Aloft Hotel Rendering

West Palm Beach-based Verdex Construction recently broke ground on the 14-Story Aloft Hotel by Marriott in Fort Lauderdale. The project will consist of 138 rooms and various amenity spaces for client Green Park Management. The project was designed by Adache Group Architects. Completion is expected in the Spring of 2023.

The Aloft Hotel will feature a second-floor lobby with a bar and outdoor terrace. The 14th floor will have a covered roof deck with a pool, cabanas, business center and gaming area. The 13th floor will house the fitness center and yoga terrace. Meeting rooms and business centers will be scattered throughout floors three through 13.

The hotel is being constructed on an infill lot located at 501 SE 24th Street, just minutes from the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center and Port Everglades.

“Our team has extensive experience building on infill sites requiring detailed traffic mitigation plans,” said Verdex Construction President Rex Kirby, “we’re excited to be selected as the builder on this vital project.”

The Aloft Hotel will be Verdex’s second Marriott project for Green Park Management.

Verdex Construction’s most notable projects include The Canopy Hotel by Hilton in downtown West Palm Beach, 1000 North Restaurant in Jupiter and The Pointe on Westshore Apartments in Tampa. 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 www.verdex.com

 

Best Places to Work - News

Verdex Construction has been honored as a 2022 Best Places to Work by the South Florida Business Journal in the medium company category (50-99 employees).

Team members shared that their favorite benefits at Verdex are the health and wellness options, the bonus program and the multitude of training and development courses. Additionally, the leadership team’s open-door policy and companywide weekly meetings is appreciated for its transparent, family-orientated atmosphere.

When team members were asked to choose a word that best describes their work environment, the majority of the team picked “Integrity.”

“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 even better.”

Verdex Construction’s most notable projects include The Canopy Hotel by Hilton in downtown West Palm Beach, 1000 North Restaurant in Jupiter and The Pointe on Westshore Apartments in Tampa. 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 the 9th largest General Contractor and a finalist for the 2021 Business of the Year by the South Florida Business Journal, as well as the 2021 Builder of the Year by the AIA Palm Beach.

ABOUT THE BEST PLACES TO WORK AWARD
The Best Places to Work awards conducted by the South Florida Business Journal are based on confidential surveys being sent out to each firm’s employees to rate the company’s culture, benefits, leadership and organization as a whole to ensure nonbiased results.

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 www.verdex.com

The Crossings at Palm Aire Rendering

Verdex Construction has been awarded two major multifamily projects in Sarasota by developer Eastwind Development. The Crossing at Palm Aire Apartments and The Pointe at Lakewood Ranch, both designed by Forum Architecture & Interior Design Inc., are slated to begin construction this year. These will be Verdex’s fourth and fifth projects for Eastwind Development and will be managed from our Tampa office.

The Crossing at Palm Aire Apartments will consist of seven 3-story and 4-story buildings totaling 315 Class-A units on 32 acres with an environmental preserve located in the middle of the project. Amenities include a 7,400 sf, 2-story clubhouse featuring a coffee lounge, game room, co-working space, fitness center and resort-style pool. Completion is scheduled for Summer 2023.

The Pointe at Lakewood Ranch will consist of two 4-story apartment buildings totaling 160 units on 20 acres. Building 1 features 112 units and amenities including a 11,000 sf clubhouse with fitness center, salon, pet spa, group fitness/spin room, steam room, media room, game room/card lounge, library, craft room, dining area, lobby, leasing offices, pool and green space. Building 2 houses the remaining 48 units. This project will also include surface parking, two stand-alone 5-car parking garages and one 6-car parking garage with a maintenance bay. Completion is scheduled for Spring 2023.

“Sarasota is seeing lots of multifamily housing development growth and we’re pleased that Verdex’s West Coast expansion is a part of it, ” said Verdex Construction President Rex Kirby.

Verdex Construction’s most notable projects on Florida’s west coast include The Pointe on Westshore Apartments and Azalea Apartments in Tampa. 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 www.verdex.com

Rex Kirby Power Leaders 250
The South Florida Business Journal’s 2022 Power Leaders 250 has been announced and Verdex’s President and CEO, Rex Kirby made the list!

Photo Credit: Jock Fistick, South Florida Business Journal

Pompano Station Apartments Rendering

West Palm Beach Based-Verdex Construction has been chosen to build Mayla Residences in Pompano Beach for Grover Corlew. Designed by MSA Architects, the new mixed-use project will have two 8-story buildings totaling 355 units with integrated garages and a pedestrian bridge. Amenities include a 2-story clubhouse with a fitness center, coworking space, dog spa and two pools. The project includes 60,000 sf of ground-level retail space. Construction will begin in February 2022.

To learn more about this project, visit 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 www.verdex.com

Toby Johnson Headshot

VERDEX CONSTRUCTION ADDS INDUSTRY VETERAN TOBY JOHNSON TO SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

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 www.verdex.com

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.”

