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Local Builders

Thinking of building a home in Gainesville? Or curious about your options for new construction in Gainesville? Whether you’re wanting to custom design your dream home or looking at the option of buying a new spec home, the Thomas Group has the resources to assist.

AR Homes® Gainesville
Bringing your dream to reality requires a homebuilder that possesses extraordinary levels of skill, imagination, experience, and service. These are the qualities that set Barry Rutenberg and Associates apart from other homebuilders. Since 1973, Barry Rutenberg and Associates Inc. has built more than 1,200 homes, participated in the development of 10 communities in Alachua County and established a reputation for meeting and exceeding home buyer’s expectations.

In 2008, Barry Rutenberg was joined by his daughter, Lisa Rutenberg, and became the only building company involving three generations of Rutenberg’s. Today, Lisa carries the torch into the 21st century serving as Franchisee/Owner and Building Company President. Under Lisa’s leadership, the legacy of craftsmanship, luxury, and value continues in Alachua County. Her team brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise that’s dedicated to customer satisfaction.

Discover firsthand the innovative design and quality of AR Homes® by visiting their Ascona model home located in the community of Oakmont. Open daily, schedule your home tour today. (352) 373-3405

Spain & Cooper Homes

At Spain & Cooper Homes, we always have a great time with our customers. When we close on a home, many people tell us they had a wonderful time working with us and it ended up being an exciting experience creating their dream home. When you build with Spain & Cooper Homes you will be working with the builder, Mike Cooper, himself from the beginning process of custom designing your home, to the very end when he hands over the keys to your new house and even after you get settled into your new home, we will still be there to support any questions you have moving forward.

Spain & Cooper Homes got started back in 1972 as Spain Construction, founded by Tom & Susan Spain. As the business grew, so did the name and in 2004 it became Spain & Cooper Construction. In 2012, the name changed to Spain & Cooper Homes, LLC, to more properly reflect the mission of building distinctive custom homes.

To Learn more about becoming a Spain & Cooper homeowner, call Tiffany Thomas at 352.316.5556

Our current new construction home communites:

  • Wimberley (1/4 – 1/2 acre lots in Southwest Gainesville)
  • Wiltshire (1/4 acre lots in prime Northwest location)
  • Greystone ( 1/4 acre lots on Northwest 39th avenue)
  • Wexford (1.4-3 acre lots in Southwest gated community)

We can also build elsewhere on your land!

Advanced Building Concepts

At Advanced Building Concepts, we’re ready to break ground on your brand new, custom built home.

Our president, Robert Butts, is a state-certified general contractor and has built both residential and commercial projects since 1987. Robert’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Webber International University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law. He is also an experienced attorney and partner at Warner, Sechrest & Butts, P.A.

Advanced Building Concepts recognizes the importance of ensuring our customers are not only satisfied with the finished product, but also that they are satisfied with the entire building process. In this regard, Advanced Building Concepts works with a team of professionals who will help you design and decorate your home. Further, we will assist you in becoming familiar with the steps involved in the construction of your new home so that you will be informed and comfortable making the decisions that will make your home truly unique.

Advanced Building Concepts would be honored to have the opportunity to visit with you about the prospect of building a new home, and we would be happy to provide references of those who we have already served in this regard.

Advanced Building Concepts, Inc. was started by Robert Butts, but even in the beginning, his family was always nearby to help, with his wife Susan handling many of the office duties. Now, Susan is a vital player in the organization officially, and the Butts family continues to grow. Lauren Butts-McDonald is now at Gainesville Opthalmology.

“We’re privileged to have our son-in-law, Mike [McDonald], running the day-to-day operations, and he’s doing a superb job,” Robert told The Village Journal at Haile Plantation during an interview. Read the full profile here.

Mike’s background includes commercial building experience at PPI Construction Management in Gainesville in addition to building custom homes in Nashville.

“I like working with customers and being a part of the process from design through the finish. We are committed to giving our customers a positive experience and a great product and work closely with architects and subcontractors through every phase of the building process,” Mike said.

Advanced Building Concepts, Inc. is clearly built on a solid foundation of family values and sense of community. As the Butts family, McDonald family and the Advanced Building Concepts family continue to grow and thrive in Gainesville, they look forward to meeting your family and building your custom dream home.

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