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Local’s Corner: Parkmobile at the Beach

By Adam Pettengell, in Coastal Club

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I remember those days…the days of scrambling to find quarters in your car so I could park at the beach.  Do you remember??  I could’ve been on 2nd Street in Lewes or approaching Rehoboth Ave and my blood pressure would start going up as the knowledge that I hadn’t saved enough quarters in the off-season started creeping in. Arrrrrrgh!  You get out of the car and then blindly walk around trying to break a note into quarters.  My friends, I am glad to report that those days are gone thanks to Parkmobile.

At the beach, in both Lewes and Rehoboth, you will now find that Parkmobile is your new best friend.  This handy app allows you to pay for parking on your phone – not a single quarter needed!  Now, I should note that you have the option to pay via credit card in Rehoboth if you don’t have the app BUT I’m all for the app.  It’s faster, easier, and so much more convenient.

So how does it work? The process is really quite simple.  First things first, sign up for Parkmobile. Next, you’ll need to add the app to your cell.  Finally, when you park all you need is your parking zone number (and sometimes your parking space number).  The hardest decision is how long you want to park for, but on most parking spots you can extend your time if needed.

The beauty is you can also add multiple cars to your app.   It can even locate your car (which believe me, can be a real lifesaver!). Another bonus – if you go get distracted with the amazing amount of stimuli at the beach then your app will send you text messages to remind you that your parking is running out.  No need to set your clock or be constantly looking for a clock at every shop, bar, or restaurant.  Fifteen minutes before the end of your session you’ll be promptly reminded.  Pretty cool right? It really does make you stop and think about how we were able to survive before technology evolved and pulled us out of the despair of quarter scrounging.

Of course, during the winter months, paid parking is far from our minds as many of the meters enjoy hibernation until summer, but nonetheless Memorial Day Weekend will be here soon enough and with it will come the peace of mind Parkmobile.

Check out the video below and then download the app.  It’s a game changer for life at the beach!

 

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Local’s Corner – Pampering Your Pet at Groomingdales

By Adam Pettengell, in Coastal Club

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Where would we be without our four legged friends?? Especially given how many of you would be quick to correct me and say “four-legged children“.  Our homeowners will gladly attest to the fact that Lewes is an incredibly dog-friendly location, as are all the Delaware Beaches for that matter. Between the walking trails, the local dog parks, the beach, and the dog-friendly businesses, you’ll that find you and your dog acclimate quickly to life in Coastal Delaware.  Personally, I was amazed at how true this was when I first came to the area.  Best dressed pet costumes during the Sea Witch parade, Greyhound Weekend in Dewey, Yappy Hours in Lewes, and so the list goes…

Of course I also know what a dog-friendly community Coastal Club is and feel fortunate that I get to see our resident furry friends regularly as they explore the community with their loyal owners.  Allowing fences around the rear of the property and having an on-site dog park as part of our amazing amenity package are just a few of the reasons pet-lovers chose Coastal Club.  

While it is comforting to know that your dog will enjoy your new home just as much you do, it can also put a few kinks in their normal routine. Just as losing your hairdresser or dentist when relocating to the beach can cause anxiety, having to find a new groomer for your pet can be difficult for both you and your pet. When we take our pets to be groomed we want them to be taken care of and given the proper treatment (full pampering, a little R&R, and lots of love, right??). Well, at Groomingdale’s you get the comfort of knowing your pet is in good hands and will get the best treatment and care.  How do I know this?  Well, my beloved Griffin Elizabeth goes there! Alexia Millan, the owner, takes excellent care of her, so much so that I recommend her constantly. Alexia has genuine affection for dogs, which is immediately evident the moment she greets your pet at the door, and proven further with the top-notch grooming she performs.  Just like my children, I would never place Griffin Elizabeth in an establishment that I didn’t think had her best interests in mind.  

