Project Date: January 2016
We met Jason during the 2014 Tallahassee Parade of Homes. We had no intentions in building a new home, we just wanted to get decorating ideas. One thing led to another and we had Jason looking at property with us to give advice. We did not want to be a subdivision, so we knew we would have many environmental issues to conquer. After purchasing 15 acres' Jason work very close with us to get through the red tape to permit a new home build in Leon County (gopher tortious, retention water berms and environmental sensitive areas) Once we got through permitting the process was very smooth. I am pretty sure we were not the best of clients for Jason. This was our first home build and during the planning stage we made decisions on $$$ as most people do. We wore Jason out making change request during the building process to make sure we built the home we wanted. Jason was great during this process meeting with us and making changes on the fly.
Jason and Jamie were great to work with. The whole process was very educational, I can say we would not hesitate to use White Oak Construction in the future (just not anytime soon since we just moved in to our new home)
My family owes White Oak a big THANK YOU and will continue our friendship for many years!
Project Date: April 2016
Project Price Range: more than $100,000
Building a home can be daunting, and finding the right builder who can communicate effectively to ensure your dreams become a reality that can also deliver beyond your expectations in customer service and commitment to quality is probably not the easiest of tasks. We can say that White Oak Construction has met all those needs and we couldn't be happier with our experience!
Our job has stayed on track and changes to the schedule have been minimal. They have been open to us bringing in our own vendors or contractors in some cases, which is not always the case when working with a builder.
We like to know what is happening at any point in time and they are organized and keep us in the loop regarding the build schedule. We have always been able to reach our builder by email, text and telephone whenever we needed to with a question.
We have been impressed with the entire experience and cannot wait to get into our new forever home, our dream home!
When we started construction on our new home, in December 2013, I have to admit I was apprehensive. I had talked with so many naysayers – people who tried to talk me out of building a custom home. People who told me to expect delays, annoyances and disgruntled sub-contractors. And when they learned I was building in Tallahassee, all the way from Atlanta – oh, wow! My mother-in-law practically begged me to move my family to Tallahassee so I could keep a closer watch on the building process, claiming I would need constant oversight to make sure construction was done right.
Jason, my experience with White Oak Construction could not be further from what those naysayers described. I have enjoyed every single minute of this project. So much so that I’m a bit nostalgic it’s coming to an end (although excited about finally moving to Tallahassee!).
From the very beginning – when you helped design our plan – I knew my home was a priority for you. I truly appreciate your constant availability to answer my questions – at 6 a.m., 11 p.m., and every hour in between. Even though I did not heed my mother-in-law’s advice and stayed in Atlanta, I never felt out of touch. You kept me informed and involved in every detail, big and small, and I thank you for that.
I enjoyed working with everyone on the job site. All the sub-contractors seemed happy to be there, happy to answer my questions and happy to offer creative solutions, even if it meant a bit more effort. It’s obvious you have taken care to develop a dynamic crew.
We will not build another home any time soon – 6319 Bird Dog Point is just perfect! – but if I can act as a reference or resource for you in the future, I would do so gladly.
Many, many thanks:
Since it was our first time building a home, we were hesitant to say the least. Luckily, we made a solid decision when we chose White Oak Construction. Their professionalism, honesty and craftsmanship resulted in a seamless process and a beautiful home. Jason was always available and reliable with consistent communication. He explained each step and helped us make practical decisions. The sub-contractors that White Oak utilizes are also top notch. We were very pleased with the skillfullness and integrity of those who worked on site. We highly recommend White Oak Construction to anyone who wants the job done right. The experience, veracity and collaboration this team offers is unmatched in our opinion. Thank you! We truly love our new home!!
Jamie and Kerry Stafford
If anyone wants a builder who is honest beyond reproach, committed to a job done right, genuinely interested in the customer before, during and upon completion of a job, and knows his business, then Jason Meadows is the builder for you. It was during the 2011 Parade of Homes we first became acquainted with Jason and White Oak Construction. Upon entering a home built by Jason and his team we were awed by the incredible craftsmanship, the detail of the quality construction, and the friendliness of the builder and his wife, a real estate agent. This is when we first met Jason and his wife, Andrea.
