Rampart Homes Inc., a custom home builder specializing in single-family homes in Venice, Sarasota and Bradenton, has opened an office at 4475-F Ashton Road, Sarasota. Coast to Coast Exteriors and Glass Inc., a full-service remodeling contractor, has opened Alcoa Discount Center at 1872 Drew St., Clearwater.
Peter Brown Construction Co. Inc., 6111 142nd Ave. N, Clearwater, has been awarded the design/build contract for Glendale Federal's new branch bank in Clearwater and also the remodeling and addition to Barnett Bank, south St. Petersburg branch.
Tri-City Electrical Contractors Inc., 4353 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, has been awarded the electrical contract for Freedom Plaza at Sun City by Demetree Central Constructors Corp., general contractors. The 600,000-square-foot facility has 350 units.
Chase Manhattan Bank's home mortgage corporation and the Chase Human Resources Department, both based in New York, recently retained Frank Communications, 29097 Thackeray St., Nobleton, to develop a two-day training program for the Chase 800-information center that will answer Chase customers' questions about Chase's eight subsidiaries.
Peter Lawrence Co. Inc., 4710 Eisenhower Blvd., Suite C-1, Tampa recently announced the following leases:
Vehicare Inc., 2,500 square feet, 5415 Airport Blvd., Tampa; Summer Corp., 15,000 square feet, 4507 W Hillsborough Ave., Tampa; Tennison Group Inc., 2,000 square feet, 5411 Airport Blvd., Tampa; Oldham Chemicals Inc., 4,500 square feet, 5143 and 5145 Rio Vista Ave., Tampa; Sunstate Couriers Inc., 3,280 square feet, 4710 Eisenhower Blvd., Suite C-6, Tampa; Modine Southeast Inc., 6,000 square feet, 5213 Rio Vista Ave., Tampa.
Faust Realty Inc., 2744 Summerdale Drive N, Clearwater, recently announced the sale of 30 acres of commercial property in Ellenton to Prime Group Inc. Prime Group plans to build a 175,000-square-foot mall with 60 stores on the property in Manatee County.
James C. Hartley recently was awarded two leases from the state of Florida. The Department of Health and Rehabilitation has agreed to lease 8,276 square feet for five years in the "City Professional Center," and 5,965 square feet for 10 years in the Executive Square complex.
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