Stevens Construction Inc. earned four awards at the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) Industry Awards event on Nov. 3, including the highest honor of Contractor of the Year.

A panel of nationwide judges named Stevens Construction Contractor of the Year based on criteria such as the company’s achievement of goals, client relations, professional certifications and community responsibilities. This is the eighth year Stevens Construction has received this honor, the company won in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011 and 2007.

Pursuing larger projects and diversifying project type were among Stevens Construction’s goals for 2017. In 2017, Stevens Construction began its largest project to date, Gulf Coast Skilled Nursing Unit, a 75-bed, post-acute facility for Lee Health. In 2017, 58 percent of the company’s work was healthcare, 37 percent commercial and 5 percent hospitality.

Stevens Construction won a Summit Award for the best restaurant project for Marlins Plaza.  Completed in 2018, Stevens Construction built a 14,655-square-foot shell building and the concurrent build-out of two of the nine spaces, Marlins Brewhouse and Chronic Taco.

Stevens Construction also won a Summit Award for best renovation for the transformation of Specialized Veterinary Services. Stevens Construction converted an existing 5,000-square-foot, one-story, 24/7 animal hospital into an 18,589-square-foot, two-story facility while it remained operational.

In the best healthcare category, Stevens Construction earned a Summit Award for the Lee Health medical office building, a 41,432-square-foot, four-story medical office completed in less than a year.

Stevens Construction has earned 50 Summit Awards since the program began in 2006.

The Summit Awards program recognizes BIA members who have obtained an outstanding level of success and demonstrated superior professionalism in the commercial construction industry throughout the year. The projects were judged for quality of construction, challenges, timeliness of completion, client satisfaction and safety.

With offices in Fort Myers, Tampa and Orlando, Stevens Construction specializes in providing construction management, general contracting and consulting services to clients and design professionals. Other services include site and design team selection, budgeting, project scheduling, permitting, cost and quality control and warranty service. The company builds healthcare, commercial and hospitality facilities. For information, visit www.stevensconstructioninc.com or call 239-936-9006.