Construction is underway on USSI’s new Corporate Headquarters!
On December 18, 2017, the owners and founders of USSI had the remarkable opportunity to purchase a stand-alone building which had never been occupied. The architecture, location, and overall design of the building couldn’t have been more of a perfect fit for our team. After over a year of interior architectural drawings, permitting, county meetings, excitement and anxiousness, we are pleased to announce that construction began on February 15, 2019.
Every week (or so) we plan on posting and sharing photos during our build-out. We hope you visit this page often over the next few months to see exactly what we’re up to. We are excited to share this page with you, and hope you enjoy this journey as much as we do.
February 15, 2019
Our first posted project pictures illustrate our new home pre-construction. We are super excited to move forward with building our dream space. The fine people at McCree Construction have their work cut out for them.
February 22, 2019
Demolition of the original walls and space is coming along nicely… the space looks very different now. We hope to have electric and plumbing starting next week, and then the walls will start being framed in.
March 1, 2019
Demolition continues. The contractors have started the rough plumbing for the building on both the first and second floors. Additionally, framework for the Executive office spaces is coming along nicely, as well as the duct work for the HVAC systems.
March 8, 2019
Plumbing is completed on the first floor, and passed inspection. Wall and door framing has continued through this week. We are starting to see the office and common areas really take shape on both the 1st and 2nd floors.
March 15, 2019
Framing continued this week, and laying out the circular executive area upstairs. All new HVAC ducting was installed, and the original plumbing from the bathrooms on both floors has been removed and replaced.
March 22, 2019
Electrical is being wired and framing of the office spaces is continuing in our new home. The automatic switch for the back-up generator has been mounted in the rear of the building.
April 5, 2019
Well… we did skip one week, not much changed on the building. We are super excited now, they are starting to drywall in all of the common areas and office. You can really see our new headquarters coming together now. Take a look at these great pics.
April 12, 2019
Great progress… almost the entire first floor has drywall, and the second floor is approximately half completed. We are being told by our GC that next week both floors will be completed with drywall, and that finishes (tile, carpet, etc.) will begin. The offices look fantastic!
April 19, 2019
We are excited to show you the latest progress on our new headquarters. It’s amazing how much work can be done in only one week… the drywall is completed in all the major areas, all major electrical runs have been made, and they are starting finishes this week.
April 26, 2019
Another week of hard work by the team at McCree Construction. The walls are being sanded, primed, and prepped for painting. All of our inspections have gone down this week without a hitch. We are told that next week the ceilings will be completed.
May 3, 2019
The quality of the finishes is spectacular… not a lot of new construction has happened this week. We have decided to replace all of the Air Conditioning units throughout the entire building. This decision may set us back a few weeks from our goal move-in date, but being located in beautiful sunny Florida, reliable A/C units is an absolute requirement.
May 17, 2019
It’s been two weeks since our last posting. The finishes have really started to take shape in most of the common areas and the tile looks spectacular. They have begun removing all of the A/C units and air handlers from the ceiling in preparation for the new units. Not much can happen over the next week or so due to the new A/C installation. Our next post will most likely be after new A/C installation is completed and more of the finishes are installed.
May 31, 2019
Installation of the new A/C units has been completed for the entire building. We are now waiting to be approved for pre-power to get the A/C units turned on. We are hopeful that we have power by the end of this week. The only finishes that can be installed in the meantime are granite and hard surfaces. Once we have power, things will move very quickly.
June 7, 2019
Now that the building is nice and cool during our hot Florida afternoons, the contractors are moving quickly. The granite flooring in our new Secure Data Center is absolutely spectacular. We are expecting to see a lot of changes in the next week. Make sure to sop back by and see next weeks photos.
June 14, 2019
We’ve seen quite a bit of activity this last week. The interior glass finishes are finally in, and the flooring and cabinets have been placed in the various break rooms on the first and second floors. The lighting fixtures that have been chosen for the common areas, lobby, and rest rooms are just spectacular. We are getting really close now and the USSI team is super excited.
June 21, 2019
Things are moving fast now. We are told that final finishes will be in next week.
June 28, 2019
Moving quickly, and finishes are getting wrapped up. We hope to have our Certificate of Occupancy within two weeks.
July 12, 2019
Working on last minute “punch list” items. Working on obtaining our C/O. Move date should be within the next few weeks.
August 2, 2019
Sorry we haven’t updated the progress in a while, but today we have some great news… WE RECEIVED OUR CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY!! The team here is so excited to move into our new home, and we believe it will be just a few more weeks before we move in. Right now the finishing touches are being added, new furniture, new phone system, new everything. This has been a long journey, but well worth the wait. We will post more pictures during our move in. Hope you have enjoyed this journey as much as we have.
August 9, 2019
Finishing all of the office and workstation furniture assembly. We are planning on moving into our new headquarters on the weekend of August 24th. Very exciting working on last minute preparation. Here are a few recent photos we’d like to share.
Be our Guest at the open house…
Soon after construction has been completed on our new headquarters, we are planning to throw a grand open house party. We would love the opportunity to visit with you and give you a tour of our new facilities. So, come join the party…. just provide us with a little information about yourself and we’ll make sure to forward an invitation.
Our Valued Partners
When you dream big, it’s helpful to partner with vendors, contractors, and organizations who not only see your vision, but can deliver on the promise. We are privileged to have some of the finest companies in the industry working on this project. Here are just a few.