Home of the Suttons, Bonita Bay


Bonita Bay, Bonita Springs, Florida—Gorgeous Remodel

Green Mountain Builders has completed an extensive remodel and addition on a riverfront home in Bonita Bay. The transitional-inspired style makeover consists of a completely modernized outdoor living area, a new exterior, including landscaping and lighting, a second-floor guest suite addition, with balcony, and various other interior upgrades and improvements.

Tony Persichilli, owner of Green Mountain Builders, formed a team of highly qualified experts to design and build this lovely makeover. “We brought in the most creative professionals in their respective fields to work together and create a very special home for the clients,” states Persichilli.

Dan F. Sater II, FAIBD/CPBD of The Sater Group, with over thirty-five years experience in Southwest Florida, was given the task of designing the makeover. The selected style was inspired by British West Indies design. The pool and landscape concepts were created by Scott Windham, ASLA, Landscape Architect, with Windham Studio, Inc., and O’Donnell Landscapes, Inc., combining to do a beautiful job on the exterior grounds and the designer features and finishes were selected by Faith Fix, ASID, Founder and Principal of Freestyle Interiors Design Studio, as well as Viktoriya Afonova, ASID, Interior Design Consultant with From Dreams to Reality.

Outdoor Living Makeover and Addition

The 1,200 square foot cabana addition showcases the outdoor kitchen, custom decking and additional seating area, while adding under roof square footage. The outdoor kitchen is fully equipped. The tropical-inspired ceiling is adorned with exotic bamboo in a cleverly designed alternating pattern. The pool, spa and deck have been expanded and new features include an infinity edge, upper cascading fountain, gorgeous imported shell stone decking, two beautiful fire features and dramatic mood lighting.

Front Exterior and Entry

The home’s exterior went through a major makeover. The existing entry was replaced with a taller configuration and new stair design—an intricate series of integrally round and shaped steps, highlighted by an impressive imported shell stone decking. The entry’s ceiling was raised to fifteen feet. The landscaping, highlighted with native specimen plantings, creates magnificent curb appeal, while the circular drive is enhanced with brick pavers. The entire home was painted inside and out, and all existing bathrooms were updated.

Second Floor Guest Suite Addition

A beautiful, custom wood staircase leads guests to the creatively designed and beautifully decorated second-floor guest suite, providing privacy and comfort for guests and family. The lovely guest suite includes a bedroom, a comfortable, relaxing living room, bathroom and balcony overlooking the Imperial River. The bedroom and living room both enjoy access to the balcony, perfect for a morning cup of coffee, or a fabulous Southwest Florida sunset. Special attention was given to the ceilings. The balcony ceiling was painted a harmonious green, while the detailed bedroom and living room ceilings were designed to reflect the color theme.


“We were also blessed to have wonderful clients, who participated in the design and details, and were always open to exciting and creative ideas from our team. Having clients like Mr. and Mrs. Sutton who were a real joy, is what makes what we do even more gratifying,” adds Persichilli.



“Green Mountain was great to work with! They did an extension of our lanai and put up a new cage. They also installed a hooded grill vent in our outdoor kitchen. They were very professional and worked directly with us to ensure every detail exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be using Green Mountain again.“
– Gina Beebe 
“Green Mountain did our full kitchen remodel a couple of years ago. Everything went very well, and we couldn’t be happier with the result. Unlike the other guys, they listened to my needs rather than trying to sell me what they think I need. While you don’t see this one on TV, they are the best. I recommend them to everyone.”
– Bert Fancher
“Green Mountain undertook a project of a complete remodel for us and exceeded our expectations. Since we have completed our project, many friends and neighbors have contracted with Green Mountain to do their remodeling or renovation. We would highly recommend Green Mountain.”

– Don Larson

“These guys are down home while being very professional. They don’t lose their cool. Things get DONE. As a matter of fact, we’re thinking of asking them to quote replacement of our 24-year-old, off-color bathroom sinks and counter top.”

– Dorothy and Chuck Campbell




Many customers feel that exterior painting is a simple process and all paints and painters are created equal. Some will pick the lowest price not fully understanding the added value in a quality paint. The benefits of using quality paint for both interior and exterior jobs are many.

At Green Mountain Builders, we only use high quality Sherwin-Williams paint, achieving stunning results. They offer a wide variety of premium paints and finishes for different interior and exteriors uses. Fresh or new interior paint colors will alter the look and feel of your home. They can lighten up rooms and make them feel more spacious. Color’s not everything when selecting paint. Among the characteristics that contribute to the look, feel, texture and durability of a paint specification are gloss and sheen—a.k.a. the finish. Two new trending sheens they offer are eggshell and cashmere.

The climate and elements of Southwest Florida’s weather (fifty inches of rain annually, intense heat and high humidity) can break down paint surface. This is why we insist on Sherwin-Williams, no matter how large or small the project.




For a limited time, we are offering, two free Sherwin-Williams upgrades.

1. Duration Exterior is formulated with PermaLast® technology and infused with advanced acrylic co-polymers for long-lasting performance.

2. SuperPaint Interior next generation delivers a smoother appearance, excellent hide, and helps make color changes a snap.