Alexia offers a wide array of affordable, high-quality, pet grooming services, including baths, haircuts, teeth/nail/ear care and more in her state-of-the-art facility.  Groomingdale’s also hosts a walk-in wellness clinic from 4 to 6 p.m. every Monday. The wellness clinic is an affordable one-stop-shop for pets’ vaccines, heartworm testing and microchipping.

I can wholeheartedly refer Groomingdale’s and Alexia to you with complete confidence that you and your four-legged children are in the best of hands. 

 

Contact Details:
33739 Marsh Rd, Lewes, Delaware
Call (302) 313-4038

Think local first + Buy local when you can = Being a local!

Cheers, Adam

Local’s Corner – Atkins & Sons Firewood

By Adam Pettengell, in Uncategorized

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With cold weather in the mix for the foreseeable future, making sure your fireplace needs are taken care of is of paramount importance! After all, there is nothing better in the winter and spring months than heading outside to start up a fire on your courtyard.  Let’s face it, it doesn’t really matter what the season is, fireside chats are always a welcome invitation for family and friends.  I had my outdoor fire going all day on Christmas Day and Boxing Day – and it was spectacular.  I love my house, particularly my courtyard, so I can say without hesitation that the best decision I ever made was adding our outdoor fireplace.  The dancing flames, the children making s’mores, and forging lasting memories outside with the family are just a few reasons why the outdoor fireplace has proven to be a terrific investment in our lives.

Now, even with our stellar fireplace in tact, I still needed a contact in place for when it was time to stock up on firewood.  I would never want to have that nightmare scenario when it was perfect afternoon or evening for an outdoor fire and I didn’t have any wood available. I’m shaking just typing that…no firewood! Nightmare. It’s happened…but I don’t want it to ever happen again. But we don’t want just any contact in place – we want that reliable, there-when-you-need him contact who can deliver firewood at a moment’s notice. John is that contact.  John Atkins owns a family-run company that you may or may not be familiar with called Atkins & Sons Firewood & Mulch and he has never let me down.

Located in Dagsboro, Atkins firewood is available either for you to pick up or they’ll deliver to your door step.  Fancy a cord or half a cord? He’ll make it happen.  I recently went through my half cord I had purchased from John a year ago! That’s how good the wood was and all at a great price with excellent service.  John and his team can drop off the wood and they can stack it for you. On my most recent endeavor, I called up John and within 24 hours I had my firewood level restored and my hands itching to start up another fire!

What I’ve realized in life is that it’s these contacts that are so important to have in place. For me, there’s no greater resource than tapping into a local businesses who provides you with great service. Atkins & Sons Firewood is one of those valuable resources. Not only will you receive great service, you’ll make a contact for life!

 

Think local first + Buy local when you can = Being a local!

Cheers, Adam

Coastal Club – A Record Breaking 2016!

By Adam Pettengell, in Coastal Club

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Since we opened in February 2015, Coastal Club has been on roller coaster ride!  By that I mean a super-duper fast, endlessly exciting, ‘can’t wait to do it again’ sort of ride.

Last year we sold 50 homes in a stellar opening year with a large portion of the community being just a pile of dirt!  2016 has been equally as amazing, with a record breaking year, the completion of our outdoor pools, and oh so much more.  The community as a whole has surpassed any records from any single-family community past or present at the beach.  Not only that, but this year Schell Brothers at Coastal Club has surpassed any other community for Schell during the calendar year.  With still time to go we stand at 69 homes for 2016!  Many communities languish in the 20s and maybe possibly reach the 30s but we’re closing in on 70! It is an amazing achievement but with its location to Lewes, community amenities, and innovative floor plans that boast natural gas, basements and wooded home sites, it’s been a no-brainer to our homeowners.

Now we’re moving into 2017 and once again we must simultaneously look forward while also looking back on an amazing 2016. So much has happened in such a short period of time, and believe it or not, we have even more planned for 2017!

