A. Vernon Allen Builder celebrates 65 years of custom-home building in Naples

Ryan Benson & Andy Bringardner

Ryan Benson and Andy Bringardner

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NAPLES, Fla. (March 29, 2016) – Naples pioneer and developer, Glen Sample, began creating the unique enclave known as Port Royal in the early 1950s. He set high standards for Port Royal’s development, including the requirement that home plans must be drawn up by an architect, approved by the Port Royal Association and constructed by his preferred builder.

Sample selected the construction firm of A. Vernon Allen Builder, Inc. (AVA) as his first recommended builder of homes in the area that stretches south from 21st Avenue South to Gordon Pass and bounded on the west by the Gulf of Mexico and on the east by Naples Bay.

Established in 1951, AVA celebrates 65 years as one of the oldest and finest custom-home builders in Naples. Company Principal John Remington, who worked for Mr. Allen in the 1970s, purchased the company in 1977 and continued the founder’s vision for nearly 40 years. Southwest Florida natives, Ryan Benson and Andy Bringardner, later joined AVA 10 years ago and assumed the leadership roles as the newest generation of owners. Both are certified general contractors and have business degrees to ensure the company’s continued success and viability.

“In many ways, Port Royal set the stage for what Naples was to become and certainly formulated the vision and mission of our company,” said Benson. “It established a standard of quality that our firm has not waivered from in 65 years, and we continue to focus on custom homes and luxury remodels for the most discerning clients.”

As Naples grew through the decades, AVA did, too. It is still very active in Port Royal and, through the years, expanded to specialize in new custom homes as well as remodels and additions in the neighborhoods of Old Naples, Park Shore, Moorings.

Today, the company has more than 30 employees, many of whom have worked for AVA for more than 25 years. Through the firm’s history, it has worked with multiple generations of client families and has kept archives on the homes it has originally built. During the past six decades, AVA has had some type of construction involvement in more than 100 home sites within the Port Royal community.

“Keeping the namesake of A. Vernon Allen Builder on the company has lead to our brand being recognized with the unique attention given to the way we build and serve our clients,” said Bringardner. “Our team continues to ensure a quality product, using the latest technologies, construction methods and finest craftsmen, with an outstanding client experience. We look forward to the next 65 years of planning to maintain our primary focus, which is to build extraordinary homes for our clients with a focus on unparalleled service and quality.”

For more information, contact A. Vernon Allen Builder at 239-261-5300 or info@avabuilder.com.

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