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
James O'Leary, EVP & COO
Brad Slappey, EVP & CFO
David Thaeler, EVP & CHRO
Services Design-Build, Program/Facility/Construction Management, Project Planning, Development, Engineering
Revenue $550+ million (2014)
Number of employees
1,021 (2007)[1]

Haskell is an architecture, engineering, and construction firm headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The firm, founded by Preston Haskell in 1965, has completed over 2,000 projects in the advanced manufacturing, aerospace, education, commercial, consumer products, government, healthcare, senior living and water/wastewater markets. The company now operates offices around the world to support international operations including Mexico City.

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.[2]


Haskell delivers the following services: architecture, construction, engineering, interior design, steel fabrication, master planning, program and project management, packaging systems, process system, manufacturing consulting, material handling and distribution systems, and system analytics and modeling (simulation and emulation) for commercial and industrial facilities.

Industry segments include:

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

The employee-owned company's 2,000 completed projects in 50 years.[3] Highly visible projects have included the Daytona International Speedway and Jacksonville EverBank Field (home of the NFL Jaguars). In addition to their headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, the company also has regional offices located in Atlanta, Georgia, Beloit, Wisconsin, Columbus, Ohio, Dallas, Texas, Livermore, California and Mexico City.[3]

Notable Projects[edit]

  • MV-22 Hangar Marine Corps Air Station New River in North Carolina | Known as the largest Marine Corps facility in the world as of June 2015
  • Spirit AeroSystems design and manufacturing building at Subang Airport, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Scripps Proton Therapy Center in San Diego
  • Osprey Fountains Student Housing at University of North Florida
  • Rolls-Royce jet-engine manufacturing plant Virginia
  • Nike Distribution Center in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 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.[4]
  • 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.


Haskell acquired E²M, an Atlanta-based manufacturing system integration firm that engineers manufacturing solutions for its customers in the food, beverage and consumer products industry in September 2010.[5]

In December 2012, Haskell acquired H.R. Gray, a Columbus, Ohio based firm providing program management and construction management services to primarily municipal clients in the water industry.[6]

In January 2013, Haskell acquired Seiberling, a Beloit, Wisconsin based engineering and technical consulting company providing process, clean in place (CIP) and steam in place (SIP) design and control system integration services to the food, dairy, pharmaceutical and biotech industries.[7]

Haskell acquired FreemanWhite, a Charlotte-based consulting and design practice focused exclusively on the healthcare sector in November 2014. The acquisition brings together two companies widely recognized for their strategic vision and entrepreneurial approach to healthcare capital projects. A major outgrowth of the partnership is a 360-degree service offering that fully aligns healthcare business strategy, operational performance, planning, design, engineering, construction and post occupancy evaluation across the care continuum.[8]

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)[9] 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.[10]

Recognition and awards[edit]

Awards include:[11]

The company has won several awards for its projects.[12] Company founder Preston Haskell received the Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002 from the Design-Build Institute of America.[13]

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[14] and the Business Journal's 36th fastest-growing private company.


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