John Spinks, Neptune Beach, Florida Certified Master Builder

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Florida Certified Master Builder (FCMB), created to help consumers find a builder they can trust, is proud to announce John Spinks, of 27 South Home Group, LLC in Neptune Beach, 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.

John is the founder and owner/operator of the award-winning team at 27 South Home Group, LLC. 27 South is based in Neptune Beach, FL and specializes in custom home building and remodeling.

He wasn’t always at the top of the ladder though, in fact, he started at the very bottom. His construction career began in Southern Indiana, at the young age of 15. Over the next 5 years, he learned the ins and outs of home construction by working for a custom builder during the summers, and then a regionally large mechanical contractor through a high school co-op program.  These experiences and skills have served as the building blocks for John’s advanced technical skills throughout his career.  After serving in the U.S. Navy through his early twenties, John was back in the construction industry within a month of the end of his tour. The smell of sawdust, the challenge of a difficult project, and the satisfaction of a happy client draws him in and makes him excited.

He founded 27 South Home Group in 2014; the same year that he and his wife were featured on two different HGTV Shows – “Flipping the Block” and “Florida Flippers”. It was a wild ride for John and his wife, Whitney and undoubtedly one of their greatest challenges yet.

Building from the adventure, they continued to provide remodeling services to homeowners and commercial business owners, soon blossoming into constructing one-of-a-kind custom homes.

After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from the University of North Florida, John went on to earn his Florida Contractor’s license and a top spot among North Florida’s most well-known builders.

Although, 27 South Home Group and John are the recipients of many accolades and awards – the thing John holds with the highest regard are his happy homeowners and the beautiful spaces his company has created for them. He has an eye for design, a passion for creating and a never-ending pursuit of perfection.

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.


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Florida Certified Master Builder was created to help consumers find a builder they can trust.


For further information, please contact:

Allison Finley, Director of Marketing and Communications
Florida Certified Master Builder

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