From New York to Miami & Beyond. 1985 – 2022
Starting a career in New York as a construction worker, Eric moved to Miami in 1985 and worked his way to the top of the industry in true apprenticeship fashion. He accomplished this by starting in the Cabinet Industry, then becoming a form carpenter in the high-rise condominium market.
In 1993, Eric joined Miller and Solomon, a General Contractor in Miami. While at Miller and Solomon his attention to detail, organization and dedication to getting the jobs done right the first time captured the attention of owners and developers alike.
The break-out opportunity for Eric came in 1996 at the Grand Bay II project on Key Biscayne for developer Marty Margolis. After that project he successfully planned, organized and managed several luxury high-rise projects in South Florida. Additionally, he coordinated design professionals and hundreds of sub-contractors, while optimizing logistics at highly efficient levels.
In 2004, all of Eric’s hard work led him to a position with The Trump Group and CSS Construction Service Solutions at the Acqualina Beach Club and Resort in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. This building is one of the largest, ultra-luxury condominiums in the market. Against many odds, Eric helped bring the building out of a troubled state of construction and lead it to a successful opening.
In 2007, the next project was the complete rehabilitation of the ultra-hip Clevelander Hotel. This historic hotel was built in the 1930’s and is located on Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. Eric was hired to oversee all field construction for exterior and interior trades, while working closely with ownership to successfully re-launch the Clevelander brand.
As the construction market slowed, Eric has constantly remained active and continually builds his reputation while leaving a mark on the South Florida skyline.
From 2009 to 2019, Eric built national and private brand hotels, such as the Marriott, Hyatt, Betsy/Carlton throughout Southern Florida. Along with Eric’s vast experience in the hotel market, Eric was also involved with a few exclusive restaurants.
Eric’s diverse portfolio contributed to his steady growth in the community, allowing him to develop and foster relationships he has built over the years. Eric’s experience and knowledge allowed him to take on many challenging properties with issues such as zero lot lines, environmentally challenged foundations below the water table, large scale design element additions to historic buildings causing logistic difficulties, etc. Eric’s ambition in resolving such complications and keen eye for detail has added to the allure of his talent.
In 2020 the global pandemic hit hard with shutdowns, restrictions & a struggling economy. During this time construction was declared essential and Eric continued working. This included the completion of a South Beach hotel project and consulting for the Brightline Parkline Towers (30 story North & 33 story South) in Downtown Miami to achieve the Temporary Certificate of Occupancy.
As the pandemic and restrictions continued, Eric was retained by Finvarb Group and Tower Construction to build an AC Marriott Hotel in Tallahassee Florida. This project was a challenge due to being a new location with limited resources, new building departments, new faces and Covid 19 protocols. Through resourcefulness and ambition, Eric assembled a team from his network of relationships during a time where many chose not to work. This type of team building and execution reinforces the character and work ethic of Eric Stackman.
As 2022 begins, Eric’s 30-year reputation, unparalleled leadership, and vision continues to make him the most sought after professional in this line of business.