The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has awarded leading South Florida industrial and construction company, Excel Construction of Florida, with an Excellence in Construction (EIC) Eagle Award for the sophisticated construction of the Denver-based Stone Collection Marble of the World. Eagle Award winners represent the construction industry’s most prestigious projects of the year and are determined by each project’s complexity and overall success.
“I share this distinguished award with my talented team,” said Excel Construction of Florida President Eric Wolf. “This project was particularly extraordinary because we successfully transformed a warehouse into a high-end showroom, similar to the type of space you might see in upscale design centers around the world. This is not your typical marble showroom.”
Marble of the World’s new 94,264-sq.-ft. showroom and warehouse, located in Pompano Beach, Florida, is resplendent with high-end features including a custom-built trellis, custom millwork and exquisite chandelier lighting. The warehouse space is intricately designed to look and feel like an art gallery, showcasing world-class and exotic marbles from around the world in a sophisticated and welcoming atmosphere where designers and the public can feel comfortable spending the day selecting from the finest in luxury finishes.
Excel Construction of Florida managed the project from start to finish, which required a high level of precision and attention to detail. Highlights of the project included:
- a signature custom trellis, which took two months to complete on-site, and was created with 50,000 pounds of industrial steel that was repeatedly “bondoed” and carefully painted to a smooth aluminum-textured like finish;
- special attention and care in the construction of the support structures throughout the showroom which required custom reinforcements to the walls to hold the stone and marble;
- a state-of-the-art lighting system with only the most advanced lighting controls and adjustments, highlighted by a one-of-a-kind custom chandelier; and
- a computer control room configured to accommodate two different manufacturers of lighting systems, Lutron and Evo Lite, which was custom built for the project.
“This Taj Mahal in a warehouse is Excel’s most high-end design build ever in an industrial space, and the result is a canvas of beauty, function and elegance,” added Wolf. “Marble of the World’s new showroom is a testament to the exceptional work that can be done under the leadership of a general contractor with a commitment to excellence.”
For more information about Excel Construction of Florida, visit excelsf.com.