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Real Estate Briefs 2-26-21

By Staff | Feb 25, 2021

Stevens Construction completes Evans Avenue Utility Project

Stevens Construction has completed a utilities improvement project for the city of Fort Myers, announced Dan Adams, vice president, south Florida and partner.

Stevens Construction provided a new storm drainage system, sanitary system, water mains and utility connections to the residences along a quarter mile of Evans Avenue from Dr. Ella Piper Way to Provident Road, while reconstructing the roadway.

Completed as scheduled in nine months, the Evans Avenue roadway was completely removed down to the subgrade and rebuilt with new sidewalks, curbing, gutters, sodding, crosswalks, paving, striping and roadway signage.

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

Ruane to speak at REIS meeting March 9

Kevin Ruane, chairman of the Lee County Board of County Commissioners, will address the challenges and priorities facing Lee County government at the Real Estate Investment Society’s REIS March 9 luncheon meeting.

Ruane’s presentation will focus on the county’s budget, coordination with municipal governments, infrastructure projects and Lee County’s role in managing water resources. The commissioner is also expected to discuss growth management, impact fees and local legislative priorities in current Legislative Session. Following the presentation, Ruane will respond to questions of specific interest to the real estate investment and development industry.

Ruane is also chairman of the Board of Port Commissioners, which governs the Lee County Port Authority. He represents Lee County Commission District 1, which includes south Cape Coral, Sanibel, Captiva and Pine Islands. He served on the Sanibel City Council from 2007 to 2020 and as mayor from 2010 to 2020. He has professional expertise in accounting, taxation and financing.

The meeting is sponsored by Stantec, and will begin promptly at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 9, in the Osprey Room at Pelican Preserve’s Clubhouse, on Treeline Avenue at Colonial Boulevard. Admission is $30 for members and $40 for guests, which includes lunch. Reservations are required by March 4 and may be made at the REIS web site: www.reis-swfl.org.

LeeCorp Homes one of Florida’s top retailers of manufactured homes in 2020

LeeCorp Homes is one of the top retailers of manufactured homes in the state of Florida for 2020, according to numbers complied by Statistical Surveys.

Since 1983, this family-owned and operated manufactured housing retailer has been selling and installing custom-designed Jacobsen manufactured homes to more than 100 manufactured home and RV communities throughout Southwest Florida. First launched in Naples by founder Phillip Lee, the company’s stellar reputation has been built by offering highly personalized attention to its customers. The company moved to its current site in 2000, when LeeCorp purchased the commercial property at 20251 U.S. 41 to serve as its Estero Model Sales Center and company headquarters.

LCH Enterprises of Southwest Florida, LeeCorp’s construction, and an engineering sister company was created in 2005 to implement turn-key packages including installation and completion of each new home. The company expanded its operation to include a second sales center in North Port to serve customers in Port Charlotte, North Port, Venice, Englewood, Nokomis, Osprey and various areas.

“Our company has played an integral role in shaping the landscape of quality, custom-designed manufactured housing in Southwest Florida over the past 38 years,” said Chris Lee, president of LeeCorp Homes, “The key to our success lies in our ability to oversee every aspect of the home building process, from customized design to permitting to installation and final move-in.”

Seven beautifully appointed Jacobsen Homes models are open for viewing at the Estero Model Center. Each Jacobsen model showcases an extensive array of options available for individual home customization. Jacobsen Homes, located in Safety Harbor, Florida, is one of the state’s top-rated manufactured homebuilder of custom-designed homes.

LeeCorp Homes specializes in turn-key packages with factory-direct pricing. LeeCorp’s offerings include elevated (or stilt homes) as well as modular homes, factory-built homes on the client’s private property.

LeeCorp Homes Estero Model Center is located at 20251 U.S. 41 S. in Estero. Models are open Monday through Saturday. An additional sales office is located at 12695 U.S. 41 S. in North Port. For more information, visit LeeCorpHomes.com.

For more about Statistical Surveys, please visit https://statisticalsurveys.com/about/

Schaner joins MK Architecture

Tom Schaner has joined the team at MK Architecture in Fort Myers as its newest project manager. Originally from Maryland, Schaner graduated from the Maryland Drafting Institute in Langley Park in architectural drafting, and later took a LEED Certification course. For 40 years, he has worked in the architectural field with invaluable hands-on experience including positions such as draftsman, construction administrator, job captain and senior-level project manager. 

During his career, Schaner has worked on a number of large-scale projects that include commercial, residential, educational, institutional, medical, military, public works and governmental projects.

MK Architecture is located at 8200 College Parkway, suite 101, Fort Myers. For more information about the company, visit mk-arch.com or call 239-482-2121.

Seagate Development Group completes Interior of Heritage Carpet and Tile

Seagate Development Group has completed the interior of Heritage Carpet and Tile, LLC’s new location — Premier Airport Park, 16240 Airport Park Drive, Suite 140, in Fort Myers.

Part of the full-service flooring contractor’s strategic plan to transition from two facilities to one central location, this project satisfies its short-term goal and accommodates future growth.

Seagate entered a pre-existing shell of a building in the third quarter of last year and completed the interior one month ahead of schedule. The scope of work for this approximately 17,000-square-foot headquarters included warehouse and office space for dozens of employees.

Seagate Development Group is a leading full-service commercial development company specializing in a design-build process via new construction, custom renovations, interior design, and management and leasing services. 

For more information on the interior of Heritage and Seagate’s commercial portfolio, visit SeagateDevelopmentGroup.com.

Morris-Depew’s Lincolnhol and VerVaecke awarded professional designations

Two team members at Morris-Depew Associates have achieved professional designations in the engineering and landscape architecture division. Matt Lincolnhol received his professional landscape architect license, while Assistant Project Manager and Project Engineer Stephen VerVaecke received his professional engineer license.

A member of the team since 2018, Lincolnhol has been actively involved with the American Society of Landscape Architects since his collegiate days at Clemson University, where he served as president of the student chapter. Presently he is serving as the Southwest Florida section chair for ASLA, where he is responsible for hosting educational events, promoting ASLA through community outreach efforts, and fostering professional connections for Landscape Architects throughout Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties.

VerVaecke has been involved with numerous projects throughout the state of Florida, garnering an extensive knowledge of the community development process, site engineering design, traffic impact analysis, and local and state permitting. As a developing leader within Morris-Depew, VerVaecke is also involved within the local community, attending Real Estate Investment Society, Tiger Bay, and Urban Land Institute local events.

Celebrating over 30 years of serving Southwest Florida, Morris-Depew Associates is a multiservice consulting firm with specialties in civil engineering, land planning, expert witness, landscape architecture and surveying and mapping services. The members of MDA have experience in the planning and design of a wide variety of urban, residential, commercial, industrial, recreational and community-oriented projects ranging from large-scale resort residential projects to urban community spaces and commercial multiuse developments.

For more information, contact 239-337-3993 or visit www.morris-depew.com.