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Home & Garden

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Building permits

Following are Allen County building permits for commercial and residential buildings and additions of $30,000 or more issued recently. The residential building cost is the builder’s estimate and does not include land. The commercial building value is the total cost.

Fort Wayne

Aboite Township

Michael Kinder & Sons Inc., 7916 W. Jefferson Blvd., commercial remodeling, $100,000

Wayne Township

Amish Brothers Enterprises LLC, 2530 Beechwood Circle, residential wood-frame other, $280,000

Hagerman Construction Corp., 301 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 108, commercial remodeling, $199,000

Weigand Construction Co., 2424 Fairfield Ave, commercial steel remodeling, $165,000

Nierman Brothers Pools & Spas, 2530 Beechwood Circle, residential swimming pool, $85,000

Allen County

Aboite Township

Sistevaris Builders, 13613 Paperbark Trail, residential wood-frame building, $479,900

Eel River Township

Granite Ridge Builders Inc., 4307 Great Hollow Court, residential wood-frame building, $396,000

Perry Township

Granite Ridge Builders Inc., 16249 Gemma Pass, residential wood-frame building, $360,000

Slattery Builders LLC, 683 Perolla Drive, residential wood-frame building, $325,000

Granite Ridge Builders Inc., 2506 Lobelia Court, residential wood-frame building, $151,913

Springfield Township

Amos Lengacher, 18003 Cuba Road, residential wood-frame building, $70,000

St. Joseph Township

Granite Ridge Builders Inc., 7783 Flutter Road, residential wood-frame building, $334,900

Equity Land Corp., 8609 Legends Parkway, residential wood-frame building, $234,235