What a team! No doubt, without Andrea’s kindness, her soft spoken and mild mannered demeanor, yet unrelenting persistence, we would not be living in this wonderful sub-division in Northeast Tallahassee. Without Jason’s expertise, his commitment to quality, his integrity and just being a heck of a nice guy, we would not be enjoying such a well-built, practically designed and beautiful home. Needless to say, we were impressed then, and continue to be impressed with them, not only professionally, but with their values in general, especially their family values.
The building process went smoothly. Jason made sure that were informed in each and every step of the process, that everything was built according to code, and that we were pleased with our home. We would recommend White Oak Construction, Inc. when building any home within the Tallahassee area, and we thank Jason and Andrea for guiding us through a process that could not have been more pleasurable. We can honestly say, THEY ARE THE BEST!
Mike and Diane James
We just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with our new home. We actually enjoyed the home building process and always felt our concerns were top priority with you. You were always so nice and helpful with the multitude of questions we had during the process. Your suggestions and expertise helped us make good decisions and choices for top quality fixtures in our home. Mrs. Driver helped us make good design color selections. Having a person on staff that can help with design issues is such a nice feature of using White Oak Construction. All of the sub contractors that you use are so nice too and were also very helpful during the process. Thank you for allowing us a chance to do some of the work ourselves and save money. We are so happy with our new custom home and we owe you a big thank you for helping us make our dream home a reality. It is so beautiful and we sure do love it.
Monte and Sandra Chapman
When we were contemplating building a home, we were not really sure where to begin. We contacted Jason and Andrea at White Oak Construction and we knew right then that we would not have to search anymore. Jason took the time to discuss the ins-and-outs of building a home, what to expect, and how the process would unfold. We had many questions and Jason made sure to answer each of them. When trying to decide where to build our house, we were so impressed by the integrity of Jason and Andrea and their family values that we decided to become their neighbors by building our house right next to them.
The building process was smooth. Jason made sure that everything was to specifications, that we were satisfied with every detail, and that we stayed on budget. He would send us updates on what would occur each week. In the end, White Oak Construction built us a house that far-exceeded our dreams. We would recommend White Oak Construction to anyone considering building a home.
The Beaver Family
From the moment we met with Jason and Walt, we knew White Oak would be the best fit for our family’s next home. Within a week of our first meeting, Jason and Andrea were able to find the perfect lot in a neighborhood we wanted to build. We took an existing White Oak floor plan and made changes so it was exactly the way we wanted it to be. Jason was able to make the modifications to give us the exact space and layout we envisioned. Ground broke in June 2011, and our hope was to be in by December 2011. Throughout the process, we were updated on a daily basis about the progress of our home. Urenda was instrumental in assisting with the décor aspects, and all of the businesses (from electrical to landscaping) White Oak uses are friendly and easy to work with. We were in our home well before Thanksgiving 2011, and we are thrilled with the quality and craftsmanship. We highly recommend White Oak Construction and thank them for creating a beautiful home for our family.
Angela and Michael Quiggins
When we decided to build a new house, it seemed like quite a daunting task. We met with several different builders but as soon as we talked to Jason, we knew White Oak was the builder for us. He made great suggestions, focused on our priorities, and was never too busy to answer questions. And we certainly had a lot of them! He made the whole process easy to understand and was truly interested in making sure we were happy. If an issue came up, he was quick to solve it. He let us be as involved as we wanted and we had a great time watching our new home being built by true professionals. Every one of his sub-contractors had the same dedication to the job as the White Oak team. All of the small details that were important to us became a priority for White Oak. As this was our first time building a home, we feel very fortunate to have found Jason and White Oak Construction. We would recommend them to anyone!
