Construction company presidents launch radio show

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Jack Cox, president of Halfacre Construction Company, and Jeff Charlotte, president of J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp., are launching Business Spotlights with Jack and Jeff, a weekly radio show that will broadcast on Sarasota News Radio’s 1320 AM, 1450 AM and 103.9 FM every Tuesday from noon – 1 p.m.

Business Spotlights with Jack and Jeff will focus on business and community topics affecting Sarasota and Manatee Counties. The inaugural show will air on Tuesday, May 30 with Dave Beesley and PJ Brooks from First Step of Sarasota and recovering former addict Justin Halas to discuss the heroin epidemic locally.

“This radio show is a great opportunity to shine a spotlight on the relevant issues that affect our business community,” said Cox. “Jeff and I look forward to highlighting various leaders in the for-profit and nonprofit sections to bring these issues to the forefront.”

The radio show’s June 6 show will highlight the state of Sarasota County Schools with BJ Ivey, Sarasota County’s 2017 Teacher of the Year, and Superintendent Todd Bowden. Future guests on Business Spotlights with Jack and Jeff include Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight, Manatee County Sheriff Ricky Wells, Mireya Eavey, Ron Dipillo, Mike Quillen, Troy Syprett, Michael Klauber and District 71 state House candidates Will Robinson and James Buchanan.

“It’s important to us to recognize all the good that businesses and business leaders are doing for our community,” said Charlotte. “As residents and business owners, we live, work and play here, and we want to acknowledge the positive news as well as the issues facing our area.”

Listeners can stream the audio online every Tuesday at Each show will also be archived on the website for podcasting after it has aired each week. Sponsors of Business Spotlights with Jack and Jeff are the Argus Foundation, Children First, Gulf Coast Builders Exchange, Halfacre Construction Company, J.E. Charlotte Construction, Loveland Village, Suncoast Charities for Children and Three Six Oh PR.

About Halfacre Construction Company

As the area’s oldest, most established, locally owned and operated private commercial construction company, Halfacre’s foundational strengths stand as evidence that its commercial and industrial construction projects will be delivered on time, within budget, with the utmost integrity and with the expertise and financial strength needed for success. Halfacre Construction also offers its expertise as a green building provider with the resources available to build viable, effective alternatives to reduce energy consumption and preserve natural resources. Staff includes U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) certified professionals who have demonstrated proficiency in green building practices and who possess a thorough grasp of the LEED Green Building Rating System. Halfacre President Jack Cox serves as president of the Suncoast Charities for Children and vice president of the Argus Foundation. For more information, please visit

About J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp.

J.E. Charlotte Construction, backed by more than 30 years of experience in the commercial building industry, provides a full range of construction management services. The company is among the top 50 contractors on Florida’s Gulf Coast, with a portfolio of successful and distinctive buildings. J.E. Charlotte Construction’s specialties span a range of commercial applications, including the healthcare, retail and country club and recreational industries.

Jeff Charlotte, president and CEO of J.E. Charlotte Construction, and his team are dedicated to providing efficient and sustainable construction products and practices. The construction firm’s buildings are not only environmentally conscious but also provide immediate and long-term economic benefits. J.E. Charlotte Construction helps build stronger communities — one commercial project at a time. For more information, visit or call 941-445-4045.