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Job Vacancy – Engineering Geologist

At Mar 24, 2018

F/T Engineering Geologist in Orlando, FL – McNally Construction Group

Carry out technical analysis of land site and provide advice and information on feasibility of proposed use, and the construction materials necessary to complete project.  Assess and minimize the risks of man-made and natural hazards in the environment. Conduct engineering calculations and assist in preparing documents associated with construction such as specifications, plans and cost estimates including calculations of material quantity. Perform field work including sampling, structural and geological mapping, interpreting construction drawings, and ensuring compliance with local building codes. Manage and liaison with construction engineers, consultants, contractors, and government officials. Ensure that projects keep to budgets and timescales.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in geological engineering or related field.

Must be willing to travel intermittently in the Central Florida area, also to other parts of the state of Florida, out of state, and internationally.  

RATE OF PAY:  $73,466                                  

HOW TO APPLY:

Submit your Resume to Mr. Eugene McNally, Jr.

Email: ej@mcnallybuilds.com

Or

Mail:    Mr. Eugene McNally

7345 Sand Lake Road

Orlando, Fl 32819

NOTE:  This notice is provided in compliance with 20 CFR 656.10(d) and as a result of the anticipated filing of an application for permanent labor certification for this job opportunity. Any person may provide documentary evidence bearing on this application to the:

 

U.S. Department of Labor

Employment and Training Administration

Office of Foreign Labor Certification

Atlanta National Processing Center

Harris Tower

233 Peachtree Street, Suite 410

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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Our Latest Luxury Custom Home in Orlando!

By Kev
At Jan 20, 2018

Our Latest Luxury Mansion – at a Glance!

  • 12,181 sq/ft under roof
  • 10 Bedrooms with en suite bathrooms
  • 3 floors of living space
  • Double 35 ft wide lots
  • Golden Bear Drive, Reunion Resort, Kissimmee
  • Jack Nicklaus Course golf views
  • Completion Summer 2018
  • Secondary/Vacation Rental Investment property
  • Managed by Magical Vacation Homes
  • Golf Simulator
  • Games room
  • Home theater
  • Gourmet kitchen
  • Summer kitchen
  • Luxury pool, spa and shallow ‘toddler shelf’
  • 5.5 miles from Walt Disney World
  • 30 minutes from Orlando International Airport
  • Within easy reach of all major routes and theme parks

Our luxury homes are immensely popular with US nationals and overseas investors, thanks to the growing demand for short term luxury vacation rentals in the Disney area of Central Florida.
Read our recent blog for more information on the power of investing in Reunion Resort and its exclusive ‘one of a kind’ short term rental zoning for investors.
A few double lots still remain in this spectacular gated community and we’d highly recommend talking to one of our specialist advisors in vacation rental investment!

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Bear’s Den at Reunion – Video Update

By Kev
At Jan 20, 2018

This week we ‘took to the skies’ to capture a glimpse of the developments at Reunion Resort Orlando.
Check out the video and perhaps pause the opening shot to view the initial stages of construction for the Nicklaus Course Clubhouse!
Long awaited, it finally looks set to debut some time in 2018.
We can’t wait to bring you further details.

Throughout the rest of the video, you can see the Bear’s Den community as it emerges from the ground.
To the left of the video, lots are assigned to production homes, but to the right, overlooking the 18th green and fairway, you will see a strip of lots that are available for custom home builds.

For pricing, please reach out to us and we’d be more than happy to explain more about this new gated community within Reunion Resort, Orlando!

 

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McNally In The News – Master Custom Builder Magazine

By Kev
At Jan 09, 2018

Master Custom Builder Council McNally

Excerpt from the Winter 2018 MCBC Magazine

Since 1850, the name McNally has been synonymous with quality construction and innovative design. Company founder, Patrick McNally, who left Great Britain in 1869, built many fine homes, commercial buildings and churches throughout New England.
This great legacy and proud tradition has been passed down to EJ McNally, who is a fifth generation president of McNally Construction Group.
For more than 150 years the McNally’s have been interpreting the dreams and lifestyles of their clients. With aesthetically timeless designs showcasing both traditional
and contemporary architecture their spectacular custom homes exceed even the most discerning homeowner’s expectations.
EJ McNally and his team have distinguished themselves as dedicated providers of superior quality whether the project be new construction or custom remodels & renovations.
The McNally’s believe that having a one-of-a- kind home, tailor made for you is the true height of luxury.
They’ve completed more than 400 custom projects in the Greater Orlando area over the past 30 years and their magnificent custom homes are renowned industry wide.
They achieve their ultimate goal – customer satisfaction – by consistently completing all projects on time and within budget.