A Big Second Year for Coastal Club

We have SOLD OUT every home site of our North Tisbury neighborhood.  We opened North Tisbury in July 2015 and it is (and will continue to be) a stand out phase for Coastal Club and Schell Brothers.

Our outdoor pools opened this summer and I think you can see by the pictures they were a huge success.  The pools are all about relaxation and fun.  Our slide, pirate ship and splash area means our children’s pool has copious amounts of space for our families and children, big and small 🙂

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The outdoor trail has been a huge hit again throughout the seasons and I never tire of getting in our golf cart to show off the wonders of Gosslee Mill Pond.  Just beautiful.

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Again – because I can’t celebrate this feat enough – in total, we finished the year with 69 sales! This puts Coastal Club as the BEST SELLING COMMUNITY AT THE BEACH, COUNTY AND STATE! This is truly remarkable and very humbling.

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Coastal Club Going Forward

This year wasn’t all about sales though. In October, we began construction of the new clubhouse which is scheduled to be completed by Memorial Day 2017. Driving into the community and seeing the clubhouse take shape is pretty awesome.  My bias aside, it’s going to be a pretty special for our homeowners and their families and friends to gather. Our swim up bar structure is now in place and we are ALL looking forward to Memorial Day when it will be up and running.  I see cocktails in my future! 🙂

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We’ve also started our newest Coastal Club model! A Mayberry on home site 4 in Provincetown will hopefully be with us by Spring. It’s going to have an amazing finished basement, courtyard, bonus room and bath…and all the jazz!  It’s going to be bittersweet and exciting to to hand over our current model home, The Whimbrel, to Carol and Sam and begin a new journey in an equally amazing model and floor plan.

On top of all this, 2017 will bring a new Schell Brothers product to Coastal Club.  THE TWINS ARE COMING! THE TWINS ARE COMING! These versatile floorplans start at 1900 sq. ft. and feature a master on the first floor. We are very excited to open our twin home phase at Coastal Club, which will be aptly named Prince Edward.  It’s like it was written in the wind that it would have that English flair to it;)

Having owned a Schell twin home in the past I can attest to how amazing these floor plans are.  If you’re interested in receiving more information about the new TWIN HOME phase at Coastal Club then please contact me at 3023-228-2719 / adam@schellbrothers.com

With 2016 nearly behind us and big plans set for 2017, we’re excited to continue our adventure at Coastal Club and welcome more homeowners into The Club and to our Schell Brothers family.

Cheers,

Adam

Local’s Corner: Executive Lawns

By Adam Pettengell, in All Communities

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I blame all of the people I meet in my model for my current approach to cutting grass…or lack thereof. Everybody I meet wants to get away from cutting their grass, and it must have worn off on me because my mindset is the same.  There are a number of landscaping companies out there in Sussex County, and while I’m sure most of them are good, I know for a fact that Executive Lawns is one of the best.

I know Jay Huss and his team; in fact, I first started my relationship with Executive Lawns in the first community I ever managed for Schell Brothers, The Villages at Herring Creek.  That was about 5 or 6 years ago…wowzer!  A family-run business that started with Jay’s dad in 2006 and has grown and grown ever since, I’m a fan of the local, family-style business they run. But what I really like about Jay is that he is very hands-on. In addition to being on-site frequently, Jay continues to go out of his way for his customers, advising them in every aspect of landscaping from irrigation, to fertilization to seasonal factors and planning.

I guess the best story I have is when I created a Nerf party for my son and was incidentally a little over-aggressive when creating one of the obstacles. My over-enthusiasm caused an issue with my irrigation and, well, long story short, I hit one of the lines.  I called Jay and he came over right away, and rather than just identifying the problem and scheduling someone to come over and fix it,  he fixed it there and then. Problem solved and crisis averted. You can’t get better than that!

