While working in the Cayman Islands and during the early development phase of a condo project, Peter Fedele was challenged to finance the final stage of his ambitious business. Another businessman came along and made an offer to purchase the mountains of sand that were being removed from the development site. This unanticipated yet welcomed sale provided the cash infusion the Fedele venture needed and set the course for its ultimate success. That sand was indeed golden. Thus, the name Golden Sands came to be.
Peter, his family, and business partner Mary Maguire made their way to Miami and launched the general contracting company. Unique to the story is the background in real estate development. They were initially searching to find a GC who shared the belief that top quality, great service and long-term client relationships built on trust breed success. They decided to handle the GC search the old-fashioned way and do it themselves, so Golden Sands officially opened its doors in 1988.
Three decades later, Golden Sands is proud to serve the commercial general contracting needs of the nation's largest financial institutions, one of the Southeast's primary sports venues, and a steadily growing list of prestigious clients, including Fortune 500 companies, leading U.S. nuclear power utilities and the U.S. Navy.
With a history of success delivering in high security, critical environments - including nuclear power plants, occupied banking facilities, major airports and sports venues – we have earned a reputation for innovative responses to client demands and time-sensitive deliveries.
One of our first major jobs was a design/build for a bank that approached us with an urgent and seemingly impossible situation. Their delivery schedule had to be met and we embraced the challenge. Golden Sands, through an innovative approach, dedicated resources and an undying commitment delivered in the midnight hour, allowing our client to meet its commitment. We didn't just make a deadline that day. We didn't just become the "go to" company for that bank for years to come. We set a standard from which Golden Sands has never deviated. We are always there to deliver as planned, living up to our "make it happen" mindset.
Over the years, we have continued to expand and thrive, winning projects throughout the country. We always looks to the future, re-investing in the latest technology and equipment; purchasing land for our own expansion; and most importantly, finding and keeping the best professionals in the industry. That is one thing we'll never change. We will continue to meet challenges as we always have – with people who know more and give more than most when it comes to rolling up their sleeves and getting the work done. We wouldn't have it any other way.