Business Models

by Jean Gruss | Editor/Lee-Collier – Friday, July 31, 2015

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Executive Summary
Companies.  Beattie Development and Abbie Joan Fine Living   Industry.  Home remodeling   Key.  Growing bigger is not necessarily better.


It’s the little things that count.

Just ask Paul Beattie. A $50 drywall repair for a new customer in 2011 turned into a contract to build a $350,000 waterfront home in Cape Coral.

It’s that kind of attention to the job — no matter how small — that earned Beattie Development of Cape Coral a spot in the 2015 Big 50 awards from Remodeling magazine. Hanley Wood, a respected construction industry tracker, publishes Remodeling.

Beattie and Abbie Joan Fine Living in Naples were the only two remodeling construction firms on the Gulf Coast to gain that magazine’s national recognition this year. Only one other firm in Florida was recognized: Alta Home Remodeling in Miami. Read More