'Feed the Cape' drive reaches goal
The "Feed the Cape" food drive recently successfully reached its goal of collecting 10,000 pounds of canned and packaged foods for the needy of Cape Coral, many of them children, announced Maureen "Moe" Beneke, executive director of the Cape Coral Construction Industry Association. Feed the Cape also accepted cash donations that resulted in nearly $16,000 collected, including more than $600 during the "Hard Hat Hold 'Em" poker tournament sponsored by the CCCIA in July.
The food drive came about as school food programs slow down or stop altogether in the summer, and in many cases food pantries see critical lows in inventory.
"When the summer months were approaching, many of us realized the difficulty the poorest of our Cape Coral families and individuals were going to have in finding sources for food," Beneke said. "So, with the help of many wonderful local sponsors, we set a goal to collect as much non-perishable food goods as possible during the summer months. I am so grateful to all who contributed to make our goal of 10,000 pounds of food possible."
The food and cash will be dispensed to the most needy families by the Cape Coral Caring Center early this fall.
"I never cease to be humbled by the graciousness and generosity of our citizens who themselves may be going through tough times," said Julie Ferguson, executive director of the Cape Coral Caring Center. "These donations will mean the world to so many."
Originated in 1990 by the Cape Coral Ministerial Association, the Cape Coral Caring Center has continuously served the needs of the citizens of Cape Coral. Its goal is to help maintain a suitable standard of living when people find themselves in strain due to an unforeseen circumstance. The Center bridges the gap and helps relieve the stress resulting from financial emergencies.
The Center is located at 4645 S.E. 15th Ave., in Cape Coral. Call (239) 945-1927 or visit online at www.capecoralcaringcenter.org.
The CCCIA is a non-profit organization serving the community and the building industry for more than 40 years. Its work not only benefits those engaged in construction-related industries but also assists in maintaining reasonable building costs, while providing homebuyers the safest and highest quality of craftsmanship in their new home.
Contact the CCCIA at (239) 772-0027. Online at www.cccia.org.
Stevens Construction announces new shareholders
Stevens Construction has announced Troy Hernly and Terri Sobeck as principals and shareholders.
"Troy and Terri's many years of dedicated service have contributed to the growth and stability of the company; it is a pleasure to have them become a more integral part of the firm," said Mark Stevens, company president.
Hernly joined Stevens Construction in 2006 as director of construction. Today, he leads all construction projects out of the company's Orlando and Tampa offices, including a 202,732-square-foot renovation of the Florida Hospital Tampa, which is currently underway.
The director of administration since 2004, Sobeck has been a critical asset to Stevens Construction since its inception. She manages the accounting systems, human resources, project administration, and maintains the company's records, policies and procedures for all three office locations.
With offices in Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa, Stevens Construction specializes in providing construction management, general contracting, and consulting services to clients and design professionals. Other services include site and design team selection, budgeting, project scheduling, permitting, cost and quality control, and warranty service. The company builds health care, commercial, public and hospitality facilities.
For information, visit www.stevensconstructioninc.com or call 239-936-9006.
Robb & Stucky International selected as design firm for Lennar Homes Fiddler's Creek Model
Robb & Stucky International, a Southwest Florida home furnishings retailer and interior design center, has been awarded a contract to provide total furnishings and interior details for a Mediterranean-style village of coach homes within Fiddler's Creek, a luxury, master-planned community.
Joanne Wilseck, Licensed interior designer and Tricia Lynch, design consultant of Robb & Stucky International are lead designers for the Verona model in Sonoma. The Verona is the upstairs unit and is the largest residence available in Sonoma, encompassing 2,141 air-conditioned square feet. The home features two bedrooms, a den, and two baths situated around a central living room, kitchen, breakfast area and dining room. With completion expected this summer, the model will have a starting price of $300,990.
