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The Collier Building Industry Association (CBIA) 2023 Sand Dollar Awards, “Light & Color Gala: A palette of possibilities,” celebrating 33 years of excellence in the construction industry and presented by CBIA’s Sales and Marketing Council (SMC), was held Saturday, September 23 at The RitzCarlton, Naples (Beach Resort).

According to CBIA Executive Officer Amelia Vasquez, the prestigious Sand Dollar Awards were presented by co-emcees Corey Lazar and Emma Heaton of WINK News. Special guests in attendance included Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) President Frank Severino and his wife Heather, and FHBA Political Action Committee (PAC) Chairman Frank Coppola with his wife Miranda.

Seventy-four companies were recognized with 2023 Sand Dollar Awards, including: All About Closets, Inc.; AV Interior Design; Avila Interior Design, Inc.; Barron Collier Companies; BCB Décor; Bennett Interiors; Big Island Builders; Borelli Construction; Broad Avenue Studios; B-Squared Advertising; BUILD LLC; Build Magazine; C.R. Smith, LLC; Calusa Bay Design; Cardamon Design; Carrie Brigham Design; CGU Homes; Clive Daniel Home; Collins DuPont Design Group; D.R. Horton; deClare Interiors; Del Webb; Diamond Custom Homes; Diana Hall Design; EDGE; Encore Garage; EnviroStruct LLC; Floridian Carpentry Inc.; Freestyle Interiors; Harwick Homes; Heatherwood Construction; Illuminated Design; J Sweet Construction; J. Lynn Design Group; J Sweet Construction; Jinx McDonald Interior Design; Kalea Bay; KGT Remodeling; Knauf-Koenig Group; KWC Building Luxury; Lennar Homes; London Bay; London Bay Development Group; Luna Mar Builders, LLC; Lutgert Construction; Manhattan Construction Co.; McGarvey Custom Homes; Metis Design; Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf; MY Shower Door; Naples Lamp Shop; Norris Furniture & Interiors; PBS Contractors; Premier Sotheby’s International Realty; Pulte Group; Pulte Homes; Rhett Alexander; Robb & Stucky Furniture & Interiors; Romanza Interior Design; Seagate Development Group; Stock Custom Homes; Stock Development; Stock Luxury Apartment Living; Stock Residences; Stonebreaker Builders; Taylor Morrison; The Lykos Group; The Ronto Group/Ronto Realty; Theory Design; Vogue Interiors; W Design; Watermark ReDevelopment; Wilfredo Emanuel Designs, Wilson Creative Group, and Wm. J. Varian Const. Co., Inc.


2023 Sand Dollar Award sponsors included Title Sponsor: Wilfredo Emanuel Magazine/WE World; Entertainment Sponsor: Stock Development; Collateral Sponsor: B-Squared Advertising; VIP Host Sponsor: Norris Furniture & Interiors; Technology Sponsor: Liaison Technology; Ruby Red Sponsor: Borelli Construction of Naples; Trade Sponsor: Home & Design Magazine; Lighting Sponsor: Illuminated Design;    Champagne Sponsor: Knauf-Koenig Group; Media Sponsor: Naples Daily News; Sky Blue Sponsors: B-Squared Advertising; Collins DuPont Design Group, Design+Décor, Juniper Landscaping, Naples Lumber & Supply Company, The Ronto Group, Theory Design; Emerald Green Sponsors: All American Shutters & Glass, BUILD LLC, Cardamon Design, D.R. Horton, EDGE, Fuse Specialty Appliances, International Design Source, LSI Companies, Inc.,  Naples Illustrated, Naples Lamp Shop, New Style Cabinets; Naples Yellow Sponsors: Calusa Bay Design, Clive Daniel Home, Cordova Cleaning Services Inc., Florida Design, Florida Weekly, Judith’s Cleaning Services Inc., Kevin Williams Construction, Inc., London Bay Homes, McGarvey Custom Homes, Inc., Naples Disposal, Naples Excavating, Pouls Hospitality Design, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Romanza Interior Design, Taylor Morrison; Passionate Purple Sponsors: Bennett Interiors, Build Magazine, Diana Hall Design, Dragon Horse Agency, Elite Permits LLC, Jaikes Advisory Group, Jinx McDonald Interior Designs, Inc., Luna Mar Builders, MY Shower Door, Naples Top Tech, LLC, Owen-Ames-Kimball, RJ Decor Production, Robb & Stucky Furniture & Interiors, Roetzel & Andress, L.P.A., Ryan David Homes, Southwest Florida Business Today, The Hague Construction Inc., The Lutgert Companies, Topline Flooring, Vogue Interiors, Wilson Lighting; Exuberant Pink Sponsors: UMI Stone, Wm. J. Varian Const. Co., Inc.; Awards Sponsor: SWFL Marketing Group; Floral Sponsor: K&M Flowers Deco; Photography Sponsor: Ryan Scott Media Marketing.


The 2023 volunteer Sand Dollar Gala committee members include Chair: Wilfredo Emanuel, Wilfredo Emanuel Designs; Vice-Chair: Kim Schiller, Fuse Specialty Appliances; Immediate Past Chair: Blanca Vasquez, VCC Contracting, LLC; Committee Members: Michele Allen, Home & Design Magazine; Leilani Bennett, Bennett Interiors; Liz Biswurm, Build Magazine; Robyn Bonaquist, B-Squared Advertising; Kevin Buchanan, Naples Lamp Shop; Violeta Cordova, Cordova Cleaning Services; David Droganici, Naples Top Tech, LLC; Diana Figliozzi, Norris Furniture & Interiors; Liz Goodman, Florida Design; Cheryl Jost, Ryan David Homes; Monica Lukas, Calusa Bay Design; Shelley McCormick, Design + Décor; Mark Monastiero, UMI Stone; Danielle Poe, EDGE; Pablo Rosalez, Hands-Free Security; Meghan Sampson, Cardamon Design; Jessica Schneider, Robb & Stucky Furniture & Interiors; Jamie Lynn Shelton, Hafele America Co.; Kathy Smart, PBS Contractors; Lynne Stambouly, Illuminated Design; Amy Wilson, All About Closets, and CBIA Staff: Majlinda Beqiraj, Kathy Curatolo, Amelia Vasquez and Nancy Vickers.

The winning projects are showcased online at and in a custom Naples Daily News publication released on September 27, 2023 (copies are available at the CBIA office).


About CBIA
Founded in 1985, CBIA is an association of builders, remodelers, interior designers, and other professionals in the housing industry. It is one of 700 state and local associations and operates under the auspices of the Florida Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders. CBIA’s Sales and Marketing Council (SMC) provides sales and marketing assistance, information and support to the builder and associate members of the CBIA. The SMC serves as a means to stimulate and maintain a high quality of sales and marketing expertise for CBIA members. CBIA is located at 3200 Bailey Lane, Suite 110, Naples, Florida. For more information, call

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