newbusinessSubmitted by Suanne Z. Thamm
Reporter – News Analyst
January 12, 2016 6:54 a.m.



The Fernandina Observer welcomes the following businesses newly licensed to operate in our city last month.

Business Address Owner
Amelia Island Culinary Academy 25 S. Third Street William P. Thompson
The Patio Place 416 Ash Street Amy Petroy
Pearl 503 Centre Street John & Lori Lecker
Oak Tree Gallery 432 S. 8th Street Susan Sax


Law Office of David G. Nilson 910 S. 8th Street David G. Nilson
Angeline Crawford 501 Centre Street Angeline Crawford
Nailady Linda, LLC 1401 Park Avenue Linda White
Digital Village 961687 Gateway Blvd. Charlie Monroe
AT&T Authorized Retailer 1454 Sadler Road Spring Communications Holding, Inc.
Cumberland Sound Guide Service 1 Front Street Rick & Cathy Chapman


Building permitDuring December 2015, the city surveyed 243 permits, 30 more than the same period in 2014. This activity brought the city $185,156 in fees. Permits were issued for 11 new buildings.

Permits for the 2015 calendar year outpaced those issued for calendar year 2014.   The city surveyed 3,001 permits, including those for 95 new buildings, in 2015. These activities brought in $1.670M in revenue. In 2014, permits numbered 2,723, of which 81 represented new buildings. Revenue for 2014 was #1.546M.

New Housing Starts – December 2015

Owner Address Contractor
Stephen Halloran & Janet Mann 1128 N. Fletcher Ave. Custom Carpentry by Rob Psulkowski, Inc.
Riverside Homes of North Florida 2945 Sea Grape Drive Riverside Homes of North Florida
Glenn & Denise Evensen 2115 Safe Harbor Lane Seda Construction Company
D&H Homes LLC 1890 Amelia Oaks Drive D&H Homes LLC
D&H Homes LLC 1894 Amelia Oaks Drive D&H Homes LLC
Tamsin Koch 1004 Alachua Street The Kirouac Group
Thomas & Laura Koenig 1008 Alachua Street The Kirouac Group
Mike Kegler 325 Vernon Street America’s Home Place Inc.
Lee Kolb & Susan Best 1630 Nolen Lane Castleton Homes LLC

Miscellaneous – December 2015

Type Owner


Address Contractor
Construct interior remodel of kitchen Thomas & Mary Duffy 2028 Alachua Street Parker Contracting, LLC
Construct interior & exterior renovations Hugh Williams Trustee 1415 Atlantic Avenue Castleton Homes LLC
Construct exterior & interior remodel William Hardy Thrift 231 N. Third Street Intact Construction Management Group LLC
Construct 20 MW Power Plant for Chip Plant Structure & equipment Rayonier Performance Fibers 22 Gum Street C.R. Meyer & Sons Company
Construct int/ext remodel for tenant


Big Oak on Eighth LLC 432 S. 8th Street Johnson Homebuilders, Inc.
Construct block bedroom addition Justin & Heather Zellers 1611 Alachua Street Brannan Construction Company
Construct inground swimming pool Daniel T. Ward Trustee 3036 S. Fletcher Ave. Pools by John Garner, LLC
Construct level V enclosure & renovate kitchen & pantry Margaret Laware &W. Buchanan 1502 Canopy Drive J.D. Phillips Building Contractor
Construct kitchen remodel Richard & Mary Cramer 2351 Yardarm Way The Kirouac Group
Demolish entire structure Michael & Connie Andres 2134 S. Fletcher Ave. W.H. Gross Construction Co.


Suanne Thamm 4Editor’s Note: Suanne Z. Thamm is a native of Chautauqua County, NY, who moved to Fernandina Beach from Alexandria,VA, in 1994. As a long time city resident and city watcher, she provides interesting insight into the many issues that impact our city. We are grateful for Suanne’s many contributions to the Fernandina Observer.

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