tampabay.com

Company Notes

News about Tampa Bay area companies

By Dolly Brosan, Times Staff Writer
Published June 4, 2007


CONSTRUCTION

Scherer Construction & Engineering of West Florida LLC, announces its completion of the 15, 000-square-foot retail strip center at 7130 Big Bend Road, Apollo Beach, for Big Bend Kings LLC. The project included design, engineering, group-up construction and surrounding site work, $1.119-million; and Ulmerton Road Plaza LLC, for two retail strip centers consisting of 18, 444 square feet, at 3700 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. Project includes design, engineering, ground-up construction and surrounding site work, $1.693-million.

CONSULTING

Gerson Goodson Inc., . 2451 McMullen-Booth Road, Suite 216, Clearwater, announces its merger with CRG Training and Consulting of Riverview. The company will retain the Gerson Goodson Inc. name.

ENGINEERING

Kimmins Contracting Corp., 1501 E Second Ave., Tampa, has been named Contractor of the Year in the Roads and Highways category by the American Public Works Association. Kimmins was recognized for its sidewalk project on Rome Ave., Tampa and for the Sheldon Road railroad crossing for CSX.

McKim & Creed, 1365 Hamlet Ave., Clearwater, has been named one of the top 500 designs firms in the United States by Engineering News-Record. McKim & Creed was ranked 192.

FINANCIAL

NorthMarq Capital Inc., One Tampa City Center, Suite 2570, Tampa, has arranged $25.5-million in financing for Legacy Apartments, a 144-unit student housing complex with a 951 space parking garage in Tallahassee.

REAL ESTATE

GVA Advantis, 3000 Bayport Drive, Suite 100, Tampa, announces this lease: EastMeadow Distribution Center LLC to West Logistics Group Inc., 25, 284 square feet, distribution space, lease expansion, Meadow Creek Distribution Center, Building A, 1210 U.S. Highway 301, Tampa.

Grubb & Ellis Commercial Florida, 3030 North Rocky Point Drive W, Suite 560, Tampa, announces this lease: The Realty Association Iowa Corp. to the Ryland Group Inc., 6, 477 square feet, class A office space, new lease, Rocky Point Centre, 3030 N Rocky Point Drive.

Meridian Development Group, 17757 U.S. Highway 19 N, Clearwater, announces this lease: Beall's Inc., 200, 000 square feet, warehouse space, at the Meridian Distribution Center in Sarasota.

Tim Johnson and Jay Crotty announces the formation of Realty Asset Advisors LLC, 1311 N West Shore Blvd., Suite 201, Tampa. Realty Asset Advisors specializes in the commercial real estate investment sales market with a primary focus on multifamily and retail properties. The phone number is 813 574-2200 and the Web address is www.raadvisors.com.

TECHNOLOGY

Find and Convert, 36181 East Lake Road, Suite 188, Palm Harbor, announces its contract with RainMaker Software, a Blue Bell, Pa., legal software provider. Find and Convert will provide RainMaker with a range of search engine marketing services designed to increase the flow of new business opportunities from search engine inquiries.

Rover Technology Fusions, 5115 Joanne Kearney Blvd., Tampa, announces the release of Rover SPARC (Secure Personal Automatic Replication Card), a portable data backup solution designed to deliver continuous real time protection of files that minimizes backup and recovery times for individuals and mobile work forces.

TRAVEL

Dynamic Leisure Corp., 5680-A W Cypress St., Tampa, announces that Palace Resorts chain in Mexico has extended its net rate wholesale contract through 2008.

Bankruptcies

Chapter 7 liquidation Executive Center at Palmer Ranch Inc., 19046 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Suite 244, Tampa. (07-04351)

R & L Plastering Inc., 3115 Gulfwind Drive, Land O'Lakes. (07-04379)

The listed businesses have filed bankruptcy petitions in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Tampa. Under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, Chapter 7 filings are for companies whose assets are being liquidated to pay creditors.

WRITE US

Submit your news Mail: St. Petersburg Times, Business News Department, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731

e-mail: dbrosan@sptimes.com

Fax: (727) 893-8939