In Memoriam… Gordon Everett

Gordon Everett worked for Jones Edmunds as Resident Project Representative (RPR) in our Construction Department. Gordon worked closely with Gregg Fruecht, Jeff Crowley, Harold Bridges, Walt Nickel, and Tom Friedrich on many City of Bradenton projects and eventually went to work directly for the City in a similar role. He worked on many of our projects for the City. Harold and Walt designed the replacements of four bridges that cross Wares Creek within the City to accommodate the Army Corp of Engineers dredging project and improvements. Gordon was the RPR for the City who conducted daily observation, field reports, and coordination on construction activities with Gregg, Walt, and Harold.

Gordon passed away from cancer in March 2018. In his honor, the City dedicated the 17th Avenue Bridge to the Memory of Gordon Everett and held a dedication ceremony on Tuesday, March 10th. Gordon was from originally from Maine and loved all things from Maine including the food. He had regular lunch meetings with City and Jones Edmunds staff to go eat “Red Snappy” hot dogs and an occasional Whoopie Pie (both made in Maine)! In his honor, we cooked the famous Jordan’s Red Snappy hot dogs served on New England rolls with Whoopie Pies for dessert. “Gordon’s commitment to the City, their projects, and people in general made him a great person to know and be around,” said VP and Sr. Consultant Tom Friedrich.

It was an enjoyable event that was celebrated by the Gordon’s wife, family, friends, City staff, and our Associates. We serve our clients in many different ways, and we were proud to be a part of this dedication ceremony in Gordon’s memory.