Our team is designed to give you the best possible real estate experience from start to finish. Whether you are buying your dream home or making a move, The Associates are here to make your transition as seamless and stress-free as possible.

Jennifer Calenda, PA

Lead Agent, Listing & Buyer Specialist

Jennifer has built an impressive career around her expertise in the worlds of finance and real estate. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Real Estate and Finance, and went on to work for a $35 billion bank, working her way up to the executive role of Senior Vice President and Director of Small Business and Business Banking.

In 1998, Jennifer moved to Punta Gorda, and it seemed only natural to pursue a career helping people buy and sell homes in this beautiful place. Jennifer has become a leader in the Punta Gorda marketplace, and has consistently ranked in the top 5 in sales of over 1,100 Realtors. Jennifer has sold over $250,000,000 in real estate since 2000, and has consistently ranked in the top 2% of 750 agents associated with Michael Saunders & Company.

Jennifer serves on the board of the MSC Foundation, and makes a donation from every real estate transaction to support local organizations dedicated to those in need. The Foundation supports many of the charities that are close to Jennifer’s heart, including the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, the Backpack Kids, and AMI Crossroads, a charter school for foster boys. In her leisure time Jennifer is working on staying fit at the Y, practicing yoga, or is having a good time with friends. She also enjoys boating, hiking, and skiing with her husband Tom.

Makala McClannan, Realtor

Team Manager, Marketing Coordinator

Makala is the Administrative Manager for the Calenda team, responsible for ensuring a smooth closing for all. You may also find Makala showing property, staging and photographing new listings, and streamlining the team’s workflow. From listing to closing, Makala oversees every step in the process from an administrative perspective.

Originally from the Finger Lakes area of New York, Makala moved to Florida with her family at a very young age. She currently lives in Port Charlotte with her husband Andy and their Alaskan Malamute, Aurora. In her spare time, you will find Makala shopping, playing piano, or at her favorite local bookstore, the Sandman Book Company.

Caroll Jean-Rene

Listing Coordinator

Caroll works diligently to gather and ensure accurate property information, process listing documents and get homes on the market quickly and efficiently. Caroll also brings her creative skills to review property photography and produce virtual tours. Sellers can count on Caroll to keep them updated with showing feedback, current marketing initiatives, and monthly reports.

Originally from Lima, Peru, Caroll moved to Florida with her family in 1993. Though she misses her family members who still live in Peru, she has grown to love this area and has gained strong knowledge of the Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte region. Caroll enjoys cooking Peruvian meals and spending time with her enormous family– which includes her lovely daughter, Daniella, and fur-baby, Lola.

Brian Lutz

Closing Coordinator

I manage all activities from the contract to the time of closing. I coordinate with home inspectors, mortgage companies, appraisers, insurance companies and contractors to ensure a smooth closing for our clients. My background includes many years of outside sales and business development.

I earned my Business Degree from The College of St. Rose, located in Albany, NY. I currently live in Cape Coral with my wife, Mya and our two Border Collie mixes, Summer and Oreo. I enjoy spending my free time at the beach, playing golf or just working on a project around the house.

Nathan Davis, Mortgage Banker

Hamilton Group Funding, NMLS 829401

As a Ft Myers native, Nathan enjoys working closely with many of the top real estate agents in Southwest Florida helping first-time home buyers, vacation homebuyers, and property investors purchase their piece of paradise. He brings over 20 years of Mortgage Banking experience; and started his Mortgage Lending career working for one of the developers of Burnt Store Marina in the late 1990s. Since then, Nathan has assisted hundreds of buyers in financing their new home in Punta Gorda, drawing on his experience, knowledge and dedication to make the purchase process as smooth as possible.

Outside of his busy professional life, Nathan enjoys long distance running, spending time with friends and family on the water, and attending some of the many classic car shows in the Punta Gorda area.

Linda Raphial, Branch Manager

Title Agent, First International Title

Linda Raphial is the Branch Manager of First International Title’s Punta Gorda office. She has been in the title business for over 20 years, and has worked in her current role since 2015. Detail-oriented and exceptionally well-organized, Linda streamlines the closing process and helps customers feel secure at this critical step in the transaction.

