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University of Florida Cafeteria renovation in Gainesville FL.

Emilio Lebolo III, Vice-president of Gallo Herbert Lebolo, architects for the University of Florida cafeteria renovation in Gainesville, Florida, says he wasn't familiar with Won-Door fire doors before the cafeteria renovation but the doors so neatly solved several problems for his firm that he’s now an ardent fan.

He also has high praise for the sales and technical support departments.

"Really, it is fantastic!" said Lebolo. "Quite frankly, we will be using Won-Door in future projects. After this, every opportunity we have, we immediately think Won-Door."

Lebolo thinks the construction world needs to know more about Won-Door and the company’s products.

"One trouble I've discovered when we are talking to builders, the challenge we have is that they've never seen it."

"My suggestion is that Won-Door not really focus on the architects but on the jurisdictional agencies. They need to see that video about the doors and what they provide. I was amazed when I saw it. That did it for me!" Lebolo said.

Lebolo also thinks "It would be cool if the doors came in design patterns," especially for projects like a children's hospital or an elementary school.

  • Emilio Lebolo III is Vice President of Gallo Herbert Lebolo. He is responsible for coordinating and managing commercial, healthcare, educational, industrial and institutional projects.
  • Prior to joining the firm, Emilio served as General Manager and Partner at Consultores Constructores Asociados in Barranquilla, Columbia where he was responsible as a registered architect for executing and delegating numerous assignments. He also provided expertise in feasibility studies, financial management and control, and designed and constructed roads, water tanks and other civil-works tasks for the Columbian Government.
  • Emilio earned a Bachelor’s and Master of Science in Architecture degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • Emilio is a member of the Columbian Society of Architects, the Columbian Association of Engineer Contractors and the recipient of the XVI Bienal Columbiana de Arquitectura award.)