BBQ, Bands & Brew fundraiser raises $116,000 to benefit Lee BIA Builders Care

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Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) raised a record total of $116,000 during the seventh annual BBQ, Bands & Brew event held Sunday, April 3 at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Presented by All Star Equipment Rentals and Sales, the fundraiser attracted more than 7,500 guests, featuring live music, local barbecue restaurants, vendors, a barbecue competition, the fourth annual Poker Run, a cornhole tournament and activities for children. Funds raised from the event benefited Builders Care, which provides emergency repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged residents in Lee County.

“With the help of about 175 volunteers, a dedicated board of directors and our hardworking staff, we produced another amazing evenPhoto 7t to benefit Builders Care, achieving a 38 percent increase in funds raised over last year’s event,” said Christi Pritchett Sarlo, executive director of Builders Care. “We thank the local bands, vendors, sponsors, fantastic weather and phenomenal Southwest Florida community for making this day such a success.”

Live music was performed throughout the festivities by Soapy Tuna, Rocker, Deb & the Dynamics and The Alter Ego Band of Fort Myers, and nine barbecue vendors and Artisan Gelato by Norman Love provided delicious food for guests to enjoy. A team of celebrity judges voted BurgerQue as winner of Best BBQ in Town. Other winners included Best Side Dish by Famous Dave’s, Best Ribs by MOFO’s, Best Chicken by Sweetwater Wings & Ribs,Photo 2 Best Pork by BurgerQue, Best Presentation by Famous Dave’s, and for the seventh year straight, the People’s Choice Award went to Jonesez BBQ.

The seventh annual BBQ, Bands & Brew was presented by All Star Equipment Rentals and Sales as title sponsor. Other sponsors included Ferguson, Sunset Air Conditioning, Gateway Charter School, Cape Coral Plumbing, Moen, Minto Communities, Stock Development, Action Automatic Door & Gate, Acra Electric, Banks Engineering, Brent’s Music, Carter-Pritchett Advertising, Everglades Farm Equipment, Five County Insurance, Florida Hydronic Solutions, Florida Weekly, Grabber Construction Products, Happenings Magazine, iHeartMedia, Kinetico Quality Water, Land Solutions Inc., Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC), J Steakley Wealth Management, Juniper Landscaping, J.W. Craft Portable Restrooms, Lightning Wireless Solutions, N Square, Nilles Design Group, Priority Marketing, Promotional Incentives, Sarlo Power Mowers, Southern Accents Catering, Southern Gulf Equipment, Stevens Construction, Suncoast Beverages/Budweiser,Photo 6 and WINK-TV.

Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA). Its objective is to provide emergency repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $3.8 million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need.  Builders Care enlists the volunteer services of Lee BIA members and leverages grants and donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County. Certified Building Partners include Stock Development and Minto Communities. Major supporters include Cape Coral Plumbing, Ferguson Enterprises, Nilles Design Group, Priority Marketing of Southwest Florida, Sunset Air and The Aubuchon Team of Companies. Builders Care is headquartered at the Lee BIA offices at 10501 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy., Suite 118 in Fort Myers. The BuilPhoto 9ding Industry Association (www.BIA.net) is a 50-year-old association affiliated with National Home Builders Association and Florida Home Builders Association to serve the local building and related industries to strengthen our community by advancing a professional building industry through advocacy, education and services. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org, or to the Builders Care general fund at BB&T Page Field branch at 4959 South Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056.

Builders Care presents BBQ, Bands and Brew fundraiser April 3

Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) is hosting the seventh annual BBQ, Bands and Brew on SuPhoto 2nday, April 3 from 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. All Star Equipment Rentals and Sales is this year’s title sponsor. The fundraiser is open to the public and will feature live music from Soapy Tuna, Rocker, Deb & the Dynamics and The Alter Ego Band of Fort Myers, along with several local barbecue restaurants, vendors, BBQ competition to name the Best BBQ in town and activities for kids. Admission is $10 per person. Children ages 12 and under are free, and free parking is available.

