Client Testimonials

We would like to express our gratitude

We would like to express our gratitude to the entire team at Avalon for a wonderful building experience. This is the second home we have built, and were very pleased with the overall process. While retirement is still many years away, our objective was to build our retirement home. We were able to customize many aspects of an existing floor plan to completely meet our needs and desires. The finished product is not only a very functional, but beautiful. Thanks to Avalon we have a wonderful space to relax, entertain, and enjoy.

We have had only a couple of minor issues after several years, both of which Avalon got involved and resolved completely to our satisfaction. One of these was after the warranty period, which is a testament to not only Avalon as a company and the individuals which are part of the company, but the network of contractors which you have obviously very carefully selected to be included as part of the Avalon team.


Paula & Frank Nelson

Zeroed in on Avalon Builders because we liked the quality of their work and the floor plans offered

In 2013 we were looking locally to build us a house on a lot in Tampa, FL., which we owned. We looked at several model homes to assess builders, talked with their agents and zeroed in on Avalon Builders because we liked the quality of their work and the floor plans offered. We met with Mr. Ralph Zuckerman, President of Avalon and discussed building a very customized house that would meet our special needs. We were assured that they could do it and we moved forward.

Communication and coordination during the construction period were excellent. This was important to us because of the customization that was involved.

In 2014 we moved into our new home. Avalon uses excellent subcontractors who do good work; and with the help of their interior decorator our house now looks gorgeous inside out. All our special needs were satisfactorily met.

And lastly; the post-move in warranty work has been exceptional. We’ve had minor warranty related issues which have all been dealt with quickly, with no questions asked, which is quite different from our past experience.

Tula & Sam Babu

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We couldn't be more pleased with everything.


We are very sorry that it has taken so long to get to this letter of recommendation for Avalon! As you know, life gets busy sometimes and you just keep pushing things off. We have been in our house now for 5-1/2 months and couldn’t be more pleased with everything! When we first contracted to build our home with Avalon, we couldn’t have imagined how pleasant of an experience it would turn out to be. From Sue in Sales, Guy in construction and of course, Sue in the main office, everyone was more than courteous and caring throughout the entire process. It’s amazing to look back and think that in April 2012 we had a pipedream of building a new house on the lake front lot that we had, and now we have our true dream home! As with any new home, you expect to experience some type of problems and you are constantly looking for something to go wrong. Not us! The few, very minor issues that we have had, have been addressed very quickly and to more than our satisfaction! Keep up the great work and know that you aren’t just building homes, you are building dreams! Thank you all at Avalon for helping us to fulfill our dreams!

John and Debbie Thomson

Our building process with Avalon was terrific

Dear Ralph,

Just a short note to let you know that our building process with Avalon was terrific. When you told us upfront that home building should be fun, our past experiences told us otherwise. However, Martha and I have been totally pleased, not only with the process but with the end result, our lovely new home in Robinwood/Lansbrook.

During construction, your superintendent, Guy DeVinney, did an absolutely fantastic job for us and he is a valuable asset for your firm.

Before finalizing our opinions, we wanted to see if your follow-up after move-in was as efficient as construction, and we can attest to the fact that callbacks were minimal and handled promptly and efficiently.

Thanks for everything.

Very truly yours,

Joe and Martha Burianek

We were very pleased with the entire process of this home construction.

Regarding:  Ralph Zuckerman                

  To Whom It May Concern:

          This letter is given as a recommendation for Avalon Building Corporation of Tampa Bay and its President, Mr. Ralph Zuckerman.  With the recent completion of our new home, built in East Lake Woodlands, by Mr. Zuckerman and Avalon Building Corporation of Tampa Bay, we were very pleased with the following:  The professionalism, knowledge, accommodating manner and complete cooperation in achieving our total satisfaction.  The high standards used by all sub-contractors, and the ever present “above and beyond the call” attitude exhibited by Mr. Zuckerman.  His timeliness and attention to deadlines was superior.

         Having built five homes in the past, we were very pleased with the entire process of this home construction, and would be happy to recommend Avalon Building Corporation of Tampa Bay and Mr. Ralph Zuckerman to anyone considering his services in this market.

         Pleas feed free to call me with any further questions or details.


