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About Us

We're Here to Help - Because Time is Money

SWFBI is able to provide Building Department plan reviews and inspections for many builders and virtually all pool contractors in Southwest Florida through processes known as "Private Provider Permitting." Builders are able to gain control of their construction schedule by using our plan review, permit service, and inspection services. SWFBI is with you all the way to keep your project moving...Saving you time and money in the long run.

Kent Kimes

Kent Kimes, our founder, is recognized as an aquatic engineering expert. His 30+ years of expertise and reputation in state and local government and private practice place him as a highly sought after creator of definitive solutions in aquatic engineering. Kent holds a Master's in Environmental Engineering and a Bachelor's in Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences from the University of Central Florida.

Kent's innovative views and grounded engineering techniques have proven him to be a leader in the field. Maintaining a focus on health and code compliance while incorporating creativity and technology inspires Kent to seek perfection in every project for which Kimes Engineering is a proud partner.

Randy Fowler

SWFBI's Vice President, Randy Fowler, has over 40 years in the construction field. He has extensive background in the government, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the town of Longboat Key, as "Code Administrator", over Building and Code Enforcement. Randy has served on the Board of Directors for the Construction Licensing Official Association as "Chairman" of the Committee.

Randy Fowler holds state licenses for Building Code Administrator, LIfe Safety Inspector and other trades, as well as a wide range of certificates related to construction, to include flood and wind standards. Randy is an active member of Building Officials Association of Florida. In addition to plans review and inspector licenses, Randy brings SWFBI the ability to serve as the "Building Official" for outsourced building department activities.

Randy Fowler is committed to providing you to cost effective, high quality service. It is his interest that your work stays on schedule and budget. Randy's skills and experience will help minimize your in-house administration burden and reduce your exposure to risk and liability.