JK2 celebrates record year

Central Florida construction companies saw revenue growth, signature projects

APOPKA, Fla. – The JK2 family of companies is proud to announce the celebration of a record year in 2019.

JK2 saw its highest revenue growth since the Great Recession more than a decade before and its second highest revenue mark in its 33-year history.

The outstanding growth was fueled by several landmark projects for the brand, as well as strategic expansions in key areas of expertise including hotels, theme park construction and clubhouse amenity centers.

“I started JK2 as a family business,” said Paul Holmes, founder of JK2. “To see how much it has grown and the world-class projects we are building, the business has come a long way and makes me incredibly proud. I look forward to seeing where we will go next.”

JK2 Scenic took major steps forward in 2019 when the company officially announced its designation as a woman-owned and operated business. Its leader, Julie Holmes, was also named to the Orlando Business Journal’s list of Women Who Mean Business.

JK2 Scenic completed work on several major resort and theme park projects, drawing on its expertise in millwork, theming and specialty construction.

JK2 Construction also saw expanded work in key vertical markets in 2019. The company served as the general contractor on several major theme park construction projects and completed amenity centers for national home builders. A signature project for the year was the 17,000-square-foot Jack Nicklaus Clubhouse in Reunion, Florida, which the company completed three months ahead of schedule.

The JK2 companies were also recognized for outstanding work several times in 2019. Both companies were named to the Gator100 list for the third time, an honor that recognizes the fastest growing businesses led by University of Florida alumni.

The companies took home eight Eagle Awards from the Central Florida Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors for Excellence in Construction.

The new year is already off to a fast start for JK2.

“We’re looking forward to building on this success in 2020 with several signature projects in the works and another year of great growth projected,” Holmes said.

For more information about JK2, visit www.jk2.com.

About JK2 Construction

JK2 Construction, a family-owned company founded in 1987, has become a leader in the construction industry. The company specializes in design-build, commercial, retail, entertainment, restaurant, industrial, amenity and time share projects.  JK2 Construction has completed projects throughout the nation, including work for major theme parks, themed restaurants and national home builders. The company is a trusted, respected and valued partner who builds with a creative project approach and has principal level involvement in every project. For more information, visit jk2construction.com.

About JK2 Scenic JK2 Scenic focuses on building dreams and bringing unique construction visions to life in a creative way. The company specializes in themed architectural millwork, custom props and specialty items for retail, attraction, entertainment, hospitality and restaurant clients. Founded in 2008 as part of the JK2 family of companies, JK2 Scenic became its own company in 2017. Led by President Julie Holmes, the company has seen amazing growth and has been honored numerous times, receiving multiple Associated Builders and Contractors Eagle Awards and making the Orlando Business Journal’s Fast 50 list. JK2 Scenic provides creative solutions to uncommon ideas and has worked with world-class theme parks and national brands. For more information about JK2 Scenic, visit jk2scenic.com or call (407) 880-8400.