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Thursday, July 5th, 2012

The Concierge Listing is proud to welcome our newest member. Golden Gate Well Drilling and Eco Water.

Golden Gate Well Drilling/Ecowater Naples delivers complete and reliable water solutions to homeowners and commercial properties in Southwest Florida. For over 30 years, we’ve installed and serviced the best & most dependable water systems. Our team of experienced technicians & professionals are qualified & guided to exceed your expectations.

When you choose Ecowater, your investment includes the highest quality water equipment and a team of experienced water specialists, certified by the Florida Water Quality Association. With Ecowater systems, we don’t just treat your water, we purify it. We’ll supply you with bottled water quality, straight from your tap.

Golden Gate Well Drilling Eco Water


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, March 18th, 2012


Jacob Mermin Inspections meet many different business owners every day that have seen the Concierge Listing and Networking Group and want to join. We are very particular about who we let into this very exclusive club. When I met John O’Toole and John Low of JOHN O’TOOLE, INC. I was very impressed with both of them. They are a major high end home builder in the area for more than 20 years. you will see examples of their great work in the area. . Besides custom luxury homes JOHN O’TOOLE INC. all interior and exterior remodeling. The also have many years of experience in all types of commercial construction and remodeling.

JOHN O’TOOLE INC. uses LPS which stands for Line Item Pricing Structure. With this process you will know where every penny of your hard earned money is being spent.

We are very proud to recommend all of our clients to JOHN O’TOOLE INC. for all their major remodels or to build their new dream house.

John O’Toole
John Low
Certified Building Contractor


Saturday, February 11th, 2012


THE INSURANCE MEGASTORE ll and Frank V. Bonsignore

Jacob Mermin Inspections Concierge Listing and Networking Group would like to welcome a new member to the group. We are proud to announce that Frank V. Bonsignore and The Insurance Megastore ll is now a partner with everyone in our Concierge Listing and Networking Group.

The Insurance Megastore ll is located in Cape Coral, at 1716 Cape Coral Pkwy. E. Frank is a proud owner and principal agent of the Insurance Megastore ll since 2009. Frank has been in the area since 2004, a transplant from New Jersey. Frank and his wife Lori, both are recently proud parents of their first addition to their family. Between raising his family and growing his new business, Frank loves to attend many networking events and is an active member of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce.

Frank builds his business on loyalty and quality customer service. He likes to get back to the “take care of your customers and they will take care of you”. Jacob Mermin Inspections also works this way and is happy to welcome any business that has this philosophy. The Insurance Megastore ll is proud to offer fast, reliable and free quotes for Homeowners and auto insurance throughout the Cape Coral / Fort Myers and surrounding SW Florida area. The Insurance Megastore ll can get you quotes from the top insurance carriers in the business and will help you decide the policy that will best fit your needs. Our fast quotes, low rates, and quality customer service makes us stand out.

The Insurance Megastore ll is an Independent Agency, which means they can shop around with numerous insurance carriers to find you the perfect policy at the right price.

Jacob Mermin Inspections Concierge Listing and Networking Group have already sent Frank several JMI home inspections clients with great success. Our home inspection clients have already reported back that Frank at the Insurance Megastore ll was very nice and professional and is helping them with their insurance needs. They report back that Frank is finding all the discounts possible to help them save on their new Home Owners Policy.

Contact the Insurance Megastore ll for your free insurance information and quote at 239-205-1500, or browse their website at for more information about their products and services. You will be able to just click on their logo and you will be taken directly to their home page. Their listing will be up in a few days. Also stay tuned to their personal Blog Corner on the JMI Blog “THE INSPECTOR’S CORNER called “THE INSURANCE CORNER” coming soon.
I am sure Frank Bonsignore will be posting great information on a regular basis.

The Insurance Megastore
Thank You

THE CONCIERGE CORNER: By Jacob Mermin flhi/flma/ie/cwmi

Saturday, February 4th, 2012


Jacob Mermin Inspections is very excited to welcome UnderPressure Cleaning & Sealing Services to the Concierge Listing and Networking Group.
UnderPressure is owned by Peter Leblanc of Estero, Florida. Peter explained to me that he works in Collier and Lee County. Peter is married with an 8 year old daughter and a 3 year old boy. He told me that he coaches both tee ball and soccer with his kids.

