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“Ron has extensive knowledge and expertise of residential new home construction, and we are pleased he has joined the ICI Homes team,” said ICI Homes Chief Operating Officer Tom McCall. “We look forward to Ron guiding ICI Homes’ West Florida division through an exciting period of growth.”
In his role, Ron Ferguson will oversee the company’s communities in the Tampa region including Asturia, Bexley and FishHawk Ranch.
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Intrigued about a smart home? Do you want your new custom Florida home to be equipped with the latest remote-controlled, digital and electronic capabilities?
Smart homes are one of the hottest trends in the home-building industry, but like any trend, they come with many options, cautions and positives. The technology for smart homes evolves constantly, which means opting for one can be daunting.
What a smart home is
You probably know the term “smart phone,” right? Sometimes it may feel like all-purpose magic at your fingertips — a computer, search engine, camera, games, live streaming video — rather than a mere phone.
Interested in founding a community garden or becoming involved in an existing one? It’s a great way to meet neighbors and new friends, plus grow your own salad ingredients!
But the community-garden concept is more layered than the actual gardening aspect — although that’s the reason most of us love dabbling in the dirt to begin with, right?
First, you must find the ideal location. Second, you must get all the necessary approvals, permitting and paperwork taken care of, if applicable. Third, you must prepare the site. And fourth, you must have enough support — meaning other equally enthusiastic gardeners — […]
Don Wilford, Northeast Florida division president of ICI Homes, said with the Baby Boomer generation so active in the new home market, it’s important for builders to give them options to suit their needs now and into the future. Those options can range from something as significant as an elevator to something as simple as a walk-in shower.
“We as a builder, maybe one out of five houses we’re doing something that makes their lives easier,” Wilford said. “Over the next few years, I think you’re going to see a lot of single-family homes that are going to have aging […]
So you’ve decided to go all-in with a new custom smart home, and you want to automate it like the alternate reality of your favorite science-fiction novel. Just think — inanimate objects will spring into action at the sound of your voice while a robot pours your morning coffee.
We wish, but it’s not quite yet so. Until science fiction truly becomes reality, you’ll have to continue to clean out your closets yourself. But here’s the takeaway: today’s home automation is muchfurther along than you might realize.
Depending how smart you’d like your new custom home to be, you can cue […]
Since more of us than you’d think might have difficulty figuring out why we should want to remotely activate our washing machine via a command from our smart phone, let’s take a look behind the scenes at what makes smart homes, well, smart.
We see you, all you folks who admit you need the process broken down. It’s not necessarily easy!
Still, it’s “smart” to get acclimated to the smart home concept because it’s a future that’s here to stay in the home-building industry. We’re more digitally and remotely connected than ever as a society — social media, anyone? — and […]
In Part I of our series on the pluses and minuses of community gardens, we discussed the positive reasons to participate in such an endeavor. The good far outweighs the bad, as referenced in a recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.
But, since nothing’s perfect, here are few potential negatives to guard against.
Don’t be exclusive
You know that “clique” thing that many of us endured in grade school? When we may not have been part of the “in” crowd at times? Oh, the perils, right?
But, like any group — formal or not — community gardeners […]