 Peter Retsos

Oldsmar, FL 34677

My home is beautiful! I would highly recommend you and your company

Dear Ralph,

 I would like to thank you for a job well done on the construction of my new home located at 4901 Valley Field Drive in Oldsmar.  I have the utmost respect for your professionalism during the construction process.  Thanks for answering all of my questions and stepping me through each phase of construction.

 As an added plus,  having the opportunity to work with you as the air conditioning sub contractor, you proved to me that you are courteous and professional to the workers as well as the homeowners.

 My home is beautiful!  I would highly recommend you and your company, Avalon Building Corporation of Tampa Bay to anyone thinking of building a new home.


Debra Dawson


Becker Air Conditioning, Inc.

Congratulations for being recognized for outstanding achievement in home design

Dear 1997 Parade of Homes Award Winner:

On behalf of the Contractors and Builders Association of Pinellas County and the 1997 Parade of Homes Committee I would like to congratulate you for being recognized for outstanding achievement in home design by exhibiting the qualities of good homebuilding in our County.  Receiving recognition through the CBA’s Parade of Homes has generated an ongoing distinguished and prestigious honor whether it is for winning Best Kitchen, Best Master Suite, Best of Show, Outdoor Living or as one of the two Grand Overall Award winners.

Because of the dedication and continuing high standard that your company and other building industry professionals set and accomplish for our community, the Parade of Homes event has grown more and more successful.

Congratulations once again and I look forward to your involvement in the 1997 Gallery of New Homes which will be taking place October 18th through November 2nd.  You will be receiving your 1997 Gallery participation guide within the next two months.


 Steve McAuliffe

1997 Parade of Homes Chairman

It was a pleasure doing business with you

Dear Ralph,

     As you know, my son, John J. Spellman recently took title to the house you built for him at 4953 Pointe Circle in Cross Pointe, East Lake Woodlands.  As John is a resident of New Jersey he asked me to function as his day-to-day representative to oversee the progress of construction.  Effectively, he had the house built from a distance of over 1200 miles, making only three personal trips to the property to select certain options and make selections of colors from the many you offer.

      Before moving to Florida myself, I held the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of W. R. Grace & Co. a multi billion dollar, multi market, multi-national Company.  In my former capacity, I was frequently called upon to review and assess the work of others in many endeavors, including residential construction as the Company held a substantial interest in a business unit engaged in that activity.

      The quality of the construction job your company performed ranks at the top of all that I have personally examined over a thirty-year business career and I attribute that to your own personal involvement in every facet of the undertaking from design and selection of the models to designation, selection and supervision of quality subcontractors who took pride in their work product, a trait seldom observed anymore.

      You maintained an excellent and open line of communication, simplifying the oversight task for the customer and would not present the house for acceptance until you were satisfied that all the details of quality materials and workmanship met your rigid standards.

      Thanks to you and your staff my son now has a house both he and you can be proud of.

      Please add my name to your growing list of very satisfied customers.  I was a pleasure doing business with you.


It has provided us with a great deal of worry free pleasure

Dear Ralph:

 We have been enjoying our Avalon home for almost two years.  It has provided us with a great deal of worry free pleasure.  The very livable floor plan, excellent workmanship and virtually no warranty service required has made us very satisfied customers.

 We wish you continued success and would be happy to recommend Avalon to your friends.


 Ginny Schnekenburger

We truly enjoy showing our home off to friends and family

Dear Ralph,

 Diane and I would like to follow up our closing with a brief note thanking you for making our new home an enjoyable experience.  The staff at Avalon including many of the contractors we met over the past few months were extremely helpful and courteous to work with.  This was quite helpful, especially building for the first time in Florida.  I did want to extend a special thanks to John Cooper and Sue Lawrence who worked hard to pull all the final details together at the end allowing us to transition comfortably into our new home.

 We are thoroughly enjoying our new surroundings and have experienced minimal issues with quick responsiveness to our needs from Avalon to date.  We truly enjoy showing our home off to friends and family who all have high praise for the layout as well as the quality.  It really did come together nicely and I appreciate your personal cooperation and attention to our questions or concerns along the way.

 Once again I want to extend my thanks to you and all of your staff for a job well done.  Keep up the good work!


