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"Suburban farming" featured in Florida Weekly

October 5 2011

Suburban Farming - Living off your land, often at your own risk
Mark Anderson, Benchmark General Contractors, is quoted on this cover-story for Florida Weekly.

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Gulfshore Business Daily "Benchmark Begins Site Redevelopment on Sanibel Church

August 23 2011

Benchmark General Contractors, Inc. and Sanibel Community Church held a groundbreaking ceremony on August 23, 2011

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Wink News Video

August 24 2011

Plans for a sustainable green community on Sanibel.

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News-Press article "Community property…"

August 13 2011

Community property: Shared sustainability key feature of Sea Glass on Sanibel Island

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Florida Weekly Article "Buyers Prefer Green"

August 10 2011

Read Florida Weekly, August 10-16, 2011 results of survey, buyers prefer green.

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Wink News Reports

August 8 2011

Read Wink News article on Sanibel's first sustainable community -Sea Glass

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Naples Daily News

August 6 2011

Naples Daily News 8-6-2011 reports results of survey for Sea Glass of Sanibel.

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NY Times Permaculture

July 28 2011

Read the NY Times article "The Permaculture Movement Grows From Underground", dated 7-28-2011

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Benchmark awarded 2011 FL Weekly's Best

May 10 2011

Benchmark General Contractors was featured in Florida Weekly's May 4-10, 2011 issue for "Best New Invention".

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Island Reporter - Solar-powered, electric vehicles

May 12 2011

Solar-powered, electric vehicles presented at SARR Meeting. Click here to read the full article at The Island/Reporter.

Living with the Land-An eco-friendly community planned for Sanibel will help residents get back to nature

May 6 2011

Times of the Islands - May/June 2011 issue
Sanibel Island has long been known as a steward of the environment. So it’s not surprising that it was chosen as the site of a new community that will be as green as the vegetation surrounding it.

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Light-bulb moments

February 9 2011

Fort Myers Florida Weekly — Local inventors tinker and turn profits

We present four Southwest Floridians who stand together with past and present inventors and visionaries, and alone with ideas that haven’t been found anywhere else.

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Business newsmakers: Sea Glass of Sanibel design gets 2010 Honor Award

September 19 2010

NEWS-PRESS.COM — The design of Sea Glass of Sanibel, a planned 12-acre sustainable residential community, was recognized by the American Institute of Architects Florida with a 2010 Honor Award.

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Gulf Coast Business Review – Hot Pockets

September 17 2010

Homebuilding Industry: Builders report pockets of home sales on the Gulf Coast

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Real estate briefs: Captiva home receives award

September 12 2010

NEWS-PRESS.COM — A new custom home on Captiva Island received top honors in the Aurora Awards, a design competition of the Southeast Building Conference.

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New article from Luxury Home Quarterly Magazine

April 2 2010

Benchmark General Contractors Making Energy Efficiency A Priority in Southwest Florida's Residental Market.

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Fort Myers firm's future looks green—Benchmark's goal cutting energy usage

April 2 2010

NEWS-PRESS.COM – Founder and President Mark Anderson observes the silver anniversary of his Benchmark General Contractors this year, but green is the concept that best describes the 25-year-old Fort Myers company these days. With a focus on environmentally friendly construction, Benchmark has survived the recent challenging economic times - and Anderson and Vice President Jeff Good are optimistic about the years ahead.

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Builders and bank create LEED certified commercial building in Fort Myers

November 22 2009

FORT MYERS, FL – When it comes to banks, usually the term “green” applies to money, but in the case of First Community Bank (www.fcb-yourbank.com) at the Forum Shops in Fort Myers, “green” is defined as environmentally responsible, sustainable building, inside and out. Completed last November 2008 by Fort Myers builders Benchmark General Contractors, Inc. (www.BenchmarkGenContractor.com), First Community is one of the first commercial buildings in the Fort Myers area to pursue LEED NC (New Construction) certification through the US Green Building Council.

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Collaborative process inspires plans for Sanibel Island’s eco-friendly community

September 23 2009

SANIBEL ISLAND, FL — The vision of partners Mark Anderson and Ron Rosen began to take shape as a team of 20 experts shared ideas about the builders’ 12-acre sustainable residential community, Sea Glass.

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Benchmark General Contractors proceeds with design for sustainable residential development Eco-friendly community planned for Sanibel

May 29 2009

SANIBEL ISLAND, FL — A collaborative agreement between Fort Myers-based Benchmark General Contractors, the Florida Community Design Center (FLCDC) and the University of Florida School of Architecture is the first step in the planning of a sustainable residential cluster of approximately 12 single-family homes on a 12-acre property along Periwinkle Way on Sanibel Island. The property was previously the site of the Old Schoolhouse Theater and the home of the Sanibel Landscape Company, the first landscape nursery on the island. Design plans are underway.

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