Company Develops New Screening Approach

OCEAN CITY — Blake and Cindy McGrath, longtime residents of Ocean City and owners of Screenmobile®, a mobile screen repair and replacement business that serves Delmarva, announced this week the development of a screening retention approach for seaside decks. The high-tension assembly is the ideal replacement for spindles within railings while preserving the beauty of waterfront and golf course views.

Recognizing a need, the McGrath began seeing neighbors and seaside property owners replacing spindles with expensive tempered glass and struggling against nature to keep the glass clean. Blake McGrath’s experience with the many versatile uses of screening materials inspired the former marketing executive to develop a method that incorporates high-tension couplings and heavy-duty screens to address resident’s needs at a much lower price point.

“Blake has always explored new uses for screening materials,” said Cindy McGrath. “People think of screen in the traditional sense and with the development of a new generation of products, the retaining system seemed like a perfect blend of form and function.”

“It pains me every time I see someone with rag and soapy water cleaning their deck glass, especially since I know that there is a less expensive, more practical way,” said Blake McGrath. “No one wants or should have to work that hard in the laidback seaside communities we serve.”

Another product offered in perfect harmony with the seaside lifestyle is a motorized garage door screen. This product utilizes the same heavy-duty screening material.

“Motion Screens installed on a garage door is ideal for crab feasts, creating a workout area or even an occasional cigar,” said Blake McGrath. “With the push of a button, an additional screened-in room creates an area perfect for entertaining.”

To learn more about the offerings, call 410-520-0025.

Fritischle Group Awards

OCEAN CITY — The Mark Fritschle Group/Condominium Realty, Ltd. held its 1st Annual Awards Breakfast this month in Ocean City.

In 2010, the Mark Fritschle Group was No. 1 in market share and six of the top 10 agents in Ocean City are with Condominium Realty, Ltd.

Awards were presented to staff members Linda Borror, Joanna Bunting, Stephanie DiGristine, Cindy Eder, Ryan Evans and Terry Littleton.

Awards for sales in excess of $2 million were given to Christina Ager, Jon Barker, Greg Britt, Marie Northam, Kevin Sasada and Andrea Thomas.

Awards for sales in excess of $5 million were given to Kim Lucido-McCabe, Troy Doyle, Sheri Smith and Jim Terrill.

Awards for sales in excess of $10 million were given to Kevin Decker, Wayne Phillips, Ben Dawson, Barbara Busch and Grant Fritschle.

Award for top units sold in 2010 went to Ben Dawson; award for top sold volume 2010 went to Barbara Busch; award for top listing agent 2010 went to Sheri Smith; award for top listing volume 2010 went to Kevin Decker; rookie of the year award 2010 went to Marie Northam; and team spirit award 2010 went to Wayne Phillips

Other awards included top agents for January including top listing agents, Sheri Smith and Annie Buxbaum; top contracts written, Sheri Smith and Christina Ager; and top selling agent, Sheri Smith.

Top agents for February included top listing agents, Sheri Smith and Wayne Phillips; top contracts written, Sheri Smith and Kevin Burton; and top selling agents, Sheri Smith and Christina Ager.

Top Producer Named

OCEAN CITY — Linda Moran, a Realtor with Prudential Carruthers Realtors in the Ocean City West office, has earned top producer status for the months of January and February. She also earned top sales status in December and January and was the top lister for January.

Board Appointment

SALISBURY — Brent Miller, CCIM, CPM, Managing Director for Sperry Van Ness – Miller Commercial Real Estate in Salisbury, has been appointed to the Sperry Van Ness Corporate Advisory Board.

The primary purpose of the board is to provide management with advice about the direction the company should follow, taking into consideration its financial picture and the confines under which Sperry Van Ness operates as a franchisor. The board meets four times a year to discuss topics such as financial, technology initiatives, brand initiatives, culture, growth strategies and connectivity events.

Architectural License Received

SALISBURY — Local Architectural and Engineering firm, George, Miles & Buhr, LLC (GMB), congratulated employee Morgan H. Helfrich, AIA, LEED® AP, on receiving her architectural license in the State of Maryland.

Helfrich passed a series of nine exams issued by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, as well as completed a three-year Intern Development Program. Exam topics covered every facet of the building design process, including pre-design planning, mechanical, electrical, and structural systems, site planning, and construction documents and services.

Freeman Names GM

SELBYVILLE, Del. – Carl M. Freeman Companies has announced that Laura Scrivner has accepted the position of General Manager for the Carl M. Freeman Sports & Hospitality operations managed by Troon Golf.

She will be responsible for all golf and amenity operations at Bayside Resort Golf Club, Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club and The Bay Club.

“Laura brings over 20 years of experience in both the golf and hospitality industries to our resort clubs,” said Doug Brown, Vice President of Community Development for Carl M. Freeman Companies. “Her leadership skills have resulted in the receipt of several notable awards in the areas of service excellence and membership satisfaction for her clubs. And we believe Laura’s expertise in all aspects of operations management will be a wonderful asset for Carl M. Freeman’s resort clubs and members.”

Scrivner has been with Troon Golf for more than 14 years. She was Director of Golf Operations at Tamarron Resort in Durango, Colo.; General Manager for Golf Club of Estrella in Goodyear, Ariz.; and, most recently, as General Manager of The Peninsula Golf and Country Club in Millsboro, Del.

She will report into Troon Golf’s VP of Operations, Matt Hurley, located in Tampa, Fla., and to Doug Brown, VP of Community Development and Asset Manager for Carl M. Freeman Companies.

“I am thrilled at the opportunity to work with the exceptional team at Carl M. Freeman and to deliver great levels of service and overall success to these world-class golf destinations,” said Scrivner.