Charles Perry Construction and PPI Construction Management, two Gainesville, Fla.-based construction companies long affiliated with each other, announced they have merged operations.


The new company will be known as Charles Perry Partners Inc., with ownership consisting of principals Breck Weingart, John Carlson, Domenic Scorpio and Brian Leslie. Weingart was previously a partner in both companies, Carlson and Scorpio were principals of PPI, and Leslie was a principal with Charles Perry Construction.


Carlson will serve as chief executive officer of CPPI, while Weingart will be chairman.

Both companies were founded by Charles R. Perry. Charles Perry Construction focused on general-contracting work, while PPI performed as a construction manager.

According to the firm’s announcement, Charles Perry Construction and PPI had combined annual revenues of approximately $202 million for the most recent year. In ENR Southeast’s most recent Top Contractors ranking, PPI Construction Management reported $146 million in 2009 revenues.