Gulfshore Remodeling & Design LLC.
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The Gulfshore Remodeling & Design team has over 150 years of combined experience in the construction and remodeling industry.

At Gulfshore Remodeling & Design we are a full-service remodeling center with a full-time design team ready to assist you. We offer multiple, “American Made”, cabinet lines, a flooring showroom and can assist you in selecting countertops from Set in Stone.

Call today to schedule an appointment; our Design Team is ready to assist you in Transforming your home!

Our Team

John R. Varsames John R. Varsames – President, CGC 1515995

John is a third generation member of a construction family and started in the business as a young man working on the job site learning a strong work ethic. During college John worked as a carpenter on commercial projects and high-rise construction.

Undergraduate studies were completed at St. Michael’s College in Burlington, Vermont in Business Administration. Postgraduate work at the Institute of Design and Construction in NYC was in Construction Management. John served in the United State Air Force during Vietnam for six years on active duty and in the National Guard.

Following military service and college John was employed by Georgia Pacific Corporation in NYC as an Architectural and Engineering Sales Representative. He was then recruited as the General Manager of the Woodbury organization in 1973. There he was responsible for the retail, wholesale lumber and hardware operations.

In 1976 John joined American Invesco of Chicago managing their construction operation of high-rise luxury condominiums. There he specialized in conversions, rehabilitations, large painting, waterproofing, tuck pointing and decorating throughout the Ft. Lauderdale, NYC, NJ, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Ohio markets.

John joined SG Phillips Corporation in 1979 as Vice-President of Construction for their building division. John developed relationships with IBM, Digital Equipment Corporation and Macdonald Douglas Corporation and was awarded contracts for the construction of manufacturing plants, laboratory fit-ups and major renovation projects. There, John managed over $70 million annually in construction projects.

In 1984 John formed North shore Development, along with Roderick Whittier. With a majority interest in the Kessel Duff Corporation, the construction of over 1,200 housing units, office buildings and major projects were successfully completed.

John and his family moved to Naples, FL full time in 1999, there he purchased Quality Fence and manufactured pre-cast concrete fencing and installed gates and entry systems. During his tenure he turned a negative net worth into $1.5 million in sales.

From 2000 through 2008 John was the Adjunct Dean at Gulf Coast School of Construction. During this same time he joined John R. Wood as Vice-President of Operations. With them he was responsible for the construction of five offices and a corporate headquarters and supervised the marketing and advertisings departments.

John is an experienced pilot and FEMA rated Incident Commander. He is a graduate of National Staff College at Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base and has been awarded five exceptional service awards and two National Commander commendations. He served as a mission pilot and incident commander during Hurricane Charlie, Katrina and Wilma.

John is most proud of his family; he has been married to Heidi for 38 years and has two daughters.

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We Provide Services to the Following Cities and Towns in FL:

  • Estero, FL
  • Rural Estates, FL
  • South Naples, FL
  • Pelican Bay, FL
  • Vineyards, FL