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July 28, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Industry partners band together to donate equipment trailer to Lee BIA Builders Care

Earlier this year, board members and long-time supporters of the Lee Building Industry Association pledged funds to provide Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee BIA, with a much-needed equipment trailer. Donated at no cost to Lee BIA Builders Care, the trailer will assist staff and volunteers in carrying out the organization's mission by storing the materials and tools needed to provide emergency home repairs to elderly and disabled homeowners in Lee County

Through a fundraising campaign for the trailer, more than $10,000 was raised by the following companies: Advance Homes, Argos USA, Barraco & Associates, Better Buildings, Bolaos Truxton, Cape Coral Plumbing, CRE Consultants, Crews Environmental, Five County Insurance, Frank R. Jenkins Custom Homes, Land Solutions, Lennar, Marvin Development, Riverview Homes and Spiro & Associates.

A 16-foot enclosed trailer was purchased by the organization with the help and generosity of Tropic Trailer. The trailer was wrapped with a custom designed wrap that was donated by Priority Marketing and installed by Killer Wraps.

"We appreciate the generosity of all the individuals and their businesses that made this trailer possible," said Christi Pritchett Sarlo, executive director of Lee BIA Builders Care. "We cannot express how much this will help us in providing assistance to our applicants for many years to come."

Lee BIA Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association. Its mission is to provide emergency home repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $4.25 million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need. Lee Builders Care enlists the volunteer services of Lee BIA members and leverages grants and donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County. Lee Builders Care is headquartered at the Lee BIA office at 10501 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Suite 118 in Fort Myers. The Building Industry Association ( ) is a 63-year-old association affiliated with National Home Builders Association and Florida Home Builders Association that serves to strengthen our community by advancing a professional building industry through advocacy, education and services. Donations can be made online at More information is available by calling 239-938-0056. Follow Builders Care at or on Twitter @LeeBuildersCare.

Sunset Pointe unveils new home plan as it enters final phase

At 50 percent sold out, Sunset Pointe has opened its final phase of new home construction. D.R. Horton's Southwest Florida division has also introduced a new home plan at the quiet southwest Cape Coral community, which is expected to feature over 50 homes when complete.

With the addition of the Clifton plan, the eighth in the community's portfolio, homes at Sunset Pointe now start in the high-$200s. This spacious floor plan offers 1,816 square feet of living space, two bedrooms, two baths, a flex room (which could also be configured as a third bedroom) and a two-car garage.

A Clifton home is under construction to serve as the second decorated model at Sunset Pointe.

Sunset Pointe is located almost as far west as possible in Cape Coral. Since opening nine months ago, the community located at the end of Cape Coral Parkway has transformed into a welcoming, small neighborhood situated around its central fountain lake.

The public is invited to tour the professionally decorated Camden model. Featuring 2,795 square feet of living space, this one-story home offers four bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, great room, a flex room and an open kitchen. A virtual tour of the model is available on the community's web page at

The professionally decorated model is open seven days a week at 3067 Sunset Pointe Circle in Cape Coral. For an appointment or more information, contact sales agent Robin Hull at (239) 850-2492.

Founded in 1978 in Fort Worth, Texas, D.R. Horton has operations in 78 markets in 26 states in the East, Midwest, Southeast, South Central, Southwest and West regions of the United States. For more information, visit our website at

Stevens Construction awarded Village on the Isle renovations

Village on the Isle, a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community in Venice, has selected Stevens Construction for the renovation of its five-story, 80,000-square-foot assisted living facility, Mark Manor.

Located at 930 Tamiami Trail South, Mark Manor is being fully renovated floor-by-floor in efforts to provide minimal disruption to its 64 residents. Stevens Construction will replace the interior finishes and exterior facade to reflect Village on the Isle's goal of providing a more residential-like setting. Improvements also include the addition of a dedicated Memory Care Support floor using today's most modern technology and design to care for those affected by Alzheimer's and dementia. The scope of work includes replacing the plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems of this 35-year old building as well.

With offices in Fort Myers, Tampa, and Orlando, 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 healthcare, commercial and hospitality facilities. For information, visit or call 239-936-9006.

Brewer joins GATES Construction as senior superintendent

GATES Construction has announced the addition of Gerry Brewer as senior superintendent. Brewer will be responsible for daily onsite supervision of GATES' projects, including quality control, safety, security, project close out and transition planning. Brewer has over 20 years of construction experience with a wide variety of project types and particular expertise in educational, government, hospitality, and retail construction.

Brewer will be based out of GATES Construction's Headquarters in Bonita Springs.

GATES Construction, with offices in Florida, North Carolina and the Republic of Panama, is 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 and residential construction projects. For more information on GATES, please call (239) 593-3777 or visit the website at

Beattie Development to hold benefit to help Cape Coral teachers

A recent study by education publishing company Scholastic discovered that the average school teacher it surveyed spent $530 of his or her own money on classroom items during the previous school year. Hoping to prevent similar expenses among Cape Coral teachers this year, local homebuilder Beattie Development will hold a benefit so that the community can be the source of those supplies for its hard-working elementary school educators.

The Beattie School Supply Collection Party will be held from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 3, at the company's Model Home Center, 1815 Cape Coral Parkway, West. Visitors who arrive with classroom supplies for local teachers will be treated to drinks and gourmet eats by Dave's Bangin' BBQ, along with personal thanks from area teachers.

Beattie Development Sales Manager Brittany Turner worked with Cape Coral principals to identify the classroom items their teachers need the most. Those include: dry erase markers, pencils, crayons, colored pencils, colored copy paper, colored cardstock, Post-it Notes in a variety of sizes and colors, stickers, sports-theme decorations, paperback picture and chapter books, Sticky Tack and Dr. Seuss-themed items.

Lee County public school teachers return to work Aug. 3, giving them just one week to get their classrooms outfitted and decorated before students begin the new school year on Aug. 10.

About Beattie Development

Beattie Development is an award-winning custom homebuilder and the parent corporation for Beattie Remodeling, Creative Cabinet Solutions of Southwest Florida, RRB Homes and Beattie Realty Team. Beattie Development specializes in building affordable, custom and luxury homes, offering all aspects of the project from home design and permits to final decorating under one roof. Beattie Remodeling specializes in complete home renovations, updates to kitchens and baths, and home additions. Creative Cabinet Solutions provides customers with superb design and construction for kitchen, bath, closet and home storage solutions. Beattie Realty Team provides full-service real estate and property management. The Beattie Development design center is at 1213 Cape Coral Parkway, East. The cabinet company, headquarters and real estate office are at 857 S.E. 47th St. The model home center is located at 1815 Cape Coral Parkway, West. For more information about the company, call 239-257-3295 or visit



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