Housing Authority projects often present challenges above and beyond privately funded projects. Chris-Tel Construction provided Construction Manager at Risk Services to the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers for the renovation of the Landings at East Pointe in Fort Myers, Florida.

We were able to provide significant value engineering services to eliminate $7.7 million from the proposed budget for the project.

In addition, by doubling up on the trades and hiring community stakeholders, we were able to complete the project on time, with little to no security issues.

Notably, this project is LEED® Platinum for Homes certified, and has a roof-mounted solar water heating system, high efficiency HVAC, low volume plumbing and high-performance windows, reducing energy costs by 80%.

Project Features





The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers


BSSW Architects

Delivery Method:

Construction Manager at Risk

Completion Date:

June 2014

Construction Cost:


Square Footage:

154,000 SF | Apartments

2,400 SF | Clubhouse

37,026 SF | Site Improvements/Fence

  • LEED Platinum Certified

Timothy P. Wheat

Regional Vice President, Pinnacle Housing Group

Chris-Tel was invited into this fast-track negotiation based upon their comprehensive understanding of the work and their skill with similar ventures, including those with a prior successful HACFM redevelopment venture. This proved to be a most wise decision. Within a month, after several collaborative sessions, Chris-Tel Construction provided the team with a remarkable multi-million-dollar savings. We could not have asked for a better general contractor and construction manager that we found in Chris-Tel Construction. They embrace the project and engage the community. We at Pinnacle Housing Group fully endorse Howard Wheeler and his entire team to work on any project, especially those with similar multiple phases, timing and funding challenges as we had with the Landings at East Pointe.