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We are happy we decided to build with Avalon

To Whom It May Concern,

It has been a pleasure working with Avalon Building Corporation for 6 months, the period of time it took to build our home.

We would recommend him to anyone wanting to build a quality home.  The time and care he dedicated to building our home was much appreciated.  The contractors he uses are very professional, did a fine job and seem to stand by their work.  Any problems we have had were resolved quickly.

We have now been in our new home approx. 3 weeks and are very happy with the way it was built.  My husband was supervising the process from the beginning to end and we know the house was built extremely well.

Ralph Zuckerman is pleasant to deal with and really takes pride in his work.  Any differences of opinion between Ralph and us were discussed and resolved to our satisfaction.

We are happy we decided to build with Avalon Building Corporation and have faith in him to continue building quality homes at a fair price.


Joseph and Camille Durnford

You have exceeded our expectations

Dear Ralph,

 I would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation for all of your efforts and professional manner in the way you constructed our new home.

 From our viewpoint, myself the Mechanical Engineer and Aidee the Architect, we may have been overly interested in the manner of the construction and attention to detail.  I can only say that your performance and attention to details was Exceptional!  You have exceeded our expectations.  This is something that I believe that the larger builders are not able to do regularly.  Be assured of the fact that I would recommend you to any individual considering constructing a new home.

 From Carlos, Nicolas, Aidee and Myself we offer you our thanks and appreciation.  By the way, I did not forget about the round of golf that I owe you.


 Mr. and Mrs. Jerry and Aidee Dohse

 PS:  Sue Lawrence it was always a pleasure speaking with you.  You are a tremendous asset and if you ever decide to leave Ralph……Give me a call.

I would and have recommended Avalon

Dear Ralph:

 It is so rare in today’s home building market, to find exceptional customer/client service and value.  Given the onslaught of press, both print and media (positive and negative) surrounding homebuilders in this venue, and some of the absolute horror stories the consumer is barraged with, I was remarkable impressed with Avalon.  For this reason I feel compelled to THANK YOU and your staff for what I believe to have been a very professional and pleasant experience.

 Having met with many other homebuilders and as you are aware I had even contracted with another builder, I was becoming very disillusioned about the process and the prospects of getting those things I desired in my custom home.  Securing a homebuilder who could accommodate building a custom home on my lot, coupled with the time-constraints of my schedule, without excessive and un-warranted expenses, was of critical importance to me.  From my first meeting with Sandy, through all of the on-site meetings with John Cooper, and numerous telephone calls with you, your advice, patience and sincerity was an extreme departure from what I had expected.  Additionally, your staff, Liz and Dot and their kind and helpful assistance through this laborious process were also commendable.  By far, Sue Lawrence was the pinnacle cornerstone of this process. Her overwhelming and genuine level of professionalism was superior.

Avalon Building Corporation defined for me, the custom home building process.  The value of the home you build……before, during and after the process has been extremely noteworthy.  I would and have recommended Avalon as a homebuilder to anyone seeking quality, innovation and integrity.


 Kevin M. Deeley

Long Putt Court, Palm Harbor

Our friend marveled at the quality

Dear Ralph,

         We were proudly showing our beautiful new home to a friend who is a Builder in Michigan.  He marveled at the quality;  the many unique features;  as well as, the total design.  He wasn’t surprised when we told him that you had received the “Parade of Homes” awards for the “best quality” for the price;  the “best designed kitchen” and the “best overall design”.

         You and your staff made building a home an absolute pleasure for us.  We always knew, in advance, what to expect and when to expect it.  Dave is an excellent and talented supervisor.  Sue Lawrence graciously handled the many details.

         We wish to express out deepest appreciation to you for orchestrating such an excellent project and for making us so happy!  If there is any way that we can help you promote “Avalon” please let us know.


