Dave & Sheila Marvel own & operate Peace of Mind Home & Commercial Inspections, Florida Post and Sign and Impressed which is a custom gift goods business where you dream it and we create it. We relocated to the Lakewood Ranch area before Lakewood Ranch existed (1991) from Mishawaka, Indiana. Dave and Sheila were high school sweethearts. Dave served with the United States Marine Corps for 4 Years. Sheila attended a travel & tourism school in Texas and then accepted a postion in the Hotel industry out of High school. Dave & Sheila both furthered their education while working full time jobs. Upon arriving to Florida Dave and Sheila worked in major Corporations for 10 + years and then started their own business and with offering world class service and working with the best Real Estate community on the Gulf Coast, we have grown from a 1 person company to over 12 Employees and growning. We are proud to say that with the Pandemic (unprecedented times) our Employees did not miss a paycheck and this is also due to our industry staying Essential. We have an awesome TEAM and could not be prouder of everyone of them.
Q: Please tell us a little bit about your family.
We have 2 grown successful Children (David) and Samantha, 1 Son-in-Law (Sammy Barfield) and a Grandson (Bennett) due in August
Q: Please tell us about your current, past, or future career. What do you love most about what you do?
We are creating jobs and livelihoods for our TEAM
Q: What are a couple of your favorite restaurants in our community?
Outback, Wolves Head and Seasons 52
Q: How long have you lived or worked in our community?
We were here prior to Lakewood Ranch. We have lived in Bradenton since 1991
Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in our community?
Vern Buchanan and Roger Penske
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?
Australia, would like to dive the Great Barrier Reef and England to explore Nottingham
Q: What is one of your favorite movies? TV shows?
Boys of Company C / Big Bang Theory
Q: What advice would you give to people?
Follow your dream and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t achieve what you truly want
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
Dave’s bucket list: Great White Shark cage diving / Sheila’s to go to Alaska
Q: What is your go to band when you cant decide what to listen to?
Dave: Bob Seger / Sheila: Tim McGraw
Q: What current or former local business makes you the most nostalgic about our community?
Chris Craft Boats – Dave worked for them for 10 years
Q: If you could choose anyone that is alive today and not a relative; with whom would you love to have lunch? Why? And where locally would y’all meet for this lunch?
Roger Penske – Why? Because he has been successful in acquiring failing companies and turning them around. I would meet at Seasons 52
Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about our community?
Watching the community grow so large in such a short period of time.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?
Operating the larget successful home inspection company in the area and offer a great place to work
Q: (Even for friends or family), what is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
We have been together 40 Years (married 35) and how we have overcome adversity together.
Q: What is the most beautiful place you have ever been?
Grand Canyon and Niagra Falls
Q: Favorite month? favorite holiday? and best single day on the calendar?
Favorite Month: Dave & Sheila’s anniversary / Favorite Holiday: Christmas and best single day on the calendar: 13th (Both our kids were born on the 13th)
Q: What would you rate a 10 out of 10?
Q: Who inspires you to be better?
For Dave (His Father) For Sheila (Her Brother) both have passed to heaven’s shore
Q: What is one or two of your favorite smells?
Peppermint and Strawberries and Apples
Q: Finally, what 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
Love / Respect & Honor