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Beattie Development celebrates 10-year anniversary

January 25, 2019
By MEGHAN BRADBURY (news@breezenewspapers.com) , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

A career path that attracted him as a teenager has come full circle for Paul Beattie, who is celebrating 10 years of owning a successful business in Cape Coral.

Beattie said back when he was about 12 years old, he and his father designed and built their own home in upstate New York from scratch.

"We worked over several years and built our house up there," he said.

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Knowing he wanted to pursue a career in construction science, he started looking at colleges that offered the degree. He attended Clemson University where he earned a four-year degree.

"I come from a background of family restaurants," Beattie said. "My parents worked for themselves most of their life. That was my long-term goal, owning my own business and working for myself."

His story is like many others when it comes to how his family stumbled across Southwest Florida. Beattie's grandparents were the typical snowbirds who started visiting the area in the '70s, which brought his family down as well.

While in college, he got a job offer in Southwest Florida, as well in Las Vegas in 2002. Beattie decided to take the job here because he had free rent at his grandparents' place.

"I knew the area and fell in love with the area. I moved down here after graduation," he said.

Before his senior year in college, he was offered a full-time job with a production builder before joining another team with a small residential builder. When the market began falling, Beattie had his contractor's license and decided to go off on his own, so he could control his own destiny during the recession.

In 2009, Beattie started his own business, Beattie Development, and worked with a subcontractor. At the time, he started doing remodels.

"He was doing most of my work as a subcontractor," he explained, adding that in 2009 they went out and started doing "old fashioned networking" to build his business.

Ten years later, Beattie has more than 45 employees.

"That was my goal. I knew I could have done this by myself, but I wanted to create a legacy, not only for my family, but for my employees' families," he said.

Beattie Development is comprised of a remodel division and a new home division. Remodeling, he explained, ranges from small bathrooms to the addition of outdoor kitchens. The new home division currently has a model located at 4402 Chiquita Blvd. in Cape Coral.

"We have a few different collections of homes," he said, ranging from $190,000 to multi-million dollar homes. "We can do everything from the small home to a custom home."

In 2011, Beattie built his first new homes with his Premiere Collection of seven classic traditional designs, which were primarily built on owner lots around Cape Coral. The Simple Elegance Collection of higher-end, sleek, contemporary homes, popular with European buyers, were added a few years later. Two years ago, the RRB Collection of affordable homes were launched.

This year, a line of Old Florida-style homes on one-acre lots in the Remington Oaks neighborhood in Buckingham are being added. The first model is scheduled for completion in February.

In addition, Beattie recently opened B&C Granite and acquired Bergau Plumbing, a company established 45 years ago. He is also expanding his remodeling services in Collier County.

"We are expanding and always looking for qualified employees," Beattie said, adding that employment opportunities can be found on the company website.

For more information, visit www.beattiedev.com, or call 239-980-4730. The headquarters and real estate office are located at 857 S.E. 47th St.

 
 
 

 

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