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Morris H. Adkins, Jr., President

ADKINS Construction Company

Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, University of Cincinnati, OH

Professional Profile

Twenty-five (25) years of experience in the construction industry, managing the construction of various commercial, retail, educational and institutional projects with a total value of over $100 million. Morris has extensive experience overseeing all phases of multi-million-dollar construction projects for private-sector and government clients. This experience includes managing multiple projects simultaneously with a proven history of on-time, under-budget and high-quality project completions.

• Licensed Commercial General Contractor in the State of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama & Arkansas

• OSHA 30 Hour Safety Training

Store Front Retro FitnessProfessional Experience

• Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches (1200 sf -2500sf)  Over a hundred Locations throughout the United States
• The Flame Broiler (1200sf – 2500sf)  Multiple Locations in Jacksonville, FL

• Mission BBQ (4,500 sf)  Multiple Locations throughout the Southeastern United States

• Retro Fitness Centers (20,000 sf)  Multiple locations throughout the State of Florida

• Retro Fitness Corporate Headquarters Office (4500 sf)  Tenant Improvement for Corporate Relocation

• Pieology Pizzeria (2500 sf)  Multiple Locations throughout the Southeastern United States

• Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint (2500 sf)  Multiple Locations throughout the Southeastern United States

• Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina (2500 sf)  Multiple Locations throughout the Southeastern United States

• Chicken Salad Chick (2500 sf)  Multiple Locations throughout the Southeastern United States

• Jake M. Godbold City Hall Annex  Jacksonville, FL  60,000 sf – Renovation and Build-Out, LEED Silver Certified, Excellence In Construction Award, $12,000,000

• FL Community College at Jacksonville, Campus Remodel  Jacksonville, FL  60,000 sf – Phased, Multiple Building Renovation, $3,666,787

• Ribault Club Historic Restoration.  Talbot Island State Park, FL  18,000 sf – Historic Restoration, Excellence In Construction Award – Project of the Year in Jacksonville, FL $2,352,003
• Flagler Hospital Doctors’ Offices  St. Augustine, FL  7,700 sf – Interior Build-out of New Doctors’ Offices, $475,778 • University of North Florida New Track  Jacksonville, FL  Renovation and Construction of Track & Field Facility, Excellence In Construction Award, $3,000,000

• Camp Blanding Regional Training Institute – Phase I & II  Starke, FL  160,000 sf – Multiple Building Training Institute, SPiRiT Silver Certified, $34,000,000

• Camp Blanding Regional Training Institute – Phase I  Starke, FL  60,000 sf – Multiple Building Complex, SPiRiT Silver Certified, Excellence In Construction Award, $13,000,000

• Combined Support Maintenance Shop at Camp Blanding  Starke, FL  101,500 sf – Multiple Buildings, Excellence In Consrtuction Award, $20,160,000

• Mayo Clinic Jacksonville – Central Utilities Plant/Corridor  Jacksonville, FL  30,000 sf – Tilt-up Construction – AHCA Inspected, $4,973,000

• St. Augustine Airport Authority – Corporate Hanger  St. Augustine, FL  17,000 sf – New Corporate Hanger, $1,009,000

What others have said:

“Morris and his team were very timely with everything. He did a good job of getting everybody in, coordinating the various schedules and getting everything done. My project was completed on time and on budget.”

Rob Jennis, Owner, Retro Fitness Centers, Fleming Island, FL



“Morris and his team have helped to relieve the stress of opening new restaurants. I can consistently count on high quality work, done in a timely manner with no surprises. Morris is a very good guy to work with and has built all five of my stores.”

Nick Patel, Owner, Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich & Salsaritas Restaurants



“Morris was honest and fair in all dealings especially as far as price goes with no additional charges … he did not try to nickel and dime me. He has subsequently completed three locations for us.”

Jackie Grzebin, West Comes East, Inc. (The Flame Broiler USA Franchisee)


“Morris and his team have built-out three of my restaurants. Their ‘on-site’ workmanship was of excellent quality and they did what was needed to get things installed and get us open for business quickly.”

Rebecca Roland, Owner, Chicken Salad Chick Restaurants, Abbeville, AL 



Design-Build         General Contracting    Construction Management   

Quality Craftsmanship       On Budget       On Schedule

Experience        Commitment          Value Engineering