GC Magazine – The Best Hotel and Hospitality Contractors in Jacksonville, Florida

The following is an excerpt from GC Magazine, read the full article here.

Despite being established only in 2007, Integrated Construction, LLC has repeatedly proven itself to be one of the best construction firms in Jacksonville. The company has consistently ranked in the Jacksonville Business Journal’s Top 25 General Contractors list since 2010. It has also been featured in numerous publications, including the Hotel Business Magazine and US Builders Review.

City permits $6.6 million WoodSpring Suites in Baymeadows

An exerpt from the JaxDailyRecord website, read the full article here.

The city issued permits April 10 for WoodSpring Suites to build a hotel in Southside at 11250 Lamb Tail Lane in Campfield Commons.

Integrated Construction LLC is the contractor for the $6.6 million project to build a four-story, 122-room, almost 50,000-square-foot project on 1.85 acres. The city also permitted a trash enclosure.

The site is east of Interstate 295 and off of Baymeadows Road.

New President of Integrated Construction

Integrated Construction is thrilled to announce Justin Beebe, Vice President Hospitality, has been promoted to President! Justin joined the company in 2012, advancing rapidly from Project Manager to Project Director to VP-Hospitality, where he was invaluable in growing the Hospitality division, optimizing the development of new partnerships, focusing on contract oversight and high standards of project execution.

Justin’s reputation for honest, knowledgeable, and no-nonsense communication style builds authentic connections with our clients. On a daily basis, his direct involvement providing resources and facilitating effective solutions for the team, as well as demonstrating integrity, continues to influence by example.

Justin brings a wealth of accomplishments to his new role, where he will expand his leadership beyond the Hospitality division by continuing to emphasize exceptional results on each project and contribute to the unified vision of Integrated Construction’s future success.

Justin graduated from Murray State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Congratulations on your well-deserved promotion!


New Executive Vice President of Operations

Integrated Construction is excited to announce the promotion of Jeff Miles, Vice President Senior Living, to Executive Vice President of Operations! Jeff brought his experience as a Director of Operations to Integrated Construction in 2016, progressing quickly as a Sr. Project Manager to VP-Senior Living, instrumental in enhancing the Senior Living division, influencing collaborative operations across the board, producing essential resolutions and ensuring efficiency.

Jeff’s sincere approach to managing multiple projects while coordinating real results versus expectations continues to strengthen genuine relationships with our clients. In addition, engaging all members of the team with foresight and an unwavering commitment for superior results, exemplifies professionalism.

Jeff’s extensive knowledge is evident in his new role where he will actively oversee operations in multiple commercial construction sectors in addition to Senior Living, while concentrating on providing consistent quality on projects and facilitate Integrated Construction’s goals for future growth.

Jeff graduated from the University of FL with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction. Congratulations on your well-earned promotion!

Jacksonville Business Journal’s Fast 50 Award

Integrated Construction is proud to have received Jacksonville Business Journal’s “Fast 50 Award” every year since 2012, announced #28 for the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Northeast FL in 2018. and ranking #6 in Top Revenue Volume Growth after finishing #1 in Top Revenue Volume Growth in 2017.

We take great pride in providing excellent service and a commitment to quality. Your satisfaction is the key to our success. Our mission is to maintain a successful, long-term relationship with you. We have a successful track record with repeat business because we complete projects on time and on budget, and ensure that our clients are satisfied from inception to completion of every project.

This commitment has led to our company being recognized for several awards from respected organizations which include Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Choice Hotels, Amerisure Insurance Company, ABC’s Step Award, the Jacksonville Business Journal, and more. Learn more and read testimonials on our “Recognition” page.

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Industry Interview featuring Justin Beebe – Hotel Business Green Book

Hotel Business Magazine’s 2018 Green Book interviewed Justin Beebe, VP Hospitality Division, along with four additional industry insiders on 2017’s growth and the expectations of 2018.

Construction companies had a good 2017 – and are expecting a good 2018, despite potential labor and supply issues. Justin R. Beebe, VP hospitality division, Integrated Construction spoke with Hotel Business about the state of hospitality construction.

Has 2017 lived up to your expectations? Why/Why not?
Beebe: 2017 has lived up to our expectations. We grew from completing three hotels in 2016 to eight under construction in 2017. This number could have been higher as we turned down many other opportunities. If the project location is not a fit or we don’t have the right team available to give 110% throughout the construction process, we will respectfully decline offers.

