September 30, 2008

Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.: 2008 FNGLA Awards

Congratulations to local landscape architecture studio Michael A. Gilkey, Inc. for receiving three awards at this year's Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association Landscape Awards Program. Michael received two Residential Awards of Excellence, and was given the Roy S. Rood Award, given to the most outstanding of all entries in all categories.

The Roy S. Rood Award and one Award of Excellence were given for Casa del Carnevale on St. Armand's Circle. The client's objective for this historically designated home was to reflect the 'Carnevale' aesthetic throughout the landscape. The result is reminiscent of an early 20th century botanical garden.The second Award of Excellence was given for a private residence on North Casey Key Drive. The client's vision for this unique gulf-to-bay lot was a Florida garden that echoed the tropical style of their former Hawaiian residence.

Kangaroo was honored and proud to assist Michael in award application and media relations. Special thanks to Gana Gilkey for all application photography. A sincere congratulations is also extended to Fish Branch Tree Farm, FNGLA 2008 Grower of the Year.

September 24, 2008

Concrete Countertops, Etc.: Durable Beauty

Concrete Countertops, Etc. owner Jake Brady utilizes the very latest in sustainable concrete surface technology. His concrete surfaces are beautiful and long lasting, and play a vital role in reducing the burden on our nation’s landfills.

Concrete Countertops, Etc. uses a three-part component system and surface-reactant lithium sealer, resulting in a product which is more dense and more stain-resistant than any other concrete surface available. Jake's unique mix design replaces 35% of the Portland cement with a post-industrial waste that actually makes his concrete stronger. Concrete Countertops, Etc. also uses the wastewater from their polishing process, helping protect Florida’s fragile water supply.

A native of Nova Scotia, Jake moved to Sarasota in 1997 and began his remodeling career with his father. He began his own business, Jake of All Trades, specializing in kitchen and bath remodels. In 2007, he attended the Concrete Countertop Institute in Raleigh, North Carolina, completing intensive training in precast countertops and sinks. After a mutually beneficial employment experience with Ben Nettles Concrete Design in 2008, Jake created Concrete Countertops, Etc. with a unique technique, mix design, and philosophy. Jake resides in Sarasota with his partner Angel and his English Bulldog, Maggie, and enjoys fishing in Sarasota Bay and riding his motorcycle.

Concrete Countertops, Etc. is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, the Florida Green Building Coalition, and is an elite support member of the Concrete Countertop Institute.

Please contact us to visit to the new Concrete Countertops, Etc. showroom, at 6130 Clark Center Avenue, Suite 101.

Kangaroo is enthusiastically assisting Jake with design coordination, consumer relations, media relations, and industry and grant research.

September 19, 2008

An Evening of Art : Marcy Chapman

Kangaroo Promotions was proud to introduce Marcy Chapman to the Sarasota gallery scene in grand fashion Friday evening during the Third Friday ArtWalk at Towles Court.
Marcy introduced her fall collection, which included a sunflower series, a fern series, and the first of an angel trumpet series entitled 'Music of the Night,' featured in a recent article in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
Also present at the exhibit were favorite archival pieces from Marcy's personal collection. Subject matter ranged from an artichoke to a buddha statue given to daughter Elizabeth as a wedding gift. Marcy was hosted by The Laughing Monkey, creator of fine fabric art, baby slings and quilts. Guests at the event enjoyed wine donated by Maggie Originals. Special thanks to Gana Gilkey for event photography.
In attendance were Marcy's family, friends, and several sorority sisters from Alpha Chi Omega. Kangaroo was proud to assist Marcy with the planning and media relations for this event.

September 05, 2008

Lucky Design Studio: Kangaroo Branding

Kangaroo Promotions would like to heartily thank Lucky Design Studio and designer Luis Trujillo for our new branding package! Reflective of the unique and creative clients we serve, the new face of Kangaroo is hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind, and FUN.

With a fresh vision to innovate, Lucky is a full-service graphic arts production company ready to assist Kangaroo in meeting the needs of our clientele, growing each to a higher level of performance. Their expertise is creating a visual representation or “feeling” that influences a given target market.

The artistic vision of Lucky Design Studio reflects the comfort of tradition with a fresh perspective in graphic design. With an international creative team, Lucky is on the cutting edge of impact marketing in some of the fastest growing areas in the Americas. This fresh perspective ensures that they will represent our clients with a vibrant energy that transcends the mundane.