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Four Tucker Paving projects earn top Excellence in Construction Eagle Awards

Innovative and high-quality work by Tucker Paving, Inc., continues to get noticed — and recognized.

A group from Tucker Paving attended a special banquet of the Central Florida Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., (ABC) in Orlando on Oct. 8. When it came time to leave, our team members had four more coveted ABC Excellence in Construction (EIC) Eagle Awards to bring back for display in our Winter Haven office.

The panel of judges for the 2016 EIC Awards considered hundreds of outstanding Central Florida construction projects completed by dozens of companies between May 1, 2015, and May 15, 2016. The judges honored Tucker Paving with the Eagle Award, the ABC chapter’s highest recognition, for its showcase work on each of these four projects:

• Disney’s Hollywood Studios Sound Stage, Bay Lake — Tucker Paving, Inc., and team members Michael Chevalier, Daniel Bennett, Shane Keel, and Jose Lopez. For site work/landscape/hardscape. Site Work/Landscape/Hardscape, All Underground Utilities and Asphalt Paving, Entertainment Facilities, $500,000 to $1 million.

• Magic Kingdom Park HUB Enhancement, Bay Lake — Tucker Paving, Inc., and team members Michael Chevalier, Josh Smith, Shane Keel, Jose Lopez, and Nick Toschlog. Site Work/Landscape/Hardscape, Entertainment Facilities, $1 million to $5 million.

• Perry Harvey, Sr., Park, Tampa — Tucker Paving, Inc., and team members Amanda Dawley, William Wooster, Shane Keel, Jose Lopez, and Steve Dawson. Site Work/Landscape/Hardscape, Underground Utilities and Asphalt Paving, $1 million to $5 million.

• T1A04 State Road 17 and County Road 17B Roundabout, Lake Wales — Tucker Paving and team members Amanda Dawley, Steve Dawson, William Wooster, Shane Keel, and Jose Lopez. Site Work/Landscape/Hardscape, Underground Utilities and Asphalt Paving, Under $500,000.

Tucker Paving is very honored to have four more prestigious Eagle Awards, and management thanks the entire company team for the excellent body of planning, design, and construction work that led to them.

More on the Web: www.abccentralflorida.com/eic.html#.WBDaoSMrKuM

Construction jobs sometimes take Tucker Paving underground, too

Tucker Paving, Inc., got its start in November 1994 doing mostly above-ground work. It’s easy to guess that it involved constructing driveways, drives, parking lots, roads, and streets, with asphalt, concrete, and a variety of aggregates (rocks and such) as the primary materials.

As the years went by, the doors of opportunity increasingly opened for us to do site excavation and underground work, leading to our status today as a company that offers a wide variety of construction services.

In addition to holding Florida-certified Class A General Contractor licenses, Tucker Paving has a state-certified Underground Utilities Contractor License. This license shows that we meet the competency and other requirements necessary to construct underground water, wastewater, and stormwater systems for public and private customers, as well as water infiltration and exfiltration systems (as in retention ponds). We also meet the standards to do maintenance on existing underground water, sewer, and storm pipes, and systems that fall under the regulations imposed by the Southwest Florida Water Management District (Swiftmud).

More specific than the Underground Utilities Contractor License is the Florida Fire Protection Class V Contractor License, also known as the Fire Line License. Tucker Paving also holds the Fire Line License, allowing us to fabricate, install, inspect, alter, repair, and service the underground piping for water-based fire-protection systems. We don’t install fire-suppression systems inside a building; we basically run the fire lines (water-supply lines) up to a building and let another contractor do the inside work.

In the construction business, it’s good to be licensed in a variety of fields. It’s smart business to be diversified and able to offer several construction services. Diversified is what we are here at Tucker Paving.