Donna and I have been extremely pleased with our recently completed renovation project by Grand Bay Building & Development. We first met with Jeff in December 2012 to discuss our ambitions, desires, and priorities in undertaking our home renovations. Jeff listened intently, provided great insight, and built upon our ideas, helping to develop a creative plan. The Grand Bay team was well aware of our requirements for prompt and thorough communications, a ‘no surprises, no confusion’ approach, and periodic updates of costs and the projected timeline. We enjoyed a terrific relationship throughout the process with Grand bay, including Jeff, his general managers Brad and Gene, and all the sun-contractors we met. Each one of them had a ‘can do’, customer first attitude, that was refreshing. The end result of our renovation project exceeded our expectations! Our home was transformed from functional and fun to one with significantly more open and usable space, maximizing our view of Estero Bay, while providing exceptional entertaining opportunities, both inside and out. We highly recommend Grand By to anyone who is looking for a creative approach, utilizing a well-organized, communicative process and high quality workmanship!
George and Donna Neher
Bonita Springs, FL
“Trust and Integrity.”
Sometimes you need to go through the process to realize what the most important attribute are. At the beginning of our decision, Lynda and I considered price, timing, value, quality, and experience as important considerations. Unfortunately without trust and integrity you may never realize those considerations. As others shared their stories from builders or sub-contractors we understood the importance of trust and integrity, we were pleased in our choice of Grand Bay Building & Development. Custom home building is not just construction but rather the crafting of your vision with the materials required to turn that into reality. If you are reading this, you are considering Grand Bay for your future project. I had the pleasure of meeting several other satisfied Grand Bay clients during our construction phase. Throughout those conversations it was apparent that our positive experience was not a unique one. I personally can recommend Grand Bay to ensure that your vision becomes your reality. Grand Bay’s integrity, uncompromising demeanor and leadership will ensure that you have the right team working on your dream home.
When we decided to build a home in Naples, we interviewed several builders before we met Art and Jeff Canada. We knew right away that Grand Bay would be a great fit because as they showed us the portfolio of homes they had completed, we recognized several of our favorite homes that we had identified as we drove around the neighborhood for inspiration. It was also clear that working with Grand Bay would be a much more personal process. It wasn’t just about building a house. They got to know us and what we wanted in a home. Sometimes when you meet someone, things just click, and that was the case with Grand Bay. We hired them on the spot, introduced them to our designer, who, like us, lived in Chicago, and together, we all embarked on the construction process. The home we built is custom in every sense of the word. From a detailed millwork package to a master bath with unique slab marble installations to a specialized dog bath, the home was built to suit our family. With every new detail, Grand Bay never flinched. They simply executed with professionalism and skill. Their tradesmen are all superb, doing work of the highest quality. I had concerns about being in Chicago during most of the construction process, but Grand Bay kept me informed throughout the process and provided updated financial information on at least a monthly basis. I felt very confident that the project was receiving proper attention in my absence and that Jeff and Art were on top of everything, particularly the schedule and the budget. I also want to give special recognition to Grand Bay’s project supervisor, Gene Storme. Aside from being an incredibly nice man, Gene is beyond competent. He was a pleasure to work with, and Grand Bay is lucky to have him. If I were building another home in Naples, Grand Bay would be my first call. With the flurry of construction going on in the last couple of years, I have yet to see a home built with the level of quality and attention to detail as my home and the other Grand Bay homes I have toured.
Kyle and Helena Reed
“My husband and I looked at countless houses, but we knew this was the one for us once we saw it. After talking to other Grand Bay homeowners, we bought our new house with its one-year warranty. The house has proven to be as well built as it is beautiful. We had built before, and knew that during the first year of use, a house settles and may need work. In our case, we encountered very few things that needed to be repaired during our first year of living in the house. Grand Bay responded with speed, attention to detail and follow up on all of our requests. We highly recommend Grand Bay.”
