Minto Communities Selects Bio-Tech Consulting Inc. as Environmental Consulting Firm for New Development near Daytona Beach

– for 1,600 acre development Bio-Tech will manage environmental and permitting services –

ORLANDO, Fla. – Bio-Tech Consulting Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. and serving clients throughout Florida and the Southeastern United States, today announced that it will serve as the environmental consulting firm on a new 1,600-acre Minto Communities development located in the western Daytona Beach area.

Called Daytona West, the new community is located at I-95 and LPGA Boulevard and will offer more than 3,000 single-family homes and paired villa residences in close proximity to area attractions, shopping destinations, and the beaches. Construction is expected to begin mid 2015 with the first new home sales offered by mid 2016.

As the environmental consulting firm on the project, Bio-Tech Consulting will manage overall environmental consulting services including extensive, formal wildlife surveys to identify any protected species within the site. Bio-Tech Consulting also will pursue all necessary environmental permits that may be required by local, state or federal organizations such as Volusia County, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Army Corp of Engineers, or others.

Minto Communities, an award-winning homebuilder and developer, is purchasing the land from Consolidated-Tomoka Land Company. Daytona West, slated to be age-restricted and targeting adults 55 and over, will be the seventh new Minto community launched in Florida in the past two years.

About Minto Communities
Founded in 1955, Minto is a family-owned business that has grown into one of North America’s leading builders, with more than 70,000 homes built, including over 20,000 in Florida in 42 communities throughout the state. Minto creates a wide array of award-winning new homes and resort-style master-planned communities to meet every lifestyle. The company has earned national recognition […]

By |November 19th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Minto Communities Selects Bio-Tech Consulting Inc. as Environmental Consulting Firm for New Development near Daytona Beach

Bio-Tech Consulting Inc. President Attends Press Conference with Governor Scott

– John Miklos, president of Bio-Tech Consulting, joins Governor Scott at press conference regarding future of Florida’s natural springs and fresh water supply –
ORLANDO, Fla. – John Miklos, president of Bio-Tech Consulting Inc. – a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. with offices across the state – recently joined Governor Rick Scott at a press conference at Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka, Fla. regarding the state’s commitment to improving Florida’s natural springs and fresh water supply. Miklos is also Chairman of the St. Johns River Water Management District and Chairman of the Orange County Environmental Protection Commission.

“As an environmental scientist, board member of the St. Johns River Water Management District, Florida resident, and – most importantly – a father of two young children, I am extremely gratified by the commitment Governor Scott and our state, regional and local officials have made to improving Florida’s water,” Miklos said.

According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection website, over the last two years Governor Scott and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection have invested more than $100 million in natural springs restoration and protection projects.

“Today’s announcement and the previous financial investments made by our Governor and our state illustrate just how important it is that we ensure the future quality, flow and supply of our natural springs and fresh water sources.” Miklos said. “Our springs are invaluable natural resources not only for today’s population, but also for the future and growing population of our state.”

About Bio-Tech Consulting Inc.
Established in 2003 Bio-Tech Consulting is a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. with offices across the state. Bio-Tech Consulting services include environmental permitting, environmental assessments, wetlands mitigation, monitoring, landscaping services, erosion and sediment control, […]

By |August 20th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Bio-Tech Consulting Inc. President Attends Press Conference with Governor Scott

Bio-Tech Consulting President Elected Vice Chairman of the Orange County Public Works Advisory Board

– John Miklos, president of Bio-Tech Consulting, will serve Board through June 2015 –

ORLANDO, Fla. – Bio-Tech Consulting Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. and serving clients throughout Florida and the Southeastern United States, today announced that its president, John Miklos, was elected Vice Chairman of the Orange County Public Works Advisory Board.

The Orange County Public Works Advisory Board is responsible for reviewing county-wide projects related to road construction, road maintenance, storm water management, transportation planning, transportation engineering, drainage, street lighting, and more.

“I am certainly honored to be named to this position with Orange County,” John said. “In this capacity, I look forward to serving our area residents and assisting in the review of important matters concerning Orange County’s future planning and engineering projects.”

