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southern plantation theme. "It has significantly larger lots, and
the houses are 40-foot setbacks as opposed to the typical 25-foot,"
Cameratta says. "It also has sidewalks throughout, so it has more of
an estate-type feel."
The Place's amenities include a two-story fitness center, kid's club,
ice cream parlor and café, small marketplace, full-service restaurant,
martini bar, cabanas, 100-foot waterslide, 12,000-square-foot pool,
splash pad and rock waterfalls.
"It also has a custom-built trolley, which acts as the community's
transportation system," Cameratta notes. "We want to make it easy
and convenient for everyone in the community to use the amenities,
which are scheduled for completion this fall, with the exception of
He adds that Cameratta Companies will start building the restaurant in 60 days, and anticipate completion first-quarter 2019. "It's
a true destination community," he says. "These communities are
unique to us because we put our name on everything we do, so our
reputation is always on the line. We want to ensure we're building
the best master-planned communities and amenities."
Cameratta says his company also puts "a lot of effort" into designing each community, tailoring its amenities specifically to its target
demographics. "For example, at the Place, we have sold 140 homes
out of the community's 1,325 since August," he says. "Retirees, empty
nesters and second homebuyers are huge buyers in this market. Our
amenities are a huge draw."
Ultimately, Cameratta says that he is most proud of the company's
team. "We put forth a team effort day in and day out," he says. "We
wouldn't be here without our team."
As Cameratta Companies looks ahead, it aims to continue to stay
on track with the development industry. "It's somewhat challenging
for us being a private company, as we have to compete with many
public companies," Cameratta says. "However, the key is that we
continue to do what we do best, which is land development and
building master-planned communities."
Cameratta Companies has longstanding relationships - some for
more than 10 years - with the majority of its subcontractors. For
its two current projects, the subcontractors include Pinnacle Pools,
Tomahawk Construction, General Air and Plumbing, Wayne Wiles
and Sunny Grove Landscaping.
"The subcontractors we're working with have been excellent at
delivering work on time and on budget," Cameratta says. "They
have all done an outstanding job. We are very fortunate to have
longstanding relationships with most of the subcontractors that do
business with us. This maintains our quality control, which allows
us to do our jobs extremely well."
Cameratta Companies is dedicated
to quality in every aspect of the
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