That’s a Wrap for Victory Ridge Academy’s Early Learning Center!

Followers of our Project Build Blog are familiar with our work at Victory Ridge Academy, a school for children and adolescents with exceptional needs. A.O. Construction first broke ground on this three-building project in Lake Wales in July 2022, when we provided an outline of our plan and shared the floor plans with you. 

Our team has worked tirelessly to pull together classrooms and school grounds designed to provide educational and therapeutic settings that promote independence, academic success, and lifelong skills for all students who attend the academy.

The Early Learning Center was specifically created to act as a training center for students to learn everyday activities like cooking, cleaning, and doing laundry. It is a conventional block building with an exterior stucco finish and a metal roof. 

We broke ground on the ELC building on September 19, 2022, and we’re proud to say that after 11 months of planning, building, pouring concrete, electrical work, HVAC, and so much more, the building is finally complete and ready for this school year. We’ve created this gallery to give you a look at the finished product.

These photos from September show the footers being formed.


Here you can see the new walkway with a painted ADA-compliant railing leading to the playground area.


We’re proud of the end result of this project. Check out our past blog posts to see our progress on the project. Here are links to our updates from July, May, April, February, January, December 2022, October 2022, and September 2022.

A.O. Construction provides full-service general contracting, construction management, and design/build construction for the Central Florida market, including Winter Haven, Lakeland, Davenport, Haines City, Auburndale, and Avon Park. For more information, give us a call at 863-299-4444 or email us any time at