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HISTORIC TAMPA UNION STATION – First Train Using New ADA-Compliant Platform

Right on time, at 12:37 pm, on Monday, November 30th -Tampa’s historic Amtrak Union Station welcomed their first-ever scheduled train using the NEW ADA-Compliant raised platform.  The new elevated precast platform will improve passenger accessibility to trains, enabling the boarding of trains without the need for wheelchair lifts. The structure is nearly 1,000 feet long […]

City of Orlando – Creative Village Park

The Collage Companies has begun construction of a new park for the City of Orlando, the Creative Village Park.  The $5.3 million project is the recreational portion of the City’s Creative Village. Collage is the construction manager for the park, which will be a 2.3-acre green space in downtown Orlando planned as the iconic “central […]

All Aboard the New ADA Compliant Amtrak Passenger Platform – Picayune, Mississippi

Amtrak passengers in Picayune, Mississippi now have a brand new ADA compliant platform that will be used for getting on and off trains. The 400-foot lighted structure is linked to the city’s past and future, as passengers now have three ramps heading off the platform to Picayune’s Intermodal Transportation Center. “I’m a Mississippi kid. I’ve […]

COLLAGE (ko-lazh ) -n. 1. the art of integration

Since 1982 The Collage Companies has served a multitude of satis­fied clients; most of them repeat clients. Today The Collage Companies remains a leader in ‘turn-key’ design build projects. The management team has compiled hundreds of years of construction experi­ence and makes it a point to stay involved with each project. As a leader in […]

National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction – SEPTEMBER 14 -18

Each year OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) organizes the National Safety Stand-Down, a time in which construction companies across the country are asked to participate in an awareness campaign speaking directly to employees about on-the-job safety and specifically to focus on “Fall Hazards” and reinforcing the importance of “Fall Prevention.”  The awareness week usually […]

DESIGNATED DESIGN-BUILD PROFESSIONAL™ CERTIFICATION – Congratulations to Keith Kolakowski

News Release   Lake Mary, Florida – The Collage Companies (Collage) adds another team member to the list of construction professionals who have achieved the Designated Design-Build Professional™ certification from the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA).  Keith Kolakowski, Pre-Construction Manager at Collage, received the construction industry certification in August. This Design-Build industry recognition identifies […]

Congratulations on your Retirement – Mark Newman

The Collage Companies is pleased to congratulate longtime construction professional Mark Newman on his retirement.  Mark retired last month after a decade with Collage, during which time he led construction of projects in a variety of sectors including religious, transportation and various commercial facilities.  A longtime Gator, Mark graduated from the University of Florida with […]

Hurricane Season – Hurricane Safety and Preparedness for Construction Sites

Having been through nearly 40 hurricane seasons in Central Florida, The Collage Companies stands ready with hurricane preparedness measures for their commercial construction jobsites during the 2020 season which kicked off on June 1st. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center, before the end of this season in November, we may see […]

Camping World Stadium Improvement Project Moves Ahead

Bid Package 01 Pre-Bid Virtual Meeting Set for Thursday, August 20 Orlando, Fla. (August 14, 2020) – A significant construction project in downtown Orlando is moving one step closer to fruition. Barton Malow Builders, the construction manager, announced today that it will host a pre-bid virtual meeting this month for the City of Orlando and […]

Building God’s Way Celebrates 900th Ministry Design

FAITH NEWS SERVICE – BGW Architects (Building God’s Way) announced a milestone this week as the company recently began design work on its 900th ministry-based project. An industry-leader in faith-based architecture, BGW has worked almost exclusively with churches and Christian schools nationally since 1997. Since that time, BGW has helped ministry organizations across 47 U.S. states and 3 […]