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June 6, 2014
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Aguilera joins

Hamilton-Franklin Realty

Hamilton-Franklin Realty welcomed Daniel Aguilera to the organization this week.

"Daniel has been affiliated with the real estate industry for many successful years. I am extremely fortunate to have an agent of his caliber join our team. Daniel will be a huge asset to the company and I am excited to work with a gentlemen of his professionalism and expertise," said Paul Joseph Faragoi of Hamilton-Franklin Realty.

Daniel Aguilera can be reached at 239-839-6749.

For additional about Hamilton-Franklin Realty, visit

Storm Smart Building Systems to provide

hurricane protection package for PACE Center for Girls

Storm Smart Building Systems, a corporation of The Smart Companies in Fort Myers, has donated the materials, manufacturing and installation of a complete hurricane protection package for PACE Center for Girls of Lee County at 3800 Evans Ave. in Fort Myers, announced Joseph Francioni, senior vice president of the company.

Approximately 1,400 square feet of Storm Catcher Hurricane Wind Abatement Screen represents a $15,000 value for the nonprofit that provides counseling and academic services for girls' ages 12-18 who are facing a variety of life-changing challenges.

The donation for the nearly 16,000-square-foot, single-story building is part of The Smart Companies' ongoing "We Care" community initiative that has benefitted a number of nonprofits over the years.

Storm Smart created the storm protection package using its recently purchased Aeronaut Elektron Laser ZX high-powered, water-cooled laser that was the subject of a visit by Florida Governor Rick Scott at The Smart Companies' headquarters last week. The nearly $300,000 machine is the only one of its kind in Southwest Florida

Built in 1977, the PACE Center building was renovated in 2001 and occupied by the nonprofit group earlier this year.

The Smart Companies offers products and services related to storm protection, home technology, energy efficiency and solar solutions for residential and commercial customers throughout Southwest Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico and Guam.

The company's family of enterprises includes Storm Smart Building Systems, Storm Catcher and GoEnergySmart, all located at 11040 Plantation Road in Fort Myers.

For additional information about the Smart Companies, call 239-938-1000 or visit

Pitkin new-construction sales

specialist for Elysium Homes

Mike Pitkin has joined Elysium Homes of Cape Coral and Marco Island as the custom homebuilder's new-construction sales specialist, announced President Irina Prell.

Pitkin joins Elysium Homes after 26 years of serving in the U.S. Navy in both enlisted and commissioned officer ranks, retiring as a lieutenant commander. He was a submariner and a surface warfare officer during his time in the Navy. In addition to his duties at Elysium Homes, Pitkin owns Red Tug Tours where he takes potential real estate investors and owners on local cruises of the canals and waterways of Cape Coral and Fort Myers so they can see their property from the water and view the waterways that get them to the Gulf of Mexico.

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 located at 3729 Chiquita Blvd., South, Cape Coral. Call 239-229-4444 or visit



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