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Photo by Member Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo


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8/27/2023 4:00:00 AM Member News

Forging Ahead – Grand Opening of new W. W. Gay HQ Building

(Jacksonville, FL) – W. W. Gay Mechanical Contractor, Inc. is pleased to announce the highly anticipated grand opening of its new headquarters building, a testament to the company’s resilience and dedication.

The Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening celebration is scheduled for 4:30 pm on Thursday, August 31 at 524 Stockton Street. August 31 has become a symbolic date in W. W. Gay’s history as it was not only the date of the fire that destroyed their original building in 2020, but it was also when they officially broke ground on the new building just last year. It is only fitting that W. W. Gay will open the doors to the new building and the next chapter of the company on this date, too.

The new two-story 49,665-square foot building sits on close to 4 acres, replacing the old headquarters building. Auld & White Constructors LLC has served as contractor on the project with Kasper Architects + Associations Inc. as architect. The building, which will house employees that have been displaced since the fire, will also contain many exciting features:

  • Large break room perfect for fellowship amongst employees

  • Gathering areas throughout entirety of building to invite more collaboration

  • Windows to bring in natural lighting

  • Training room and outdoor patio



“Moving into this new facility is about embracing a future filled with possibilities and opportunities and signifies a step forward in our evolution as a company. It’s a reminder that growth is constant, and embracing change is key to staying ahead in today’s dynamic business landscape. I have no doubt that this new setting will serve as an inspiring backdrop for us to continue pushing boundaries and achieving new heights,” said Paul Jones, CEO of W. W. Gay.

W. W. Gay is more than just a mechanical contractor. Since 1962, they have served clients in a variety of industries including commercial, healthcare, government, industrial and hospitality. While W. W. Gay has been a staple in the Jacksonville community for 60 years, their 1,300 employees spread throughout offices across the state of Florida. Their mission is to provide the best service, at the best value, with the best people – every time.

Members of the media are cordially invited to attend the grand opening and witness the unveiling of W. W. Gay’s new headquarters. For media inquiries, please contact:

Emily Andrews, Vice President, Marketing & Community Relations