 

EJ McNally Describes the Importance of Quality and Service

McNally have had a tremendous 2017 and 2018 looks set to be a record year as we increase our reach across Central Florida’s luxury custom home market.

The importance of the message has never been clearer as our family owned construction company powers ahead into the New Year.

“It’s imperative to compete at the highest possible level, with great craftsmanship and the finest available materials.
Quality is the foundation of our excellent reputation and throughout our 160 year plus history, and our discerning customers know that we will be there for them in 20 years time to fix that roof tile! EJ McNally – President of the McNally Construction Group

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The Importance of The Master Builder Custom Council to Home Buyers

By Kev
At Dec 24, 2017

Master Custom Builder Council

(MCBC)

The Significance of our MCBC Membership

Master Custom Builder Council members are evaluated on a constant basis in order to assess each builder’s credit score, quality of workmanship, customer satisfaction, liens and past due amounts.
Ongoing membership of the Master Custom Builder Council is subject to satisfactory compliance of the MCBC assessment process.
Our latest MCBC Credit Report and membership status is attached.

The Purpose of the MCBC

Joining the MCBC is not an easy process.  A builder must be nominated by two existing MCBC members.  Following that, the builder’s financial status, the ability to demonstrate quality craftsmanship and client satisfaction.   Out of hundreds of Central Florida custom builders, only 26 have been awarded membership status within the MCBC.  The McNally Construction Group is  very proud to be one of the longest standing MCBC members.

The Master Custom Builders Council was formed by a group of Central Florida’s leading custom builders with a view to maintaining the highest possible standards of integrity, regulatory compliance and workmanship.
As a member of the Master Custom Builder Council, we pledge to…

  • Use honesty and integrity as the primary guide for our business policy,
  • Deal fairly with our customers, each other, employees, subs and suppliers,
  • Use the highest standards in the workmanship of the homes we build,
  • Always be professional in every area of our lives,
  • Personally participate in the community service projects promoted by the organization.

The MCBC is operated as a democratic council, and offers impartial advice to home owners.
No single builder can determine their own status within the MCBC and the organization values its unbiased integrity above all else in the interest of the home owner.
It is purely there to ensure that builder’s home buyers can trust a level of integrity and compliance so that they can invest in a home with confidence.
Should you have an issue with any member builder of the MCBC, you may raise a complaint in person and the MCBC will offer advice on how to resolve your concern.

You may at any time contact the MCBC as follows;

www.custombuilt.com

MASTER CUSTOM BUILDER COUNCIL

Voice: (407) 875-2121   Email: mcbc@custombuilt.com

Luxury Custom Home at Reunion Resort

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Why the Lake Nona Area is so Popular with Families

By Kev
At Dec 12, 2017

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In less than 8 years, the Lake Nona area has grown from a sleepy rural area, bordering Orlando International Airport, to a whole new ‘city’ of lovely upscale communities.
While lake Nona itself is a definitive body of water, surrounded by Tavistock’s exclusive Lake Nona Country Club, the term ‘Nona’ is affectionately applied to just about everything bordering a section of State Road 417.
Tavistock’s 7,000 acres plus land holding on both sides of the 417 is becoming a hotbed for builders and commercial developers.

Custom Home Opportunities in the Lake Nona area

The McNally Construction Group’s custom home team has built some of the finest homes around the lakes of the Nona area.
It takes a lot of expertise and experience to design and build the perfect lake front home, and we’ve enjoyed building around Lake Whippo0rwill, Lake Hart and Lake Mary Jane.
Read more about some of our recent Lake Nona Custom Homes!

