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The Casa De Encanto model, built by Windstar Homes, 
won a grand award.

Windstar Homes

The Casa De Encanto model, built by Windstar Homes, won a grand award.

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Windstar Homes, Urban Center Two, 4890 W Kennedy Blvd., Suite 110, Tampa, won an Aurora Award at this year's South-east Building Conference in Orlando. Windstar won in the custom home category with an estate residence on the waterfront at Pelican Island in Hillsborough County; and won a grand award for its Casa De Encanto model in Snell Isle, St. Petersburg, at the 2008 Tampa Bay Parade of Homes in the single-family homes priced at more than $3-million category.

Arthur Rutenberg Homes 13922 58th St. N, Clearwater, had three franchises win awards at the 2008 Tampa Bay Parade of Homes. Lyons Heritage Tampa LLC 17852 U.S. 41 N, Lutz, won a grand award for its Tradewinds VI at Connerton, Land O'Lakes in the single-family homes priced $650,000-$699,000 category; and won a merit award for its Bonaire II model home at Grand Hampton; Custom Craft, 509 Guisando de Avila, Suite 102, Tampa, won a merit award for its St. Augustine IV model at FishHawk Ranch, Lithia; and Lyons Heritage Pasco, 13318 Carnoustie Circle, Dade City, won a grand award for its Camelia model at Southern Hills Planation in Hernando County in the single-family homes from $900,000-$999,000 category.


Cote & D'Ambrosio, 8461 W Linebaugh Ave., Tampa, won a Gold Hermes Award in the TV commercials category by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals for their TV campaign for client Centreville Bank.

Air conditioning

Arthur Air Conditioning,

801 Stevens Ave., Oldsmar, received the Business of the Year award for 2008 from the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Chamber

of Commerce.


Monroe & Giordano, 777 S Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 140, Tampa, has arranged financing for Lakes of Melbourne manufactured home community in Melbourne, a class A, five-star, age-restricted community with 602 sites on 140 acres.

Health care

South Florida Orthodontic Specialists, 6311 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg, has changed its name to Orthodontic Specialists of Florida.

Public relations

John Heagney Public Relations, 2006 Arcadia Road, Holiday, recently created and implemented a nationwide public service campaign for Bausch & Lomb, called Changing 100 Lives

in 100 Minutes for Bausch

& Lomb's crystalens intraocular lens for the treatment of cataracts.

Real estate

Grubb & Ellis|Commercial, 3030 N Rocky Point Drive W, Suite 560, Tampa, announces this lease transaction. Colonial Properties to Strategic Outsourcing Inc., 3,399 square feet, office space, new lease, Concourse Center, 3505 E Frontage Road, Tampa.

Hayes & Associates Realty Inc., 14141 46th St. N, Suite 1201,

Clearwater, announces these transactions. Leases: Mears Industrial Complex to Good

Rentals, 11,000 square feet,

showroom/warehouse space, new lease, 301 Mears Blvd.,

Oldsmar; Mears Enterprise

Center to Dyna-Tech Inc.,

32,000 square feet, manufacturing space, new lease, 8585 Somerset Drive, Largo; and to Digpets Inc., 8,600 square feet, warehouse space, new lease, 8575 Somerset Drive, Largo;

and Mears Anclote Center

to Rontan/NorthAmerica, 5,000 square feet, warehouse space, new lease, 712 Anclote Road, Tarpon Springs. Sales: Mears Commerce Center to Hospitality Warehouse Inc., an 8,500-square-foot warehouse at 720 Anclote Road, Tarpon Springs, $625,000.

The Mele Group of Marcus

& Millichap, 7650 Courtney Campbell Parkway, Suite 920, Tampa, announces the sale

of three U-Store-It properties

in Miami, Leesburg and Lake-land. The Miami location sold

for $2.175-million; the Leesburg location sold for $2.4-million;

and the Lakeland location sold

for $2.05-million.


Adam Ford has been named North American Rookie of the Year by Midas. Ford was recognized

for excellence in shop operations, customer service, shop image and for retail sales growth. Ford operates Midas shops at 290 34th St. N, St. Petersburg, and 5101 East Bay Drive, Clearwater.


Chapter 7 liquidation

Xtreme Automotive Technologies LLC d/b/a XAT Racing, a/k/a X-Treme Automotive, d/b/a Xcellence Auto and Tire, P.O. Box 274224, Tampa (8:08-bk-07272)

Vico Corp., d/b/a Pro Golf of Pasco, 20323 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa. (8:08-bk-07346-MGW)

Finz LLC, 150 S Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (8:08-bk-07375)

S & N New Life Health Store Inc., 6409 Oaktree Court, Tampa (8:08-bk-07387)

Moon Lake Pharmacy Inc., 17235 Poppy Fields Lane, Land O'Lakes. (8:08-bk-07511)

Lockett Enterprises LLC, 2648 24th Ave. S, St. Petersburg (8:08-bk-07517)

Florida Diesel Injection Inc., 3300 28th St. N, St. Petersburg. (8:08-bk-06758-PMG)

E.L. Morgan Enterprises LLC, d/b/a Art Rageous Frameworks; d/b/a Artrageous Frame & Wood Works; d/b/a Artrageous Frameworks, 300 Second Ave. SE, P.O. Box 25, St. Petersburg. (8:08-bk-06759-KRM)


Villageside Park LLC,

P.O. Box 10714, Tampa (8:08-bk-07434-MGW)

The listed businesses have filed bankruptcy petitions in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Tampa. Under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, Chapter 7 filings are for companies whose assets are being liquidated to pay creditors. Chapter 11 is for businesses seeking to reorganize while under bankruptcy court protection from creditors.

Business news of Tampa Bay 05/31/08 [Last modified: Thursday, June 5, 2008 8:40pm]
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