Palm Bay builder named Transformational Founder for latest zoo project

(VIERA, FL) September 12, 2023 – The Avtec Homes family has been a supporter of the Brevard Zoo since, well, before there was a Brevard Zoo. As Zoo Founders, they made personal donations. As a company, Avtec Homes stepped up as the title sponsor when the 2020 pandemic threatened the very popular Boo at the Zoo. The company has sponsored the Zoo’s signature October event every year since — and has committed to do so through 2025. In an ongoing show of support, Avtec Homes recently pledged $100,000 over five years for the new Aquarium Project, earning the homebuilder the title of Transformational Founder. At this year’s Boo at the Zoo, special weekend activities begin on October 7 and continue through October 29. From 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, youngsters can participate in fun activities, pose for themed photo ops, listen to music, enjoy all of the Zoo animals — and snag some candy at the designated treat stations. Throughout the month, Mom and Dad can enter to win one of two monstrous VISA gift cards at or participate in weekly drawings for additional zoo tickets. All Boo at the Zoo activities are included with general Zoo admission and are free for members. Costumes are encouraged. For more information, visit

Keith Winsten, Chief Executive Officer for the Brevard Zoo, appreciates the decades of support from Avtec Homes.

“The leadership at Avtec Homes have been supporting Brevard Zoo since our very beginning as original Zoo Founders. Their legacy continues through the present and into the future as Transformational Founders of the future Aquarium and Conservation Center in Port Canaveral. Since 2020, they have been our title sponsors for our most popular event, Boo at the Zoo and have committed to supporting us through the 2025 season. We appreciate everything Avtec Homes does for our community with housing and serving families; we are proud to call them our sponsors.”

For Sandi Forest of Avtec Homes, the ongoing support of the Brevard Zoo was a natural choice, given Avtec’s commitment to building well-designed attainable homes for Space Coast families.

“We were happy to be a part of the Brevard Zoo family,” said Forest. “We could not be more proud of the world class resource it has become. Sponsoring the family-friendly Boo at the Zoo and helping get the new Aquarium project completed is part of what we mean when we say Avtec Homes is building a better life.”


Photo (attached) — Avtec Homes has been a supporter of the Brevard Zoo and its ongoing projects for years. The Palm Bay homebuilding company is a Zoo Founder, ongoing title sponsor for Boo at the Zoo and a Transformational Founder for the new Aquarium Project at Port Canaveral. PHOTO COURTESY AVTEC HOMES.

ABOUT AVTEC HOMES — Established in 2005, Avtec Homes is well known in East Central Florida for its genuine affordability and beautiful energy-efficient designs. Since its inception, Avtec Homes has remained focused on helping value-conscious homebuyers personalize their new homes with allowable modifications. The Avtec Homes model home center is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 AM through 5:30 PM at 1934 Emerson Drive SE in Palm Bay, Florida. For more information about Avtec Homes, call 321-676-4668, connect with them on Facebook and Instagram or visit