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News about Tampa Bay area companies

News about Tampa Bay area companies

By Dolly Brosan, Times Staff Writer
Published March 3, 2008



WilderArchitecture, 1517 Seventh Ave., Suite C, Tampa, received an honorable mention award at the International 99k House Competition. WilderArchitecture was selected for its proposal of a sustainable, affordable house that addresses the needs of a low-income family in the Gulf Coast region.

BessoloDesign Group Inc., 556 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, announces these HUD projects: Lutheran Apartments, the rehabilitation of an existing building consisting of 225 units and the scope of work includes water piping, sewer piping, air handlers, ductwork repairs, cooling tower, HVAC system and alarm system, $2.55-million; Desoto Towers, for the rehabilitation of an existing 205-unit apartment building. Work includes new plumbing, HVAC and windows, $3.7-million; and Casa Santa Marta Apartments, the rehabilitation of a five-story, 78-unit apartment building. Work includes a new roof, new mechanical, replace kitchen and bathroom cabinets and plumbing fixtures, updating handicap accessible units to comply with ADA codes, $2-million.


Williams Co. has opened a office at 5402 Beaumont Center Blvd., Suite 114, Tampa. The company provides general contracting/construction management services. Rich Shannon is vice president and senior account manager. The phone number is 813 418-3810 and the Web address is


Mike Lehman and Bobby Martin have opened Lehman & Martin LLC, an independent financial planning and investment management firm at 10150 Highland Manor Drive, Suite 200, Tampa. Lehman is CEO and a certified financial planner and Bobby Martin is president and a financial adviser. The phone number is (813) 314-2361.

Monroe & Giordano, 777 S Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 140, Tampa, has arranged $4.6-million in financing for Oak Springs manufactured home community in Sorrento. The community consists of 438 sites with 113 double wide hones on 79 acres.

NorthMarq Capital Inc., One Tampa City Center, Tampa, has arranged $15.3-million in financing for Plaza Towers, St. Petersburg, a 16-story class A office tower with retail on the lower two floor a detached retail building and a four-story parking garage.


Gerson Goodson Inc., 2451 McMullen-Booth Road, Suite 216, Clearwater, has been named the agency of record to provide marking and public relations services for, an organization of members from the technology club at Centre Club in Tampa; and for Voice for Children, a nonprofit child advocacy organization in Hillsborough County.


Institute for Business and Home Safety, 4775 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, has launched a new Web site at The site offers a ZIP code tool that identifies the hazards most likely to occur in that area and gives home and business owners specific retrofit projects to help protect against them.


John Heagney Public Relations, 2006 Arcadia Road, Holiday, has been named the agency of record to handle public relations for Signature BUILT Homes, St. Petersburg.


Bella Pucci Grooming Salon & Spa, has moved from 1447 Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater, to 807 Park St., Clearwater. The salon offers breed-specific styling. The phone number is (727) 449-8121.


GVA Advanits, 3000 Bayport Drive, Suite 100, Tampa, has been retained by JES Properties Inc., to lease the retail development Oldsmar Galleria, a new 60,000 square-foot mixed-use project in Oldsmar.


Freedman's Office Furniture, 3935 W Cypress St., Tampa, has launched a new Web site at The site includes Freeman's product line of office furniture, an online ordering platform, a virtual tour of the showroom and information about company services.


Chapter 11 reorganizationChestnut Hill Rehab Hospital LLC , 1022 Main St., Suite H, Dunedin. (08-02150)

Chestnut Hill Rehab Center LLC , 1022 Main St., Suite H, Dunedin. (08-02151)

Carrington Place of Chestnut Hill LLC , 1022 Main St., Suite H, Dunedin. (08-02152)

The listed businesses have filed bankruptcy petitions in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Tampa. Under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, Chapter 11 is for businesses seeking to reorganize while under bankruptcy court protection from creditors.


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