Lake Nona area Communities

To the North and East of the official parcel owned by Tavistock, lies a growing number of residential communities, including;

  • Eagle Creek
  • North Shore
  • Bella Nona
  • Stratford Pointe
  • Oasis at Moss Park
  • Oaks at Moss Park
  • Moss Park Ridge
  • Storey Park
  • Live Oak Estates
  • Moss Park Reserve
  • Kirby Smith Rd
  • East Park
  • Lavina
  • Randall Johnson
  • Brunetti South
  • Waters Edge
  • Busch
  • Village Walk – including the Enclave and Water Mark

While this list of residential communities may include areas beyond the official term of Lake Nona, it really does help reflect what is publicly and affectionately known as ‘Nona’.

Retail and Dining at Lake Nona has dominated the area in 2017!

2017 has seen a huge surge in activity along Narcoossee Road just south of SR417.
Until recently, the area had little more than Lake Nona High School and Lake Nona middle school and a few small shops and restaurants such as ABC Wines, Publix, ATT and Wendy’s.
This year however, brought us big retailers, including Sam’s Club, Walmart, Petsmart, TJ Max, Lowes and many more.

2018 onwards will be about leisure!

Looking a little further ahead, we will hear a lot more about leisure in the Lake Nona area.
Already the new TopGolf structure is taking shape near the 417/Lake Nona Blvd intersection.
But the big news for the area keeps rolling in with Nona soon to home the USTA National Campus – the world’s largest tennis campus with 100 courts!
If 100 tennis courts isn’t captivating enough, the eight-story Lake Nona Resort will have 250 custom-designed guest rooms and 80 condominium units along with a 20 acre clear lagoon.
For more Lake Nona News

A Long Term View of Lake Nona

Right now, the area is growing fast, and prices are affordable.
Going forward, the area’s already popular homes are going to be in hot demand as more and more high value executives and employees seek to buy a home in Lake Nona.
The buzz about Lake Nona is the perfect balance of high quality gated communities, natural lakes and their stunning custom lots, a carefully planned retail and leisure plan and 5 exceptionally well run schools.  There’s no other place in Central Florida quite like Lake Nona.
Demand is going to be strong and the supply at the moment it very limited!

Contact us now for the best advice on existing and new home sales in the Lake Nona area!

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Bella Collina – The Ultimate Residential Gated Golf Community!

By Kev
At Nov 13, 2017

Builders at Bella Collina

Bella Collina, just a few miles North West of the tourism centers, is a luxury community like no other.
In the theme of a richly designed Tuscan village, the rolling landscape embraces one of Florida’s most challenging, yet scenic golf courses.

The views look huge and the from the raised vantage point near Lake Apopka, you could be forgiven for thinking that time itself has literally paused.
Bella Colina’s peace and tranquility is astounding.  The sounds of nature take the place of day to day life, leaving you and your family to relax, rest and play in a world of luxurious privacy.

The Bella Collina community embraces the majestic Nick Faldo course, along with lakefront vistas and parkland driveways, providing a stunning and serene backdrop for its wealthy residents.

Golf view Homes – Luxury Lots and Affordable Upscale Living!

With stunning golf view lots and a carefully designed custom home or ‘spec home’, Bella Collina offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a luxury lifestyle in Central Florida.
Raising your quality of life has never been easier, and the Bella Collina team are ready to draw up the most perfect residence for you and your family.
Whether you are planning to create a primary or secondary residence in the Sunshine State, or a corporate golf retreat for your business, you can build the dream at Bella Collina!
Golf views, custom designs, great lot selections and stunning custom designs!

Estate Homes

For the ultimate luxury living experience, the estate lots offer spacious settings for your very own larger custom homes at Bella Collina.
Set in a further gated division within Bella Collina, the Estates provide an exclusive layer of privacy and security for owners and their families.
Tree lines avenues, charming conservation lots and spectacular lake lots, all provide an opportunity to select the spot for an idyllic lifestyle.

