Orlando, FL
Construction Type:
Theme Park Renovation

TimelineAs General Contractor of the project, D&D Construction Services of Orlando, was responsible for building Gatorland's new state-of-the-art meeting and event space, a covered admissions pavilion that incorporated its infamous "toothy" entrance, a classroom, and a cleverly designed retail area. We completed the project three weeks early and significantly under budget. As the General Contractor of the main project, D&D Construction Services, stepped in to offer their services on the afternoon of Nov. 2006 after an early morning fire destroyed Gatorland's gift shop and damaged its signature gator-mouth entrance and admissions area. With the Thanksgiving weekend quickly approaching, the company's most urgent order of business was to build a temporary park entrance in anticipation of the holiday crowds. Within nine days, D&D Construction Services had completed the temporary entrance and Gatorland was back in business - in plenty of time for its Thanksgiving visitors.

"Since the day after the fire, D&D construction has literally moved mountains to expedite our successful recovery. As construction managers, they oversaw even the smallest detail to bring the $4 million project in under budget and ahead of schedule," said Mark McHugh, President & CEO, Gatorland.