About Southern Oaks

Integrity and Service

Southern Oaks Homes, Inc. was founded in 2001 with the  determination to bring a revolutionary approach to our customers by listening and reacting to each and every need of the homeowner. We are a family owned and operated company, created after decades of working for production / custom home builders. After experiencing first hand, the lack of customer service, we knew there had to be a better way to satisfy clients.  Instead of being classified as a “number”, we prefer to develop a more personalized relationship with our clients to create a unique,  one on one working environment that we are confident you will appreciate. From conception, we vowed not to “get too big for our britches”, therefore we limit our projects each year. With this practice, we do sometimes have a waiting list of clients. It is not and never has been our intention to become a large corporate business. We never want to lose sight of the personal attention we extend to our clients.

 

Why Us?

Consistent Quality and a Commitment to Excellence

At Southern Oaks Homes, Inc., our mission and the mission of our highly-qualified and devoted craftsmen, is to build an affordable, quality home with elegant style that is engineered for dependability and finely crafted to fit any budget.

We at Southern Oaks Homes, Inc. realize that your home should be a reflection of you and reflect your unique, elegant sense of style. To achieve this, we offer custom personalization on the design and construction of a quality home on your lot or on ours.

In addition to custom home building, we offer a variety of expert services that cover all facets of construction to include, but not limited to: home additions, home repair, home upgrades; kitchen, bath and cabinet remodeling; window and door replacement, patio additions, flooring of any kind and expert consulting services.

We are a proud member of the Centricity Home Warranty Group,  an elite group of home builders found across the nation.  You can rest assured knowing that we have a sense of honor in satisfying our customers, special pride in workmanship, and dedication to building the American Dream!

Southern Oaks Homes, Inc. services the Tampa Bay area and its surrounding counties, including but not limited to:  Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk. and Sarasota county.

If you are pursuing a new, custom built home, additions, upgrades, new windows or doors, new flooring or even in need of repairs to your existing home, please feel free to contact us and allow us to provide you with more information regarding our wide range of services. it would be our honor.

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Our Step by Step Process

From Concept to Closing

If you already have a design in mind for what you imagine your home to be, or if you are starting from a few post it notes of ideas, we can help guide you from the very beginning.  You have the ability to pick your own price by putting your “must haves” first and opting out of the things that are optional and could drive the cost up. It’s all up to you! That’s just one of the many benefits of choosing a custom builder like Southern Oaks Homes, Inc.

Whether you have selected a piece of property (lot), already own a lot, or need assistance in choosing a lot, Southern Oaks Homes is with you every step of the way. You can choose to build on your lot or one of ours. We also have a variety of experts to assist in your search.

Southern Oaks Homes can help with financing your new home. We work with several reputable mortgage brokers and lenders that we can recommend to you, or you can work with one that you have selected. Once a lender is chosen, a contract is drawn up on your new home.

Southern Oaks Homes will secure all the necessary permits that are required for getting your home process on its way. We will also take a visit to your homesite to check and verify the location. A schedule for construction will then be discussed and planned.

Your home site will be surveyed, and cleared if necessary. We will have you accompany us to stake out the area to plan the location and orientation of your future home and all surrounding utilities on the property. Once the location and orientation are planned, we will apply for your building permit. When construction begins on your home, we will provide weekly updates, or updates as often as you dictate on the progress of your home.

To make your home a reflection of you and customized to your personality, we will work together to create a plan to fit your needs.  In order to customize your home, we have a plethora of options for flooring, colors,  finishes for walls, various styles of floor plans, options for countertops, etc.  We will work with you to design your home with a color scheme that reflects your interest.  Before beginning your customization, we will verify the options you selected to ensure that your home will be what you imagined, and within your budget.  We consistently monitor and ensure all aspects and attention to detail are nothing short of the quality we pride ourselves in.  During the different stages in the building process, we will walk the site plan with you , if desired, to check for specifics, e,g,  verifying electrical outlets and switches are in the desired location to accommodate possible furniture placement, prewiring for ceiling fans , extra receptacles in the garage, etc.

Throughout the whole construction process, we continuously inspect all aspects of construction on your home to make sure your home is of the utmost quality. Any aspects of the home that need attention are immediately addressed and corrected.

After construction and prior to closing, we will do a walkthrough of your home and answer any questions you may have and address any concerns. We offer a “worry-free move-in.” During this process, touch-ups and repairs that are necessary will be completed. After you arrange your personal belongings into the home, we will then walk through and do touch-ups to your walls caused by others fee of charge.

Your home is covered under a 1-10 warranty under Bonded Builder. You have a 1-year warranty for all parts and labor and a 10-year warranty for structural defects. The warranty is applicable from the certificate of occupancy date (COD) date. Please click on the Bonded Builder tab on our website to learn more information.