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Tucker Earns Eagle Award for Gran Destino Tower

Tucker Paving is proud to announce that we will be accepting an Eagle Award for our work on the Gran Destino Tower!

In 2019, Disney officially opened its Gran Destino Tower, an expansion of the Coronado Springs Resort. It was a proud day for Tucker Paving as we worked for two and a half years as a collaborator, laying the groundwork for this amazing hotel! Those feelings of pride and thankfulness for getting to play a role in Central Florida’s economic development continued when the Central Florida Chapter of the Associated Builders & Contractors (CFC ABC) announced that Tucker Paving would be receiving an Eagle Award for our work at Gran Destino Tower at the 2020 Excellence in Construction Awards in October!

Tucker Paving’s Work on the Gran Destino Tower
Tucker Paving worked for over two years preparing the groundwork and site preparation for the 15-story tower. We trucked in 15 to 16 feet of fill dirt to prepare the site, working in conjunction with Balfour Beatty. Preparing the foundation for such a massive building requires site clearing, grading the site, stabilizing the subgrade, completing base work, and installing underground utilities.

The Gran Destino Tower was built and ready to open within three years, and it’s a beautiful structure. Its design was inspired by a collaboration between Walt Disney and surrealist painter Salvador Dali, which resulted in the 1946 animated feature “Destino.” Serving as the main entry for the Coronado Springs Resort, the Gran Destino Tower celebrates Spanish explorers, artists, writers, and architects in its interior design, cuisine options, and more.

The Excellence in Construction Awards are given out each year to CFC ABC members as a means to recognize and celebrate outstanding projects and to raise the level of construction standards throughout the industry by acknowledging excellence in workmanship. The Eagle Award specifically recognizes the first place General Contractor and Subcontractor/Specialty Contractor winner in a category. Winners are judged on many factors, such as the execution of design, quality of craftsmanship, the attention to detail, proper installation, outstanding planning and coordination efforts, challenges successfully overcome, project complexity, custom materials, safety program, and owner satisfaction, according to the CFC ABC website. Project of the Year Awards are also given out at the banquet. The awards banquet is slated for October 17 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate.

Tucker Paving has over 25 years in the asphalt and concrete construction industry. We also offer Pre-Construction services and Site Construction services, such as site clearing, site grading, stabilized subgrade, base work, asphalt paving, underground utilities, and concrete curbs, sidewalks, slabs, and tie-beams. Contact us today to put our knowledge and expertise to work on your next project!

 

We’re looking forward to a meet-up with other transportation builders

THE 2018 Florida Transportation Builders Association (FBTA) Convention is coming up quickly, and it won’t happen without representation from Tucker Paving, Inc., and our new sister company, Jet Materials, LLC. (You can learn about Jet at https://jetmaterialsllc.com/.) About five team members from each of the two companies are registered to attend the convention, and word has it that our group from Tucker Paving will be coming back with a couple of nice awards. (We won’t spill the beans about the awards in this blog; we’ll save that news for a future article.) Continue reading We’re looking forward to a meet-up with other transportation builders

Florida transportation builders pave a path to higher education

IT’S GOOD TO HAVE affiliations with business, trade, and other organizations that care about young people and, in particular, the quality education of these youngsters. Among these organizations is the Florida Transportation Builders Association [https://ftba.com/] (FTBA), “Florida’s Voice for the Transportation Construction Industry.” Tucker Paving, Inc., has been a member of the FTBA for many years. Continue reading Florida transportation builders pave a path to higher education

2005 industry honor for Tucker Paving was special indeed

IT’S ALWAYS NICE when a company is recognized for its growth, it’s business achievements, and its contributions to the local economy, business sector, and community as a whole. It’s nice when our company, Tucker Paving, Inc., is recognized. Continue reading 2005 industry honor for Tucker Paving was special indeed

Tucker Paving equipped and credentialed for fire line construction

ON THE HOME PAGE of our website at TuckerPaving.com, we list our scope of services and include the following:

“Underground utilities — water, sewer, storm, fire line, infiltration/ex-filtration systems.”

We go on to note this about licensing:

“We currently hold a State Certified Class “A” General Contractor’s License along with a State Certified Underground Utilities License and a Class V State Fire Line License.” Continue reading Tucker Paving equipped and credentialed for fire line construction

Tucker Paving team member earns Biketoberfest honor for custom cruiser

ONE OF OUR VERY OWN, Tucker Paving team member and motorcycling enthusiast Ricky Mas, is a big award winner.

During the 2017 Daytona Beach Biketoberfest in October, Ricky won American Bagger magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award for his custom 2012 Harley-Davidson Road Glide cruiser motorcycle. You can see photos of Ricky’s awesome motorcycle here. Continue reading Tucker Paving team member earns Biketoberfest honor for custom cruiser

ABC is all about the free-enterprise approach to construction

A FEW DAYS BACK, we wrote and posted an article about the prestigious Eagle awards Tucker Paving, Inc., received Oct. 7 during the 2017 Central Florida Chapter ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.) Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards Banquet in Orlando. (See the article here.)

The ABC Eagle award is the highest award a subcontractor can receive from the Central Florida ABC organization, which annually recognizes and celebrates outstanding projects built by its members.

We think it’s fitting here to remind everyone what ABC is all about. Continue reading ABC is all about the free-enterprise approach to construction