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We Build More than Homes.

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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Working Hand-in-Hand With You

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


Home Remodeling & Design Services
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. 

Home Renovation Checklist
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More homes and businesses in the U.S. are protected by @gafroofing than any other product.

We choose GAF for the reliability of their warranty and the quality of their products. We know we can trust them for enduring customer satisfaction and long-term performance. 

#Construction #CustomHome #Florida #FloridaConstruction #HomeBuilding #FloridaBuilding #GAFRoofing
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Here’s our Builder 20 group last fall in Hilton Head, SC. 🫶

Thanks to @homebuilders (NAHB) and our Builder 20 group, we’ve gained confidence in our business setup and strategies. The support of our peers and industry partners has been integral to our success at John Merrill Homes. 

From advocacy and education to networking and support, these memberships have provided us with the tools, resources, and connections needed to thrive in the competitive home-building industry. 

We still have a couple of spots in our Builder 20 group, so let us know if you’re a builder or remodeler looking for a supportive group to help you grow your business.
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Q. Can you use your home loan to finance home renovations? 

A. Yes, whether you’re looking to increase your property’s marketability or simply create a more comfortable living space, financing renovations through your mortgage lender offers several advantages:

Streamlines the borrowing process
A single loan and monthly payment
Lower interest rates than other financing options
More affordable borrowing 
Avoid additional closing costs associated with separate loans

Ready for a #HomeRenovation project?
We'd love to hear from you!

#HomeRenovationIdeas #HomeRenovations #LuxuryHomeRenovation #ModernRenovation #FloridaHomeRenovation #HomeRemodel #KitchenRenovation #BathroomRenovation #HomeRemodel
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From our family to yours, happy 8th anniversary to John Merrill Homes! 

To all our past, present, and future homeowners, thank you for being a part of our journey.

Here's to the next 80! 🥂

#BuildingDreams #CustomHome #CustomHomeBuilder #FloridaHomes #Florida #JohnMerrillHomes
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3 reasons why so many people are relocating to Jacksonville, FL:

1. Despite being such a large city, it has a small-town feel 
2. It's a great place to build a business
3. It has a subtropical climate with mild winters

Thinking about making the move?

We would love the opportunity to talk to you about your dream home and relocation plans. 

#Jacksonville #JacksonvilleLiving #SunshineStateLife #FloridaLiving #CustomHomeFlorida #SunshineState #Florida
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Building on a nearly 120-year legacy, @andersen_windows is America's most loved brand of windows and doors. Their products are known for their superior fit, finish, and value.

We’re an Andersen Windows Select Builder, which grants us access to superior support, and helps us deliver on our commitment to high-value products and quality results for our customers.

#Construction #CustomHome #Florida #FloridaConstruction #HomeBuilding #FloridaBuilding #AndersenWindow
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We rely on @huberwood AdvanTech®️ subflooring & ZIP System®️ sheathing to withstand the demands of Florida's climate. 

#Construction #CustomHome #Florida #FloridaConstruction #HomeBuilding #Advantech #ZipSystem #FloridaBuilding #Huberwood
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@schlutersystemsna has been our exclusive shower waterproofing supplier of choice for over 15 years due to the company’s innovative shower systems. 

The Schluter team also offer exceptional support and are always there when we need them.

#Construction #CustomHome #Florida #FloridaConstruction #HomeBuilding #FloridaBuilding #SchluterTile
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Is your home built to withstand Florida's weather?

For the past eight years, we’ve exclusively relied on the @huberwood Zip Systems weather-resistant envelope. 

Its pre-coated, waterproof barrier and taped joints ensure a tight seal, preventing any potential weak spots that could allow moisture to seep in—a must-have in Florida!

#FloridaHomes #Weatherization #ZipSystems #Waterproofing #HomeBuild #Construction #CustomHomeBuild #Florida
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New year, big plans for your home?

Send us a DM with your email address to get a free printable Home Renovation Checklist to help you bring your dream project to life. 

#RenovationChecklist #HomeRenovationChecklist #HomeRenovation #HomeRenovationIdeas #HomeRenovations #LuxuryHomeRenovation #ModernRenovation #FloridaHomeRenovation #HomeRemodel
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Our Interior Design Trends 2024 Lookbook is here!

"I can’t wait to introduce you to the latest materials, finishes, and design concepts and help you create spaces that feel current and timeless."

- Dana Merrill, Principal Designer at John Merrill Homes

Visit our website to get your free copy. 

#HomeDesign #InteriorDesign #HomeInterior #HomeInspiration #InteriorDecorating #DesignInspo #HomeIdeas #HomeDecor #DecorInspiration #HomeTrends #DesignTrends
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📢 Supplier shout-out! 

We choose our suppliers carefully based on their product quality, durability, support, and ability to create homes that withstand Florida’s challenging weather conditions. 

A special thank you to:


... and all of our suppliers who help us prioritize excellence, longevity, and the ultimate satisfaction of our clients.

#CustomHomes #HomeDesign #CustomHomeDesign #CustomBuild #DesignAndBuild #CustomHomeBuilders #FloridaCustomHome #Construction
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Top 10 interior design trends for 2024

What do style and sophistication look like in the home in 2024? We’re giving you a glimpse into this year’s hottest interior design trends. From

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Why do people paint their porch ceilings blue?

From the palest of powder blues to varying shades of teal, aqua, cobalt, robin’s-egg, gray, and periwinkle, we’re seeing blue porch ceilings popping up in

Beautiful living room.

Design essentials, premium materials, and trending colors

Download our 2024 Interior Design Lookbook now!