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

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Featured Home Plans in Hanley Wood’s Magazine

Just a couple months after launching our Stock Plan portfolio, two of our plans were featured in “Custom: A Home Plan Portfolio,” a magazine produced by Hanley Wood!

We were featured in both the Winter 2013 and Spring 2014 issue, and we’re so proud of all the work that’s been put into our home plans. I’d like to send a special shout out to Uziel Benazet, who has led the team in preparing and increasing our inventory of home plans. We’re so excited to see more and more plans come available to interested homebuyers, and we look forward to seeing what Uziel will deliver in the future. Excellent job!

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Country Farmhouse Concept

Here is a recent design that’s “On the Board” at Keesee and Associates. It’s a quaint country farmhouse designed for a family in Saint Cloud. They wanted lots of natural light, plenty of porch space to relax outdoors (both front and back), and a great view of the lake.

The plan includes a large, open living area, encompassing an L-shaped kitchen with an island, built-in dining area, and a family room. The home also has four spacious bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, an office and an upstairs bonus room. There’s plenty of space for the whole family and over 700 SF of open-air porches.

Now that we’ve shared our farmhouse, send us your favorite farmhouse ideas!

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Best of Houzz 2014

Remodeling and Home Design

Keesee and Associates, Inc. of Maitland, Florida has been awarded “Best of Houzz 2014” by, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The custom residential design firm was chosen by the 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

The Best of Houzz award is delivered in two categories, and this year, Keesee and Associates was honored with the Customer Satisfaction award. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. “We’re honored by all our client reviews, and we strive to give the best service possible to our clients. When a client goes home thrilled about their plan, you know you’ve hit success,” reflects their President, Mike Keesee.

Winners will receive a “Best of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, showing the Houzz community their commitment to excellence. “Houzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of home building, remodeling and design professionals, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Keesee and Associates among our ‘Best Of’ professionals for customer satisfaction as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Keesee and Associates, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and reviewing their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.

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