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Biz Buzz: Preferred Management reaches 20 years, also adds to portfolio

Here is the weekly news around Flagler County
by: Jeff Dawsey Sports Editor

Preferred Management Services recently celebrated its 20-year anniversary on Tuesday, June 23. The firm opened with 246 units in St. Augustine Beach but now boasts of over 3,000 residential units and 14 commercial parks.

Preferred has also added Cherokee Trails II and Avalon at Lehigh Woods to its portfolio. Cherokee Trails is a community of 28 townhomes in Ormond Beach, and Avalon is a KB Homes community located in Palm Coast’s R-section.

“These are some exciting times,” said Lea Stokes, the Community Association Manager. “I am grateful for all of the support we have received along the way and look forward to 20 more years.”

For more information, call 439-0134.

SERVPRO celebrates 10 years with expansion

SERVPRO of Flagler County is proud to be celebrating its 10th year serving Flagler County and the surrounding areas.

“It is hard to believe a decade has gone by since the Flagler County franchise first opened,” said Michael Lilly, SERVPRO’s owner since 2012. “We are proud of the work we have done both commercially and residentially and are very excited about our future here in Flagler and beyond.”

Most recently, in July, Lilly purchased the New Smyrna Beach/Titusville franchise to expand its service coverage down to Cocoa Beach. That franchise has been in place for more than 18 years.

“Our 10 years serving Flagler County has really prepared us for this expansion and we are excited for our continued growth in Central Florida,” he added. “I am proud of the incredible team of professionals we have in place and I am confident we will provide exceptional service to the entire region.”

Throughout the last 10 years, the franchise has seen steady growth and achieved many milestones, including:

Increasing its revenue by 400% in the last three years; growing from just six employees in 2012 to 30 current employees, with the acquisition of the New Smyrna Beach - Titusville franchise; was named the No.1 franchise in Florida for growth and No.2  in Florida for volume in 2014;

To celebrate its anniversary, Lilly and his team will host a celebration and ribbon cutting at 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at their location at 1 Enterprise Drive, Suite 4 in Bunnell.

Is there a doc in the house?

Board-certified general surgeon Dr. John Cascone has joined the Florida Hospital HealthCare Partners medical staff at Florida Hospital Flagler.

Prior to becoming a physician, he served as chief operating officer for the Psychiatric Institute of Atlanta and chief executive officer of Brawner Healthcare System in Smyrna, Ga.

He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists. He has served as assistant professor of surgery for Florida State University School of Medicine since 2010 and Medical College of Georgia since 2011.

His office is located in Florida Hospital Flagler’s medical office building at 61 Memorial Medical Pkwy., Suite 3805, Palm Coast. He is accepting new patients and most insurance plans. He can be reached at 586-1605.

John Cascone

Heather Vick has been named director of physician coding and compliance for Florida Hospital HealthCare Partners, Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler’s employed group of physicians, including primary care physicians and specialists.

As director of physician coding and compliance, Vick will be responsible for coding and auditing functions for all Florida Hospital HealthCare Partners physicians across Volusia and Flagler counties, including Florida Hospital DeLand, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, Florida Hospital Flagler, Florida Hospital Oceanside and Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center.

Heather Vick

Kudos and Hires

Hallmark Properties in Palm Coast announced their Top Agents for July. Danielle Pierro earned Top Closing Agent and Top Sales Agent honors, and Carole Keller achieved Top Listing Agent.

Hallmark Properties is located at 9 Harbor Center Drive. Call 445-1200.

Danielle Pierro
Carole Keller

Beverly Neel, a 12-year Broker Associate, has joined the Re/MAX Select Professionals firm. Neel has been a licensed REALTOR since 2003. She has worked in various aspects of real estate that include assisting buyers and sellers, managing sales teams, training sales agents, and working with new home builders. Beverly gives back to the real estate community and has contributed articles to national sales publications and has assisted some of the nation’s best sales consultants at the International Builders Conference.

RE/MAX has also hired Nanette Rocha, a real estate sales agent. Rocha helps buyers, sellers, and investors in the Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Ormond Beach and Daytona Beach areas.

Beverly Neel


Pillar Mortgage LLC has announced that Peter DiSano has joined its firm as an account mortgage specialist.

“Peter has lived in this area over eight years and knows our community and the needs well,” said Linda Niday, owner of Pillar Mortgage. “He brings almost 20 years of experience to our customers and we are excited to have him on board.”

Peter DiSano


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