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September 8, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Contractors pull

41 single-family home

permits in August in unincorporated county

During August, contractors pulled 41 permits to build single-family houses collectively valued at more than $13.3 million in unincorporated Lee County. That compares to 63 permits issued in July and 37 issued in August 2011, according to the Lee County Department of Community Development.

Seventeen multi-family units were permitted in August compared to four in July and 18 in August 2011.

Twenty new commercial permits were valued at nearly $20.3 million, compared to nearly $3.7 million in July and nearly $10.8 million in August 2011.

During August, Lee County Community Development issued 2,737 permits of all kinds for a total of 19,425 for the year to date.

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.

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Lee BIA to host

Builder and Developer Panel Discussion

The Lee Building Industry Association is bringing together seven local and national builders and developers for its annual Builder and Developer Panel Discussion. The Builder and Developer Panel Discussion will be Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Pelican Preserve Country Club, Fort Myers. The cost is $25 for Lee BIA members and $45 for non-members.

Builders and developers participating in Lee BIA's Builder and Developer Panel Discussion will be:

- Gary Aubuchon, president of Aubuchon Homes

- Darin McMurray, Southwest Florida Division president at Lennar Homes

- Pat Neal, president at Neal Communities

- Bob Knight, president at Paul Homes of Florida

- Ryan Marshall, division president for South Florida for Pulte Homes

- Bob Imig, president of construction for Stock Development

- Doug Schwartz, senior vice president of Florida Homebuilding for WCI Communities

- Moderator: Jean Gruss, Lee/Collier editor for Gulf Coast Business Review

The Builder and Developer Panel will provide an opportunity to gain insider industry information and great networking with industry professionals. Reservations are required by Wednesday, Sept. 19. Reservation forms are available at and by calling the BIA office at 239-936-5525


The Lee Building Industry Association is comprised of approximately 400 companies involved in every aspect of building homes and creating a thriving community for a growing Southwest Florida. The association serves its members and advances the building profession through a community of knowledge, sharing and education. Visit to learn more about all of the Lee BIA's commercial and residential building, remodeling and subcontractor members.



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