Lyons Heritage named Builder of the Year
Lyons Heritage, an independent franchise that builds in Pasco County, has been selected by Arthur Rutenberg Homes as its 2008 Builder of the Year. There were a total of 31 builder franchises in consideration for this distinction. The award was presented to owner Bobby Lyons. Lyons also had been named Builder of the Year in 1993, 1997, 2000 and 2006. Lyons Heritage has an office at 17852 U.S. 41 N in Lutz. It has developments at Connerton in Land O'Lakes, Seven Oaks in Wesley Chapel, Lake Jovita in Dade City and Summerglade in WaterGrass in Wesley Chapel.
Fireworks vendor buys Holiday site
Prudential CRES Commercial Real Estate announced the sale of a 7,800-square-foot building at 1026 U.S. 19, Holiday, the site of the former B'Risque Swimwear, for $475,000.
The half-acre property was purchased by Tri-State Tobacco Warehouse Inc., which plans to open a fireworks warehouse, according to Matt Shaw and Monday Flores, the Realtors who handled the transaction.
The property is just north of the Pasco/Pinellas county line. The sale of fireworks is illegal in Pinellas. Seller is Holiday Harbors, Inc.
Connerton under construction
Construction starts this month on Connerton's first rental community, Wyndsong Apartment Homes.
Developed by Zaremba Group, the one- to three-bedroom, apartments are scheduled to open next spring.
This 264-unit rental enclave is designed for young working families, professionals, retirees, empty nesters and others looking for the flexibility and convenience of a rental community.
Connerton is a 4,800-acre mixed use master planned community in central Pasco County and the only "new town" under construction in the greater Tampa Bay area.
Prudential Tropical Realty makes Top 10
Prudential Tropical Realty's Wesley Chapel office received one of this year's QETM awards from Quality Service Certification Inc. The award recognizes the top 10 companies and top 10 offices in North America based on feedback from 250,000 consumer surveys of more than 500 participating companies and their 30,000 real estate sales professions.
Quality Service Certification Inc. is an advocate of consumer-oriented quality service in the real estate industry. It conducts training and certification programs throughout North America.
UPS driver honored for 30 years of safety
Thomas Wanzie, a semitrailer truck driver for UPS, was recognized for 30 years without an accident. Wanzie works at the UPS office at 6834 Industrial Ave., Port Richey, providing service in the Port Richey to Jacksonville area.
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