Harbor Style — Harbor Style March 2018
Change Language:
Harbor Style Homes


Please relax and savor these pages as we share the people, ideas and products gathered here to help you plan, design, equip and accessorize your perfect Florida home – inside, outside and all around.

Around the world, natural stone remains the clear choice for luxury kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities. Acer Granite Corp. has a reputation for the highest quality granite in the area, along with pride in workmanship and uncompromising honesty. Their fabrication and installation crews will create a coveted centerpiece for your home from their extensive collection of first quality and top grade stone. Find out how new stone countertops can beautifully transform your home at an affordable price! Call Acer Granite Corp at (941) 624-5958 for a free in-home estimate or visit their showroom at 18440 Paulson Drive, Port Charlotte.

Blue Chip Builders

Building the future – Restoring the past

2590 South San Mateo Drive North Port, FL 34288 (941) 587-0184 www.bluechipbuilder.com CBC 1260496

The selection of a builder for your custom home is one of the most important decisions of your entire life. Ask anyone who has ever lived through the building or remodeling process. You’ll probably hear, from more than one, “We had such high expectations, only to face change order after change order and end up with a punch-list with dozens of items.”

Ask anyone who has ever partnered with Dan Burch of Blue Chip Builders and you’ll hear a dramatically different story. We recently interviewed a family who chose Burch and his team to build their custom home here in Charlotte Harbor, and here’s what they had to say:

“We had never built a home from the ground up before – we had always bought existing houses. We are both fairly detail-oriented, but not knowledgeable about the home-building process, plus we were living more than 1,500 miles away during construction. We had a budget, yet we wanted first-rate amenities and a quality constructed home. We needed a builder we could trust. We got that builder with Blue Chip. We have heard many horror stories regarding home construction and renovations. We had none.”

Here’s another homeowner who chose Blue Chip for a renovation while they were also out of state during the process:

“Dan and his team really went the distance. They sent us samples and designs, making our job of selection so much easier. The team working on our project was experienced and professional and whenever we did get down here and “drop in unannounced,” everything was always in order and never a mess. Most important to us, the work was done in a timely fashion with no hidden extras unless we chose to upgrade in a specific area. We never had to chase anyone for an answer and everyone was always responsive. We were fortunate to have found Blue Chip Builders.”

The Blue Chip difference begins with the owner himself. Dan Burch has many decades of experience designing and building energy-efficient custom homes and commercial projects from the Florida Keys to Charlotte Harbor. His philosophy of building high quality homes, not just houses, has truly set the bar high for his team. The team of subcontractors he employs shares his fervent desire to be the best, always building with the latest in upgraded energy efficient standards. This quality shines through on every job.

Restoration projects are also a specialty of Blue Chip Builders. Burch has deep experience in turning decades-old structures into updated and modern environments while faithfully protecting the historical significance of a building. Very few craftsmen in Florida have this degree of experience combined with the passion restoration projects demand.

So if you are looking at building, remodeling or restoration, make certain to interview Dan Burch before you proceed. It may save you much heartburn in the future.

Friendly Floors, the area’s flooring experts, is renowned for excellent customer service, quality products and expert installation, which is why they’ve consistently won “Best Flooring Store” in all Readers’ Choice awards since 2004. The staff is proud of the long-term relationships they’ve developed with their clients and that the majority of their clients come from customer referrals. Considering new flooring? Now is the time to transform your home while Friendly Floors celebrates their 32nd anniversary with no interest financing and great values in every department. Stop by one of two locations and browse the widest variety of beautiful flooring around, including hardwood, waterproof flooring, porcelain and stone tile, pet-proof carpet, luxury vinyl planking and more! Friendly Floors has been honored with a national award from Mohawk Industries, chosen from over 2,000 Mohawk Color Centers. They are also proud recipients of this year’s Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year award, and past recipients of the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award. Friendly Floors has two locations to better serve you, 3785 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte and 403 Sullivan Street, Unit 112, in Punta Gorda. Call them at (941) 624-0077, or visit them online at www.FriendlyFloors.com.

