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We Build Relationships.

Building a custom home is a long process, depending on the size and complexity of the project. You are truly entering into a relationship with your builder. That’s why it’s crucial to choose a builder you like and will enjoy working with. We go the extra mile to ensure that our customers have a pleasant experience working with us. 

  • We are friendly and easy to work with.
  • We seamlessly manage all the moving parts for you. 
  • We keep in close contact with you and all vendors, ensuring that everyone is always on the same page. 
  • Our systematic seven-step process ensures a smooth and seamless design and build and a customized home completed on time and on budget. 

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Building a custom home or making renovations to your existing home can be overwhelming, especially if you’ve never done anything like it before. That’s where we come in.

  • Over the years, we have built a wide range of custom homes in Florida, and we can put together virtually any type of project to fit your specifications. 
  • From the beginning, we work hand-in-hand with you, taking all the time necessary to identify your needs and wants to determine the most effective and cost-efficient way to accomplish your goals.
  • We are flexible and able to customize your project and our involvement in it. If we work with you from the start, we can typically help you get from Point A to Point B faster and more smoothly. 
  • We can also step in at any point in the process and provide expert guidance and quality workmanship to bring you across the finish line.

If you are interested in building a custom home in Jacksonville, we welcome the opportunity to be part of your project. 

"We loved getting to know them through the build. They do incredible work building homes; we are beyond pleased!"
Andrew and Madeleine Parker


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Do you have a home renovation concept in your head?
Let’s bring it to life!
Count on us to create a beautiful, functional space that reflects your family’s unique needs, budget, style, and personality.

Why Choose John Merrill Homes as your custom home designer and builder?

Our process includes:

Jacksonville Beaches

Ponte Vedra Beach

Eastern Jacksonville

Eastern Nassau County


Are you ready to turn your house into the home of your dreams?

We’re here to help you every step of the way with our free Home Renovation Checklist. 

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White exteriors are certainly in style right now, as you've likely noticed in everything from new construction to renovations. White is a flexible hue that complements nearly every type of architecture.

Founder Adam Merrill was featured in a recent @houzz article, "10 Wonderful White Paint Colors for Home Exteriors." Adam highlights one of our projects in Jacksonville that uses Origami White by Sherwin-Williams, a shade that’s not too white and not too creamy.

“It allows the architectural features to stand out on this design without being a distraction,” he notes. “Combined with other neutrals like the black accents and wood door, you get a classic, timeless look.”

Need help picking out the perfect color and features for your next home or project? Let us know. We'd love to help.
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Dreaming of building your own custom coastal home in the Jacksonville area?

Whether you want oceanfront, marshfront, or something in between, partner with us for a stunning custom home. Visit our website to view our portfolio of homes and the areas where we build in Jacksonville, FL. Link in bio.
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Take us back to the @homebuilders International Builders’ Show (IBS) 2024! 

Here are some of the standout trends that grabbed our attention this year: 

1️⃣ Colorful appliances from @trueresidential signify a resurgence of vibrant hues in kitchen design. 

2️⃣ Lighting fixtures by @visualcomfort, @_seanlavin_ , and @hammertonlighting make a statement. 

3️⃣ Mixed-metal combinations in plumbing fixtures offer homeowners the opportunity to experiment and add unique character to their spaces.

4️⃣ Collaborations like @studiomcgee’s partnership with @kohler present versatile collections that blend style and functionality.

5️⃣ Tile trends emphasize biophilic design, with @emsertile showcasing porcelain tiles mimicking natural elements. 

6️⃣ Led by brands like @ikonniinc, wood paneling experiences a resurgence with innovative designs adding texture and warmth to walls and ceilings.

7️⃣ Stylish and durable garage doors from @clopaydoors enhance curb appeal and security, reflecting an industry-wide appreciation for functional yet aesthetically pleasing elements in home construction.

IBS 2025, we'll be back! 