Also part of the event is the fourth annual Poker Run that begins at 9 a.m. at Six Bends Harley-Davidson and includes a ride around Fort Myers before ending at BBQ, Bands & Brew at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Registration is $25 and $10 for passengers, and includes admission to the event. Best hand wins $500 and Harley-Davidson gear.

New to this yeaPhoto 8r’s event is a cornhole tournament, which will begin with registration from 11 a.m. to noon, with the tournament commencing at noon. The tournament is open to the public, double-elimination format and participants must bring a partner to play. The cost is $20 per two-person team, and prizes include $400 for first place and $100 for second place.

The seventh annual BBQ, Bands and Brew is presented by All Star Equipment Rentals and Sales as title sponsor. Other sponsors include: Ferguson, Sunset Air Conditioning, Gateway Charter School, Cape Coral Plumbing, Moen, Minto Communities, Stock Development, Action Automatic Door & Gate, Banks Engineering, Brent’s Music, Carter-Pritchett Advertising, Everglades Farm Equipment, Five County Insurance, Florida Weekly, Grabber Construction Products, Happenings Magazine, iHeartMedia, Kinetico Quality Water, Land Solutions Inc., Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC), J Steakley Wealth Management, Juniper Landscaping, J.W. Craft Portable Restrooms, Lightning Wireless Solutions, N Square, Nilles Design Group, Priority Marketing, Promotional Incentives, Sarlo Power Mowers, Southern Gulf Equipment, Stevens Construction, Suncoast Beverages/Budweiser, and WINK-TV.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or at Lee County Alliance for the Arts at 10091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort MyePhoto 1rs, Stevens Construction at 6208 Whiskey Creek Drive in Fort Myers and the Lee BIA office at 10501 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Suite 118, in Fort Myers, or tickets can be reserved by calling 239-938-0056 or emailing BBQ@bia.net. Additional information is available at www.BBQBandsandBrew.com.

Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA). Its objective is to provide emergency repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $3.8 million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need.  Builders Care enlists the volunteer services of Lee BIA members and leverages grants and donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County. Certified Building Partners include Stock Development and Minto Communities. Major supporters include Cape Coral Plumbing, Ferguson Enterprises, Nilles Design Group, Priority Marketing of Southwest Florida, Sunset Air and The Aubuchon Team of Companies. Builders Care is headquartered at the Lee BIA offices at 10501 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy., Suite 118 in FoPhoto 3rt Myers. The Building Industry Association (www.BIA.net) is a 50-year-old association affiliated with National Home Builders Association and Florida Home Builders Association to serve the local building and related industries to strengthen our community by advancing a professional building industry through advocacy, education and services. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org, or to the Builders Care general fund at BB&T Page Field branch at 4959 South Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056.

Builders Care to host building product blow-out event Jan. 16


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Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), will host its fifth annual building product garage sale to raise funds to help local homeowners in need. The sale will take place Jan. 16 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Cape Coral Plumbing, located at 5812 Enterprise Parkway in the Billy Creek Commerce Center off Luckett Rd., just west of I-75. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested per adult. Beverages and snacks will be available.

Offering Southwest Florida remodelers the opportunity to commence home or office renovations at a modest price, local suppliers and building industry-related companies are providing great deals on all kinds of items including appliances, lighting, plumbing fixtures, kitchen cabinets and paint. All proceeds will benefit Builders Care and help provide emergencyBuilders Care blowout sale Feb  2014 construction services to elderly and disabled Lee County homeowners in need.

“This is a remodeler’s dream sale,” said Christi Pritchett Sarlo, executive director of Builders Care. “This is a perfect opportunity to take advantage of great deals that will ultimately help a local neighbor in need.  We have tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of materials for pennies on the dollar.”

Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA). Its objective is to provide emergency repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $3.7 Million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need.  Builders Care enlists the volunteer services of Lee BIA members and leverages grants and donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County. Major supporters include Cape Coral Plumbing, Fergussale 2014on Enterprises, Nilles Design Group, Priority Marketing of Southwest Florida, Stock Development, Sunset Air and The Aubuchon Team of Companies. Builders Care is headquartered at the Lee BIA offices at 10501 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy., Suite 118 in Fort Myers. The Building Industry Association (www.BIA.net ) is a 50-year-old association affiliated with National Home Builders Association and Florida Home Builders Association to serve the local building and related industries to strengthen our community by advancing a professional building industry through advocacy, education and services. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org, or to the Builders Care general fund at BB&T Page Field branch at 4959 South Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056.

