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Wharton-Smith Hires Bert Fonseca as Central Florida Commercial Project Executive

August 6, 2020-Sanford, FL -Wharton-Smith Construction Group announced today the hire of Bert Fonseca as a Project Executive for their Central Florida Commercial Operation at their Corporate Headquarters in Sanford, FL.

Mr. Fonseca brings with him more than 28 years of construction experience and a strong reputation for successfully delivering multi-million-dollar higher education, K-12 education, commercial, airport, healthcare and entertainment projects.

Prior to joining Wharton-Smith, Fonseca worked as the Preconstruction Director for Comprehensive Energy Services in Longwood, Florida and served as a Project Executive at Skanska USA Building Inc. in Orlando for more than a decade. During his career, Bert has proudly produced projects for the University of Central Florida, Seminole State College, Valencia College, Orange County Library System, Orange County Public Schools, Osceola County Public Schools, and the Brevard County School District.

In Fonseca’s career he has focused on managing large and complex projects that have showcased his considerable skills in operations oversight, pre-construction, customer and community relations, and project quality control. Bert also worked as a Senior Project Manager for Balfour Beatty in Plantation, Florida.

“Bert brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and success to the table. His relationships and proven track record in Florida will strengthen our growing portfolio in the state and propel us into new market segments,” said Darin Crafton, EVP of Wharton-Smith, Commercial Operations. “His reputation for professionalism and commitment to his clients make him a perfect fit for our Wharton-Smith family,” continued Crafton, “and we are excited to have him on board.”

Fonseca graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction and went on to earn a Master of Science in Construction Management from Florida International University. Mr. Fonseca is a Florida Certified General Contractor, applying for his Mechanical and Contractors Licensures and a graduate of Leadership Orlando.

In his position at Wharton-Smith, Fonseca will be responsible for opening and developing new market segments as well as expanding opportunities in existing higher education and municipal markets. 


About Wharton-Smith:

Wharton-Smith, Inc. is a construction manager and general contractor with a focus on building communities. We specialize in water treatment, municipal, education, entertainment, senior living and hospitality projects – all the things a community needs to thrive. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Sanford, Florida with branch offices in Baton Rouge, LA; Gulfport, MS; Charlotte, NC; Houston, TX and Florida locations in Tampa, Fort Myers, Rockledge and Jupiter. For more information, please visit



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