JTVS Builders, Inc. Announced as One of the First Place Winners for the 2020 AGC Georgia’s Build Georgia Awards for Starland Yard

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

AGC Georgia recently announced JTVS Builders, Inc. as one of the first place winners in the AGC Build Georgia Awards for the Starland Yard project. JTVS joins a select group of contractors throughout the state of Georgia and won under the category of the company’s size ranging from $5M to $20M in revenue.  The award will be presented to them during the AGC Georgia’s Annual Convention on June 13th, 2020, in Amelia Island, Florida.

Each year AGC Georgia members participate in the prestigious AGC Build Georgia Awards competition to celebrate their firm and projects demonstrating construction excellence. A panel of judges, representing all areas of construction, evaluated an impressive number of submissions this year, assessing each project’s complexity, use of innovative construction techniques, and client satisfaction, among other criteria. Winning projects represent the best the construction industry has to offer by both general contractors and specialty contractors.

"It has been a great honor to be recognized for our work by the industry on Starland Yard for both AGC’s Build America Award and now AGC Georgia’s Build Georgia Award. The success of the project would not have been possible without the professionalism and dedication of local partnerships, including the developer, the architectural firm, the structural engineering firm, and highly experienced local subcontractors," says Principal of JTVS Builders, Inc. Jimmy Smith.

Starland Yard is Savannah's first food truck park addressing the need for a permanent and defined locale of food, beverage, music, and culture for the entire community. Comprising of over 20 upcycled shipping containers that have been structurally modified, this family-friendly oasis features rotating food trucks, a full-service bar, a Neapolitan pizzeria, a rooftop and courtyard for special events, play areas, and on-site parking. Situated in the historic Starland District of Savannah, Starland Yard pays homage to Savannah's port economy by transforming a once-vacant lot into a thriving community hub. Through the use of innovative design and construction, this project brought a new and revitalized look to the Savannah area.

Co-owner and developer of Starland Yard, Guy Davidson, states, "This was an incredible project to bring to Savannah, and we could not have had a better team working on it. JTVS Builders set the bar for innovative construction, client service, safety, and project management. This is another well-deserved award."

Starland Yard was designed by architectural firm Lominack Kolman Smith Architects and included other award-winning design team members such as Tharpe Engineering Group, Dulohery Weeks, Remark Studio, and Maupin Engineering, Inc.

Celebrating their 10 year anniversary, JTVS Builders, Inc. is an award-winning general contracting firm based in Savannah, Georgia specializing in commercial, hospitality, institutional, industrial, and historic preservation construction. With a diverse portfolio of experience, JTVS Builders, Inc. has established itself as a construction leader in the Lowcountry.