 Jeff & Diane Roberts

Lansbrook, Palm Harbor

We are very happy in our new Avalon Home and look forward to many years of living here

Dear Ralph,

 Tom and I and the kids just LOVE our new Avalon Home!!  Our family and friends are truly impressed with the quality and attention to details of the plan design and layout.  While shopping around for a builder with floor plan needs, we total agreed no others compared to the Avalon Home.  Avalon Building Corp. included so many more “extras”, which are standard in your home price, at a great value to us!  Ralph, you are truly a perfectionist who pays attention to detail, quality and the satisfaction of his customers, which is what we valued in the building of a new home.  Any problems during the construction process were handled to our satisfaction and in a timely manner.

We are very happy in our new Avalon Home and look forward to many years of living here!!……We have been recommending Avalon Homes to anyone looking to build!

 Our sincere thanks, appreciation and continued success to you and your staff!


 Tom and Laurie Mullins

Fawn Court, Oldsmar

P. S.  A big thank you to your staff for providing wonderful services during the construction process and afterwards…John for overseeing the construction, Sandy for seeing to our every need and her friendship and Sue and the office for all their help.  And you, Ralph for the fine quality home that you build!!!!

We are most pleased with our new home

Dear Ralph:

      I would like to extend to you and your staff my sincerest appreciation for your performance in the construction of our residence.  Remembering, our first meeting with you and the promises that you made, how you would be there during each phase of the construction, that it would be a pleasant experience, Ralph, you were always available and these promises kept.  This is the third new home that I have build and to say the least the most simple, due to your expert guidance.  In the future, if you ever desire a recommendation, please do not hesitate to call upon Noemy or myself, for we are most pleased with our home.  Dealing with an individual builder and not a major corporation prevented many of the disasters that I have experienced in the past.  For this I will say thank you.


  Gregory R. Mericle

 Lansbrook – Myrtle Point

 Palm Harbor, FL  34685

Our building experience with Avalon Builders was nothing but wonderful

Dear Ralph and Avalon Staff:

       My family and I would like to thank every one of you, from the bottom of our hearts for the beautiful home you have created for us.

      We have lived in our “dream home” now for 1 month and each day we are as pleased as the day before.

      We had never built a home before and we were not sure what to expect.  Many of our friends and family (as useful as they thought it might be) gave us detailed information as to what to expect (obviously from their experience).  Most of their stories were negative.  But we can honestly say our building experience with Avalon Builders was nothing but wonderful.  Our custom home was built exactly the way we expected.  Guy, our foreman, was great.  He was flexible, professional and provided some useful insight during the process.  He delivered our house over a month early.  We are happier than we ever expected with our completed dream house.

     We would love to share our experience with any prospective clients you may have.  


     William & Anita McNeil


Avalon showed their true professionalism and commitment

Dear Ralph,

Building a brand new home is supposed to be a pleasant experience but, more often than not, it is more headache than pleasure.  While not our first home building experience, I must admit that this was the best experience I have had.

 From the very start, Avalon showed their true professionalism and commitment to excellence through their personnel and, ultimately, in their workmanship.

 Sandy worked with us to help determine what made sense for us.  She was very helpful and a pleasure to work with.  She is friendly, pleasant, honest and very professional in her dealings.  She always had time to spend with us – no matter how busy she was.

 With Sue, Dot and Eleana to help with the beginnings of the project, we had a smooth and easy start for our new home.  Sue was fantastic!  She figured out early on how best to deal with me and was always very responsive.  She knew how to calm me down and helped with all the details.

 We were fortunate to have Guy assigned as our superintendent.  We had heard many good things about him and they all proved to be true.  Guy stuck with me throughout the project and endured multiple daily calls (even on the weekends).  He always called back and worked hard to make sure everything was handled in a timely manner and to my satisfaction (which wasn’t always easy!).  He is awesome!

 I want to thank you, Ralph for your patience with me throughout this process.   As you know, I am very high strung and very vocal about my disappointments.  You were always there to calm me down.

We are very happy in our beautiful new home and highly recommend Avalon to others.  I would be happy to share my Avalon experience with others.  Thank you for doing such a great job!


 Hassan & Beth Maziad

Eagles’ Cove at Lake Tarpon

If I had to do it again, I would use Avalon

Dear Ralph,

 It’s been almost two years since we took possession of our home, and we still love it as much as the day we moved in.  What attracted us to the home in the first place were the many architectural items that you had incorporated into your well laid out base home.  The coffered ceilings, pot shelves, niches, arches, keystones, and wall details are what made the home stand out.  We found the price to be a good value when compared to other builders in the area.  The construction was solid and better than many other builders we checked out.

