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Anne Folsom Smith has been involved in interior design and architecture for the past 35 years. Smith is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, but has adopted Sarasota as her home. She attended East Tennessee State University as well as the University of Tennessee and holds credentials as an Associate AIA, ASID and is a Florida Licensed Designer.

Anne Folsom Smith Interior Design was established in 1983 with a staff of two and has grown to its present staff of 13. Her firm is actively involved in projects locally, nationally and internationally.

Anne has received numerous awards including the Aurora and Fame Awards, Designer of the Year DCOTA and Who’s Who Interior Design. She has been published in Southern Living, Southern Accents, Architectural Digest, Florida Architecture, Sarasota Magazine, Florida Design, Traditional Homes and Southern Homes.

Anne has been extremely involved in the community. For example:

Membership of Community Organizations.

1. Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota – Capital Campaign Cabinet 2000, 2001, and 2002

Offices and Community Chairs.
 
1. Vice President of the Board of Directors – Center for Positive Living 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002.
2. Chair – Florida Studio Theater Gala 2000, 2001, and 2002
3. Honorary Chair – Feline Fantasy Tea – The Cat Woman’s Shelter 2001 and 2002
4. Chair – American Craft Council Preview 1999 and 2000
5. Chair – French Film Festival 1995 and 1996.
6. Chair – Florida West Coast Symphony Designer Showcase 1984 and 1985

Other Community Activities.
 
1. Producer of Masterworks concert of Florida West Coast Symphony 1996 – 2002.
2. Co-Producer – Florida Studio Theater 1996 – 2002.

Anne Folsom Smith always establishes a comfort level that is evident to anyone who enters an interior in which she and her design group have participated. Anne’s philosophy is that environments should always convey a sense of understated elegance and comfort. Her main thrust is to enable people to express beauty and serenity in their surroundings. By carefully choosing materials and technology for the home, office and business, she is contributing to the sustainability of beauty and culture.

Anne is married to prominent architect and town planner, Frank Folsom Smith.

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Apollo Sunguard Systems, Inc

Contact: Kevin Connelly

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Work Phone: 941-925-3000

Work Email: president@sunguard.net

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SHADE STRUCTURES BY APOLLO SUNGUARD

As sun shade awnings and outdoor canopy innovators, our mission is to provide superior sun protection from UV radiation and heat, while promoting cool shade comfort, sun safety, healthy living and environment preservation. Our environmentally-friendly products support a green living philosophy by reducing the amount of energy resources required for cooling people, pets and property.

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Brilliant Harvest

Contact: Bill Johnson

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Work Phone: 941-345-7652

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Brilliant Harvest, located in Sarasota, FL, designs, develops, constructs, and operates solar hot water and photovoltaic systems. We offer and coordinate the following services for property owners and businesses looking to capitalize on the solar resource available to them:

Project Analysis
Technical, financial, and legal feasibility
Financial Analysis
Scenario modeling, value engineering
Engineering
Civil, mechanical, electrical
Construction Quality
Management, materials, skills, safety
Commissioning and Startup
Testing, baseline analysis
System Operation and Monitoring
Long-term relationships

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Carrier Enterprise

Contact: Jennifer Mistur

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Work Phone: 410-532-7086

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CE Florida is your one stop location for the best equipment brands, Aftermarket parts and supplies and HVAC expertise in the industry. We are part of the largest HVAC Distribution network in North America and are the largest in Florida. With 20 locations and more on the way, we are where you need us. With our convenient hours and 24 hour emergency service, we are there when you need us. Our team of over 200 highly trained HVAC experts are focused on using their know how to provide our customers the help you need. And with over $40 million in Inventory, we are sure to have what you need. CE Florida is dedicated to providing Comfort Excellence to the HVAC industry.

In 1902, Willis Carrier invented the modern air conditioner, and Carrier has been the premier brand of HVAC equipment ever since. From residential replacement to residential new construction and mobile homes to high end commercial, CE Florida provides superior availability, competitive pricing, marketing and advertising support, and after the sales consumer support to our valued Carrier Dealer Partners. “Turn to the Experts” at CE for all of you Carrier needs.

Charles Bryant invented the gas valve in 1904 and Bryant quickly became the leading manufacturer of heating technology. Now, Bryant is one of the leading brands of HVAC equipment focusing on residential and light commercial applications. The Florida Bryant dealers have a reputation of doing “Whatever it Takes” to provide their customers with the best value for their dollar. And CE Florida does “Whatever it Takes” to support their Bryant dealers with products, pricing, and marketing support.

How do we know our customers so well? Simple. Nearly 100 years of experience. There are no short cuts when building a brand that stands for dependable products at the best possible price. The same principles that made D.W. Payne and his sons successful in 1914 are still very evident today. When you choose Payne® products, you’re getting more than just a name. You’re getting attractive, affordable products that work. Dependability is our value. That’s the Payne promise.