 Dr. and Mrs. Louis B. Coriasso                                                   

We are pleased with our new home

Dear Ralph,

 We just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with our new home and what an excellent job your company did throughout the entire home-building process.  We heard many people have horror stories when they build – not us!  Our experience was terrific and we will refer to you everyone we know who is interested in building.  Please feel free to use us as a reference.

 I know you are aware we hired a home inspector to make sure everything was done correctly.  I have had numerous dealings with him and hired him specifically because he is tough and thorough.  A friend of mine hired him while he was building with a well - known and highly regarded homebuilder, and after each inspection he would come back with a list 10-20 items long.  When he inspected our house he usually had a list of 3-4 items, all of which were minor and most you already were in the process of correcting.  Bravo!

Special thanks to Jim Druggan, our construction supervisor who was always there when we needed him, went above and beyond the call of duty more than once, and was ultimately responsible for those short inspection punch lists.  Also to Sue Lawrence, who helped us numerous times in coordinating the bank, the county, and whoever else tried to make our lives difficult.  She smoothed the way, did it pleasantly and efficiently, and kept us sane.  Finally, Sandy.  What can we say?  She was and is a joy to work with and was instrumental in us choosing Avalon in the first place.

 Congratulations on creating a well-run business that builds a first-rate home.  We are convinced you are the best value in the market.

 Warm Regards,

 Mark and Lorry Collier

Tall Oak Trail in Tarpon Springs

We are very happy with our Avalon home

We are very happy with our Avalon home and the outstanding quality of construction.

In our experience with Ralph, one of the best and important things we found was how very reliable and responsible he was. He was also available to us if we needed to discuss things along the way.

The follow up after the closing was excellent. The requests were addressed and then solved in a timely manner.

We would not hesitate to have Ralph and Avalon build another home for us in the future.



Dr. Luis and Sofia Annoni

3964 Capital Drive

Palm Harbor, FL 34865

We have been thoroughly enjoying our new home

Dear Ralph,

We have been thoroughly enjoying our new home. It has been three months to the day that we have been here and it really is beginning to feel like home.

At this time we would like to thank you for your sincere integrity and skill as a home builder. We have appreciated your sense of style and precision during and after the construction of our home. You have provided prompt and professional attention to all our inquiries. Building a home is known to be one of the most stressful ordeals in a persons life; but Avalon Building Corporation of Tampa Bay made it an easy and interesting learning experience for our whole family.

There is no doubt that you will continue to grow and prosper through the years.

Sincere gratitude,

 Paul and Marie Amirto

1457 East Lake Woodlands Parkway

Oldsmar,  FL 34677

We are extremely happy with our Antigua model home

Subject: Letter of Commendation for Sue Lawrence

Dear Mr. Zuckerman:

I am writing this letter 15 months after we moved into our lovely home in Pinecrest Estates in Lutz.  We are extremely happy with our Antigua model home and have received nothing but praise about the design, from floor plan to all of the amenities.

In the initial phase, Sandy, at your model center guided us through all of the steps in a warm, professional and motherly manner.  You are fortunate to have her as your mom.  Also the staff Don and Mary were very helpful.

I still own a home in Los Angeles and will be bi-coastal for the next four years, since I am a semi retired Professor of Graphic Design at California State University Long Beach. During the construction process I made five trips over a year to check on the construction.  I was greeted by your construction supervisors, John, Keith and Guy. All of them were very informative and followed through on every question or concern I had.  I hired my own inspector to inspect each stage of the construction.  The inspector had high praise for your firm initially and that continued throughout the process.

So why did I single out Sue Lawrence for the commendation?  To me Sue was the go-to-person.  Every time there was a problem, Sue solved it.  When I forgot to send in my payments for upgrades, Sue contacted me.  When I needed reassurance that everything would be just fine, Sue was there for me.  My first experience of building a new home was greatly enhanced with Sue Lawrence on the wing in Tarpon Springs.

I highly recommend Avalon Building Corporation to anyone that respects professionalism.

