Benchmark General Contractors, Inc. and Sanibel Community Church held a groundbreaking ceremony on August 23, 2011 celebrating the beginning of redevelopment for the church expansion.
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Community property: Shared sustainability key feature of Sea Glass on Sanibel Island
As an environmental studies student, Kellie Anderson admired the homes her father built, but pushed him to envision a more eco-friendly future.
“She was telling me from the start, ‘Dad, you’re doing the same old stuff. This is not what’s going to be going on in the future,'” said Mark Anderson of Fort Myers-based Benchmark General Contractors. “Being a dad, I heard it but I didn’t act on it. And then the economy hit and it really got me thinking.”
Anderson is doing more than thinking now. He’s developing what should be the most sustainable community on Sanibel Island.
A Florida Weekly article mentions Benchmark’s survey results regarding eco-friendly and sustainable communities.
Research conducted by Benchmark General Contractors in Fort Myers revealed that three out of four of those surveyed would live in an eco-friendly, sustainable community and would decrease their carbon footprint to
protect the environment.
Mark Anderson, owner of Benchmark, implemented the online survey before finalizing the site plan and home design for Sanibel Island’s first sustainable community, Sea Glass of Sanibel. Launched over a three month
period, the survey was e-mailed to more than 5,000 people throughout the U.S., Germany, Sweden, France and the U.K.
Benchmark was featured in a Wink News story on August 8, 2011 about their eco-friendly community that is planned for Sanibel Island.
Research regarding living in a sustainable community that was conducted by Benchmark was recently featured in the Naples Daily News.