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#123922 - 04 January 04 11:35 am - America/Chicago Locating Contractors in the Hopkins Area
Roi Offline
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Registered: 04 January 04
Posts: 2
Loc: San Francisco
We live and work in London England and have bought a tract of land in what is described by the developers as Phase 4 in Sittee Point. We are ready to start work on making the land habitable but because of work committments we will have to do this long distance from London England. The work that needs doing is as follows:
The land needs to be filled and made sound. The same land needs to be cleared of vegetation so that building and landscaping can be carried out.
We also need to have a septic tank built. There is already water and electricity available. Does anyone know any reputable people who can do this work for us and are happy to work on a "long Distance" basis?
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#123923 - 05 January 04 1:36 pm - America/Chicago Re: Locating Contractors in the Hopkins Area
dancath Offline
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Registered: 26 November 03
Posts: 42
Loc: grand marais mn.
Roi

I am in about the same position as you are in a neighboring lot.If you go back and read this forum there are at least 2 contractors with frequent posts.They are very informative on costs etc.But as of now I have had no personal contact with any of them.

As for clearing your lot I have found out it can be done cheaply with local labor and could be done from across the pond by talking to people on this forum.I will be going down there myself to begin this process myself I will let you know.

From what I have learned so far I would not begin such a project without meeting face to face with the contractor or have a knowlegable and trusted person do it.

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#123924 - 07 January 04 8:58 am - America/Chicago Re: Locating Contractors in the Hopkins Area
Roi Offline
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Registered: 04 January 04
Posts: 2
Loc: San Francisco
When are you going down? We have been down twice now in the last 16 months and will probably be there again sometime this first quarter. Once we have a contractor/s who can do all the things we need, we have been speaking with someone who could manage something like this for us and be in Belize. I agree with your comment on land clearing as we looked into this at depth the last time we were there. We're most interested to keep up with your progress and are more than happy to swap info etc.

Roi
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#123925 - 05 February 04 9:47 am - America/Chicago Re: Locating Contractors in the Hopkins Area
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Registered: 03 November 02
Posts: 437
Loc: New Orleans
Have you located a contractor as yet? I live in Sittee River ... let me know if I can be of assistance.

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#123926 - 27 February 04 8:44 am - America/Chicago Re: Locating Contractors in the Hopkins Area
Charlotte Gable Offline


Registered: 16 April 00
Posts: 104
Loc: USA
I have property further south and have a bit of advice. Make sure you meet with the contractor before starting and don't pay a lot upfront. Also make sure you are ready to build before you clear the land, as things grow very quickly and if you clear then wait 6 months to a year, you will need to start all over again. good luck

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#123927 - 15 March 04 7:23 am - America/Chicago Re: Locating Contractors in the Hopkins Area
kiksalot Offline
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Registered: 15 March 04
Posts: 10
Loc: west palm beach, fla.
Hi Everybody! I have also purchased a small piece of paradise. Though the land "clearing" will be the very minimum, as the reason I am looking to stay is because of the natural beauty that surrounds the Sittee River. I am also looking for a reputable contractor for the initial shell construction. any help?

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#123928 - 15 March 04 12:40 pm - America/Chicago Re: Locating Contractors in the Hopkins Area
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Registered: 03 November 02
Posts: 437
Loc: New Orleans
We have some very good, reputable contractors in the Sittee area. I can recommend a few but please email me for their phone numbers and/or email addresses ... cyndermeyer@yahoo.com

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#252811 - 14 October 17 4:09 pm - America/Chicago Re: Locating Contractors in the Hopkins Area [Re: Roi]
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Registered: 21 February 17
Posts: 3
Hi Roi,
I hope your construction went well. For future viewers of this thread, I recommend hiring a specialist for septic system design in near-shore areas. The Ministry of Health does not permit standard systems in these areas where the water table is high (and tidal). Because diseases from improper septic management are serious, I strongly recommend against doing the bare minimum. And since local contractors are not experienced with advanced septic treatment systems I recommend hiring someone who is. Good luck. Stay safe.

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#253111 - 31 January 18 8:17 am - America/Chicago Re: Locating Contractors in the Hopkins Area [Re: Roi]
ArtBond Offline
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Registered: 30 January 18
Posts: 1
I have several lots located in Phase 4 that we are now looking to Build on. I plan on going there the first of March to meet contractors etc. Looking at making some decisions and getting as much local input and recommendations as possible from others who have gone thru the same process. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated

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#253113 - 31 January 18 6:41 pm - America/Chicago Re: Locating Contractors in the Hopkins Area [Re: Roi]
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Registered: 02 May 16
Posts: 83
Loc: Norway , Iowa
Stop by lot 44 Phase 2. Darren Ramirez construction is just finishing the cement work on our house. Sign our electrical pole if the marker is still there.

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