Howard Homes: Your home, lot, and financing partner

Howard Homes: Your home, lot, and financing partner

A home is by far the biggest investment most people will make. It is a reflection of family. The kind professionals at Howard Homes know the importance of building the right home for each individual client.

“Howard Homes is a very family-oriented business,” Angela Colston, Vice President of Marketing and Sales says. “Those values translate to the way customers are treated when they walk through our door.”

While Howard Homes was established in 2001, their heritage of excellence dates back more than 20 years. In 1984, Howard Buescher developed Mercedes Homes (named after his wife) in Melbourne, FL. Over the years, they grew and expanded into a nationwide builder. Currently, Mercedes Homes is the 24th largest builder in the country. Now, Mercedes Homes has branched into several divisions, one of which is Howard Homes.

“Howard Homes centers on scattered homes, or on-your-lot homes,” Angie says. “We also do inventory homes, or homes that a customer buys during the construction process. This allows for quick move-in. While many traditional builders will focus on one or two subdivisions, we’ll build your dream home wherever you would like us to.”

Howard Style Hospitality

Even after 20 years, the company is still very much a family-run business. Howard is currently serving as Chairman of the Board for Mercedes Homes, while his children manage the day-to-day operations of Mercedes Homes and its various subsidiaries, including Howard Homes. Howard has entrusted his son, Jack, with the operations of Howard Homes. Jack, like his father, recognizes that clients are more than just customers.

“Passing the torch to Jack gives me immense pleasure and pride,” Howard says. “His in-depth knowledge of this industry, from the particulars of choosing a lot, to the latest technical advancements in home construction, to the specifics of home financing, has prepared him for this leadership role. Most important to me, however, is Jack’s understanding and commitment to continually raising the bar for customer service and value.”

Potential clients can visit Howard Homes at their impressive Citrus County model, which is located just inside Citrus County — a quick 20-minute drive from Ocala! The Jacqueline Bay home boasts a spacious, well-designed floorplan. A large master suite and bath has the convenience of dual vanities and a large, deep tub for relaxation. The built-in entertainment center in the family room provides an ideal place for family gatherings. A 3-car garage is standard, and so are three, full baths.

Something for everyone

A wide variety of floorplans are available, with prices ranging from the low 100’s to the 200’s. Soon, construction will be underway on the new Marion County model center.

The professionals at Howard Homes do much more than sell and build houses. They make the process of buying or building a home as unique and special as each individual client.

“We really do think of ourselves as partners with our clients throughout the complete process,” Angela says. “It’s so much more than just a house. There are usually three pieces to the puzzle: the first being land. We understand that location is extremely important. We can help you find the perfect land for your dream home. Financing is another main issue. We make it a point to maximize our client’s dollars, offering many options for financing through our lending partners. The last piece of the puzzle is the house itself. We do a complete needs assessment to determine the exact type of home our client is looking for.”

Every builder, sales person, and designer takes the phrase “home partner” very seriously. Howard Homes approaches the selection and construction of your home as if it were their own. By paying close attention to their client’s requirements, the home the client envisions literally comes to life.

Howard Homes is dedicated to being your lot, home, and finance partner. This means that clients will benefit from the small, home-town feel of Howard Homes, and at the same time, benefit from the quality financial security and confidence that comes with being associated with Mercedes Homes.

From the beginning, both Mercedes and Howard Homes have delivered unparalleled customer service. Today, Howard Homes continues with that same standard of excellence.

From the moment a potential client steps foot inside a Howard Homes model center or sales office, they’ll enjoy exceptional customer service, in a warm, comfortable setting.

“Only someone with the character and dynamic personality of my father Howard could inspire the unsurpassed service that we offer to each of our lot, home, and finance partners,” Jack Buescher says. “His integrity is reflected in every interaction with our ‘partners,’ because Howard Homes isn’t just named after my father; it’s modeled after him.”

Howard Homes

Citrus County Model Center

5618 North Lecanto Hwy.

Beverly Hills, FL 34465

(352) 527-0993

Posted in Uncategorized

Share this post


What's New at Ocala Style

Read These Writers

Our area has an abundance of authors. Check out some...

‘Water Shapes Florida’

The new exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History...

Mastering Your Garden

The dog days of summer can be a good time...

Alligator Allegory

My grandparents were the first to build a home along...

Making Moves

Meet the Ocala-based casting director who has steadily been building...

From France to Ocala

Dr. Jose Gaudier will lecture about the Olympic Games Paris...