasota Opera House, the Tibbals Learning Center at the Ringling Museum of Art and Samoset Elementary School. Willis A. Smith Construction now has fourteen LEED® AP’s on staff.

The U.S. Green Building Council is the nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. Its’ purpose is to create an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous surrounding that improves the quality of life.

Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. is a Sarasota based Construction Management firm primarily serving Southwest Florida since 1972. As the oldest contractor firm in Sarasota, the company enjoys an excellent reputation with a solid background in commercial, industrial, educational, healthcare, museum specialty work and sustainable construction. The company is also a member of the Florida Green Building Coalition, U.S. Green Building Council, and Sustainable Sarasota. They now have 14 LEED Accredited Professionals (green building experts) on staff. The firm has made great strides in asserting itself as a leader in ‘green’ construction and has been awarded several contracts based in a large part on their experience in this field. A few of their notable green projects include: Willis A. Smith Construction’s own 18,000 square foot Corporate Headquarters Building at Lakewood Ranch, Schroeder-Manatee Ranch corporate offices, Ringling College of Art and Design Housing and Academic Building and The Wellness Community at Lakewood Ranch. For additional information, contact Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc. at 941-366-3116 or via e-mail at [email protected].

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