Blue Spring Reserve

From: Stephanie DiNonno
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2012 11:37 AM
Subject: Our New Home

Dear Jim:

Our family would like to express our appreciation to you and your company for building our beautiful new home in Blue Spring Reserve. From the first day we met with you to discuss our needs, we knew we found the right builder for us. Your willingness to address our concerns, every step of the way, no matter how large or small, was always a priority to you.

This is the fourth home we have built and this has been by far the best experience for us. Tino was on-site daily to ensure that work was completed in an exemplary manner. His standards were much more stringent than ours. This is the first time we ever experienced that when building a home. The final product certainly exceeded our expectations in so many ways. Family and friends who come to visit are very impressed by the quality workmanship and the custom design of our home.

Again, thank you for giving us a home we look forward to living in for many years to come.

Kindest regards,

The DiNonno Family
Stephanie, Jim, Matt, Justin, and Chris

Vista Grande

We have just moved into our new home, a home built by J & J Builders. It is a stunningly beautiful house that many 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 that 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 competetive and they 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
From: Nick Wong
Sent: Friday, November 08, 2013 12:42 PM
Subject: Letter of recommendation

To whom it may concern-

Jim Costello and Tino Alonzo, over the last nine months, have built my wife and me a beautiful home on the outskirts of the Greater Orlando area.

From the initial bid, throughout the construction period, and into the move in, J&J have been exceptionally professional, courteous, responsive and accommodating to our wants and needs.

Our home build has exceeded our expectations and it is a real pleasure to call it "our home."

Best regards,

-Nicholas Wong and Sze Sze Wong

On Your Lot

We had purchased our land in Clermont, Florida in 2003 with the idea of retiring there and ultimately building a home on our property in 2010. As we started the research of the multiple builders in the area, we decided to go with J&J builders. Having had negative previous experiences with builders and contractors in the past, we did not know what to expect. J&J is a different kind of builder! Jim Costello, Jerry Miller and Tino Alonzo provide a quality product at an affordable price. Jim Costello customized our plans to our specifications while we were in the office. Jerry Miller was our project manager and was with us every step of the process. He was in constant contact with us. The building quality was superb! Jerry was able to make small changes along the way and it never seemed a problem. J&J is not only your builder but are your advocates striving for excellent workmanship. We would be remiss if we did not also mention Barbara Meyer who is the business manager at J&J and was never to busy to answer or get answers for some of the spur of the moment questions we had along the way. She was wonderful! We were the ones that certainly gained in this experience. We have our beautiful “dream home” but we also gained wonderful friends at J&J builders! Thanks guys for a great experience! Please have anyone contact us for recommendations!

Jeff & Barbara Savasta
Clermont, Florida

Major Remodel 60 yr old home – Richmond St., Orlando

My husband Brad and I found our dream home, built in 1937, in out dream neighborhood, Delany 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 making 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 the 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 could have ever made! We were able to “break” into a neighborhood that we didn’t think we could afford and have our dream home! Thank you J & J!!

Vista Grande

To Jim

By the time we found ourselves in Vista Grande & at the doorstep of J&J Building, we were spent, frustrated, & emotionally exhausted. The friendly welcome of Jim & Jerry allowed us to feel comfortable & 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 – J&J 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 & contractors did what they said they would do & took ownership in the job being done as if they were building their own 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 this all seemed too good to be true, but by the end of the project all was more than true and we could not be more pleased. We had heard that building a home was one of the most difficult processes to go through in life; we couldn’t disagree more. J&J made this process the most enjoyable, fun, and exciting project my wife and I have ever been a part of, and I would highly recommend J&J for anyone in the market looking for their Dream Home.

Steven & Pam Howie

Vista Grande

Dear J & J Builders,

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 trying to purchase short sales and foreclosures, our realtor suggested building a home with you. At first, we weren’t sure if we wanted to go 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

Suzanne and Jim

I just wanted to let you know how happy we are with our new home. It is just gorgeous and we couldn't be happier. And Ramon was a pleasure to work with. He always kept us informed of what was happening and when we had concerns (which were not many) he resolved them right away. My friends are amazed that we didn't have any issues building our home. We were truly blessed to find you and your amazing crew.

"Mike & jim,

Thought you might enjoy, as we have, some of the events of the last several weeks.When we went to pick up our mailbox keys, the lady at the post office looked at our address and blurted out – “you live in that gorgeous house. I enjoy driving by it every day.”Then several weeks ago we were out working in the yard when a car stopped in front of the house. The window rolled down and a lady told us that …”she stopped to tell us how much she liked our house and how beautiful it was.”Yesterday the massey pest control guy had to come back and tell us how much he liked our house.Then today the door bell rings. Some guy has stopped his car and come to the door to tell us how much he liked our house and could we tell him who the architect is. Turned out the guy was dwight saathoff and he knew you.Most importantly for us we really like this house – outside and inside. Looks wonderful lives like a dream.

Robert and Robin Moel

My wife and I have build / renovated over five homes during the course of your 30-years together and J & J Building is one of the best contracting firms we've worked with. We love our home. The quality of the construction, the attention to detail, and the attentiveness to our needs was second to none. I want to especially give a shout-out to Ramon Castro, our building supervisor, for his professionalism, courtesy, and detailed knowledge of our job and its requirements and to Shawn Dennis, Jim Costello, Jerry Miller, Mike Morrisey, Jenn Vanasdale, and the other team-members at J & J Building for making our house a home.

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My wife and I have build / renovated over five homes during the course of your 30-years together and J & J Building is one of the best contracting firms we've w... www.houzz.com

The McMullens

We never planned to build a house and quite honestly, the idea terrified me. Yet, with a large family and limited housing options in our desired community, we found ourselves exploring the notion. I'm happy to say that we'd do it all over again with J & J. Jim Costello and Mike Morrissey worked patiently with us to design the home of our dreams. They listened and cared about our wishes while never making us feel we needed to spend more money. Mike is quite talented and Jim's extensive background in the field is what led us to choose J & J. He is intelligent and full of integrity. Our project manager, Allen Simmens, has become our friend and he is the reason we enjoyed the actual building process. Al communicated with us every step of the way, always reassuring and willing to accommodate changes. He is organized and diligent and went the extra mile to ensure we'd be happy homeowners. The subcontractors were priced fairly and easy to work with as well. I'm passionate about reviewing this company because it was one of the best decisions we've made, and I hope others get to experience working with these wonderful individuals. 

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