Florida Certified Master Builder (FCMB), created to help consumers find a builder they can trust, is proud to announce Ashley Collins, of Collins Builders in Jacksonville, is now a Florida Certified Master Builders.
Florida Certified Master Builders are elite Home Builders, Remodelers and Commercial Contractors who are dedicated to excellence in building and client satisfaction. The builders who request certification hold themselves to a higher standard than required by the State of Florida for licensure.
Since 2003, Ashley Collins has been the owner of Collins Builders. A Jacksonville, Fla. native, he is a graduate of the Bolles School and holds a bachelor’s of business administration from Stetson University.
After college, Ashley entered the home-building business with a local company, Trademark Homes, as an assistant superintendent in December of 1999 and worked his way up to superintendent in 2000. From 2000-2001, he managed the construction of more than 70 homes. In late 2001, he moved on to work for another Jacksonville-based home builder in the estimating, budgeting and purchasing department as well as the construction department and worked extensively in internet-based scheduling software from 2001-2003.
In May 2003, Collins Builders was founded. For the first five years, Ashley led incredible growth for the company, from building one home the first year to 148 homes closed in 2008. When the economic downturn came in 2008, Ashley led the company through the recession, weathering the tough times and since 2013 has experienced 25 percent year-over-year growth. He credits the success to God, his family, a talented team of professionals at Collins Builders and an unwavering commitment to serving clients. Ashley is happily married to his wife of more than 20 years, Jeanie, and is blessed with four children: Hayden, Rowan, Lawson and Lincoln. Jeanie has been a steady and faithful encouragement by his side, and he is eternally grateful to her. He credits his success to her devotion and their commitment to the Lord. When not leading Collins Builders, he enjoys attending church, reading, date nights with his wife, fishing, sports and vacations with his children.
Having been in business since 2003, Ashley continues to lead by serving others to help them prosper both personally and professionally and by delivering customers a homebuilding experience of the highest quality and service that is second to none.
The State of Florida proudly touts the extreme difficulty with which to obtain a contractor’s license. Once received, builders and remodelers must adhere to the stringent Florida Building Code and receive 14 hours of continuing education every two years in order to maintain their license. FCMB recognizes Florida’s rigorous standard for all contractors, but knows it is not enough to stand out amongst the crowd.
Florida Certified Master Builders must meet strict requirements and demonstrate a proven track record of building expertise, business stability, integrity and exceptional customer service. Their education, design and product research requirements keep them in tune with the latest building practices and design trends.
To learn more, go to www.flcertifiedmasterbuilder.com.