Clubhouse, Restaurant and Lifestyle

80,000 gallon pool with a 16 person hot tub
10,000 sqft pool deck with sun loungers
75,000 sqft clubhouse
Fine Dining restaurant and casual dining options
Spa and salon
Sportivo Centro Fitness center
Social event calendar for members
Special events venue, by arrangement

Golf Course

7,500 yards Nick Faldo designed course
Valley style design, makes great use of the rolling landscape.
Nestled in 1900 acres of lush, rolling scenery.

‘Future Proof’ Location

Central Florida is enjoying unprecedented growth in recent years, thanks to the ongoing investments within many of the region’s key business sectors.
Bella Collina benefits from easy access to the Florida Turnpike, 429 Toll Rd and I-4.
Unlike many areas within the central and east sides of the region, Bella Collina benefits from that ‘close enough, but far enough’ phenomena that is so desirable for discerning property buyers.
Bella Collina is highly regarded as a ‘one of a kind’ luxury community, in a location that offers easy access to the region’s commercial centers, without the hustle and bustle of a grinding daily commute.
The outstanding access to the toll roads, offers a level of exclusivity that will ‘future proof’ your daily drive for many decades to come!

For more information contact us!

Email Info@McNallybuilds.com
Call +1-407-352-8200

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Large Vacation Homes – Reunion’s Success Story!

By Kev
At Sep 06, 2017

 

Our latest new McNally Mansion is a major success for its owners and future rental guests!

Just weeks after we completed the build, the Magical Vacation Homes team have already secured dozens of bookings, some reaching as far forward as 2018.
The exciting new 12 bedroom mansion is built on a wide double lot, overlooking the 1st fairway of the Jack Nicklaus course.

A Luxury Home – Lifestyle is Everything at Reunion Resort!

President, EJ McNally knows the winning formula; “When we build on Reunion Resort’s golf lots, it’s all about that amazing view, and that drives almost every aspect of the home’s design.  For this particular home, that spacious pool deck has been created to offer a spectacular connection with the golf course and surrounding conservation.”

With a capacity of 30 or more guests, multiple gathering and entertainment spaces are a vital part of the home’s character.
Thanks to features like the futuristic ‘space’ themed home theater, a sports bar/game room and a further TV console ‘den’, the home’s guests have lots of indoor space to choose from.
When a large group of guests return home form the theme parks, we want them to be free to relax by the pool, have fun playing games, watch a great movie, or rest in privacy, however they choose.

Owners Enjoy Excellent Returns along with Great Family Vacations!

Reunion Resort’s unique zoning, means that homes can be placed into short term rental programs.
Although the theme park area has a number of vacation rental resorts, Reunion is the only community that offers the beautiful mansion style properties that are leading the way in the vacation rental market.
It’s not unusual to see the highest specification homes yielding 20%+ returns on investment.
The secret is to get the bedroom count at 8 or above, include fabulous outdoor living spaces and recreation areas and media rooms.
Guests appear to be fixed on booking bright, spacious contemporary themed homes, with themed bedrooms and imaginative play rooms leading the way for the best occupancy.

A Few Favorite Things!

Ryan McNally (McNally’s Vice President) – When guests take their first step inside, they are greeted with an amazing vantage point of what they are about to experience.
With open living and dining areas, and walkways with surprises at every step, there’s intrigue for all ages.
The home is a never ending spectacle and we are all extremely proud of the team and all those involved in bringing this one of a kind home to fruition.

Kevin Maw (McNally’s Marketing Manager) – The detailing throughout the entire home second to none, but my favorite single feature is that gorgeous bedroom turret.
The tasteful architecture, has just a hint of ‘Cinderella Castle’ to bring the magic to life.

Cesar Lopez (Top Villas Realty) – Every time I walk the home with a prospective client, the pool area quickly becomes the center of the discussion.
The pocket sliding doors to the family living area really do create a special atmosphere out on the lanai.  Perfect for making the most of the Florida weather!

The Owner – This is our second McNally home in our portfolio of properties and we appreciate the creativity, reliability and workmanship of the McNally team.  They care about us, and that makes a world of difference when you are building a luxury home, hundreds or thousands of miles away from your home town.

