Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Aqua Construction and Development: Custom Homes to Commercial Projects



By Don Manley

C10-CBN-2-20-15-3Quality rather than quantity is of primary importance at Aqua Construction and Development.

“Our goal is not to build the most homes, but instead the most beautiful homes,” said Rod Bushnell, who founded the company more than 23 years ago.

Aqua Construction has centered its sights on redefining waterfront luxury living with a combination of exquisite design and thoughtful architecture. From concept to creation, each custom home is built to the buyer’s specifications with the highest quality craftsmanship.

Through its four-step construction process, the company prides itself on providing a personalized home building experience with exceptional customer service and supreme workmanship.

During the pre-construction phase, there is a preliminary review of the plans and specifications as prepared by the architect and designer. A cost budget also is prepared and a strategy implement to reduce construction time. Finally, subcontractors and vendors are chosen and qualified.

Next is the construction phase, in which the schedule is prepared and project meetings begin. Aqua’s team handles all of the supervision of subcontractors, testing and inspections, changes in the scope of work and the completion of the punchlist.

Through the project administration phase, Aqua’s team maintains a complete record of a home’s construction with daily logs, progress schedules, manpower breakdowns, project cost reports, material lists and shop drawing logs. It also prepares and controls all subcontractors payment schedules and assembles and coordinates all of the project documents and records.

Finally in post construction, Aqua’s team will address any electrical, mechanical, drywall, carpet, paint and lighting issues that might arise, as well as coordinate all warranty repairs.

Located on Marco Island, Aqua Construction is the Florida



division of Bushnell Companies, a Kansas based, full-service construction company. Bushnell has built more than 100 custom homes and more than 250,000 square feet of commercial space during its more than two decades of existence.

A skilled woodworker by trade, Rod Bushnell began his business in the Chicago suburbs, eventually expanding to Southwest Florida, with a focus on the waterfront markets on Marco and in Naples.

Bushnell’s extensive experience as a builder allows him to bring an exceptional sense of detail and precision to each project. Among Aqua’s signature amenities are custom designed and built staircases, oversized crown molding, detailed ceilings and exterior cypress-ceiling details.

“Customers build with Aqua because they’re truly getting a custom product,” said Bushnell. “We rarely build the same floor plan.”

Aqua also sells undeveloped lots, and when it comes to site development, it handles everything from A-Z for its customers — from land acquisition to site excavation, road construction and site utilities.

The company’s comprehensive expertise in commercial development allows it to offer customers complete general contracting services to handle all aspects of a project including:

  • Cost Estimating • Project Scheduling • Acquisition • Development • Government regulations • Zoning Requirements • Construction • Field supervision • Safety Administration • Project Administration

Bushnell said Marco holds a special appeal for new construction. “It’s a slice of paradise, and there is only so much land, which makes is desirable,” he explained.

Whether it’s a custom home or a commercial project, Aqua’s approach remains unchanged. “We are committed to building a quality product and strong relationships,” said Bushnell. “Our projects are built on time and on budget.”

For more information on Aqua Construction and Development, visit www.aquaconstruction.net or call 239-595-6955.




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