Southwest Florida is known for many things… Weather, beauty, location, beaches, eateries, charity events, quality of life, and its people. It is also known for automobiles! Knowing the enthusiasm people have for their cars, the need to protect them, and the associated lifestyle around them, Ultimate Garages was formed by James Buonavolonta, M.D. – a local cardiologist and car enthusiast. If one is looking for state of the art car storage, car wash and detailing services, a unique event venue, automotive concierge services, a social car country club, and fundraising charity events, Ultimate Garages checks all the boxes. The first location opened in Naples 3 years ago and was embraced by the local community. This has led to expansion of a second location which recently opened in Bonita Springs.
Ultimate Garages in Naples and Bonita Springs boasts over 80,000 square feet of state-of-the-art climate controlled car storage, with onsite staff, daily vehicle checks, hurricane rating, outlets for battery tenders, and high level security. Space is available for anyone in the community who is seeking car storage for a month to month term, annual term, or even storage in the event of a hurricane. Despite Hurricane Ian causing extensive damage to Southwest Florida, 100% of the vehicles stored with Ultimate Garages suffered no flood or structural damage.
The unique design of Ultimate Garages in Naples has led to the formation of the Ultimate Garages Club – the first automotive country club in Naples. Members are granted entry into the upscale VIP lounge, offered priority invitations to rallies and events, as well as access to the concierge program. Enter into the gated courtyard where Ultimate Garages Club Members, family, friends, and guests gather for car-themed events like Cars and Coffee, drive-in movie nights, cookouts in the courtyard, wine dinners, and fun rallies, just to mention a few.
Looking for a special unique venue to host a private or business party? Ultimate Garages in Naples offers everything from a private garage suite with a full size Formula One simulator, to a cozy VIP lounge, to the expansive outdoor courtyard – from birthdays to weddings accommodating parties from 50 to 500. Anything is possible at Ultimate Garages.
If you ask Dr B. why the success? He will tell you one thing. It’s all based upon the principle of giving back. Ultimate Garages, and its important partners, members, and friends, will have raised almost $800,000 for local children’s charities in its brief 3 year history. Ultimate Garages holds fundraising events to assist children’s charities such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Salvation Army Fran Cohen Youth Center, St. Matthew’s House, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Camelot Community Care, to name a few. On a personal note, Dr B loves practicing cardiology and can be found volunteering at the Neighborhood Health Clinic providing cardiology care for low income uninsured adults. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army in Naples which serves all of Collier County, as well as serving as a Board Member on the local and regional Ferrari Club of America.