For Derek Mateos, the ongoing expansion at Tampa International Airport has meant more than just new flights and destinations; it has opened a world of opportunity and growth for his business.
“We poured the first bit of concrete on this billion-dollar project,” said the locally-based, Cuban-American entrepreneur and president of Matcon Construction Services Inc. His firm is one of 145 minority- or women-owned businesses participating in the nearly $1 billion master plan that will ensure the growth of Tampa Bay’s main airport.
Cox Fire Protection has agreed to the purchase of certain assets of Maximum Fire Protection.
About Cox Fire Protection, Inc.
Cox Fire is a leader in fire protection services with 32 years’ experience, protecting life and property in the Florida and South Georgia area. At the heart of our approach to growth in this market and economic climate, is an emphasis on obtaining and creating leadership to drive us successfully, as we continue to climb from the previous market crisis.
About Maximum Fire
As one of Jacksonville’s best fire protection service providers and contractors supplying fire protection systems, with a strong inspection and service revenue base in the north Florida market, Maximum is dedicated to providing exceptional service at a recognizable value to their clients. Max Moody is a long-time resident to the area and happy to partner with the Cox Fire team already at work in Jacksonville.
About the Future
Maximum Fire clients continue to receive excellent service in the Jacksonville area under the name, Cox Fire Protection. Max Moody will continue to service the accounts in the area and look to expand and seek exceptional clients. It is our desire to continue doing business with you, either as a supplier, or as a valued client. If you have any questions or concerns about this acquisition, please feel free to contact Scott Cox, President of Cox Fire Protection, at 813-980-3282, ext. 116.
Linda Cox – tapped as charter Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for The Build Tampa Bay Foundation.
Build Tampa Bay was established in cooperation with the Gulf Coast Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors to encourage high school students, their parents and school advisors to explore career opportunities in construction-related fields.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the skilled worker shortage is expected to grow to 1.6 million workers in the construction industry by 2022. Moreover, more than four out of five Associated Builders and Contractors member companies nationally are already experiencing a shortage of appropriately skilled workers, despite an annual investment of $1.1 billion in apprenticeships and workforce training. The Build Tampa Bay Foundation is working to encourage more individuals to explore lasting career opportunities in these fields
Board of Trustees is comprised of Linda Cox as Chair, Natalie King of RSA, Chris Jimenez of Painters On Demand, Jack Olmstead of Tri-City, Wayne Fernandez of J.O. DeLotto & Sons, Steve Cona III of ABC and Rhonda Bisset of ABC.
If you are strolling Tampa’s lovely Riverwalk, and stop to enjoy fine dining in one of Tampa Bay’s most iconic restaurants – Ulele – be sure to take a peek at the ceiling. Tucked away under the exposed beam wooden deck you’ll see fire sprinkler pipe that represents an award winning system installed by Cox Fire Protection – recognized at Associated Builders and Contractor’s Excellence in Construction Awards. Also – be sure to catch the door handles – hand crafted by CFP out of sprinkler pipe! If you are an elderly resident of South Hillsborough County whose resources for premier healthcare have been previously limited – cutting edge medical technology is now available at St. Joseph’s Hospital South. Life safety systems for that facility are also part an award winning project, installed by Cox Fire Protection. Through the years, Cox Fire is proud to have been the recipient of eight Eagle Awards From Associated Builders and Contractors for excellence in construction – and this year again, walked away with two Eagles!
The top 20 under 40 Young Professionals of the Year were named at ABC’s 2015 Excellence in Construction awards. Young professionals who represent the most respected young leaders in the Gulf Coast region of Florida were called to the stage to be recognized for the their contributions to the construction industry. Steve Cona III announced the final name for recognition and announced that this year ABC was recognizing a Young Professional of the Year for Florida’s Gulf Coast Chapter. Scott Cox was named ABC Gulf Coast Chapter’s 2015 Young Professional of the Year. Scott was recognized for his many contributions to Florida’s construction industry – including being a Co-Founder and Co-Chair of ABC’s cutting edge NexGen Program, serving as a past chair of ABC’s Marketing Committee, serving on ABC’s National Young Professional’s Committee, and representing Cox Fire Protection as Vice President and Director of Preconstruction Services. Congratulations, Scott! You are truly deserving of this award!.