MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Florida-based Coastal Construction Group, one of the Southeast’s leading privately held construction companies, has announced plans to open a Central Florida office in Orlando, expanding its operations and appointing Sean DeMartino as president of its new Central and North Florida division.
A widely respected industry veteran, DeMartino most recently served as Division President for Balfour Beatty Florida. DeMartino enjoys more than 30 years as a proven construction leader, heading a variety of mid and large scale commercial projects spanning the hospitality, entertainment, corporate office, large public assembly, mixed use, multi-family, aviation, upper level education, and governmental sectors including projects and clients such as Walt Disney’s Land of Pandora: The World of Avatar, Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando, the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Orlando, FIU Student Academic Success Center, The Windsor at Celebration Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Center, 420 East Church Street / Artisan Multifamily with Jefferson Apartment Group and the Jacksonville Aviation Authority expansion Hangar at Cecil Field and Hold Baggage System at Jacksonville International Airport.
His efforts and expertise can be seen in some of the most significant and iconic structures in the region, including the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Peabody Hotel (now the Hyatt Regency Orlando), and the Harris Corporate Headquarters and High Technology Center in Palm Bay, FL.
Active in civic circles, DeMartino is co-chairman of the Orlando Economic Partnership and past chairman of the Central Florida Transportation Task Force. He serves on the board of Heart of Florida United Way with a focus on Mission United and is passionate about his work and engagement with Junior Achievement of Central Florida and the Junior Achievement Academy focusing on youth in Central Florida. DeMartino also supports the University of Florida School of Construction Management program as part of their industry advisory board and leading their industry engagement team.
“We are thrilled to take this step and are very excited to expand through Central and North Florida. There is no one more qualified to lead our efforts, than Sean DeMartino,” said Thomas P. Murphy, Jr. Chairman Coastal Construction Group. “We are privileged to welcome him to the Coastal family.”
“We are always evaluating ways to diversify and grow in smart ways. We patiently waited for the right time and right person for this expansion through Central and North Florida. Sean will be an integral part of our success in this market,” says Tom C. Murphy, co-president of Coastal Construction.
“I have long admired Coastal Construction and am very excited to have the opportunity to work with them. I’ve known Dan Whiteman, Tom C. and Sean Murphy for more than 25 years as fellow UF graduates and friendly competitors, and I have always had the utmost respect for them,” says DeMartino. “Coastal has not only a sterling reputation but a family atmosphere, which makes for a great work environment, providing the space and tools for teams to thrive while building exciting and complex projects for their clients.”
About Coastal Construction
Award-winning Coastal Construction Group and the Murphy family have been building projects throughout Florida for more than five decades and have earned a reputation as one of the leading contractors in the state and the Southeast. Coastal currently has operations in Miami, Palm Beach, Naples, Tampa and the Florida Keys, and has significant experience in commercial, hospitality, single and multi-family residential, educational, government-related facilities and disaster recovery projects. Coastal has built more than 50 hotels and resorts in Florida, including the Ocean Reef Club, Deering Bay Yacht and Country Club, Boca Grande, Fisher Island Club, St. Regis Resort & Residences, Bal Harbour, the Miami Beach Edition, SLS Miami Beach Hotel, Four Seasons, Faena Hotel, as well as numerous South Florida condominiums, office buildings and schools, such as the Mansions at Acqualina, Porsche Design Tower, Residences by Armani Casa, and the Bacardi World Headquarters. For more information on Coastal, call 305-559-4900, or visit www.coastalconstruction.com.