Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm
Reporter – News Analyst
January 2, 2015 8:36 a.m.

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


Business Address Owner Type of Business
Higgins Sales Associates 1759 Azalea Street Gary J. Higgins Home local business
Lulu Red Star 815 Beech Street Andrea Zin Huff Misc. retail store
McClure Electrical Contractors, Inc. 1521 Inverness Road Robert McClure Registered electrical contractor
Ocean Club of Amelia, LLC 2080 S. Fletcher Ave. George Stewart Misc. personal services
New Perspectives, Inc. 2977 Princess Amelia Court Jennifer A. Filbey Home local business
Advanced Muscle Therapy & Fitness 961987 Gateway Blvd. Larry Ogilvie Misc. personal services, misc. retail store
Hurst Holdings, LLCHurst Holdings Annex, LLCThe Hurst Company, CPAS, PA 960194 Gateway Blvd. Hank Hurst Misc. business services, misc. personal services
Discover This Co., Inc. 2500 Atlantic Ave. Lauri deGaris Misc. personal services
Villa Villekulla Toy Store 5 S. 2nd Street Todd Duncan Retail department store
Color It Green 1008 Atlantic Ave. Laura Moffit Misc. retail store

During November 2014, the city surveyed 171 building permits with a total valuation of $3.0M. This activity brought in $202K in fees for the city. Permits were issued for 12 new buildings and a sales center. Permit activity was down in comparison to November 2013, when the city surveyed 235 permits, resulting in $184K in permit revenue. Year-to-date activity continues to be down in comparison to the same period last year. There have been 61 permits to construct new buildings issued to date in 2014, while during the same period in 2013, 75 such permits were issued. In 2013, 2,700 total permits were surveyed by November, resulting in city revenue of $1.5M; while in 2014, 2,507 permits have been surveyed to date, bringing the city $1.4M in permit fees.

Building 3


New Single Family Dwellings – November 2014


Permit #2014- Owner Address Contractor
2370 Baxter M. Hayes, Jr. 3280 S. Fletcher Self
2398 Advantage Home Builders, Inc. 1777 S. 15th Street Advantage Home Builders, Inc.
2405 Steve Head, LLC 3118 Aja Court Steve Head Construction
2412 Stephen & Jerie Lukefahr 1015 Magnolia Woods Court Johnson Home Builders
2434 Highland Six LLC 1629 Highland Dunes Way Trevett Building Systems, LLC
2436 Parkway Dunes LLC 297 Dunes of Amelia Drive D.S. Ware Homes, LLC
2470 Bellacoop LLC 905 White Street Leon C. Martin, Inc.
2495 Advantage Home Builders, Inc. 1773 S. 15th Street Advantage Home Builders, Inc.
2497 Advantage Home Builders, Inc. 1765 S. 15th Street Advantage Home Builders, Inc.
2499 Advantage Home Builders, Inc. 1769 S. 15th Street Advantage Home Builders, Inc.
2504 Bambi Parham & Connie Hill 2501 W. 4th Street The Construction Company
2507 David & Laura Schulte 1617 Highland Dunes Way Kostich Development, Inc.
2511 Fred & Colleen Espersen 2700 Ocean Drive Magnolia Homes, Inc.

 Miscellaneous – November 2014

Permit #2014- Type Owner Address Contractor
2428 Construct new storage & office space, remodel existing James & Tina O’Brien 1868 S. 14th Street Patrick McCarthy Construction
2450 Demo & repair home exterior Esther Johnson 2570 First Avenue Premium Panel Homes
2472 Demo car wash & construct ADA modifications to bath & parking lot Hess Realty LLC 3100 S. 8th Street Alamo Construction Co., Inc.
2485 Demolish existing home Ronald & Ann Holmes 3520 S. Fletcher Castleton Homes, LLC
2488 Install inground swimming pool & spa Scott & Julie Lomond 512 Crosswind Drive Caribbean Pools & Spas, Inc.
2489 Construct new room addition Glenn Bewan 2416 Los Robles Drive Parker Contracting, Inc.
2491 Construct garden columbarium Holy Trinity Anglican Church 1830 Lake Park Drive Sam McCleskey Construction Co., Inc.



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