NEI General Contracting breaks ground on new 25,000 square foot office in Winter Garden, Florida: NEREJ

Shown (from left): Marc Marcelli, Jose Velazquez, Kate Ionelli, Rich Ionelli, Joe Rettman,
Darcy Unroe (Unroe Engineering), Jose Perez (PQH) and Kim Dobyns.

Conservatory, FL NEI General Contracting, a general contractor for affordable housing, broke ground on a two-story, 25,000 s/f office building and warehouse at 751 Garden Commerce Pkwy. Construction is expected to be complete in April 2023 and the office will support businesses in the Southeast including Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Louisiana, among others. NEI also has an office in Houston supporting the company’s work in Texas and the Southwest, and an office in Boston supporting the Northeast.

NEI has been operating in Florida since 2013 and currently has an office in Ocoee with over 40 employees. Led by Rich Ionelli, Vice President of Southeast Operations, NEI has completed projects such as Ashley Sq. in Jacksonville, Council Towers in Miami Beach, Scott Lake Health & Rehab in Lakeland and Trinity Towers in Melbourne. NEI offers general contracting and construction management services and specializes in new construction and renovation of affordable housing, senior housing, skilled nursing and historic preservation.

“We are pleased to have a bespoke building with premium amenities to house our Southeast operations,” said Ionelli. “We have experienced continued growth since we arrived almost ten years ago and this new office space will help us accommodate our growing team and better serve the communities in which we work. We are focused on developing quality, affordable housing as this remains a critical and growing need in the region. We look forward to being a part of the community and creating better housing opportunities for those who need it most.”

NEI’s new facility includes employee amenities such as a fitness center with showers, an outdoor porch, laundry facilities, a private lactation room and a café with kitchen. With a two-story atrium lobby, the office layout includes private offices, workstations, and conference rooms.

Project team members include:
• Owner: Cage Realty LLC
• General Contractor/Site Manager: NEI General Contracting Inc.
• Architect: PQH
• Civil Engineer: Unroe Engineering.


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