We love our new Jacobsen Home! It’s comfortable, quiet, energy efficient and beautiful. And we can’t say enough about Shane... read moreWe love our new Jacobsen Home! It’s comfortable, quiet, energy efficient and beautiful. And we can’t say enough about Shane Robson-Smith and the wonderful people who worked with us at Citrus/Meadowood Homes.
Even with the unique challenges and delays our project posed - a custom built, triple wide with an attached garage located in a FEMA VE-Zone, working with the team spearheaded by Shane was a great experience. The team was with us at each step of the process, offering suggestions, mitigating problems, and presenting solutions.
When we first met with Shane, we handed him 8-pages of construction details and design and finishing features. We well-remember the expression on his face as he perused our list of wants, needs and the quality construction we were expecting. We had spent over a year conceptualizing a design, measuring, visiting showrooms, drawing and modifying blueprints, gleaning ideas from friends with new homes, and doing extensive on-line research, before deciding on a Jacobsen Home. Rather than our lengthy wish list putting him off, Shane leaned back in his chair, smiled broadly and said, “This is great. Let’s get started”. He embraced our ideas, recommended additional features, and the year-long adventure began.
Due to engineering constraints on a manufactured home and because of very specific VE-Zone regulations, our learning curve was steep, and there were a few bumps in the road, but even through the glitches, Shane guided us skillfully and cheerfully through the design and building process. Nothing was too small or too large for him to address, and as the project evolved, he engaged superior sub-contractors, companies and workmen: Alan at HiTech, whose firm engineered and created 46-unique building piers on which to set the units; Juli at Burns Kitchen and Design in Lakeland, who designed our beautiful custom kitchen; Keith at Lily Electrical, who enhanced our electrical capacity for the boat lift, dock and garage; and Marty at Bahrs, whose team met special FEMA and Manatee Co. wind and water VE-Zone requirements to skirt the units, construct the porches, and built an attached garage with flow-through louver insets.
We’ve lived in the home now for several months, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the construction quality and the design choices we made.
Shane and the entire Citrus Meadowood team (Jan, Greg, Donna and Grace) have been great to work with. Throughout the entire project, they have been friendly, efficient, professional and responsive. We have always been treated as valued customers; in fact, we’ve been treated as family. read less