Otto Divosta

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Otto Divosta (born June 11, 1934)[1] was a principal partner of a major home development company based in South Florida. In the 1970s, he developed a process for building multi-family homes in an assembly line fashion. DiVosta and Clifford F. Burg formed Burg & DiVosta Corp. to combine Burg's construction experience with DiVosta's development company. Since the 1960s, DiVosta has built 40,000 homes in Florida. DiVosta sold his company to Pulte Homes in 1998.[2]

He developed a quick-setting cement used in 1981 to build a three-bedroom, two-bath home, with a two-car garage, in seven hours and 35 minutes. The house was auctioned off with proceeds to be donated to the City of Palm Beach Gardens for a municipal swimming pool. This was believed to be a world record-breaking construction, beating a previous record of 19 hours.[3]

DiVosta introduced a construction method in 1974, unique to South Florida.[4]

In 1996, Divosta bought the Jupiter Theatre from previous owner Burt Reynolds, with plans to reopen with new management.[5]

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