New Hospital in Sarasota County Coming Soon

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The new Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Venice in southwest Florida is slated to open in the Fall of 2021 and will offer services and avenues for healthier lives to area residents.

Sarasota, FL (January 20, 2020) B & I Contractors, a Florida based subcontracting and building services firm, has been awarded the HVAC and plumbing contracts for the new Sarasota Memorial Hospital campus located in Venice, Florida.

The new 365,000-square-foot hospital is designed to be flexible and expandable. Initially, it will open with 110 private patient suites, a 28-room Emergency Care Center and eight surgical suites, and has the capacity to double in size. The hospital will offer a comprehensive range of medical and surgical care, including: Cardiology Units/Catheterization Lab; Critical Care/Intensive Care Unit; Emergency Care; Endoscopy & other procedural areas; Gastroenterology; Labor & Delivery/Post-Partum Unit; Imaging; Laboratory/Diagnostic Testing; Nephrology; Neurology/Neurosurgery; Oncology; Orthopedics; Pulmonology; Imaging/Radiology and Urology.

The project also includes a new hurricane-hardened Central Energy Center to provide emergency back-up power to the hospital. The project is a design-assist effort with Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Gilbane Building Company and Affiliated Engineers.

B&I Contractors is excited about this opportunity to employ our knowledge of construction, LEAN practices and our prefabrication capabilities to provide a successful project for Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

“We are fortunate to have been awarded these contracts, as this affords us the opportunity to provide a much needed facility for the hospital and the surrounding communities.”, said Jason Grabowski, Executive Vice President.

Established in 1960, B & I has offices located in Fort Myers, Tamarac, Sarasota and Tampa. The employee owned company specializes in providing HVAC, electrical, plumbing, refrigeration and building maintenance services for commercial, institutional and industrial facilities throughout Florida and beyond. The company is a leader in providing reliable, energy-efficient, and sustainable solutions for building owners and contractors and has won prestigious awards including Excellence in Construction, Top Specialty Contractor and Best Contractor to Work For. To learn more, call (239) 332-4646 or visit us online at

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