James Sanders Jr., CAPS, CGR, CGP, GMB, Florida Certified Master Builder

Florida Certified Master Builder (FCMB), created to help consumers find a builder they can trust, is proud to announce James Sanders Jr., CAPS, CGR, CGP, GMB of Arthur Rutenberg/Sandstar Homes in Punta Gorda, is now a Florida Certified Master Builders.

Florida Certified Master Builders are elite Home Builders, Remodelers and Commercial Contractors who are dedicated to excellence in building and client satisfaction. The builders who request certification hold themselves to a higher standard than required by the State of Florida for licensure.

Jim Sanders brings more than 40 years of homebuilding experience and success to SandStar Homes, an independently owned and operated franchise of Arthur Rutenberg Homes. Jim, the Franchisee and Building Company President, is well known for creating timeless waterfront homes and for delivering a remarkable building experience to all of his Charlotte County and South Sarasota customers. His Punta Gorda-based team of building professionals is dedicated to meticulous detail and sensitive to each homebuyer’s unique tastes, needs and lifestyle.

His homes have won numerous awards and are recognized throughout the area for their high quality. Before forming SandStar Custom Homes in 1991, Jim founded Five Star General Contracting, Inc. in Southwest Florida.

Jim Sanders is President and Founder of Five Star General Contracting, Inc., the parent company of the SandStar family of companies that include: SandStar Custom Cabinetry | SandStar Commercial SandStar Custom Kitchens and Baths | SandStar Remodeling Five Star Realty | Arthur Rutenberg Homes/SandStar Homes, LLC.

A graduate of the University of Florida’s School of Architecture with a degree in Building Construction, he also holds a class A General Contractors license, as well as a Florida Real Estate Brokers license. Jim is a member of the: Charlotte/Desoto Building Industry Association – twice Past President, Building Industry Oversight Committee, Charlotte County & Punta Gorda Chambers of Commerce, Rotary Club of Punta Gorda – past President, Professional Remodelers Council 20 Club – past Chair. The Sanders family resides in Punta Gorda and includes wife Cathy, son JT, and daughter Jenna.

The State of Florida proudly touts the extreme difficulty with which to obtain a contractor’s license. Once received, builders and remodelers must adhere to the stringent Florida Building Code and receive 14 hours of continuing education every two years in order to maintain their license. FCMB recognizes Florida’s rigorous standard for all contractors, but knows it is not enough to stand out amongst the crowd.

Florida Certified Master Builders must meet strict requirements and demonstrate a proven track record of building expertise, business stability, integrity and exceptional customer service. Their education, design and product research requirements keep them in tune with the latest building practices and design trends.

To learn more go to www.flcertifiedmasterbuilder.com.

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