Plaza Construction and Central Consulting & Contracting strategic alliance expands to Florida in response to Coronavirus pandemic

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Plaza Construction and Central Consulting & Contracting, Inc., both founded in 1986 and headquartered in New York City, today announce the expansion of their strategic alliance to Florida. By aligning expertise and resources, the companies will provide swift, effective, and efficient construction services to healthcare systems throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Florida regions on a no-fee basis for projects related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the companies say in a statement.

“Healthcare systems nationwide are becoming increasingly overwhelmed with coronavirus-related cases, from testing to quarantine, with limited space to treat patients effectively,” said Richard Simone, CEO and President of Central Consulting & Contracting. “Our firm’s partnership with Plaza Construction allows us to further be at the forefront of the response during the pandemic by working with hospitals in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Florida to quickly build temporary testing and isolation units as well as convert general areas into patient spaces. Plaza’s partnership with FullStack Modular will allow us to leverage FullStack’s progressive and deep-rooted understanding of modular design and manufacturing which is in line with our nimble and tactical approach.”

Central Consulting recently staked its flag in South Florida to serve the growing region experiencing heavy demand for new and expanding medical facilities. As Plaza Construction has been active in South Florida since 2004 and successfully partnered with Central Consulting 18 months ago on several New York City projects, now is the ideal time to officially expand their strategic alliance to Florida and aid healthcare systems in need.

“The cultural and core values of Central Consulting match ours and made the expansion a natural next step for our partnership,” said Brad Meltzer, President of Plaza Construction.

“To ensure the maximum impact of our commitment, we are imploring New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to provide relief at their disposal in the form of subsidies and insurances regarding licensing, permitting, and other requirements to support medical construction projects in both states during the coronavirus pandemic.”

In 2001, Plaza Construction acted immediately to offer construction services following the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City. The firm’s quick response and involvement as one of the leading construction management firms at the scene of Ground Zero shows the company’s willingness and ability to execute under extreme conditions.

Central Consulting has worked with many major healthcare systems in the Northeast U.S. for complex projects from hybrid robotic operating suites to ground-up development and facility planning. Plaza Construction has managed more than $20 billion in commercial, residential, hospitality, and mixed-use projects along with involvement in the medical construction sector. Following the containment and resolution of COVID-19, the firms’ partnership will continue in Florida to meet demand for new medical buildings and services due to the state’s burgeoning population and increasing demographic mix.


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