Also in Business Observer: Cline Construction, a new bike shop, and real estate corner
Flagler Palm Coast high School graduate Sergey Glagolev has opened a used car dealership named Sovauto Sales in Bunnell on Steel Rail Drive.
“My father is originally from Russia and started in the car business in 1991 shipping cars from Germany to Russia after the dissolution of the Soviet Union,” Glagolev said in a press release. “I’ve owned my own business for the past eight years in Flagler County and I’m excited to have the opportunity to grow Sovauto.”
Sovauto has approximately 30 cars and trucks on their lot, with a goal of 50 in the near future. They also search for specific requests from customers.
Glagolev is a 2008 graduate of Flagler Palm Coast High School and has lived in Flagler County since he was 15. He launched his first business, Serge’s Landscaping, as a senior at FPC. His final project in economics class was to build a business model and he used his real business to do so. He credits FPC’s administration and the school’s on-the-job training program for allowing him to balance work and school. Serge launched Empire Outdoors in 2008 and owned the company for eight years, building it to a staff of 12 before retiring from the landscaping industry.
The dealership is located at 3365 Steel Rail Drive in Bunnell, behind the VerdeGo nursery. Call 276-0005 or visit sovautosales.com.
Cline Construction: two decades in Flagler County
Cline Construction Inc. is celebrating its 20th year in business this year. President Scott Sowers explained that the company was started in 1996 with Sam Cline, who was vice president of Palm Coast developer ITT.
“He invited me to be a part of it, and I am very fortunate for that,” Sowers said in a press release. “It’s been an amazing 20-year journey filled with market ups and downs.”
Over the past 20 years, the company has performed work for clients such as Island Walk, Panera Bread, Chick-fil-A, Florida Hospital Flagler, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Palm Coast Holdings, and many cities including Bunnell, Daytona Beach, Flagler Beach, Jacksonville, Palatka, Palm Coast and St. Augustine.
Cline Construction has 59 employees, of which four have been with the company 10 years, one has been with the company 15 years, and four have been with the company 20 years.
The company is involved with numerous nonprofit organizations over the years including the Flagler Humane Society, Palm Coast Lions Club, Flagler PAL and the Flagler County Rotary Club.
They were listed as one of the 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies by the Jacksonville/NE FL Business Journal in 2003. They were the 2003 VCARD Member of the Year, and earned a 2012 Palm Coast Observer Standing O Award.
The company is located at 18 Utility Drive in Palm Coast, FL, and can be reached at 446-6444 or clineconstruction.net.
New bike shop in Palm Coast
Rider Performance, a retail bicycle shop, was awarded an occupancy permit at 300 Palm Coast Parkway SW, Unit 12. Mark and Terri Goettsch pulled the permit.
Real estate corner
— Twenty-one permits were issued for single-family homes in the last two weeks by the city of Palm Coast. Two of the homes were for $400,00 or more: Skyway Builders Inc. is building a home at 50 Scarlet Oak Circle for $413,000; and Dream Finders Home is building a home at 162 N. Starling Drive for $400,000. Seagate Homes received permits for 11 homes.
— Jack Corbett, of Coldwell Banker Premier Properties, was named the top listing agent for November. Jeanine Volpe was named the top sales agent.
— Gabriela Uhlar has been hired by Vanacore Homes to work on the sales team. She will work from the model home at model located at 21 Pheasant Drive.
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