One bank, one builder, one goal. How Gateway Bank, Brian Ehlers Construction, and the concept of design-build helped create Ocala’s newest landmark.
After paying $96k in transportation impact fees on the first two buildings in an east Ocala retail complex called Old Town Village, Ehlers decided not to pull permits on the rest of the project until the county dropped transportation impact fees on commercial construction.
The YMCA’s 1,400 square-foot youth facility was donated by Brian Ehlers of Brian Ehlers Construction Co. Inc. and Chap Dinkins of Fabian-Dinkins Construction Inc. The men donated all the materials and labor for the $100,000 project.