Local fencing supply company plans new Apopka warehouse & expansion

A local supplier of fencing installation for commercial development is planning to build a new, larger Orlando-area headquarters in Apopka, driven primarily by major public contracts won in recent years.

KMG Fence has offices in Orlando and Tampa, and serves an eight-county region in Central Florida with fence sale and installation services for commercial, government and residential properties.

The company is currently leasing a temporary office property in Apopka. Its original headquarters was a 1.26-acre property with a 4,000-square-foot building in Winter Garden on Crown Park Circle, which KMG sold in 2015 for $625,000. 

"We outgrew our last building, and with the growth we've had after winning the contract for I-4 Ultimate from SGL Constructors (Skanska-Granite-Lane, a joint venture) we knew we had to get a larger facility," project manager Joe Grimsley told GrowthSpotter. "So the expansion of I-4 is really driving this for us." 

KMG filed construction plans Oct. 27 with the city of Apopka to build a new 12,000-square-foot flex-industrial building, with 3,000 square feet dedicated to office and 9,000 to warehouse space.

Located at 505 Johns Road on the northwest corner with S. Bradshaw Road, the 1.96-acre vacant site, zoned for Industrial use, was bought by a KMG affiliate in April 2016 for $500,000. 

About half the property will be used as outdoor storage area. The plans remain under staff review. 

Unroe Engineering and McMahon Surveying and Mapping have contributed to the project plans thus far.

MJS Construction Services will be the general contractor, said Grimsley, who pegged total project cost near $1.3 million. Pending city permit approvals, the company estimates the building to be complete by June 2018. 

KMG Fence also has fence installation contracts with the cities of Tampa and Orlando, Orange County Corrections and SunRail, Grimsley said. 

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