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Concrete Townhomes Sail to Completion

EH Building Group II, the new Southwest Division of the heralded EH Building Group headquartered in West Palm Beach, Fla., is sailing to completion of its first concrete townhome development. Mike Aranda Sr., CEO and founder of EH Building Group working with Architect Kevin Campbell, of International Innovation Design, Cape Coral, Fla. designed Sail Harbour, the Caribbean-styled village on 46 acres of prime real estate in Lee County, Fla. The development is the only private residential community in Lee Memorial Health Park and is situated in proximity to the popular beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel.

Sail Harbour consists of 473 solid concrete homes priced in the mid $200,000s and is slated for completion by April 2007. The two-and three-bedroom townhomes—many offering lake or preserve views—will range from 1,747 to 1,895 square feet of living area and will have one- or two-car garages.

Most housing communities in the surrounding area sell at figures well above Sail Harbour’s asking prices. But with this project, EH Building Group II sought to offer prospective buyers attractive, energy efficient and safe homes at affordable prices. To ensure high quality and to remain within budget for this large residential project, EH Building Group II selected the Outinord tunnel forming system. Potential costsavings alone, however, did not drive developers to specify Outinord.

They chose Outinord’s construction method because it produces high-quality structures that are energy efficient as well as sound, fire and weather resistant, and it offers construction workers unparalleled safety. “We’re pleased that EH Building Group II chose our tunnel forming products for Sail Harbour,” says Robert Fallowfield, vice president, Outinord. “We’re involved with some exciting high-end residential and commercial developments in the region, and it’s equally rewarding to work on a neighborhood where people of all ages can find affordable, well constructed and safe homes in Florida.”

As fast-paced purchases have indicated, homebuyers have been enthusiastic about the homes’ solid concrete construction and amenities like a development-wide state-of- the-art fiber optic network, optional elevators and the community’s village cabana with pool and sundeck. EH Building Group II opened sales in October 2004 and within three months 2/3rds of the neighborhood of friendly streets was sold. As of May 2005 all 473 units were sold, with a large share of sales coming from overseas investors.

The buyer’s excitement comes as no surprise to Bruce Hershey, vice president of corporate sales and marketing EH Building Group’s Southeast and Southwest Divisions. “It is easy to bring your family home to the finest quality the construction industry has to offer—a beautiful place in this region that affordably offers the security of solid poured concrete walls and ceilings and hurricane windows and doors.”

Sail Harbour is making a big splash in the building industry as well. Parent company, EH Building Group and the Sail Harbour community were featured in the June 2005 Builder magazine. The development was touted as one of 10 best-selling communities in the nation’s top 75 housing markets, and the company was ranked as the seventh fastest growing builder in the country. The Builders Association of South Florida also honored Sail Harbour when it bestowed on the new townhome community four of the association’s “Florida’s Best” awards in 2005.

Based on Sail Harbour’s resounding success, EH Building Group II will soon develop its first gated golf community in Southwest Florida, Copperhead Golf and Country Club in Lehigh Acres. Copperhead will have 990 home sites situated around a par-72 Gordon Lewis-designed golf course. Select homes in the development will include tunnel form construction.

Sail Harbour is EH Building Group’s first community in Lee County. The award-winning company has more than 23 years’ experience delivering the most popular neighborhoods in the Palm Beach area, including East Lake Village, Wyndham Park, Country Club Village and Pennock Landing. EH Building Group and its subsidiary, EH Building Group II, are committed to continually improving its products with technological advancements and enhanced services that add value to the customer’s investment. A strong commitment to customer satisfaction and high ethical standards are the foundation of this effort. The company’s Southwest Florida division headquarters is located at 12751 Westlinks Drive, in Unit 1, just east of Southwest Florida International Airport, off SR-82.

Call (239) 275-0707 for more information or visit www.EHBuilding.com to learn more about the company’s first class communities.

by Wendy Shannon and Libbie Hough, Op5 Creative
Wendy Shannon is President of Op5 Creative in Atlanta, Ga.

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