Hurricane Ian disaster continues for businesses

Storm Damage Spurs R&R Construction to Expand into Southwest Florida

By R. Michael Brown, Contributing Editor R&R Construction of Florida News

R&R Construction of Florida has heard from insurance industry adjusters that commercial businesses are having trouble getting Florida licensed and certified general contractors, labor, and material in the Hurricane Ian impact area of Southwest Florida.  

“Our team thinks we can help,” said Richard Carfagna, president of R&R Construction. “Since our team includes the former president of DiVosta Homes, Glen Trotta, we think we can implement the DiVosta operations model that Southwest Florida business owners are familiar with, by staging material in Southeast Florida, bring it daily to the job sites in the areas from North Port to Naples and surrounding areas, and complete the work that businesses need.

Most of the local contracting resources are servicing residences and there’s not enough left over to help businesses.

“That’s where we come in,” said Richard. “DiVosta used to stage and pre-build construction material in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on the east coast and ship it daily to Southwest Florida to build communities and businesses. We can do the same from Boca Raton on a smaller scale but enough to make an impact. The beauty of it is, we can get the material here on the east coast and it’s just a two-to-three-hour drive to bring the material and crews to do the work and provide relief for businesses still hurting eight months after the storm.”

“Let’s focus on commercial clients,” said Richard. “We’ll get those businesses back up and running.”

Contact Richard at [email protected] or 561-223-8823.

Fluent in English and Spanish.

Here’s how Fort Myers Beach, Southwest Florida are recovering 6-8 months after Hurricane Ian

On Sept. 28, 2022, Ian made landfall in Cayo Costa, a small barrier island west of Fort Myers, as a strong Category 4 hurricane. Fort Myers Beach, along with Lee County’s barrier islands took the brunt of Hurricane Ian’s assault on Florida’s coastline.

As Ian pushed inland, the storm surge caused severe flooding across Southwest Florida, including Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Naples.

Now, six to eight months later, the region continues to recover and rebuild.

With the six-month anniversary of Hurricane Ian, FEMA officials said that nearly $1.1 billion in individual assistance has been approved for 383,000 families affected by the Category 4 hurricane across the state.

Also, $3.2 billion has been dispersed in National Flood Insurance Program claims.

Southwest Florida residents within the hardest hit counties, such as Lee, Charlotte, Collier and DeSoto have seen progress.

But businesses are struggling to come back. The Ritz-Carlton in Naples, for example, won’t reopen until July 6, 2023.

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✨ About Richard Carfagna and R&R Construction of Florida ✨

I am a results-driven Licensed and Certified Florida General Contractor with a passion for delivering exceptional construction services to business owners and homeowners. With 10 years of experience personally in the industry in Boston and Florida and my teams over 75 years of combined experience, I have successfully managed a wide range of commercial and residential projects, ensuring they are completed on-time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards. As meticulous professionals, my team and I thrive on collaborating with clients, architects, engineers, and subcontractors to bring their visions to life.

🔨 Services Offered 🔨

Project Management: From project inception to completion, we provide comprehensive project management services, overseeing all aspects of the construction process. We are adept at coordinating schedules, managing resources, and ensuring smooth communication between stakeholders.

Design-Build: We offer design-build services, eliminating the hassle of dealing with multiple parties. By integrating the design and construction phases, we streamline the process, reduce costs, and enhance efficiency.

Commercial Renovations: Whether you need to revamp an existing space or repurpose it for a new purpose, we specialize in commercial renovations, especially retail. We carefully evaluate your requirements, develop innovative solutions, and execute renovations with minimal disruption to your business operations. And we’re fast too.

Interior Fit-Outs: Transform your commercial or residential space into a functional and visually appealing environment. We have expertise in interior fit-outs and custom carpentry, optimizing layouts, selecting premium materials, and managing skilled craftspeople to create the ideal space for your business or home.

Cost Estimation and Budgeting: With a keen eye for detail, we provide accurate cost estimation and budgeting services, helping you make informed decisions and avoid cost overruns. We leverage our extensive network of suppliers and subcontractors to secure competitive pricing.

✅ R&R Construction is uniquely positioned to handle EVERYTHING in commercial and residential real estate for clients including property acquisition, building or remodeling, property management, and property listing, lease, and sales. 

🌟 Key Skills 🌟

✓ Construction Project Management
✓ Contract Negotiation
✓ Quality Control and Safety Compliance
✓ Value Engineering
✓ Building Codes and Regulations
✓ Resource Allocation and Optimization
✓ Client Relationship Management
✓ Team Leadership and Collaboration
✓ Fluent in English and Spanish

🏗️ Notable Projects 🏗️

📍 Stores in Town Center of Boca Raton: Managed the construction of three retail stores in this luxury mall, completing it three weeks ahead of schedule and 10% under budget. Collaborated with store project manager to incorporate each brand’s unique style. Stores: Goodlife Clothing for men and women, ThirdLove lingerie, Sugarfina ultimate candy.

📍 Stores in Downtown at the Gardens: Led a major retail renovation project for two stores in this mall in Palm Beach Gardens, enhancing customer experience through innovative design, optimized layouts, and quality construction. Stores:  Luli Fama women’s designer swimwear, Stich Golf premium golf gear.

🤝 Let’s Collaborate! 🤝

I am eager to explore new opportunities and partner with business owners and residents who value professionalism, expertise, and a commitment to excellence. Let’s connect and discuss how my construction services can support the success of your project. Reach out to me via email or phone, [email protected]


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