Executive Lawns has cut my grass now for longer than I can remember. Having the knowledge that they’re taking care of an important asset of mine is very re-assuring.  Plus, knowing I can ring up Jay and pester him with silly questions seven days a week is comforting to me;)

I’m sure you want a local company to look after your yard work.  I’m sure you don’t want to have to worry about who you employ to do this.  Well, I’m making it easy for you – Executive Lawns.

 

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You can contact them at :

(302) 664-1439

executivelawns1@gmail.com

Think local first + Buy local when you can = Being a local!

Cheers, Adam

Local’s Corner: RSC Landscaping

By Adam Pettengell, in All Communities

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How many times have you left our model homes and thought, ‘I want my house to look just like that!’  Or, how many times have you stepped out to one of our amazing courtyard spaces and said “this is exactly what I want.”  I know I have!  Our courtyard is one of my favorite spaces in our model home at Coastal Club, which you wouldn’t expect considering it’s ‘outside’ of the home, but believe it or not, living beyond four walls has its perks! Our courtyard series allows people to create their own oasis with outdoor spaces that are superb for dining, recreation, and taking in the natural beauty of your surroundings.

Here lies my problem: My wife and I are not green fingered or thumbed…or even good at keeping plants alive for that matter. I reckon we could kill a plastic plant, we’re that bad.  We were looking for a local company to help us ‘finish off’ our courtyard. Living in a model five days a week I knew first-hand the type of magic RSC Landscaping can create. I’ve been in enough models to know that Chris Cordrey and his staff know their stuff.  One call later and we were scheduled. Chris and his crew came by, and within no time my courtyard was complete.  The blossoming aspect of the plantings have made us really love this space.  With plants growing over the edge of the plantar sections and behind our grill and fireplace, it feels like our landscaping has always been there.

I guess the real question is, if you have invested wisely in your outdoor living space, why wouldn’t you want to finish it off correctly?  Why wouldn’t you want your courtyard to look like the model?  Why would you use anybody else other than who Schell Brothers would use?  I wouldn’t…and I didn’t, but there is more to it than that.  With the plantar areas having irrigation lines in them, the RSC team also made sure that the lines have sufficient water running to them.  They have two seasonal plantings for your courtyard and always give you advanced notice of when the changes occur.  It’s that constant care and personal touch that allows me to whole-heartedly refer them for your landscaping needs.

 

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RSC LANDSCAPING

• 30366 Cordrey Rd | Millsboro, DE 19966

• phone: 302-945-5853 | fax: 302-945-7536

• info@rsclandscaping.com

Local’s Corner: Bethany Bike Shop

By Adam Pettengell, in All Communities

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When you live at the beach and have access to downtown Lewes, the Breakwater Trail and Gordon’s Pond trail (or if you’re lucky enough, a trail right in your community!) you will inevitably need new toys in your life. One of the essentials for cruising around your neighborhood, Lewes, or the nearby trails is a beach cruiser. Let me tell you, you need a beach cruiser! And since this is Delaware and there’s no need for high speeds or anything too slick, it’s bound to be the cruiser life for you! 

There are lots of bike stores in the area and all specialize in different brands and bikes with their own specialities, but for me there’s one tried and true local shop I go to time and time again.  For me, it’s all about the Bethany Bike Shop, as these guys have great bikes and they specialize in beach cruisers.  Why would I go anywhere else? Well I wouldn’t!  

As a supporter of our local businesses, the fact that Bethany Bike Shop is a local family-owned business with the two brothers running the show is a major selling point for me.  George Cole is my guy for anything bike-related. Admittedly, I’m no expert so when the family went to see him I knew we were in good hands.  I also love that this shop has accessories.  You want bright yellow wheels for your cruiser? No problem!  You have a favorite color(s), football team colors, college team colors or really anything for that matter that you want to sport on your bike? Well, these guys can make it happen.