To see the entire list, please visit: https://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2022/01/04/2022-best-places-to-work-awards-medium-company.html

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.

Verdex Construction New Office Building

WEST PALM BEACH, FL. (November 29th, 2021) Verdex Construction and Index Investment Group formed District Pointe LLC, a joint venture to purchase a 65,760 square foot office building in West Palm Beach for $13.4 million. Located at 1501 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach, the property has operated as a single-tenant user since its construction in 1983 and has been occupied by its former owner Rinker/CEMEX.

The building will be rebranded as District Pointe and completely renovated into a state-of-the-art, modern office hub for large-scale office tenants and the new U.S. headquarters for Verdex Construction. The name was derived from its position as the gateway location between the revitalized West Palm Beach Warehouse District and the Palm Beach International Airport. The property was purchased off-market with the help of the team at Colliers with Executive Managing Director Mark M. Rubin and Director Bastian Laggerbauer, the closing was handled by John Renaldo of Jupiter Inlet Title.

“This strategic investment into West Palm Beach provides the new headquarters for Verdex and space for multiple Class A office tenants while opening up to the possibility of developing multifamily residential on the excess land. We are very excited about this opportunity.” said Bjarne Borg, Chairman and CEO of Index Investment Group.

“We are thrilled about the continued growth of our company in this phenomenal location with proximity to the Palm Beach International Airport and direct access to I-95 and the West Palm Beach area. We look forward to further revitalizing the area and building the community” said Rex Kirby, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Verdex.

About Index Investment Group
Index Investment Group is a privately held company with its North American Headquarters located in Jupiter FL, founded in Sweden by Bjarne Borg and Fredrik Alama in 1998. The company has made numerous significant investments in multifamily rental communities, senior living as well as industrial/logistics facilities along the East Coast of the United States. The Jupiter-based real estate investment company has ongoing and completed 33 developments in the U.S. with over 8,400 units and over 6.8 million square feet of commercial space across Sweden and the U.S.

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.

Azalea Apartments Rendering - NEWS

West Palm Beach-based Verdex Construction announces the start of construction on Azalea, a multifamily rental community at 8240 Causeway Boulevard in Tampa. The project consists of 289-apartments and four single-story garages for client Zom Living. The project was designed by architect LRK. Completion is expected in the fall of 2023.

Azalea will feature 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units across seven three- and four-story buildings with a total square footage of 279,732 on a 13.3-acre site. Amenities include a 2,500 sq. ft. clubhouse with meeting rooms and a work from home lounge, dog park, pool, pavilion, and grill deck. The project includes improvements to surrounding streets that will add sidewalks and turn lanes.

“This is one of three recent project starts for us in the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Sarasota market that follow our completion of the WestShore Apartments, solidifying our expansion into the area,” said Verdex Construction President Rex Kirby. “We’ve also moved to a larger office to support our increased efforts and to address construction needs across the Tampa Bay region.”

Verdex Construction’s recent projects include Westshore Apartments in Tampa, The Royal Palm Beach Village Hall, Canopy by Hilton West Palm Beach Downtown1000 North, an upscale restaurant/club on the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter; and Town Lantana Apartments in Lantana.

Since its launch just over seven years ago, Verdex Construction has earned numerous awards and prestigious industry recognition, including being selected as a finalist for 2020 Business of the Year by the South Florida Business Journal, finalist for 2020 Business of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, and being selected as a GrowFL “Company to Watch”.

Daniel Lawrence, Business Development Manager for Tampa/West Coast of Florida

West Palm Beach-based Verdex Construction has appointed Daniel Lawrence as Business Development Manager in Tampa, FL. Lawrence will be responsible for identifying potential projects and clients as Verdex expands its current footprint as a general contractor and construction manager in the Tampa Bay region.

Lawrence has more than 20 years of experience leading and developing significant projects in Tampa and across the country as part of Caspers Company. Projects included rezoning and restoration of the historic redevelopment of the Stovall House in Tampa; development of The Library Restaurant located within Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg; and renovation of the landmark Alexander Brown Restaurant in downtown Baltimore, MD.

“Daniel knows the Tampa Bay area inside and out and has built deep relationships across the industry,” said Verdex Construction President Rex Kirby. “The Tampa market is primed for significant growth over the next few years and we can bring value and experience to developers looking to address those needs.”

Lawrence is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Management. He is a resident of Tampa with his wife and daughter.

Verdex Construction is currently building The Pointe on Westshore multifamily apartment community at 4950 West Prescott Street in Tampa. Other recent projects include the Canopy by Hilton West Palm Beach Downtown; 1000 North, an upscale restaurant/club on the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter; and Town Lantana Apartments in Lantana, FL.

In just over five years, Verdex has earned numerous awards and prestigious industry recognition, including being selected as a finalist for 2020 Business of the Year by the South Florida Business Journal, finalist for 2020 Business of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, as well as being selected as a GrowFL “Company to Watch.”