 As far as the construction process goes, well, nothing is perfect.  Problems arose during construction, but you addressed them whenever we had a problem.  Your right hand, Sue, was a joy to work with.  She was always ready to make changes or additions to the home.  I found her to be well organized and delightful.  The decorators that we used were excellent.

 I guess the biggest compliment a customer can give to his builder would be to have the builder build their next home.  Yes, if I had to do it again, I would use Avalon and I’m sure the second time around it would be bigger and better! 


  Isabel Martins         

 Park Place Estates,  Largo, Fl

Everyday we are truly glad that we chose Avalon to build our home

Dear Ralph,

It’s been a year already since we have moved in to the house that you built. And everyday we are truly glad that we chose Avalon to build our home especially of what we read in the papers about other builders – substandard construction practices. And so we want to thank you and your staff for accommodating our requests no matter how small and the flexibility that you demonstrated during the construction period. It is your kind of company that can restore the reputation that the Florida builders have lost. We hope for your continued success and unhindered growth.

Respectfully, Simeon Malonda RPT, CFCE Margarita M. Fauni RPT

We are very proud of our new home

Dear Ralph:

      It has been several months since we moved into our new Avalon home and time has give us a chance to sit back and do some reflection.  Yes….we are very proud of our new home and the favorable comments we receive continue to enhance our pride.

      During construction, we monitored progress on a daily basis and worked closely with our superintendent, Greg, to ensure all work was being done to our satisfaction.  Since the Field of Engineering has been a daily part of our lives for many years, we were possibly more inclined than most to evaluate all work  “with a fine tooth comb”.  However, communication and your staff’s dedication to providing quality and satisfaction guided us through the experience.  We would not hesitate to recommend Avalon Building Corporation to anyone contemplating building a new home.

      We are pleased with our new home and our thanks to you and your staff for making this a reality.  Our best wishes to Avalon building Corporation for continued success and growth.


       Trudy and Walt MacDonald

      Garland Circle           

      Palm Harbor

We are extemely pleased with our trouble free home

Dear Ralph,

  It has been a little over a year now since we have moved into our house, and we wanted to write you a quick letter letting you know how happy we are with our new home.  Avalon builds a quality product and we are extremely pleased with our trouble free home.

 We shopped with numerous builders before selecting Avalon, and without a doubt Avalon was the “best bang for the buck” in home building value.  When analyzing quality, value, and attention to detail, Avalon scored the highest in comparison to competitive builders.  The home building process can be a very stressful experience for the homeowner, but your assurances and professionalism helped us through the experience with a minimal amount of hair loss.

 Avalon would be our first choice of consideration if we were to build again, and we have consistently recommended your company to friends interested in building their own home.  Your new model in Lansbrook is beautiful, and we wish you the best of luck with your entry in the Parade of Homes.


 Harry and Judy Johnson

Palm Harbor, FL 34685

Your clients are so completely satisfied with your products

Dear Ralph,

 Congratulations on your 1997 Parade of Homes entry!

 It is an honor for me to have this opportunity to tell you how much we appreciate working with Avalon Building Corporation of Tampa Bay!  You and Sue Lawrence in particular are always totally organized, supply me with every item I need to complete the closing, never question required documentation and respond promptly.  In short you make my job easier!

 I would also like to add a note about your clients.  What a pleasure to conduct your closings and find that your clients are so completely satisfied with the product you will build for them.  It is apparent that they not only have pride in their home but also in themselves for choosing Avalon.  I consider this to be a great personal tribute to you.

 Once again, thank you for doing business with Advantage Title Service, Inc.  We look to many future transactions.


 Mary Lou Jackson   

Office Manager

Advantage Title Service, Inc.

Thank you so very much for all your expertise

Dear Ralph:

 Mark and I would both like to commend you and your staff for the excellent customer service and quality construction we have received on our home.  As you know, Mark and I together have over 25 years of commercial and residential construction experience through our banking professions, currently First of America and Barnett.  We feel we are not easy customers to please.

Thank you so very much for all of your expertise.  We look forward to enjoying our new home for many years and think you truly exemplify your mission statement of qualify, integrity and value.


