Knauf-Koenig Group wins Sand Dollar award

Knauf-Koenig Group wins Sand Dollar award

Sand Dollar Awards Recognize Excellence in Building Industry


Naples, Florida (September 26, 2016): On Saturday, September 24th at the Ritz Carlton Tiburon, a sold-out crowd attended the 2016 Sand Dollar Awards “An Evening to Entice, Fire & Ice ” presented by the Collier Building Industry Association (CBIA) - Sales and Marketing Council (SMC). The celebration of winners was especially significant based upon the resurgence of building and remodeling in southwest Florida.

The Sand Dollar Committee was chaired by Sherri Rozzi, Norris Furniture and Interiors, Committee members also included: Vice-Chair, Karen Gomez, The Lykos Group; Immediate Past Chair, Cali Clardy, Robert W. D’Angelo Jr.Construction Company; and members Robyn Bonaquist, B-Squared Advertising;, Jo Carter, The Interior Design Broker; Violeta Cordova,Cordova Cleaning Services; Kathy Curatolo, CBIA; Tye Davis, International Design Source; Rosi Haller, Fast Signs of Bonita Springs; Carrie Horner, BCBE Construction; Priscilla Kellerhouse, Turn Key Construction; Elizabeth Lombardo, Wilson Creative Group; Minka McDonald, Jinx McDonald Interior Designs, Inc.; Janelle McVay, Soaring Lens; Jackie Nelson, Clive Daniel Home; Jessica Schneider, Robb & Stucky; Kristin Stroh, Naples Daily News; Marjorie Student-Stirling, The Stirling Law Firm,PA .; Regina Toops, D.R. Horton; Terry Valle, C&C Woodworking LLC; Amelia Vasquez, CBIA.

About CBIA:

The Collier Building industry Association (CBIA) is a not-for-profit professional association of dedicated professionals who are inspired to make a difference in our community through advocacy, education, networking and philanthropy on behalf of the construction industry. CBIA is one of 800 state and local associations and operates under the auspices of the Florida Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders. The CBIA- Sales and Marketing Council (SMC) provides sales and marketing assistance, information and support to the builder and associate members of the CBIA. The SMC serves as a means to stimulate and maintain a high quality of sales and marketing expertise for CBIA members. 


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Naples Daily News - August, 2016

Naples Daily News - August, 2016

Knauf-Koenig Group breaks ground on 5 new custom homes


It is rare that a mid-sized luxury home construction company (20 employees) breaks ground on 5 high quality large scale homes at one time, but Knauf-Koenig Group is hitting its stride. Husband and wife team Matt and Gisela Knauf have accomplished many milestones in their 20+ career in custom home building. A record first quarter of 2016 announced 30 custom home projects underway, and these 5 individual projects breaking ground at once are key to their growth strategy.  


From Aqualane Shores to Pelican Bay, these custom homes are sure to be ‘must-see’ new construction with unique design features and amenities in a region that seems to have a bit of redundancy. These 5 homes won’t utilize previous architectural plans, but rather will take beloved trademarks of the Knauf-Koenig Group’s signature looks and bring those to the next level. This will be accomplished by the esteemed architectural talents of John Cooney, principal of Stofft Cooney Architects, and Falconer Jones of Falcon Design Consultants, two talented professionals who have enjoyed a great partnership on past Knauf-Koenig Group projects.


The hallmark of Knauf-Koenig Group’s success is and has been their incredibly skilled, seasoned, and professional team and its ability to work well together. This is a team that includes an accounting department, project managers, superintendents, subcontractors, and one very important differentiator, Matt Knauf involved in every project. Matt does not simply hand off a client’s business to his staff and oversee from a far. He is the glue that binds all of the projects, and superbly manages his time to be a presence both in the field and in the office astutely aware of the progress and status of every Knauf-Koenig Group project. He is a perfectionist in this regard, and it shows in every luxury home which his cohesive and organized company unveils. 


Working together with the clients and the staff, Matt and Gisela Knauf pay close attention to the budget and the quality of each project. During preconstruction, Knauf-Koenig Group provides clients with an early analysis of their project’s materials, equipment, and scheduling that will be implemented during the construction phase. Matt and Gisela are active listeners who let the clients express their needs and expectations, which are then incorporated in a personalized manner to the process of completing each project on time, within budget, and with the highest level of quality.


Respected by the real estate community for providing the most compelling product on the market, Knauf-Koenig Group always delivers. Most importantly, the end user, the homeowner, often raves of their experience. “When we decided to locate to Naples, our number one issue was finding a new home built by the best company. Our decision came down to the people who own and operate the company. After we decided to work with Knauf-Koenig Group, we knew we made the right choice. Without question, the quality and workmanship, especially the wood work is world class,” describes homeowners Michael and Denice Dan. 


Published in local home and lifestyle magazines and well-respected throughout the industry as a solid family-run construction company, Knauf-Koenig Group has enjoyed a steady rise over the past two decades to the top of their sector.


For more information, visit, or call 239.592.9900.


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Naples Daily News - July 2016

Naples Daily News - July 2016

Knauf-Koenig Group's new custom luxury home in The Moorings


This brand new construction at 617 Binnacle Drive in the Moorings neighborhood of Naples has just been completed by prolific custom builder Knauf-Koenig Group. Drawn by Falconer Jones and listed by Michael Lawler of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty for $3.995M, this residence exudes elegance with European white oak Legno Bastone flooring throughout.