Robb & Stucky International was founded in 1915 by Virgil Robb and W.R. Lee. Harry Stucky joined the company in 1917 and the company formally became Robb & Stucky in 1925. Today the company is owned by the family of Samuel Kuo, founder and CEO of Samson Holding, with two flagship stores. Fort Myers at 13170 South Cleveland Ave., and Naples at 355 9th St., South. For more information, call Jessica Schneider at 239-415-6060 or visit RobbStuckyIntl.com.
Wright Construction Group begins work on I-75 FDOT project
Wright Construction Group has started construction on a new public safety facility and rest area at Mile Marker 63 on I-75 in Collier County. The Florida Department of Transportation selected Wright Construction as the design/builder for this project that will provide the public a greater measure of emergency protection on "Alligator Alley."
The work involves: Building a public safety center that will accommodate four to six Collier County EMS personnel, which will help to reduce emergency response times on Alligator Alley; replacement of the existing rest area with a larger restroom facility; increasing the number of restroom facilities from 30 to 44, including the addition of four family restrooms; construction of two recreational access areas adjacent to the Big Cypress National Preserve backcountry trails. Each area will accommodate up to 15 vehicles and 25 trucks or trailers; upgrading the wastewater and water treatment plants; improvements also include site enhancements such as lighting, landscaping and resurfacing; and construction of a16-foot by 30-foot stand-alone storage building.
Completion of the project is expected to be in fall 2014.
The buildings being constructed will be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified, an internationally recognized certification for environmentally conscious construction.
Wright Construction Group was established in 1946 in Elkhart, Ind., moved to Southwest Florida in 1981, and now has offices in Naples, Fort Myers and Punta Gorda. The multi-disciplined firm provides expertise in civil, environmental and all facets of construction services in the areas of multi-family living, office, commercial, medical, governmental and educational facilities, historic restorations and general building services. Visit www.wrightg.com or call (239) 481-5000.
D.R. Horton SW Florida Division announces Somerset nearly sold out
D.R. Horton's Southwest Florida Division has announced that the new townhome community Somerset is 80 percent sold out. Somerset, located in Estero, offers three floor plans from which to choose. These townhomes offer between 1,765 1,956 square feet of living space. Townhome prices start in the high $100s.
This community boasts a community pool, excellent schools in the Lee County school district and open floor plans. Neighboring activities include boating, shopping, restaurants, shelling, fishing, golfing, kayaking, music and art events, jet skiing, wild life viewing and beaches.
Founded in 1978 in Fort Worth, Texas, D.R. Horton has operations in 78 markets in 27 states in the East, Midwest, Southeast, South Central, Southwest and West regions of the United States. D.R. Horton is America's largest builder as reported by Builder magazine for eleven straight years.
For more information, visit our website at www.drhorton.com/swfla. Home and community information including pricing, included features, terms, availability and amenities are subject to change and prior sale at any time without notice or obligation. Square footage dimensions are approximate.
Neal Communities breaks ground on Coastal Key
Neal Communities has broken ground on Coastal Key, a 48-acre gated community adjacent to the Estero Aquatic Preserve in Fort Myers, announced Michael Greenberg, vice president Neal Communities South Region. Located off Summerlin Road at the end of Winkler Road Extension, Coastal Key home prices will begin in the upper $200s.
When completed, the maintenance-included community will have 76 single-family homes of one- and two-story plans, offering views of the nine-acre lake, 17.74 acres of on-site preserves and nearly 40-acres of wetland preserves adjacent to Coastal Key. Home sizes will range from 1,772 to 3,000 square feet of air-conditioned space. Homebuyers can choose from eight different floor plans, with two or three-car garages.
The Coastal Key Sales Center located at 17841 Spanish Harbor Court, Fort Myers, will open in late October/early November 2013.
Neal Communities was named one of 2012's "America's Best Builders" by BUILDER Magazine and voted the "2013 Best Residential Builder in Southwest Florida" in a readers' poll sponsored by Gulfshore Business magazine. The company is ranked #1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked #64 nationally among homebuilders by BUILDER Magazine. To date, Neal has built over 9,000 homes in Southwest Florida.
For more information, call (877) 675-6046 or visit www.nealcommunities.com.