Going back four and five years ago, Tucker Paving Inc. crews and vehicles could be found all over northeast Polk County. During that time period, the company was fortunate to be involved in four major construction jobs from Haines City to the Four Corners area.
When the Polk County Sheriff’s Office was planning a new substation for the fast-growing area around the intersection of Interstate 4 and U.S. Highway 27, Tucker Paving was selected to be among the contractors. The PCSO’s Northeast District Substation is located at 1100 Dunson Road, north of Davenport. If you’ve ever been to the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store north of the I-4 and U.S. 27 interchange, the substation isn’t far away.
South of the sheriff’s substation, at the intersection of Minute Maid Ramp Road and U.S. 27, is the Posner Park Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership. Tucker Paving was chosen as the site contractor for this major private-sector construction project. Our work there included site excavation and utilities, putting in the building pad, paving sub-base and asphalt, and site concrete. Posner Park Chrysler had its grand opening on Jan. 25, 2012.
In Haines City, area residents are served by a new Polk County Health Department clinic that replaced a smaller clinic the department closed in October 2011. Tucker Paving was the preferred site contractor for the new clinic, located at 1700 Baker Ave. E. Our work began late in December 2011 and continued through the middle of 2012. The clinic opened to the public in early December 2012.
In downtown Haines City, Tucker Paving was hired to work on another major public-sector job. Actually, it was two jobs in one — the new Haines City City Hall and Haines City Public Library buildings. We demolished the existing facilities on the construction site in efficient fashion and then simultaneously completed all the underground utilities, site work, and paving for both the library and the new city hall.
Tucker Paving’s construction footprint in northeast Polk in fairly large. We’re just happy that we could help out with some important projects there — both private and public.