Launch New Statewide Healthcare Construction Company Two leading healthcare construction firms have joined forces to launch Moss Miller Healthcare, a unique company designed to meet the growing demand for hospitals, clinics and research institutions across the state of Florida. Moss Miller Healthcare is a fusion of healthcare specialist teams from Moss & Associates and Miller Construction Company, both recognized innovators in healthcare construction. With a seasoned staff of healthcare preconstruction and construction experts, Moss Miller Healthcare is positioned to grow into the premier healthcare builder in Florida.
“The economy has kept the lid on Florida healthcare work, but with construction costs lower than they’ve been since the 1980s, we’re beginning to see requests for significant hospital projects,” said Joe Harris, executive vice president of the new company. “As hospitals’ financial investments recover, we expect the flow of projects will accelerate,” he added.
Just What the Doctor Ordered
While the Fort Lauderdale-based Moss and Miller firms remain independent as two of the state’s most prominent construction services companies, “joining forces for the long term specifically to pursue opportunities in healthcare builds on our companies’ strengths and our established working relationship,” said Wayne Hannaka, vice president of the new entity.
Executive team members of the new Moss Miller Healthcare venture are responsible for having overseen more than $2.5 billion collectively in medical facility construction projects. “Our team brings each project the insights of veteran experts plus the progressive ideas of project managers who think strategically,” added Hannaka.
Miller Construction Company has a 20-year South Florida healthcare construction track record, with proven expertise in meeting stringent requirements of the state’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). Fully 100 percent of Miller’s 55 hospital and other healthcare facility projects passed in all final inspections by AHCA. The company most recently completed a multi-phase renovation for Cleveland Clinic Florida and has worked on dozens of complex projects for Holy Cross Hospital.
Moss & Associates, one of the state’s largest construction management firms, has an executive team whose members directed construction of landmark medical centers from Miami to Orlando and Tampa Bay. The company recently completed two clinical facilities for Leon Medical Centers, as well as the $72-million University of Miami Biomedical Research Building. The firm has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Tampa and Ocala.
“Blending our expert healthcare teams gives us a strong, costeffective platform for growth,” said Hannaka. “Our operational systems are already in place through several joint ventures, and our people have a shared commitment to exceptional service and craftsmanship.”
Since 2004, Moss and Miller have joint ventured on projects including Nova Southeastern University’s massive University Center, Performing Arts Center and The Commons dormitory, plus the Himmarshee Landing residential/retail/office complex in Fort Lauderdale and the San Remo Plaza office/retail facility in Miami.
The two firms’ CEOs, Bob Moss and Tom Miller, have been industry colleagues and friends since they met in the 1970s. Bob Moss founded Moss & Associates in 2004, and has since built some of the state’s largest, most complex mixed-use, corrections and other commercial projects. Miller Construction Company, founded in 1973, has built its niche with mid-sized commercial projects throughout South Florida. Both businesses focus on earning longterm client relationships rather than “chasing projects.”
For information on Moss Miller Healthcare, contact Neil Hammack or Joe Harris at (954) 769-8280.