About RJ Builders
RJ Builders commenced operations on April 1, 2002, and within a few months had several projects under construction. In February 2003, we entered into our first Parade of Homes in Lake County and was honored to receive a “First Place Blue Ribbon” on our “Natalie Model” along with a Merit Award for “Attention to Detail.”
Although the First Place Award was a significant achievement for RJ Builders, it was the Merit Award that gained us the attention as spectators toured our model.
Construction is my passion and having worked in nearly every trade in the construction industry commencing in 1988, I am heavily involved in every aspect of construction and have a very detailed Quality Assurance checklist and guideline to follow during each phase of construction. I do not deliver a product to a customer that will leave one of their house guests ever questioning something about the quality of our construction.
Within just a few weeks of showcasing our Parade of Homes Model, we contracted eight custom homes to be built within the next year.
We subsequently entered a Parade of Homes Model in every parade during the following years from 2004-2008. RJ Builders humbly received a 1st Place Blue Ribbon in each of those years making RJ Builders, Inc. the only builder to win First Place six consecutive years in a row in Lake and Sumter Counties ranging in the Price Categories of $150,000 to $ 1,500,000.
Note: 2008 was the final year of the Parade for several years until commencing again in 2013
Our attention to detail is what has set us apart from our competition, and what has helped earn us the awards that are judged by other builders, realtors, and designers from other regions of Florida who come to judge our Parade of Homes entries.
In addition to the Quality and Attention to Detail, is the personal and professional service that you receive from the commencement of the loan origination to the final walk-through of your new home or office. In addition to that, you will enjoy years of friendship and shared cups of coffee with Rick Rojas, President, and Owner of RJ Builders, Inc.
For Rick, it is not just a project; it is a “Work of Art” and a “Personal Satisfaction” to see a new couple or family move into their new home, or that new business that has just taken occupancy in their new office or building. For Rick, this is “His Passion.”
After the economy slowed in 2008, of which RJ Builders was then building in 2 subdivisions, in addition to off-site Custom Homes, and having entered (5) Parade Models that year, in what would be the last hosted Parade of Homes in Lake County for several years, Rick elected to reduce time in the construction field, and continued to operate other businesses. However, he felt an emptiness within not being involved in the everyday activities and excitement of construction. In late 2015, Rick was approached by several people to assist in the construction of their homes and offices.
Fast forward to January 2016 and RJ Builders was reborn, commencing with three joint venture projects helping another long-time local Custom Home building (O’Kelley Homes), and the independent contracting of an 8,300 square foot (2-Story) Custom Home, and 10,000 square foot commercial building.
It did not take long for the news of RJ Builders being back in operation for us to be granted the opportunity to be awarded these two contracts, along with some future projects in the pipeline.