Gene and Michelle Jagers
In the summer of 2010, my family decided it would be fun to attend the Parade of Homes. Little did we know, this would lead to one of the best decisions we have ever made. We were not very impressed at our first few stops, but decided to keep looking anyway. When we pulled up to the White Oak Parade Home we just had a feeling. When we walked in to the house, we immediately noticed the quality of workmanship and the attention to detail that was apparent throughout the home and when we met Jason and Urenda we knew we had found our builder.
From that point on, we remained in constant contact with Jason throughout the entire building process, from pulling permits, to selecting finishes we were always kept in the loop. Whether by phone call, email, or text message Jason was always there to respond to any questions or concerns we had. Being a younger couple, we had little to no experience or knowledge in many of the issues that come up when building a home. Jason and Urenda worked with us, they educated us, gave us advice, and were always honest with us throughout the entire process. When we did not understand something or when we were not sure what the right decision to make was, Jason would provide us with information as well as advice from personal experience to help us make the right choice. We trusted White Oak Construction completely.
Building a home can be both stressful and complicated, but when you find the right builder it can actually be an enjoyable and very exciting time in your life. For us, it was one of the most thrilling experiences and it literally felt like Christmas Day every time we visited the site. In the beginning we asked if we would be in our home for the holidays and Jason said that he would do his absolute best to make that happen and he came through. Our house was completed ahead of schedule. We moved into our new home just in time to decorate for Christmas and to enjoy the holidays with our family. It was the best Christmas and New Year’s we have had as a family. We will always be thankful to Jason and the White Oak Construction team for giving us the Christmas present of a lifetime.
The Bloodworth Family
We've been in the new house for about a month now and we could not be happier. The process of getting here was enjoyable and there were no major hiccups. The project came in on budget and on schedule. As I reflect on the 6 months we spent with you on this project, I can see for certain that we chose the right contractor for the job. There are a whole bunch of things that made you stand out...
We appreciate your attention to detail and positive attitude. We appreciate how you selected and managed your subs; as everyone knows the subs make or break a project and each sub on this job was professional and thorough. We appreciate how flexible you were when we wanted to "tweek" things a bit (without increasing the budget of course!). We appreciate your help and support as we endeavored to get the house energy star certified and green certified. We appreciate you getting the most for our money from each vendor and subcontractor. I think mostly I appreciate that you let us get as involved as we wanted and assisted us graciously when we wanted to be a bit more hands-on than most clients. No, actually, the thing I appreciate most is that although I knew you had other projects going at the same time as ours we never felt like we didn't have your full attention and support.
We would be happy to recommend you as one of the top custom builders in the Tallahassee area.
With much gratitude for a job well-done,
Jennifer and Alan Rosenzweig
On Sunday, June 28, 2009, we received a call from the fire department informing us that our home had been destroyed by fire. At the time, we envisioned the house as being partially burned, but certainly in a condition we could repair. We could not imagine that the home we had cared for and loved had been completely destroyed.
If we could only imagine that from that point forward we would have to make some very difficult decisions, we would have been better prepared. We were blessed that we were not in the home at the time of the fire and also blessed that we had good insurance. With the help of State Farm Insurance, we could make the decision to build the house back or to move on. After many months of thought and prayer, the decision made was to build back.
If we could only imagine we would have been better prepared for the emotions we would face with this decision. It was at this point that fear entered our lives. It was the fear of making the right choice and to choose who would build the house. Since moving to Tallahassee in 2001, we had always attended the Parade of Homes event each spring. So, we researched the past Parade of Homes brochures for builders. We selected five builders and blindly sent them e-mails describing our situation. All of them responded and we met with each. Other than one builder, they all offered a helping hand and advice and put no pressure on us. We knew that any of them would do a great job, but one builder stood out. That was White Oak Construction.
They offered us something that was different from the others. White Oak Construction offered us a sense of peace about what we were doing and a chance to be a partner in the building process. They promised us they would walk with us and make the construction phase almost painless. You want to believe them, but in your mind you play out all of the construction nightmares and begin to think that there is no way they can be that honest.
