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CCCIA fetes top showcase homes at dinner

January 18, 2017
By CHUCK BALLARO ( , North Fort Myers Neighbor

It was a huge night for Coral Isle Builders at the Cape Coral Construction Industry Association's annual Builder's Showcase Awards Dinner last Thursday.

The company took home two awards for its homes titled "The Osprey Grande" and "The Diamond 4 BR," which will be on display when the showcase takes place over three weekends begining Friday.

The Builders Showcase, which the CCCIA has put on for more than 20 years, brings out the best of the best in nearly every price range, from starter homes to luxury residences.

The awards were split among 12 categories, according to price, from less than $250,000 to $1.5 million and up.

Those were divided further into eight subcategories for exterior, pool and landscape design and outdoor living, as well as kitchen, bath, interior design and livability to come up with an overall score.

There were also three overall awards for best overall landscape, pool and interior design.

"It's a great success for us that we have a broad spectrum of competition," said Bill Johnson Jr., executive director of the CCCIA, before the dinner. "We had 31 builders with 35 models that are participating in the showcase."

The winners were:

Under $250K: Holiday Builders "The Rainier"

$251K-$300K: Ramos Builders "The Lago"

$301K-$350K: Coral Isle Builders "The Osprey Grande"

$351K-$400K: Sposen Signature Homes "The Spica"

$401K-$450K: Coral Isle Builders "The Diamond 4 BR"

$451K-$500K: Palmer Homes of SWFL "The Getaway"

$501K-$600K: Imperial Homes "The Lorraine"

$601K-$700K: Tundra Homes "The LaPalma II"

$701K-$800K: Beattie Development "The Essence 2"

$801K- $900K: Sinclair Custom Homes "The Trinidad"

$901K - $1M: T. Jameson Dream Homes "The T. Jameson Dreams

$1M to $1.5M: no award given

$1.5M and up: Koogler Homes "The Bluefin Bay"

R&R Sprinkler & Design and Koogler Homes won best overall landscape design with their "Bluefin Bay," Artesian Pools helped Aubuchon Homes' "Riverside" win best pool design, and Lori Manning Designs helped Tundra Homes' "LaPalma II" win for best interior design.

"On all the houses, it was very tough for the judges to decide. There is a great field of homes participating in the showcase," Johnson said.

The showcase itself will take place Jan. 20-22, 27-29 and Feb. 3-5. The builders will have their models open for the public, with the main goal being that the CCCIA gets the word that home building is happening.

Johnson said the showcase has helped most builders sell multiple homes, allowing it to become the most valuable marketing tool CCCIA members have to show off their talent.

"It's great to have us get together and network, but at the end of the day, it's about the consumer getting into these models," Johnson said. "I get to see the level of quality and craftsmanship and the excellence thee builders are putting out."

And the best thing, Johnson said, is that anyone looking for a home at any price range can enjoy that same level

"I'm most proud that we have a price range from between $215,000 and $3 million. We have a home for every price point for buyers to visit these next three weekends," Johnson said.



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