Until recently, most of our work was for individual clients, interior designers and a few high end contractors and remodelers. But we have provided work for The Grand Mariner condominium project on Longboat Key. Our connection with contractors is growing every day. We are a little more than half way through the Brier Creek project (25 single family homes) in Lakewood Ranch for Gibraltar Homes. In addition, we have been selected to provide the cabinetry for Gibraltar Homes’next two projects. They are “Legends Bay”, 72-100 custom homes adjacent to the IMG Academy and El Conquistador Golf and Country Club in West Bradenton and a number of ultra high end custom
homes in the Concession at Lakewood Ranch.
In conjunction with these two projects, we will be well represented in Gibraltar Homes’fabulous new Design Center in their recently completed headquarters in Lakewood Ranch. We will be providing kitchen & bathroom remodeling, Sarasota, butler’s pantry and laundry room displays as well as providing the custom Sarasota cabinetry for their client selection displays (tile, carpet, stone, etc.) and work areas. Gibraltar’s interior designers, Laura Strelser and Melissa Wollard have done a terrific job ensuring that their Design Center will be Sarasota’s best.
We have also been selected to be the Sarasota cabinetry purveyor for three more upcoming projects. The first is “Marquis on the Bay”, a 15 unit condominium project on the corner of Main St. and Gulfstream Blvd. All the units are large, penthouse like layouts with expansive views of Sarasota Bay and the Marina. Developed by Sarasota’s Sam Hamad of Enterprise Associates, and with interior design consulting by Anne Folsom Smith Interior Design, this high-end development promises to be one of the mainland’s best.
The second project is “Bleu Claire” on Longboat Key. “Bleu Claire” will have eleven condominium residences all with views of the Gulf of Mexico and the bay side of Longboat key as well. The developer is Cross Gate Partners from Atlanta and the contractor is Sarasota’s Tandem Construction. Anne Folsom Smith Interior Design is the interior design consultant on this project as well. This project will definitely raise the bar on Longboat Key!
The third project is called “Mosaique, Artistic Courtyard Homes” built by the Collingwood Construction Group, A Sandcastles of Sarasota Company. These custom homes, built n either an Old Florida or a Classical Spanish style will be situated in both the West of the Trail and Museum neighborhoods.
In addition, we have been invited to discuss the provision of Sarasota cabinetry for two other projects that will be coming on line in the next 12-18 months. Why is our contractor connection growing? To begin with, clients are insisting on greater value and quality when it comes to their Sarasota cabinetry. Contractors recognize this and are looking to meet their clients’needs. They also see the value of the high quality design and installation services that we offer. Our efficiency translates into increased profits for the contractors both in the short and long terms.