Aurora Builders

About Us

Recognized as one of the premier builders in Northeast Florida, Aurora Builders has built a solid reputation for quality craftsmanship and overall customer satisfaction in Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, and the surrounding Beaches communities.

Committed to maintaining a low volume approach to home building, Aurora works closely with each customer, from the earliest stages of conceptual design to the selection of materials and finishes to align with their desired budget.

We all dream about living in that perfect home – a retreat, away from the noise and distractions of the outside world, where we can find warmth, comfort and security in the company of friends and family.

The home should have all of the functional rooms and interactive public areas, while providing isolated quiet zones and restful private spaces.

Beyond simply being a place to eat, sleep and relax, we want the home to integrate into its surroundings and stimulate the senses with enticing outdoor spaces.

Aurora Builders has dedicated itself to maintaining a low volume approach to home building in order to devote more time to our valued clients during the important planning and design stages of their homes.

Through our participation in the design process, the owners benefit from the combination of architectural creativity and functional practicality, while having a home designed specifically for their lifestyle.

Embarking on the construction of a new custom home, or the renovation of an existing home can be a daunting task for a homeowner. Aurora gladly walks homeowners through every step of the process, from understanding their initial concept and desires to partnering with the design professional to craft a home within their budget.

For us, the building process is simply the final step in delivering a custom building experience for our clients. Aurora Builders has been exceeding expectations in personal service and quality craftsmanship for over 20 years.


Lasting Memories Are Found in the Journey

While many builders pride themselves in the vast number of homes constructed over the years, Aurora derives satisfaction in knowing that it has helped just a handful of valued customers enjoy a truly custom building experience each year. We believe that lasting memories are found in the journey, not simply in reaching the destination.

The cornerstone of Aurora Builders is our dedication to low volume. We want each of our clients to feel as though they have their own personal builder working for them. The sterling testimony of so many of our past clients reveals their satisfaction with Aurora during every facet of the journey from concept to reality.

By choosing to build just a few homes each year, we are able to devote more time upfront with our clients during the important planning stages. We also spend more time on-site during construction, ensuring quality workmanship and attention to detail.

There is no substitute for expert supervision on a job site. Aurora employs the very best personnel to accomplish this task.

Each project is staffed by a knowledgeable field superintendent who is supported by an in-office project manager.

requent communication and personal service is provided by our friendly office staff who assists each client with billing inquiries and the helpful coordination of material selections.

In addition, our preferred showroom vendors are carefully selected for their hospitality and professionalism.

Building or renovating a home can be a very stressful experience for the owner, with so many decisions to make, scheduling deadlines, cost overruns, and occasional setbacks.

Aurora tries to minimize these occurrences by actually involving the client more closely in the process.

We utilize BuilderTrend as our on-line communication software to connect our customers with every aspect of their building project.

They are able to check the weekly schedule, verify selections, review and approve change orders in advance, and see photos of the progress of their home, regardless of where they live.

Custom Homes

Aurora Builders is recognized as a leader in the high-end custom home arena, building homes of “Uncompromised Elegance.”

Our niche market includes clients who desire to have their dream homes designed and built as a long-term investment for the future.

For the owner who is very particular about quality materials, custom installations, low maintenance, high performance, and new technology, building with Aurora is the logical choice.


Aurora Builders constructs only high performance homes utilizing the latest in energy efficiency and sound building techniques. Our homes meet and exceed the structural requirements of the hurricane code for coastal construction.

We utilize advanced building methods to block air infiltration and water penetration, while focusing on the integrity of the exterior wall to withstand the harmful effects of weather and the environment.

We stay informed about the latest advances in technology and materials to provide long term solutions for operating the home in the most efficient way.Aurora has experience with solar energy and photo-voltaic installations, geothermal technology, energy optimization and stored energy units.

Nearly all of our homes incorporate some degree of home automation to control cooling and heating units, lighting controls, security systems and audio/video devices.

Design Assistance

While it is true that architects design homes and contractors build them, we believe that the most successful endeavors occur when the team approach is chosen.

Aurora Builders strongly encourages our clients to explore the benefits of blending the creativity and skillful detailing of the architect with the deep expertise and logistical input of the contractor during the plan design.

When the interior designer and landscape architect are added to the mix, the result is a well-conceived plan that addresses site orientation, lifestyle design, sound building practices, and creative solutions.

In years past, the standard procedure for having a custom home designed was for an owner to choose an architect. They would have a house designed with all of the space and features they desired, and then choose the latest materials and trendy installations.

After soliciting competitive bids from three or four contractors, they would be shocked to learn that the bids came back well over budget.The owner would be left with no other alternative but to cut back the square footage and change the material preferences in order to build within budget.

Energy Efficient Design on the home

Aurora Builders recognizes the importance of building energy efficient homes and the impact we can make on reducing the net operating cost of a home.

By addressing specific design considerations and materials early in the process, we are able to minimize the utility load on the home.

Careful orientation of the home on the building site, together with deep roof overhangs, tinted windows, and deliberately placed landscaping all contribute to naturally shading the home against the heat of the mid-day sun.

Green Building

Green building describes the conscious effort to consider protection of the environment and the health of the occupants when constructing or improving a dwelling.

Aurora Builders is the leader when it comes to advising our customers on ways in which they can be energy efficient with their new home or home improvement. We believe in being environmentally sensitive and mindful of the impact of our material choices on our limited natural resources.

Aurora Builders incorporates Green Building initiatives to address energy efficiency, improved indoor air quality, water conservation, a reduced demand on our natural resources and protection of the environment.

