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Phil Kean of Phil Kean Designs of Winter Park took his third Golden Award, this year for The 2012 New American Home.
Winter Park / Maitland Observer Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 5 years ago

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Kean wins award

The 34th Annual Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) finished this past weekend with a bang when it announced the GOLDEN Aurora Award at the Gala/Spectacular. Phil Kean of Phil Kean Designs of Winter Park took his third Golden Award, this year for The 2012 New American Home. Team members include: Two Trails, Inc.; Redmon Design; Zio; Brad Grosberg, Principal, and Rob Turner, President of Interior Design at Phil Kean Designs.

Phil Kean also won “Best in State” awards for the states of Florida and Alabama; and 17 other awards including 11 “Green” building awards. Carrie Cogsdale of Phil Kean Designs won the Concept Award for the Live Design Competition, which was held on the exhibit hall floor during the conference. Visit

Winter Park Periodontist Dr. Jeffrey J. Sevor, owner of Central Florida Periodontics and Implantology, is using cutting edge laser treatment on patients instead of the "cut and sew" method. This makes painful periodontal surgery a thing of the past. Visit

The Central Florida office of SIKON Construction, Maitland, announced the completion of the new three-story, 99-unit Veranda Senior Apartments in Homestead, Fla., under a construction management agreement with HTG Veranda Senior, Ltd.

International law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that Shareholder Todd Miller was appointed to the Negro Spiritual Scholarship Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Benton Wood, Partner at Fisher & Phillips’ Orlando office, has been selected to present “How to Conduct Workplace Investigations” at the 2012 HR Florida Conference & Expo.

Winter Park-based pawn chain La Familia Pawn & Jewelry recently raised $5.25 million in new investment capital. The funds – which were contributed by both private and public sources – will be used to continue La Familia’s rapid store expansion throughout Florida and the Caribbean. Last summer, La Familia raised $7.5 million in new investment capital, including a $5 million sum from Advent-Morro that was one of the largest single investments received by a Central Florida-based organization in 2011. La Familia nearly tripled its revenue from 2010 to 2011 and expects a 25 percent increase in 2012. Visit

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