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TAMPA, FL (January 7, 2022)- Verdex Construction has selected Toby Johnson as Vice President and Managing Director of their Florida West Coast team. Based out of Verdex’s Tampa office, Toby is responsible for regional operational excellence, increasing Verdex’s presence in the market, advancing Owner and Subcontractor relationships and supporting Verdex’s seasoned Tampa team.

Having successfully grown and operated multiple companies, Toby’s expertise at creating consensus to find solutions and engaging with people at all levels ensures Verdex’s culture of quality, responsiveness and integrity are ingrained in their West Coast operations. He was noted as a “Top 100 Leaders in Real Estate and Construction” in 2021 by the World Real Estate and Construction Forum.

“Toby brings a wealth of experience and skills that allow Verdex to continue expanding on Florida’s West Coast and help pave the way for repeated success,” said Verdex Construction President Rex Kirby.

Verdex Construction’s projects on Florida’s west coast include The Pointe on Westshore Apartments and Azalea Apartments in Tampa and The Crossings at Palm Aire Apartments and Lakewood Ranch Apartments in Sarasota. Verdex is headquartered in West Palm Beach with offices in Tampa and Gainesville.

In just over seven years, Verdex has earned numerous awards and prestigious industry recognition, including being selected as a 2022 Best Places to Work, 2021 Builder of the Year by the AIA Palm Beach and a finalist for 2021 Business of the Year by the South Florida Business Journal.

About Verdex Construction
Verdex Construction is a privately held building contractor headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL with offices in Tampa and Gainesville. Led by founder and President Rex Kirby, a 40-year veteran in the construction business, Verdex provides general contracting services to clients including preconstruction, construction management, and design-build. Verdex is committed to “Building Something Better” through exceptional service, a fundamental focus on safety and quality, and value to owners, customers and the community. For more information, visit

2022 Best Places to Work in South Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, FL. (January 4th, 2022) Verdex Construction has been recognized as a “2022 Best Places to Work” by the South Florida Business Journal in the medium company category (50-99 employees).

Surveys were sent out to Verdex Construction employees to rate the company’s culture, benefits, leadership and organization as a whole to ensure a nonbiased result. Rankings will be revealed at the February 17, 2022 Best Places to Work Awards ceremony.

“We truly strive to make this a place people want to be and a company people want to be part of,” stated Rex Kirby, CEO of Verdex Construction. “We know the effort can never stop and we always have to be working to get better.”

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Click here to view Verdex Construction’s list of Awards and Achievements.

About Verdex Construction
Verdex Construction was founded by Rex B. Kirby, Jr. a 40-year veteran of the construction industry. In just seven years, Verdex Construction has earned numerous awards and prestigious industry recognition, including the #9 spot on the South Florida Business Journal’s Top Contractors List. Verdex Construction’s recent projects include Canopy by Hilton West Palm Beach Downtown1000 North, an upscale restaurant/club on the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter; Town Lantana Apartments in Lantana and Westshore Apartments in Tampa.