CE Florida is also the premier Aftermarket distributor in the state. Our sales centers are stocked with the top aftermarket brands of parts, supplies, installation accessories, tools and instruments for all your HVAC needs. Our own TopTech line of products represents the very best quality products with the best value in the industry. And if you need equipment, our Payne brand of equipment is high quality, has competitive pricing for your value conscious customers. All of this is delivered by some of the best trained HVAC professionals in the industry, all waiting to get you in and out and back serving your customers.

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Clearview Windows & Doors

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Work Phone: (941) 746 9848

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Glass Store | Bradenton, FL | ClearView Windows and Doors, Inc.

It's clear. As the most experienced and qualified window and door replacement business in the region, ClearView Windows and Doors, Inc. is your source for high quality, durable, hurricane resistant windows and doors in Manatee and Sarasota County. Since 2002, locally family owned and operated ClearView Windows and Doors, Inc. has taken care of many residential and commercial window and door replacements. We are dedicated to getting every job done quickly, efficiently and just the way you want it.

 

Kimal Lumber & Hardware

Sarasota Drive Thru

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Work Phone: 941-953-1072

Work Email: info@kimallumber.com

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Kornhaus Drywall, Inc.

Contact: HAROLD KORNHAUS

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Work Phone: 941-232-9582

Work Fax: 941-378-4333

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Kornhaus Drywall, Inc. is privately held company in Sarasota, FL. Categorized under the industry of Ornamental Plastering, Kornhaus Drywall was established in 1974 and incorporated in Florida.

Products and Services of Kornhaus Drywall, Inc. include residential, light commercial and repairs. Contact Harold Kornhaus at 941-232-9582 or Kurt Kornhaus at 941-302-2015 today!

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Leland Plumbing

Plumber

Contact: Jay Leland

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Work Phone: 941-966-2158

Work Fax: 941-966-6328

Work Email: info@lelandplumbing.com

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Website: Leland Plumbing

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As a plumbing contractor, since 1974 Leland Plumbing in Osprey, Florida, has built its reputation in Sarasota, Osprey, Nokomis and Venice 1 job at a time. Over the years we have grown with our customer base so that today our employees and equipment are better than ever, and we continuously raise the bar.

Personal 24-Hour Service
As a customer, you can expect real live people answering our phones. Our courteous, knowledgeable staff members are experts in deploying plumbers every day, all over town. We are available on the phone live in real time — no recordings and no worries.

One of our plumbers will arrive at your home or business to discuss your plumbing needs. He will assess the job and provide you with a price to get your plumbing back into top shape.

Cleanliness & Professionalism
Once you have approved the work, the job will be completed as quickly as possible. We won’t leave until the work area is completely cleaned up. We are known as the cleanest plumbers in town, and it’s more than just a slogan — it’s our way of doing business.

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Masterrock, LLC

Contact: Kevin Lane

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Work Phone: 941-342-7415

Work Email: kevinlane@masterrockllc.com

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We rock your business! See our new website!

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Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.

Contact: Michael A. Gilkey

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Work Phone: 941-924-0132

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Michael A. Gilkey, Inc. is a landscape architecture studio in Sarasota, Florida, established in 1981. Through a passion for pure design and personal relationships with architects, contractors and homeowners, Gilkey creates expressions of outdoor space that are direct translations of their clients’ visions. For more information, please visit http://www.magilkey.com or call (941) 924-0132.

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Mr. Larry Hale

President
Hale-Edwards Associates, P.A.

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Work Phone: 914-376-2167

Work Email: larry@hale-edwards.com

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Larry has been working in the architectural field for over 25 years and Richard for over 40 years. In addition to the services shown, they have extensive experience in building codes, local and state jurisdiction permitting, being the Owner’s agent for state permits, review and coordination of FEMA guidelines, and local zoning and ordinances. Larry serves on FGBC committees and chaired the Homes technical task force when updating/coordinating the standard with the new building code.

Larry and Richard have been active in local CSI chapters and regional and institute levels for most of their careers, including being Board members. Richard has also served on the CSI Institute board as Chairman of Education and has received the honor of Fellow from CSI for his many years of service.

Each began designing and specifying sustainable structures and components, before it became popular. They continue to specify and detail products and components that have proven track records as being sustainable / green.

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Mr. Matt Ross

President
Eco-$mart, Inc.

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Work Email: mross@eco-smart.com

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Eco-$mart, Inc. is a one-stop green construction and remodeling supply company, in business since 1993.  Products include: LED and induction lighting, controls, active daylighting, solar water and pool heating, photovoltaic systems, water-cooled A/C, hurricane resistant structural systems, roofing, windows, flooring, cabinetry, countertops, air and water purification, and more.  Eco-$mart, Inc. is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business. http://www.eco-smart.com

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Mulletís Aluminum Products, INC.