What I also like about this local business is the personal touch.  I went to see George recently about a hybrid bike for trail and road.  Full disclosure, I am trying to give myself some extra tools to help me regain some fitness.  I was torn between two Jamis bikes, the Allegro and Citizen.  We discussed it and George gave his opinion and told me to take the Citizen home with me and give it a go! I know the Citizen is the cheaper of the two bikes and he easily could have pushed the pricier option on me, but hey, just George gets me! I don’t want to hunker over my bike, I prefer the upright position.  Anyway, I’m going to try the Citizen for a few days and then make a decision.  It’s that personal touch and experienced opinion that I value and hold dear.

I’ve no doubt I’ll be buying a bike from George in the next couple of weeks and I know he’ll steer me in the right direction (pun intended).  A customer for life, I don’t think you can say anything more to validate a local business!

 

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Bethany Bike shop contact details:

Website: http://www.bethanybikes.com/

Address: 900 N Pennsylvania Ave, Bethany Beach, DE 19930

Think local first + Buy local when you can = Being a local!

Cheers, Adam

Local’s Corner: Dynasty Jewelry

By Adam Pettengell, in All Communities

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In my opinion, every man needs to have a good jeweler behind them if they are going to succeed in life. I can freely admit that I’m a terrible shopper when it comes to the wife.  She doesn’t make it easy…but even so I’m still terrible. For those of you in the same boat as me, fear not, I have a steadfast solution and I guarantee you that it’s a winner every time.  What’s my secret? I buy jewelry. But not just from any jeweler, I have a local secret weapon…

I have in my arsenal a jeweler who is simply amazing.  She gives incredible advice, particularly as she gets to know you and your style. Or in my case, my wife’s style.  I recently made another purchase at Christmas just to make sure I did good by the wife. We looked at a few pieces, but after looking at the pieces and knowing my wife for a few years now, she was able to adeptly narrow my search down to two options. The wife was surprised and I was in the good books…for about a day anyway.

My expert for you is Esther, the manager of the super-charming jewelry store called Dynasty Jewelers, located right at the start of Penny Lane in Rehoboth on Rehoboth Avenue, or 42 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach to be more precise.

The truth of the matter is, Esther knows her stuff inside and out.  She always has a great range of pieces to chose from, but what I really admire is her honesty.  She just gets it! She understands what I’m looking for, what would work, and the price range I like to stay in.  If I see something that just isn’t Brandi (that’s the wife), then she tells me.  She doesn’t ‘sell’ me something (and it would be easy to do) that wouldn’t suit the wife. I just like that.  I like working with her, and knowing that she’s going to look after me.  I get all the care I need, from a local gal, in a local store.  That’s a winner in my book.  Esther is a winner in my book.  I whole-heartedly recommend her to you.

Interested? You should be! You can contact the store at 302-227-1016.

 

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Remember happy wife = happy life. Oh yeah and…always remember:

Think local first + Buy local when you can = Being a local!

Cheers, Adam

Local’s Corner: Spencer for Hire

By Adam Pettengell, in All Communities

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Another common question I get asked from homeowners is whom do I recommend to help them move from their home/storage to their amazing, new, Schell Brothers home.  Well, we’ve hopefully used him for the last time BUT we’ve done a few moves in the local area and can honestly say that Spencer For Hire have been amazing to work with.

Spencer Brittingham and his team are a great bunch with all the resources you need in a good mover.  Great communication, well equipped, amazing teamwork especially when they twice had to move maybe one of the heaviest pieces I’ve laid my eyes on with regards to my wife’s ornate bar piece.  I think they’re glad knowing they will never have to move that piece again. Coming from a military background though I guess I shouldn’t have expected anything less. They truly are a solid bunch of guys who have great banter between them during the job.  I’m always laughing at who gets picked to move the heavy pieces. Spencer is a local through and through – family man whose children have all gone to Cape Henlopen school district and he himself served on the school board for 10 years!

Anyway, I have absolutely no problem in referring these guys to you. Very reasonable, dependable and LOCAL!

