Leesburg commissioners gave their blessings Monday night to an agreement with a Wildwood construction company to build and furnish two aircraft storage hangars at Leesburg International Airport.
The agreement with Emmett Sapp Builders is for just under $1.6 million – 80 percent of which came to the airport through funds provided by the Florida Department of Transportation. That left the city having to pay just 20 percent of the costs, or $319,000.
Emmett Sapp Builders was selected over three other companies that submitted higher bids – SEMCO Construction Inc. (Bartow) $1.68 million, Gray Construction (Trenton) $1.8 million and R.L. Burns Inc. (Orlando) $1.9 million. Those companies were among 10 contractors who had attended a mandatory pre-bid meeting in October before bids were accepted the following month.