The Haskell Company

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Coordinates: 30°19′21″N 81°40′11″W / 30.3224°N 81.6697°W / 30.3224; -81.6697

Industry Design-Build Construction
Founded 1965
Headquarters Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Key people
Preston H. Haskell III, Chairman
Steven T. (Steve) Halverson, President & CEO
Greg Ferrell, EVP & COO
Brad Slappey, EVP & CFO
Products Design-Build, Program/Facility/Construction Management, Project Planning, Development
Revenue $750+ million (2007)[1]
Number of employees
1,021 (2007)[2]

Haskell is an architecture, engineering, and construction firm headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The firm also operates an office in Mexico City and has international operations, which include projects in Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Brazil. Haskell designed and built the 244,000 sq ft, $35 million Spirit AeroSystems Manufacturing & Design Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Rolls-Royce hired the firm to build a $40 million jet engine plant in Virginia. Steven Halverson is the firm's CEO.[3]

Haskell provides design, engineering, and construction services. It was founded by Preston H. Haskell in 1965.

The company advocates the design-build construction method. Haskell helped refine the model in its earliest days and has been instrumental in elevating the design-build delivery system within the industry.[4] Haskell has delivered upward of 1,500 projects with this model— featuring single-source accountability and an integrated project approach.


Haskell performs design/build, construction management, facility management, interior design, steel fabrication, infrastructure and real estate services for commercial, industrial and institutional facilities.

Industry segments include:

  • Aviation
  • Commercial
  • Construction Mgmt
  • Development Services
  • Distribution
  • Education
  • Food & Beverage
  • Government
  • Green Building
  • Healthcare
  • Interiors
  • International
  • Manufacturing
  • Master Planning
  • Military
  • Packaging
  • Parking
  • Process Services
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Senior Living
  • Site
  • Sports & Entertainment
  • Transportation
  • Water & Wastewater

The employee-owned company's 1,500 completed projects in 45 years[5][6] span the Western Hemisphere. Highly visible projects have included the Daytona International Speedway and Jacksonville EverBank Field (home of the NFL Jaguars). Regional offices are located in Pembroke Pines, Florida (Tampa); Dallas, Texas and Mexico City.[1]


  • Spirit AeroSystems design and manufacturing building at Subang Airport, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia[3]
  • Rolls-Royce jet-engine manufacturing plant Virginia[3]
  • Falcons Landing development master planning and architecture. Sterling, Virginia
  • QTG Gatorade Distribution Center, Tolleson, Arizona. The world's largest LEED Gold Certified Food & Beverage Distribution Center.[citation needed] It includes an 800,000 SF beverage distribution facility with a four hundred foot long product transfer bridge. It was LEED 2.2 Gold Certified.
  • Gulfstream Aerospace Paint Hangar, Savannah, Georgia. A 102,000-square-foot aircraft paint facility. The facility contains: one cross-draft prep booth, two downdraft paint booths, offices, shops, storage and employee amenities. It's a conventional structural steel framing at paint booths with 35’ ceilings and 51’ roof framing.
  • Daytona International Speedway LLC Infield Redevelopment, Daytona Beach, Florida. Daytona International Speedway, DIS, needed to undertake a number of projects to upgrade the infield of the track infield. Faced with years of disruption to its operations and wishing to make a major impact, DIS required a solution that would deliver the renovations in a single program between the Pepsi 400 in July and The Daytona 500 the following February.

Community service[edit]

During Fall 2011, Haskell launched the Northeast Florida Chapter of Big Brothers / Big Sisters "Beyond School Walls" program. Beyond School Walls (BSW)[7] is a workplace-mentoring program. It allows companies the opportunity to give back to their communities by hosting children from the area schools at their offices. Warren Grymes, CEO of BBBSNEFL stated that Haskell "exceeded our expectations by recruiting more volunteers than any other BSW partnership."[citation needed]

Haskell's Water Division supports the World Water Alliance of Florida (WWAF), a non-profit humanitarian organization focused on creating safe water supplies, sanitation and hygiene-related facilities for rural villagers in developing countries.[citation needed]

Haskell team members joined JEA, the WWA and other partners to work with the villagers of El Rosario. They helped build a water system with an electrically powered pump, two ferro cement storage tanks, a transmission main and distribution piping. The project was completed for $35K.[8]

Recognition and awards[edit]

The company has won several awards for its projects.[9] Company founder Preston Haskell received the Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002 from the Design-Build Institute of America.[10]

The Engineering News-Record magazine ranked Haskell No. 14 in its Top 50 Green Contractors for 2007 (US) list and 20th in its Top 100 Design/Build firms in the US (2007).[citation needed] Florida Trend Magazine ranked Haskell as the 39th largest privately held company in Florida for 2007[11] and the Business Journal's 36th fastest-growing private company.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Penland, Dolly: "No. 36: Haskell" Jacksonville Business Journal, July 11, 2008
  2. ^ Conte, Christian: "Halverson has grown Haskell's revenue, reputation" Jacksonville Business Journal, June 13, 2008
  3. ^ a b c Building Abroad December 2012 Florida Trend
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  5. ^ Keller, Amy: "Florida Companies With Promise" Florida Trend, September 1, 2008
  6. ^ "TopRank Florida - Top 200 Private Companies" Florida Trend, June 1, 2010
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  9. ^ "Company Awards" Haskell Company website
  10. ^ "Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award Preston Haskell" Design-Build Institute of America, 2002 Awards
  11. ^ "Florida's Top 200 Private Companies 2007" Florida Trend Magazine

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