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  • Bird Key Project with Sawa Design Studio and Borden Landscape Design

    This project was a collaboration with Sawa Design Studio and Borden Landscape Design to transform an 60′s ranch to a contemporary remodel for a client who had not decided whether to live in Sarasota or turn…

  • Team Modern

    Traction Architecture and Ampersand Construction came together to create a flawless, sunny modern dwelling idyllic for Sarasota living. SRQ MAGAZINE | OCTOBER 2014 | BY ASHLEY FARLOW  | IN ARCHITECTURE   OPEN LIVING AREA. PHOTO…

  • 2014 SRQ Home of the Year – Silver: Best Overall Home Under $2 Million

    LOMA LINDA RESIDENCE Clean linear design permits an ample degree of openness towards the exterior landscape in this one-story modern home.  Located west of the Trail, the scale, shape and presentation to…

  • Neighborhood Business Synergy

    by John Hermansen We were excited to have a flattering article written about our business, Ampersand Construction, last year by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. David Jennings approached the newspaper and indicated there might…

  • Vacant Land Attracts Interest

    by: Roger Drouin A few of Sarasota’s up-and-coming restaurants, along with furniture shops and photography studios, dot the Rosemary District. And, a new café is expected to enliven one of the area’s…

  • Professional Remodeler Gold: Whole House Under $300k

    This 2/2 home had been scheduled for demolition before Terry G. Green Architecture got hold of it. Originally built in 1957, the previous owners had bought it out of foreclosure and started…

  • Two Buddies Join Up in an Ampersand

    By Aaron Kessler Posted Feb 7, 2011 at 12:01 AM    Allan Livesey and John E. Hermansen’s company reinvents itself to provide a new post-recession model to other builders looking to find new ways to stabilize their…