GATES Construction and the Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida held a ceremonial topping off event by signing the last beam that is to be placed on the center’s new building addition. Quality Life Center is located at 3210 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in Fort Myers. Designed by GMA Architects & Planners, the new addition will feature 6,000 square feet of space for a teen center, an enlarged kitchen and a multi-purpose room. The additional space will allow “The Q”, a nickname the center has adopted, to accept some of the 200 students that are currently on their waiting list. For over 27 years, Quality Life Center has been instilling values of discipline, integrity and self-sufficiency by developing the potential of underserved populations in Southwest Florida with afterschool, early learning and teen leadership programs, and GATES Construction is honored to be a part of this important expansion. For more information on the capital campaign for the expansion of the Quality Life Center, please visit