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The Viera Company chosen for the 2018 Corporate Impact of the Year Award – Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Viera Company has been chosen as the 2018 winner of the Corporate Impact of the Year Award presented by the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce. 

Viera, Fla. – Feb. 14, 2018 – The Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce chooses to recognize one company each year that demonstrates a focus on a broad range of economic development activities and substantial investment in the community. The chosen business is presented with the Corporate Impact of the Year Award at the Chamber’s annual Impact Awards and Board Installation event.

This year The Viera Company was chosen as the award recipient for the 2018 Corporate Impact of the Year Award. On Friday, February 16th at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne – Oceanfront, representatives from The Viera Company will don their “funkiest” bow ties and shiniest pearls to attend the 2018 Bow Ties & Pearls Board Installation & Impact Awards event, presented by the Melbourne Regional Chamber.

The Viera Company’s Senior VP, Land Use Planning & Development, Todd J. Pokrywa stated, “As a key stakeholder in Brevard County, The Viera Company is committed to significant investments in the underlying infrastructure improvements in the master planned community of Viera that support, attract and enhance economic development efforts.”

The Melbourne Regional Chamber is aptly described as “the largest business organization in the East Central Florida region, offering the opportunity for networking, education, marketing and community involvement.” The Viera Company is honored to be recognized by such a significant organization within the community.

“Bow Ties and Pearls is about recognizing the incredible contributions of local business owners and board members,” noted Michael Ayers, Melbourne Regional Chamber President and CEO. “Our community benefits enormously from the award recipients and it is an honor to support them.”

About The Viera Company

The Viera Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of A. Duda & Sons, Inc., manages commercial and residential development of Duda’s non-agricultural property and is the developer of the master-planned community of Viera in Brevard County, Florida. The company’s integrated real estate operations include Viera Realty, Viera Builders, Viera Commercial Properties and the Duran Golf Club. The mission of The Viera Company is to create vibrant, livable communities that are built with faith, integrity and thoughtful stewardship of the land.  For more information, visit www.viera.com.

By |February 15th, 2018|Categories: Member News, News|0 Comments

Viera, FL ranks in the Top 25 Master-Planned Communities Across the Country

Viera, Florida has been ranked 24th out of the Top 50 Master-Planned Communities across the United States by John Burns Real Estate Consulting, LLC.

Viera, Fla. – Jan. 10, 2018 – In January of each year John Burns Real Estate Consulting, LLC. releases a list of the Top 50 Master-Planned Communities across the United States. Viera, Florida was listed as 24th in the nation for 2017, a 17 spot jump from the previous year.

Rankings for the John Burns Real Estate Consulting, LLC Top 50 list are based on new home sales with feedback from industry contacts and boots-on-the-ground consultants that support the research which goes into producing the prestigious annual rankings. “Viera remains one of the only master-planned communities in Brevard County, and continues to attract both families (working in the high-tech sectors around Cape Canaveral) to retirees who are attracted to the MPC’s activities and retail offerings,” stated Lesley Deutch, Principal John Burns Real Estate Consulting.

Moving into 2017, The Viera Company was excited about the diversity of housing options coming onto the market in the community which included entry-level homes, attached or detached units, single and multi-family homes, move-up homes, maintenance-free living and custom luxury estate homes. New neighborhoods such as Trasona Cove East and West, Kerrington, Loren Cove, Reeling Park, Seville, Valencia, Adelaide, Bridgewater at Viera and Modern Duran all began and/or continued to sell homes in the highly desirable community of Viera in 2017. “The opening of WCI/Lennar’s 55 and Better resort-style community this year will likely add to the success of the MPC,” Deutch remarked.

“The Master-Planned Community rankings validate how well we are creating a community that appeals to our homebuyer,” states Scott Miller, VP Sales and Community Management, The Viera Company. “Today’s homebuyer is seeking features and designs that reflect their lifestyle and offer them the flexibility to change as their needs change.” The master-planned community of Viera boasts an integrated network of trails and parks including the robust Viera Regional Park and miles of multi-purpose trails. Viera also encompasses other sought after amenities such as retail shopping, a movie theater, A-rated schools, the Brevard Zoo, USSSA’s Space Coast Stadium Complex, award winning Duran Golf Club, quality medical services and multiple places of worship all within minutes of every home. “Our reward for listening to the buyer is reflected in our rankings and we are very pleased to be recognized as one of the Top 25 Master-Planned Communities in the country,” expressed Miller.

