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May 5, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Express Homes offering value-priced new homes throughout Cape Coral

With Cape Coral garnering national headlines for its rapid pace of growth, Express Homes is responding to the need for affordable new homes. A company by D.R. Horton, the number-one builder by volume in Cape Coral, Express Homes is offering homes at various stages of completion on scattered lots throughout the city, ready for move in immediately or within 120 days.

Starting in the low-$200s in Cape Coral, Express Homes are delivered move-in ready with all appliances, including refrigerator, washer and dryer; blinds on all windows; 18-inch tile throughout the main living areas; 36-inch kitchen cabinets; sprinkler system; automatic garage door and covered lanai.

Express Homes is offering a portfolio of eight distinctive one- and two-story homes designed to integrate seamlessly into Cape Coral's existing neighborhoods, offering 1,672 to 4,177 square feet of living space with three to five bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half baths and a two-car garage.

To view the available homes and for location information, contact sales agents Mike Amabile at (239) 699-5426, Mike Lippel at (239) 634-3689 or Evelyn Soares at (239) 834-9527. For more information, visit

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, Express Homes has locations in 53 markets and 17 states. For more information, visit our website at

Lee County Community Development issues April permit report

During April, contractors pulled 96 permits to build single-family houses collectively valued at about $27.7 million in unincorporated Lee County. That compares to 112 permits issued in March 2017 and 93 issued in April 2016, according to the Lee County Department of Community Development.

Also during April, 12 multi-family units valued at about $500,000 were permitted, compared to 48 units in March 2017 and 28 units in April 2016.

General commercial activity was valued at about $20.7 million for 21 permits, compared to about $4.2 million in March 2017 and about $1.7 million in April 2016.

Lee County Community Development issued 4,023 permits of all kinds in April.

Lee County Community Development oversees planning, zoning, development and building services, environmental review, building inspection, and code enforcement for the unincorporated areas of Lee County.

To learn more about the department and its services, visit

JL Wallace Construction Inc. rebranded as Gladstone Builders Inc.

JL Wallace Construction Inc. has officially rebranded as Gladstone Builders Inc., owned by Ted Gadoury. Gladstone Builders is based in Fort Myers and has been providing construction services in Southwest Florida for over 15 years.

Gladstone Builders has recently undertaken an extensive rebranding effort of its services to more effectively reflect the company's commitment to relationship driven work that exemplifies the passion held for their projects.

A new logo and message has been created: Gladstone Builders: People with a passion for delivering the highest quality in commercial construction. All social media platforms have been rebranded and a new website has also launched (, which will increase their online presence and help to communicate with current and prospective clients.

Based in Southwest Florida, Gladstone Builders was founded in 1997 and provides quality projects and forming lasting relationships with their clients. The majority of the company's focus is the construction of mid-sized commercial projects, including community amenities, retail, industrial, religious and office use. For more information, visit or call (239) 437-1111.

GATES Construction to build new senior living community

GATES Construction has been selected by Medical Development Corp, a senior living development and management firm, to build a new senior community in Fort Myers. Developed and managed by MDC, the Canterfield brand offers cutting edge senior housing with a neighborhood concept, allowing residents to age in place with various levels of care available. Located at 18301 Trifecta Lane, Canterfield will offer independent and assisted living as well as memory care.

Phase 1 will feature a three-story, 115-unit apartment building for assisted living and memory care. Independent living units will be built in Phase 2 and be comprised of a second apartment building and six one-story duplex residences.

A variety of on-site amenities will include private and community dining rooms, multi-purpose rooms, an arts and crafts room, exercise room, library, and a barber/beauty salon.

Groundbreaking is scheduled for this summer with completion anticipated in the summer of 2018. Currently, MDC owns and manages several existing communities with multiple locations under development throughout the Southeast U.S.

As Florida's premiere builder, GATES Construction serves its clients from offices in Bonita Springs and Sarasota as a full-service general contracting firm providing construction management and design-build services with a diversified project portfolio in all types of commercial, institutional, industrial, healthcare, and multi-family construction projects. For more information, call 239-593-3777 or visit the website at



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