We all remember fondly the years 1994 through 2005 when the Naples real estate market exploded. It seemed like the party would never end. Well the party is long over and many of us are still recovering from our post building boom hangover. No longer do you see the endless line of custom designed builder models down our major roads. And long gone are the days of the buy, build and flip mentality. The real estate market crash forced many residential builders in this area to go out of business and the survivors have had to reinvent themselves and change the face of the way they do business. Gulfstream Homes & ARCS Construction are perfect examples of this new business model.
Managed by brothers Michael and Stephen Peel, their two new companies work together harmoniously. Gulfstream Homes focuses on new custom home construction while ARCS Construction specializes in custom remodeling, renovations, and good old fashioned maintenance.
This new business model was cultivated by the changing needs of the Naples clientele. With over 40 years collective construction experience, Michael and Stephen have built and delivered over 800 custom homes in Southwest Florida.
“Our home building pedigree provides us with a unique perspective on the remodeling and maintenance side of things,” said Michael. “We’ve had to completely re-think our business structure to stay in line with the new Naples business environment. What’s the key element of this change? I can sum it up in one word…DIVERSIFICATION.”
In today’s challenging housing market, some folks are interested in staying in their current homes. They want to improve what they already have. These homeowners are expanding their current living areas and redesigning their kitchens and baths to suit their changing lifestyle needs. They are also concentrating on preventative and long-term maintenance so the beauty, life and value of their homes is preserved.
For those that are interested in building a new custom home, there is no better time than now. Material and labor costs have significantly lower; the time from permit to completion of a home has reduced by almost 50%, and the quality has never been better. Of all the sub-contractors in Naples, the best of the best are left.
“Because we have the expertise and ability to build new or completely renovate, we offer our customers an unbiased opinion to help them decide the best option for them,” said Stephen. “The goal in the end is to provide the optimal solution for our clients.”
“It’s rewarding for us to work with our customers to bring any construction vision they have to reality. We genuinely enjoy working with our clients – really listening to their wants and needs, and then having the tools and experience to meet them,” added Stephen. “We truly have the best interests of our clients at heart, and it shows in the quality of work we do, and the level of professionalism they can expect from us every day.”