David Pillsbury Named AIBD Designer of the Year 2015

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Keesee Helps Kick off the Home Builders Blitz

Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County & Greater Apopka was chosen to host the national kick off of the 2015 Home Builders Blitz! The “Blitz” began on June 8th right here in central Florida.  Mike Keesee and Uziel Benzet of Keesee & Associates were there to lend a helping  hand.

During Builder Blitz Week 200 homes are constructed nationally in just one week’s time, with the first two going up  in Sanford, Florida. Keesee and Associates designed one of the homes and was built by E2 Homes of Maitland.

This event is a partnership between Habitat for Humanity and the building industry. It gives people in the industry chance to give back to their local community’s.  Steve Thomas of the Discovery TV program “This Old House” and Larry Gluth, senior Vice President of Habitat International helped start things off. Also joining the opening ceremony was the Mayor of Sanford, Jeff Triplett.

“Habitat developed its Home Builders Blitz program as a means to engage construction professionals in addressing the need for decent, affordable housing in their own communities,” said Thomas. “Because builders recruit their fellow builders and suppliers to kick in labor, materials and funds during the event, Habitat affiliates can serve more families without the usual tasks of raising funds and recruiting volunteers.”

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Inside the OBJ Fast 50 Luncheon with Keesee & Associates

In honor of the fastest growing companies in the Metro area, Orlando Business Journal hosted the Fast 50 Luncheon to celebrate top-growth companies all around Central Florida.

Our President, Mike Keesee, accepted this award on behalf of Keesee and Associates. Congratulations to Mike, our amazing team and clients for making this achievement possible.

Here’s to continued growth and doing great things together!


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Keesee and Associates: A Great Place to Work

We love what we do and where we work…and now everyone knows it! Keesee and Associates ranked as one of Central Florida’s best companies to work for by the Orlando Business Journal. We think we have created something pretty wonderful together and it’s good to know we enjoy doing it too!

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Keesee and Associates Recognized as a Fast 50 Honoree

Keesee & Associates is a “Fast 50” honoree! The Fast 50 recognizes the fastest-growing privately held companies that have flourished and exhibited tremendous growth over the previous three years. We feel so privileged to be recognized by OBJ and are thankful to our clients who have made this possible!


American Institute for Building Design Welcomes New Chapter

Our Principal Designer, David Pillsbury, serves as the AIBD (American Institute for Building Design) National President. David went to New Orleans last week to help welcome a new student chapter at Delgado Community College, where there was a ceremony to celebrate the college’s 30th anniversary of the Architectural/Design Construction Technology Program. We are thrilled that David was able to attend and show his support to the Organization’s newest members.

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Pillsbury presents Professor Victor Mirzai with a student chapter charter and a grant check, as past AIBD President Don Gore and current LA Society President Clay Lawrence look on. Professor Mirzai said, “We are always looking to expand and I’ve been observing the AIBD throughout my career. When I saw them at the International Building Show hosting a live design competition and I observed the quality of their work, I became very excited.”

Our Belleville Home Design Featured in Builder’s Magazine

Our Belleville home design was just featured in Builder’s Magazine! The article highlights design trends, and how our “Modern Farmhouse” takes flexible floor plans to the next level. It’s design can easily accommodate a multi-generational household with its charmingly simple, yet elegant design.

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A Look Back At 2014

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2014 Global Choice Awards

THE GLOBAL CHOICE AWARD – Where you vote, and you decide who will win.

Keesee and Associates entered the Global Choice category for this year’s 2014 ARDA Competition, and now we need you to get involved! You can sway the competition. All we’re asking is that you review the 2014 Global Choice entries and vote for the home you think is best.

Click here to be directed to the Competition website, then watch the you-tube slideshows for each entry. Once you have chosen who to vote for click the “Vote for your favorite entry” link at the bottom of the page and submit your choice. It’s as simple as that!

Voting will close on July 31st at midnight, but until then, we encourage you to share the Global Choice page with your colleagues and friends and ask them to make their vote, too. We’d like to get as many people involved as possible in furthering Good Design across the globe!

We thank you in advance for your support and your vote!

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Interviewed by “The Design Tourist”

In the May issue of Orlando Life magazine, we had the pleasure of being featured in an article written by Karen LeBlanc, star of the online program The Design Tourist.

Her article, “Goodbye Walls: Hot Remodeling Trends Include More Open Space, Universal Design and High-Tech Touches,” LeBlanc quoted our Design Principal, David Pillsbury extensively. We’re honored to be seen as an authority on design trends, especially in the eyes of a celebrity who travels the globe looking for unique design finds and brilliant craftsman ship. The article ran in the “Remodel Orlando” insert of the magazine, where readers will continually be able to find tips and recommendations from Home Professionals. It’s a great resource for homeowners throughout the Orlando area, and one of our partners from Five Star Construction was also featured in the “Remodel Orlando” section, on page 62.

We’re so excited to be a part of this publication!If you’d like to read the full article, see page 64 of the online issue at www.ohlmag.com

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