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University of Florida College of Education Norman Hall Renovation & Expansion

The entire project is a historic rehabilitation and innovative transformation of the College of Education’s historical physical form.

University of Florida Katie Seashole Pressly Softball Stadium

The new Katie Seashole Pressly Softball Stadium will consist of 360 degree open concourse seating connected across the entire stadium

Delta Gamma Sorority House at the University of Florida

Delta Gamma’s long history at the University of Florida will be captured and elevated in the construction of their new 25,000 sf house situated..

Community Donations Help Boys & Girls Club

TV20 WCJB Posted: Thu 6:46 AM, Nov 29, 2018  |  Updated: Thu 7:01 AM, Nov 29, 2018 WATCH VIDEO GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)– With the help of several local donors, the Boys and Girls Club in Northwest Gainesville has undergone some improvements. Thanks to several local donors, including Lowe’s, Scorpio and Ashley Furniture Home…

University of Florida College of Education Rehabilitation & Expansion

November Update The Norman Hall rehabilitation and expansion is moving along nicely, with the Education Library currently open for use. The renovations are continuing to improve infrastructure, as well as enhance the Norman Hall experience for students, faculty and staff. Watch the video here.

Making a Home for Sorority Life

Each Scorpio project is unique. Each project delivers something special and of value to its owner. But when a project is somebody’s home, or in this case a lot of “somebodies” home, it takes on a different feel. In this case, it is a sorority house; the very first for…

Ricky Buxton – A Career of Pride and Passion

As part of Careers in Construction Month, Scorpio has asked our team to share their stories about how and why they chose a career in construction. Our next profile is Ricky Buxton, General Superintendent and Quality Assurance Manager. Ricky is actively involved in all Scorpio projects and visits each of our active sites nearly every day.

How did you get started in the construction industry?

For me, this is the family business. My father and both of my grandfathers worked in the industry. As a little boy, I wanted to be just like them. I loved listening to their stories and visiting the job sites. I was introduced to the work at an early age. It made me feel needed and valuable and I was good at it. I was contributing to the growth of my community and providing for my family. I loved it then and I love it now.

Tell me about your job. What does an average day look like?

My position is General Superintendent and Quality Assurance Manager. My primary responsibility is to support our field staff to make sure we are accomplishing the tasks needed to deliver an exceptional quality project. The average day involves me visiting job sites and helping to identify any issues that the team may need assistance with to keep the jobs on schedule. Additionally, each site visit allows me to observe and ensure our safety and quality standards are being met.

What do you love most about your work?

As I mentioned before, I love building. But equally, I enjoy being part of a team. There is great satisfaction in settings goals and achieving them with a team that pulls together. I also really enjoy mentoring the next generation. Nothing can compare to helping others realize their potential, watch them meet their goals, and witness the positive impact it has on their life.

What advice do you have for students considering a career in construction?

Do what you love to do!! If you have a passion for and love for something that is the direction you need to go when deciding on a career. The saying is true, “If you love what you are doing, you will never ‘work’ a day in your life”.  I should know, it has been over 35 years and it has never felt like work.