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    Orlando Magazine: The Face of Building to Last

    October 01, 2017


    Theme parks. Hotels. Schools. Office buildings. Public spaces. Airports. From its inception in 1933, Balfour Beatty has steadily and successfully built a portfolio that has changed skylines and created thousands of jobs. As Senior Vice President of the North Florida Business Unit, John Harris--a proud Gator alumnus--oversees a wide range of construction projects that profoundly impacts the way locals and visitors alike live, work and play. From the iconic Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts to Walt Disney's Avatar-World of Pandora to the Loews Sapphire Falls Hotel at Universal Studios to multifamily residences throughout Orlando, each project team mobilizes and collaborates on the best way each owner's wants, needs and dreams will be Built to Last. Balfour Beatty offers the resources and reach of a national construction company, while providing a local service that meets individual needs and exceeds industry standards. As active Central Florida citizens, Balfour Beatty employees give their time and dollars toward a variety of good-will charitable organizations. In addition to paid time off for volunteer work, Balfour Beatty hosts an annual golf tournament each fall to raise money to benefit the community. Benefactors have included UCF, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and United Way.

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