Preferred Builders of North Florida, LLC has been successfully building new homes, commercial buildings, remodels, renovations and build-outs for over 40 years throughout all of Northeast Florida. Our vision has always been the complete satisfaction of all customers. Our greatest strength is the experience of our people, and their ability to deliver on-time and within budget quality products to our customers.

We value the relationships we have built with our customers over the years, and we know that those relationships are a result of our employees’ commitment to exceeding customer expectations Whether building your first home or business, the custom home of your dreams, or remodeling their existing home or business, we believe in doing the job right the first time. Working one on one with our clients and communicating every aspect of their project allows our clients experience their desired results.

The Preferred Team

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Preferred Builders is committed to performing quality work on all projects. These efforts have been recognized by our customers over the 40 years that we have been in the construction business. Approximately sixty to seventy percent of our annual business revenue is from returning customers and referrals.

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Waldo Ariail, Founder

Waldo Airial

Waldo has been in the construction business since 1971. He has always instilled in team members that customers deserve our best efforts, and that quality counts on every project, large or small.

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Jake Fulmer, President of Preferred Builders

Jake FulmerJake is the Managing Partner of Preferred Builders of North Florida.  He is a second generation expert in this line of work and started his own company in 1983. His roots began as the “Go To” contractor providing commercial construction throughout Jacksonville.

His collaborative expertise’s has helped multiple clients design and build commercial and residential projects well over $1.5 Million dollars in scope. These projects include new Residential Homes, City Projects, major renovations exceeding $500K, Light Industrial, Metal Buildings, Automotive Dealerships and Warehouses. Jake’s success in the field of construction has been fueled by client recommendations and basic “Word of Mouth” marketing. Delivering what is agreed upon and standing behind our work leave our clients thrilled with their results and happy to recommend us.

The avid sportsman, Jake enjoys tournament fishing and boating in general. A Jacksonville native; Jake resides on the Westside with his wife and son that attend Episcopal High School in Jacksonville.

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Ed Albright

Ed AlbrightEd comes to Preferred as an experienced Superintendent with over 25 years in management. His management and hands-on over the years ensures that he can complete projects in timely and organized fashion. When hes not working he likes to go camping, hunting and/or hiking.

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Noah Fulmer

Noah FulmerNoah is a third generation in the building industry. He is currently working on obtaining his General Contractors license and beginning to work towards a structural engineering degree. Noah enjoys the day-to-day challenge that being on the job entails. He spends his free time on the boat fishing or in the woods hunting.

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Alec Ariail

Alec AirailAlec is also a third generation in the building industry. He is currently in school for Architectual Design and Construction. Alec appreciates the feedback of our homeowners so that he can continue to better himself. He is a dog enthusiast and enjoys traveling around Florida and visiting different aquariums. He just recently married his best friend and purchased their first home together.