Carol and Michael Clarke
“When we decided to build a home in Naples, Florida while we were still living in Greenwich, Connecticut we were skeptical about having enough control over the project to ensure we created the house of our dreams. Now that our home is completed I can honestly say that the experience was rewarding, fun, and entirely successful. Our home has exceeded our expectations in every way. Grand Bay has been receptive to all our concerns throughout the process, responding immediately when we had questions. The home is so well built and all details are of the highest quality. Every person on the Grand Bay team including all the trades they hire are superb craftsmen and great to work with. I cannot say enough positive things about our experience.. Grand Bay is a first class operation!”
Betsy and Bruce Finley
“We went through a rigorous process when selecting the builder for our new home in Naples. We interviewed 10 builders both smaller and larger than Grand Bay and we finally selected Grand Bay because we loved the quality of the homes they had built in Naples. Not only did we get the high quality we expected from Grand Bay but they made the whole experience pleasurable. Their attention to detail is amazing and they never rushed us to make a decision. If we were not completely satisfied with the way something looked it was quickly changed until we were completely satisfied. It has been over a year since we moved in but Art and Jeff still stop by to make sure everything is perfect. If I build another home, Grand Bay will be the builder.”
“After considering whether to buy a new home or build a new home, my wife and I decided to buy an old “tear down” house in Old Naples in mid 2007, with the intention of building our eventual retirement home. We found a great piece of land, and went through the process of interviewing various builders. We ended up choosing Grand Bay, given their familiarity with the Old Naples market, their reputation, and the quality of their work in other homes. Buy February 2009, we moved into our new home, and were absolutely delighted. The process we went through with Art and Jeff Canada was enjoyable, and the end result was a fabulous home, which came in on budget. I would strongly recommend Grand Bay as a home builder.”
Skaneateles Falls, NY
“We have built several homes and our experience with Art and Jeff Canada was absolutely wonderful. Art’s creativeness along with our input made for our unique custom home. Jeff’s diligence and attention to detail gave us peace of mind which is rare when building a new home. The budget was right on the numbers. I can’t say enough good things about our experience. When you walk into a Grand Bay house, you feel at home right away. As you visit Old Naples you can hardly go for more than a block without seeing a unique Grand Bay home. Art is leaving his legacy in our beautiful town..”
“My wife and I contacted Grand Bay Building & Development Corporation after one of their homes caught our attention. We found the home so warm and appealing that it felt like we could have moved in with only our toothbrushes. Impressed with the quality and imagination that went into that home, we selected them to be our builder. We had a wonderful experience that lasted about 18 months from design phase to completed construction.” We feel like Art made what could have been a difficult task – our selection process – very smooth by showing us how everything, including all the details, would fit together. We remain good friends with Art today – three years after we moved into our beautiful waterfront home in Naples.”
“Building with Grand Bay brings with it a piece of mind that comes from the high-touch supervision. A value in today’s world is integrity. Art and I had a true gentleman’s agreement – a hand shake – when Grand Bay began the work on our home. My wife and I were looking to build a home that wasn’t typical of all that we saw in the Naples area. Grand Bay homes are eye catchers. When you drive by them, you naturally stop to look twice because the curbside appeal is amazing.”
Don and Esther Brown
“Having built 5 previous homes, our experience with Grand Bay Development was our best by far. From the initial design stage to completion, everyone on staff was a professional and pleasant to deal with. Superior quality prevailed through every phase of designing and building our house. We could not have asked more from our experience with Grand Bay Development. They have created a showcase home with such curb appeal that several strangers have knocked on our door wanting to know who built our beautiful house. We enthusiastically recommend Grand Bay Development to everyone who asks.”
Gail & Ron Carstersen
Marco Island, FL
“Dear Art, Jeff, Brenda, Joanna, Roland, Brad & Gene: Words cannot fully express our gratitude to all of you for developing such a beautiful home for us. We are so very pleased with how every square foot has turned out. Thank you,”