ESG Construction Services, LLC
Ed Gard, President
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Ed Gard, President of ESG Construction Services, LLC, has 30 years of experience in the construction and development industry including single family, multifamily, time share, hotel and assisted living communities. A native of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Building Science from Auburn University, Ed is a Florida state certified and licensed general contractor.
Ed began his career as an assistant superintendent with Lincoln Property Company prior to graduating from Auburn. He quickly advanced into the roles of project manager and senior project manager with LPC and other national multifamily and single family developers including Gables Residential, Regency Homes and Toll Brothers. Ed successfully managed the completion of over 750 homes in upscale south Florida communities in Boca Raton, Weston, Coral Springs, Cooper City, Coconut Creek and Pembroke Pines.
Over the past 13 years his responsibilities have been focused on the development side of the industry. For 7 years he served as the Director of Development for an Orlando based multifamily development and construction firm producing an annual volume of $45 million in construction and $75 million in developed communities. He was responsible for new site acquisition, pre-development viability analysis as well as the direction and coordination of architectural, civil engineering, geotechnical and environmental consultants and all required zoning and site plan approvals and procurement of permit.
Ed served as the Development Manager at Liberty Investment Properties for the development of Value Place hotels in national markets including Alabama, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Texas, Colorado, Utah Arizona and Florida. His role with Liberty included full life cycle responsibilities from pre-development/entitlements to construction and turn over to operations. He also created and implemented a warranty and maintenance monitoring program for all properties.
After starting ESG Construction Services, LLC, Ed has provided construction and development services for the development and coordination of a 9 AC medical office complex in the Villages, FL for the land owner and performed construction management services for physician’s offices. ESG is currently providing CEI (Construction Engineering Inspections) and construction administrative consulting on behalf of Zev Cohen and Associates for a $4 million road project for the City of Ormond Beach, FL, which is scheduled for completion ahead of schedule in October, 2013. ESG will continue with CEI services for an 11 month project on John Anderson in Ormond Beach, north of Granada Blvd. which includes utility upgrades and road milling and resurfacing.
Also in the works for the second half of 2013 and 2014 is private development and construction of vacation homes throughout Volusia and Flagler Counties. ESG’s partnership with Hammock Cottages and Landmark Properties is focusing on beachside vacation cottages from 1400 to 2200 square feet with high end finishes, quality construction and ESG’s attention to detail.