From the gracious foyer, one steps into the open concept great room in which Knauf-Koenig Group has focused their usual meticulous attention to luxury appointments, finishes, and enhancements. The home features a solid masonry construction and extensive interior mill work, signatures of all Knauf-Koenig Group custom homes. There are 5 bedrooms and 5 and ½ bathrooms in the 4,312-square-foot under air home. With a third of an acre lot, 3 garage bays with epoxy-coated flooring and carriage house impact-rated garage doors, and a 500-gallon buried propane tank, this home spares no expense on the finest construction details.


Glass interior door transoms, a premium Anderson 400 Series window package, and hidden air vents throughout are just a few more of the many details that illustrate Knauf-Koenig Group’s attention to detail. Stained cypress tongue-and-groove ceilings and decorative beams, shell reef tile floors in the bathrooms, and built-in interior privacy shades give the interior an added touch of luxury.


The great room flows effortlessly into the well-appointed chef’s kitchen, featuring quartzite countertops, and custom cabinetry designed by Ruffino Cabinetry. Of course the appliance package is perfectly befitting of a gourmet chef with Wolf and Subzero as the brands of choice. Kohler plumbing features are also a ‘must,’ and walking through this stunning home, you can immediately see that Knauf-Koenig Group specifies only the finest products in their homes.


The master bedroom is a private retreat to relax the day away while enjoying calming views of the outdoor oasis. The spa-like master bath includes a generous soaking tub, expansive shower with glass mosaic tile, and a spacious walk-in closet large enough for even the most dedicated fashionista.


The large outdoor living area, flanked by cypress Bahama shutters, is ideal for entertaining with mosaic Sonoma glass waterline tile and a plaster shade of Bay Pearl Blue. The shell stone exterior pool deck adds to the high-end luxury finishes throughout, as does the high efficiency gas pool heater and variable speed Pentair pool pump. In fact, all the pool equipment can be controlled by automated iPhone-, iPad-, desktop-friendly software system. The icing on the cake is a 48-inch exterior stainless steel fireplace that completes the outdoor area and encourages at different times both entertaining and relaxation.


Add to all of this, the spray foam insulation on the roof and exterior block walls, the roll-down hurricane shutters on the lanai which alleviate the need for furniture removal during a storm, and roll-down insect screens for pure comfort, and Knauf-Koenig Group has created another top quality product on today’s market.


Knauf-Koenig Group is also extremely mindful of energy efficiency in the homes they build. Hot water heaters have come a long way over the years, and at the top of its class is the tankless, gas-fired, hot water heater with built-in recirculation lines providing the homeowner with on-demand hot water used in this Binnacle Drive home. Combined with Lenox A/C units with their variable speed, high efficiency, and high SEER rating, these best-of-class systems give this residence the capability to fully maximize energy. For a homeowner who wants the best, understand quality, and expects luxury, this home delivers the finest craftsmanship. 



For more information, contact Knauf-Koenig Group,, 5640 Taylor Road, Suite #3, Naples, FL. 239.592.9900


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Naples Daily News - May 29th, 2016

Naples Daily News - May 29th, 2016

Knauf-Koenig Group unveils custom home in Park Shore

Knauf-Koenig Group's latest project is a 5,173-square-foot under air residence with five bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths in Park Shore at 344 Pirates Bight. With long, southwestern views of Venetian Bay, this waterfront new construction home features the work of the luxury home industry's top professionals. The architectural plans were executed by Falconer Jones.

The highest level of construction detail is combined with classic, yet contemporary finishes and details. European solid oak floors were designed and installed by Legno Bastone Wide Plank Flooring. Clive Daniel Home provided the lighting and furnishings. The home illustrates the trend today for a free flowing open floor plan, perfect for entertaining and indoor/outdoor lifestyles and allows a seamless use of the abundant square footage.

The custom built-in cabinetry was designed by Ruffino Cabinetry of Naples and Fort Myers, and is complemented by a gourmet appliance package and Calcutta marble countertops. The craftsmanship in this homes is evident in the use of solid mahogany wood interior doors and cypress exterior and garage doors. Details include hidden air vents, a solid concrete second floor, glass hand rails, and solid masonry construction. The 13-foot ceiling heights all through the main areas of the home, and the vaulted tongue-and-groove beamed ceilings in the master bedroom add to the luxury.

The home features intricate trim work throughout along with cypress tongue-and-groove ceiling details. Many builders rely on the architect for designing the trim work, but Knauf-Koenig Group designs it themselves. Symmetry being at the forefront of the more sophisticated craftsmen's plans, all interior doors are 10 feet tall with transoms to match the exterior windows and doors.

Outdoors, the home is enhanced through landscaping by Doria's Landscaping, a full-service 30-year installation firm specializing in residential, estate, and community entrances. The wood and stone elements on the outside of the home give the exterior a transitional style that blends with the simple, yet sophisticated, furniture, finishes, materials, and fabrics inside the home.

Knauf-Koenig Group uses only the best materials for this and all their homes, including an Andersen 400 Series window package, Epicore concrete floors, and the Aprilaire dehumidification system. Aprilaire is unique in that it introduces fresh air into the home by replacing air removed by an exhaust system.

The infinity edge pool and see-through gas fireplace set the stage for luxury entertaining experiences outdoors. Since the quintessential Naples lifestyle brings the outdoors in, this home's large outdoor lounge areas and dramatic water features add a bit of drama to the homeowner's experience and ensure that they are maximizing their view.

This home is being listed by Michael G. Lawler of Premier Sotheby's for $6.595 million.

The Knauf-Koenig Group is at 5640 Taylor Road, Suite 3, Naples. Online at

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