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52 53 PHOENIX CONSTRUCTION PREFERRED VENDORS n Cox Lumber Ltd. www.coxlumberltd.com Cox Lumber Ltd. was founded in 1949 by Linton N. Tib- betts, who purchased a half interest in the six-year old Cox Supply Company in the United States, which later became the Cox Lumber Co. Twelve years later, Tibbetts purchased the remaining half of the company and set his sights on becoming the largest independently-owned lumber and building materials supplier in the state of Florida, and the largest roof and floor truss company in the Southeast United States. In 2006, the Tibbetts Family sold Cox Lumber Co. to The Home Depot after posting record sales of $396 million in 2005, with 28 locations including 11 truss plants and 15 door plants in Florida and the Cayman Islands. In 2009 the Tibbetts Family decided to re-enter the lumber business in Florida by establishing Tibbetts Lum- ber Co. with one small location in St. Petersburg. Today, the company has five locations in Florida and three Cox Lumber Ltd. locations in Grand Cayman. 2015 marked a new era for Cox Lumber Ltd., with their newest flagship store opening in Bodden Town to support the future growth in a facili- ty large enough to handle the construction needs across Grand Cayman for years to come. An additional facility in the industrial area of George Town, handles the building of trusses and the manufacturing of rebar. n Edie’s Décor www.ediesdecor.com Edie’s Décor, a family-operated business, has enjoyed serving Cayman for over 35 years. We stock an exceptional range of flooring products from European tiles to American luxury wood and vinyl planks. Our Soft Furnishings division provides custom window treatments and on-site upholstery and drapery fabrication. n Advance Fire & Plumbing Ltd. www.advancefireltd.com Advance Fire & Plumbing Ltd. provides engineering and design services for all types of projects, including wet fire sprinkler systems, dry fire sprinkler systems, deluge sys- tems, foam systems, clean agent fire suppression systems, and kitchen hood systems, throughout the Caribbean and Central and South America. n Convoy Custom Interiors Inc. www.convoycustom.ca CCI was established in 2003 to meet a growing demand within the industry for a traditional custom cabinet making company that relies on high end cabinet makers & finish- ing technicians to produce millwork rather than machinists & assemblers. We pride ourselves in being able to provide a complete service from design of millwork, to manufacture & installation. n The Bamco Group www.thebamcogroup.com Specializing in custom home interiors is our focus. Work- ing with the top contractors, Home Builders and Designers is what has brought us to the forefront of the Custom Cab- inet Industry. As the recognized leader in high end finishes throughout the Caribbean the Bamco Group will deliver your projects on time and on budget.  n ITG Export & Design www.itgexportinc.com Phoenix Construction just re-evaluated their five-year vision plan and is looking for oppor- tunities to grow regionally in other countries. They are interested in a long-term development opportunity rather than short-term projects; the right client and the right partnership where they can develop a relationship and provide what isn’t being serviced already. “We know what it feels like to have competitors come into your marketplace,” says Howe. “Our goal is to complement and grow with the needs of that country where qualified services are needed. To bring the expertise we’ve gained in the region over many decades and try to expand on it and spread our wings. That’s the growth plan. “We have a fairly solid marketplace in the Cayman Islands, our customers know who we are, and for us to grow and get into other mar- kets regionally, we’ll be primarily focused on hospitality and resort, commercial, distribution, infrastructure and high-end residential. Those are areas we feel we can contribute to other islands where they don’t have those types of contractors. If someone is looking for a respect- ed qualified Caribbean contractor to work with on their next project, the Phoenix Group would be the right group to get in touch with. We would like to reach out to other islands and make them aware that we’re interested and we want to do business.”