The Public Works Advisory Board consists of seven members, including six members from among such disciplines as traffic engineering, geotechnical, storm water, and general consulting disciplines, the construction industry, the development industry, and one citizen at large.

Miklos will serve the Board through June 2015.

About Bio-Tech Consulting Inc.
Established in 2003, Bio-Tech Consulting is a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. with offices across the state. Bio-Tech Consulting services include permitting, environmental assessments, wetlands mitigation, monitoring, wildlife sciences, erosion and sediment control, pond management, lake management, and landscaping services. Projects range from single-family residences to master-planned communities to governmental facilities. With the expertise, equipment and commitment, Bio-Tech Consulting guides its clients through increasingly complex and rapidly changing permitting and compliance processes on local, state and federal levels. For more information visit www.bio-techconsulting.com.

By |May 20th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Bio-Tech Consulting President Elected Vice Chairman of the Orange County Public Works Advisory Board

President of Bio-Tech Consulting Inc. Reappointed to Governing Board of St. Johns River Water Management District

– John Miklos, president of Bio-Tech Consulting, will serve four more years in an at-large seat –

ORLANDO, Fla. – Bio-Tech Consulting Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm serving clients throughout Florida and the Southeastern United States, today announced that its president, John Miklos, was reappointed to the Governing Board of the St. Johns River Water Management District. Miklos will serve for a four-year term, in an at-large seat, that runs through 2018.

Miklos has served on the St. Johns River Water Management District’s Governing Board since March 2010 and is the current Chairman. Board members are appointed by the governor of the state of Florida to four-year terms and confirmed by the Florida Senate. The Board meets monthly to set policies of operation for the St. Johns River Water Management District.

“As current Chairman, I am proud to serve as a part of this very active and involved Governing Board,” Miklos said. “It is a sincere honor for me to receive this reappointment, and I look forward to working with my fellow Board members in support of the District and setting effective policies that will benefit our constituents and protect our important natural resources for many years to come.”

As president and senior project manager of Bio-Tech Consulting, Miklos advises clients on issues involving wetlands, uplands, wildlife, water quality, land management, land development, aquatic maintenance, and permitting with various regulatory agencies. Miklos holds a bachelor’s degree in Limnology from the University of Central Florida and has more than 21 years of professional experience.

About Bio-Tech Consulting Inc.
Established in 2003, Bio-Tech Consulting is a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. with offices across the state. Bio-Tech Consulting services include permitting, environmental assessments, wetlands mitigation, monitoring, wildlife sciences, […]

By |April 1st, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on President of Bio-Tech Consulting Inc. Reappointed to Governing Board of St. Johns River Water Management District

Bio-Tech Consulting Wins Bid to Provide Gopher Tortoise Habitat Restoration at Lake Proctor Wilderness Area

– Seminole County Board of County Commissioners awarded bid for habitat restoration and
mechanical treatment of burn zones –

ORLANDO, Fla. – Bio-Tech Consulting Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm serving clients throughout Florida and the Southeastern United States, today announced that it won a bid for gopher tortoise habitat restoration from the Seminole County Board of County Commissioners. The bid calls for the mechanical treatment of burn zones within the Lake Proctor Wilderness Area near the town of Geneva, Fla.

To maintain healthy gopher tortoise habitats, the land is dependent on regular, prescribed burns. Bio-Tech Consulting’s restoration services across approximately 47 acres of the Lake Proctor Wilderness Area will include mowing perimeter fire lines and removing trees along the shoulder to allow for safe and effective burns.

Per requirements of the bid, all mowing must be done to a natural grade via mulching or rotary blade-type mower to reduce vegetation, and any trees in the shoulder shall be removed to ground level. All mechanical treatment work of the burn zones is to be completed by May 1, 2014.

About Bio-Tech Consulting Inc.
Established in 2003, Bio-Tech Consulting is a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. with offices across the state. Bio-Tech Consulting services include permitting, environmental assessments, wetlands mitigation, monitoring, wildlife sciences, erosion and sediment control, pond management, lake management, and landscaping services. Projects range from single-family residences to master-planned communities to governmental facilities. With the expertise, equipment and commitment, Bio-Tech Consulting guides its clients through increasingly complex and rapidly changing permitting and compliance processes on local, state and federal levels. For more information visit www.bio-techconsulting.com.

