14,000 SF space accommodates firm’s 2,300% growth rate
with a collaborative, flexible environment
Orlando, Fla. (May 15, 2019) – Barton Malow Company, one of North America’s leading contracting firms, has relocated its Florida office to 14,000 square foot of newly renovated space in downtown Orlando’s Milk District. The move accommodates the office’s exponential growth while providing its 252 employees with a highly collaborative and flexible work environment with amenities that reflect the latest approaches in workspace design.
Barton Malow is a 100 percent employee-owned firm, headquartered in Southfield, Mich. It entered the Florida market in 1976, originally with an office in Sarasota. In the early 2000s, and with less than 10 employees, Barton Malow reestablished its Florida operations in downtown Orlando where it sublet a 1,000 SF house. After upgrading to 8,000 SF at the firm’s most recent Millenia Lakes office, it became clear the firm would quickly outgrow that as well.
“Barton Malow has prospered over the past 12 years along with the Central Florida economy, increasing our staff size by 2,300 percent and far outgrowing our existing leased space,” said Senior Vice President Dave Price, who oversees Barton Malow’s southeast operations. “As an employee owned firm, we wanted to invest in a new space that would foster a greater connection to the company and to the community while giving our employees a meaningful place to work and be proud of.”
Located in the former Barnie’s Coffee & Tea headquarters building at 340 North Primrose Drive, the new location is designed to increase collaboration, enhance ﬂexibility and promote informal communication. Features include 44 work stations, eight conference rooms, a 50 seat training room plus private telephone rooms, a lunch room, living room/ lounge areas, and a welcoming outdoor patio. Other design aspects include desired ambient and natural lighting; acoustical features, such as white noise in all open spaces and floating acoustical ceiling clouds and ceiling mounted sound baﬄes; and décor details, such as artwork, plants and pops of color.
The location also afforded Barton Malow the opportunity to create a space that reflects the firm’s culture and brand while providing room for continued growth. “We all are very proud of the result,” Price added.
Barton Malow has provided construction management services for several high profile and reputable clients throughout Florida. Among the recent projects that have contributed to their growth includes: Orlando City Soccer Stadium, multiple theme park projects, the Embry
Riddle Aeronautical University Student Union, CoolToday Park for the Atlanta Braves, Orlando Health Osceola ED and Medical Pavilion, SeaWorld MAKO Rollercoaster, and the Daytona International Speedway Redevelopment. Barton Malow’s current work includes Orlando Health Lake Mary Freestanding ED & MOB, Brown & Brown Insurance’s New Campus Building in Daytona Beach, and the St. Lucie Sports Complex, Spring Training home for the NY Mets in Port St. Lucie.
About Barton Malow Company
Founded in 1924, Barton Malow Company provides construction management, design-build, program management, general contracting, and technology and equipment installation services throughout North America as one of the top performing contractors in market specialties such as education, entertainment, healthcare, industrial, manufacturing and sports facilities. Our core purpose is to “Build with the American Spirit: People, Projects and Communities.”
We build innovative solutions through engaging cutting-edge virtual design and construction technologies, unique contracting methods and LEAN processes. The strength of our self-perform capabilities increases safety, quality and productivity. Our long term goal is to build innovative and trust-based solutions to double efficiency by our 100th anniversary in 2024.
A 100% employee-owned firm, our team includes 2,000 people throughout 14 offices and is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan. Annual firm revenues exceed $2 billion. For more information, visit us at www.bartonmalow.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @bartonmalow.