Finding Time to Volunteer
Joe Nugent is one to watch here in Southwest Florida. In 2011, Nugent relocated rom Cincinnati and joined the award-winning Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport @ Town Center as its director of sales and marketing, overseeing the sales and catering team. This successful hotel sales director also applied entrepreneurship drive to launch a local small business in SWFL.
The desire to help others and a passion for homes led to Nugent's starting his entrepreneurial journey with the launch of Inspector Gadget Homes, a home inspection and home watch company. “Having a strong focus on customer service is top priority,” something Nugent says he learned from his 17 years in the hospitality industry.
In addition to his two jobs, Nugent is very involved in the community. For the past two years he served as chair for the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals. He also sat on the Chamber’s Board of Directors in 2015-2016. Nugent is a mentor to multiple college students and Young Professionals, is involved with the Make-a-Wish Foundation and also assisted with the Inaugural St. Jude Holiday Soiree.