Minto Communities presents second quarter donation to Builders Care

Minto Communities, a premier builder and developer in Southwest Florida and beyond, has been awarded the “Building Partner of the Year” award by Lee BIA Builders Care for its continued support of Builders Care.  As a certified building partner, Minto Communities is donating $100 from each home sale through its Bonita Isles community to Builders Care, providing funding to assist the organization in helping local homeowners in need of renovations. In addition, Minto Communities is donating its services and resources to complete a residential renovation project for a qualifying homeowner in Lee County in 2016. To date, Minto Communities has supported Builders Care with over $17,400 in financial donation resulting from home sales.Builders Care-Minto Communities Award

“We believe in helping our community and we believe in the mission of Builders Care.  We are looking forward to helping out through our industry,” said William Bullock, senior vice president, Minto Communities-Florida.

“Minto Communities’ on-going support speaks to their strong commitment to our community,” said Chris Brasher, president of Lee BIA Builders Care. “We are fortunate to have them to help local homeowners in Lee County.”

The funds provided by Minto Communities’ home sales in Lee County will provide wheelchair ramps, handicap accessibility, widened doorways, roof and air conditioning repairs and more.

About Builders Care

Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA). Its objective is to provide emergency repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put nearly $3.7 Million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need.  Builders Care enlists the volunteer services of Lee BIA members and leverages grants and donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County. Major supporters include Cape Coral Plumbing, Ferguson Enterprises, Minto Communities, Nilles Design Group, Priority Marketing of Southwest Florida, Stock Development and The Aubuchon Team of Companies. Builders Care is headquartered at the Lee BIA offices at 10501 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy., Suite 118 in Fort Myers. The Building Industry Association (www.BIA.net ) is a 50-year-old association affiliated with National Home Builders Association and Florida Home Builders Association to serve the local building and related industries to strengthen our community by advancing a professional building industry through advocacy, education and services. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org, or to the Builders Care general fund at BB&T Page Field branch at 4959 South Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers. For more information, visit www.LeeBuildersCare.org.

About Minto Communities

Founded in 1955, Minto is a family-owned business that has grown over the last 60 years into one of North America’s leading builders, with more than 80,000 homes built, including 25,000 in Florida in 44 communities throughout the state. Minto creates a wide array of award-winning new homes and resort-style master-planned communities to meet every lifestyle. The company has earned national awards and recognition that include consistently high rankings from Eliant Customer Service Surveys, Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) and multiple national awards in community and home design. For information, visit mintofla.com.

ParkerAire and Builders Care surprise local family with new air conditioning

Posted September 4th, 2015 by Priority Marketing and filed in Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations

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WWII veteran and hospice patient use air conditioning only at night

Due to financial constraints and medical bills, more than 10 homeowners are seeking support from Builders Care, and are currently waiting for air conditioning replacements in Lee County. In response to asking building partners and businesses to assist them in helping local homeowners, Ferguson HVAC and ParkerAire, Inc. partnered with Builders Care to provide a new air conditioning system for one of these families in need.

Don anthumbnail2FJZI0H5d Mary Kramer of Cape Coral endured many hot days and nights during the summer for two years with no means to finance a new air conditioning for their family’s home. Mary Kramer also suffers with major medical conditions that are exasperated with the heat. On Aug. 28, the Kramer’s wish came true when owners and team members from ParkerAire, Inc. and representatives from Ferguson HVAC marched down the street and surprised the family with news that they would receive a brand new air conditioning system.

“I don’t know what to say,” Don Kramer said, through tears. “I’m overwhelmed. Thank you is all I can say right now.”

ParkerAire, Inc. provided the labor to complete the air conditioning system installation and the materials were donated by American Standard, Emerson Climate Technologies and Ferguson HVAC. Services are valued at $6,000. All services and products were provided by the companies at no charge to the homeowner.

