Croom Construction :: SmartMoves #15

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WHITEHALL STANDS THE TEST OF TIME It has often been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that’s true, Whitehall Professional Property Management has plenty to be proud of these days. Over 20 years ago, Croom Construction Company had the foresight to open a preventive maintenance division to maintain their clients’ newly built or remodeled homes. In 1997, this was a new concept for Vero Beach. It had never been attempted, but it certainly made sense. After all, if your home remains in optimal working condition, it retains its aesthetic and monetary value. Like cars, homes need constant care. Fast-forward 22 years, and the success is clear: Whitehall literally wrote the book on preventive home maintenance and property management, and our systematic approach is considered best practice and unique for the industry. Today, our goal remains the same — to simplify your home maintenance and property management concerns.

“Much of our success is thanks to the quality of people we hire,” David Croom, President said. “From the outset, our team has been comprised of qualified, professional workers. When we take on the responsibility of a client’s home, we make sure we have the right people, at the right time, for the right job.” Utilizing over 150 maintenance and detection procedures specifically developed for coastal homes, the Whitehall team performs inspections of the entire home on a regularly scheduled basis. Over the past two decades, our disciplined preventive maintenance approach has been instrumental in protecting property values for 200+ clients.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, DAVID LYONS! For 33 years, David has managed all pre-construction activities at Croom Construction Company while working closely with owners, architects and engineers during the design and planning stages for each project. Since 1986, he has been responsible for more than $500 million in sales of residential, commercial and renovation projects. As a trained mechanical engineer, he brings a deep understanding of the complex systems that go into a project. David earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and is a recipient of the Associated General Contractor of America (AGC) President’s Award for Outstanding Committee Chairman. Outside of work, he volunteers his time with local youth sports and is currently coaching middle school basketball. He and his wife have two grown children and beautiful grandchildren who all live in Vero Beach. From all of us at Croom and Whitehall, happy 33rd anniversary!

“Everyone at Croom Construction has so much pride in what they do. I’m fortunate to work with such a talented team that strives to execute perfect fit and finish every time.” – DAVID LYONS, VICE PRESIDENT

SMART PLANNING STARTS EARLY The official start of storm season began June 1st and continues through November 30th. Whitehall’s storm preparations are underway. For our seasonal clients, we began closing their homes and installing hurricane shutters in May. For our year-round clients, storm measures are initiated when the forecast by the National Weather Service states that Indian River County is in the projected path of a severe storm. Preparation begins five days before the storm’s projected landfall. Beginning early ensures that we

securely button up our clients’ homes as well as our staffs’ homes, allowing their families to safely evacuate. Post-storm communication is critical, as we know our clients are anxious about their home and property. Whitehall works closely with the Sheriff’s Department and the Vero Beach Police Department to ensure our staff has immediate access to your home after a storm. For more information on our solid storm preparedness plan, visit

PRECISION PAINTING & WATERPROOFING HEADS SOUTH When you love what you do, it shows! What started as the residential paint division of Croom Construction in 1997 now has a stellar reputation for beautiful commercial work. From John’s Island Club, Windsor, Orchid Island and the Moorings to multi-family units and large office buildings, Precision Painting & Waterproofing is considered the Treasure and Space Coast’s premier painting contractor. And now we’re sharing the talent with our neighbors throughout Palm Beach County. This year, Precision Painting & Waterproofing opened an office in Jupiter, Florida. Under the direction of General Manager, James (JC) Choquet, we’re painting the towns from Vero Beach to Boca Raton.

Long-time client, John’s Island West Golf Club

Contact us today! 772.567.1221

smartmove #22 The latest technology in the homebuilding industry includes smart pergolas that automatically close and open according to the weather conditions. A perfect solution for coastal outdoor rooms! Call Croom soon to learn more at 772.562.7474.

Let’s Stay Connected! Sharing news and engaging with our community are important to us. Stay connected anytime, anywhere through Facebook and Houzz. We’ll share smart tips for your home, timely news, stunning projects, and fun facts about our team. 772.562.7474 772.299.4559 772.567.1221

Cover: Custom John’s Island home built and maintained by Croom Construction Company and Whitehall Professional Property Management. smartmoves issue 15, 2019

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