At JK2 Construction, we have been celebrating our 35th anniversary all year. We were very honored to cap that celebration off by telling our story in the December 2022 issue of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Central Florida’s Building Central Florida Magazine. We were featured on page 18. You can see the issue here.
In June, JK2 Construction announced the impending retirement of Founder Paul Holmes. ABC Central Florida recently share the announcement in the July/August edition of Building Central Florida. You can read the digital issue here.
JK2 Awarded 4 Eagle Awards for Excellence in Construction
Both teams honored by Associated Builders and Contractors
APOPKA, Fla. (October 22, 2018) —JK2 has been recognized once again for Excellence in Construction by the Central Florida Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors.
JK2 Scenic won three Eagle Awards for its work on the retail store at Universal Orlando’s Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, for work on the retail store at Universal Orlando’s Fast & Furious—Supercharged, and for its work on Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay Water Theme Park. The company brought each of these notable projects to life with custom millwork and theming to fit each unique space.
JK2 Construction also earned an Eagle Award this year for its work on Universal Orlando’s Harry Potter Christmas Show. The company worked around the clock and fabricated new towers, strategically located for show projector accuracy, for the nighttime light show, which drew major attention to the park and attracted Harry Potter fans from around the world.
“Both JK2 Scenic and JK2 Construction have built an impeccable reputation by delivering on each and every project,” said Paul Holmes, founder of JK2. “It’s always an incredible honor to be recognized for that work, and it’s even more meaningful among our peers.”
Each year, ABC Central Florida honors the best projects built by its members with the Eagle Award. The annual awards competition aims to raise the level of construction standards by recognizing top workmanship.
JK2 has an exemplary track record with the Eagle Awards. JK2 Scenic received three honors in 2017, and JK2 Construction earned an honor in 2016.
In addition to the Eagle Awards, JK2 Construction and JK2 Scenic have been recognized among the largest general contractors and largest specialty contractors by the Orlando Business Journal two years in a row. The companies have been named to the elite Gator100 list twice and were named to the 2017 Fast 50 list for their growth.
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.
JK2 Construction’s work on Taylor Morrison’s Canyons at Highland Ranch development was featured in the ABC Central Florida Chapter’s Building Central Florida magazine. Read the article in the September/October issue on page 12 here.
JK2’s work on the Swan and Dolphin Resort and Pulte Home Corporation’s Ruby Lake development was featured in the ABC Central Florida Chapter’s Building Central Florida magazine. Read the article in the January/February issue on pages 11 to 13 here.
The ABC Central Florida’s magazine Building Central Florida recognizes JK2 Construction & Scenic for its University of Florida Gator 100 honor. Read the article in the May/June issue on page 12 here.
Universal’s Sapphire Falls Resort was featured in the ABC Central Florida Chapter’s Building Central Florida magazine. Read the article in the March/April issue on page 15 here.
The ABC Central Florida Chapter recognizes JK2 Construction & Scenic’s three decades of business in Building Central Florida magazine.
JK2 Construction wins Eagle Award for work on NBC Media Lab
APOPKA, Fla. (Oct. 10, 2016) — JK2 Construction, one of the divisions of the family-owned JK2 Construction & Scenic, has been recognized for Excellence in Construction by the Central Florida Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors for its work on the NBC Media Lab at Universal Studios Florida.
The ABC recognizes outstanding projects built each year with the award, called an Eagle Award. JK2 Construction served as the General Contractor on the project.
“JK2 Construction has been part of Central Florida’s construction industry for nearly 30 years,” said Paul Holmes, JK2’s president and founder. “It’s always an honor to be recognized as the best among our outstanding peers.”
As part of the NBC Media Lab project, JK2 oversaw selective demolition of existing structures, as well as new construction and the complete interior renovation of an existing structure.
When complete, the 6,588-square-foot building retained the original exterior appearance of “The Garden of Allah” hotel and villas in Hollywood, but the interior included clean, high-tech finishes needed for the lab’s operation.
This is not the first time JK2 Construction & Scenic has been honored for its work. The company has received multiple Eagle Awards, and this year, it was named a Florida Company to Watch and a Gator100 honoree for its outstanding growth.
For more information, visit jk2.com.
About JK2 Construction & Scenic
JK2 Construction & Scenic, a family-owned company founded in 1987, has evolved into a unique company combining two divisions of construction. The JK2 Construction Division specializes in design-build, commercial, retail, entertainment, restaurant, industrial, amenity, resort hotels and time share projects. The JK2 Scenic Division designs and builds themed architectural millwork, custom props and fabricates specialty items for the retail, major attractions, entertainment, hospitality and restaurant industries. JK2 has completed projects throughout the nation including work for major theme parks, themed restaurants and national home builders. JK2 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 http://www.jk2.com.