Winter Park Construction Receives Two ABC Excellence in Construction Awards


ORLANDO, Florida (July 24, 2012)- Winter Park Construction (WPC), one of the nation’s most respected general contractors and leading senior living construction companies was recently honored with two awards in the 2012 ABC Excellence in Construction Awards, a premier construction competition honoring the most prestigious projects in Central Florida recognizing outstanding achievement in craftsmanship, planning and coordination efforts. WPC was named a recipient of the Eagle Award, the chapter’s highest recognition, for Serenades by Sonata in Longwood, Florida, as well as a recipient of an Award of Merit for Serenades at Melbourne, in Melbourne, Florida.

Our Eagle Award winner, Serenades by Sonata in Longwood, Florida, is a purpose-built memory care and assisted living facility owned and operated by Sonata Health Care. This careful design incorporates the latest innovations in technology, construction and operation, creating a community that successfully integrates principles of person-directed care and promotes empowerment for the residents.

Designed by Baker Barrios Architects, this 40,000 square foot, $4 million single-story facility is wood-framed and houses 42 units and 57 beds. Serenades features 4 distinct neighborhood-style communities consisting of quaint bedrooms and comfortable, structured common areas that surround abundantly landscaped courtyards. Accompanied by a cottage-style architectural design, these features afford residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s an “at home” ease and comfort crucial to engagement and effective care.

Our Award of Merit winner, Sonata at Melbourne in Melbourne, Florida is a luxury continuum-of-care campus offering independent and assisted living, as well as memory care, and is also owned and operated by Sonata Health Care. Residing on 8 acres affront the Intracoastal Waterway, Sonata at Melbourne is considered to be a symphony of living offering upscale, resort-style lifestyle features blending care, service and security for seniors. Sonata at Melbourne is a masonry and hollowcore structure with a structural steel common area.

This 140,000 square foot, $14.5 million 4-story facility designed by Bessolo Design Group, Inc. offers 47 independent living residences, 54 assisted living units and 26 memory care units. Its opulent amenities include a beauty salon, screening room, concierge services, fitness center, bistro, pub, medical examination rooms, private dining and a pool surrounded by a large paver deck.

Winter Park Construction remains on the forefront of building cutting-edge senior living facilities and construction is currently underway with Sonata Health Care’s third senior living facility, Serenades by Sonata West Orange in Winter Garden, Florida.

About Winter Park Construction
For 38 years, Winter Park Construction (WPC) has delivered innovative thinking and outstanding customer service to clients in the construction industry, with more than $100 million in annual revenue and 1.5 billion square feet of projects completed. WPC's credibility and capacity spans over 20,000 multifamily units, 12,000 timeshare units and 2,500 hotel rooms. WPC provides pre-construction, general contracting, construction management, and green building (LEED certified) services throughout the US. Areas of new construction and renovation specialization include student housing, senior living, multifamily, military housing, hotels and resorts, timeshares and commercial building.

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