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February 23, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Wright Construction

completes two phases of renovation project at FGCU

Wright Construction Group has completed two phases of upgrades and renovations of the Harvey and Janet Cohen Center (Harv's Place) Student Union Building at Florida Gulf Coast University, announced project manager John Purnell. Wright Construction Group was the construction manager for the project.

The first phase entailed constructing an exterior staircase from the second floor to the ground level to provide an additional egress point. This will allow the ever-growing university to increase attendance at orientation meetings in the main ballroom. Wright Construction also installed a storefront window with glass door, and a custom handrail with built-in LED lighting for increased safety.

Phase II renovations entailed upgrading the ballroom's air-conditioning system and lighting for better energy efficiency to handle the increased volume of students. Wright Construction worked closely with university officials to coordinate the renovation work with all ongoing activities in the Student Union Building.

Wright Construction Group was established in 1946 in Elkhart, Ind., moved to Southwest Florida in 1981, and has offices in Fort Myers, Naples and Punta Gorda. The multi-disciplined firm provides expertise in civil, environmental and all facets of construction services in the areas of multi-family living, office, commercial, medical, governmental, and educational facilities, historic restorations and general building services. Visit or call (239) 481-5000.

Premier Mortgage Consultants launches FHA construction-perm program

Residential mortgage firm Premier Mortgage Consultants of Southwest Florida LLC announced that it has created a one-time close construction-to-permanent loan program for FHA buyers. The program, which is one of the first to hit the market following the downturn that began in 2007, will offer FHA buyers the ability to build a new home for as little as 3.5 percent down, and is available to borrowers with credit scores down to 600.

According to Premier Mortgage Consultants, as a true one-time close loan, borrowers will be able to lock in their fixed interest rates up front, and will not be subject to re-qualifying once the home is complete.

Premier Mortgage Consultants is a residential mortgage brokerage business, headquartered in Cape Coral. The company offers a full range of mortgage loan products, including FHA, VA, USDA and Conventional, and specializes in new construction and rehab loans.

For more information regarding Premier Mortgage Consultants and the loan programs offered, call (239) 542-8800, or visit

Teubert named

territory manager for

The Smart Companies

Dewey Teubert has joined The Smart Companies of Southwest Florida as a territory manager, announced company CEO Brian Rist. Teubert is responsible for developing and conducting comprehensive presentations for a full line of hurricane protection products for customers in Collier County.

Teubert has more than 40 years of senior executive experience, leading human resources teams in Fortune 500 companies including B. F. Goodrich Aerospace in Chula Vista, Calif., and Baxter Travenol Labs in Deerfield, Ill.

The Smart Companies offers products and services related to storm protection, home technology, energy efficiency and solar solutions for residential and commercial customers throughout Southwest Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico and Guam. The company's family of enterprises includes Storm Smart Building Systems, Storm Catcher and GoEnergySmart, located at 11040 Plantation Road in Fort Myers.

For more information call (239) 938-1000, or visit online at


joins Neal Communities

at Verandah

Neal Communities has a new home sales representative for the Palmetto Grove neighborhood of 24 single-family homes at Verandah in Fort Myers. Already an eight-year homeowner at Verandah, Barbara Bengochea-Perez is selling homes in Palmetto Grove from the Verandah information center.

Prior to joining Neal, Bengochea-Perez's sales and management career focused on downtown Fort Myers real estate. She was a sales manager for the Oasis Condominium and also the sales director of The Cypress Club Condominium.

Neal Communities' innovative home building, pool construction, development operations and quality customer service standards all contribute to the firm's continued, record-setting success with more than 8,600 homes built in Southwest Florida.

For more information, please visit



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