The John R. Wood Realtors team of Bill Earls and Larry Lappin has been named the 15th most productive sales team in the nation in an independent ranking compiled by the Wall Street Journal and Real Trends.
With more than $141 million in sales volume in 2011, Earls and Lappin were the only team in Southwest Florida named in the ranking of the nation's top 250 teams, and the second of seven Florida teams cited, with the next closest team coming in at No. 63.
For 2012, the sale team's mid-year sales already have exceeded $65 million and Earls and Lappin are on track to equal or surpass last year's volume.
Rotella named to investment firm's advisory board
Naples Capital Advisors Inc. recently announced the appointment of Jonathan J. Rotella to the firm's Advisory Board.
Rotella's responsibilities will include providing oversight, strategic guidance and performance monitoring for the trust and investment management functions of Naples Capital Advisors and its affiliate, Capital Bank, N.A.
Rotella is the founder and chief executive officer of NexGen Hyperbaric & Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine, a comprehensive wound care and disease management company.
Wright Construction Group earns community service award
Wright Construction Group was presented with a Community Service Award from the city of Fort Myers for its achievements in the city's Adopt-a-Canal Program.
Over two years, beginning in April 2010, Wright employees volunteered to pick up trash and debris along a section of Billy's Creek where the construction company had previously constructed a 56-acre filter marsh that treats runoff of excess nutrients prior to being discharged into the Caloosahatchee River. In all, Wright Construction Group employees plucked some eight cubic yards of trash and debris from the urban waterway that meanders through the city.
Van Valkenburg joins Iberiabank Mortgage
Paul Van Valkenburg has joined Iberiabank Mortgage and will serve as the community development officer for Naples and the Southwest Florida region.
Van Valkenburg, who has eight years of experience in the home lending industry, previously served on the Bonita Estero Association of Realtors community relations committee, the Collier County Building Industry Association Parade of Homes committee and the Collier County Non-Discrimination Coalition.
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