Sanibel Beach Club

Construction Update


April 15, 2024

Good morning owners,

My wife Lynda and I made an extended visit to SBC on Thursday, and there were plenty of things going on... First, I want to address Belfor and then I will get into the grounds. Belfor made a project manager change this last week.  I was able to meet the new manager and was very impressed. This gives us even more confidence that we will be open on June 1, 2024.

On the grounds, as you will see, initial cleaning has started in some of the units, and they look great! The remaining countertops arrived on site Friday, to be installed through the weekend. Sinks will be set in place, and a team of plumbers will be on-site Monday to work on connecting plumbing to appliances and bathrooms. All kitchen cabinet handles have been ordered and will arrive early next week. As you will see, dirt is beginning to be moved on-site for grading buildings seven and eight are almost complete.  Related to this is to build the pads for the AC units to be put in place and connected next week with electricians being on site also. The bathrooms are almost complete with shower doors installed this past week. Shelving units are being installed in all closets in all units, as this was originally missed in construction. Painting on the buildings is moving slowly because of the winds and buildings are being painted by hand... This crazy painter was up on the top of this ladder in 30mph winds! The last picture is just to show that grading has not started yet on buildings 1-2 side, as the focus is to complete the other side initially. The tennis court project has been started as the old asphalt was completed on Friday. All walkways have been completed.

Belfor has stated that all interior work will be completed by the end of the month in at least four units if not all. This will allow the interior vendor "SENA" to start bringing all interior items to the units starting April 29, and that will be exciting. This will take approximately two weeks. The part of the project called "Ivan" will be able to begin at the same time as the two teams can work together.

Have a great week, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or any board member.
One goal, one accomplishment.

Scott

Please click the links below for the progress report and more photos of the resort.



Sanibel Beach Club

Construction Update


April 8, 2024

Greetings Owners,

This week is about the interior… There has been a significant amount of wind this week that impacted exterior painting… Everything is supposed to be better next week so painting should begin again… The work on the maintenance building and the pool house will begin next week…  Progress continues and BELFOR has told me they will be completed by the end of the month… so, we are still on track for a 6/1 opening… Here is how the process works, BELFOR will complete a preliminary punch list to take care of things… SENA will come in to decorate the units… then BELFOR will come back for a final inspection.

On a sad note… Ivan has accepted a position with VRI/Capital in the US Virgin Islands. This puts him much closer to his family in Puerto Rico. He has done a tremendous job at the resort, and we will miss him, but he is committed to assisting in helping us get the resort opened.  I thank him for everything, and we are already working on a new GM, and updates will be coming forward…

One goal, one accomplishment.
Scott

Please click the links below for the progress report and more photos of the resort.



Sanibel Beach Club

Construction Update


April 4, 2024

Greetings to all,

My visit to SBC this past week shows significant progress is being made at the resort. Countertops are being installed, the final showers are being installed, and mattresses are arriving!

With that being said, here is the exciting news... On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are pleased to announce that the resort will be opening back up on June 1, 2024! There has been a tremendous amount of work completed, and there is still plenty to do! All interior work will be completed by the June 1st date. 

There may be a couple of minor things to complete when we open, but the pool will be up and running, bicycles will be on-site, and there will be access to the beach!

Thank you for your patience during this project. It was more than anyone could imagine. The resort will be amazing! Feel free to contact me or any board member with questions.

One goal, one accomplishment!

Regards,

Scott

Please click the links below for the progress report and more photos of the resort.



Sanibel Beach Club

Construction Update


March 25, 2024

 Hello and greetings to all,

Progress continues to happen at SBC... You will find the pictures I took last week. The walkways are close to completion with work focused on the front of buildings 1-2. The tennis courts are being cleared off so that reconstruction can happen beginning 4/1. You can now see the path to the beach, and the berm construction.  Different from what we have had for years, the city is trying to protect the beachfront. :-)

Our next big project is the packing of dirt around the foundations and planning for landscaping.  

I also have an additional meeting with the insurance carrier to see what we can do about that. Being in the insurance business we have seen large increases due to storms, inflation, and supply chain issues. More to come and we will keep you informed...

I have a meeting with Belfor on-site on Wednesday and hope to have a path for the future.

Positive things are happening.

One goal, one accomplishment.
Scott

Please click the links below for the progress report and more photos of the resort.



Sanibel Beach Club

Construction Update


March 12, 2024

Greetings to all,

Progress continues at the resort! Exterior paint colors have been chosen and we hope to have pictures for you shortly. The replacement of damaged pavers starts this week. The walkways are approximately 80% complete. Appliances are starting to arrive this week. They will not be installed until the units are completed.

