Lord and Son Construction: Intern Focus

As U.S. News stated, “Degrees are great, but internships make a difference”. Several studies have proven that students graduating with internship experiences are more likely to land a job post graduation.

We interviewed our own star intern, Taylor Wood as well as one of our PM’s, Tyler Maxey, to gain some insight on ways to rock your internship and eventually land your dream job.

Taylor attends the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL studying Engineering Technology and Construction Management. He will be graduating this Summer, 2018. Taylor is Lord and Son’s first intern – which began as a class requirement at UWF. The class came to an end last semester and he continues to work for Lord and Son while still taking classes full time.

Day to day activities? It always varies. Taylor gets to work in every facet of the company, including quality control, keeping a log of the meeting minutes, new safety orientation, and “whatever else is asked of me”.

Tyler Maxey, Project Manager for the Costa Blanca project jumped in and added that internships are sort of like a “trial run” – “It’s the only time when you can figure out which side of the business you want to be in – field or operations management/project management. This way, you can start your career getting off on the right foot. Figure out what you enjoy and what you’re good at. Tailor your jobs after college based on that.”

When asked about his internship experience thus far, Taylor said, “I am very grateful for the opportunity to be an intern with Lord and Son. I get to work both in the office and in the field, gaining knowledge in all areas of construction.” Taylor also added that being an intern allows you to establish yourself amongst your peers. During class discussions, Taylor has real life knowledge to add – so it not only helps himself but his classmates as well.


Taylor had a few tips for those looking to pursue an internship.

  1. Have a good mentality and positive attitude. That’s something that i’ve learned from Jim Wilson, whom I work under.
  2.  Never say no.
  3. Lastly and most importantly, I always make decisions like it’s my money at stake. That mentality sets everybody up for success!

Lord & Son’s New 30A Office

Lord and Son Construction recently completed the renovation on their new office off HWY 30A in Gulf Place. Lord and Son wanted to plant their roots closer to some of their recently awarded jobs such as Costa Blanca Condominiums, Alys Beach Fitness Center, Rosemary Beach Mixed Use Building and more.

Lord and Son held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the end of June, joined by the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce.


Here are a few photos of the new modernly decorated office.




Alys Beach Fitness Center

Lord & Son Construction held a groundbreaking ceremony in early September for the Alys Beach Fitness Center. The Contract value for this project was over $7.7 million, with a total square footage of 15,012 sqft.

This project consists of a heated and cooled covered swimming pool, locker rooms, treatment rooms, a large weight room, cardio equipment, a recovery room for yoga and a reflecting pool. There will also be management offices as well as a gated landscape area with a fountain.

The estimated completion for the Fitness Center is September/November of 2018. Stay updated on this project and our other current jobs by following us on Facebook and Instagram.

Lord and Son Breaks Ground on Destin Rehab Expansion

Lord and Son, along with the representatives from the Destin and Fort Walton Chamber of Commerce attended the groundbreaking ceremony at the Destin Rehabilitation Institute on Wednesday. The expansion, led by Project Manger Mike O’Grady will include 10 inpatient rooms, an outdoor therapy garden, and an expansion of the physical therapy gym. This expansion will allow the institute to accept more patients, and will also call for about 15 additional employees.

Lord and Son was granted the $1,834,300 contract earlier this year and says the completion date is marked for late January, 2018.

Follow the progress, along with our other current jobs on our social media channels, Facebook & Instagram.

Kingsfield Elementary School Progress: June 2017

Lord and Son broke ground on Kingsfield Elementary School back in January of 2017. The school is currently on track with construction and anticipated to be completed by June of 2018 and open for students in the fall of 2018.

Below are a few ariel photos showing the current progress of Kingsfield Elementary.

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Kingsfield Elementary School Progress: March 2017

Lord and Son, members of the Escambia County School District and local community marked the groundbreaking of Escambia County’s newest school in January. Kingsfield Elementary is being built to meet the needs of rapid suburban growth in the Pensacola area.

The school is placed on a nearly 50-acre site adjacent to Ransom Middle School in northwest Pensacola. The $25 million school is anticipated to be completed by June of 2018 and open for students in the fall of 2018.

Below are a few ariel photos showing the progress of Kingsfield Elementary.



Lord & Son breaks ground on Costa Blanca condominiums on 30A

Last week, Lord and Son broke ground on 30A’s newest and most luxurious condominium’s, Costa Blanca.

Lord and Son has begun demolition of the existing buildings located on the property.

Located on the west end of 30A, these condo’s feature gulf-front views and over 200 ft. of private beach. Costa Blanca will consist of 14 luxurious gulf front condominiums with square footage from 2,250 up to 4,000. Amenities include:

  • Over 200 ft. of private beach
  • Oversized beachfront balconies
  • 10′-12′ ceilings
  • Luxurious quartz countertops
  • Wolf & Subzero appliances
  • Pre-wired for sound, internet and security
  • Choice of stone or wood flooring throughout
  • Resort style pool & expansion deck
  • Secure underground parking
  • & more!

Costa blanca is scheduled to be completed by Summer of 2018.