Extensive coordination helps Ed Taylor meet tight deadlines for Parallon Business Solutions
Building one of the more significant projects underway in Pinellas County, Ed Taylor Construction is completing an 82,000-square-foot office and training facility in Largo for Parallon Business Solutions, an HCA healthcare affiliate that’s headquartered in Nashville, Tenn.
Ed Taylor built the facility from the ground up, and Parallon will be relocating its staff from a local office to the new location in April. One of the biggest challenges Ed Taylor faced with the project was Parallon’s need for an expedited timeframe. A project of this magnitude normally would take eight to nine months to complete, but Ed Taylor is completing the job in about half that time.
To meet the expedited deadline for move-in, more than a mile of underground conduit was completed at the same time the tilt panels for the walls were being poured. During most projects, this work would not be going on simultaneously.
“We had tremendous cooperation and coordination from our subcontractors,” said Andrew Ladig, the project superintendent for Ed Taylor, “and that was critical for us to complete the project so quickly without sacrificing quality.”
Harrod Properties is the developer behind this new building located in Largo, just south of Ulmerton Road and west of U.S. 19. Parallon Business Solutions provides business and operational services for the healthcare industry.
Ed Taylor builds new distribution facility for Coca-Cola
Creating an office/warehouse that’s used to distribute Coca-Cola products throughout the region, Ed Taylor Construction has built-out a facility in North Tampa that consolidates three distribution centers into one.
The 200,000-square-foot facility, an empty warehouse when the company began work, now includes 8,500 square feet of office space, as well as charging and cleaning stations for equipment.
Working on an expedited schedule, Ed Taylor began work in early October and was able to move the tenant into the space the first week of December. Since Coca-Cola moved into the space, work has continued on the exterior of the building, as well as creating a two-acre lighted parking facility.
One of the more challenging aspects of the project was coordinating the installation of a supplemental transformer required for the facility. Coordination with Tampa Electric involved designing the space for the transformer and planning the installation process.
“Coordination can become complicated when numerous parties are involved,” said Tim Nalls, project manager for Ed Taylor. “We take pride in our ability to coordinate with all the parties involved in a project, even when things get complicated.”
The facility is owned by Madison Industrial Partners LLC and managed by Trammell Crow Co.
Katie Waldridge joins company as Director of Business Development
Katie Waldridge, pictured above, recently joined Ed Taylor Construction as Director of Business Development. Katie is responsible for contributing to the growth and development of Ed Taylor Construction by actively prospecting new business, developing and maintaining key relationships, and creating new marketing programs.
Katie, who previously worked with LEMA Construction in St. Petersburg, is well versed in the commercial construction industry.
“We are excited to welcome Katie and her unique background to the team,” said Brian Jackson, President. “She will be instrumental as we continue to grow, seek out new business opportunities and expand our marketing.”