John Burns Real Estate Consulting, LLC. Top 50 Master Plan Communities

About The Viera Company

The Viera Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of A. Duda & Sons, Inc., manages commercial and residential development of Duda’s non-agricultural property and is the developer of the master-planned community of Viera in Brevard County, Florida. The company’s integrated real estate operations include Viera Realty, Viera Builders, Viera Commercial Properties and the Duran Golf Club. The mission of The Viera Company is to create vibrant, livable communities that are built with faith, integrity and thoughtful stewardship of the land.  For more information, visit www.viera.com.

By |January 12th, 2018|Categories: Member News, News|0 Comments

September 2017 Associate Spotlight – Sams Gas

Sams Gas Co recently joined the HBCA of Brevard in June of 2017 as they are expanding into the Space Coast area. Family owned and operated since 1964, Sams Gas Co can service all of your gas needs from custom homes to gas lines, kitchen-cooking and everything in between.

“If gas flows through it we can do it!”

For more information contact Sams Gas Co at 407-855-1903 or visit www.SamGas.com

By |October 4th, 2017|Categories: Associate Spotlight, Member News, News|0 Comments

September 2017 Builder Spotlight – Brothers and Son Construction

Brothers and Son Construction Inc. joined the HBCA back in 2006 to take advantage of the many benefits to include continuing education, insurance and networking.

Member Robert Brothers is a general contractor with a proven track record of more than a decade of serving Brevard County and the State of Florida’s construction needs.

Bothers and Son Construction Inc. grew from a small handyman business to a general contractor dealing in large commercial projects with no advertising thanks to their wonderful customers and word of mouth.

Brothers and Son Construction specializes in turning dreams into reality no matter how big, small, difficult or unusual. As they say, “You Dream It, We Build It.”

For more information

Call 321-508-4809

By |October 4th, 2017|Categories: Builder Spotlight, Member News, News|0 Comments

Hurricane Recovery – News You Can Use!

As we all put the hurricane behind us, there are still many people in need within the community.  Everyone is working extremely hard to bring normalcy back to our personal lives and our community.  With many people without water, electricity or both, we hope that life returns to normal soon!

Below are resources for home owners and businesses that need help through the rebuild and repair process.

  • Florida Hotline: 850-410-1403
  • If your business received damage as a result of the storm, it is imperative to fill out a damage assessment form for the state by visiting flvbeoc.org
  • Brevard is one of the counties declared and covered under the SBA disaster assistance declaration. To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants should register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or http://www.disasterassistance.gov/ The SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955.
  • The rebuilding phase is in full force, we are directing consumers to seek assistance from licensed, reputable contractors. The HBCA is taking calls and responding to emails and directing home and business owners to contact you – our members for assistance. Most of the calls are for smaller repair jobs, if you want to be at the top of our referral list, please contact the staff at HBCA at 321-254-3700 and let them know what type of jobs you are accepting.
  • Click http://fhba.com/consumers/ to find more resources to help you after a natural disaster presented by the Florida Home Builders Association.
  • Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program: 850-898-3489or floridadisasterloan.org

Please let the staff know what you are doing in the community to support.  We will feature you and your business in our upcoming Newsletter, Social Media and Website.  We are here to support you – our members, please contact Suzanne or Alex at the office at 321-254-3700.

By |September 28th, 2017|Categories: Member News, News|0 Comments

In Memory of Donald Laurence Simms

We are profoundly saddened at the death of Donald Laurence Simms, Falcon Realty & Development Corporation. Don was a HBCA member for over 21 years. Don’s last assignment at the HBCA was a Builder Director on the Board of Directors which he held for several years. Don was also the chairmen of Government Affairs.

Don’s calmness and positive demeanor will be greatly missed throughout the HBCA and within the Brevard community. When Don spoke, everyone listened. He was extremely well known and liked. Don always had something positive to say no matter what the situation. He was prepared and ready to provide advice and experienced perspective on any issue.

The family is planning a Memorial and Celebration of Life Service and Reception on Sunday, September 17, 2017. The Memorial Service will be held at Florida Memorial Gardens from 1 – 2 pm located at 5950 US Highway 1, Rockledge, FL 32940. A reception to celebrate his life will immediately follow at Suntree Country Club from 2:30 – 5:30 pm. Our deepest condolences go out to the Simms family. May you rest in heavenly peace!

By |September 1st, 2017|Categories: Member News, News|0 Comments