Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – The Construction Association of South Florida (CASF) has honored Kelley Kronenberg’s new headquarters as “Project of the Year” at its 2019 Craftsmanship Awards program. CASF serves the South Florida construction industry by providing its members with opportunities to develop relationships, share information, obtain business from a trusted network, and support local communities. These prestigious awards have been presented to skilled artisans since 1958. The firm was honored at a special ceremony held at Signature Grand on Nov. 20, 2019.
“Numerous individuals at Kelley Kronenberg worked closely with the architects, designers, contractors and other construction professionals to make our new headquarters the contemporary and beautiful structure that it is,” said Heath Eskalyo, Kelley Kronenberg’s CFO and Principal Partner, who spearheaded the project for the firm. “Its modern style, elegance and superior functionality is a testament to the hard work of everyone involved, and we are thrilled that CASF has bestowed its highest honor on our home.”
Eskalyo noted that the new building is one of many changes at the firm, which has expanded to more than 140 attorneys and added several new practice areas in recent years. “A guiding principle of the firm has always been our dedication to clients, and in this new building we can provide even greater service with innovative technology in outstanding surroundings,” he added.
In addition to the recognition of the Kelley Kronenberg building, various individual Craftsmanship of the Year Awards were presented to the project’s construction team. These include top honors in:
Acoustical Ceiling Tile
Doors – Wood
Electrical Conduit – Rigid
Glass & Glazing – Exterior
Glass & Glazing – Interior
Misc. Metals or Railings
Partitions – Interior
Signage – Exterior
Tile – Flooring
Wood – Casework
Awning – Fabric
“The Craftsmanship Award judges who visited the Kelly Kronenberg project commented that it was exceptional in every way,” said CASF Executive Director Remy Mackowski. “The building, which was completed by Miller Construction Company, won 14 individual awards. It could have also qualified for nominations and placement in a handful of other categories. That’s a testament to the individual craftsmen, Miller Construction, and Kelley Kronenberg. The building was awarded the 2019 ‘Project of the Year’ because it exemplifies the exceptional standard of the Craftsmanship Awards.”
Each CASF Craftsmanship Award requires an extensive judging process where all nominations are individually vetted, and every eligible project is visited by a judges’ panel composed of a general contractor, architect and engineer. With six panels covering the entire South Florida region, CASF ensures that each project receives an on-site inspection.
“CASF has been honoring quality craftsmanship since the beginning of South Florida’s modern commercial construction industry,” said Jeff Slade, the Craftsmanship Committee Chair and Immediate Past President of the CASF Board of Directors. “The roll call of individual craftsman and their affiliated companies is a historic Who’s Who of South Florida’s top artisans, architects, engineers, subcontractors and GCs.”