General Contractors

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Carlos Gimenez Has Family Connections to a County Contractor

    Mayor Carlos Gimenez‚ÄčA possible conflict has forced Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez to sit out the awarding of a $50 million contract to a local construction company that employs his son Julio and uses his other son Carlos Jr. as its lobbyist. Munilla Construction Management submitted the lowest b ... More >>

  • News

    April 23, 2009

    Mayor Muscle

    North Miami Beach residents say mayoral front-runner mixes business with pleasure.

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Odebrecht Is Portuguese For "Behind Schedule"

    For more than 10 years, Brazilian-based construction firm Odebrecht has made tons of money from Miami-Dade County public works projects. If anything, the company is completing jobs behind schedule and charging the county more money to finish. For example, Odebrecht accepted responsib ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Odebrecht Is Portuguese for "Pay More"

    Imagine you hire a contractor to build your house. And that contractor goes over budget, continually misses deadlines, and then tries to charge you more for it. Logic dictates you wouldn't hire that contractor again, unless you're a sucker. Well, Miami-Dade County government is the biggest sucker wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Cash Rules Everything Around Politics

    As the most important election in the 21st Century draws to a close, Banana Republican took a gander at the top campaign contributors in the congressional races pitting Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart against Raul Martinez and Joe Garcia, respectively. So far the Republican siblings have out-raised th ... More >>

  • News

    January 25, 2001

    The Manager's Many Friends

    One thing about Steve Shiver's future as the county's chief executive: It'll never be lonely at the top

  • News

    June 11, 1998

    Home Wreckers

    Dade's home rehab loan program is more adept at breaking hearts than repairing houses

  • News

    October 9, 1997
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    November 14, 1996

    Maison Paco Raboondoggle

    He just wanted to build a huge condo with his name on it, but all he got was a big stink

  • News

    March 30, 1994

    Asbestos 101

    In which the professor and his wife share the secrets of low bids, high profits, and your money

  • News

    December 15, 1993

    The High Cost of Low Bids

    The county needs contractors to do its construction work. The contractors need minority subcontractors to satisfy county regulations. And taxpayers need an explanation.

  • News

    February 12, 1992

    Water, Water, Everywhere

    How many plumbers does it take to unclog a toilet? In Irving Spiegel's case, about ten. One to solve the problem, the rest to charge him thousands of dollars.