 Jeanine J. and Mark A. Hvozdovich

President’s Landing in Lansbrook

Palm Harbor, FL 34685

I would like to commend you for your attention to quality workmanship

Dear Mr. Zuckerman:

 It was a pleasure to judge your entry in the recent Parade of Homes.  I would like to commend you for your attention to quality workmanship and finish details.  Many builders in today’s market succumb to generating quantity at the close of losing quality craftsmanship.  Your product is an excellent example of a builder who takes pride in delivering the kind of quality home which generates referrals.

 I hope to see more of your work in the coming years.


  Ralph M. Hippard

President, Building Information Systems

Thanks for building us such a beautiful home












We selected the best home builder in the Tampa Bay area

Dear Mr. Zuckerman,

 I would like to begin by saying, “Thanks for the Memories”.  My wife and I can not begin to think of the words to describe our building experience with your company.  Being hard working people ourselves, we are aware of the hard work and great deal of sacrifice it took to get to where you are currently and that is why we selected you as our builder.  After living in our home for the past month, we felt this was the perfect time to express our feelings for the fantastic job that you have accomplished.  It is with great pride, honor and pleasure that we can say we selected the best home builder in the Tampa Bay area, and the most professional, honorable, down to earth, straight talking and friendliest builder that we could have ever met.

From the conception to build a new home, we began by seeking out a compatible company to meet our needs.  Although we spoke with many other builders and reviewed multiple plans, it became very apparent for us to select Avalon Builders for the job.  Comparing apples to apples, structural design, quality of workmanship, and attention to detail, just to name a few of the qualities we looked for in a builder.  Avalon easily met those needs and exceeded our expectations by offering us the best possible value for our money.  Price per square foot was not the bottom line, but the personal attention was paramount in our decision.  This allowed us to determine the real net work of an Avalon home.  This meant a lot to LaShon and I in making our decision to build an Avalon home.  The vision of a dream home catastrophe was the last thing on our mind.  Although we watched our dream become a reality right before our eyes from week to week, we realized that we could have left the state for six months and returned to the exact same beautiful and quality build home that we now reside.

 Once again Ralph, we would like to thank you and your staff for being the professionals that you are.  I must point out, that Bill is a great asset to your company, his great attitude and meticulous attention to detail is another reason why we felt so comfortable with our decision.  Avalon, you are the best all around builder in the Tampa Bay area.  May your excellent work continue to speak for itself, and good luck in all future endeavors.

 Heart felt Friend,

 Mr. & Mrs. Solomon H. Green

Palm Harbor, Fl 34681

We love our home

Dear Ralph:

     For the past few months we have looked forward with great anticipation to the completion of our dream home.

     We thoroughly enjoyed being closely involved in the construction phase.  The few minor problems that arose were addressed and resolved to our complete satisfaction.  We love the basic design of your home and the custom features we added make it even more beautiful.

     We love our home, speak highly of you and will recommend you to our friends.  We would be happy to speak with any potential clients regarding the high quality of your homes.

     Please give our thanks to Bill and Sue for their involvement.


 Tony & Suzanne Gianfalla

P. S. It was fun to be famous!

Thank you for being a perfectionist, it shows in the quality of our home


 I wanted to put that in writing because I know many people do not take the time to. I have had three prior homes built for me and have not always wanted to say thank you. Since I am on a roll I have a list of people to THANK.

 To:  David Hennessy

Thank you for the on-time completion of the project.  You truly made it all happen.

 To:  Sue Lawrence

Thank you for all your help and follow up work.

 To:  Ralph Zuckerman

Thank you for being a perfectionist, it shows in the quality of our home.

 Our friends love it.


 Mark E. Eaton

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

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

I'ts beautiful and we really love it.


Mary and I have been so busy getting settled into our new house, that I neglected to tell you how happy we are with the way it turned out!     It’s beautiful, and we really love it.  

I also wanted to tell you how nice it was to work with your team!   Sue Lawrence was so great to work with throughout the entire process.  Guy DeVinney as well.  Their followup after closing has been great too. 

Everyone at Avalon has made this construction process understandable and mostly stress free!  And I’m happy about that.

Thanks again, Ralph for working with us and helping get us into our new home!   I’m sure we’ll enjoy it for years to come!

