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January 19, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

D.R. Horton acquires Rails End property

D.R. Horton's Southwest Florida division has announced the acquisition of the Rails End estate home community situated along the Caloosahatchee River in historic Fort Myers. The waterside land is planned for 15 single-family homesites, two of which offer river views.

The 6.8-acre upscale gated community will offer the Emerald Homes brand featuring a selection of home designs and coastal elevations. The nationally recognized homebuilder plans to break ground on the first Rails End model this month with completion anticipated in the spring.

The Rails End property is nestled on historic McGregor Boulevard between College Parkway and Colonial Boulevard.

For additional information and to stay up to date on this upscale waterside paradise, please visit

Founded in 1978 in Fort Worth, Texas, D.R. Horton has operations in 79 markets in 26 states in the East, Midwest, Southeast, South Central, Southwest and West regions of the United States. For more information, visit our website at

Lee BIA Builders Care announces 2018 board of directors

Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association, recently announced its 2018 board of directors, led by president Dan Beiter, vice president Michael Reitmann, secretary Butch Ritter and treasurer Annette Nilles. Other members selected to this year's board include: P.J. Anzalone, Bob Bassett, Wendi Carroll, Richard Durling, Phillip Ford, Teri Hansen, APR, Nathan Ritter, Jimmy Rodgers, Randy Thibaut and Charles Thornton. Gregg Truxton, Esq., will serve as Legal Counsel.

The board of directors will assist Lee BIA Builders Care Executive Director Christi Pritchett in carrying out the organization's mission of providing emergency home repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged homeowners of Lee County. Members will guide the nonprofit in selecting recipients for donated construction services and raising funds for projects, overseeing the agency's operational and financial policies, and helping to plan and coordinate renovation projects and events.

Lee BIA Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association. Its mission is to provide emergency home repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $4.25 million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need. Lee Builders Care enlists the volunteer services of Lee BIA members and leverages grants and donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County. Lee Builders Care is headquartered at the Lee BIA office at 6835 International Center Blvd., Suite 4, in Fort Myers. Donations can be made online at More information is available by calling 239-938-0056.

Local home builder launches interactive customer portal

Local home builder, Frey & Son Homes has announced the launch of its new productivity software, Builder Trend. Through this interactive software, clients can view photos of their home's construction, get updated schedules and view and change plans.

Frey & Son, one of the oldest home builders in the area, has built over 5,000 homes across Southwest Florida.

The Builder Trend software allows clients to be able to be more involved in the home building process. By logging into the portal, clients are able to view photos and videos of their homes at all stages of the construction process. Photos, which are uploaded to the portal on a weekly basis, can be shared with family and friends directly on social media, and the ability to comment and ask questions about the project makes staying updated on the home building process easy and effortless. Other features of the program include the ability to view the schedule, color sheets, view plans and change orders. This creates a transparency and communication, giving clients the ability to have access to important documents, floor plans, contracts and more at their fingertips.

Clients are also able to make selections for their home straight from the portal, including fixtures, flooring, cabinets, appliances and more. The ability to sign off on change orders and other important documents is also possible, as well as managing and viewing the progress of warranty claims. Stay in the know with the calendar and daily logs from the team straight from the job site, which is all updated in real-time and sent directly to the portal for clients to review.

Founded in 1972 by Doris and Bill Frey, Sanibel Homes was launched on Sanibel Island. Joined by son Barry in 1985, Frey & Son Homes was born, and since then, the team has been building homes for clients all over Southwest Florida, from Marco Island to Cape Coral.

To learn more about Frey & Son Homes, please call (239) 495-8200, email or visit



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