Wittco Custom Builders is a Custom Home Builder, with a long-standing reputation for outstanding designs, superior craftsmanship, and excellent customer service. With over two decades of experience and over 120 homes completed in the Greater Jacksonville area, we understand what it takes to build a custom home.
Being a family owned and operated business, we have a vested interest in the success of your project, and we work closely with our clients from lot assessment, architectural design, to construction completion. Our primary goal is to make the building experience as enjoyable as possible while offering value maximization of your investment without compromising quality.
Before selecting a builder, consider Wittco. As any of our clients will attest, we construct dreams, not nightmares.
We are very impressed with the high quality of material used to build our new home. From start to finish our home building experience was very pleasant. We would recommend Wittco Custom Builders to anyone looking to build a new home and would definitely use them again for any future construction needs.
Scott and Melanie – Orange Park, Florida
Thank you for a home that is a dream to live in! We have so much more than we wished or expected and have you to thank for it. We appreciate your attention to detail, keeping our budget on track and being mindful of our move date, while still delivering a high quality, energy efficient home that feels like living in our own private resort. We still cannot believe how low our energy bill is! What made working with you so extraordinary was being treated with since concern for us and our needs, like family members. Building a home is so personal you worked so hard to give us a home that is distinctly ours. Your pride in craftsmanship, professionalism, and ethics are exceptional. We know how fortunate we are to have chosen Wittco as our design and build team. Thank you for our beautiful home that we plan to spend many happy years in!
Tom and Joyce T.
Thank you for your kindness and patience. You have made the home building experience pleasurable and you were always accommodating to our specific needs. We would highly recommend Wittco Custom Builders to anyone contemplating building a new home.
Patty – Jacksonville, Florida
I did my research and interviewed several builders and I’m so glad we found Wittco! The owners and entire crew were so easy to work with and they made our dream home come alive! Their work is meticulous, and they were so patient with the changes we requested along the way…this happens with a custom-built home. You will not go wrong or be disappointed by hiring Wittco! I highly recommend them without reservation to anyone building a home.
Thank you so much for designing and building such a beautiful home. I will always highly recommend Wittco to all wanting to build a new home. Thanks for your patience with me during this long-distance building process. I am indeed grateful for everything; the house is just beautiful!
I want to take this opportunity to let you know how very pleased and happy I am with the wonderful house you built. The entire process from start to finish was hassle free. The quality, finish work and design detail are above expectations. It was a delight to work with you.
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I contact Wittco Custom Builders?
As soon as you know that you are going to build a custom home, preferably right around the time you purchase your land. We consider the size, orientation, location, and topography needs of your home. All of these elements work to support our strong design sense. Our relationship with some of the area’s best architects/designers allows us to bridge the gap between you and the architect. By coming to us early in the process, you will save time and money by designing a home that falls within acreage and budget constraints.
How do I know how much house I can afford?
Prices vary on many factors. That said, we have developed the following guidelines to help you calculate a ballpark figure. Apply these guidelines during the planning stage; set final budget considerations aside until you have detailed specifications.
- Given moderate tastes, use $90 per square foot of under roof space. (Under roof space includes all living, covered porches and garages). This per foot price will usually cover the cost a quality move-up home excluding the cost of the land, site development, well and septic systems. Divide your budget by $90, this will yield the maximum under roof home you can afford. You will want to leave a little room for upgrades and extras. Slope on the property also adds to the cost. If your property lacks a flat area sufficient to place the home, count on some additional cost.
- Use a factor of $100 per foot if you want wood floors, extensive crown moldings/trim, granite countertops or additional upgrades.
- Use $110 per foot or more, depending on the number of one-of-a-kind features you want in your home.
How do your prices compare to other builders?
We offer very competitive prices, especially when compared to other builders in our class. We keep all of your money in your home, not in expensive marketing materials. As a family-owned business, we strive keep our costs down and quality up to earn your trust and loyalty. That said, you can find cheaper builders but in terms of quality, we offer the best prices in town.
Is there a home too small for Wittco Custom Builders or a project too small?
No, as long as we have an opening in our workload, we will consider any and every job a privilege. We do, however, have an evaluation process to determine whether we’re the right builder for your project. At our initial meeting, we will discuss the project and your requirements.
What is a custom home?
Many people think a custom home has to be expensive, this is not the case. Any kind of home can be custom built, from a mansion full of expensive features to an economical cottage. What they have in common is that the features are specified by the homeowners, rather than by the builder.
How long will it take for my home to be built?
The length of construction depends on a number of factors: the size of the home, complexity, finishes, weather (particularly during hurricane season), availability of materials, and many other factors. That said, the design process can take 1-3 months and construction from 6-10 months. Water front homes and larger homes can take longer.
How does financing work?
The majority of our homes are financed with construction perm loans, commonly available from most banks. The builder is paid in progress installments beginning when the foundation is complete. The loan converts to permanent mortgage financing when the home is complete.
Do you use the same subs on every job?
Yes, generally we use the same group of craftsmen on every home. They all share our high standards and provide the level of quality and service our customers expect.
Where do you build?
Wittco Custom Builders specializes in homes on your lot in virtually all areas of Northeast Florida including, Duval County, St. Johns County and Clay County. Whether you are looking for a small cottage or a waterfront estate, Wittco Custom Builders has the flexibility, insight and expertise to build your dream home.