HBW subscribers know that Southwest Florida is a boom market for residential construction. The boom has grown so strong that Cape Coral builder Aubuchon Homes is expanding deeper into the region. Aubuchon Homes is accomplishing this goal by taking its Sterling collection to Fort Meyers. They are showcasing their new collection with one display home located on McGregor Boulevard, and plan to build another on an adjacent lot. Unlike model homes, which are for show only, these furnished display homes are being built for market.
Public perception of Aubuchon Homes as a Cape Coral builder is part of why they decided to build in Fort Meyers. Company president Gary Aubuchon says that, “people associate us as a Cape Coral builder and we want to change that,” said Gary Aubuchon, president of Aubuchon Homes.”
Aubuchon builds homes in every county of Southwest Florida, and they plan to strengthen their presence as a regional builder by opening an office near Bonita Beach Road. The office is slated for a January opening. Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Christine Ross is thrilled to see Aubuchon move into the city. “[Businesses] are returning to the community and it’s really exciting for us,” she says, adding, “I think it speaks to the health of the market and to the progressive protocols we have in place in the city of Bonita Springs to be builder-friendly and a one-stop shop.”
Ross’ enthusiasm is matched by Aubuchon’s excitement at solidifying their operation expansion into the region. According to Aubuchon, “Our plan is to be known as a regional builder in Southwest Florida.” They are still building homes in the Cape Coral and Lee County markets, and they are returning to Collier County after a 20-year absence. “We are building our first Collier County home since the 1990s,” says Aubuchon.
Homes in the Sterling collection are based on the company’s older styles, but they have been considerably revamped for the mid-range market. The seven home styles will range from $259,900 to $384,900. Another selling point for Aubuchon is that each of the seven floorplans can be modified; bedrooms and walls can be added or removed, and double doors can be substituted for walls. Of this design flexibility, Aubuchon states, “there are a lot of different ways the house works depending on the client’s needs.”
Of his company’s unique homes, Aubuchon says that “they have been designed for maximum value; it’s all the home you need without the home you don’t need.”
Building professionals seeking residential construction permit information or home building job leads with Aubuchon Homes and other Southwest Florida builders should investigate HBW’s permit reports and building activity data. Or, save yourself time and energy by searching for Aubuchon’s latest projects in HBW’s cloud-based database.