May 24, 2023

DACG Awarded School Replacement Project by Lake County Schools


DACG Awarded School Replacement Project by Lake County Schools

Construction Management at Risk Services for the Fruitland Park Elementary School Replacement Project

Altamonte Springs, FL. May 15, 2023. DACG, Inc. is proud to announce being appointed the Construction Management at Risk Services provider for Lake County Schools’ Fruitland Park Elementary School replacement project. Our team is eager to support Fruitland Park’s mission“to provide every student with a safe learning environment and individual opportunities to excel so they are prepared for the next grade level” through the construction of this new, multi-story elementary school campus.

The new Fruitland Park Elementary School will be built on a green 19-acre site to provide improved facilities for PK–5th grade educational programs with approximately 940 student stations. The design concept includes buildings housing administrative, media center, kitchen/dining, classrooms, skills/science labs, art, music, and exceptional education. Site improvements include parking areas, parent loop, bus loop, exterior walkways and canopies, site lighting, site signage, underground utilities, storm water retention, landscaping, and irrigation. All students will transfer to the new Fruitland Park Elementary School campus when it opens within the 2024-25 school year.

This $31 million dollar project will provide a multitude of construction job opportunities for the Lake County community. DACG commits to investing 50% of the project budget in the Fruitland Park and Lake County communities. The team will also offer community updates, student activities, and support for stakeholders beyond the construction site.

DACG shares Lake County Schools’ mission to foster a “dynamic, progressive, and collaborative learning community”and will do so by bringing an unparalleled depth of educational experience with various K-12 projects in Central Florida, campus renovations, and extensive experience working together as a team for decades. Above all, DACG’s goal is to provide a safe construction project sites that exceed every level of expectations from all stakeholders; most importantly, the students.


D & A Construction Group, Inc. (DACG) is a privately held corporation founded in 2010 providing superior construction services throughout the State of Florida. Our team specializes in educational, entertainment and infrastructure construction, offering services including design-build, pre-construction, construction management, general contracting, and subcontractor services. We deliver for both private and public sector clients promptly and with extensive attention to detail. DACG was founded by Heather McCandless, who envisioned a firm that could deliver on the promise of quality personalized service, with a positive impact on the communities we serve. DACG is proud to be a certifiedW/MBE,LDB, DBE, and SBE company.

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