Contact: Jay Coblentz

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Work Phone: 941-371-3502

Work Email: jay@mulletsaluminum.com

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Founded in 1978, MULLET’s Aluminum Products, Inc. is an award-winning industry leader providing quality products and superior installation services to the Commercial, Condominium, Residential and Transportation markets.

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One Stop Cooling and Heating Tampa, LLC

Contact: Dan Heath

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Work Phone: 813-749-7966

Work Email: dan.heath@onestopcooling.com

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One Stop Cooling & Heating has been providing exceptional air conditioning installations and service for 23 years. We’re an upfront, honest and reliable company that takes pride in doing what’s in the best interest of our customers no matter what. We will never come to your home just to make a “sale”; you’ll receive a complete diagnosis and recommendations to resolve any AC repair issues you may have. From our certified technicians to our friendly office staff, you’ll experience the One Stop Difference right from the start.

When you choose One Stop you will not only experience our excellent customer service and our extraordinary technicians, you’ll also benefit from our unparalleled technology. With our recent upgrades we’re more technologically advanced than the majority of other AC repair companies today. Our highly skilled comfort specialists are dependable and devoted; all of our professionals are certified and trained frequently. We’ll continually invest in training and technology to provide our customers with the highest quality products and services. We stand by our 100% satisfaction guarantee, so you can be assured that the job is being done correctly. No matter what your Orlando air conditioning needs, you will always receive incomparable service from One Stop’s team, we guarantee it.

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Osborn Sharp Associates

Architecture

Contact: Terry Osborn

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Work Phone: 941-922-5666

Work Email: wtosborn@osbornsharp.com

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OSBORN SHARP ASSOCIATES is a firm dedicated to high quality design services.  Its client list includes national corporations Johns Eastern Insurance Company Inc., U.S. Homes, Pulte Homes, KFC and Ponderosa and state corporations such as Florida Power & Light, the former Coast Federal Bank, and the former First National Bank of Venice.  OSBORN SHARP has also served the Veteran’s Administration and local governments of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Department and Dade and Sarasota County school boards.

OSBORN SHARP ASSOCIATES’ DESIGN APPROACH is to provide our expert attention to design quality; cost effectiveness and environmental sensitivity.

Design quality in the places where we work and live directly improves comfort and productivity.  Open space, fresh air and good energy-efficient lighting are all enhancements that pay back handsomely when they are part of the initial design concept.

Cost effectiveness is vital in the short and long term.  Plan now and you will save energy, maintenance, and staffing costs over the entire life cycle of your building.

Environmental sensitivity means paying attention to the materials and systems that go into your building, orienting it to take full advantage of the site, and planning now for future technologies and expansions.

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Paradise Foam

Sales

Contact: Chuck Wade

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Work Phone: 941-698-7928

Work Fax: 941-698-7930

Work Email: chuck@paradisefoam.com

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Paradise Foam Insulation LLC., applies foam insulation to many residential & commercial applications, sealing and protecting structures from the outside elements.

Spray foam keeps dirt, moisture, red tide, & wind driven rain from entering your home while putting your attic into conditioned space.

Spray foam lowers attic temperatures from 140 degrees down into the 80’s. More importantly, spray foam lowers your monthly utility bill by 30 to 40%.

Paradise Foam also installs Hurricane adhesive which strengthens your roof up to 3 times – Help protect your home today!

Hurricane adhesive is not only recognized by insurance companies for wind uplift strength, but also a secondary water barrier.

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PGT Industries

Marketing

Contact: Stephanie Cz

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Work Phone: 941-486-0100

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PGT® is the nation’s leading manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors. Located in southwest Florida, PGT products are sold in the Eastern U.S., the Gulf Coast, the Caribbean, and other international markets. PGT aspires to develop innovative flexible solutions for all single family, commercial, and multi-family buildings. With a philosophy based on strength and functionality without compromise on aesthetics, we are successful because of our devoted employees.

Who We Are
Founded in 1980, PGT pioneered the U.S. impact-resistant window and door segment, growing from just four employees to approximately 1,200 at the manufacturing facility in Venice, Florida. After the destruction from Hurricane Andrew in 1992, PGT established itself as a leader in impact-resistant windows and doors. The WinGuard® line, with over three million units installed and no reported impact failures, continues to provide consumers with safety and security. As the first manufacturer to develop a complete line of residential aluminum impact-resistant windows and doors to be approved by the Miami-Dade Building Product Control, the company assisted in the development of protocols required by the strictly enforced building codes. Our dedicated employees are passionate about PGT Industries, and are proud to create products that protect families from other devastating natural disasters.

