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December 13, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Elysium Homes hires project

manager and superintendent

Elysium Homes' President Irina Prell has hired a new project manager and a superintendent to help manage her custom home building business, now expanding from Cape Coral to Naples and Marco Island.

David Clappis is the superintendent in charge of the new Camelot model and other projects now in development in Marco Island and Naples. He has been in construction management for more than 30 years working on both commercial and high-end residential projects from California to the Midwest and now in Florida.

With more than 15 years' experience in high-end custom home building, Yera Gomez is the new project coordinator assisting Project Manager Luke Singh and Clappis. Gomez coordinates and schedules all sub-contractors and job materials for Elysium Homes' projects.

Established by broker and general contractor Irina Prell, Elysium Homes launched in 2007 on Captiva Island, and has since expanded to other markets in Southwest Florida. The company is at 3729 Chiquita Blvd., South, Cape Coral. Call (239) 229-4444 or visit

41 homes sold in Villa Palmeras

Neal Communities has sold 41 homes at Villa Palmeras in Estero since the community opened in June, announced Michael Greenberg, vice president of Neal Communities. The gated community just south of Corkscrew Road on Three Oaks Parkway offers paired villa homes with prices from the low to high $200s. Closings are ongoing and 20 new homeowners have moved in.

When completed, there will be 110 maintenance-free paired villa homes with lake and preserve views. Two floor plans are available with variations in features for both: The Crystal Sand has two bedrooms, two baths, a great room and an optional den under 1,434 square feet of living area, and a two-car garage. The Tidewater features 1,524 square feet of living space with two bedrooms, two baths, great room and den, plus a two-car garage.

Available for move-in immediately are two Tidewater homes offered at $259,260 and $275,241, both with 1,524 square feet of living area, coffered ceilings, pocket sliders, stainless steel appliances package and 20 x 20-inch porcelain tile throughout.

Available to all homeowners is the Coconut Club, a resort-style amenity showcasing detailed landscaping with shaded areas, a heated pool, spa, gas-grill area and a bathhouse.

Villa Palmeras is one mile from I-75, nine miles from Southwest Florida International Airport, and less than four miles from Florida Gulf Coast University. For more information, call 1-855-806-5149. Online at

Neal Communities was named one of 2012's "America's Best Builders" by BUILDER 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, please visit

Entryway, community amenity

at Coastal Key nearly complete

The entryway and the community amenity for Neal Communities' Coastal Key is 75 percent complete, announced Michael Greenberg, vice president of Neal Communities South Region. Located adjacent to the community's entrance, the "The Cove Pavilion" amenity center will have a children's play area, Bark Park for residents to exercise their dogs and a landscaped park. Vehicle and bicycle parking will be provided.

When completed, the 48-acre 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 is located at 17841 Spanish Harbor Court, Fort Myers. For more information, call (877) 675-6046 or visit

Builders Care, Lennar to unveil

home built for long-time residents

Builders Care and Lennar will unveil the newly built home for Bob Wingo and his family in Fort Myers, Friday, Dec. 20.

Bob and Judy Wingo have lived in this home for nearly 42 years and raised two children and adopted a third child at age 7 who suffered with disabilities. Before Judy was placed in a nursing home in 2006, Bob ran a successful sign company in Fort Myers providing services to many builders, Realtors and hotels. Bob has done his best to keep up with the needs of his home, but since he does not drive, he spends most of his time traveling to and from the nursing home to be with his ailing wife of 48 years via public transportation.

The original home and shed, which were demolished on Dec. 2, posed safety concerns including significant mold growth, roofing and structural issues.

Lennar and more than 50 local companies joined together to construct a brand new 1,500-square-foot home. The project was completed in 15 days, in time for the family to spend Christmas in their new home.



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