View and Book the Home Online!

Magical Vacation Homes manages this home on behalf of the owner, offering a full care and reservation service.
President and founder of MVH, Leigh Bateman has built his entire operation around the management of rental investment homes within Reunion Resort and surrounding communities.
“Our owners place their assets in our care and we take full responsibility for the upkeep and profitability of the home.
With the vast majority of owners living out of state or overseas, we ensure that our marketing efforts produce industry leading occupancy for each vacation rental home.
Providing a perfect vacation is our number one goal and we take the business of caring for a=our homes and owners very seriously indeed!”
View this 12 bedroom Reunion Resort mansion for the latest rates and availability!

For the greatest luxury homes in Central Florida, please feel free to contact us on 407 973 1456 or kev@mcnallybuilds.com 

Follow this link to learn about Reunion Resort’s unique reasons for investment success!

Exclusive Article (Courtesy of the Master Custom Builder Council)

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For a full PDF Version click here McNally MCBC Builder Fall Issue 2017

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Building With McNally – Owner FAQs

By Kev
At Aug 23, 2017

 

Family Fun Luxury Pool Home

About McNally

How Long Has McNally Been in Business?

McNally’s first construction projects were back in 1850 and the growing McNally team is set to be here in Central Florida for many more generations of great home builders.

How Do We Contact You Before, During and After a Build?

Full, direct access to each member of the McNally team by cell and email.
Guaranteed same day (we aim to provide replies within 1 working hour).

What Experience Do You Have in Building Luxury Homes?

  • McNally was one of only 4 Disney Approved Custom Builders in Celebration Fl

Over 400 custom builders applied to create Disney’s vision of a perfect American town.
After painstaking selection processes, Disney contacted every single McNally homeowner to ensure that they were in fact dealing with Florida’s finest custom builders.  McNally proudly created the majority of Celebration’s signature, custom mansions.
(A 2009, 6 bedroom McNally custom home, that McNally originally sold for $1.7m, beat the great recession and is now valued at $4.375m)
(A further Celebration home of ours was featured in the PBS show ‘This Old House’)

  • McNally built the very first ‘super home’ in Reunion Resort.

The very first 8 bedroom home, which started the current trend of multifamily vacation mansions in Orlando.

  • Our approved communities include;

Celebration, Keenes Point, Windermere, Isleworth, Turtle Creek and many of the most desirable communities within Central Florida.

Can we mortgage a McNally Home?

Thankfully the McNally team can suggest some great mortgage partners for you to work with directly, whether you are US or non US Nationals.
We are also pleased to work with any lenders that you wish to bring to the project.
As of 2017, domestic (USA/Canadian) borrowers can usually secure 80% funding of the combined lot/build finished value.
As of 2017, non USA borrowers can usually secure 60% funding of the combined lot/build finished value.

Why Should We Choose McNally to Build Our Future Home?

We will build you the home that we all agreed, at the price that we agreed, to the highest possible standard, with the lowest possible fuss.
We recognize that sometimes things don’t always go to plan, and our team is always directly contactable, within one business hour.  Guaranteed.
We firmly believe that our clients are our future and our award winning team is obsessed with customer satisfaction!

Every Builder Claims to Be The Best, How Do We Know For Sure?

It’s a huge complement when several executives of the region’s most successful homebuilders select you to create their own dream homes!
Two such executives did choose McNally.  Those beautiful Windermere and Keenes Pointe mansions are a lasting testimony to our quality and craftsmanship.

What Size Homes do McNally Specialize in?

Most McNally homes start from around 4,500sqft, and can reach into 50,000sqft and beyond!
You can decide the size and budget, leaving McNally to ensure that the best possible home is delivered on time and within budget.
The largest home in the most prestigious ‘West Side of Reunion Resort’ is a spectacular 24,000sqft mansion, complete with 3 tier cascading pool, private spa treatment center and stunning entertainment rooms and sports court.
Our largest home to date in Central Florida was a 35,000sqft lake front home in the exclusive community of Windermere, FL.

