Architecture Awards 2023

Architecture Awards 2023 BUILD 15 The built-in closets that D&V Customs creates are made of pre-finished birch plywood that is strong and hardwearing. They come with many doors and drawers, an abundance of shelving, plenty of adjustable hanging rods, and can be made to order with any colour its clients may desire. In addition, each and every custom project comes with a one-year labor warranty for extra peace of mind. Maximizing living spaces can be one of the most helpful things we can do, and, with D&V Customs, it has never been easier. However, D&V Customs doesn’t simply work on a residential level, it is also heavily involved in the commercial segment. Vince shares, “We’ve just recently completed a dentist office, Barkley Pediatric Dentistry in conjunction with Summit Building, located in Fort Myers, Florida. One aspect of this project that presented difficulty was that the job was located 60 miles away from our shop and office. We are proud of ourselves for tackling high-volume projects like this, and we look forward to the challenge of taking on more.” By transmuting challenges into windows for opportunity, D&V Customs has risen to the top and become the best in Southern Florida. Another challenge that presented itself to D&V Customs was the damage caused by Hurricaine Ian late in 2022, but the business decided to roll up its sleeves and dig in to help the people within the area. Vince comments, “This year we landed our largest project to date, a $1.2million flood damage renovation project in conjunction with Krehling Construction as the licensing partner. We’ve made it our mission to rebuild the lives of the residents affected by the storm, as fast and efficient as possible.” The disastrous and devastating event caused an almost irreparable amount of damage, harm that could only be fixed by those with the highest level of experience within the trade. D&V Customs rose to the challenge and, with its strong partnership, took charge of the situation for the greater good of the community. Vince adds, “We even donated several new kitchens to lower economy neighbourhoods such as mobile home parks for residents who did not have insurance protection to cover flood damages.” D&V Customs’ work for the community which surrounds it just shows what kind of business it is. Putting its best foot forward, no matter how challenging it may be, the entire team pulls together to create something astonishing for the people of Southern Florida. When speaking of the team, Vince enthuses, “We have a dream team in place right now, and we owe much success to