Jangro Stadium Wins Pyramid Award

Jangro Stadium was awarded a Pyramid Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors Florida First Coast Chapter on Friday, August 24, at the organization’s 2018 Excellence in Construction Awards.

The stadium, designed by Basham & Lucas Design Group, and built by Carlton Construction, was dedicated and opened in the fall of 2017. The Pyramid Award is given in recognition of general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality construction projects. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect, and engineer. The project was recognized with the Pyramid Award in the category of “Institutional Projects – Less Than $5 Million.” Applicants are required to submit information about the project, including why it was a challenge, and what unique strategies the contractor used to overcome those challenges. Before, during and after photos of the building are also included.

“It was evident throughout the construction process that Carlton Construction viewed Episcopal as a partner in the construction process and not merely as a client. Now that we have been in our facilities for a year, we could not be happier with the appearance and functionality of them. They are truly everything we wanted and more,” said Andy Kidd ’99, Episcopal’s Athletics Director.

Jangro Stadium provides space for weightlifting, swimming, and increased space for coaches and teams using Pajcic-Hunt Field and the Elizabeth Simpson Walton ’71 Aquatic Center. The stadium features a weight room, team meeting rooms, a press box with three separate rooms, coaches’ offices, public restrooms, locker rooms and a concessions stand that can manage events at the Randy Reese Pool and Pajcic-Hunt Field concurrently. The team meeting rooms have room dividers which allow the spaces to be converted into smaller rooms. An observation deck above the concessions stand allows patrons to watch swimmers in the pool or a game on the field.

“When submitting for the award, reference letters from both the school and the architect carry the most points — having a happy client and architect are critical; carrying out the intended design that both parties had in mind from the start and leaving them with a fully functional and beautiful final product is invaluable,” said Matt Carlton, President of Carlton Construction, Inc. “Carlton Construction is extremely proud to have been the construction manager for such an iconic project at Episcopal School of Jacksonville. Our team wishes the students and the school the best, and looks forward to working together in the future.”

The 1,000 seat stadium at the McCormick Sports Complex was named in honor of Susan and Joe Jangro and their four sons — David ’05, Stephen ’07, Jake ’14 and Nick ’16. The stadium project was part of Episcopal’s Lead the Way campaign, which raised $17 million to build the stadium and other new facilities and endowment.

Founded by Matt Carlton in 2005, Carlton Construction is a growing general contractor with an exceptional team of construction managers and professional craftsmen experienced in commercial and luxury residential construction. The team at Carlton takes an immense amount of pride and ownership in each project and believes in building a foundation for each project based on clear expectations, transparency and trust. Carlton’s construction experience enables the company to manage all facets of the construction process and allows them to deliver a project of exceptional quality that is built to last for generations.

Basham & Lucas Design Group is an award-winning architectural design firm with national expertise. With more than 33 years’ experience in land planning, architecture, landscape architecture and sign design, the firm specializes in the creative design of resorts, master-planned communities, sporting facilities and unique entertainment venues. Basham & Lucas Design Group seamlessly takes a project from conception to completion. Basham & Lucas Design Group President Paul Basham is an Episcopal parent of Colin ’13 and Alec ’16.

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national trade association representing 22,000 members from more than 19,000 construction and industry-related firms. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. ABC Florida First Coast Chapter was chartered in 1993 and consists of more than 140 member companies representing thousands of Northeast Florida construction industry professionals. The Florida First Coast Chapter serves contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and associates in Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Flagler, Hamilton, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, and Union counties.