The 1, 2, and 3 of Kitchen Colors
In most kitchens, owners will select one or two tones when it comes to cabinetry. For those who do choose two tones, it’s applied by using one color for the perimeter cabinets, and a second color for the island. What really reflects the personality of the homeowner is the choice of colors. For example, the perimeter cabinets could be a white tone, while the island could be in contrast, with a mid-tone blue or green.

Another option? Add a third color. This is done by using one color on the upper cabinets and a contrasting one for the lower cabinets. To add the third color, you would usually select a stain for the island. This stained color could be the visual connection to the dining room, for example.

On the Surface
Kitchen countertops are available in a variety of materials. Your choice will depend on the look, style and durability you need. A quartz countertop is a man-made material. Another option is the natural stone countertop, called quartzite.

While both are considered hard surfaces and durable, it’s never good to put a hot pan on either surface. As granite continues to decline in popularity, quartzite is becoming more popular. The natural stone is harder than granite and features infinite variation. No two slabs look the same. It is heat resistant and more scratch resistant than engineered quartzite.

Quartzite is pretty resistant to etching or scratching, but it may stain. To help prevent this, it’s recommended that you use a stone seal on the surface twice a year, so it stays in pristine condition.

Mixed Metal
When considering metal finishes in your kitchen, it’s always best to select one, dominant finish. From there, it’s easy to add two other complementary metal finishes to give your kitchen the look you want. The ideal places to showcase metal finishes are appliances, cabinet hardware and fixtures.


With over twenty-five years remodeling homes in his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bill Colborn brings a wealth of experience to Green Mountain Builders. As Construction Manager, he is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of construction including new custom homes and remodeling, from kitchens and baths to major whole home makeovers. Bill also serves as a customer service representative and liaison to the homebuyers.


This magnificently designed Napoli model is a four bedroom, plus study, three bath pool home, offering 2,208 square feet of living space and 2.888 total square feet under roof, located in Naples Park. A dramatic foyer welcomes visitors leading to the spacious great room, with the kitchen and dining room in an open concept plan.

The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry and a large center island with seating, including a waterfall quartz countertop. The master includes an elegant bathroom, with dual vanities, oversized shower, linen closet and water closet. The outdoor living area includes a custom-designed pool and spa, with a brick paver deck, equipped outdoor kitchen and fenced yard. This beautiful home includes tile roof, impact resistant glass windows, sliding glass doors and much more.

Building and Remodeling Luxury Homes in Southwest Florida for 30 Years

Outdoor Living
• Pool & Deck • Outdoor Kitchens • Screen Enclosures • Fire Features

• Whole House Makeovers • Kitchens & Baths • Room Additions

• Painting • Flooring • Roofing • Generators

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Fort Myers, Florida 33919

Sunday Supper

Mom, Santina Persichilli

While growing up, Sunday was a very special day. The home was filled with the aroma of my mom’s sauce (not gravy). There was never a question about the menu. It was macaroni and meatballs. Maybe some homemade sausage and braciola on really special days. (Braciola is an Italian meat dish that consists of thin flank steak rolled up with cheese, herbs, and slow cooked in the sauce.)

Frosinone, the small farm town in Italy where the Persichilli’s are from.

I am one of seven children in an Italian Immigrant family. Everybody had an open invitation to Sunday supper so, on any given Sunday, there could be 20 to 30 friends and relatives at the dinner tables (more than one table at all times).

Dominic and Santina Persichilli, my parents who had 7 kids, 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren and still adding more.

From an early age, I was mom’s helper with her meatballs. I reconstructed her recipe (she never wrote down a recipe or used measuring cups) and would like to share it with you.

Mamma Persichilli’s Meatball Recipe

1 lb ground chuck
1 lb ground sirloin
1 lb ground veal
2 cups of parmesan reggiano
1.5 cups breadcrumbs. Or better yet, use day old Italian bread soaked in milk.
5 eggs
3 tablespoons minced garlic. Slightly heated in olive oil to release fragrance.
6 tablespoons fresh parsley
2 tablespoons fresh oregano
1.5 teaspoon black pepper
3 teaspoons salt
1.5 teaspoons nutmeg
Add milk to soften

• Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and knead together.
• Add milk to obtain the soft consistency that barely holds its shape.
• Test make one small patty (1.5 inch in diameter). Sauté in a pan until fully cooked. Taste and adjust seasoning.
• Roll meatballs by hand 6-8 per pound. No small meatballs. They get tough.
• Place oil in a sauté pan over medium high heat.
• Sear the outside of the meatball will leaving the center uncooked.
• It is OK if the meatballs are not perfectly round and falling apart.
• Place meatballs in tomato sauce for 2 hours or more.
• Sauce should not exceed 180 degrees.

Important Checklist

You’ve returned to your Florida paradise home. While you were away, the summer rains and storms may have caused some water damage. How do you know?

To check for any possible water or mold intrusion:
• Look at all your ceilings for any water marks
• Check the baseboards and corners
• Check bathrooms and closets
• Check around all your windows

You should also do the following:
• Perform A/C Maintenance and Air Filter Change
• Flush All Toilets
• Check All Water Filters
• Run All Faucets, etc. to Flush and Filter the Waterlines for a Few Minutes
• Dump All Freezer Ice Bins
If you’re not sure or have any questions, please feel free to call us. We’re always happy to help.