75-Year Design-Builder Recognized For Disrupting Construction Industry with Technology Advancements That Set A New Standard
Apopka-based design-build firm FINFROCK has been chosen by the Orlando Economic Partnership as the Schwartz Innovation Award recipient for 2019. The Schwartz Innovation award was named after the late William C. Schwartz, a pioneer within the field of laser technology, who was awarded an honorary doctorate in Engineering Science by the University of Central Florida and made numerous contributions to advancing technology in the Central Florida region. The Orlando Economic Partnership honors William Schwartz by recognizing companies that have successfully created, developed and implemented innovative products, ideas, and processes, that contribute to the Orlando region’s competitiveness.
FINFROCK, a vertically integrated, single-source design-builder which allows owners to buy a building as a product rather than a series of services, will receive this year’s Schwartz Innovation Award. FINFROCK is known for its breakthroughs in technology solutions that increase efficiency, productivity, and profitability of precast/prestressed concrete manufacturers. The company’s proprietary DualDeck® building system, as well as its innovative 3D modeling and product tracking software and implementation of laser technology for greater dimensional accuracy and improved productivity, have positioned the company as a construction industry disruptor. FINFROCK is the only construction company to have received this award, which has previously been awarded to companies in a wide range of industries, including electronic circuit manufacturing and special materials-science to defense war-game simulation.
FINFROCK is also one of Central Florida’s largest employers and has more than quadrupled in size in the past three years, with a robust portfolio of commercial buildings in the hotel, student housing, multifamily residential, mixed-use and office sectors.
“Being recognized by the Orlando Economic Partnership with the Schwartz Innovation Award is a tremendous achievement for FINFROCK,” said Allen R. Finfrock, CEO. “As a company, we have continually strived to advance our operations and the construction industry through innovative technology and lean manufacturing methods. It is rewarding to know that our efforts have made a significant impact on our industry as well setting a new standard for what project owners expect from design-build firms.”
“FINFROCK has been a part of the Orlando community for 75 years,” said Partnership President and CEO Tim Giuliani. “Three generations of the Finfrock family have led the company, continuing a legacy of developing revolutionary new building systems and improved processes that have benefited countless companies and organizations in our region.”
FINFROCK is a single source of responsibility for complete, multi-story buildings. As a result, we offer a low risk, cost effective, faster method of building. The combination of our delivery process, technologies, and building system cut onsite construction time nearly in half; providing substantial economic benefits to projects. Visit our website to learn more about our innovation.