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May 3, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Owen-Ames-Kimball appoints Doster as Project Manager

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company, a general contractor with a longstanding presence in Southwest Florida, has announced the appointment of Fred Doster as a project manager in the company's Fort Myers office.

Doster has more than 25 years of experience in general contracting, construction management and design-build project delivery. He is an accomplished construction project manager with expertise in all phases of new construction, renovations and additions to retail, multifamily, hospitality, commercial, mixed-use, government, healthcare, and educational facilities. He has a proven track record of completing multi-million dollar projects on time and within budget.

As a project manager, Doster led the $27+ million construction of Hyatt Place hotel suites and luxury condominiums in Wilmington, Delaware, and an $18.5 million LEED Silver accredited project for the Delaware City Department of Motor Vehicles. He led planning, construction, and close-out of building projects in Philadelphia, including a $2.8 million renovation of VOYA office building common areas and a $5.1 million Green Chef Food Processing Center renovation.

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company has provided general contracting, design-build and construction management services in Southwest Florida since 1982. O-A-K's Florida operation is an affiliate of its parent company located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Florida operation has offices in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. Its Lee County office is located at 11941 Fairway Lakes Drive in Fort Myers. Learn more about O-A-K at

Realtor Martin earns CCIM designation

The Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association has announced that its board member, Jack Martin of Century 21 Selling Paradise, has earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation from the CCIM Institute.

The designation was awarded during CCIM's mid-year governance meeting in San Antonio, Texas, in April. Martin was among the 171 commercial real estate professionals who earned the designation by passing the CCIM Institute's comprehensive examination, the capstone element in the designation process.

To earn the CCIM designation, commercial real estate professionals must complete more than 160 hours of case-study driven education covering topics such as interest-based negotiation, financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, investment analysis and ethics in commercial investment real estate. Candidates must also compile a portfolio demonstrating the depth of their commercial real estate experience and pass a comprehensive examination.

Martin is the commercial director at Century 21 Selling Paradise in Cape Coral.

Beck Construction evolves name and introduces new logo

Beck Construction, LLC, a family-owned and operated construction and home services firm with customers throughout the state - especially in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties - has evolved its company name and introduced a new logo.

Established in 2003, Beck Construction will now be called Beck Companies - an umbrella entity that encompasses subsidiary construction, home services, properties and roofing divisions. Construction will still include residential and commercial construction services, and home services will still include electrical, plumbing and HVAC. The properties division will tie renting/selling and managing residential and commercial properties together. Bryant Roofing - Beck's commercial and residential roofing company - will also be a division of Beck Companies, with an extended name that reflects that concept and encompasses the Beck Companies brand standards.

This comes after Beck Companies' growth and success drove it to hire additional employees, as well as launch its very first website - develop its new brand on Facebook and Instagram, and take to the streets with its new vehicle wraps.

Beck Companies is headquartered at 170 East Oklahoma Ave in LaBelle, with a location expansion coming soon. For more information or to schedule an array of services, call (239) 260-4022or go to

Neal Communities completes amenity center at Windsong

Neal Communities, a Southwest Florida private homebuilder, recently completed the 1,317-square-foot amenity center at Windsong, a gated enclave of new villa homes in Fort Myers.

The open-air amenity center features a pavilion, screened-in resort-style pool and spa, restroom facilities, washrooms and an outdoor grill. The neighborhood also has a nearby dog park.

Opened in January 2019, 20 homes have already been sold. Once complete, Windsong will feature 104 paired villas with British West Indies-inspired architecture. Potential homebuyers can choose from two of the builder's most popular floor plans. The 1,632-square-foot Tidewinds features two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a den. With 1,842 square feet, the Sandcastle includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a den.

Both floor plans include gourmet kitchens, spacious master suites, open great rooms, covered lanais and a two-car garage. Every homebuyer that purchases a villa from Neal Communities is provided with an included maintenance-assistance package, which includes lawn, trees and shrub maintenance, fertilizer and exterior pest control.

Home prices in this private community start at $252,990. For more information on Windsong, call 239-330-6285 or visit 7030 Penzance Blvd., in Fort Myers.

With over 40 years of building award-winning homes, Neal Communities has over 90 successful communities throughout Southwest Florida. For more information, please visit

Lee BIA Builders Care earns Senator's Pride of Florida Award

Lee BIA Builders Care has been awarded the Senator's Pride of Florida Award for the nonprofit organization's longstanding commitment to provide quality housing for elderly and disabled residents in Southwest Florida.

Florida Senators Lizbeth Benacquisto (R-Fort Myers) and Kathleen Passidomo (R-Naples) joined Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) in presenting the award to Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association.

Accepting the award were Lee BIA Builders Care Executive Director Becky Swift, Director of Client Services and Projects Mandi Wray, Board of Directors President Dan Beiter and Board of Directors Member Michael Reitmann.

Lee BIA Builders Care's mission 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.

Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association. 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. Builders Care and the Lee BIA are headquartered at 6835 International Center Blvd. #4 in Fort Myers. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056, or by visiting or

Pulte Homes completes Stonewater model at Bridgetown

One of the nation's largest homebuilders, Pulte Homes, recently introduced the new Stonewater design, a fully furnished model home with a custom pool and spa in Bridgetown, an established community that offers an array of resort-style amenities.

Centrally located off Treeline Avenue in Fort Myers, Bridgetown offers homebuyers a choice of 10 of Pulte's most popular Life-Tested home designs offering 1,367 to more than 3,800 square feet. Homes feature open gathering areas, pro-style kitchens and functional and flexible living spaces.

The new Stonewater model, Bridgetown's largest available home, features floor plans starting at 2,852 square feet but the model has 3,911 square feet of living space. The Stonewater starts from $406,990.

Bridgetown's amenities include two clubhouses, resort-style and lap pools, an outdoor bar, fire pit, playground, three bocce and six tennis courts.

Located near I-75 and U.S. 41, homes at Bridgetown start in the low-$200,000s. Models are open daily and quick-move-in homes are available. For more information, visit or call 866-850-0912.

Pulte Homes is a national brand of PulteGroup Inc. For more information about Pulte Homes, visit



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