The McNally Construction Group Pledge

We will build the best possible homes, within budget and on time, with the greatest partnership between the builder and homeowner for the long term benefit of both.

Does McNally Have any Notable Awards or Accreditations?

Over the years, the McNally team has amassed an enviable accolades, including;

  • Southeast Aurora Award – Best House – Celebration, Florida
  • Quality Builder Award
  • Southern Living Home Competition – Finalist
  • Pella Commitment to Quality Award
  • Parade of Homes Winner: Best Kitchen, Best Master Bath, Best Living/Family Room Design, Best Streetscape
  • Master Custom Builder Council (MCBC) – Founding Member and Elected Director
  • Masco/Custom Home Builder
  • Florida Power ACT Energy Certified
  • Parade of Homes – Judge
  • Builder Magazine Best in America – Judge
  • Contributing Writer for State Contractor’s Exam
  • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
  • Home Builders Association of Metro Orlando (HBA)
  • Certified Green Professional
  • Custom Home Builder Magazine
  • Home Design Magazine
  • Professional Builder Magazine
  • American Homestyle & Gardening
  • Country Living Magazine
  • Orlando Magazine
  • Feature segment on “This Old House”
  • Featured builder in the filming of Give Kids the World – A non-profit organization that exists solely to fulfill the dreams of terminally ill children
  • “Real Estate Today” radio talkshow
  • Numerous appearances on National and Local television news

Which Communities Do McNally Build Custom Homes in?

We build all over the increasingly popular and vibrant areas of Central Florida and have created beautiful homes in the following luxury communities;

  • Isleworth
  • Celebration
  • Keene’s Pointe
  • Bellaria
  • Bellanona
  • Reunion Resort & Club
  • Street of Dreams
  • Windermere
  • Lake Nona area
  • Lake Hart area

What Services Does the McNally Construction Group Provide?

  • Custom Home Design
  • Custom Home Construction
  • Large Scale Remodeling and Additions
  • Lot Searches For Custom Build Clients

Before the Build

Do You Guarantee Pricing?

Your dream home, will be skillfully crafted to the contracted specification, no short cuts and at the price that we agreed.

Can we Make Changes to our Specification or Design?

While we do our best to determine every possible detail before we begin construction, we completely understand that clients might want some changes along the way.
Our project team will do all we can to keep your dream home on budget and on time, but changes to either will always be fair and effective for you.

Can Owners Work on The Design of The Home?

Absolutely!
We will painstakingly create the best possible designs for you to approve.
Every aspect of the lot and the needs of the homeowner’s family and future guests will be considered as a priority.
Whatever you want to change, we take care of it until we have the perfect home design.
Our team of designers and engineers can create beautiful 3D renderings to help you visualize your home.

Do You Provide Interior Design Services?

Yes, we provide in house expertise for home finishes and furnishings at competitive rates.
From flooring and finishes right through to furniture, décor and accents, we can provide you with a ‘ready to move in’ home for your family and guests to enjoy.

How Does McNally Quote High Specification Homes at Great Prices

Although owners might not be too familiar with the Master Custom Builder Council, we proudly co founded the exclusive group of over 30 of Central Florida’s most successful and trusted builders.
Together we not only strive for best practice, but our combined purchasing power generates millions of dollars of savings for our owners each year.

What’s Included in a McNally Standard Specification?

Please call or email us for our latest Standard Features list.

How long will a large custom home take to build?

We offer a quick and efficient service, to ensure that you can enjoy your home as soon as possible.
Some builders take much longer than McNally, but our experience and project management expertise keeps timing to an absolute minimum.
With plenty of time allocated for design, planning approval and construction, start to finish for most luxury homes is within 12 months.

During the Build

Will You Build Our Home on Time?

The McNally team will build your home to the agreed schedule.
Thanks to our leading edge project management system, you can log in and track the project status (with images) 24hrs a day.
We fully appreciate that home owners may want to add or change the specification during a custom home build.
The outcome can be a slight change to the costs and timeline, but we always discuss and agree any changes as an immediate priority to keep things running smoothly.