Linda holds a Florida Title License and is also a Certified Land Closer (CLC). Born in Canada, she moved to Charlotte County in 1978 and became a U.S. Citizen in 2007. Linda graduated from Charlotte High School and has an Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies.

Linda loves the friendly atmosphere and laid-back pace of life in the Punta Gorda area. While she is a self-confessed workaholic; she enjoys watching movies and spending quality time with her husband, son and daughter.

Here is a list of companies and individuals who we have worked with through the years to assist with home preparation, repair, and maintenance.  Please let us know about your experiences with any of them, good or bad so that we can ensure we are referring the best possible businesses to our clients. If you have or have used a company that would be a good referral for us please let us know who they are.

Service Providers

Home/Mold/Termite/ Thermal Imaging Inspections & Wind Mitigation

Maggiore Inspections, Paul Maggiore (941) 404-4646 http://www.maggioreinspections.com/

Florida Home Inspections Inc, Larry (941) 916-4296

Harborview Inspections-Larry H. (941) 380-0244


Wood Infestation Inspection/Termites

Karen Mensing Good News Pest Solutions (941) 809-7794

Truly Nolan, Steve Weisenburger (941) 625-1535


Land Surveying

Jean-Michel (John) Melillo (941) 505-0366


Insurance Companies (Flood Insurance: 30 day wait on Cash Transactions)

Barton Insurance, Gerri (239) 574-6717

WhitCo Insurance Agency- Renee Ray or Alexia Martin (941)761-6913

State Insurance-Brian Chapman (941) 979-8426

Amberg Insurance (941) 639-7050


1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges 

Asset Preservation Inc., John E. King, ESQ. (904) 823 – 8941 


Currency Conversion

MoneyCorp- Darren Connor  (407) 421-5501

Mortgage Lenders

Nathan Davis, Community Lending (239) 898-8841

Mike Tessmer, Fairview Lending (239) 877-3424

Connie Ritchart, Charlotte State Bank (941) 624-1906

Home Equity Loans -Cindy Lange, Regions Bank (941) 625-9866


Title Companies

First International Title, 223 Taylor St A, Punta Gorda, FL 33950, Linda Raphial ,  (941) 916-9614, http://www.firstintitle.com/

MSC Title, 40 N. Osprey Ave. Sarasota, Florida, (941) 552-5211, msctitle.com


Professional Services

J.David Campbell (Firpta Specialist) (941) 639-0680


Home Watch

Chris Burke (941) 421-9985 Burnt Store

PG Goodman, Phil Shaw (941) 875-3980 Punta Gorda

Ron & Michele Lusic -Burnt Store- (239) 470-3315

Burnt Store Home Services-Ken Shelly (941) 661-1573


Cleaning Services

Ron and Michele Lusic (239) 470-3315

Celene’s Cleaning Service (941) 286-2825 Alfredo cell: (239) 784-9116

Magic Cleaning Solutions-Oscar Diaz (239) 464-7549

Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity Cleanout and Removal (941) 347-7819 habitatcleanout.org

Vendors / Contractors

AC/ Heating & Cooling

4 Seasons Air Conditioning (941) 627-2132

Griffith Heating& Cooling (239) 458-0518

Bohalls Total Comfort, Heating/Cooling (941) 623-0451


Appliance Repair

Sears Appliance Repair 1-800-424-2047



Steve’s Auto Repair (941) 505-7467

B’s Auto Body-Byron Dawkins (Body work) (941) 661-9582



Cornerstone Cabinets (239) 332-3020

Gulf Contours Jerry Goin- Thermofoil cabinets (941) 639-3933 c: (941) 456-0465

JBG Custom Cabinets – Bruno Gomez (239) 265-6618

Unlimited Marble and Granite-Frank (239) 362-8372


Carpet & Tile Cleaning

Dirty Grout Cleaning, Sealing. Recoloring & Restoration-Tom (941) 457-4197

J & S Tile. Hollow Tile Repairs-John McClintic (941) 628-0973

Superior Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, Bill Comber (941) 575-9818

