My husband Brad and I found our dream home, built in 1937, in our dream neighborhood, Delaney Park, in downtown Orlando, except not much about the home was dreamy! Good bones and a great lot made it very appealing. We had a vision of what it could be as a home we could raise our family in and a beautiful backyard for our kids and dogs to run around in, but we needed help to make it come to fruition! Under the gun to close and make sure we could do what we needed WITHIN OUR BUDGET, we interviewed several builders, but only one builder knew what he was doing and helped us take control of the project.
Jerry quickly got his architect into the house with us and helped us bring our vision to life! He also was very honest with us that this is NO SMALL PROJECT, but his excitement to pull it all together made us very comfortable moving forward. They told us 5 months and we were in a few days before our 5 month mark! We had a budget in mind; they told us the truth and they were within a couple thousand dollars of what they quoted!
WE worked like partners along the way to mitigate and manage the unforeseen hiccups that a major renovation of this scope will inevitably encounter. Our home turned out to be more than we had ever imagined and along they way they helped us make sure we stayed on track with our goals of keeping the old looking new and tying it all together. They really held our hands and were on the job every day walking us through the project; really made us a real part of the process!
All we ever heard when we took on this project was that remodeling is a nightmare, but for us it was the best move we ever made! We were able “break” into a neighborhood that we didn’t think we could afford and have our dream home!
Thank you Design Craft Homes!!!
The Levine Family
We have moved into our new home built by Design Craft Homes / J & J Builders. It is a stunningly beautiful house that may have mistaken for the model. My husband has been diagnosed with ALS, and as his disease progresses, we have discovered that a traditional house will not work for him and all of the medical equipment he needs. About 15 months ago, our realtor brought us to Jim and Jerry to talk about building us a custom home. We never thought we could afford a custom home, but their prices are very competitive and the included many upgrades as standard. We were impressed with J & J from the beginning, and we are even more impressed with them now. All through the planning and building of our home, Jim, Jerry and Tino have answered every question, addressed every need, adjusted to every change that we requested, and shown us the respect and caring of a real family. We highly recommend J & J Builders for any building needs you may have.
Dave and Laura Maynard
We just wanted to thank you for such a wonderful building experience. My husband and I are thrilled with our new, custom built home in the Vista Grande Subdivision. After a couple of years of trying to purchase short sales and foreclosures, our realtor suggested building a home with you. At first, we weren’t sure we wanted to go with that route, but, after meeting with Jim and Jerry, and looking at the quality product they had to offer, we signed up immediately! You provided us with a quality home and a great building experience. Everyone we dealt with from your support staff (Tino and Barbara) to all of the subcontractors used on our home were professional! We have been here for a year and are very grateful that we picked J and J builders and the Vista Grande Subdivision to live in!
Sincerely,Craig and Kelly Willis
By the time we found ourselves in Vista Grande and at the doorstep of Design Craft Homes / J&J Building, we were spent, frustrated and emotionally exhausted. The friendly welcome of Jim & Jerry allowed us to feel comfortable and talk about our frustrations with other homes & other builders. Our desire for an extended garage, longer than normal driveway, extra large kitchen, placed on a flat piece of land was, without hesitation, a must for our new home. When we asked about adjustments to the floor plan, those too were accepted openly without conditions. In a few words – Design Craft Homes were the most flexible builders we had come across in three years of looking for our Dream Home. Our home was not just a job or a number on the list of projects. The builders and contractors did what they said they would do and took ownership in the job being done as if they were building their home. We were always welcome to call, stop by or send an email. And at the end of it all, Tino made sure nothing less than perfection was delivered.
At first all this seemed too good to be true, but by the end of the project all was more than true and we could not be more please. We had heard that building a home was one of the most difficult processes to go through in life; we couldn’t disagree more. Design Craft Homes made this process the most enjoyable, fun and exciting project my wife and I have ever been part of, and I would highly recommend Design Craft Homes for anyone in the market looking for their Dream Home.
Steven & Pam Howie
We have a custom home built by the CEO of Design Craft Homes. It is actually a house plan that he had that we modified. We added a second floor media area, walk in storage, half bath, and computer room that basically sits inside the roof trusses . We relocated the stairs towards the center of the house. We rearranged the master bath with a walk in shower (no door). We had a front porch added, bumped out the garage a little and had a nice size island built in the kitchen. We have been in the house for 3 years and the quality build has been great. We even turned him on to Solatube lighting, which adds natural light with out the heat. We still get compliments on our home. Thanks Jerry!
My husband Troy and I came to Design Craft Homes in the John’s Cove community having never built a home before and we were really starting from scratch (so to speak). We had no real direction as far as a floorplan or what we really wanted but we were welcomed with open arms and they really held our hands through the entire process! Jerry and Jim met with us countless times to make sure that we had it just right. From designing the home of our dreams to selecting specific features and finishes for our home, they were there every step of the way. They really kept our goals in mind to help us stay within a certain budget, but keep our home looking like a million dollars! They were great at helping us pick and choose the important things having so many years of combined experience. We have lived in our home now for over 3.5 years and couldn’t be happier! We use every inch of it for our growing family and entertaining! They were everything we needed then and when we decide to build again there’s no doubt in my mind who we’ll use!