Kaufman Lynn Construction Earns Trade Show Honors

Kaufman Lynn Construction, one of the largest building companies in the southeastern United States, was honored in three categories during the ABC Excellence in Construction Awards. Kaufman Lynn Construction received top honors with three Eagle awards and one Pyramid award from the Florida East Coast Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), Florida’s leading commercial construction trade association. 

We are extremely proud to have our teams’ work recognized in such an undeniable way, “says Michael Kaufman, Founder and CEO of Kaufman Lynn Construction. “To win even one award from our peers is a great honor, but to take every category we entered is a testament to the exceptional work and skill of our KL crew and our quality subcontractors.”

The ABC Excellence in Construction Awards recognizes achievement in several areas, including job site and project conditions, difficulty of installation, complexity, project coordination, exterior, mechanical, electrical, interior finishes, safety and quality of the finished product.

Kaufman Lynn Construction received honors for the following projects:

Jupiter Police Headquarters: Eagle Award, Government and Municipality, $15-25 Million

The two-story facility houses police operations, detention area, crime lab, virtual training simulator room, locker rooms and physical training/exercise room, and the town’s data center. The new building was designed to withstand winds up to 192-mph and serves as Jupiter’s Emergency Operations Center. 

Mareas at Botanica: Eagle Award, Multifamily Housing, $30-50 million

This multifamily project consists of 408 rental units in 18 three-story walk-up buildings in Miami. Amenities include a resort-style pool with cabanas, clubhouse, dog park, playground and a fitness center. The project is part of a 138-acre mixed-use development, including on-site preserves and planted areas designed to connect preservation areas. 

Waterline Miami River: Eagle Award, Multifamily Housing, $50-100 Million

This luxury apartment complex along the Miami River near Downtown Miami is an eight-story residential building featuring 346 units and a parking garage. Property amenities include a fitness center, motion studio, pool, tech hub, flex offices, conference rooms and game room, a new sea wall and a one-acre park with a children’s playground, dog park and recreational area. 

The Rise Plantation: Pyramid Award, Multifamily Housing, $30-50 million

This seven-story, 171-unit luxury apartment building replaces a defunct regional mall in Plantation. The project features restaurants and stores on the first floor; it offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, elevated pool deck, plush landscaping/outdoor sitting areas, dog-friendly access, cellphone access control and a Sky Lounge for events. 


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Drew Limsky



Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.