Captain Steamer Carpet Cleaning (941) 505-1999

Stanley Steamer (941) 625-1210



Keesling Engineering-Jake Dye (941) 875-5348

Parr Marine-Mike and Ron Parr (941) 639-8677


Drywall/ Stucco/ Paint/ Interior Trim

John Dyer -Painter (941) 875-5825

Troy’s Interior Trim, Troy Towsey (941) 815-2213 Finish Carpentry

Garrod Drywall/Stucco/Painting (941) 743-7266

Jason Hartzell Pressure Washing & Painting (941) 258-0285

Gene Smith Painting, Jackie Smith (941) 628-6525

Steve’s Painting & Pressure Washing (239) 458-9889

B&D Drywall, Stucco & Handyman (941) 769-0893



Choice Electric, Paul Strong (239) 691-2319

AC Delta Electric- Gary 941-627-6887

Sea Ray Electric (941) 380-3887

Bridges Electric (941) 625-8696

Sargent Electric (941) 639-4154

Dan Wellins Electric (Service Changes, security cameras, surge protection, landscape lighting & more) (941) 628-9972


Estate Sales

Estate sales in Punta Gorda- Isles Girls & Guys -Sharon Burnett (941) 833-4441 or Sue Conn (941)-505-0014; request 20% of proceeds

West Coast Auction Co. North Port, FL 34289, Ray Sherman-Auctioneer (941) 468-7815



Hessler Flooring (Carpet Stretching) -Tom Kumpke- (941) 639-2610

Roys Flooring & Decor (Kim or Damon) (941) 639-9970, (941) 661-9179

Friendly Floors (Marjorie) (941) 624-0777

Robert Gallagher Tile/Marble/Wood/Install (239) 872-7334

Lombardo Tile (941) 743-TILE


Furniture Donations & Resale

Fabulous Finds (941) 979-8230 Re-Sale Shop

Cape Coral Community Partners (239) 829-0367 (Furniture Donations)

Everythingbutthehouse.com Patricia 239-405-9534 Resale, online bidding

Treasure Chest Consignment- Punta Gorda (941) 916-9498

Habitat for Humanity (941) 639-3162


Golf Cart Rentals

Golf Carts Express (Burnt Store Marina)- Tony Folio 231-651-9850



Randy Yerger, Seamless Gutters (941) 639-8741



Steve Baker (573) 353-8169 (Dyer)

Rick Webb Refinishing Handyman (941) 623-7270

Ron John Handyman Service (941) 661-7038


Home Interiors

Home Showcase Interiors, Lori Irons (941) 639-8882

June Amara, I.D.S Draperies, Bedding, wallpaper, upholstery (941) 637-0015

Design Accent Interiors (941) 505-4200

Carries Interiors (941) 505-7444

Bacon Furniture, Chris Moody (941) 625-4493

Diamond Custom Upholstery Tom Radko (239) 573-9466

Constable Upholstery (941) 743-7147


Home Theatre Install

JJ’s -Jesus Vasques (239) 281-6052



The Wyvern Hotel  (941) 639-7700 Use code “MSR” for a 10% Discount

Four Points Sheraton (941) 637- 6770

PG Waterfront (941) 639-1165

Hurricane Shutters

Active Door and Window (Windows, Doors, Shutters) (941) 637-8883

Storm Smart-Jake Burritt (941) 681-4363 Office 941.764.9099



CC Landscape-Claudio DeJesus (239) 450-6253

Native Nursery Tommy Tucker (941) 268-1471

Mark Peters Landscape (941) 639-5552

Kinards Tree Service (863) 990-2321

Shaffer Irrigation (941) 625-5875

Grey Barnicoat (239) 542-2008


Lock and Key

Charlotte County Safe & Lock (941) 639-2805

Professional Locksmiths (941) 822-7681, (239) 333-6103


Mold Removal/ Remediation

ServePro (239) 573-5911

Happy Home Services (941) 766-0115


Moving/Vans/Transportation/ Shipping

Yarnall/ United Van Lines, Jeff Chapman (941) 365-3060 cell 941-544-0207

Mike and Brenda Brown Moving-Local Movers (239) 458-2389

C&F Movers Frank Palermo (941) 766-1617

Burnt Store Services, Tina & Joe (Pet, Grocery, Home, and Transport) (941)347-3137

