Tony and his wife Gina began their quest for the American Dream more than 40 years ago: he handcrafted custom cabinets in their Long Island garage, while she did the books and chased their six children. Tired of the harsh New York winters, the couple made the move to Southwest Florida in the early ‘80s, and started Cornerstone Builders in the midst of an historic boom in building. “JESUS has blessed us beyond our wildest dreams,” Tony says.
Fast-forward to today, and their small business has grown to more than 220 full time employees and two showrooms in Naples and Fort Myers with a third opening on Marco Island in January. Cornerstone Builders has earned a reputation as one of the leading remodeling companies in all of Southwest Florida. They have virtually defined the category of Fine Home Remodeler—earning accolades for their kitchen and bath remodels and graduating to complete home, condominium or vacation rental makeovers through the years.
Since Cornerstone has their own staff of fully screened, full-time employees who take pride in their work, homeowners are thrilled to know that they are receiving quality craftsmanship by a committed team. From their creative design professionals who begin the process, to the cabinet makers, carpenters, plumbers and electricians who finish it, a Cornerstone Builders project can literally remake your space from floor to ceiling.
“There are many advantages to having Cornerstone handle your remodeling project, no matter the size,” Tony said. “It all starts with our designers providing a functional and pleasing layout based on the client’s needs and desires.”
Next, Tony said, comes the fun part. “Selecting styles, colors, and finishes—that’s when our customers really get excited. They get a computerized image of their design, complete with the surfaces and styles they’ve selected—and any of those design factors can be changed with the click of a button.” This approach means complete design control for the homeowner, and guarantees there will be no surprises that don’t meet the client’s vision and tastes.
The entire selection process is simplified by the size and scope of Cornerstone’s showrooms, where they feature everything from cabinets, counter tops, tile, fixtures, floorcovering, and even shower doors. Clients select all finishes and colors in one convenient location; in Fort Myers at 14680 S. Tamiami Trail (at the Corner of 41 and Gladiolus) or in Naples at 7700 Tamiami Trail North. Their newest showroom will be opening in January, 2017 at 601 East Elkcam Circle on Marco Island.
As granite and other high end finishes have grown in popularity, Cornerstone’s selection of granite and quartz has dramatically increased. In the unlikely event that you don’t find what you’re looking for in one of their well-stocked showrooms, their extensive “granite yard” in Fort Myers has over 2,500 slabs of granite and quartz to choose from.
Tony knows the value of a job well done. “With more than 20,000 satisfied customers, Cornerstone NEVER requires a deposit to start the job and we offer a LIFETIME warranty on anything we manufacture for as long as you are living in your home.”
Regardless of the size of your project–a straightforward kitchen or bath remodel or an entire home makeover—make your first call your last call: to Cornerstone Builders of Southwest Florida. Call (239) 332-3020 or visit online at cornerstonebuildersswfl.com, where, as Tony says “It is our desire to ‘WOW’ you!”