City officials have cut the ribbon for Clermont’s 10,000-square-foot Community Center, a $2 million project for which Ajax Building Corporation served as construction manager.
Ajax provided a full range of management services for the project, consulting on all phases from pre-construction to close-out, including budgeting, permitting, bidding reviews and final inspections, among others.
The building is one story and includes a full kitchen and main auditorium that can seat up to 400, and also be partitioned to split the space into multiple meeting rooms. The Chamber of Commerce occupies 2,000 square feet in the building and will manage the center and its bookings for events like weddings, meetings and receptions.
Architectural firm C.T. Hsu & Associates of Orlando designed the building in the same style as Clermont’s City Hall, which it also designed. Mark Construction served as the general contractor. The facility was built using funds from a one-cent sales tax and park and recreational impact fees.
About Ajax Building Corporation
A 55-year-old company, Ajax is recognized for its expertise in construction management, design-build and program management of educational, healthcare and commercial facilities, as well as other public and institutional buildings. Ajax is dedicated to building sustainable and high performance facilities — from design to construction and operation —and has 21 LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professionals credentialed employees on staff. Ajax maintains Florida offices in Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Orlando, Tampa Bay, Ft. Myers and Punta Gorda, as well Atlanta and Durham, NC. In rankings, the company takes a leadership position in a number of Top Contractor categories. Engineering News Record names Ajax among the Top 100 Green Contractors in the United States. Regionally, Southeast Construction magazine ranks Ajax No. 18 in the list of Top Contractors and No. 15 in Green Builders. McGraw Hill’s Design Build magazine also ranks Ajax No. 67 in the Top Design Builders in the United States.