By |March 27th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Bio-Tech Consulting Wins Bid to Provide Gopher Tortoise Habitat Restoration at Lake Proctor Wilderness Area

SWFWMD Awards Bio-Tech Consulting Three-year Contract for Invasive Plant Species Removal and Control

– Bio-Tech Consulting to Remove Nonnative, Nuisance Plants from Bower Tract in Hillsborough County –

ORLANDO, Fla. – Bio-Tech Consulting Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando and serving clients throughout Florida and the Southeastern United States, today announced that it won a contract from the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) for the “Bower Tract Non-Native and Nuisance Plant Control and Removal Project.” The Bower Tract is located in Hillsborough County, Fla. on the shores of northeastern Old Tampa Bay and includes portions of Channel A and Rocky Creek.

The project requires Bio-Tech Consulting to remove nonnative and nuisance plant species from approximately 321 acres of the Bower Tract’s total 1585 acres. The initial plant control and removal work must be completed within 180 days of the project start, and Bio-Tech Consulting will conduct on-going site maintenance and nonnative and nuisance plant control for an additional three years.

Nonnative and nuisance plants targeted by this project include Earpod tree, Brazilian pepper, lead tree, rosary pea, hairy indigo, Guinea grass, Australian pine, air potato, and more. The project also requires Bio-Tech Consulting to mow, clear and maintain approximately six miles of fire lanes throughout the tract.

“For Bio-Tech, our Tampa team members will be leading this project with help from our crew here in Orlando,” said John Miklos, president of Bio-Tech Consulting. “The Bower Tract is a valuable asset to the Tampa Bay region, and removing these nuisance plant species will help ensure success for the tract’s wetland and upland areas – and ultimately will help improve coastal habitats throughout Old Tampa Bay.”

The tract is a diverse estuarine ecosystem of mangroves, salt marshes, tidal flats, oyster bars, creeks and bayous.

About Bio-Tech Consulting Inc.
Established in 2003, Bio-Tech […]

By |February 28th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on SWFWMD Awards Bio-Tech Consulting Three-year Contract for Invasive Plant Species Removal and Control

Bio-Tech Consulting Works with Corvias Military Living on New Housing Privatization Projects at Elgin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field

– Corvias Military Living contracts Bio-Tech Consulting for wildlife surveys, permitting services –

ORLANDO, Fla. – Bio-Tech Consulting Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm headquartered in Orlando, Fla. and serving clients throughout Florida and the Southeastern United States, today announced that it was recently contracted by Corvias Military Living to provide wildlife surveys and permitting services for new housing privatization projects being implemented at Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

For both projects, Bio-Tech Consulting conducted wildlife surveys across ±900 acres at Eglin Air Force Base and ±200 acres at Hurlburt Field. Bio-Tech Consulting will work with Corvias Military Living to resolve any potential concerns between listed species and the proposed development. Species of concern for the surveys included gopher tortoise, indigo snake, red-cockaded woodpecker, black bear, gulf sturgeon, and sea turtle.

“These are certainly important projects not only for the military installations, but also the entire region,” said John Miklos, president of Bio-Tech Consulting. “We are proud to be a part of these projects in the panhandle, and we look forward to our continued work with the Corvias Group on enhanced housing opportunities for service members and their families.”

About Corvias Group
Corvias is a privately-owned, vertically-integrated real estate solutions group dedicated to building strong communities through partnerships that deliver the highest quality development, construction and management solutions to a range of clients, including the military and higher education. Applying our success as pioneers of real estate development and management for the military, our family of companies, Corvias Military Living and Corvias Campus Living, deliver customer service that exceeds client expectations, and an innovative, comprehensive approach to facility financing, management and construction. We have the ability to forge partnerships that consistently put […]

By |January 28th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Bio-Tech Consulting Works with Corvias Military Living on New Housing Privatization Projects at Elgin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field