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Fernandina Beach Business and Building Starts: September 2013

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm

Reporter – News Analyst

The Fernandina Observer welcomes the following businesses newly licensed to operate in our city last month.  Note that the insurance companies do not yet have local addresses:

Fernandina Beach staffer Angie Lester helps a customer with a business license question while Interim City Clerk Kim Briley works on election questions in the background.
Fernandina Beach staffer Angie Lester helps a customer with a business license question while Interim City Clerk Kim Briley works on election questions in the background.
Business Address Owner Type of Business
DB Enterprises of NE FL 2159 Captain Kidd Drive Donald A. Morse Special Trade Contractor
Tile FX, LLC 2603 W. 5th Street Steve Rossi & Rich Hennebeul Home Local Business
Horace Mann Property & Casualty Insurance #1 Horace Mann Plaza Jeremy Stuenkel Insurance Agency Broker & Services
Sterling Investors Life Insurance Co. 16801 Addison Road Sterling Investors Life Insurance Co. Insurance Carrier
U.S. Specialty Insurance Co. 13403 N. W. Freeway U.S. Specialty Insurance Co. Insurance Carrier
Madison Insurance Company One Harbison Way Madison Insurance Company Insurance Carrier

The Community Development Department, which handles both planning and building, along with staffing city advisory committees, is doing its best to keep up with growing workloads during times of staffing cutbacks and increasing activity.  The workload, as measured by building permits, is up 14% for the first 9 months of 2013 (2279 permits) over the corresponding period last year (2003 permits).  During this period the city permitted 60 new buildings as opposed to 42 last year.  Permit fees have also risen with the city collecting $1.2M in fees to date this year compared to $982K for the first 9 months of 2012.

Fernandina Beach Building Official Robert Sasser
Fernandina Beach Building Official Robert Sasser

The City Building Department issued 236 building permits in September.  By activity, the greatest number of permits were issued for mechanical work, followed by electrical and general residential building permits.  Eleven permits for new buildings were issued.

Building Official Robert Sasser has noted an uptick in unpermitted work.  His staff is working to stay on top of this matter, including dealing with the Florida Department of Worker Compensation.

All permits may be viewed on the city website fbfl.us.  The permits listed below reflect new construction or other significant building activity:

 

New Single Family Dwellings

 

Permit #2013- Owner Address Contractor
2147 W. & C. Kampschuur 4413 Cleek Court Young American Homes
2154 Else & M. Waskew 3105 Aja Court Seda Construction
2162 D.R. Horton 1844 Indigo Street D.R. Horton Inc.
2202 Mary Alice Isele 1763 Azalea Street Advantage Home Builders, Inc.
2211 Marlene Schang 1771 Azalea Street Advantage Home Builders, Inc.
2220 Paul & Pamela Guyette 1737 Azalea Street Lendry Homes LLC
2228 B.P. & Barbara Newland 1551 Olmsted Lane Lendry Homes LLC
2260 AP Lots LLC 1725 S. 15th Street Advantage Home Builders, Inc.
2264 Magnolia Homes Inc. 1627 Dade Street Magnolia Homes Inc.
2266 John & Arline Stumpff 1655 Olmsted Lane Lendry Homes LLC
2290 Gregory & Julie Phillips 2614 Countess of Egmont Kostich Development Inc.

 

Renovation & Remodeling Projects

Permit #2013-/Action

Owner

Address

Contractor

2132/Install new structure with sign RockTenn CP LLC 600 N. 8th Street Fast signs
2198/Remodel master bath & half bath Phyllis & Elbert Lake 1889 Gardenia St. Just ‘N Window & Doors, Inc.

 

Miscellaneous

 

Permit #2013-/Action

Owner

Address

Contractor

2064/Install solar pool system City of Fernandina Beach 2500 Atlantic Avenue A1A Solar Contracting Inc.
2138/install swimming pool Allan & Charmaine Wendroff

861 Laguna DriveCrystal Pools & Spas of North FL2146/ install swimming poolJ. VanWinkle & D. Lawson550 Patriots WayMY TY Design, LLC2200/install new wood boardwalk at Main BeachCity of Fernandina Beach32 N. FletcherBNC Inc.2273/install

swimming poolKenneth & Teresa Hunter909 Atlantic AvenueSurfside Pools2274/install

swimming poolW. & Susan Childers2155 Safe Harbor LanePoolside Designs Inc.2277/install swimming poolDonald & Denise Hawley1806 Beech StreetCaribbean Pools & Spas, Inc.2278/install swimming poolC. McCourt & S. Wolford1767 Gardenia StreetSurfside Pools

 

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