Home builder brings fundraising and volunteer experience to Family Initiative

Paul Beattie

Family Initiative announced recently that it has named Paul Beattie to its Board of Directors. Beattie is the founder and president of Beattie Development and the Beattie Family of Companies.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Paul to our leadership team,” said David Brown, MSW, President of Family Initiative. “He brings a wealth of business success and inspiring amounts of compassion for community that will be critical to apply as we grow to meet the demands of the thousands of kids and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Florida’s child welfare system. His willingness to join our Board is testament to the impact our programs and services make for local families in desperate need of help.”

Beattie’s track record of support for Family Initiative also includes a December 2020 matching-funds challenge that raised $10,000 for the nonprofit and enlistment of a volunteer group of Beattie company employees to paint the exterior of the newly opened Family Initiative Autism Services Center.

Beattie, who holds licenses as a general contractor, plumber, and roofer, has been building and remodeling luxury custom homes in Southwest Florida since 2009. His Beattie brand portfolio includes new home building and remodeling, a full-service design center, cabinet company and real estate firm as well as B&C Granite and Bergau Plumbing. In addition to his role as a member of the Family Initiative Board of Directors he currently serves as president of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA). Beattie graduated from Clemson University with a degree in construction management.

About Family Initiative, Inc.
Established in 2015, Family Initiative, Inc. is a Southwest Florida-based 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to supporting children with autism and strengthening their families. Its team of clinicians serves children from a humanistic approach through Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Occupational Therapy (OT) services, and also offers autism play groups, teen meetings, parent education and more. In addition, the organization provides child welfare caregiver training and support through its Family Impact Program. To learn more or donate, visit