Meet Our Team….Andy Reynolds, President
An interview with 3rd generation custom home builder in Northeast Florida, Andy Reynolds. His company, Andy Reynolds Homes, provides custom home building, including design/build and build on your own lot services in Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach, St. Augustine, and St. Johns County, Florida.
Intro….in our best Bing Crosby crooning voice….“Gettin’ to know you, gettin’ to know all about you”
The first participant in our series of “Meet Our Team” blogs is none other than our fearless leader, Andy Reynolds, President of Andy Reynolds Homes.
Q: You’re a third generation custom home builder in Jacksonville. How did you get into and what drew you to the home building business?
I’ve been around the new home and custom home business all my life. As a kid, I earned money cleaning up my dad’s construction sites. In high school, I started working on a framing crew and by graduation I had started my own business framing houses. A successful trim carpentry business soon followed and in 2003, I received my Certified Building Contractor license. I love taking our clients ideas for their dream house and bringing those to life. I love hearing them talk about how these spaces will be used and knowing that I played a small role in creating a place where milestones will be celebrated and memories will be made.
Q: You’re dad was a very successful custom home builder in Jacksonville for many years, including twice being selected as Builder of the Year. What are your goals in this business?
Do I want to be the biggest builder in town? No. Do I want to be considered amongst the best builders in Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, and St. Johns County? Absolutely! And I think the things that we do well – high quality construction, personalized design/build service, and the way we listen to our customers – put us firmly in that conversation.
Q: What’s it like building a custom home with Andy Reynolds?
Today’s custom home customer is very sophisticated and well educated on what they want in their home. We spend a lot of time upfront understanding their wants, desires and budget and being consultative in the design process to create their perfect home. We are truly a family business and we treat each of our client’s projects like we’re building a home for one of our family members.
Q: Favorite community you’re currently building in and why?
It’s hard for me to pick just one – Preserve Pointe is located 5 minutes from the beach, surrounded by world-class golf, and in a top rated school district in Ponte Vedra Beach. River Story is a gated community on the St. Johns River with ancient oak trees and acre lots in Jacksonville. And our custom homes in Riverside at RiverTown offer access to the St. Johns River via your own dock or a slip at one of the community docks, plus miles of hiking, walking and running trails. How do you choose just one of those? We tend to build in the places we’d like to live ourselves, so all of those are fantastic choices.
Q: What do you like to do when you’re not on the job site?
I have three young children who keep me busy! I love spending time with my family – we’re either at one of the kid’s games or activities, on the water wake surfing, or cheering on the Jags.