During the summer months, Builders Care receives an increase in the number of air conditioning requests and is currently seeking additional support from additional businesses. Businesses who wish to provide materials, services or financial support can contact Heidi Taulman, executive director, Lee BIA Builders Care.

“Air conditioning issues are one of the most common requests that come into our office this time of year,” Taulman said. “These companies have relieved major stress off of a family that will be appreciated for many years to come.”

Lee County building industry, local leaders partner to help local homeowner in need

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Photo Caption: Heidi Taulman, Chris Brasher, Michel Reitman, Brenda Thomas, Mayor Henderson, County Commissioner Brian Hamman, Saeed Kazemi, Randy Thibaut, Wendi Carroll, Bob Bassett, and homeowner Kay Hoagland

Builders Care and the Lee Building Industry Association Board of Directors rolled up their sleeves along with Fort Myers and Lee County officials to help local homeowner Kay Hoagland, a retired Fort Myers Publix bakery worker and former Army wife. The team completed much-needed home improvement projects including pressure washing, painting and landscaping.

Earlier this year, 80-year-old Hoagland was the recipient of a new roof provided by Roof Smart of Southwest Florida in partnership with Builders Care and the Harper Foundation. Roof restoration included replacement of rotting wood and drywall repairs inside the home from on-going water leaks.

Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA). Its objective is to provide emergency repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put nearly $3.3 Million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need.  Builders Care enlists the volunteer services of Lee BIA members and leverages grants and donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County. Major supporters include Cape Coral Plumbing, Ferguson Enterprises, Minto Communities, Nilles Design Group, Priority Marketing of Southwest Florida, Stock Development and The Aubuchon Team of Companies. Builders Care is headquartered at the Lee BIA offices at 10501 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy., Suite 118 in Fort Myers. The Building Industry Association (www.BIA.net ) is a 50-year-old association affiliated with National Home Builders Association and Florida Home Builders Association to serve the local building and related industries to strengthen our community by advancing a professional building industry through advocacy, education and services. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org, or to the Builders Care general fund at BB&T Page Field branch at 4959 South Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers. For more information, visit www.leebuilderscare.com.

Minto Communities presents second quarter donation to Builders Care

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Minto Communities, a premier builder and developer in Southwest Florida and beyond, is pledging support to Builders Care through each home sale. Minto Communities presented a check to Builders Care based on its last quarter sales in the amount of $1,800 at a recent sales meeting bringing their total to $15,600. As a certified building partner, Minto Communities is donating $100 from each home sale through its Bonita Isles community to Builders Care, providing funding to assist them in helping local homeowners in need of renovations. In addition, Minto Communities is donating its services and resources to complete a residential renovation project for a qualifying homeowner in Lee County in 2015.

“We believe in helping our community and we believe in the mission of Builders Care.  We are looking forward to helping out through our industry,” said William Bullock, Senior Vice President, Minto Communities-Florida.

“Minto Communities’ on-going support speaks to their strong commitment to our community,” said Chris Brasher, president of Lee BIA Builders Care. “We are fortunate to have them to help local homeowners in Lee County.”

The funds provided by Minto Communities’ home sales in Lee County will provide wheelchair ramps, handicap accessibility, widened doorways, roof and air conditioning repairs and more.

Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA). Its objective is to provide emergency repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put nearly $3 Million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need.  Builders Care enlists the volunteer services of Lee BIA members and leverages grants and donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County. Major supporters include Cape Coral Plumbing, Ferguson Enterprises, Minto Communities, Nilles Design Group, Priority Marketing of Southwest Florida, Stock Development and The Aubuchon Team of Companies. Builders Care is headquartered at the Lee BIA offices at 10501 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy., Suite 118 in Fort Myers. The Building Industry Association (www.BIA.net ) is a 50-year-old association affiliated with National Home Builders Association and Florida Home Builders Association to serve the local building and related industries to strengthen our community by advancing a professional building industry through advocacy, education and services. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org, or to the Builders Care general fund at BB&T Page Field branch at 4959 South Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers. For more information, visit www.leebuilderscare.com.

