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Jax Daily Record Thursday, Jun. 14, 201802:39 PM EST

ALL IN! Update

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Donor: Josh Garrison, Miranda Contracting Level of contribution: Leader ($10,000-$25,000)
by: Scott Sailer Editorial Research Director

Josh Garrison and Miranda Contracting gave $10,000 to the ALL IN! Campaign. As a site and utility contractor, he simply found it hard not to give.

“We thought about what we should give, what we could give,” Garrison said, “and we understand everyone is in a different place, but we wanted our contribution to pinch a little.”

Garrison said he saw a large benefit from belonging to the Northeast Builders Association. He has enjoyed friendships, business opportunities and personal development.

“It’s hard to put a number on the benefits we have seen since joining,” he said. “I hope everyone can dig deep and help continue the legacy of our association.”

He explained that the building is the perfect combination of honoring tradition while also staying relevant for the future. 

“The new building is designed to create a sense of pride, to reflect the relevance of the association, to promote growth and to honor the traditions that have brought us to where we are today,” he said. “Those elements are balanced and reflected in the architecture of the building itself. It’s modern but not pretentious. I believe it mirrors the culture of the association and its members.”

Garrison is a second-generation licensed underground utility contractor. His father, James Garrison, founded Miranda Contracting in 1998. Josh Garrison has been at the company for 14 years. He was trained to run the managerial side of the construction company, while his father runs the field.

“NEFBA is something we are proud of and we certainly do want our name on that glass wall, to be with our friends and remember the fun of building a new headquarters together,” Garrison said.

He found time during the recent recession to complete a global master of business administration degree at the University of North Florida. After that, Garrison joined NEFBA in 2014 and sought as much involvement as possible. 

Miranda Contracting specializes in full horizontal site and utility construction for new single-family developments. The company provides the following service to its customers: clearing and grubbing; excavation and site balancing; water utilities (licensed Class-V Fire-Main Contractor); sanitary utilities; lift stations; paving and drainage; detention and retention ponds; erosion control (licensed National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System inspectors); seal-coating; striping and signage; fencing and landscaping; utility and roadway rehabilitation; and, parking lot rehabilitation. 

 

The complete list of donors is available at nefba.com. Contact Corey Hacker at 725-4355 or [email protected].

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