Sembler Vice President Named “Up & Comer”

John Paul “JP” Guzzardo, Vice President of Development in charge of the Build-To-Suit Development Department for The Sembler Company, was recently recognized in the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s “Up & Comer” awards. The award recognizes the “next generation of leaders and innovators in the Tampa Bay business community,” according to the publication.

“JP Guzzardo has been an exceptional leader within The Sembler Company as well as in our industry, and embodies the values of The Sembler Company including ethics, teamwork and philanthropy,” said Sembler CEO Ron Wheeler. Guzzardo recently celebrated his ten-year anniversary at Sembler, where he leads a team with active developments in six states and a client list that includes Walgreen’s, Wendy’s, Chick-FilA, Wawa, McDonalds, Circle K, O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, Express Oil, Starbucks, Take 5, Advance Auto Parts and more.

His corporate achievements, while significant, weren’t the only thing that impressed the judges. Guzzardo is known for his passionate advocacy of Sembler’s philanthropic programs, particularly the company’s participation in the Lunch Pals mentoring program, which matches mentors with children in need in Pinellas County public schools. He also participates in projects benefiting Habitat for Humanity, the Foundation for Dreams, the Alzheimer’s Association and more.

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