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residential
flooring
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At Evolution Flooring and Bath we know that no two projects are alike, and that each project will be tailored to the needs of each client. Our commitment to customer satisfaction is our number one goal. We offer outstanding remodeling and renovation work. Our team of pro...  more
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License # FLER13014764 (Reg Electrical Contractors Er, Manate...)
residential
electrical
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Lumical, established in 1987, is a leading efficient energy technology company specializing in professional residential and commercial LED lighting. Lumical provides exceptional LED solutions for the Sarasota and Manatee Counties home base as well as throughout Tampa Bay...  more
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License # CRC1326974, CPC1458149 (Certified Residential Contractor; Ce...)
commercial
swimming pools
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Split Rock Associates, Inc., established in 2003, is a fully licensed, insured and experienced firm. Serving the Sarasota Florida area, we are high quality providers of construction services to homeowners, businesses and developers. The principals of Split Rock Associat...  more
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residential
interior design
Norman Designs has been Sarasota, Florida's exclusive manufacturer of custom area rugs and wall to wall designed carpeting since 1978. Our quest for quality of craftsmanship and originality of design has enabled us to develop a loyal clientele of nationally recognized de...  more
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License # FLAA0002701 (Architect Business, Corporation)
residential
architecture
Inbar Design Aia Pa - a contracting professional based in Sarasota, FL. Our records indicate they hold a architect business, corporation license with the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation and have completed 3 permitted improvements starting in Jun 30, 2014.  more
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License # FLRB0067160 (Registered Building Contractor, Const...)
residential/commercial
general contracting
Barbas Buildings & Designs, Inc. operates out of Sarasota, FL and holds a registered building contractor, construction business, construction business information license according to the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation. We were able to verify 2 building permits associated with Barbas Buildings & Designs, Inc..  more
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License # FLCBC1257684 (Certified Building Contractor, Constr...)
residential
general contracting
American Remodeling Contractors is a Certified Building Contractor that has maintained a business focus in the home remodeling industry. This benefits you by offering a level of expertise and know-how that is unmatched against our competitors. ARC was founded in 2010 by ...  more
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License # FLAA0003661 (Architect Business, Corporation)
residential
architecture
Headquartered in Sarasota, FL, Dsdg Inc holds a architect business, corporation license with the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation. We have records on 1 permitted improvement projects they have worked on. The most recent took place on Sep 29, 2014.  more
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residential
interior design
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Custom Window Treatments, Cushions, Pillows, Bedding, Upholstery and more. Toni is a Decorator, Remodeler, Color Specialist. Etc.  more
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License # CGC024953 FAIRFAX CORP (State Certified General Contractor)
residential
general contracting
Banyan Tree Construction, LLC is a full service Design-Build Firm, providing design, engineering, and unlimited construction capabilities. Construction services provided by Fairfax Corporation State Certified General Contractor CGC024953  more
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License # 10054 (Architect)
residential
architecture
Frederick&Associates operates out of Sarasota, FL and holds a architect license according to the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation. We were able to verify 11 building permits associated with Frederick&Associates.  more
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License # FLCBC1250148 (Certified Building Contractor, Constr...)
residential/commercial
general contracting
Beyond Design Contracting Inc is a Sarasota, FL based contractor with a certified building contractor, construction business, construction business information license with the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation. The most recent permit we have on file for them was issued on Sep 27, 2013. In total, we were able to identify 14 building permits associated with Beyond Design Contracting Inc.  more
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residential
architecture
Headquartered in Sarasota, FL, Halflants & Pichette holds a architect license with the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation. We have records on 1 permitted improvement projects they have worked on. The most recent took place on Apr 18, 2014.  more
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residential
architecture
Sarasota, FL based Lawson Group holds a architect license with the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation. Our records indicate they have received 3 building permits for improvement projects in the area.  more
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License # FLCGC1518794 (Architect)
residential
architecture
Lunardi Architecture is a modern architecture studio located in Sarasota Florida committed to creating works of architecture that express the highest aesthetics with a strong response to program, context and environment. The firm pays particular attention to the quality o...  more
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