Has there been any changes in material or labor supply?
Beebe: Fortunately for us, the shortage of qualified labor has not affected our business. We are cautious about who we hire and have built a rapport with our subcontractors to assure this will not be a problem from the start. We do a lot of repeat work with the same firms, which means they know our expectations and we know what we will get from them.

Where are you finding new projects? What segments are they in?
Beebe: We have projects going on from the mid-Atlantic throughout the Southeast, and many in Florida. This region is still hot, but we see a lot of demand coming from out west. Our market segment focuses on extended-stay, mid and economy brands, which are performing well, and we see this continuing for years to come.

What is your forecast for the hotel construction industry in 2018?
Beebe: Hotel construction is up double digits year over year. This growth demand has created the same figures for building cost, which we’ll see continue into 2018. Good sites are becoming harder to find, more expensive to develop. We are always encouraging our clients to lock in deals and stay ahead of these curves. A strong economy presents its challenges, but also brings opportunity.

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$30 Million Senior Living Facility Featured on ABC News – Cumberland County PA

A report on a new senior living facility by Integrated Construction in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

The $30 million facility has 193 rooms; some independent living, some with personal care, and others for special needs.

The Crossings at Westshore has an activity room, a theater, internet cafe, exercise room, and numerous other amenities.

Executive director Karen Mackley says they hope to open by the fall of 2017.

Read the full article at www.abc27.com. Visit The Crossings at Westshore website (www.thecrossingsatwestshore.com) for more information about the facility.

US Builders Review: Cohesive Project Management for all Facets of Construction

US Builders Review Integrated Construction

Integrated Construction, LLC

Consistently completing projects on time and on budget and ensuring owner satisfaction from inception to completion has situated Integrated Construction LLC (Integrated) among some of Florida’s top general contractors. The Jacksonville based contractor has been pulling in the accolades as of late, named No. 8 by the Jacksonville Business Journal in regards to Fastest Growing Private sector Company in Northeast Florida. Furthermore the Jacksonville Business Journal also dubbed Integrated as one of its Top 25 General Contractors.

Integrated also landed a spot in the Florida Business Journal’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies about a year ago, reveals Todd Zona, co-owner and COO of Integrated. Surprisingly, Todd says the majority of Integrated’s recent projects have been outside of the Sunshine State. We just opened an office in Roanoke, Va., and we have a satellite site in North Carolina, he details. We’ve been in those states and also mainly South Carolina and Ohio. We haven’t been working steadily in Florida for five years or so now, because the market has been flat.

A Talented Workforce

Gregg credits executive experience to the company’s success. We’ve been doing it a long time, he says. However, Gregg also mentions that the company would be nowhere without the help of a trusted, longstanding workforce. Most of our people have worked together in the senior market for 15 to 20 years as the result of integration from previous employers, he continues.

Integrated currently has 25 employees from executives to field superintendents to project managers and office personnel. The same level of cohesive collaboration is also expected of Integrated’s longstanding subcontractors.

We’re strictly a general contractor-construction manager, explains Todd. We don’t self-perform any trades. We don’t like to use more than two or three new subcontractors on any project, because we have trusted ones that have been with us for many years. Our subcontractors and vendors have been following Integrated for the past seven years all over the Southeast. Most of those subcontractors followed both Todd and Gregg for over 15 years prior to Integrated.

Geographic Footprint

Collectively, Integrated’s owners and employees have managed more than 100 projects in 19 states, with total construction to date exceeding $1.5 billion. The company serves clients from the Southeast to the Mid-Atlantic in the senior living, multifamily, retail, commercial and more recently, hospitality markets.

We work mainly from Maryland to Texas up and down the coast; Tennessee and Kentucky is about as far inland as we’ve been so far, details Todd. The company is licensed in 10 states, including Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and West Virginia.

Integrated Construction Services

Fittingly, Integrated offers a full spectrum of construction and consulting services, from pre-construction to closing. Our pre-construction services include, but are not limited to, site evaluation, constructability reviews, conceptual cost estimating at various phases of design, preliminary and master scheduling, selection of the best building systems for a particular project, cost-saving analysis, value engineering and early bid packaging and phasing, Gregg lists proudly.

Integrated excels in expert construction management, working in conjunction with the owner and design team, as well as hands-on field management. In terms of construction management we offer project estimating and pricing, project safety, schedules and timelines, operations and sequencing, timely procurement of materials, managing owner scope changes and subcontractor coordination, notes Todd.

