Diamond Award Winner
#1 in Customer Satisfaction of All Avid Rating Custom Builders in the USA
Meet Your Dedicated Team
Marcus Allen Homes, Inc. is an award-winning custom home builder whose stunning designs and craftsmanship highlight some of the area’s most prestigious communities. With a focus on customer satisfaction and an unsurpassed knowledge of the region, there is no team better equipped to deliver the luxury home you desire.
Mark earned a degree in architecture and civil engineering from Fairmont State University. But his love of building came from his father, a construction contractor. He got his start at a rising architectural firm in West Virginia before moving on to a large residential builder in Florida where he quickly rose to executive level. His varied background helped him identify his calling in residential construction and he opened Marcus Allen Homes in 2000. He and his team work to create not just the ideal home, but also the ideal experience for their buyers. Mark lives in Ponte Vedra with his wife Joan. He has four grown children and three grandsons and enjoys dirt bike riding, snow skiing, water sports of all types and world travels.
With more than 30 years of residential and commercial construction experience, including over a decade with Marcus Allen Homes, Bill brings knowledge and confidence to every custom home project. A skilled communicator and natural leader on the job site, he is a conduit between customers’ desires and craftsmen’s skills. Bill is a second-generation builder, holds a degree in construction from University of Florida, is a certified general contractor and is licensed in Florida real estate.
Joan joined Marcus Allen homes in 2003 and quickly became a top producing Sales Consultant. She has been frequently recognized by AR Homes® Top Club, and placed #1 in sales volume for 2015, 2016 and 2017. As VP of Sales, she manages the company’s sales teams, providing training, mentoring, and custom design assistance. She understands the customer experience firsthand having built her family home with the company. She lives in Ponte Vedra Beach with her husband Mark and has four grown children and four grandsons.
Along with her British humor, Taryn brings extensive knowledge and experience in both art and interior design. After 37 years in the field, she is still excited to wake up and start on a new project, looking at design as movement that creates a rhythm and texture throughout each space. Her hope is that every client sees a hint of wonder in their new home and will enjoy it for years to come.
Jordan graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in Psychology. After college, she pursued opportunities in interior design and went on to obtain her Associate of Science in Interior Design. Her background in retail interior design, merchandising, and accessorizing enable her to help clients create a truly personalized, complete home.
Jeff has been in the new home industry since 2006. Before moving to Florida, he worked in retail management running big-box and boutique stores in the competitive New York metro market. There he learned the art and importance of truly listening to customers to understand their lifestyle needs. He is married with one adult son and his hobbies include home automation, theater and racquet sports.
Angela began her real estate and property management career in 2002 in the coastal resort town of Ocean City, Maryland. In 2003 she moved to Northeastern Florida and has never looked back. She enjoys spending every minute of free time with her family and feels fortunate to live in St. Augustine where every day feels like a vacation.
With a degree in Finance from University of South Carolina, Michael worked in architectural sales upon graduating. He left the construction industry to become an investment broker before shifting to pharmaceutical sales in the 1990s, dedicating 20 years of his career to oncology. He has always been active in real estate and, after having his home built by AR Homes®, he signed on with Marcus Allen Homes. He enjoys time with family, traveling and outdoor activities.
A transplant from Raleigh, North Carolina, Debi brings an eclectic skill set to the company. She’s worked in radio, advertising, marketing, research, and most recently, real estate. An avid traveler, she loves spending time with her beloved Zach—a Shi-Tzu/Poodle mix she rescued nine years ago.
Chris grew up in Gainesville, Florida so he was destined to become a Florida Gator. After graduating in 1992 with a degree in building construction, he has been in the industry ever since. He met Catherine, the love of his life, at UF. They married in 1995 and have two boys. He enjoys watching movies, cooking, hiking, and spending time with his family.
Thomas grew up in Detroit and earned a degree in economics from the University of Michigan in 2003. He moved away from the cold weather as quickly as possible and chose Jacksonville to put down roots. Outside of eight years as a restaurateur, he has been in construction for much of his professional career. He enjoys trips to the beach with his girlfriend, golf and discovering delicious barbecue.
Nate grew up in southern Georgia and has worked in the commercial and residential construction industry for over 20 years, both in the office and the field. He enjoys all types of outdoor activities and spending time with his wife and young son.
With over 1,000 residential and commercial projects under his belt, Korey brings his love for architecture and building to AR Homes®. Korey has over 12 years of experience in the building industry and prides himself on delivering a great experience for each home buyer through his attention to detail. In his free time, Korey enjoys the great outdoors, fishing, riding motorcycles and traveling.
Ellen grew up in South Florida with parents who built and sold custom homes. A University of Florida graduate with a Fine Arts degree, she worked at a high-end interior design firm for 25 years before relocating to the Jacksonville area. She’s been working in the residential homebuilding industry for the last nine years and in her free time enjoys games, puzzles, crafts, and reading.
A building industry veteran since 2003, Michelle is a recent transplant to Jacksonville via Central Florida and Minnesota. She has worked as a design consultant with production builders, kitchen and bath remodeling firms, and semi-custom builders. She loves family time, ocean activities, walks with her dog, and traveling, with a bucket list that includes trips to Israel, Ireland and Europe.
Dave helps homebuyers create the home of their dreams. After graduating from the University of Florida, he spent many years in the design business working for architects, engineers and builders. Dave enjoys the arts, architecture, history, sports, traveling and being on the water.
Tom has been a construction manager for Marcus Allen Homes since 2004, working in Duval, St. John’s, and Flagler counties. He has held a Florida State Certified General Contractors license since 1982. Most weekends you can find him with his wife and dog, Charlie, on one of their boats actively involved in the fishing and boating community.
Randy is a construction manager with over 20 years’ experience in custom home building. He has a solid track record for delivering quality results and ensuring customer satisfaction. A native of St. Augustine, Florida, he enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
A homebuilding expert with over 30 years of experience, Tom is no stranger to making customers happy, having built hundreds of beautiful family homes. He is licensed as a State of Florida General Contractor and in Florida Real estate. He studied jazz piano at Tampa Bay Performing Art Center and when he’s not working, he can be found playing everything from Bach to rock.
Kendall is a fourth-generation carpenter who got her start in construction working for her father’s high-end restoration and renovation company. She attended the International Academy of Design and Technology while becoming skilled in various construction trades. After fifteen years in the family business, she moved to Jacksonville and dabbled in real estate before following her heart back to construction and finding her place with Marcus Allen Homes.
Lori has spent 35 years providing accounting services and support for companies in a variety of industries. She even served as controller for a company with several divisions that went public. Lori moved to Florida to help her mom and enjoys hiking, games, gardening and cooking.
An award-winning, strategy-driven marketing communications professional, Mary has decades of experience serving clients in real estate, tourism and hospitality, and medical marketing. Clients she has supported include RE/MAX Select Professionals, Coldwell Banker The Condo Store, Engel & Völkers, EB Developers, and more. Her diverse background helped prepare her for whatever comes her way in custom home building.
Before joining Marcus Allen Homes, Amber served many years as executive assistant to the president and board of directors of a global organization specializing in digital HR and multi-country payroll services. Prior to that, she held roles as a certification specialist, logistics and purchasing director, and executive assistant at a national nonprofit specializing in the affordable housing industry.