Bidding Set to Open on Pearl Homes’ Donated Concept Home

Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County to Receive All Proceeds

Bradenton, FL – July 7, 2021 – Online bidding on the Pearl Homes’ sustainable, state-of-the-art concept home, which was donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County, is set to open on Thursday, July 8 at 9 a.m.

Pearl Homes is a leader in sustainable, environmentally friendly homes, invested nearly three years and over a million dollars of research and development in this prototype that was constructed and designed in a research and design center in Manatee County. The concept home is the perfect Additional Dwelling Unit (ADU) or a live-work home for those who work remotely. With solar panels and Sonnen electric storage battery technology, it has the ability to be self-sustaining and create excess power. Measuring 12 x 45 feet, the move-in ready 540 square foot Pearl Home concept home also includes all interior fixtures, furnishings, GE Energy Sense appliances. Google Smart Home technology and more.

“We could not think of a better way to give back to the community than to invest in the future of our young people,” said Marshall Gobuty, founder and President of Pearl Homes.

Tranzon Driggers, a member company of Tranzon, LLC, one of the largest real estate auction companies in the country, will host the online auction on their website at Jon Barber, Vice President and Partner at Tranzon Driggers, and his team are volunteering their time to assist in this sale.

“Our entire team is excited to be a part of this monumental fundraising opportunity for the benefit of the kids and the entire community,” said Barber. “The Boys & Girls Clubs do a great service to enrich the lives of Manatee County’s children and teens.”

“We are so grateful for Pearl Homes’ and Tranzon Driggers’ amazing gifts of treasure, time and talent in support of our mission,” said Dawn Stanhope, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County. “As we celebrate 75 years of serving our community’s youth, this opportunity serves as a great example of how thoughtful generosity can help sustain our mission.”

The online auction will take place from 9 a.m. EST, July 8 to 1 p.m. EST, July 22, 2021. Previews of the home, located at 12444 Cortez Road West, Cortez, FL 34215, are scheduled for Friday, July 9 and Saturday, July 17 at 11 a.m. EST. Preview days and times are subject to change. Visit for updates.

The bid amounts will be visible to all registered bidders, but the bidders’ names will not be disclosed. The winning bidder will be responsible for transporting and setting up the home on their property with guidance and direction from the Pearl Homes team. Other terms and conditions will apply.  For more information visit the auction website or contact Jon Barber at 877-374-4437 or

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County

Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County’s mission is “to enable all young people, especially those that need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.” In operation since 1946, Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County currently provides afterschool and summer programs for over 1,500 young people at six locations (2 traditional Clubs and 4 school-based Clubs). The Clubs offer a safe place to learn and grow, where members experience both life-enhancing and character-building programs focused on academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and citizenship. For more information, call 941-761-2582 or visit https:/

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