McNally FAQ

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?

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!


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.