About Minto Communities

Founded in 1955, Minto is a family-owned business that has grown into one of North America’s leading builders, with more than 70,000 homes built, including 20,000 in Florida. Minto creates a wide array of award-winning new homes and resort-style master-planned communities to meet every lifestyle. The company has earned national awards and recognition that include number one ranking by Eliant Homebuyer Choice Awards for percent of sales from referrals, among others. For information, visit mintofla.com.

Lennar Foundation donates $10,000 to Builders Care

Posted July 1st, 2014 by Priority Marketing and filed in Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations

 

The Southwest Florida Division of Lennar donated a check for $10,000 to Builders Care, the non-profit arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (www.BIA.net). The funds were provided by The Lennar Foundation through the company’s Focused Acts of Caring program. The Southwest Florida Division of Lennar was one of five divisions all over the country to win the prestigious company award.

 

Divisions of Lennar all over the country complete different Focused Acts of Caring projects during the month of December and submit their entries.  The Lennar Foundation awards divisions based on the merit of the project.  The Southwest Florida Division of Lennar was awarded the $10,000 to be given to their favorite charity as a result of making a difference for a local Fort Myers family in need through Builders Care last December. Darin McMurray, Southwest Florida Division President of Lennar led his 120 employees and more than 50 local companies to demolish the existing dilapidated house and construct a brand new 1500-square-foot home in its place in 15 days, in time for the family to spend Christmas in their new home. The 120 employees of Lennar’s Southwest Florida Division all touched the home in some way, through building the structure, putting in landscaping, re-framing personal photos or helping to put together a registry that filled the home with essentials, small appliances, food and more.

 

“Lennar went above and beyond and added very personal touches to make this house a home for Bob and Judy in time for the Christmas holiday,” said Heidi Taulman, executive director of Lee BIA Builders Care. “They truly exemplified the spirit of the season.”

 

Builders Care and Lennar partnered to complete a video of the project produced by Bill Rogers Productions.  In May, the Southwest Florida Division of Lennar got the news that they had won $10,000 to give to charity.

 

BCare Lennar Fdn check photo 2014“From the start, we have enjoyed partnering with Builders Care,” said Darin McMurray, Southwest Florida Division President of Lennar.  “We knew the chance was out there to give back in a big way to the family and have the gift keep on giving to others in our community.  We are grateful to be a part of it and to see it all come together.”

 

Minto Communities presents second quarter donation to Builders Care

Posted June 11th, 2014 by Priority Marketing and filed in Media Relations, Public Relations

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Minto Communities, a premier builder and developer in Southwest Florida and beyond, is pledging support to Builders Care through each home sale. Minto Communities presented a check to Builders Care based on its last quarter sales in the amount of $2,700 at a recent sales meeting bringing their total to $4,900. As a certified building partner, Minto Communities is donating $100 from each home sale through its Bonita Isles community to Builders Care, providing funding to assist them in helping local homeowners in need of renovations. In addition, Minto Communities is donating its services and resources to complete a large residential renovation project for a qualifying homeowner in Lee County in 2014.

“We believe in helping our community and we believe in the mission of Builders Care.  We are looking forward to helping out through our industry,” said William Bullock, Vice President, Minto Communities-Florida.

“Minto Communities’ support speaks volumes to the commitment they have to our community,” said Wendi Carroll, president of Lee BIA Builders Care. “We are fortunate to have them to help local homeowners in Lee County.”

The funds provided by Minto Communities’ home sales in Lee County will provide wheelchair ramps, handicap accessibility, widened doorways, roof and air conditioning repairs and more.

Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA). Its objective is to provide emergency repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $2.6 Million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need.  Builders Care enlists the volunteer services of Lee BIA members and leverages grants and donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County.

Certified Building Partners include Stock Development.  Major supporters include Cape Coral Plumbing, Ferguson Enterprises, Harbor Springs Building Company, Nilles Design Group, Priority Marketing of Southwest Florida, Sunset Air and The Aubuchon Team of Companies. Builders Care is headquartered at the Lee BIA offices at 10501 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy., Suite 104 in Fort Myers. The Building Industry Association (www.BIA.net ) is a 50-year-old association affiliated with National Home Builders Association and Florida Home Builders Association to serve the local building and related industries to strengthen our community by advancing a professional building industry through advocacy, education and services. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org, or to the Builders Care general fund at BB&T Page Field branch at 4959 South Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056.

