Tamaya Receives Excellence in Construction Award for Commercial Construction

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Tamaya, a large, infill mixed-use community located midway between downtown Jacksonville and the beaches, recently received an Excellence in Construction Award from the First Coast chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC). Tamaya’s amenity center, entryway and hardscapes won the Eagle Award for the Commercial Construction category for projects between $5-10 million.


The nearly 800-acre community is centered around the Residents Club, a Mediterranean-inspired clubhouse and amenity center that acts as the civic, social and recreational heart of Tamaya. The club features an aquatic facility with a Junior Olympic-sized pool, interactive spray features, a splash plaza, and beach-entry lagoon pool; a state-of-the-art fitness/wellness facility; Har-Tru tennis courts; a playground; and multi-purpose event lawn.

As the project’s general and specialty contractor, Dicky Smith & Company collaborated with ICI Communities, the developer, and ELM, the master planner, and landscape architect, to build the commercial aspects of the Tamaya community, including the Residents Club, pool and aquatics facility and fitness/wellness center.

ABC’s Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry’s leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality construction projects. Entrants are judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.

Erin Weinberg