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NEI General Contracting Named Central Florida Top Workplace

Monday, 19 September 2022 14:34

NEI General Contracting

Orlando Sentinel recognizes general contractor firm for workplace excellence

ORLANDO, FL / ACCESSWIRE / September 19, 2022 / NEI General Contracting, an award-winning general contractor firm, is proud to announce that it has been named a Central Florida Top Workplace by the Orlando Sentinel. This award celebrates companies with a commitment to a meaningful and fulfilling work experience. The Central Florida employers chosen for recognition were determined through employee surveys conducted by Energage. The surveys measured qualities such as company leadership, communication, appreciation, direction, working environment, managerial skills, wages, and benefits.

As a way of honoring these most-desired qualities and for creating a positive work environment, NEI and other recipients were recognized during the 2022 Orlando Sentinel Top Workplaces Awards Luncheon Event on Friday, September 16 at the Caribe Royale Orlando.

NEI General Contracting, Monday, September 19, 2022, Press release picture

Photo caption (L to R): Jon Defaria, Project Manager; Eddie Young, Senior Superintendent; Melissa Baldwin, Senior Manager of People Operations; Josef Rettman, President; Rich Ionelli, Vice President of Southeast Operations; Dan D'Orval, Area Field Manager; Kim Dobyns, Project Manager; Jordan White, Estimator; and Jimmy Bellows, Project Manager

NEI has been working in Florida since 2013 and currently has an office in Ocoee with over 50 employees. Led by Vice President of Southeast Operations, Rich Ionelli, NEI has handled projects such as Ashley Square in Jacksonville, Council Towers in Miami Beach, Scott Lake Health & Rehab in Lakeland, and Trinity Towers in Melbourne. Offering general contracting and construction management services, NEI specializes in new construction and rehabilitation of affordable housing, senior living, skilled nursing, and historic preservation.

"We are focused on building and preserving affordable housing throughout the country and building for good, and we couldn't do it without our exceptionally talented employees," said Rich. "At the end of the day, our success is the result of their hard work and dedication. It is a real testament to our team and culture that we have continued to grow."

In April, NEI broke ground on a two-story, 25,000 SF office building and warehouse located at 751 Garden Commerce Parkway in Winter Garden. Construction is expected to be completed in April 2023 and the office will support the Southeast operations including Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Louisiana among other states.

NEI prioritizes equity and inclusion with initiatives that are designed to engage and maximize the participation of diverse local contractors and community-based workforce on all of its construction projects.

About NEI General Contracting

NEI is a privately held company committed to affordable housing with extensive experience in ground-up, moderate rehab, elderly, veteran, historic rehab, historic tax credit and tax credit projects. Providing a full spectrum of general contracting and construction management services to clients throughout the United States.

NEI has three regional offices, to help better serve its clients: Boston to serve the Northeast, Florida to serve the Southeast, and Texas to serve the Southwest.

Founded in 1998 on the principles of integrity, diligence, and building for good, we have opened the door to over 20,000 newly homed and hopeful families, giving them a chance for a better quality of life. We're building for good because everyone deserves a good home. We're building for good because that's the right way to do it. For more information, please visit

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SOURCE: NEI General Contracting

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