We’re a family owned business who go back to the mid 70’s when Port St. Lucie had a population of less than 14,000. We built our office on South U. S. surrounded by orange groves. There were no gas stations, grocery stores, or restaurants. We were located a little south of Port St. Lucie Blvd. which had no stop light, only a stop sign. There were no homes east of U. S. 1, and we camped on the C-24 canal west of the Florida Turnpike where no homes existed and grass grew in the streets.
With time, U. S. 1 was widened, a stop light put in at U. S. 1 and Port St. Lucie Blvd. where there had been nearly a wreck a day. Families moved to the area, businesses came in, and then the population exploded after articles in the national press wrote about what a great place we were. Super-Walmat moved in across the highway from our office, and then Sam’s moved in behind our office on Lennard Rd.
Those were exciting times with heady growth and such big plans for the area. Many of those plans got side railed by the recession and the busting of the housing bubble. Many of the foreclosures have been bought by individuals and investors and now are not such a blight on our city. Short sales have slowed down. The economy is recovering, more businesses are opening their doors, and we feel that Port St. Lucie has a bright future.