 Best Regards,

Juanity & Archie Boston

Avalon Building Corporation (Headline: Avalon continues to deliver award-winning homes and value)

Special Sections correspondent

Tampa Tribune

For more than 20 years, Avalon Building Corp., a local family-owned business, has been focused on constructing high quality homes with innovative designs at prices that make them one of best new home values in the Tampa Bay area, according to Ralph Zuckerman, company president.

“Since the beginning, we have guided the company with the philosophy of providing top quality designs at an exceptional value,” Zuckerman says. “We study the designs of very expensive homes and then incorporate the best details and features of those homes into our Avalon homes at a fraction of the cost.”

Although known for their flowing interior layouts and eye-catching elevations, Avalon homes offer buyers substantially more than aesthetics, according to Zuckerman. He says that the company employs industry leading construction standards to ensure a better-built home, and designs that optimize the home’s functionality and livability. They may look like showcase homes, but they were designed to last and to provide families with a place that feels like home.

“We hear from customers all the time about how they love their Avalon home and how they get wonderful compliments from family and friends, even years after their home was built,” Zuckerman adds.

During its 20 years in business, Avalon Building Corp. has garnered numerous awards for its design features and quality construction, including more than 70 awards from the Tampa Bay Builders Association Parade of Homes and Pasco Builders Association Parade of Homes. Certainly the company is very proud of every award it has won, but Zuckerman says he is even prouder of building beautiful homes for families to enjoy.

Forest Oaks, in Wesley Chapel, is an ideal setting for an Avalon home. The exclusive, gated community is convenient to SR 54 and I-75, yet it feels worlds away from the chaos of city life. The community is close to excellent new schools, a new hospital, a new sports complex and seemingly endless shopping opportunities.

“Forest Oaks is a beautiful, wooded community with home sites that are 125 and 130 feet wide and encompass nearly a half an acre, ensuring plenty of space between neighbors,” Zuckerman says.

Although Zuckerman enjoys describing the open, family-friendly floor plans and the quality of Avalon’s construction, he says that no words or photos can convey the feeling buyers get from visiting the award-winning Avalon IV model at Forest Oaks. “Visitors are always impressed with the oversized kitchen and family room, as well as the equally large bonus room, and the livability of the floor plan,” he adds.

The 3,170 square-foot four-bedroom, three-bathroom Grand Award-winning Avalon IV includes a bonus room, den and a three-car garage. Priced from $297,900, plus home site, the Avalon IV shares the distinction common to all Avalon plans of feeling like a home that costs much more.

Equally popular among buyers are the Grand Award-winning Antigua with bonus up, a 3,654 square-foot home with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a den, a bonus room and a three-car garage, which is priced from $337,900 plus home site, and the two-story Bella Vista. Avalon’s newest model, the Bella Vista with bonus encompasses 4,127 square feet of the company’s most luxurious and innovative design features, with prices starting at $439,900, plus home site.  For a limited time, buyers can take advantage of an additional $10,000 worth of free upgrades on any Avalon home purchased through March 31.

As a semi-custom builder, Avalon is glad to make changes and build the home the way customers want it to meet their family’s needs. As an on-your-lot builder, Avalon will construct its award-winning designs on customers’ home sites or on its own home sites. “Our plans range in size from 1,800 to 4,300 square feet,” Zuckerman adds. “We encourage people to visit our models to appreciate the design features, high quality construction and value.”

For information, visit www.TampaHomeBuilder.com, or call 813-907-3431.

Trust is the basis for customer long-term relationships

Trust is the basis for customer long-term relationships and after working with you, I am confident in saying that you are one of the few professional people, in the building industry, who still earns the trust of your customers. When Sandy told me that you were getting involved in some of  the early contract issues, I sensed that she was secure in knowing you were going to get it resolved and after working with you I understand why she was secure in knowing that you would do the right thing for both the customer and  Avalon. Ultimately it's people like yourself who really establish the good reputation of a company.  It has been a pleasure working with you, I wish you all the success personally and professionally going forward.

Terry L Sellman

Operations Controller, PAC

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