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Builder Approach To Crane Island

Crane Island is pleased to present our four participating custom builders at Crane Island. Carefully interviewed and selected by Crane Island, these five builders present terrific options to take your vision and make it a reality. Our builders have track record, resources, and the teams to deliver and they are personally committed to furthering the architectural vision and character of Crane Island. 

There are two basic paths one can take in leveraging a builder plan that has been designed for Crane Island or in working with the Crane Island Sales team to explore a library of homes or designing a custom plan with one of our preferred Architects.  In either case, our goal is to make it both fun and painless so we look forward to opening the conversation with you. 

 

 

Example Work At Crane Island

The below gallery is an example of the craftsmanship and quality standards that set the tone for what will be 113 interpretations of our Lowcountry Archticture inspired by Fernandina Beach & Amelia Island. 

Our Builders

Vic Buscaino

Vic Buscaino

Owner

Vic Buscaino contributes more than 40 years of building expertise coupled with the benefits of the AR Homes® franchise.  While a veteran builder with decades of experience, Vic & his team also leverage the ever-changing technology opportunities and are well situated to communicate with owners wherever they may be. Communication is key and Vic prides himself on keeping owners updated and engaged at all times during the construction process. 

Building a custom Dream Home begins by understanding the needs, lifestyle, and unique factors each customer desires in their finished home.  Once that is understood, Vic and his team are able to leverage 8,000 sq ft  design center on Amelia Island to ensure the process of selecting finishes is efficient and fun for the owner. Vic is local, has a great base of trades to pull from and has the experience and know how to make the process work. 

Vic is about to begin a model home in Alice Park by Historical Concepts and has a nice selection of plans to pull from. 

Marcus Meide

Marcus Meide

President - DF Luxury Homes

Marcus Meide is a lifelong resident of Northeast Florida. He has spent most of his career working alongside local and national builders and land developers, laying the foundation for his custom home building career. His appeal to high-end design eventually led him into the custom home segment of the industry and he has not looked back since. His name is now synonymous with some of the most impeccable residences in the Southeast. DF Luxury Homes by Marcus Meide is involved with building communities in South Carolina’s Palmetto Bluff, Frederica, Ponte Vedra, Crane Island. 

Marcus has a deep bench of talent to support his efforts in the field with project managers and back office team members who can provide support on the financials and other resources needed to deliver the project on time and on budget.  Marcus has an attention to detail and a push towards perfection that permeates his team and shows up in his homes wherever he builds. 

Marcus has completed 2 model and inventory homes here at Crane Island and sold both and is in the process of starting new inventory homes at Crane Island as well as custom home projects for property owners. 

 

Chris Wood & Matt Roberts & Team

Chris Wood & Matt Roberts & Team

Owners - Riverside Homes

The custom homes division of Riverside Homes began the first home of Crane Island and it was a doozy. When Southern Living™ chose Crane Island to be the 2019 Idea House Location, the full team at Riverside rose to the occasion and developed a home that has become one of the gold standards of Crane Island. The team was steadfast in their goal and they developed this amazing home in 6 months and it was received by 15,000 guests who gave it rave reviews. This was just the beginning for Riverside and they are underway with their new model in Alice Park and about to begin construction on multiple property owner homes.

Besides the executive team of Matt & Chris, they have a tremendous team of professionals leading their Custom Home Division. Matt Birdwell is the head of operations and brings his 2 decades of knowledge, skill, and passion and his right-hand man is Jarrod Knox who leads the effort in the field and will be the supervisor of projects Crane Island.

Riverside Homes is a Southern Living™ Builder member and is actively building throughout Northeast Florida.

Cam Bradford

Cam Bradford

President - Cam Bradford

Cam Bradford believes in a home being more than just an address. It’s your refuge. It’s the haven where memories are made, shared, and preserved. Cam has partnered with multiple design & architecture studios to bring a tailored home to each homeowner and their lifestyle.

Cam is supported by a great team of professionals who have all worked together for decades and his lead supervisor Steve Lendry comes from a long line of homebuilding on Amelia Island and throughout Northeast Florida.  Cam also puts a lot of emphasis on communication as core to his success and the backbone of his operation is a BIM (Building Information Management) platform called Co-Construct which provides a seamless transition from proposal to completion of a home and gives the owner direct access 24 hours a day to everything they want to know about their home and it’s progress. 

Cam is actively building homes throughout Crane Island as well as a home for sale in Alice Park and soon one to start in the Forest District of Crane Island. 

Steve Pickett

Steve Pickett

President - Pickett Construction

Steve grew up on Amelia Island and is a 3rd generation builder who has spent his whole life here. Steve is an entrepreneur at heart and has build a success building company in residential, commercial and some Department Of Defence work as needed. This has enabled Steve to build a healthy company that has withstood a range of market conditions. Steve brings an enthusiasm and “can do” approach that never seems to run out of energy and it permeates throughout his team.

Steve and his team have taken a specIal interest in Crane Island and early on committed to partnering with design professionals who would help him bring the most authentic and genuine approach to the architectural character of Crane Island. Steve’s early partnership with Allison Ramsey Architects and Lake & Land studio has enabled him to see success with property owners on their custom projects as well as his own model home that sold. 

Steve is actively working on several projects for property owners and is getting ready to start a new model home in Alice Park that will be a real show place. 

 

Portfolio Homes

A range of plans to support all the Districts of Crane Island. These plans have been uniquely created for Crane Island in character and livability.

This is a small subset of all the Portfolio Homes. Please go to each Builder page to see their offerings.  Detailed specifications are also available for each Builder. 

The Longleaf

3,777 Sq Ft.  •  4 Beds  •  4.5 Baths

Forest, Marsh, River
Ready For Build
 

The Hickory

3,162 Sq Ft.  •  4 Beds  •  4.5 Baths

Forest, Marsh 
Resident Ready – Lot 31

The Magnolia

2,962 Sq Ft.  •  4 Beds  •  3.5 Baths

Forest, Marsh
Resident Ready – Model Lot 9

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Meet The Sales Team

John A Hillman

John A Hillman

Broker - Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Tim Lang

Tim Lang

Senior Sales Executive

239-273-6719

tim@craneisland.com