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September 27, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Luxury Home Solutions hires Roth as remodeling consultant

Luxury Home Solutions, a home building and remodeling business in Southwest Florida, has announced the expansion of its team with the addition of Roland Roth.

Roth is taking over the duties of remodeling consultant to sell, design and assist in project management of remodeling and new home jobs from start to finish. He will act as a focal contact for our clients as they move through the building and remodeling stages, and assist them with every step of the process.

He comes to LHS with over 20 years of experience for new construction and remodeling, including an 18 year engagement as Owner, for R.O. Roth & Associates, a member of the Metropolitan Builders Association and Milwaukee Area Realtors, with a degree from Northern Illinois University.

With offices in Naples and Fort Myers, Luxury Home Solutions is a full-service home building and remodeling contractor specializing in new custom home construction and design and remodeling luxury homes in Southwest Florida. From concept through completion, helping clients make good decisions regarding their homes is our top priority.

For additional information, visit, or call 239-728-2143. LHS is at 13830 Jetport Commerce Parkway, Suite #3, Fort Myers

Coalition names Neal Communities 'Builder of Year'

The Florida Green Building Coalition has named Neal Communities "Builder of the Year" at its annual Florida Regional "Green Trends" conference, announced Michael Greenberg, vice president Neal Communities South Region.

Awards were given out in eight categories including best commercial builder, best local government (city and county), best home, best builder (single-family and multi-family), best certifying agent, and best volunteer of the year. Neal was lauded the Best Builder of single-family homes, and was the top winner out of 10 nominees.

Since its inception in Bradenton, Fla., Neal Communities has steadily and quickly advanced south with land purchases and building projects in Southwest Florida including Coastal Key (previously Oasis Key), Colonial Lakes and Verandah all in Fort Myers; Estero Place and Villa Palmeras in Estero; and Canopy in Naples.

Rolling on a record-breaking sales season with 9,000 homes sold, the family-owned and operated homebuilder and development company has increased sales by more than 60 percent in 2013 year-over-year, building in 17 gated communities from Collier to Manatee counties.

The FGBC is the leading certifier of green projects in Florida, with 5,600+ homes, almost 2 million square feet of commercial and multi-family buildings, 60 land development projects, and over 50 local governments participating in its certification programs.

Neal Communities was named one of 2012's "America's Best Builders" by BUILDER Magazine. The company is ranked #1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked #64 nationally among homebuilders by BUILDER Magazine.

To date, Neal has built over 9,000 homes in Southwest Florida.

For more information, please visit

HUD recognizes Fort Myers Housing Authority's annual Father's Day event

The U.S. Department of Housing Urban Development recently recognized the Housing Authority of the city of Fort Myers for its 2013 Father's Day initiative.

In its latest online newsletter, available at, and in a downloadable PowerPoint, HUD highlighted photos and information about the HACFM's event held on June 15.

According to HUD, 322 housing authorities and local organizations hosted events for the 3rd Annual Reconnecting Families and Dads Initiative. HUD lauded housing authorities, large and small, across the country for partnering with various organizations to host its events despite the numerous challenges faced by PHAs, particularly the sequester.

The HACFM, in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County, Lee County Black History Society and the Lee County Housing Authority, held its 3rd Annual Father's Day celebration Saturday, June 15, at Clemente Park located at 1936 Henderson Ave. in Fort Myers.

The Father's Day celebration was filled with a variety of fun and entertainment for children and families including stage performances, a barbecue cook-off, a youth basketball tournament, kids games, live entertainment, Father of the Year essay contest, raffle prizes and more. The Housing Authority combined its annual Father's Day initiative with the Lee County Black History Society's Juneteenth celebration into one event.

Currently, the HACFM serves more than 3,500 low-income families throughout the greater Fort Myers community. It provides high-quality, stable and sustainable housing and related services to people in need.

For more information on the HACFM or for assistance, call 239-332-3825.



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