Bryce Clerk, 28

5 Posted by - October 13, 2016 - 2016, Lee-Collier, Lee-Collier 2016

Managing member, 3D Interspace Solutions

Bryce Clerk, an engineer who works with large power generators, was blown away in 2015 when he saw the Matterport camera at a tech conference in San Francisco.

The $4,500 camera uses 3-D technology to capture unique home walkthroughs and dollhouse views that show measurements and dimensions of furniture and appliances. An engineer with Acensium, Clerk was so impressed with the technology he bought the equipment to start a Matterport-based side business in the Fort Myers and Naples markets. That business, 3D Interspace Solutions, has grown rapidly — surprising Clerk, who planned to tinker with it on nights and weekends. Sales are up at least 500% year over year through August. 

“I thought it was a cool thing for some supplemental income,” says Clerk. “But it has become a monster.”

The company works with Realtors, builders, property management companies and yacht brokers. Clerk and his business partner at the company, Royal Shell Realtor Sean Radigan, have provided 3-D virtual tours for more than 100 properties in Charlotte Collier and Lee counties. And that success has spawned more opportunities to work with clients, including doing aerial photos and videos and social media content.

A San Rafael, Calif., native, Clerk graduated from Purdue University with a degree in mechanical engineering and business management. He moved to the region six years ago. The biggest challenge he faces with 3D Interspace Solutions now, he says, is finding the time to manage the growing business with his day job at Acensium. Says Clerk: “I know (3D Interspace) can be really big.”

— Mark Gordon

Q&A

Name: Bryce Clerk

Age: 28

City of residence: Fort Myers, Fla.

Twitter handle: @3dswfl

Employer: 3D Interspace Solutions

Title: Managing Member, Director of Engineering

Birthplace: San Rafael, CA

Years on the Gulf Coast: 6

Marital status/children: Unmarried / no children

Alma mater: Purdue University – College of Engineering

Best place to network: The Firestone Grille, Martini Bar & Sky Bar in Downtown Fort Myers, FL with RE/MAX Dream along with the other wonderful members of the Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association

Coolest business experience: Appearing on a full front-page feature in the News-Press Sunday Business, along with features in other publications such as the Naples Daily News, Gulfshore Business Magazine, and Times of the Islands Magazine

Messy desk or clean workspace: Depends on mood; mostly clean

Best business lesson ever learned: It’s difficult to find good help these days. Compensate the rare talent you stumble across and employ as if you were in his/her position with the same expectations you have for yourself.

A website that makes your job easier: WordPress.com

Community group you’re most involved with: Kowiachobee Animal Preserve in Naples, Florida

Favorite off-hours activity: Back bay fishing

Two people, dead or alive, you’d like to have dinner with: Donald Trump & Mark Cuban, absolutely at the same time

What you would be doing if you could pick another career: Commercial Real Estate or Commodity Futures Trading

Top item on your bucket list: Bora Bora

Skill you’d like to learn: Aviation

Who would play you in a movie about your life: Dale Earnhardt Jr.

If I had a magic wand I’d: Provide life, love, and longevity to as many people and animals as possible.

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