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Residential Home Construction | Carter Construction of Gainesville | Home Builder



This construction type allows owners to qualify for energy-efficient mortgages (EEM's).  For more information on qualifications, visit the Energy Star® website or on the U.S. Department of Housing website.

This video highlights a home built with ICF and it's strength and endurance after being hit by Hurricane Sandy.  The ICF specific information begins around 2:27 into the 5 minute video.  It's hard to deny the advantages for a home built of ICF.  

Using ANY exterior finish you desire, Insulated concrete forms (ICF) are expanded polystyrene panels that form the structure of your home.   Steel rebar is placed between the panels in a space that is then filled with concrete.   We are the home builder in Gainesville, Florida that can meet your expectations within budget and timeline that works for you. 

Benefits of ICF

  • twice the insulation level more than double that of conventional frame construction

  • provides energy savings of up to 40 to 50%

  • strength and durability that withstands high winds, water intrusion, and air borne debris damage (ICF has a wind resisitance of up to 300 mph.)

  • reduces sound transmission

  • Class A fire rating

  • improved indoor air quality

  • Less repair/maintenance over time from effects like rot, rust or corrosion 


Other types of Construction

As a custom home builder, we not only build new homes, but can help you with additions, renovations and safe rooms. We build complete homes of all sizes throughout North Central Florida using either frame construction or ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) construction.  Exterior finishes can be anything from hardi-board plank, stone, stucco, brick or any other material. 

Safe Rooms

Do you already have a home and would like peace of mind that you have a safe place to go in the event of a tornado or hurricane?  Do you even have a disaster plan? Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) is the safest structure that can be built to help keep your family safe. ICF has a wind resisitance of up to 300 mph and up to a 4 hour fire-rating. We can construct a safe room within your house or in whatever you designate.

Upgrades, Renovations, Additions

Building a dream home can often require creativity.  This is where the various upgrades can really make the difference.  Or make an awesome change to better your current home!  Gainesville General Contractors get to work with some of the best creative minds to help solve some of existing homes biggest problems.  The right addition or renovation can really improve documented home value.  Here are some ideas to spur your imagination!

  • 20 foot ceilings

  • two-story foyers

  • grand staircases

  • wrought iron detail

  • plantation shutters

  • surround sound

  • mudroom

  • granite bar

  • body spray custom master shower

  • heat lamps

  • dumbwaiters

  • balconies

  • commercial gas range

  • copper sink

  • wine coolers

  • home office

  • french doors

  • butlers serving area

  • theatre

  • two master suites

  • bonus room

  • mother-in-law suites

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