When I first interviewed Peter Lablanc and decided I would start the vetting process to determine whether UnderPressure would be apart of the JMI Concierge Listing I was very impressed first of all with the passion he had for his trade. I soon realized that we had similar passion for our own companies and their customers. Like me he worked in his trade for many years before starting his own company, 12 years to be exact. He stands by all the work he performs and for more than two years his motto has been, “I will not finish the project until the homeowner is COMPLETELY SATISFIED.”

UnderPressure specializes in safe non-pressure roof cleaning that will retain the integrity of a roof instead of using pressure and losing valuable years to the life of a roof. Most of the roofs that they clean stay clean for well over two years, instead of about 8 months with a guy that pressure washes a roof. UnderPressure also uses a low pressure technique to clean the exterior of homes. They also clean driveways and seal them with a superior water-based sealant that will not leave cloudy or faded looking pavers. UnderPressure offers a Natural Luster finish or a Wet Look finish for the sealed driveways. Under Pressure is fully licensed and insured for 2 Million Dollars.

In Closing Peter Leblanc told me, “I am proud to belong to Jacob Mermin Inspection’s Concierge Listing and Networking Group.” “I hope that homeowners will take advantage of the professional businesses in our group, instead of wasting their hard earned money on a fly by night gypsy business. Jacob Mermin says, “I could not have said it better.”

Cleaning & Sealing Services

Jacob Mermin
Jacob Mermin Inspections


Thursday, December 29th, 2011


Jacob Mermin Inspections Concierge Listing and Networking Group has been looking for a local Home Security Company to join the Concierge listing and we are now happy to announce that we have found such a company. We would like to welcome Devcon Security as a new member.

Devcon is a National company with a local office in SW Florida. The office is located at 17162 Alico Center Road #4 Ft. Myers, Fl. 33967. The local General Manager Ryan Hercek explained that Devcon Security has been serving SW. Florida for over 15 years and they are a Florida based company operating out of Hollywood, Fl.

Devcon Security prides itself on customer service. They are the only company in the industry that can confidently say we self-perform the entire security process. What this means to the customer is that their business is never sub-contracted out to the lowest bidder. Devcon Security sell, install, service, and most importantly MONITOR all of their customers. Their employees are all background checked, finger printed, and drug screened. Their monitoring centers and monitoring specialists are all UL and 5 Diamond Certified, which again, to the customer means that the same monitoring specialists that are monitoring banks, and jewelry stores are also monitoring your home.
Devcon Security continues to grow throughout the country and are now the sixth largest security monitoring company in the United States. Devcon Security has 57 locations nationwide and serves over 300,000 customers.

Ryan Hercek asked me to let everyone know that they are offering a great introductory offer to all in Southwest Florida. He explained that a standard package security system ranges in cost from $99.00 to $399.00 depending on what you want. He is offering a $100.00 discount off any of the packages for all customers that come through the Concierge Listing and or Networking group.

Ryan told me that one of the reasons he decided to join the Jacob Mermin Inspections Concierge Listing was because it was also a Networking Group. He liked that fact that there were no weekly breakfast meetings and that everyone would be helping all members in the group gain local market share. We both agree that because of the current economy it is very important for all local companies to not just sit around waiting for the phone to ring. We must be pro-active and go out and get the business. We must find all those local companies who have the same beliefs and invite them to join the group. I want the Jacob Mermin Inspections Concierge listing to have as many trade categories open as we can. With a large diversified Networking Group we can help all members achieve that large market share.

Again I would like to say how proud we are at Jacob Mermin Inspections that Devcon Security is now apart of our group. Lets all help provide them with new potential customers. I have all members on a hand out that I plan on giving to all my clients and any that will listen. I will have this hand out available for all our members to give to their customers as well.

Good Luck,
Jacob Mermin


Wednesday, December 21st, 2011



JMI’S CONCIERGE LISTING is very excited to announce that DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Naples is now a member of the Concierge Listing.

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Naples is located in the Wiggins Pass Crossings Center at 13500 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 10 Naples, Fl. 34110.

“Today’s kitchen has a live-in plan,”says Meriam Reed, “where families gather and activity centers provide work spaces for various projects.”

When my wife and I walked into the show room I knew I was in trouble. My wife liked everything, especially the white cabinets with the dark granite counter tops. This is one beautiful showroom with so much to choose from. DreamMaker has an Interior Designer and a Design Consultant to help their clients determine what will work best with their budget and lifestyle – from traditional or contemporary design – to value oriented or top- of the line luxury.

When clients meet the folks at DreamMaker they see that they have professional designers and a full – service contracting team under one roof, and it makes a big difference for their peace of mind.

