History of Albu &
Associates, Inc.

General Contractors, Design Builders and Construction Managers

Albu & Associates is a certified minority owned general contractor and construction manager with headquarters in Central Florida and a satellite office in South Florida. Albu & Associates works in both the public and private sectors building commercial and institutional projects such as retail, office, schools, healthcare, religious and light industrial.

The company was founded in 2001 by George E. Albu an immigrant from Brazil. George was born in Rio de Janeiro and grew up in Brazil with his mother, father, two sisters and brother. Eventually his family immigrated to the United States to find a better way of life and landed in New York City. George attended college in Pennsylvania and became a civil engineer. George then went overseas to work in the construction field and returned to the United States in 1981 to Longwood Florida where George and his wife raised their two sons Jason and Andrew through the Central Florida public school system. Jason and Andrew both attended the University of Florida. George worked for some local general contractors in Central Florida and ventured out on his own in 1994 and formed Albu, Inc. to provide construction consulting.

In 2001, he formed Albu & Associates and hired his two sons to help run the company. The company started in the guest bedroom of their family home in Longwood. After a few years there, the company had contracted enough new work to afford to move into a small office in Winter Park. In 2011, George retired and his sons Andrew and Jason took over the company and moved their office to a larger building on Fairbanks in Winter Park. Jason and Andrew Albu learned as much as possible over the ten years working with their father and were able to grow the company into what it is today.

Core Values

  • Integrity – Do the right thing.
  • Balance – Work life integration.
  • Accountability – Follow up, follow through, and ask for help.
  • Positivity – A can do attitude.

Focus and Mission

Albu & Associates’ focus and mission is Building Success. Albu & Associates works diligently to build successful employees, projects, owners, design partners, subcontractors and suppliers. Our goal is to Build Success for everyone that interacts with Albu & Associates. We believe that if we help build success for others, they in turn will facilitate Albu’s success.

Albu & Associats Clients

Albu & Associates’ clients are a diverse mix of owners, managers, and developers who are constructing new or renovating existing commercial and institutional facilities. The common thread lies in our long-term relationships with all of them. Whether we are working with a national client such as Target, who we have been working with for almost a decade and worked in almost 100 stores, or if we are working with the Magic and the City of Orlando on the New Orlando Events Center, which is over 800,000 sq. ft., we provide a product to the owner that is on budget, on time and to their complete satisfaction. Other companies we have worked for include Orange County Public Schools, CVS, PNC Bank, Universal Orlando, City of Orlando, Disney, Orange County and many others.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

We strongly believe in giving back to our community. Albu & Associates staff members have participated in many charitable organizations and events in Central Florida over the years, including:

Albu & Associates is licensed by the State of Florida to provide general contracting services. The company is certified as a Minority Business Enterprise in the State of Florida, Orange County, Osceola County, City of Orlando and the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council.
Our company is in compliance with all of the 29 CFR 1926 OSHA’s Construction Industry Regulations and sets SAFETY a priority above all else. Albu & Associates has multiple LEED Accredited Professionals on staff and is committed to the “green” building initiative.

We strongly believe in giving back to our community. Albu & Associates staff members have participated in many charitable organizations and events in Central Florida over the years. Currently Jason Albu is the Chairman of the Board for the National Association of Minority Contractors Central Florida Chapter, board member for the Associated Builders and Contractors Central Florida Chapter and board member at FAIRWINDS Credit Union. Andrew Albu sits on the board for Career Source Central Florida. The company also donates time and treasure to A Gift for Teaching and has given to multiple charities including the American Red Cross and the Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund of Metro Orlando. Albu & Associates is also an active member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando.

Albu & Associates is, at the core, a service-oriented company whose principals are personally involved in each and every project. We understand that superior service means understanding the needs and expectations, then proactively working to meet and exceed them.

Albu & Associates

is an award winning general contractor and had the honor of winning several awards:

  • Golden 100 Award by the Orlando Business Journal
  • Blue Ribbon Award by the US Chamber of Commerce
  • One of the Best Places to Work Award by the Orlando Business Journal
  • Supplier of the Year by Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Minority Construction Firm of the Year by the MBDA/US Dept. of Commerce
  • Florida Fast 100 Growing Companies in the State by the Florida Business Journals
  • Fast 50 Growing Companies in Central Florida by the Orlando Business Journal
  • Southeast’s Top Contractors by Engineering News Record
  • Florida Companies to Watch by the Edward Lowe Foundation and GrowFL
  • One of Florida’s Top Hispanic Businesses by Revenue by Hispanic Business Magazine
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando Don Quijote Award

In essence, Albu & Associates is living the American dream. Our family left Brazil in search of a better life and ended up settling in the beautiful central Florida area. Our family has grown up in this community and now our family and our employees’ families are raising our children in central Florida. We look forward to continuing to work in this great community, give back to this great community and grow our company and families in this great community.