The Palms of Punta Gorda Assisted Living Completes Renovation: Grand Opening Set for Dec. 12

Rabits & Romano leads expansion including addition of 30 living units

Orlando, Fla. - (December 4, 2013) – The Palms of Punta Gorda assisted living facility will celebrate the grand opening of its newly expanded facility on December 12.

The 17,000 square foot project, designed by Rabits & Romano Architecture, Planning and Design and built by Brooks & Freund Construction, expands the facility with the addition of 30 living units, a new commercial kitchen, offices and public spaces.

The Palms of Punta Gorda is an affordable assisted living community and memory care center located at 2295 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda, FL. With the help of Rabits & Romano and partnership with Florida Engineering Group, the facility now has a new dining room, laundry, living room and covered patios.

The Palms modern commercial kitchen was designed by Gene Kaplan from R.E.D.I. The kitchen has 1,000 square feet of space, including an 11 foot exhaust hood, 100 square foot walk-in cooler and scullery.

“Rabits & Romano and Florida Engineering Group have experience working with the design and expansion of adult living facilities. The firms attention to detail, as well as their ability to stay on schedule and on budget are greatly appreciated,’’ said Tom Martin President, Strategic Properties Management, Inc.- Developer and Owners' Representative of The Palms Of Punta Gorda.

The new facility will have these new design features:

  • Porte cochere

  • Commercial kitchen

  • Dining room

  • Main living room

  • Patios

  • Yards

  • Landscaping

  • Offices

“The challenging part of this project was to avoid disrupting the existing residents during construction, and to fit such a large addition on a tight lot,’’ said Bob Rabits, founder of Rabits & Romano. “The Palms of Punta Gorda is now well positioned to compete favorably with other assisted living facilities.’’

About Rabits & Romano Architecture, Planning and Design

Rabits & Romano Architecture, Planning and Design was founded by principal Robert S. Rabits in 1986. Over the past quarter-century the firm has worked on thousands of buildings across Florida. The experienced team has the diversity to provide design solutions encompassing multiple buildings in areas such as hospitality, education, healthcare, commercial, entertainment, mixed use and industrial. Rabits & Romano Architects Inc., works in partnership with its clients to achieve measurable results on time and on budget. For more information, visit,, or call 352-385-1030.

About Florida Engineering Group

Florida Engineering Group, Inc. (FEG), one of Southeast Construction’s “Top Design Firms”, is a full-service, multi-disciplined civil engineering firm headquartered in Orlando, Florida. Since its founding in 1993, FEG has successfully provided engineering services to private and municipal clients for hundreds of projects throughout Florida, Georgia, and internationally. FEG’s comprehensive capabilities allow the firm to take projects from the initial planning phases through final design and construction. FEG’s project experience includes commercial, residential, resort, institutional, industrial, municipal, and infrastructure projects of various sizes and levels of complexity. FEG’s commitment to engineering excellence, coupled with its staff extensive and varied experience, allow the firm to provide optimal, cost-effective design solutions that maximize its clients' return on investment. For more information on FEG, visit or contact FEG Orlando at 407-895-0324 and FEG Atlanta at 1-877-85 7-1581.

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