What We Offer
Prior to 1992, PGT specialized in vinyl glazed windows that were used to enclose porch systems. Presently known as Eze-Breeze® Sliding Panels, this unique product line is manufactured as a desirable alternative to glass.

A total of 12 different high integrity window and door lines are available in addition to the Eze-Breeze system. Hurricane protection, security against intruders, noise reduction, UV filtering, energy efficiency affordability, and style are some of the most notable benefits that our products have to offer. PGT continues to develop all product lines with cutting edge innovations, allowing the company to expand into new markets, giving us the satisfaction of furthering the radius of people our products can protect.

How We Work Together
Superior materials, quality assurance, and an unparalleled, compassionate staff are what allow us to produce the highest quality of windows and doors on the market. With a strong emphasis on company success, PGT is able to extend a greater understanding of all functions within the company to each employee. PGT’s highly motivated staff functions as a single unit, applying an approach to not only seek improvement on an individual basis, but to better the company as a whole. Our employees know that the work they do every day has the potential to save people’s lives, and that is what makes PGT products exceptional.

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Region Solar

Renewable Energy

Contact: Andrew Tanner

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Work Phone: 941-355-6565

Work Fax: 941-894-1550

Work Email: info@regionsolar.co

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Region Solar is the leading full service residential solar provider on the Gulf Coast. When you decide to switch to  solar, we take care of every step  —   including engineering, financing, permits, installation and ongoing monitoring of your system performance. We do solar right for your home—so all you need to focus on is your savings.

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Sarasota Technology Users Group

Contact: Mike Hutchinson

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Work Phone: 941-677-0246

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Founded in 1982, we are organized exclusively for educational and technological purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, to promote the use of, and encourage the exchange of information among individuals who, or have interest in, computers, and the education of its members as to the uses and application of the personal computer through public discussion groups, forums, lectures, seminars, meetings, and other similar programs.

We are located in Sarasota, Florida, just minutes from Interstate 75. We have over 700 members making us one of the largest technology users groups in Florida and among the top 10 in the nation.

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Sleuth Inc has been a leader in the leak detection industry since 1982.  Serving most of Florida, we work with plumbers, insurance companies, contractors and homeowner associations to help both residential and commercial clients.  Our technicians are trained to locate Fresh water plumbing leak, structural water intrusion, fire line and pipeline leaks.  We also conduct water conservation and leak surveys for large properties to determine the cause of high water consumption.

We have a pool division that can locate the cause of a leak in a pool or spa.  Our highly skilled technicians, can identify whether the problem is in the structure of the pool or the plumbing for the pool.  Once the leak has been identified, under the guidance of our Licensed Pool Contractor, our technicians will provide you with a proposal to repair the leak in your pool

Our company takes pride in our highly-trained leak technicians and we stay committed to providing excellent customer service as we help you through the process of leak detection.

We invite you to visit our website.

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Superior Heating & Cooling, Corp.

Contact: ED DIEKER

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Work Phone: 941-488-5359

Work Email: info@superiorac.com

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Superior Heating and Cooling is based in Nokomis, Fl serving the entire Tri-county area. We work with several well-known brands including Honeywell, Mitsubishi Electric, Goodman, Amana, Diamond Contractors, Daikin, Trane, and Bryant. We have been voted the #1 A/C contractor for 16 consecutive years. We always offer free quotes on replacements and new sales and will service any model whether you purchased it from us or not.

We are family owned and operated and have been in business since 1958. Ed Dieker and Spencer Artz have over 80 years of combined experience in the HVAC industry. We currently employ over 30 people with specialized areas of expertise. Our facility is 18,000 square feet and we have a full sheet-metal shop. Let us make your air cleaner and more comfortable with the latest in air conditioning and heating technology.

The Ultimate Drinking Water System

Contact: Tim Macksey

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Work Phone: 941-926-7676

Work Email: timmacksey@gmail.com

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Titan Florida (Titan Concrete & Titan Block)

Advocacy Group

Contact: Justin Fleming

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Work Email: jfleming@titanamerica.com

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Titan Florida operations include cement plants, ready-mix concrete plants, concrete block plants, quarries, import and rail terminals, and fly ash production facilities.

Titan Florida has long been viewed as one of the more progressive companies in the cement, aggregates and concrete products businesses. As trends and attitudes have changed with regards to environmental stewardship, our company has redirected its focus toward a new strategic direction of overall sustainability through advancements in social, economic, and environmental stewardship. Our approach is heavily rooted in our Advocacy Program which features our GreenCrete Ready Mix and GreenCrete Block products, alternative fuel utilization and resource conservation, Envira Pervious Concrete, and PaveDrain permeable articulating concrete block/mat; all of which are working to reduce our environmental impact and raise the cement, concrete, and aggregate industry’s standards to new heights.