 

 

SPENCER 4 HIRE
MOVING SERVICES

Spencer E Brittingham
PO Box 294
Milton, DE 19968
302-822-1114

Local’s Corner – Clean Energy USA

By Adam Pettengell, in All Communities

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We’re very lucky that we were able to purchase solar panels with our new home purchase.  Not a luxury everybody can afford or can they?  The math behind solar is pretty amazing.  Yes it helps that Schell Brothers has a sister-company, Clean Energy USA, to make the math even more encouraging.  With an incentive off the price of the home, the tax rebate, state rebate, the energy you create off-setting the electric you use and the fact that my children have a true hatred of turning off lights, it was a no brainer for us. I’m not going to go into all the ins and outs and the whole number scenario as every home is different depending on the system size etc. But, I love that we made the decision to add solar panels.

In many of my communities I’ve had the pleasure of building, my home owners have added solar panels to their new homes and have loved them.  I remember Arch constantly telling me about his negative power bills.  If you travel around Coastal Club you will see that enthusiasm of even lower energy bills is abundant.  Basically, after the Eco Home discount, the return on investment for solar is between 15-20% . . . so, it’s basically like putting your money in a risk free bond that pays out 15-20% which is an incredible return for something risk-free . . . not to mention, it’s an investment that is good for the environment, increases the resale value of the home, and shows your friends/neighbors that you are doing your part to take care of the environment. It’s always good to  remember that your Schell home, with the amazing energy efficiency it already has, doesn’t need as large of a system to offset energy costs compared to other national builders.

In the survey that every homeowner gets at the end of their build with Schell Brothers, I had to compliment Clean Energy USA. The whole process from John Sertich, to Lynn Mox, to the installation crew (too many to all list :)) and the completion with Andrew Abel was seamless.  Communication was great from the start until the end.  From paperwork to informing me about the form I need to use for my solar credit, the customer care was top notch!

What I love best is the app/website you can use to track the energy you’re producing.  It just makes me smile to know my house is making money :). Probably, at the same time, my kids are spending it but in my head it keeps me sane 🙂

I whole-heartedly recommend Clean Energy USA and if you’re interested in solar panels for your new home or existing home, you should contact John Sertich at 302-542-4516 or at john@ceusa.com.

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Local’s Corner: Salvaged and Haute

By Adam Pettengell, in All Communities

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Buying a new home is a massive moment in your life and a huge investment.  As my wife aptly phrased it: you can’t have an amazing home without then decorating it amazingly!  Tis true.  We were very lucky and used the Schell paint option so the house was already painted when we moved in.  With the kiddos, we certainly didn’t want to move into our new amazing home and then try to paint.  We loved the idea of having that phase done before settlement.  This allowed us to focus on furnishing our new home, which is no easy task.

We also had the good fortune to work with Jaime Senard to gain an early start on a few items from Echelon Interiors.

We looked at Johnny Janosik and other stores, we looked online and we looked at brochures but we couldn’t find the additional items we needed for the house until we stumbled across Salvaged and Haute.  Unfortunately, Haute is located right next to Surf Bagel and so extremely close to Coastal Club.  This has proved to be an expensive location for me :).  Haute is unique in that it’s only open for one weekend per month, usually the last Thursday to Sunday of the month to be precise.  Imagine that, a store selling furniture just open 4 days a month! It immediately caught my eye.  So before we moved into our home, I stopped by.  I knew immediately I was in for trouble.  Unique items with a restoration hardware feel about them ranging from beds, bar furniture, light fixtures, bedside tables and everything else in between.

Next door is Salvaged. They sell unique pieces along with the ability to sell chalk paint so you can re-paint your own furniture. We actually had Brynn paint a piece of furniture for us so that it would match the new bedroom furniture we purchased from Haute.  We really loved the finished product and they stored the dresser until the house was ready.  We also picked up some old school lockers! I was dubious but the wife loved them.  Turned out to be a great piece in our loft and it allowed us to store all the childrens’ books! We love it. You can see I came around quickly.

