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Archive for April, 2012


Saturday, April 21st, 2012


Wow who has not heard of COLONIAL ROOFING.

I am very proud to announce that Colonial Roofing is now apart of the Jacob Mermin Inspections Concierge listing and Networking Group.

Colonial roofing is one of the few roofing companies in Florida that offers all of there clients experienced supervision, quality applications, and unparalleled commitment to customer service.They are certified by many roofing materials manufacturers to offer full value warranties on the roofing systems that we install. Additionally, they are proud to be the exclusive roofing contractor for numerous property managers and condominium associations.

Colonial Roofing is a constantly evolving and progressive-minded roofing contractor always looking toward the future. In an ever-changing marketplace, Colonial Roofing stands out as a pillar of strength and consistency in the community and for there customers. Colonial roofing looks forward to serving your commercial and residential roofing needs!

Colonial Roofing was founded in Lee County in 1978. Glenn Bailey,there current CEO, went to work as a supervisor for the company’s founder Ken Long, back in the late 1980’s. Glenn worked his way up through management, into partial ownership, and in 1992 purchased the company from Ken Long. Colonial Roofing has continued to thrive as an area leader in single family and condominium re-roof and repair for over 34 years. Headed by a customer focused management team and 6 full time sales/estimators in the field, Colonial Roofing is able to handle all types of roofing needs. They have installed thousands of tile, metal, shingle, and flat roofs over the years, as well as repairs on all of these roof types. They are still based in Lee County, with an additional office in Sarasota. Our current market spans from Marco Island all the way to the St. Pete/Tampa area, and even into the Florida Keys as needed.

Stay tuned for Colonial Roofing’s own blog corner called THE ROOFER’S CORNER they will be located in the INSPECTOR’S CORNER blog at Jacob Mermin Inspections. Colonial Roofing personnel will be posting informative blog posting covering many different topics concerning the roofing industry. You can also visit Colonial Roofing’s own blog on their website at <a href=” “>
Colonial Roofing
Craig Beckner

Colonial roofing
5601 2nd Street West
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Sarasota


Saturday, April 21st, 2012


At this time I would like to announce that JV BUGGS is now a member of the JMI Concierge Listing and Networking Group.

I have been working with JV BUGGS Florida’s Finest Inc. for several years now, so when I approached Joe and Vince with the Jacob Mermin Inspections Concierge Listing and Networking Group Joe’s first words were “How do we sign up.”

JV BUGGS is a family owned company run by Father and Son Joe and Vince. They are a full service termite and pest control company located in North Ft. Myers, Fl. JV BUGGS has been servicing the entire SW Florida area for more than six years. Joe who is the driving force of the company has more than 20 years experience with son Vince learning the business from the ground up. Apparently Joe has taught Vince well because I have been very impressed with him while working with my inspection clients.

JV BUGGS does both residential and commercial properties while extending wholesale pricing to all their clients. Per Joe, JV BUGGS is a customer service orientated business with a majority of their business coming from repeat customers and word of mouth referrals. I sure can relate to that at Jacob Mermin Inspections. Vince says “we provide service when and where you want it, and our motto is you say, we spray.”

Services provided:
WDO inspection certificates
No Tent Termite Treatments
Termite Monitoring and Preventive Services
Termite Inspections…(complete with certificate)
Safe and Effective Indoor Pest Control
Lawn and Ornamental Pest Control and Fertilizer
Perimeter Pest Control- Creating a barrier out side of the
home to keep bugs from coming in.

Everyone at JV BUGGS is looking forward to working for you.
Call JV BUGGS and enjoy Florida’s Finest Pest Control Company
JV BUGGS Florida’s Finest, Inc.

Stay tuned for THE BUGG MAN’S CORNER….for interesting blog posts about BUGS at the Inspector’s Corner Blog Page at


Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Cost Vs. Value- What can you get with a new garage door?

Are you trying or thinking of selling your home? If so you might be in the stage of making a few improvements, I’m sure you know that a new garage door can help increase a homes’ protection, but it can also increase the value of a home. In addition to that, a 2010 report from Remodelers Magazine estimated that a homeowner would get back 92% of the garage door cost at time of sale, the second highest return on projects under $5,000. This percent is based off of midrange projects (ave. cost of $1,178) in the South Atlantic region. More upscale projects (ave. cost of $3,445) can expect a 75% return on investment. If you door is 10-12 years old, or older, it’s a great idea to replace it before putting your home on the market. Building codes do change every few years so having the most up to date equipment on your home will be more enticing to potential buyers. Nearly all of our doors are impact rated too so that’s one step closer to an insurance deduction for you or the new owners of your home.

There are so many styles of doors out there right now that a higher end replacement could really make your home stand out and get noticed. On the flip side a stylized door may not appeal to everyone and may narrow down your prospective offers. We suggest having a chat with your real estate agent to help decide what the best look would be to draw in the offers you want.

Other Options
We have other options to spruce up your garage for the real estate market even if you decide you don’t need to buy a whole new door. Options like increasing your garages access, storage space, or aesthetic appeal are all available. All options mentioned below are on view in our showrooms so you can see them in person before you buy!
Often times just adding a new opener can help increase the potential offers on your home. This can be an easy fix at $299.99 or you can leave your home with all the bells and whistles with a whisper quiet belt drive opener. The latest model of LiftMaster openers (model 8550) can even connect to the internet so you can control and monitor your garage or even house lights through a Smart Phone app or Internet connection.
Although it’s nearly the price of a new garage door a Breezy Living Screen System can give a new way to access your garage and make it into an extension of your home’s living space. Check out the video on our website for a visual demonstration.

Think about having one of our qualified technicians install an EZ-Rack Hanging Storage Shelf to help add space to your garage. These units start at $246 installed and come in your choice of three sizes. Add on hooks and ladder racks build the storage potential of your garage or install It yourself to save some money.

Cleaning the outside of your door is an easy and affordable fix. You can also paint the doors exterior if you desire. Or you can totally change its look with some window overlays. Made to look like actual windows the overlays screw into your existing top panel for a beautiful illusion. Pick them up and do it yourself for $275/two overlays, or have us come out and install them for you.
There are so many things to think about when you’re selling your home but the first thing buyers see is the exterior and most likely your garage door. With all the ways you can update and invigorate your garage space we’re sure to have something that can help you.
Take Care,
Lisa Ebel
Marketing Manager
Action Automatic Door & Gate