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April 21, 2017

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Eighth annual BBQ, Bands & Brew fundraiser raises $123,000 to benefit Lee BIA Builders Care

Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association, raised a record $123,000 during its eighth annual BBQ, Bands & Brew fundraising event on Sunday, April 9, at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. The event featured live music, barbecue-themed foods, a competition to name the best barbecue in town, the fifth annual Poker Run, a cornhole tournament, vendors and activities for kids. Presented by All Star Equipment Rentals and Sales, approximately 7,500 people came out to the event, which supported Lee BIA Builders Care's mission to provide emergency repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means.

Live music was performed throughout the day by Soapy Tuna, Rockin' Horse, Deb & the Dynamics and Ben Allen Band, a competition to name the Best barbecue in town and activities for kids.

Barbecue-themed foods were provided by Bootleggers Waterfront BBQ, Bubba's Roadhouse & Saloon, BurgerQue, Famous Dave's, Jonesez BBQ, Mona Lisa Italian Restaurant, MOFO's, Orange Tree Coffee and Slider City, and desserts by Artisan Gelato by Norman Love.

A team of celebrity judges voted MOFO's as winner of Best BBQ in Town. Other 2017 winners included Best Ribs by MOFO's, Best Chicken by Jonesez BBQ, Best Pork by Famous Dave's, Best Side Dish by Slider City, Best Presentation by Famous Dave's and for the eighth consecutive year, the People's Choice Award went to Jonesez BBQ.

GATES Construction to build New Robb & Stucky Distribution Center

GATES Construction has been selected to construct the new Robb & Stucky Distribution Center in Fort Myers. Located at 16311 Lee Road, the 125,514-square-foot warehouse and office building will become the new company headquarters for Robb & Stucky. The new warehouse will be used for office space, furniture storage, and assembly and repair of furniture. The project is scheduled for completion in late winter 2017. Architectural design is being provided by MHK Architecture & Planning.

GATES Construction serves its clients from offices in Bonita Springs and Sarasota as a full service general contracting firm providing construction management and design-build services with a diversified project portfolio in all types of commercial, institutional, industrial, healthcare, and multi-family construction projects. GATES also operates in North Carolina and the Republic of Panama.

For more, call 239-593-3777 or visit the website at www.GATESinc.com.

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