The company also focuses on design-build delivery. Design-build can be an excellent approach to collaboration of the design and builder and provide the client with a single source of accountability, explains Todd. It also helps eliminate costly change orders via a guaranteed maximum price, early mobilization and achieving designed results in a more condensed time frame.

The Changing Shape of Senior Housing

Integrated’s precise project management and delivery methods have been of great benefit to customers in the senior living market. Over the course of its history, the company has carved a particular niche in this market.

For many customers we do a very similar style building and that’s how it’s been done for 30 years, but we’re seeing more high-end markets and private-pay facilities where the building model is completely different and open to all kinds of different design changes, tells Gregg. The sky is the limit in the independent and assisted-living market, as well.

In Lynchburg, Va., Integrated recently completed a 165,000-square-foot, four-story independent living facility adjacent to a single-story Alzheimer’s care building. This was a monster mixed-used project, expands Gregg. From December 2012 until just a few months ago we completed 173 patient beds, 101 IL units, 48 AL units and 24 ALZ units.

Also in Virginia, Integrated completed the Sterling Nursing and Rehabilitation (Sterling) facility in May 2014. This two-story replacement included a 156-bed skilled nursing facility extending about 76,000 square feet, notes Todd. This project consumed 14 months from concept to completion. Right outside of Washington, D.C., this was a tough working area.

To add another challenge, but an interesting twist, Sterling was situated on top of what was thought to be part of the Underground Railroad route. The site historians claimed that the Underground Railroad ran through the site, so we took extra measures to preserve foundations, fireplaces, chimneys and we even took some of the old logs from the cabin and incorporated them into the senior facility, details Todd. We basically built the facility around the remnants, but it made for a really interesting job.

National Names

Outside Integrated’s senior living niche, the company is also building relationships with national hospitality names. Last year we completed the Chesapeake Value Place Hotel and we have more Value Place Hotels coming up around the country, shares Todd. From design to completion these projects are quick; only lasting about seven months, normally four stories and 40,000-square-foot, wood-framed buildings with about 120 rooms.

Integrated is gearing up for more corporate Value Place locations, as well as franchisees. Luckily, our subcontractors are willing to travel with us and that’s important when you only have seven months to complete a job, says Gregg. You can’t afford mistakes.

According to Gregg, it’s this kind of repeat relationship that has given Integrated a solid foundation to grow through the recession. We have 20- to 30-yearlong relationships to stand on, he says. Clients want us to build their buildings and subs like working with us, because they know they will be paid quickly. We help them and they help us; that’s how it goes.

After all, clients say it best: The team at Integrated consistently delivers projects within budget and ahead of schedule, assures Charles Trefzger, CEO of Age Mark Inc., a health care management company specializing in the long-term care industry. We can count on them to add value to the operational efficiency and quality of each project.

We can count on them. Those are a few words that say a lot about the way Integrated does business. For reliable, professional construction management and general contracting, clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast continue to call on Integrated Construction LLC.

This article originally appeared on USBuildersReview.com. Read the full article HERE.

Jacksonville Business Journal: Have Work, Will Travel

The owners of Integrated Construction, CEO Gregg Munn and Chief Operating Officer Todd Zona, worked together at The Haskell Co. since 1996. They worked on senior living projects for Haskell, Munn as project director and Zona as director of construction. But after Haskell got out of senior living – “A lot of the senior living stuff’s wood frame and they’re not; they’re concrete and steel,” Zona said – Munn and Zona went out on their own and founded Integrated Construction in 2007.

“We started the company because we had a relationship with a couple of entities that had projects for us to build, in Florida, Kentucky and North Carolina,” Munn said. “So we took the plunge in 2007 not knowing that the economy was going to crash, but it never affected us due to the fact that we had these clients with future projects. So we started and the first project was Carrabelle, FL and the second one was in Kentucky and then from there we picked up a couple in North Carolina and it’s just grown.”

In 2012, Integrated Construction got into hotels as well as senior living, which remains the core business, and is now building hotels for Value Place.

Projects where contractors negotiate with the developers rather than bid are getting harder to get, Zona said, “because the prices have just gone bananas in the last two or three years. Labor’s very hard to come by, and all of your building products are going up – 15 to 20 percent a year on drywall, for instance.”

This is an excerpt from the Jacksonville Business Journal. View the full, original article HERE.