McCree Completes First Leed-Silver Fire Station in the State of Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (February 24, 2009) – McCree General Contractors & Architects, Orlando’s premier design/build firm, recently completed Fire Station #7, Florida’s first LEED-Sliver Fire Station for the City of Orlando.

Orlando Fire Station #7 was designed and built according to the prototype criteria for a total of six fire stations for the City of Orlando. It was completed six weeks ahead of schedule and under budget. This facility is an 11,530 square foot fire station equipped with truck bays, offices, a state-of-the-art kitchen, a dining/meeting room, individual sleeping quarters and a triage area. This prototypical design can be used on varying sites and is shovel ready within 90 days.

“Fire Station #7 is not only the first LEED-Silver Fire Station, but it was also completed in just 5 and a half months. This project marks a great milestone for both the City of Orlando and McCree, “said Richard McCree Jr. CEO/President of McCree.

All six 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.

“We are proud to be leading the state in the construction of LEED-certified Fire Stations. With the expertise of McCree Construction we have completed five LEED-certified stations, and now the first LEED-Silver Fire Station in the State,” stated Mayor Buddy Dyer.

Currently in its 83rd 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