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Orlando, Fla. (January 2014) – Batson-Cook Construction, the standard for passion and integrity in commercial construction, completed SkyHouse Orlando, a 23-story, 320-unit luxury high rise apartment building in the heart of downtown Orlando, Florida in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Developed by Atlanta, Ga.-based Novare Group and sister company Batson-Cook Development Company, the project broke ground in September of 2012 and welcomed residents in November of 2013, a remarkable 14-month build time. The building is ENERGY STAR rated to minimize the tower’s impact on the environment.

“SkyHouse Orlando shows once again what our company is capable of,” said Batson-Cook Construction CEO Randy Hall. “By adhering to innovative and cutting-edge construction philosophies, our team delivered a high-quality, environmentally-friendly, signature building in the heart of Orlando on an extremely tight construction schedule.”

“SkyHouse Orlando is one of the finest living experiences you are going to find,” said Jim Borders, President, Novare Group. “We have gone to extraordinary lengths to create a project that will appeal to the next generation by focusing on quality, service and location. This building will be an asset to the city for generations to come.”

Batson-Cook Construction’s use of Lean Construction helped win the bid to build the high-rise and ensured a quality development free from many of the delays that plague complex construction projects. Based on lessons gleaned from the streamlining of Toyota’s car assembly plants, Lean Construction cuts waste and opens lines of communications between the general contractor and the sub-contractors creating a better coordinated and smartly run job sight.

SkyHouse Orlando is one of nine SkyHouse branded multifamily buildings in the southeastern United States and the second to welcome residents. Batson-Cook Construction is currently building SkyHouse communities in Austin, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Raleigh and Tampa.

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