About Minto Communities
Founded in 1955, Minto is a family-owned business that has grown into one of North America’s leading builders, with more than 70,000 homes built, including 20,000 in Florida. Minto creates a wide array of award-winning new homes and resort-style master-planned communities to meet every lifestyle. The company has earned national awards and recognition that include number one ranking by Eliant Homebuyer Choice Awards for percent of sales from referrals, among others. For information, visit mintofla.com.

 

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Minto Communities presents a check for $2,700 to Builders Care at Minto’s Bonita Isles community in Bonita Springs.  From left to right: Builders Care Board Executive Director Heidi Taulman accepts a check from Minto Communities team members Tina Beaty, Tonia Abrahamsson, Chris Ligotti, Debbie Mazzarella and Jayson Matthews.

Tickets still available for BBQ, Bands and Brew fundraiser to be held April 6 at Alliance for the Arts

Posted March 28th, 2014 by Priority Marketing and filed in Events, News

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The Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) is hosting the fifth annual BBQ, Bands and Brew to benefit its nonprofit charitable arm Builders Care on Sunday, April 6 from 11 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. The fundraiser is open to the public and will feature local music, several local barbecue restaurants, BBQ competition to name the Best BBQ in town and kids activities. Admission is $10 per person. Children ages 12 and under are free, and free parking is available.

Local bands include Alter Ego, Rocker, Grayson Rogers Band and Deb & the Dynamics. Barbecue-themed foods between $2 and $5 will be provided by Blue Crawfish Catering, Bubba’s Roadhouse & Saloon, Famous Dave’s, Jonesez BBQ, Reuben’s Smokehouse, MOFO’S, Bonez Brothers BBQ, Woody’s Surfside Island Rum & Grille and desserts by Ben & Jerry’s. Kid’s Barnyard will feature a petting zoo, bounce house, arts and crafts and more.

Also part of the event is the second annual Poker Run that begins at Fort Myers Harley-Davidson and includes three stops throughout Lee County before ending at BBQ, Bands & Brew at the Alliance for the Arts. Registration is $25 and includes admission to the event. Best hand wins $500.

The event is sponsored by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, Moen, Cape Coral Plumbing, Truly Nolen Pest Control, All-Star Equipment Rentals & Sales, Land Solutions, Suncoast Beverage Supply, Sunset Air, Action Automatic Door & Gate, Stevens Construction, Castle Harbour Homes, Dixie Buick GMC, Minto Communities, Bolaños Truxton, Grabber Construction Products, LCEC, Nilles Design and Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings. Media and promotions partners include WINK News, Florida Weekly, Priority Marketing, Cat Country 107.1, 95.3 The River and Happenings Magazine. Other supporting companies include Kinetico Water Supply, Nilles Design Group, Lightning Wireless Solutions, United Site Services, and Stock Development.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at Lee County Alliance for the Arts at 10091 McGregor Blvd in Fort Myers; Stevens Construction at 6208 Whiskey Creek Drive, Fort Myers; the Lee BIA office at 10501 Six Mile Parkway, Suite 104 in Fort Myers, or reserve your tickets by calling 239-938-0056 or e-mail bbq@bia.net. Additional information is available at www.bbqbandsandbrew.com.

Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA). Its objective is to provide emergency repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $2.4 Million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need. Builders Care enlists the volunteer services of Lee BIA members and leverages grants and donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County. Certified Building Partners include Stock Development and Minto Communities. Builders Care is headquartered at the Lee BIA offices at 10501 Six Mile Cypress Parkway., Suite 104 in Fort Myers. The Building Industry Association (www.BIA.net) is a 50-year-old association affiliated with National Home Builders Association and Florida Home Builders Association to serve the local building and related industries to strengthen our community by advancing a professional building industry through advocacy, education and services. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org, or to the Builders Care general fund at BB&T Page Field branch at 4959 South Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056.