NEI Breaks Ground on New Office

(l-r): Marc Marcelli; Jose Velazquez; Kate Ionelli; Rich Ionelli; Joe Rettman; Darcy Unroe, Unroe Engineering; Jose Perez, PQH; and Kim Dobyns

Boston – NEI General Contracting announced it recently broke ground on a 2-story, 25,000sf office building and warehouse located at 751 Garden Commerce Parkway in Winter Garden, Fla.

Construction is expected to be completed in April 2023 and the office will support the Southeast operations including Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Louisiana, among other states. NEI also has an office in Houston that supports the company’s work in Texas and the Southwest, and an office in Boston that supports the Northeast.

NEI has been working in Florida since 2013 and currently has an office in Ocoee with over 40 employees. Offering general contracting and construction management services, NEI specializes in new construction and rehabilitation of affordable housing, senior living, skilled nursing, and historic preservation.

“We are excited to have a custom-designed building with first-class amenities to house our Southeast Operations,” said vice president of southeast operations, Rich Ionelli. “We have seen continuous growth since arriving almost ten years ago and this new office space will help us accommodate our growing team and better serve the communities we are working in. We are focused on developing quality affordable housing as it continues to be a critical and growing need in the area.”

NEI’s new facility will include employee amenities such as a fitness center with showers, outdoor porch, laundry, private lactation room, and cafe with kitchen. Featuring a 2-story atrium lobby, the office layout includes private offices, workstations, and conference rooms.

The project team also includes Cage Realty LLC, owner; PQH, architect; and Unroe Engineering, civil engineer.