After the Build

What ‘After Care’ Service Does McNally Provide to Owners?

Above and beyond our industry leading warranty, we also do our very best to take care of those little details.
Many of our owners have built more than once with McNally, or have recommended us to their colleagues, friends and business partners.
(A 2 Year warranty backed by a 10 year structural warranty)

How Can We Keep the Home Looking New Over The Years?

We can provide custom care packages to ensure that external and internal finishes remain in their original luster or refinished.

We are Building a Vacation Rental Home, Will it Be Profitable?

Our team and the partners that we work closely with want your home to be a huge success.
We understand what vacationers expect in a rental home and how to exceed those expectations for every stay!
Additionally, for our vacation rental clients, we offer a complimentary marketing boost package to get the home off to a flying start!

 

Disclaimer
This FAQ list is for informational purposes only and does not in any way form the basis of a contractual obligation.

Please refer to your specific contract document for an up to date statement of all terms and conditions of our services.

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The Most Popular Room in Florida? A Designer Pool Deck!

By Kev
At Jul 10, 2017

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Florida, once famed for sweet, juicy oranges.
Our Sunshine State has one enviable asset that few other states can even dream of;
Year round warmth and sunshine!

With so much to do in Central Florida, even the toughest of golfers and theme park fans succumb to the need to slow down, relax and laze around in the sparkling clear waters of the refreshing pool.
Pool Designs have evolved at lightning pace here in Central Florida thanks to the growing awareness that outdoor fun needn’t be something to sweat about!

While we proudly showcase one of our most recently completed vacation rental pool homes within Reunion Resort, near Walt Disney World, we thought we’d share some cool tips on what makes a perfect luxury custom home pool design!

  • Keep the pool size in proportion to your yard space and home to avoid overwhelming the home or the yard.
  • Leave enough paved space around the pool for pool furniture and sun beds.  Think about a typical family gathering by the pool to help you decide what’s enough space, then double it for friends and relatives too!
  • Pool shapes are fun to create, but rectangular is the most cost effective and can really look classy with the right detailing.
  • Pick the right color coating to keep things upbeat!  Dark surfaces can create a ‘murky and uninviting effect’.  Blue works well, and the lighter the color, helps you spot any water maintenance issues before its too late.
  • Simple running water makes the pool come to life.  Beware of excessively tall fountains and deep cascades.
    Soothing sounds are great but crashing waterfalls will be most unpopular when you want to drift off in the shade for an afternoon nap!
  • Sun shelves are a nice upcoming tend, offering a a place to rest your sun bed in the shallows.  Perfect for those that like the idea of being in the pool without the ‘wet!’
  • Little seats and ‘caves’ built into the pool sides are relatively inexpensive to create, but add tons of appeal for youngsters to play in.
  • LED lights have added a lot of interest to poolside evenings.  You can choose any cool you like to suit the evening mood, or slowly vary lights automatically throughout the night!
    The longer lasting LED lamps also reduce maintenance costs!
  • ‘Beach entry’ or ‘zero entry’ shallow ends, create a nice safe and predictable spot for younger kids to play.
  • Infinity edge pools were originally designed for sea front homes, to create a seamless view that joins the ocean and pool water.
    Although popular for inland pools, the effect is kind of lost, and the metal edges can reduce access around the pool.
  • Often overlooked, pool bathrooms can be invaluable.
    Kids need towels, toilet visits and showers, making the slippery indoor flooring a safety hazard if they are constantly dashing in and out of the main home!
  • Hot Tubs – Originally created for ‘cold climates’, hot tubs have even caught on in Florida!
    Great places to hang out if the temperatures drop a little, or kids want to warm up a little in between the sun and pool.
  • Fire pits are great for those topping up the degrees during those lovely Floridian winters.
    Gas units are great, but add a zip timer to the system to prevent burning gas all night!
  • General Pool Safety – Always follow the pool safety rules in your state and never leave children unsupervised for even the most briefest of moments.
    A great, interesting view on pool safety from TotalOrlando.com
  • Thanks to allseasonspools.com for another great project at Reunion Resort Orlando!
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