The BayCare Wesley Chapel Hospital — a massive undertaking for APG — is almost complete. APG has decades of experience in healthcare design and construction, but this project marks the first time we have both completely designed and then built a hospital from the ground up. The 40 acre, 318,000 square-foot complex will provide the Wesley Chapel area with 86 patient beds, a new 20 bed emergency department, an imaging lab, an intensive care unit with virtual monitoring beds, and a physical rehabilitation center.
The project initially began in December 2019, when APG was awarded the contract to provide MEPFT design services. Vice President of Engineering Mike Dobbs and Director of Engineering Rolando Alvarez hit the ground running with Senior Electrical Engineer Rolando Martiatus, Electrical Engineer Yonet Lopez, and BIM Specialist Jordan Sibbach.
After a competitive bidding process, APG won the construction contract for the project. The team faced many challenges, and COVID-19 restrictions played a large part in unexpected issues and component delays. Despite it all, APG met every expected deadline and is on track to complete the project on schedule.
The construction phase of this difficult project showcased the efficiency and craftsmanship of the APG team led by Senior Project Manager Austin Buxton, Project Manager Tommy Poore, and Project Superintendent Eric Beal. Project Foremen Greg Cirillo, Juan Garcia, and Josh Mosher were also vital to the team’s success, as well as Superintendent RJ Blake, Lead Electrician Michael Fantow, and Journeyman Electrician Collin Ephraim, whose hard work and dedication were exemplified in many aspects of the project.
We are incredibly proud of everyone who participated in the Wesley Chapel Hospital project and who provided an excellent example of our team’s communication skills and workmanship. Design and construction of healthcare projects represents the largest segment of our business, and we are proud to have the privilege of designing and building some of the largest and most critical hospital buildings in the state. By performing both design and construction in-house, APG offers something remarkably unique in the industry.
Building just one hospital of the size and caliber of the Wesley Chapel project could be the highlight of any contractor’s portfolio, but APG is currently involved with several. We are able to successfully manage them all because of the decades we have committed to finding and training the best and brightest electrical design and construction team in the Tampa Bay area