Building Quality Custom Homes

in Lakeland and throughout Central Florida

There are few things in life more meaningful and enduring than a home. A home is more than just a physical structure. A home provides much more than protection from physical elements.

The majority of your life is spent in your home, because it is the center of our lives. It is the hub, HQ, home base. It is the place that we return to after life's challenges, trials, and adventures. It is the place where we create past memories, enjoy the present moment, and plan our future.

How important then is the smallest detail of your home? Gifford & Gifford wants to helps our customers design the details of their custom home that they have been dreaming about

Design Features

Beautiful curb appeal, style and expert design are required from today's savvy homeowners. Equally important considerations are energy efficiency, functionality and quality materials. With Gifford & Gifford, your custom home will be built to the highest industry standards. Plus, each home passes 166 strict Quality Checkpoints. We build custom homes in beautifully maintained, appreciating neighborhoods which offer varied amenities for every lifestyle. Built with well known brand name appliances and materials, your new home will be sure to stand the test of time. Best of all, our homes are custom fit from design to completion, to meet your family's personal needs and desires.

On Your Lot

A number of our customers choose to build on land they already possess or are in the process of buying. We love to help these customers by providing an on-your-land option for building their new home. We can build anywhere in Polk or Hillsborough county.

Energy Efficiency

In addition to their stylish and attractive features, Our Homes are intelligently designed with energy efficient planning in mind. We want your house to work hard to save you money.

All our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems feature a 13 SEER level. Our HVAC systems are strategically placed in a central location to reduce the time and distance air must travel to heat or cool your home - this translates into money savings for homeowners. Our homes exceed building code requirements with R-30 insulation in the ceilings to keep your home cool during those hot summer months and warm during the chilly winter days. All openings are inspected to ensure a proper seal that will keep out unwanted moisture and airflow.

In addition to each home's built in features, all Homes can be outfitted with Energy Star Appliances. From refrigerators to front loading washing machines, you will see the savings stack up.

Water conservation is an ongoing battle in Polk County and to do our part, we bed each home with Bahia grass. Bahia is a low maintenance grass resistant to drought, disease, and insect attacks. Home sites can also be landscaped with plants and shrubs that require minimal amounts of water and care so your free time is not yard work time.

The building industry is constantly advancing to creating more and more energy efficient materials. Homes built by today's standards far exceed those of resale homes.

New Home Process

Building a new home can be stressful in any condition and Gifford & Gifford Homes will assure top quality service with continued communications throughout the building process.

When building your New Home there are many things to consider. Few are more important than securing financing to buy your new home. Don't worry, we're here to help. We are not lenders, but we have several preferred, third-party lenders from which to choose. Here's a brief breakdown of the type of process you can expect:

  1. Contact your lender and become Pre-qualified
  2. Collect your documentation
  3. Submit your paperwork
  4. Close a construction-perm loan or secure permanent financing
  5. Build your home
  6. Convert to permanent financing
  7. Receive your keys, and move in