Development Team at the Premier Cape Cod Retirement CommunityExpand Photo
The Developer & Builder
Principal – Bonvie Homes
Long-time Mashpee resident and the original force behind the concept of Southport, Ron has 47 years of experience developing, building and marketing new homes in residential communities throughout Massachusetts. He has been one of the state’s premier residential builders, with more than 2,000 homes successfully constructed and sold. His extensive experience in all facets of land development and residential construction, combined with his management, sales and marketing skills, assure the quality controls, which are necessary in such a complex development as Southport.
Ron was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 55+ Housing Council in 2013. He was one of the first members of NAHB’s 55+ Housing Council to receive his CAASH certification as a Certified Active Adult Specialist in Housing. He is a National Alternate Director for NAHB, representing the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston and has served on NAHB’s Education Subcommittee. He is a founding member of the Urban Land Institute’s 55+ Committee.
Where to Retire magazine has twice named Southport one of the “Top 100 Master-planned Communities in America.” Ron was featured on the cover of Builder Architect magazine in 2013 with a feature story describing the success of Southport and his building and development company, Bonvie Homes. He has also been in the Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe in feature stories highlighting successful active adult communities.
In 2015, Southport won two national silver awards from the 55+ Housing Council of the National Association of Home Builders for “Best Internet Marketing Campaign” and “Best Sales Center.” Other national awards Southport has won are the 2013 National Gold Award for “Best Home Design in America” presented by the 55+ Housing Council and 2011 National Silver Award for “Best Website for a Residential Community” and “Best Interior Merchandising.”
Ron has been a featured speaker at the International Builders Shows in Dallas, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Las Vegas on how to successfully develop, market, and build lifestyle communities. His expertise and attention to detail provide the foundation on which his dream for Southport has emerged.
Principal – Bonvie Homes
Following in his father’s footsteps, Frank Bonvie is proud to be the fourth generation in a long line of family developers, builders and carpenters. Frank began showing interest in his father’s work at a young age. In 2011, Frank joined his father Ron at the national award-winning, active adult community of Southport in Mashpee on Cape Cod where he was given the responsibility of managing operations. Frank continues to manage operations at Southport and is also responsible for site acquisitions and new project approvals for Bonvie Homes.
Prior to Bonvie Homes, Frank had worked in real estate development, sales, and property management. Frank’s passion for construction and real estate development led him to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Bentley University with a minor in Law. He graduated from Bentley in 2012 and continues to use his finance and accounting skills as a Principal of Bonvie Homes. In 2016 Frank graduated with his law degree from Suffolk University.
In his leisure time he enjoys traveling to such places as Asia, Europe, and South America. At home, Frank is a devoted New England Patriots Fan.
BSB Design of West Des Moines, Iowa, brings more than 40 years of national and international experience to the development of Southport, along with hundreds of awards for innovation and creativity. Led by Managing Partner Gary Snider, AIA, BSB Design created a series of home plans and streetscapes that capture the very essence of New England and Cape Cod architecture, with spacious interiors that offer the latest living features desired by today’s 55 and over active adult buyers. In 2013, Southport’s Hyannisport Model won the National Gold Award for “Best Home Design in America” from the National Association of Home Builders.
The Landscape Architectural Firm
Hawk Design Inc. is a national, award-winning, full-service landscape architectural firm based in Boston. Their array of acclaimed landscape designs continue to be showcased in such publications as Builder magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Professional Builder and Remodeler magazine, Cape Cod Life, This Old House, The Boston Globe and The New York Times.
The Golf Course Designer
Philip A. Wogan, ASGCA, is one of the area’s premier golf course architects with more than 42 years of experience in planning and constructing acclaimed courses throughout New England. From his early work at Blue Hill Country Club in Canton, Massachusetts to his award-winning 1996 design at Point Sebago in Casco, Maine, Phil has been recognized for his ability to create exceptional golf courses incorporating the natural beauty of the land.
The Marketing Firm
Carlson Communications is a national, award-winning marketing communications firm that has been widely recognized for their expertise in residential real estate marketing. Located in Northborough, Massachusetts, the agency specializes in marketing active adult retirement communities throughout the Northeast, representing a variety of regional and national builders and developers. The Agency has produced websites, brochures, print and radio ads and direct mail for Southport which have won national and regional gold and silver awards from the National Association of Home Builders and the Builders Association of Greater Boston.
Design East Interiors, based in Exeter, NH, is a national award-winning interior merchandising firm specializing in new model homes and clubhouses throughout the Northeast. Their distinctive style and attention to detail has earned them national recognition as one of the premier interior merchandising companies in the United States. In 2011, Southport’s Hyannisport Model won the National Silver Award for “Best Model Home Merchandising” from the National Association of Home Builders.