 We have made a slight change in the reconstruction of the tennis courts.  We hoped to start last week but made the decision not to relocate the storage containers as that would take away time from the building repairs. The new start date for the tennis court project is 4/1/24.  
 
The project has been divided into two parts. The first four units to be completed will be 8/6/5/4. With the remaining units to follow in addition to the pool building and maintenance. We will not open the resort until all units are available.

As we have always said, we will give owners 60 days’ notice before the resort opens. With that, are we closing in on an opening date, yes. I will tell you that it will not be before 6/1/24, so please plan accordingly.

Please enjoy the few pictures attached.

Until next week,
Scott



Ian Reconstruction

Update & Photos

As of March 4, 2024

Construction Update

 

Greetings to all owners and friends,

Progress continues at the resort, and here are the weekly updates……

1. Painting has begun on the exterior of building 8, and we will have pictures next week.
2. Belfor reports that 95% of the walkways are complete.
3. Two additional supervisors from Belfor have been assigned to the SBC project.
4. Storage units will be removed from the tennis courts on Tuesday, with reconstruction starting immediately after.
5. All major construction materials have been delivered and landscaping work will begin soon.
6. The board will begin work sessions this week to determine a path to a reopening date.

Ivan and Adrienne attended VRI meetings this past week and I am looking forward to seeing how we are doing regarding reconstruction compared to other resorts.

One of our next projects will be the insurance renewal at the resort. The insurance industry is crazy right now with the number and amounts of claims. We will keep you up to date on how things progress.

Please enjoy pictures of the progress!

One goal, one accomplishment.

Regards,

Scott

Please click the link below for an owner update and photos of the resort.

 

Ian Reconstruction

Update & Photos

As of February 27, 2024

Construction Update

 

Sena & Ivan Update

Greeting, Sanibel owners

A few weeks ago, the board president, Scott Stephens, mentioned the three-step process to completing and reopening the resort.  The three steps are Belfor, Sena, and Ivan.  The Belfor part of the project needs to be completed before anything else!   

By now it should be clear that Belfor is our General Contractor for all rebuilding and reconstruction.  The attached project plan and pictures show the progress of this effort.

Sena Hospitality Design is the firm that has helped us with design, selection of furnishing, and sourcing all the furniture.  Sena is based in Orlando and SBC has been working with them for years.  The current status of this part of the project is:

Sena will be conducting a two-part install due to Belfor’s completion schedule.  The first 4 buildings to be done will be 8, 6, 5, 4. Tentatively the installation is scheduled to start mid to late March at this time, pending Belfor completion of the interior build. Sena will be positioning all furniture pieces (living room, dining room, and bedrooms), adhering the headboards to the walls, and hanging all the artwork.  All sliding door openings and master bedroom windows are being measured in order to fabricate the curtains which will be installed a few weeks later. Each individual opening must be measured to ensure that the curtain sizes are correct.  Many times, there are differences in the sizes of the opening despite all buildings being the “same”.  The designers want to get everything right. 

The last four buildings will be finished by Sena once Belfor completes the interior build. 

The Ivan part of the project is more involved.  Most of you know our Resort General Manager Ivan Miralla.  He is on-site at the beach club and is responsible for the following:
 Interior finishes and appointments – linens, towels, all kitchen equipment, beds, TVs, etc. 

  • All items defined and sources identified, starting to order these items based on lead times.
  • All kitchen appliances have been ordered, and paid for, and delivery is scheduled for mid-March.
  • Sealy Posturepedic mattresses were ordered for all units with a mid to late-March delivery schedule. We will now have queen-size beds in all the guest bedrooms.  
  • Samsung’s smart TVs were purchased and stored for mid to late March installation. We will now have 65” TVs in the living rooms and 55” TVs in the bedrooms.

    Pool / Spa
  • The pool and spa are fine structurally.  The pool equipment is in the process of being replaced and will not be a holdup.  All new equipment in the “pool building” is being raised off of the floor to avoid the periodic problem of flooding during heavy rains.  The final prep of the pool and spa will coincide with the completion of the landscaping.
  • Pavers around the pool will begin to be repaired starting mid-March.  

Landscaping

  • Planning and design have been completed.  Belfor anticipates having all heavy equipment off half of the property by the end of February so we can begin the landscaping in early March. We will work in two phases, from the walkway to the beach south to cover buildings 6, 7 and 8 including the west lawn section first, and once Belfor completes the other 4 buildings we will resume and complete the project.  Currently reviewing quotes.

