The apartment home construction is under way in Clermont
We’re currently working with Colson and Colson General Contractors, a company based in Salem, OR, on a construction project for Orchard Heights Gracious Retirement Living in Clermont, FL. We’re providing porta-potties and roll-off dumpsters at the construction site.
The project is expected to be complete in the spring of next year. The new construction is building one- and two-bedroom apartment homes with amenities for seniors in the retirement and assisted living community. Community amenities include exercise and shopping opportunities, a barber and beauty shop, crafts, cards, billiards and entertainment. There’s even a dining hall staffed with a chef who prepares three nutritious meals each day, along with a 24-hour fruit bar, coffee and snack bar. Apartments will be furnished with drapes and linens, and will include kitchenettes and 24-hour emergency cord pulls in each room. Staff is on-site 24 hours each day to assist residents.
Orchard Heights has communities across the United States in 17 states. In Florida, there are two communities in Oxford, one under construction in Clermont and another community in Spring Hill. In addition, Orchard Hill manages communities in Ontario and Saskatchewan, Canada and several locations in the United Kingdom.
Colson and Colson General Contractors was founded in 1963 between Hugh Colson and his son. In 1979, they began working exclusively on constructing retirement residences. As of December 2009, Colson and Colson has built over 300 retirement residences in the United States, Canada and even England!
“Our roll-off dumpsters on site will collect all the standard construction debris like wood, paper, metal and cardboard. We’ll then haul the debris to the right waste management or recycling facility,” said Chuck Herb, owner of Sunshine Recycling. “In addition, we’re providing porta-potties on site for the contractors.”
For more information about the services we provide, please visit our Services page or check out our FAQs to learn more about our dumpster rental process.
One of our largest projects has been assisting with the building of a new affordable luxury resort at Universal Orlando. We have been working with construction company Balfour Beatty for one full year on this project. Called the Cabana Bay Resort, the new hotel is adjacent to Universal’s Islands of Adventure. We provide more than 20 roll-off dumpsters to the construction site and do a minimum of 8 round-trip hauls each day, returning the dumpsters to the site at the end of each trip.
Cabana Bay will have a hip, vintage vibe evoking the iconic feel of ‘50s and ‘60s beach resorts. Offering family suites that sleep up to six guests and standard guest rooms at budget-friendly rates, the hotel will provide Universal visitors high-quality and high value but affordable stays on-site in comparison to the three luxury hotels that are already part of Universal Orlando Resorts.
The resort offers plenty of amenities including a 10-lane bowling alley, Universal’s first “lazy river,” plus a game room, fitness center and resort store. Each courtyard features its own pool and sandy beach, too. While lounging poolside, guests can participate in hula hoop contests, bingo, dive-in movies, ping pong and volleyball.
We’re excited to be a part of this large-scale project — it’s currently one of the largest temporary construction projects that we’ve ever completed! At the beginning of the project, we primarily hauled concrete as the site was being prepped for building. We now haul all construction debris including wood, drywall, cardboard and plastic packaging to local landfills. All of the materials are sorted to ensure all recyclable materials are not simply thrown away.
We anticipate our part of this project will wrap in February 2014. Cabana Bay will celebrate its grand opening on July 1, 2014 but the first rooms will be ready for occupancy at the end of March 2014.
We just started work on an interesting project: we are providing dumpsters for the debris clean up needed after a sinkhole formed in Clermont, Florida last month. You have probably seen news coverage about the sinkhole, which formed a 15-foot deep crater on Sunday, August 11, 2013, causing the collapse of a three-story building of the Summer Bay Resort, located near Disney World.
Thankfully, no one was seriously injured in the massive building collapse. According to CNN, no one was harmed because guests were able to evacuate after seeing several warning signs that something was going wrong with the building. Guests and staff were alerted to the collapse when they heard the loud noises of the building cracking as it began to sink and saw several windows shattering. One woman was alerted to the collapse when she noticed that the bath tub she was in was hovering above the sunken floor! The evacuation started at about 10:30 at night, and by the time the building collapsed, everyone had escaped, although some guests escaped narrowly, like one family (with an infant) that had to break out of a room when the door collapsed.
To assist with the cleanup of this frightening event, we have provided several 30 yard roll-off dumpsters for the debris collection. We are happy to be working with our long term client Ameritech Homes Inc. on this project, although we would have preferred that it happened under less unsettling circumstances. Everyone here is happy that all of the guests and staff got out okay, and that there is only rubble and debris to clean up.
We expect to do several hauls for the project, and hopefully we will be able to recycle much of the debris that we collect. For more information about our dumpster rental services, please visit our services page.
Last month, we held a ticket giveaway on our Google Plus page, asking our followers to tell us what they love about living in Orlando. The prize was two tickets to the August 3 game of Orlando’s own fantastic professional soccer team, the Orlando City Lions, who have won the most games this season of any of the professional men’s teams in the United Soccer Leagues with 14 wins so far. While the Lions did not come out victorious from the August 3 game against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, the team is still on fire. We know that they will continue their great season after winning the two games following the August 3 one, beating Tampa Bay 3-0 and 3-2 at their home and away games.
Despite the loss, the winner of our tickets, whose name is Moz, said that he had a great time at the game. “Thank you Sunshine Recycling,” he said. “Go City!”
We’re glad Moz had a great time, and we are also really excited to hear that Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer have announced plans to approve spending that would, among other things, give Orlando City Soccer its own soccer stadium if the Lions can land a Major League Soccer expansion team.
If Orlando City does get its own stadium, the stadium would be built in downtown Orlando between the Amway Center and the Citrus Bowl stadium, which is the Lions’ current home. The proposed construction of the new stadium would cost an estimated $85 million, with a sizable chunk of that cost coming from the owners of the team.
City and county officials are currently working on the details of this proposed construction, and a public hearing should be scheduled in a few weeks. We sure are excited about the idea of having our own Lions stadium, and think that it would be really great if we could be involved in the construction!
Here at Sunshine Recycling, we love Orlando, and we love our Orlando City Soccer team, the Lions. In honor of our city’s up-and-coming team, we are holding a ticket giveaway drawing on our Google+ page!
The Prize: Orlando City Lions vs. Pittsburg Riverhounds
The prize tickets are two front and center tickets to the August 3 game against the Pittsburg Riverhounds at the Florida Citrus Bowl. These are really great seats, so if you want to have the best view of your city’s team, enter our drawing and you could win!
How to Enter Our Ticket Giveaway
To enter the drawing, log in to Google+ and visit our page. Plus one our page and comment on this post. In your comment, make sure you tell us why you love Orlando. The contest will be open for two weeks, and on July 28 at the end of those two weeks, we will choose a random name as the winner of the two tickets! These two tickets are worth about $80, so you have the chance to save big bucks, just by telling us why you love your city, which really shouldn’t be too hard, considering that that city is Orlando.
About the Orlando City Soccer Club and the Orlando Lions
The Orlando City Soccer Club is the professional soccer club in Orlando. The up-and-coming Lions have already won two regular season titles and a post season championship. The soccer club’s mission is to turn Orlando into a soccer city, and the Lions into a Major League Soccer team. We definitely think that they will reach this goal because they are doing a pretty awesome job so far.
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