November 23, 2008

Michael A. Gilkey, Inc. in Sunday Herald

Excerpt from the article:

"Because Gilkey was able to save the eight large oaks on the property, the garden rooms look established and as though they have evolved over time.

This past fall, Gilkey won a state award for the Casey Key landscaping project in the category of Residential New Construction. Judges for the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association
(FNGLA) praised Gilkey for successfully designing hardscape and landscape in unison to embrace the architecture, the site and the client's tropical desires.

The homeowners couldn't have said it better themselves. 'What I like best about this property is coming home to it,' said the husband."

Kangaroo was happy to provide media relations for the article.

November 19, 2008

Bella Casa of Sarasota Launches New Website

Kangaroo Promotions is proud to announce the launch of the new website for Bella Casa of Sarasota, the Gulf Coast's premier custom waterfront home builder. Please take a moment and visit, and tour some of the incredible homes that Bella Casa of Sarasota has created in our community.

Kangaroo Promotions was proud to coordinate website design by Biscuit Studios and write a bit of copy for the site. We look forward to showing you more of these exquisitely crafted homes.

Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.: Celebrating E-Fest

Last weekend marked the fourth annual E-fest, a Sarasota celebration of conscious living. Josh Wynne Construction invited Michael A. Gilkey, Inc. to join in their display at the festival as part of his team. Kangaroo teamed up with Gilkey designer Jason Riley to coordinate a promotional display that helped Wynne receive accolades for having one of the nicest booths at the festival.

Reflecting upon the principles of sustainability, the team designed table tents including individual packets of Coreopsis leavenworthii, or Tickseed, the Florida State Wildflower. One side demonstrated how to grow the flowers (with a conceptual emphasis on their continuing cycle), and the other answered the question: Why hire a landscape architect for your sustainable design? Landscape architect Michael A. Gilkey, Jr. added native materials he used at the recently completed Codding Cottage to the display, including the innovative Coconut Mulch, native plants such as Duranta erecta and Muhlenbergia capillaris, and clay brick.

The principles of concsious design were realized beautfully at the Codding Cottage, the first Platinum Level One LEED Certified Home in our community. Gilkey used harvested rainwater in the irrigation system, native plants and recycled materials, and appropriate design to ensure sustainability. Riley incorporated this philosophy beautifully in the e-fest display. Please join Josh Wynne Construction and Michael A. Gilkey, Inc. at the Junior League Holiday Tour of Homes, December 5th and 6th, for an exclusive look at the most energy efficient home in Florida, located right here in the historic Laurel Park district.

November 11, 2008

Adam Tebrugge: A Job Well Done

Kangaroo Promotions would like to congratulate Adam Tebrugge on conducting a campaign worthy of imitation and deserving of his community's respect. As he ran for Public Defender of the 12th Judicial Circuit and lost by less than a percentage point, Adam maintained paramount criteria for integrity, honesty and general good karma. Adam refused to malign his opponent, campaigning instead on the passion that had driven him to fight for the rights of every citizen in our community, regardless of income, for twenty-three years.

It was a sincere pleasure to be involved, even in small part, with Mr. Tebrugge's campaign. We wish his opponent and victor Larry Eger all the best as he succeeds Elliot Metcalfe in defending the rights of our indigent citizens. It is my candid and sincere hope that Mr. Eger has acquired, through over two decades of comaraderie with Mr. Tebrugge, some of that same passion. It will be necessary as he fights for those who need him the most, and sometimes for those who commit the crimes we all cannot bear to think of; for these are American citizens and they deserve their Constitutional rights within our justice system.

Three cheers for Adam Tebrugge, a true champion of equality, a man of principal, and a servant of the people.