If we could only imagine that there are people who live by their word, we would not have worried so much because honesty is what we got from them. They did what they said they would do. They led us through the process and never put any pressure on us to make one decision over another throughout the construction process. We knew from the beginning what it would take to build the house, and we did not have to waiver from this. When "glitches" or improvements came up, we always had time to think about the situation before we had to make a decision. In fact, we think they worried more about pleasing us than anything else. They let us know they were building my home, not just a house.
We asked for and received sound advice. When we could not decide on the color of the door knobs, Jason was there telling us that either choice would look good, but also telling us what he liked. We looked through what seemed to be hundreds of tiles before selecting the ones for the house. And then there was the trip to the granite warehouse with Urenda to pick out the perfect combinations of granite for the house. There were the suggestions from them on ways to make the best improvements to enhance the value and beauty of the house. We valued all of those opinions, but never felt any pressure to choose their ideas over mine.
As our house would become part of the 2010 Parade of Homes, it is easy to see that it was truly a shared experience between White Oak Construction and us. We had some distinct ideas about what we wanted the new house to look like, and they were able to fulfill these beyond my imagination. Most of all they were willing to work through some difficult times. They continued to stand by their promise. In the end, they built a house that was my home, not just a house to show.
Now we can imagine what it feels like to finally have my home back. Because of my positive experience, we can recommend White Oak Construction to anyone desiring to build a custom home or to someone who wants to remodel an existing home. They will work with you and share the experience with you.
Brenda Monk and Allison Monk
It was a pleasure doing business with White Oak Construction. The quality of the work done in the building of our new home by both White Oak and it’s sub-contractors was excellent. During the design phase, Walt and Jason offered very constructive suggestions -explaining options and always making sure that we were happy with the result. We found that White Oak’s ability to put sub-contractors in contact with us, in their presence, often led to changes in our plans that created a much better final product than what we had envisioned. Jason demonstrated great attention to detail, keeping in constant communication with us and making sure that our home was turning out the way we wanted it. We found that the choice of sub-contractors and materials used were top-notch and any concerns we had were dealt with immediately and always to our satisfaction.
Upon completion of our new home we were assured that any issues that arose concerning it, would be addressed promptly and that has proven to be true. When it is all said and done it comes down to a matter of trust. We found White Oak Construction to be a firm in whom we could place our trust and confidence. We highly recommend White Oak Construction to our friends and future neighbors.
We love our new home and are thankful we had the good fortune of doing business with such reputable people.
John and Kate McCarthy
I cannot thank you enough for the beautiful home you built for me. I was so impressed by the superb workmanship and attention to detail in every aspect of the construction. People stopping by as the house was being framed commented, "If White Oak puts this much quality into a small home what must they do in a larger home?" I was also told, "A strong wind is never going to blow this roof off. The quality of work by all the subcontractors was excellent. White Oak Construction is truly interested in the customer having the house of their dreams. At the first meeting we discussed the house plan and I was asked "What's most important to you?" I can't believe I have all the things I most wanted. Thank you for really listening. Urenda, thank you for all your wonderful ideas and patience in helping me find "just the right blue" for my shutters. I was overwhelmed trying to select lights and paint. You just asked me what I would like and said, "That's Sea Salt". After over 15 years in the business you don't need a chart. White Oak Construction truly stands for integrity and the highest quality workmanship. I will be recommending White Oak to anyone building or remodeling a home.
Mary FT Martin
"Our experience with White Oak Construction was very professional. Our new home was completed before the proposed completion date, without sacrificing quality. The staff of White Oak Construction was very friendly and went above and beyond to ensure that we were satisfied and all concerns were addressed in a timely matter. Our house was built within budget and they were very clear with communicating our allowances. Quality work was provided at a fair cost. If we were to build again, without hesitation, our #1 choice would be White Oak Construction."
Jeffrey and Dionne Caines