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February 22, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Aubuchon Homes' Carlisle Bay Model wins top Lee BIA award

Aubuchon Homes' Carlisle Bay model received a Superior Home Award during the 2019 Parade of Homes. The Lee Building Industry Association event honored builders for excellence in residential design and construction. Judged by industry experts from outside of Lee County, each home was evaluated on site. The highest total score in each price category was awarded the Superior Home Award. Aubuchon Homes' in-house design team also received a Merit Award for the project.

The Carlisle Bay is fully furnished and features 4 bedrooms plus a den, 4.5 baths, an open concept living area, wine bar and walls of sliding glass doors that open to a spacious lanai. All this within 3,725 square feet of living space and more than 6,100 total square feet including a 2.5-car garage plus a 1.5-car garage

The Carlise Bay is located at 5991 Tarpon Estates Blvd., within the Tarpon Point community of Cape Coral. The home is sold, but will be open Monday-Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m., for a limited time through the end of March. For directions and more information contact Aubuchon Homes at 239-549-6358 or visit

For more than 26 years, Aubuchon Homes has been recognized as the premier custom builder in Southwest Florida.

Shell Point informational seminar in Cape Coral March 13

Cape Coral-area residents will have the opportunity to learn about local retirement options during Shell Point Retirement Community's "Shell Point Retirement Roadshow," a free informational seminar taking place from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 13, at The Westin Cape Coral, 5951 Silver King Blvd., in Cape Coral.

During this educational presentation, Shell Point's retirement counselors will offer guests an opportunity to learn about the comprehensive lifecare options and resort-style retirement offerings available in this nationally recognized retirement community in Fort Myers. The presentation will also provide an overview of the Shell Point community and will discuss the benefits of becoming a resident. Once the presentation is complete, guests will have the chance to ask specific questions and schedule a visit to the community for a personal tour.

Admission to the seminar is free and refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, so reservations are required by calling 239-466-1131 or registering online at

Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing for its 2,400 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free dockage, a championship 18-hole golf course, and other recreational and educational activities.

To learn more, visit or call 1-800-780-1131.

Stevens Construction completes project for Lee Health

Stevens Construction has completed construction of a 57,000-square-foot, post-acute care skilled nursing unit for Lee Health, announced Mark Stevens, company president.

Developed by Aquila Healthcare Development, Lee Health is leasing the three-story, 75-bed medical facility, which provides post-acute services for patients needing short-term medical recovery and rehabilitation after their hospital stays.

With architectural services provided by Studio+, the Gulf Coast Medical Center Skilled Nursing Unit is designed with a homelike approach with three separate units, each housing an open concept living room, kitchen, nurse station and 25 private patient beds with convenient access to the occupational and physical therapy rooms. The Skilled Nursing Unit features a 3,000-square-foot therapy gym incorporating the latest technology and equipment, and a wellness garden with lush landscaping and herb planting stations.

Located at 13960 Plantation Road in Fort Myers, Gulf Coast Medical Center Skilled Nursing Unit is now open for business.

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.

Real Estate Investment Society announces new officers and board members

The Real Estate Investment Society has announced the election of officers and the Board of Governors to lead the organization during 2019: President Alexis Crespo, AICP, of Waldrop Engineering; Vice President Mary Gentile, CSM, CRX, of LandQwest Property Management; Treasurer Bill Morris, P.E., of Morris-Depew Associates; and Secretary Kent Poli, of Busey Bank.

The Board of Governors includes Jason Brewer of BB&T Bank; Gordon Glover of Suffolk; Tim Hancock, AICP, of Stantec; Travis Merrick of GFA International; Lori Moore of Roetzel & Andress; Justin Thibaut of Land Solutions; and Austin Turner of Henderson Franklin Starnes & Holt. The immediate past president, Bev Larson, CCIM, of Lahaina Realty, also joins the board.

The Real Estate Investment Society is an independent organization, dedicated to assisting members in the effective utilization of real estate through networking, education, public service, and a common voice on pertinent issues. The membership represents a broad spectrum of real estate, environmental, financial, legal, design, construction, marketing and management companies.

REIS luncheon meetings convene at 11:30 on the second Tuesday of each month, at Pelican Preserve in Fort Myers, to network and discuss current civic and business issues affecting the commercial real estate and development industry.

B & I Contractors welcomes Hyatt

B & I Contractors, a Florida based subcontracting and building services firm, announces the addition of John Hyatt as project manager. In his role, he is responsible for supervising total construction efforts to ensure projects are constructed in accordance with design specifications, budget and schedule, as well as scheduling and coordinating the completion of submittal data, operation and maintenance manuals, shop drawings, and as-built drawings in accordance with the construction schedule.

Hyatt comes to B & I with over 30 years of mechanical contractor experience, specializing in HVAC install and retrofit, sheet metal and piping, and plumbing. He holds a degree from Miami Dade Community College and a State Contractor's license.

Established in 1960, B & I has offices located in Fort Myers, Tamarac, Sarasota and Tampa. The employee-owned company specializes in construction and building maintenance services for HVAC, electrical, plumbing, pipefitting, refrigeration, sheet metal and CAD engineering for clients in commercial, institutional and industrial industries throughout Florida and beyond. To learn more, call 239-332-4646. Online at

Lee BIA Builders Care announces date, sponsorship opportunities for 10th annual BBQ, Bands & Brew event

Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association, has announced April 7 as the date for its 10th annual BBQ, Bands & Brew event, presented by All Star Equipment Rentals & Sales.

Celebrating this milestone year, the event will feature some of Southwest Florida's top pit masters competing for the title of "Best BBQ in Town," live music from local headlining bands, numerous vendors, and fun-filled activities for all ages including a lively cornhole tournament and a children's play area with face-painting, games and more.

The mission of Lee BIA Builders Care is to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has helped more than 385 Lee County households, providing in excess of $4.5 million in construction services and materials at no cost to families.

BBQ, Bands & Brew will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, at Centennial Park, 2000 W. First St., Fort Myers. Admission is $10 per person and children 12 and under are free. Tickets will be available for purchase in advance or at the gate.

All Star Equipment Rentals & Sales is returning as presenting sponsor for BBQ, Bands & Brew. Additional sponsorship opportunities range from $500 to $6,500 and include recognition in marketing and promotional materials, event tickets, preferred parking, barbecue lunch and more.

A complete lineup of performing artists and vendors will be released in the coming weeks.

To learn more about ticket and sponsorship opportunities, please visit or call 239-938-0056.

Maxwell, Hendry & Simmons adds Anderson

Andrew Anderson, MBA recently joined Maxwell, Hendry & Simmons, LLC, a Fort Myers-based real estate appraisal and consulting firm.

Anderson holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Warner University in Lake Wales and earned his MBA from Florida Gulf Coast University. He has 15 years of experience in commercial appraisal and consulting, leading statewide projects involving forensic valuation for litigation, eminent domain actions and partial interest analysis. Anderson is experienced in both the private and public sectors, having previously worked with Hanson Real Estate Advisors in Fort Myers and with the Lee County Department of County Lands. In addition to his state appraisal certification, he holds a real estate sales associates license and is qualified as an expert witness in the 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida.

Maxwell, Hendry & Simmons, LLC is one of the oldest and largest appraisal and consulting firms in Southwest Florida and has licensed professionals with nearly 300 years of combined appraisal experience. They provide residential and commercial valuation and advisory services to a broad spectrum of private, commercial and governmental clients. The company is located at 12600 World Plaza Lane, Suite 1, Fort Myers, FL 33907 and can be contacted at (239) 337-0555. Online at



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