Best regards,

John and Mary Wood

It is a beautiful home which we are planning to retire from.

It is a beautiful home which we are planning to retire from.  It turned out to be exactly what we wanted.  We really appreciate the Avalon and all who did hard work to make it happen.  If you need any reference, please do not hesitate to use my name any time.  I will be happy to give the best words.

Thanks Jay Kim

I am very glad that we chose you and your wonderful team

Thank you very much. It has been a very long, hard journey getting our first house, and I am very glad that we chose you and your wonderful team. It’s been a pleasure doing business with Avalon. The house turned out better than expected, Thesla is over-joyed, so of course I’m happy too,”happy wife, happy Life”. I will be contacting you to build my bigger and better house in the future 🙂 

Thanks again

Mike Godfrey

I would recommend Avalon Building Corporation without reservation to anyone looking for a quality home builder

Dear Ralph,

We have been in our new Avalon home at Watermark – Seven Oaks for one year now and we love our home. 
This is the seventh home we’ve had built in our lifetime and by far the best experience.

We worked and lived in Washington D.C. and wanted to retire where we lived most of our lives. After meeting with other builders and studying existing home sales, we contracted with Avalon to build our retirement home in Seven Oaks. We loved the floor plan of the Antigua model and the Seven Oaks community. Our previous building experiences had been challenging so we thought our retirement home would be more so, since we lived 900 miles away and only planned on one visit during the building stages. We closed on the home two days after we retired and arrived in Wesley Chapel.

We were pleased with your staff and subcontractors. The only visit prior to the home completion was for a pre-drywall inspection. During this quick visit, we also hoped to meet with the landscaper, the music and cinema group, the granite company, the floor tile company and a home decorator. All of these subcontractors made themselves available to accommodate my tight schedule. Your staff and subcontractors were professional, courteous, and experienced. And they do quality work!

We were also pleased with Guy. He kept us updated on the building progress and emailed photos on a regular basis.
After moving in, the list of items that needed attention during the one year warrantee was limited to a few very minor items that were handled quickly.

I would recommend Avalon Building Corporation without reservation to anyone looking for a quality home builder.

I want to let you know how much my family and I are enjoying our home and the community

Dear Mr. Zuckerman:

It is coming up on one year since we moved into our new Avalon home in the Seven Oaks Community. I want to let you know how much my family and I are enjoying our home and the community. Avalon delivered on everything it said it would and we are very happy. Anyone that wants to build a great new home in a fun and family oriented community should definitely look at an Avalon Home.

This is the third home I have had built. I must say that nothing ever goes perfect when building a home. There are always that happen that are out of the builder’s control. These include weather, sub contractor delays, material shortages, etc. Even with these obstacles, Avalon delivered and made the process much smoother than our previous two builders. Avalon also responded quickly on the few minor service requests that I had during our warranty period. I must say that a lot of Avalon’s success, for me was due to Sue Lawrence. She is the best person a builder could ever have at doing whatever it takes to make the customer happy. Don’t ever let her leave!

We have had many friends and family come to visit us since my family and I moved in. They all comment on the architecture of our Avalon Antigua home. They love the open floor plan, the art nooks, the coffered ceilings and the obvious attention to detail in the design. Of course, my family and I agree with them 100%. I always have said that when you buy a house it isn’t a home. A home is what you make of it, but what a way to start!

A very satisfied customer,

Jeffery Rosenberg

You have provided us with a beautiful home that we will cherish for years to come In our opinion, there is no better value

Dear Mr. Zuckerman:

 We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for your timely completion of our dream home!  Additionally, please accept this as letter of reference to offer to any potential customers.  We certainly want to pass our experience on to anyone considering building their own home.

 The ability to effectively communicate is the pinnacle of strength in Avalon Builders.  Our options were always crystal clear and the attention to detail relieved worry and stress from this building process.  The job superintendent was well organized and very conscientious.  In short, he treated our home like it was his home!  Our concerns were always met with a sense of urgency and with our satisfaction in mind.

 We are very pleased with the result!  We are proud of our home!  You told us that you could build the home we wanted, on time, with the quality we were looking for, and you delivered!

 In our opinion, there is no better value than that!

 Very Truly Yours,

 Shawn D. and Pamela S. Swank

Lansbrook – Myrtle Point

Palm Harbor

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