Judy’s Errand Service (Packing, Errands, Transportation, Cleaning, Moving) (239) 887-1197

Jack Bennett Airport Transportation (941) 916-2189

Habitat Cleanout & Removal (Packing, Hauling, Donations, Cleaning) (941) 347-7819

Tom’s Quality Furniture- Furniture pickup and delivery 941-661-5013

Craters and Freighters in Cape Coral (239) 772-3100

Man with a Van- moving, home cleanout (800) 590-7449



Charlotte Plumbing (941) 625-9981

Waterworks Plumbing-Brad Troyer (239) 574-2326 Repipe

Baer’s Plumbing (239) 597-2951 Plumber of choice for Grande Isle

Bordt Plumbing-Harry Bordt and Sons (239) 997-1842

Sandpiper Plumbing-Mark Simone (239) 573-0006

Homesite Services-Pat the Plumber (941) 575-1378

CooltodayPlumbing (941) 921-5581

Sleuth Plumbing Technologies (941) 379-5118

Artistic Plumbing Office-Brandon Dillow (941) 575-6257 cell (941) 661-6379


Pools/ Pool Cages/ Screening

Pool Boy Inc. (941) 255-1900 Service, Repair, Improvements *Ask Jennifer how to get free month

Pool Doctor (Pool Service) (239) 574-1133

Nautilus Pools (Pool Builder) (941) 624-5744

Fulton Pools (Pool Builder) (941) 625-7929

Flamingo Pools, (Pool Builder) (941) 575-7222

Covering the Cape (239) 215-4945 Recommended by Roger Morris

Frank DeLoach-Pool Screening, Soffit, Facia, and Screw Replacement (941) 451-3632

Screening, Pool Cage & Remodeling, Ron Scribner (941) 628-4420

DCR Danny Chamberlain Rescreening (941) 204-0135

Infinite Pool Finishes-Pool and Deck Finish-Roland (239) 466-7665

Hydro Scout SW-Leak Detection Company-Anthony & Reba (Owners) (239) 472-1535

Mr. Marcite-Pool Surface (941) 766-7377


Pressure Washing/Window Cleaning

Hoover Pressure Cleaning (888) 697-6886

Magic Clean Solutions (Windows & Pressure Washing), Oscar Diaz (239) 464-7549

Super Shiny Window & Glass Cleaning (239) 834-7887

Preferred Pressure Cleaning (Joe Mazzoni) (941)625-4655 (M. Lamberti)




Gary Kunshier Residential and Commercial Remodeling (941) 268-4484

Tim Towles (Major remodels) (941) 815-8892

Tom Lawrence-Kitchen, baths, floor, walls, etc. (239) 229-9015 (M. Lamberti)



Colonial Roofing Jeff Welch (941) 993-6160

Andoran Roofing, Randy LeFever (941) 255-1425

Mark Kaufman Roofing-Debra (941) 426-5341 (Deb G.)

Copper Roofing, Dan Reeves O(941) 743-8987 C (941) 456-2739 (Small Repairs)



Lee County Electric Cooperative (239) 995-2121 for Burnt Store Marina

Charlotte County Utilities (Water) (941) 764-4300 for Burnt Store Corridor

Century Link Telephone (800) 339-1811

Comcast Cable TV (941) 639-1562

Broadstar (941) 205-0055

Punta Gorda Post Office (941) 639-7016

Florida Power and Light (941) 639-1106

City of Punta Gorda Water &Sewer (941) 639-2528

City of Punta Gorda Sanitation Department (941) 575-5050


Wildlife Removal

Professional Wildlife Removal, Pat Gibson (239) 471-6285



Active Door and Window (Windows, Doors, Shutters) (941) 637-8883

The Sliding Door Doctor (239) 677-9500 Only Lee County


Window Film Installation/

Quality Window Tinting (Window Film Installation Sarasota) Steve Black (941) 371-6837