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By Staff | Jun 9, 2017

Lee County Community Development May 2017 Permit Report

During May, contractors pulled 126 permits to build single-family houses collectively valued at about $22 million in unincorporated Lee County. That compares to 96 permits issued in April 2017 and 98 issued in May 2016, according to the Lee County Department of Community Development.

Also during May, 157 multi-family units valued at about $21.8 million were permitted, compared to 12 units in April 2017 and 26 units in May 2016.

General commercial activity was valued at about $8.5 million for 17 permits, compared to about $20.7 million in April 2017 and about $2.1 million in May 2016.

Lee County Community Development issued 4,536 permits of all kinds in May.

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 www.leegov.com/dcd/.

Jenkins launches Frank R. Jenkins Custom Homes

After 26 years working in the custom home building industry as a partner with another firm, licensed general contractor Frank Jenkins has launched his own company in Southwest Florida, Frank R Jenkins Custom Homes, and a subsidiary, Frank R Jenkins Realty.

In his new venture, Jenkins will oversee sales, construction supervision and management of custom home construction throughout Southwest Florida including Fort Myers, Bonita Springs and Naples.

The firm recently moved into a 2,000-square-foot office at 12140 Carissa Commerce Court, Suite 103, in Fort Myers, just off Six Mile Cypress in Fort Myers.

“Our goal is to embrace each customer’s lifestyle,” he said. “We will continue to offer the finest craftsmanship, quality materials and attention to detail in all of our projects.”

Frank R Jenkins Custom Homes’ phone number is 239-590-8629. The company’s Florida Contractor’s license is CRC 056918.

Holmberg, Antoncic, Leatham

join Creighton Commercial Development and Construction

Creighton Commercial Development and Construction has announced that three new members have joined its Florida team. New hires include Richard Holmberg as superintendent, Peter Antoncic as bid coordinator and Richard Leatham as land development manager.

From Dawsonville, Georgia, Holmberg brings more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry to the Creighton team. Through his role as superintendent, Holmberg will be responsible for overseeing projects throughout Florida.

A New York-native turned Cape Coral resident, Antoncic brings more than a decade of experience to his position as a bid coordinator. Prior to joining the Creighton team, Antoncic served as a lead estimator for Southern Gulf Construction for four years, with an additional 10 years in the field.

Originally from Newville, Pennsylvania, Leatham brings more than 10 years of experience in land development and acquisition. Before making the move to Creighton, Leatham served as land manager for S&A Homes of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, overseeing all land development activities in south central regions of the state.

Holmberg, Antoncic and Leatham will join the Creighton team in providing commercial development and construction services to its clients.

Creighton Construction’s team of professionals have an extensive background and experience in all aspects of project development to provide complete turnkey service from acquisition, engineering, design, permitting through construction for commercial as well as residential development. For more information, call 239-210-0455 or visit creightondev.com.

Tri-Town Construction hires Smith as director of business development

Tri-Town Construction recently hired Kevin Smith as its director of business development. Smith is responsible for developing and following up on construction leads and working with customers on defining and detailing the scope of their custom remodeling projects before turning the project over to the construction team. He is primarily responsible for customer communications up to the start of construction and following project completion to ensure they are totally satisfied with every aspect of the work and outcome.

Marc Devisse is the owner of Tri-Town Construction LLC, a fully licensed and insured general contractor and roofing contractor serving Southwest Florida. Tri-Town specializes in residential and commercial construction with an emphasis on remodeling and roofing. It is also licensed in mold, water, and fire remediation. For more information, visit www.Tri-TownConstruction.com or call (239) 895-2058.

GATES Construction completes clubhouse addition & renovation project

GATES Construction has completed construction at Heritage Palms Golf and Country Club, one of Southwest Florida’s finest member-owned private country clubs. Located in Fort Myers, the project involved building a new 2-story, 14,000-square-foot fitness center, renovation and addition to the existing clubhouse, and constructing a tennis rest/storage shelter. The clubhouse ballroom, bar, kitchen, pro shop, main lobby and administration area all were completely renovated. The ballroom and grille room were expanded and an outdoor covered dining area and outdoor fining terrace were added to enhance social options for its members and guests. Design services were provided by Peacock + Lewis Architects.

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. GATES also operates in North Carolina and the Republic of Panama. For more information on GATES, call 239-593-3777 or visit the website at www.GATESinc.com.