Without telling you about all the pieces we purchased, we really love both stores.  Great quality and with reasonable prices, it has been a savior for us and allowed us to purchase pieces in our home that we could actually see in person and feel we’ve kept to the style we wanted.  Not only that but Travor and his team have been awesome.  They allowed us to store the items we purchased until our house was built and then they delivered to us once we moved in.  The service was amazing and certainly reduced all the stress, especially knowing they were only coming from Lewes.

I can without doubt recommend them to you even though they have burned a hole in my pocket 🙂

Check them out and you will not be disappointed.

Haute Interiors
17370 Coastal Hwy
Lewes, Delaware
(302) 270-9411
https://www.facebook.com/HauteInteriorsDE/timeline
Salvaged
17370 Coastal Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958
(302) 233-1858
http://www.salvagedfurnitureparlour.com/

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Meet the Construction Team, aka the Muscle, at Coastal Club

By Adam Pettengell, in All Communities

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In the sales office, Jordan, Donna and myself are obviously the face of Coastal Club. Always good to have such pretty faces 🙂 but in reality, it’s the construction team that have built, pardon the pun, the platform for which Coastal Club sits on today as the fastest selling community at the beach.

We’ve just started construction in our new phase, North Tisbury, and I thought it would be a great idea, I know, I’m full of them, to interview the two Construction Managers who will be building all these amazing homes in this phase.

I’ll start with a little intro for both.

Mark Moore, pictured on the left, started Coastal Club. He built the model and all the homes in phase 1, Provincetown. Mark has been with the company five years and is considered a Senior Construction manager. He has been the construction manager in our most successful communities including Love Creek and Breakwater which have both since SOLD OUT! Mark is about as OCD as you can get about construction and building homes and happiness. A freak of nature some would say. So very dedicated and yet, manages to be a pretty awesome father to his one son, Mason.

John Di Stefano, pictured on the right, has lived life to the fullest. A retired State policeman, John came to the beach four years ago to marry a local gal and start a family.  John is one of those super nice guys! He has worked for Schell for four years and has gained experience in a number of our communities including Bayfront, Senators, Herring Creek and The Peninsula. His two daughters and wife keep him pretty busy, but John keeps a tight ship when he builds a house and his communication is second to none.

I obviously joke around with these boys a lot. Mark is renowned for his Under Armour apparel. That boy has more Under Armour clothing with the Schell logo then I think Kevin Plank does. I always tell people he has a contract with them and models for them. John, aka JD, is a softly spoken big chap. His biggest issue at Coastal Club is to resist going to the amazing Surf Bagel everyday! I have the same problem as breakfast bagels and the lunch wraps are amazing.

Anyway, let’s get to know them better with some real questions that will give us proper insight into these two characters:

Q: If you could have dinner with anyone from history, who would it be, and why?

Mark: Martin Luther King Jr… just to talk about life and humanity.

JD: My Grandfather – I was a young child when he passed away and I have great memories of him as a grandparent. It would be awesome to sit and have an adult conversation with him. He was a WWII vet and I have a lot of respect for all of the men and women considered to be “The greatest generation”.

Q: What did you want to be when you were 10 years old?

Mark: Professional beach lifeguard.

JD: I always wanted to be a police officer.

Q: What would I find in your refrigerator?

Mark: Lots of condiments, bacon, hard boiled eggs.

JD: Baby bottles and ketchup.

Q: List 3 words that describe your character.

Mark: Listener, forgiving, organized.

JD: Honest, loyal, determined.

Q: If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?

Mark: Matt Damon

JD: George Clooney

Q: If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?

Mark: The ability to fly!

JD: The ability to eat anything and everything I wanted all the while maintaining a shredded physique such as our other Construction Manager Mark Moore…

I’m confident after reading the answers to these questions you will be that much more comfortable with your construction manager. 🙂 

Cheers Adam