Coastal Construction wins Project of the Year for Heron Residences

Tampa, Fla — Coastal Construction has won the prestigious General Contractor Project of the Year award by Associated Builders and Contractors (Gulf Coast Chapter) for the company’s work on the Heron Residences in Water Street Tampa. The award was given to Coastal Construction (PHOTO ATTACHED), the general contractor for the Heron, during the 2023 ABC Excellence in Construction Awards Ceremony held at the downtown Tampa Hilton.

“It is an incredible honor to receive this award from Associated Builders and Contractors,” said Sean DeMartino, President of Central and North Florida for Coastal Construction, the General Contractor for the Heron.  “The Heron was a true collaboration between our talented team and our partners, and this recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication that went into bringing this project to life.  We are proud to have created a stunning and sustainable residential community that will serve as a cornerstone of Water Street for years to come.” 

Additionally, Coastal Construction’s subcontractor Baker Concrete won Subcontractor Project of the Year for Thousand & One (1001 Water Street Tampa) office tower project. Coastal was the general contractor for Thousand & One.

Since entering the Tampa Bay market, Coastal has worked on a number of high-profile projects, from the J.W. Marriott in Water Street Tampa to current projects like Art House in downtown St. Petersburg, the Ritz Residences along Tampa’s Bayshore Boulevard and the highly anticipated Arts and Entertainment Residences (AER) located between the Straz Center, Tampa Museum of Art, Glazer Children’s Museum, Tampa Riverwalk and Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.

A privately owned company, Coastal Construction is one of the largest general contractors in the Southeast with offices in Miami, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach.

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Award-winning Coastal Construction Group and the Murphy family have been building projects throughout Florida for more than five decades and have become one of the largest general contractors in Florida. Coastal currently has operations in Miami, Palm Beach, Naples, Orlando, Tampa, and the Florida Keys. Coastal specializes in hospitality, single and multi-family residential, education, commercial and mixed-use projects. Their distinguished portfolio includes, among others: Four Seasons Hotel and Residences at the Surf Club; St. Regis Resort & Residences Bal Harbor; Ritz Carlton Hotel South Beach; Faena Hotel and Residences; 1450 Brickell; Camillus House; Porsche Design Tower; Fendi Chateau; Oceana Condos; Residences by Armani Casa; Aston Martin Residences; and The Plaza Coral Gables. In addition, the Company was the primary builder for Ocean Reef Club, Deering Bay Club, Miami Design District, Miami World Center and Water Street Tampa.