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“I grew up next door to Michael's father David, and I have known Michael since he was a child. I watched him evolve from a successful career in broadcasting, to a chain of retail stores. Michael’s real estate development company has developed many award-winning projects throughout Jacksonville over the last 30 years, and he has made an impressive impact on Jacksonville and its citizens. To me, Michael rises above so many others because he is a stand up guy who always strives to do the right thing.  I would highly recommend him for whatever project(s) he feels he is suited for.”

- Jake M. Godbold
  Former Mayor of Jacksonville (1978-1987)

"Mike is a determined individual who puts his integrity above profits, and I have always found him to be honest and dependable... I would wholeheartedly recommend Mike for any endeavor he feels suited for."

- Herbert H. Peyton, CEO

   Gate Petroleum


"I've known Michael Balanky for many years. He is a Jacksonville native and has done many terrific projects in and around Jacksonville. He is very involved in the community, and strives to build consensus on all of his projects. I would highly recommend him for his character and integrity in any of his endeavors!"

- Tommy Hazouri

  City Council Vice President

  At-Large, Group 3

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"A patient developer who understands the intricate process of a highly sophisticated project such as Deerwood Lake. I would not hesitate to recommend him based on his development experience and track record."

- A. Chester Skinner, President

  Skinner Bros. Realty

"Mr. Balanky has a great vision when it comes to selecting deals and excellent follow through. He is a man of the utmost integrity and I can recommend him as a true professional without reservation."

- John R. Schultz, CEO

  The Schultz Companies

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