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October 2014 Newsletter

Topics: Coppertail Brewing's new tasting room, Business Observer's 40 under 40, Three steps before an office renovation

Ed Taylor building a new tasting room for Coppertail Brewery Tampa Bay is a hot spot for craft beer, and Ed Taylor Construction has been tapped to build a tasting room for Coppertail Brewing Co. in Ybor City, one of the area’s newest breweries. The two-story tasting room is part of the second phase of […]

Bardmoor YMCA opens in new location

Largo Leader - August 13, 2014

By Juliana Torres LARGO – At 5 a.m. Aug. 11, the new 36,000-square-foot Bardmoor YMCA opened its doors to members. The new building, at 8495 Bryan Dairy Road, is triple the size of the space it occupied at the nearby Baycare Outpatient Center Hospital, a space that it has long outgrown, said David Jezek, CEO […]

Ed Taylor Construction completes new YMCA in Largo

Tampa Bay Newswire - August 8, 2014

The freestanding facility marks a significant expansion from Y’s previous location Largo, Fla. (August 8, 2014) – Ed Taylor Construction has completed a new 36,000-square-foot YMCA facility in the Bardmoor area of Largo, marking a major expansion from the YMCA’s previous area location. The new Bardmoor Y replaces the YMCA’s former 12,000-square-foot Largo facility, which […]

July 2014 Newsletter

Topics: Occupied interior renovations, Ed Taylor completing new YMCA, Coolest Office Spaces

How do you have an interior renovation done without leaving the space? Conducting an interior renovation while an office is fully occupied is one of the most challenging types of projects for a general contractor. Ed Taylor faces these challenges quite often, most recently while completing a renovation of a Florida Department of Environmental Protection […]

Ed Taylor moves up in annual ENR Southeast Top Contractors list

ENR Southeast, June 30, 2014

Ed Taylor showed growth this past year, landing the number 77 spot on ENR Southeast’s annual Top Contractors ranking. Last year, Ed Taylor was ranked number 83. See the full list of rankings on ENR Southeast’s website.

Ed Taylor Construction completes office renovation for Department of Environmental Protection

Tampa Bay Newswire, July 3, 2014

Renovation required coordination and collaboration Tampa, Fla. – Ed Taylor Construction recently finished a comprehensive interior office renovation for the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), as part of an effort to create a more efficient space. “As a government agency, we are always looking for ways to use taxpayer money more effectively,” said Mary Yeargan, […]

Ed Taylor lands the No. 6 spot on Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Largest General Contractors List

Tampa Bay Business Journal, May 30, 2014

Ed Taylor Construction ranked No. 6 on the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s annual list of Tampa Bay’s largest general contractors. The rankings are based on local revenue in 2013. View the full list on the business journal’s website. Ed Taylor Construction was also featured in the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s extended coverage of the top […]

May 2014 Newsletter

Topics: Disaster planning, dealing with heavy rains, CREW Tampa Bay's Go Fish!

As hurricane season approaches, now is the time to review your disaster plan As Florida’s hurricane season begins, it’s time to take a fresh look at your company’s disaster plan. Here are five tips to keep in mind as you formulate or refresh your disaster plan, based on our own experience in creating a plan: Figure […]

Ed Taylor projects land on list of Coolest Office Spaces

Tampa Bay Business Journal, May 26, 2014

In its annual feature of Coolest Office Spaces in Tampa Bay, the Tampa Bay Business Journal selected USAmeriBank’s Westshore branch as one of its finalists. Ed Taylor handled the interior renovation and buildout of the branch, and is mentioned in the feature as one of USAmeriBank’s outside partners. Two other Ed Taylor projects also made […]

Ed Taylor ranks No. 12 on Business Observer’s Top 50 list

Business Observer, March 26, 2014

General Contractor Ed Taylor Construction increased their revenue in 2013, landing them at No. 12 on the Business Observer’s annual Top 50 Contractors 2014 list. The special section ranks the top contractors on the Gulf Coast by 2013 revenue. Noteworthy projects that attributed to this ranking include Sanibel Harbor Resort, reconstruction of a resort hotel […]

March 2014 Newsletter

Topics: Workforce challenge as construction industry rebounds, NAIOP Awards

Some construction companies face a workforce challenge as industry rebounds With Florida’s construction industry on an upswing, there are reports that some construction companies face a challenge finding the skilled workers they need. At its peak in 2006, the state’s construction industry employed more than 682,000 people, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. […]

January 2014 Newsletter

Topics: New headquarters for Triad Retail Media, New YMCA groundbreaking

Ed Taylor completes new headquarters for Triad Retail Media, designed to enhance collaboration for fast-growing team With literally hundreds of new hires, Triad Retail Media, a national online advertising agency that works with such retailers as Walmart and eBay, was quickly outgrowing its 30,000-square-foot office in Tampa. So Ed Taylor was tapped to do a […]

Ed Taylor Construction completes new global headquarters for Triad Retail Media

Tampa Bay Newswire, February 6, 2014

Innovative advertising agency’s new space dramatically enhances efficiency and collaboration ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (February 6, 2014) — Ed Taylor Construction recently completed a comprehensive interior build-out for the new global headquarters for Triad Retail Media. In line with ongoing growth, the online advertising agency moved its headquarters from Tampa to St. Petersburg, more than doubling […]