Jacob Mermin Inspections ( will be recommending DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Naples to everyone we can. I like the fact that just like JMI they are a one stop shop. There clients will realize no matter their budget they will receive top notch service. Jacob Mermin Inspections is very proud to be associated with DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Naples. When a client or someone I meet tells me that they need a new bath or kitchen I can’t wait to say,”boy do I have a company for you”. Remember DreamMaker is a full service contractor who can do any job big or small. DreamMaker serves Collier and South Lee county.

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Naples
13500 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 10 Naples, Fl. 34110
239-593-6609 fax
License number CBC056039
Client testimonials upon request


Sunday, December 11th, 2011

At this time I would like to announce how proud and excited I am to announce that MaidPro is now apart of Jacob Mermin Inspection’s Concierge Listing. You can see the concierge listing at www.jminspector/concierge

Recently I saw Michelle Spitzer on a commercial for Hodges University and I was very impressed with her. I did research on MaidPro and decided that Michelle and MaidPro had to be apart of the Concierge Listing. I found that MaidPro and Jacob Mermin Inspections were started about the same way. We both built our companies from nothing into very successful entities that we are proud of. Michelle Spitzer and her story were featured in Distinctive Women of Naples which is a list of the most successful business women in Naples. I read one of her quotes and found that it mirrored exactly how I feel about my clients. She wrote “I love working directly with each of my clients and know that we are improving the quality of their lives.” As a Florida Licensed Home Inspector and Florida Licensed Mold Inspector these words are how I run my company and treat my clients. The mold inspector motto is “Do no harm” to me this means leave the client in a better situation than you found them, and improve the environment they live in. In my opinion both our companies do this every day.

Michelle started a business while attending Hodges University called Michelle’s Classy Cleaning, to help with her schooling. Within four years of its creation Michelle turned this small start up company into a national franchise for MaidPro. I was not surprised to read that Michelle turned her MaidPro franchise into the number one operation and a multi-million dollar business. She has more than 70 people who serve clients in Lee and Collier counties. Those folks just north of us will be happy to hear that Michelle is planning expansion into Charlotte and Sarasota.

Jacob Mermin Inspections and MaidPro are a perfect fit. I am very happy to hear that Michelle Spitzer is a very environmentally conscious business owner using green products and practices every day with all her residential and commercial clients. As a Trained Indoor Environmentalist is very exciting to be affiliated with a company that is so concerned with our environment,both outside and inside of the home.

When a new business partner joins the JMI Concierge Listing we encourage them to run an introductory special. MaidPro is offering $25.00 off for a one time cleaning and when scheduling weekly or by-weekly services the 5th cleaning will be free (up to $100.00). I believe you will find that the service and cleaning is great and the introductory offers are just an added bonus.

MaidPro is owned and operated by Michelle Spitzer.
2085 Pine Ridge Rd. Naples, Fl. 34109


Sunday, November 20th, 2011


At this time The Concierge Corner would like to welcome Buddy Scannell Plumbing License #CFC1426393 to the Jacob Mermin Inspections concierge listing. I have known Buddy Scannell for as long has he has been a plumber. I have referred Buddy Scannell plumbing to many of my home inspection and home watch companies for more than five years. He is also a Lee County Fire fighter and has been for many years. I consider Buddy a personal friend as well as a business associate. To Buddy Scannell no job is too big or too small. He is replacing hot water heaters to complete re-pipe projects.

Buddy Scannell is offering and introductory offer:
He is offering a Start Up Package for all returning snow birds:

A week prior to your arrival Buddy Scannell Plumbing, Inc. will come to your home and drain your water heater, flush it and refill it. He will inspect all fixtures and drain pipes and refill your traps so gases will not be present upon your arrival.

In the event he finds a problem he will call you and with your approval he will repair it or he will wait for your arrival to make the necessary repairs.

Total Cost for this Start Up Package is only $125.00

For your next plumbing issue or project make sure you call Buddy Scannell plumbing at 239-872-2821 or you can contact him by e-mail at
You can also contact Jacob Mermin Inspections at 239-243-7322 and I can coordinate your project with Buddy Scannell Plumbing. I have been the eyes and ears for up north clients with Buddy Scannell Plumbing on several projects. We work well together and he will help me keep you abreast of the progress on your project through photos and videos.

Buddy Scannell Plumbing and Jacob Mermin Inspections are the professionals you can count on in SW Florida.
Thank you