City of Gainesville Selects Design-build Team for New $25 Million Regional Transit System Bus Fleet Maintenance & Operations facility

The city of Gainesville on November 3 selected the design-build team of Charles Perry Partners, Inc., Ponikvar & Associates, Inc., Wendel, and Causseaux, Hewett, & Walpole, Inc. (CHW) for its new $25 million Regional Transit System (RTS) Bus Fleet Maintenance & Operations Facility.

Funded largely by $23 million in federal monies, including a $9 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration, the new facility will be located at Southeast First Street and will include dispatch, administrative and maintenance facilities. RTS's growing fleet will also feature bus rapid transit vehicles that are 25 feet longer than conventional buses. The city Commission's action in selecting the No. 1 ranked team affirmed its Purchasing Division's recommendation, having considered five highly qualified design-build teams with national transit facility experience.

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. prominently ranks 17th largest among "The Southeast's Top Green Contractors" according to ENR Southeast magazine's annual survey. The company, which has constructed more than 30 LEED projects and has more than 50 LEED Accredited Professionals on staff, ranks 6th largest among Florida firms based on 2010 sustainable revenues totaling $81,450,000. Recognized as a powerhouse of innovation, sustainability, craftsmanship and expertise, the company ranks among Florida's largest general contractors, construction managers and design-builders, reporting total 2010 revenues of $168 million.

CPPI specializes in educational, commercial, healthcare, governmental and institutional construction, with a client list that includes the University of Florida, University of Central Florida, University of North Florida, University of South Florida, numerous K-12 school districts, healthcare clients, and state and local governments. CPPI's Principals include: Breck A. Weingart, Chairman; John V. Carlson, CEO; Domenic E. Scorpio, President; and Brian K. Leslie, Executive Vice President.

The company's many outstanding projects also include: the new $95 million University High School in Volusia County; the $72 million Genetics & Cancer Research Center at the University of Florida; the $67 million North Florida Regional Medical Center expansion and renovations; The Village Retirement Community expansion; the $40 million University of Central Florida Physical Sciences Building, Phases I and II; the $38 million University of Florida Veterinary Education and Clinical Research Center (Small Animal Hospital); the $19 million University of South Florida Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions; the $11 million Florida Innovation Hub at the University of Florida; and countless others.

CPPI was prominently named one of Florida's Best Companies To Work For in Florida Trend magazine's annual survey published August 2011. The company's headquarters is located in Gainesville, Fla. For more information, follow CPPI on Twitter @CPPI_News or visit www.cppi.com.

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