YMCA breaks ground on Bardmoor center

Largo Leader - Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

LARGO – More than 150 community members joined the  YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg Jan. 14 to break ground on a new Bardmoor YMCA. The $6.6 million project will grant the capacity to serve more than 14,000 local residents annually in the Largo, Seminole and Pinellas Park areas through membership and programs. The development of […]

Bigger, better Bardmoor YMCA begins to take shape

Colleen Wright, Tampa Bay Times - January 16, 2014

SEMINOLE — With every shovel of dirt, the Bardmoor YMCA becomes one step closer to becoming a $6.6 million jewel that will house the first preschool in the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg network. Local YMCA executives and 150 Y members and potential donors attended the groundbreaking ceremony on the 5-acre lot Tuesday morning between […]

November 2013 Newsletter

If you’re considering a renovation, where do you start? An office renovation certainly has the potential to turn into a major headache. But with foresight and planning, you can ensure that your employees aren’t overly bothered by the experience, while having confidence that the project will meet your budget. Here are five tips to consider […]

Businesses see results after strategically rebranding

Pam Huff, Tampa Bay Business Journal - October 18, 2013

Takeaways from three local businesses’ rebrandings and how to make them work for you in the digital age As the Tampa Theatre approached its 87th birthday, executives from the iconic Tampa art house, known for its majestic marquee and organ music introductions, stumbled upon a rebranding effort. What they’ve learned is something other businesses in […]

Ed Taylor ranks No. 83 on Tampa Bay Business Top 100 List

Mark Holan, Tampa Bay Business Journal – September 20, 2013

Ed Taylor Construction more than doubled its revenue in 2012, qualifying them for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Tampa Bay Business 100 list. One of the company’s most high-profile projects was the transformation of the former Grayl’s Hotel in St. Petersburg into the Birchwood Inn.

September 2013 Newsletter

Topics : Tilt-wall Construction, Orange Business Services Buildout

Ed Taylor Construction outlines whether tilt-wall construction would be beneficial to your next project. Also, a recap of the interesting challenges faced while completing an interior buildout for Orange Business Services.

July 2013 Newsletter

Topics : Hurricane Season Planning, USF Facility Renovation, Larry Meckley Q&A

Hurricane season is quickly approaching, how well are your facilities prepared for potential disastrous storms?
Learn about our current project of USF’s Office of Research and Innovation and Larry Meckley discusses his thoughts on business renovations.

Chasing dreams at The Historic Birchwood

Janet Leiser, Business Observer - June 28, 2013

The Birchwood Inn, an 18-room boutique hotel with a rooftop bar called The Canopy, opened in May following extensive renovations and the addition of two floors done by Ed Taylor Construction. Of the original building, only the shell remains today.

Ed Taylor Construction completes historic renovation

Tampa Bay Newswire - June 19, 2013

Restoring a historic landmark originally built in 1924, this month Ed Taylor Construction completed The Historic Birchwood Hotel, which opened last week in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg. Like many historic preservations, The Birchwood was not built without surprises.

June 2013 Newsletter

Topics : The Historic Birchwood Hotel, Commercial Construction Gains Momentum, Mark Weaver Q&A

Commercial construction is gaining momentum in the Tampa Bay area. Ed Taylor Construction is a part of this growth with the completion of renovations to The Historic Birchwood Hotel in downtown St. Petersburg. Vice President Mark Weaver discusses his opinion on the how this rise will affect costs.

Take a tour of the new Birchwood Inn boutique hotel in St. Pete – SLIDESHOW

Kathleen Cabble, Tampa Bay Business Journal - May 24, 2013

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Boutique hotel opens on St. Petersburg bayfront

Mark Holan, Tampa Bay Business Journal - May 20, 2013

The historic Birchwood Hotel and Birch & Vine restaurant open after a painstaking, highly detailed construction job by Ed Taylor Construction, which basically built a new building within the exterior walls of the original 1920s structure.

May 2013 Newsletter

Topics : Current Renovation Projects, Ben Jackson Q&A,

Ed Taylor Construction adds a unique touch to the new USAmeriBank branch on Westshore Boulevard with highly detailed coin replicas in the floor tiles. In St. Petersburg, a quick renovation of The Edwards Group headquarters was completed in 3 1/2 weeks and renovations of five luxury home plate suites at Tropicana Field were ready for the Tampa Bay Ray’s opening day. Ben Jackson discusses how working with an architect on projects can be done effectively.

April 2013 Newsletter

Topics : Parallon Business Solutions Construction, Coca-Cola Distribution Facility, Introducing Katie Waldridge

Effective project management and extensive coordination are crucial to the success of building an 82,000-square-foot office and training facility in Largo for Parallon Business Solutions and a new distribution center for Coca-Cola in North Tampa.
Ed Taylor Construction would like to welcome Katie Waldridge, our new Director of Business Development.

Form follows function in USAmeriBank design

Margie Manning, Tampa Bay Business Journal - March 29, 2013

USAmeriBank’s new Westshore branch serves customers in an extremely stylish way, including open expanses of glass and a prominently displayed logo. Ed Taylor Construction was the general contractor responsible for the renovation.

Ed Taylor Construction hires Director of Business Development

Tampa Bay Newswire - February 25, 2013

News release announcing Ed Taylor Construction’s new Director of Business Development, Katie Waldridge.

Ed Taylor Construction’s strategy to survive the recession

Rod Thomson, Business Observer - August 3, 2012

In coping with the economic downturn, Ed Taylor Construction worked its way through by focusing on overall organizational efficiency and low operational costs, while maintaining its level of quality construction services.