Orlando International Airport (OIA) was heavily damaged during Hurricane Charlie in 2004. Several sections of the roof were blown off and exposed the roof deck. This caused large amounts of water to enter the building. Fred Bonner, Jr. was one of the executive team members tasked with an immediate response to make temporary repairs to the roof in order to keep the OIA open for air traffic. This response required a 24 hour response. With over a 100 man crew, this response was successful to mitigate the damages and keep the OIA open.
After the emergency response was completed, the OIA received a new roofing system. This system was installed under the directions of Fred Bonner, Jr. and his staff. The project lasted 9 months and was valued at over 20 million. While the challenges of this type of project were vast, Fred Bonner, Jr. executed the proper coordination and team management skills and this project was completed on time and within budget.