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Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm
Reporter – News Analyst
July 9, 2014 4:25 p.m.

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

Business

Address

Owner

Type of Business

East Coast Dumpsters LLC 2618 McGregor Blvd. Gary Lepierre Home local business
Alvin’s Island 1575 Sadler Road Marco Destin LLC Retail dept. store
Mystic Systems Marine Supply 593 Amelia Circle Joe Blanchard Home local business
Palate LLC 614 Centre Street Tammy Barnes Restaurant & lounge
Elegant Occasions By Sophia 420 S. 13th Terrace Sophia Riley Home local business
Anne Penman 961687 Gateway Blvd. Bob Shackelford Health & allied business
Nana Teresa’s Bake Shop 31 S. 5th St. Teresa Markarian Retail bakery
Hess Express – 09-233 3100 S. 8th St. John Hess Fuel/tobacco/misc. retail/bar-lounge
Yobe 1998 S. Fletcher Ave. Sliders Seaside Grill Restaurant
Power Train LLC 1114 S. 14th St. Brittany Bennett Health & allied services

New Construction Pipes Installation MontanaDuring the first six months of 2014, the City of Fernandina Beach Building Department surveyed 1,409 permits for work valued at almost $31M that resulted in the city collecting $781K in fees.  Permits for 39 new single family residences accounted for $513K of the fees collected, or roughly $13,000 per dwelling.  The average cost of each new residence was just shy of $500K.

Activity is slightly down compared to the corresponding period of 2013, when the city surveyed 1,507 permits for work valued at $37M and resulted in the city’s collecting $666K in fees.  During the first six months of 2013, permits were issued for 26 new single family dwellings, which accounted for $329K in Building Department fees.  While the fee collected per new home was about $12,600, the average cost of new homes built last year during the same period came in significantly lower at $306K.

Most 2014 activity to date (100 or more permits) occurred in the following categories:

Category

(includes sub categories)

Number

Fees collected

Mechanical

302

$40,006

Residential remodel

182

55,815

Roofing/reroofing

180

31,217

Electrical

176

20,769

Plumbing

151

23,921

Tree removal

146

20,714

Significant activity for June 2014 is reflected below.  All permits may be viewed on the city’s website:  fbfl.us.

New Single Family Dwellings – June 2014

 

Permit #2014- Owner Address Contractor
1413 Highbeam Inc. 2418 S. Fletcher Chism Development Co. Inc.
1150 Norman & Marilyn Steinke 1731 S. 15th Street Advantage Home Builders
1144 George & Julia Luiga 1534 Northpark Drive Cecil R. Holloway, Jr. Contractors
1162 Steve Head, LLC 308 S. 5th Street Steve Head Construction
1180 Seda Construction 623 Spanish Way Seda Construction
1206 APCD Lots, LLC 1782 S. 15th Street Advantage Home Builders

Miscellaneous – June 2014

Permit #2014-

Type

Owner

Address

Contractor

1219

Install inground pool Kenneth & Janet Wolff 2798 Ocean Oaks Drive S Poolside Designs Inc.

1329

Home renovation Holly J. Bennet 1466 S. Fletcher Ave. Seaward Homes

1330

Home renovation Walter Spilbor Jr. 2801 Elizabeth Street Self

1331

Exterior remodeling Theron Rogers 1600 S. Fletcher Ave. Claxton Contracting, Inc.

1358

Install inground pool Peter & Sharon Gladwell 2340 Safe Harbor Lane Surfside Pools

1365

Reconstruction of 4 nonfunctioning historic chimneys Diocese of St. Augustine 228 N. 4th Street Call Construction Unlimited, Inc.

1366

Remodel home Paul & Danna Garrigues 1514 Franklin Street CBI Cole Builders

1377

Construct/remodel new addition Nasir Ahmad 1832 Highland Drive Parker Contracting

1394

Kitchen remodel Benjamin & Mary Forehand 210 N. 15th Street Poag Brothers General Contracting

1407

Level existing home Marcus & Patricia Gruber 2438 S. Fletcher Ave. The Construction Company

 
Suanne ThammEditor’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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