who we are.
“Our mission is to engender a sense of community when we build homes. That’s what our family looked for when relocating to Naples from Minneapolis. Most neighbors arrive here from somewhere different. We did not grow up together. We did not live in the same town or part of the country. But as we all move in, it’s like your freshman year in high school. We look for friends. We relate to each other and to quickly discover the feeling that you belong here is a wonderful experience. This is the essence of our philosophy at Distinctive Communities™.”
President, Distinctive Communities
Where happiness lives
why choose us
- Cameras-Smart Security
Smart security is so important these days. With a wireless security camera, the video signal—and, with some, the audio signal as well—is transmitted over the internet or other wireless network to a receiver that connects to your viewing and recording device. Our homeowners can use cloud storage to save the video footage for later viewing.
- Smart Door Locking
Smart locks are keyless door locks that allow you to open your door without a physical key. … The models we use at Distinctive Communities feature a numeric keypad on the lock for entering a unique access code. A smart lock connects to your home’s WiFi network, which allows it to receive the code or smartphone command to lock or unlock.
- Cor-Wifi Thermostat
Like programmable thermostats, our Cor-Wifi Thermostat’s detect the temperature in your home, and turn your heating and cooling systems on and off to keep your ambient temperature at a set level. … Unlike standard programmable models, wifi controlled thermostats work by connecting to your internet connection, allowing remote access.
- utron Smart-Lighting
Smart lighting is an advanced way to light your home. Smart LED bulbs contain software that connects to an app, smart home assistant, or other smart accessory so you can automate your lights or control them remotely, eliminating the need for traditional wall switches.
- Smart Hot Water Heater
Smart water heaters use the water temperature measurements together with your water consumption patterns or preset instructions. This allows them to provide you with hot water only when you need it and to stay turned off when you don’t. Control the hot water temperatures, leaks or pressure changes from your cell phone.
- SkyBell – Smart Doorbell
A smart doorbell is an internet-connected doorbell that notifies the smartphone or other electronic device of the home owner when a visitor arrives at the door. It activates when the visitor presses the button of the doorbell, or alternatively, when the doorbell senses a visitor with its built-in motion sensors.
- Fiber-Optic – Rocket Fast Internet
Fiber–optic internet, commonly called fiber internet or simply “fiber,” is a broadband connection that can reach speeds of up to 940 Megabits per second (Mbps), with low lag time. The technology uses fiber–optic cable, which amazingly can send data as fast as about 70% the speed of light.
- Smart Garage Door Openers
A smart garage door opener works like a conventional garage door opener, but has the ability to connect to a Wi-Fi network. This allows for remote control and monitoring of the garage door directly from an app on a smartphone. Smart garage door openers fall under the umbrella of smart home automation devices.
- Smart Home – Master Control System
Distinctive Communities offers the next step in Home automation – commonly called smart home or smart house. A home automation system brings all home automations together in one control system. Our smart home control systems control lighting, climate, entertainment systems, and appliances. It may also include home security such as access control and alarm systems.
"Deborah and I have had the pleasure of having Artisan Associates build two homes for us in Marsala. The first was so beautiful that some friends purchased it, so we did another. Both experiences have been superb! The attention to detail, the quality of the workmanship and the creative touches are unsurpassed. They came in ahead of schedule on both homes, which is unheard of! It's so great to say we wouldn't hesitate to use them again!"
"This is the sixth home that I have built and my experience with Artisan Associates has been truly outstanding! I have worked mostly with David Sturdyvin, President of Artisan and his planning, execution and follow-up has been exceptional. All of the Artisan staff are very professional. They truly care about the customer and make certain everything is done to make you (and your significant other) happy. We had a tight move in schedule because our previous home had sold and we needed to move in by a specific date. We made it on time - OK so there were a few things still being finished, but Artisan bent over backwards to make it happen. I recommend them highly and would certainly build with them again if the occasion arose. We LOVE our new home!!!!"
"The experience working with Artisan was wonderful. Their bid was not the least expensive but we liked them as people and knew we could work with them. It was a great experience from beginning to end. I was away for most of it. They communicate wonderfully and are not shy about picking up the phone to offer advice and opinions. Everyone who we dealt with through them was present, hard working and on time. They had their own carpenters and other people and they were all great. I always felt very comfortable around them and they were always polite. We've moved to Tampa and I've already talked with Dave about doing our house here."
"A developer has to have quality designs, build in nice neighborhoods, have very good sub-contractors and very good oversight management of the orchestration of the product and of the quality of the work done by the sub-contractors. Dave Sturdyvin at Distinctive Communities™ has all of that and almost all of it resonates from him personally. The custom building business can be a quagmire. People have extremely high expectations. The clientele is sometimes engaged, sometimes they're not. Sometimes their expectations are unrealistic. It's a science and an art. Dave would be the first to tell you that he's not perfect. At his very foundation, he's a pretty special guy in the building business and Distinctive is a pretty special developer."
"Dave Sturdyvin and Ken Wells at Artisan Associates are both very good at seeing problems and thinking things through before they do it. Any issues that might come up are well thought out before they happen. It takes that teamwork to work through any problems and to take care of them. They're quite good at that and have worked in the industry for a long time and know what they're doing. They are a pretty confident team to work with. The three of us figure things out as they go so it doesn't take a lot of work from the client to get everything done. They basically figure it out for the client."
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