McCree Begins Construction on New Fire Station for City of Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 23, 2008) – McCree General Contractors & Architects, Orlando’s premier design/build firm, recently began construction on a new fire station for the City of Orlando.

Fire Station #7, located on Goldwyn Avenue, is situated near Lake Mann and will serve West Orlando. The station marks McCree’s fifth project for the Orlando Fire Department and the City of Orlando.

All five stations were designed with eco-friendly features that will not only reduce environmental impact, but will also save the city a considerable amount of money on energy and water. The buildings use natural light resources, high-efficiency heating and cooling systems and low-water usage faucets and plumbing.

“Our partnership with the City of Orlando and in particular, our work on the fire stations, exemplifies our commitment to the community and the environment,” said Richard McCree, Jr., CEO/President of McCree.

Station #15, the first of the five projects, earned national recognition for its design and sustainable features. Fire Station #7 is designed for LEED certification. Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, or LEED, is acknowledged as the standard for measuring building sustainability.

“The recent construction of the fire stations are just one of the ways we are working to transform Orlando into one of the most environmentally-conscious cities in America,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “Projects like this represent a giant step toward long-term sustainability. We are proud that McCree has been such an integral part of that process.”

Currently in its 82nd year, McCree, Inc. provides concept to completion design-build services for numerous project types and serves as Central Florida’s oldest design-build firm. McCree is a truly integrated design-builder employing architects, engineers, and contractors all under one roof. For additional information on McCree, please visit