Harbor Home Builders takes pride in providing their customers with the absolute best value in new home construction in Southwest Florida! Whether you plan to build one of their award-winning floor plans or bring your own plan, they promise to deliver a stunning luxury custom home for you. From initial concept and design through completed construction and finishing touches, they provide a quality product that will convey classical beauty and functionality. Harbor Home Builders has moved! Visit their new model home at 1418 Kinglet Drive, Punta Gorda. Call (.941) 629-8886 or visit www.HarborHomeBuilders.com

Family owned and operated, The Window Man takes pride in their home town and business. Services include repairing and refurbishing existing windows and screens, window replacement with storm protection, vinyl window installation and more. Their service man has 30 years of experience! When it comes to your lanai or pool cage, they can build one from the ground up or extend and rescreen your existing enclosure. Plus, they carry parts, even for older models! Come checkout their showroom and see their products in person. The Window Man is located at 4425 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. Call (941) 629-0717 or visit them online at www.windowmanportcharlottefl.com.

Shopping for home furnishings with a coastal style? Forget the big box stores. Come to where the service is personal and the selection is plentiful and beyond compare. Come to Posh Pelican, your new favorite store. Here you will find a great selection of bedroom, living room and dining room furniture along with everything to make your poolside and lanai the ideal retreat. You’ll discover a tremendous selection of decor items like lamps and accessories as well as most anything else you may be seeking to complete your home or condo in that laid back, Florida style. There’s a wide and varied selection of styles and finishes – everything from distressed and repurposed drift wood to modern and contemporary. You’ll find occasional tables, home office desks and much more, even bedding, with new items arriving daily. It’s an adventure in here! Now open 7 days a week, visit and discover what the excitement is all about. The Posh Pelican is located at 4275 South Access Road, Englewood. Call them at (941) 474-0707.

Living and loving it outside! Make anything on your lanai look brand new again with the help of the professionals at Seams to Be Upholstery. Full service to help you design and personalize the styles, colors and fabrics for your lanai cushions, sling chairs and loungers along with accent pillows, outdoor drapes, sun shades and grill and furniture covers. Revitalize your furniture with new foam while you’re at it. Have an umbrella or awning that needs some TLC? Get it here. Seams to Be Upholstery is located at 225 Wood Street, Punta Gorda. Visit them online at www.seamstobeupholstery.com or call (941) 505-1566.

“Creative Window Treatments’ owner, June Amara, worked with my wife on window treatments for every room in our home. June was tremendous to work with and clearly has an eye for design and creative ideas that turned what my wife thought would be an overwhelming task into an enjoyable redecoration of our home. If you’re looking to update the interior of your home at a reasonable price with the least amount of stress possible, call June. I can’t recommend this vendor enough.” ~Jason Goldman. Call or visit Creative Window Treatments at either of their two locations: 254 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Punta Gorda, (941) 637-0015, or 4680 Placida Road, Englewood, (941) 828-0000. Visit them online at mycreativewindow.com.

“When we chose Beautiful Boundaries to design and install the landscaping for our family’s new home, we had no idea how meticulous they would be, attentive to our every detail and wish. They took our initial ideas, added their own creativity and the end result is absolutely perfect. We could not be happier!” – Jeff & Sandra Ponkratz, Punta Gorda Isles. Let Beautiful Boundaries help you create your own paradise. Brent Thompson and his team of experienced professionals are dedicated to providing the highest level of service available anywhere. The Florida climate demands a keen understanding of species and materials to get that lush, tropical native look you desire. Custom jobs are their specialty. Their mission is to become the top provider of landscaping, maintenance and lawn care services in Southwest Florida. Your lawn is your home’s “frame.” Makes yours more beautiful this spring. Call Beautiful Boundaries at (941) 875-3559 or visit beautifulboundarieslawn.com.

True Blue Pool Supply is a full line retailer of pool supplies and a pool service and repair company, featuring name brand products you’ve come to rely on – Hayward, Goldline, Sta-Rite, Pentair, Zodiac, Unicel, AquaCal and AutoPilot. From chemicals to parts and equipment, they carry everything you need to maintain your pool or spa and enjoy it all season long! True Blue takes pride in offering high quality products with superior customer service. For exceptional value and the quality you deserve, call True Blue! True Blue Pool Supply is located at 2310 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. Call them at (941) 575-2525 or visit truebluepoolstore.com. CPC1456676

Action Appliance owners Skip and Sonja Gircsis, along with their family, have provided top quality products and services to the greater Charlotte County area since 2005, with the newest appliance designs manufactured by Whirlpool, Maytag, Kitchen Aid and Amana. Action Appliance also services all major brand appliances. Interest free financing, great selection, professional service and affordable prices are just a few reasons to visit Action Appliance for all your appliance and service needs. Action Appliance is located at 2626 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. Visit them online at www.actionappliancesalesandservice.com or call (941) 627-0056.