Tennis Courts

  • Our contractor will be on-site to start the demolition of the remaining courts on March 1st.

Please click the link below for an owner update and photos of the resort.

 

Ian Reconstruction

Update & Photos

As of February 19, 2024

Construction Update

 

Greetings Owners-

I had the opportunity to go to SBC last week.  Progress continues, as approximately 60 workers were on the site. Doors are being installed, cabinets put on the walls, and walkways assembled, in addition to flooring going in.  The pool equipment repairs will begin next week. Everything is looking amazing!

Meetings continue with Belfor as to when their work will be completed.  This is the most critical step in the reopening process. Once we have a date we will be in a much better place to announce the resort reopening date. I hope to have that in the next couple of weeks.

One small change in our communications will be happening.  It has been determined that compiling the information to you is a tremendous task, which we are committed to continue. Please be advised that future communications will be posted on Mondays going forward.

As always, feel free to reach out to any board member with questions or concerns.

Regards,

Scott Stephens
Board President

 

Ian Reconstruction

Update & Photos

As of February 9, 2024

Construction Update

 

To all Beach Club owners:

As the pictures show, and the checklist grows, in terms of completion, you can see the great movement to date.  Painting is commencing, floors going down, appliances delivered, termite treatment (under contract prior, not a new need), we continue to make good to great progress.  It is always in the eyes of the beholder on how great it is…. we all have opinions and the board respects those.  

I realize too, that many of us have built homes, (I built a farrow to finish hog operation 45 years ago) and have worked with large facilities along the US river systems.   Each project is unique and takes a specialized approach. With the massive devastation, cleanup, site prep just to start, supplies to order and deliver down a one way, four mile stretch of highway, it is my opinion, that a great job has been done and is ongoing.

We are readying appliances, finishing up walkways (one week away is the final board going down), AND a date of February 26, for major re-construction to be done, and with the decorating, and finish work of the project to begin in earnest.  Appliances, internet connectedness, pool, and all the final details will be addressed.  Ivan has plans for final grading to be done, and now that the walkway to the beach is done, grades are established for that whole process of landscaping and backfill to commence.  Sal has been an integral part of this process and has a contractor’s eye for inspection……they are both highly skilled at this.

We want to thank you for all your support and caring for this spot of enjoyment and memory.  It is becoming a reality once again.  We also know it is an investment without those benefits (for some of us, two years' worth, and you have board members in the same boat with you, this has been a real struggle, but the goal is just around the corner.

Regards,
Randy Springer

Please click the link below for an owner update and photos of the resort.

Ian Reconstruction

Update & Photos

As of February 2, 2024

Construction Update

 

Greetings to all Sanibel Beach Club owners and guests,

This website has been developed to provide access and vision to the re-opening of the Sanibel Beach Club resort.  As we all know, hurricane Ian created devastation to the resort and all surrounding areas.

We will be updating this site weekly until the resort is open, and longer as necessary.

Many are asking when the resort will be back open. We are taking a three step process to determine that date. We call this the Belfor, Sena, and Ivan process. Belfor is the major reconstruction, SENA has the inside (furniture, paintings, etc…) and Ivan (TV’s, beds, etc….) We are in continuous meetings with Belfor to determine their completion date as this is critical to parts two and three. I expect this first step to be determined in the next 30 days, and then steps two and three will be easier to project.

I ask that you please be patient with this process. All Board members are owners at the resort and are working on a voluntary basis. If you don’t agree with the steps we are taking, you can feel free to contact me personally and I will address the issue. All Board members are available to contact, and their individual information is available on the website.

When the resort is back open it will be better than ever and a showcase to the island community.

One goal, one accomplishment.

Regards,
Scott

Please click the link below for an owner update and photos of the resort.

 

We welcome families, friends and lovers to our little part of the "Sanibel magic".
It's an experience you won't soon forget!

Sanibel Beach Club is situated on 6.3 acres on the Gulf of Mexico and has 351 feet of beautiful beach front. Sanibel Island is world known as "The Shelling Capital Of The Western World" with more shell variety than any other single beach in Florida. Enjoy the heated swimming pool and relax in the spa! Enjoy a game of tennis or hop on a bike and tour the island on the extensive bike paths. Discover the nature and the beauty of the island charm or just kick back and relax! Create memories of a lifetime while experiencing a vacation at Sanibel Beach Club.