Having earned the designation of Certified Green Professional (CGP) from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Aurora team stays current with the latest eco-friendly products and installations to advise clients in choosing solutions for a healthier environment within the home.

Energy-efficient initiatives include expandable spray foam insulation to seal and condition the attic, low-E tinted windows to lessen the heat transmission into the home, dual-speed air handlers to run more efficiently at lower speeds, L.E.D. lights which illuminate using lower wattage, and tankless water heaters that only power up on demand.

Improved indoor air quality is a concern for all homeowners, so Aurora Builders strives to create a healthy living environment. We use low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) materials which emit lower levels of gasses into the home from everyday materials such as paints, sealants, cabinets, and flooring products. Advanced allergen filters control dust particles and pollutants, while dehumidification devices manage the humidity within the home.

Contact Us


PHONE: 904-246-5400

FAX: 904-246-1599

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Diamond Custom Homes – Luxury Homes Builders

About Us

The Diamond Custom Homes brand was introduced in 2010. Yet our history here goes back more than 25 years, crafting homes for the best-known communities on the West Coast, from Marco Island to Sarasota. Michael Diamond, our founder, maintains enduring relationships with top architects, designers and subcontractors. Jeffrey Benham is a long-time colleague from the homebuilding industry as former CFO.

Diamond Custom Homes, continues to complete luxury residences and remodels in the Southwest Florida market, while continuing to increase the size of our team and broaden our geographic footprint. In brief, we’re ready to build with you.

Team works

Building together is what we do. It takes willing collaboration, mutual understanding, professional skill, profound experience and complete dedication to achieve the optimal results for our clients. All of us share a common belief in open, candid communication with the people we build for and with each other. That transparency has a tangible benefit to every project and every relationship we’ve established.

building your new custom home Sarasota & Naples, FL

Seeing your new home rise from a plot of bare earth to a foundation, then framing and drywall and all the steps to a complete, magnificent home should be exciting and joyful. It takes a great deal of expertise not only with all the disciplines involved, but also with local codes, environmental sensitivities and respect for your future neighbors and community. Our relationships with key people throughout southwest Florida help us meet all the challenges and resolve them efficiently

Philosophy | Family friends

As a company of professionals who’ve devoted over 25 years to building goodwill and friendship into every residence we create, Diamond Custom Homes’ #1 priority is simple: deliver a magnificent home of exceptional quality.

By maintaining open lines of communication through every step of our process, we ensure clients receive unmatched customer service.

It’s all part of our singular (and proven) philosophy of treating everyone like a friend of the family.

Process | We listen

Tell us your goals and objectives, as well as your vision for each room and living space. Then let us share what we know about architectural styles, materials and attributes that will express your individuality and your preferences.

We’ll candidly discuss two highly crucial factors—timing and budget. We stay within those parameters and never compromise on excellence. We only use the highest quality materials and building products as well as the best craftsmen and subcontractors.

Be assured of complete integrity on every decision and absolutely every detail. As a friend of the family, the experience should be joyful and exciting for you. After all, when our job is done, your dream comes true.

Green building | Building responsibly

Southwest Florida presents unique challenges to creating luxury residences that are both energy efficient, but also resilient to our climate. Heat, sunlight, rain, humidity, mold, high winds and storms all impact our residences. Green construction involves much more than simply building energy efficiencies into your home. It also involves advances like breathable wall systems and insulation methods; extended overhangs and covered outdoor areas that help cool the home; low-e glass; and, of course, systems and methods designed to lower water and energy consumption.

We continue to research and remain up to date on green building materials and technologies. We would be happy to explore the many available choices with you so you can make informed decisions for your luxury custom home.

Build locations | Home sites

You’ll find the homes we’ve built inside the Naples area’s most desirable gated communities and on private lots in prestigious neighborhoods. Beyond those locations are ideal sites from Marco Island up to Sarasota. If you’re shopping for a site, we’d be happy to help choose the best one. If you already have a lot, let’s talk about the most advantageous footprint for your home.

Renovations | Transforming spaces

Over time as your life changes, your floor plan may not work as well as it originally did. Rather than move or rebuild, an expert remodeling will transform the flow, look and feel of your entire residence. We take the same candid collaborative approach to renovations as we do with custom construction. You can see the results of that here.

Custom cabinetry | Valued vendor

Meet Marcus Jelley, president of Edge Cabinet & Space Creators, our exclusive custom cabinetry partner. Under Marcus’ expert management, Edge creates exquisite interior storage elements for kitchens and bathrooms, using the finest artisans, choice materials and the latest design advances.

Estate management | beyond building

Many of our clients spend months away from the luxury residence they enjoy in Florida. Diamond Custom Homes now offers estate management services to monitor the condition of your home, oversee any necessary remodeling and renovations and direct maintenance and upkeep for as long as requested.

Home watch

On a weekly basis, we will stop by and inspect your home to ensure the integrity of both the exterior and interior, taking note of any element that may need attention.

Home maintenance & repair

Diamond Custom Homes will engage trusted partners in skilled trade services, as well as property upkeep service providers—eliminating the need for you to screen and hire contractors yourself. Let us take on the responsibility of identifying the best professionals for:

  • landscaping
  • pool management
  • preventative maintenance
  • utility & appliance service
  • seasonal preparations
  • additional services by request

Home project

Diamond Custom Homes will take both large and small-scale projects to completion. This service is included with our Estate Management program.

Contact Us

6646 Willow Park Drive, Suite 5
Naples, Florida 34109