By Bradley Osburn
LOCATION – 8200 NW 15th Place
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES – 100 full-time, three part-time and six interns
HOW LONG HAS THE COMPANY BEEN IN ITS CURRENT LOCATION – CPPI has been in its current corporate office since 2001.
WHAT DOES CPPI DO? – CPPI is a one-stop construction services firm with projects ranging from hospitals to apartment complexes.
IS CPPI HIRING? – Yes, please contact Kateara Stoner for more information: 352-333-9292.
Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI), is a very successful Gainesville construction company specializing in general contracting, construction management and the streamlined, one-stop design-build service.
The late company founder, Charles R. “Chuck” Perry, opened Charles Perry Construction in 1968 and PPI Construction Management in 1993. Perry opened PPI to serve clients who preferred the construction management delivery method over hard bid. Perry was involved with both companies until his death in 2005.
In 2011, surviving partners Breck Weingart, John Carlson and Brian Leslie merged the two companies into CPPI to better serve their client base. CPPI is currently at work on the RTS Maintenance & Operations Facility, the Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention and the Harrell Medical Education Building, among dozens of others.
The large, open meeting space is used for corporate meetings, quarterly gatherings and holiday parties.
CPPI provides a gym space to employees, and a personal trainer is available to staff on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The Charles R. Perry Pub is an exact replica of Charles Perry’s original office space, including furniture, wallpaper and cabinetry, repurposed as an employee lounge with a pool table replacing Perry’s desk.
DIVERSIFIED PROJECTS DIVISION
CPPI’s Diversified Projects Division has been around since 1995. The team moved into its new office at 706 SW 4th Ave. in April. The DPD handles all projects with costs from $100,000 to $2 million, and handles more, but smaller, projects than the corporate office.
“CPPI’s Diversified Projects Division is able to service smaller projects while giving the client the same attention as our multi-million dollar projects,” said Matt Webster, the vice president of the DPD.
Having an office downtown allows CPPI to be closer to several Gainesville redevelopment projects and right next door to its current Infusion Technology Center project, a 150,000 square foot, eight-story construction that will serve as the hub to the expanding University of Florida Innovation Square.