#NAHBIBS #KBIS #NAHBIBS2024 #KBIS2024 #NAHB #internationalbuildersshow #internationalbuildersshowlasvegas #ibslasvegas #lasvegasexpo #exposhow #expo #expo2024
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Check out these before and after shots of an addition we just completed. New windows and white brick texture gave the house a modern facelift, and the homeowners are loving the additional space!

#beforeandafterrenovation #remodelinspiration #dreamhomeupgrade #homeremodel #designandbuild #FloridaCustomHome
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Top 10 interior design trends for 2024: 

1️⃣ Turn to texture to give your space depth and character
2️⃣ Embrace the return of timeless hues of blue
3️⃣ Add warmth and sophistication to your interior with brass accents 
4️⃣ Mix metal tones
5️⃣ Transform spaces with statement lighting fixtures
6️⃣ Create harmony and bring nature indoors with biophilic design
7️⃣ Add functional kitchen solutions like walk-in pantries and smart storage 
8️⃣ Use tiles that make a statement
9️⃣ Embrace quiet luxury, where elegance meets sustainability
🔟  Blend then and now with nostalgic inspirations in modern design

#HomeDesign #InteriorDesign #HomeInterior #HomeInspiration #InteriorDecorating #DesignInspo #HomeIdeas #HomeDecor #DecorInspiration #HomeTrends #DesignTrends
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Ever wondered why people paint their porch ceilings blue? 

The practice of painting porch ceilings blue has its roots deeply embedded in Southern folklore and tradition. 

Originating among the Gullah Geechee people, descendants of enslaved Africans in the Southern U.S., the tradition of “haint blue” ceilings served multiple purposes:

🔵 Warding off “haints” (a pronunciation of “haunts”) by mimicking the protective qualities of water 

🔵 Practical benefits such as deterring insects and extending daylight hours. 

Today, the tradition of blue porch ceilings has become a beloved residential painting feature across several regions. 

#BluePorch #BluePorchCeiling #CustomHomes #HomeDesign #CustomHomeDesign #CustomBuild #DesignAndBuild #CustomHomeBuilders #FloridaCustomHome #CustomBuiltHomes
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Curious about how our custom homes come together? 

Check out the stunning rendering of what's to come in October/November 2024, along with an exciting in-progress shot taken halfway through the build. 

We can't wait to share the finished home with you!

#BehindTheScenes #HomeDesign #CustomHomes #HomeDesign #CustomHomeDesign #CustomBuild #DesignAndBuild #CustomHomeBuilders #FloridaCustomHome #CustomBuiltHomes
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It was an honor to build the Jones-Chandler family's dream home! 

"Excellent service & quality work. We are very happy with our new home. Adam & Dana Merrill are amazing to work with. Their team of experts are always helpful, from the in-office staff, & the field staff. We are very grateful for your professionalism and your dedication & commitment to build us a beautiful home. All the best, Jones-Chandler family."

#CustomHomes #HomeDesign #CustomHomeDesign #CustomBuild #DesignAndBuild #CustomHomeBuilders #FloridaCustomHome #CustomBuiltHomes
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We're going to floor you with this one!

We recently completed the Bells River Residence. 

As you can see, stand-out features include the ceiling beams made from reclaimed wood and the gorgeous floors cut from similar beams. 

#CustomHomes #HomeDesign #CustomHomeDesign #CustomBuild #DesignAndBuild #CustomHomeBuilders #FloridaCustomHome
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Meet the Merrills! 

We're excited to share that John Merrill Homes' husband-wife team, Dana and Adam Merrill, have been featured in the latest issue of Ponte Vedra Neighbors. 

From our family to yours, thank you for trusting us to bring your dream homes to life.

#CustomHomes #HomeDesign #CustomHomeDesign #CustomBuild #DesignAndBuild #CustomHomeBuilders #FloridaCustomHome  #PonteVedraBeach #PonteVedra #CustomeHomePonteVedra #PonteVedraHomes

📷 @jennifergrissomphotography
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Remodeling vs Renovation, John Merrill Homes custom home

Remodeling vs renovation: What’s the difference?

When it comes to improving your home, many people use the terms remodeling and renovation interchangeably (we’ve done it ourselves!). Technically speaking, however, these terms

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