at Associated Contracting, Inc., are willing to work harder
to make your job easier.
specializing in structural concrete and masonry, was founded by
Kendall Chaffee in 1998. Kendall began his construction career in
1984 as an entry level laborer in Massachusetts. Over the next 10
years, Kendall ascended through the ranks while developing an understanding
of construction at all levels. During this time, he enrolled in
and successfully completed Northeastern University’s construction
technology program. By the mid '90s, Kendall worked as project manager
and licensed qualifier for a Massachusetts-based design/build company.
He speaks fluent Spanish and has organized and worked several mission
trips building churches to support the large Cuban refugee community
in the Caribbean. Shortly after moving to Florida, Kendall received
his state contractor’s license and formed Associated Contracting,
Inc. with partners Don Santora, business and financial officer,
and Rumualdo Olivarez, field operations manager. The goal was to
build a business with annual sales of $5,000,000. The results were
ACI saw revenues double each of the first six years from $200,000
in 1998 to over $10,000,000 in 2006.
Currently, the staff of over 100 allows ACI the flexibility to excel
at large commercial projects and still maintain the service and
satisfaction one would expect from a smaller company. ACI’s
success has been achieved by providing service, an extensive employee
training program emphasizing quality workmanship, and above all,
safety. Our in-house forming crews, flatwork crews and award-winning
masonry crew allow ACI to perform efficiently on a multitude of
projects. In the field, supervisors are rewarded for accuracy as
well as timely project completions. ACI clients are provided with
daily status reports in the belief that the success of any project
starts and ends with good communications.