Paul H Schaefer II, CAPS, CGP, CGC, CPA, Punta Gorda, Florida Certified Master Builder
For Immediate Release:
Florida Certified Master Builder (FCMB), created to help consumers find a builder they can trust, is proud to announce Paul H Schaefer II, CAPS, CGP, CGC, CPA of Sage Homes LLC in Punta Gorda is now a Florida Certified Master Builders.
Florida Certified Master Builders are elite Home Builders, Remodelers and Commercial Contractors who are dedicated to excellence in building and client satisfaction. The builders who request certification hold themselves to a higher standard than required by the State of Florida for licensure.
Paul Schaefer (II or “Jr”) of Sage Homes is a custom home builder in Punta Gorda Florida who specializes in Energy Efficient and Accessible designs. We settled on the name ‘Sage’ because the word holds multiple meanings: the color green (Paul holds certification as a Certified Green Professional), it’s a medicinal herb, or healthy (two of the tenets of green building are Energy Efficiency & Healthy Indoor Environments), and the word also means wisdom, which we use in designing the homes we build to suit the confines of oddly shaped lots, our customers budgets and their varying wants & needs. Paul also holds the designation of Certified Aging in Place Specialist which aids him in designing homes to be visitable today, and accessible for the owners tomorrow. The idea is to build an energy efficient and accessible home which can enable the owners to live in them as long as possible.
Sage Homes is a family business including Paul’s parents, wife and nephew, “I couldn’t do it without my family/our team”.
Paul grew up working with “Pop” in various contracting efforts, including painting, landscaping and home building. A graduate of the University of Florida, Paul was a Florida Certified Public Accountant (aced the exam before he graduated!) and worked as an Auditor, and then for a national builder prior to returning to his roots/earlier experience in home building and has been building in Punta Gorda for nearly 20 years. Paul & Paul built homes with Habitat for Humanity’s “Builders’ Blitz” two years in a row, an experience which Paul (Jr) recalls fondly; “it was great to work with other local contractors to build those homes for people who needed a hand-up; it was an extremely rewarding experience both professionally and spiritually.”
Paul has also served on the Board of Directors of the Charlotte DeSoto Building Industry Association (President 2011), as well as the Board of Burnt Store Meadows Property Owners Association and currently sits on the Board of Trustees for Charlotte Preparatory School.
Their Schefflera model is an example of a highly energy efficient build: “at nearly 3400 sf under air, it calc’d out at a mere 3 tons of cooling; with the addition of the solar panels on the roof, the home is aiming for net zero.”
They’ve built homes of all shapes & sizes, from an 872 sf “tiny home” right on up to 4500+ sf homes. “As a family business, we provide our customers with a continuity one might not experience at a larger home builder. We limit the number of homes we build so that we can devote more time to each customer to provide them with a better, more personal experience.”
The State of Florida proudly touts the extreme difficulty with which to obtain a contractor’s license. Once received, builders and remodelers must adhere to the stringent Florida Building Code and receive 14 hours of continuing education every two years in order to maintain their license. FCMB recognizes Florida’s rigorous standard for all contractors, but knows it is not enough to stand out amongst the crowd.
Florida Certified Master Builders must meet strict requirements and demonstrate a proven track record of building expertise, business stability, integrity and exceptional customer service. Their education, design and product research requirements keep them in tune with the latest building practices and design trends.
To learn more go to www.flcertifiedmasterbuilder.com.
Florida Certified Master Builder was created to help consumers find a builder they can trust.
For further information, please contact:
Mary Larkin, Customer Service Manager
Florida Certified Master Builder