It was, perhaps, foretelling when Mark Ledford named his company NuVision Builders more than two decades ago.
Back then, Mark and his team had started a monster project at the Great Outdoors Resort in Titusville that would see more than 400 homes built to date. During that span of time, the president and owner of the design-build firm had the prophetic idea to combine his love of building custom homes with the knowledge of how to make them work with the environment. He received his LEED Associated Professional certification in 2007 and immediately set to work implementing green building design practices, focusing on energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction and improved indoor air quality.
A quick search shows few residential general contractors in the region hold this accreditation. These credentials alleviate the need for a pricey evaluation to certify the project.
“This is the best way to build for energy efficiency, and storm resistance. Since COVID, we have seen a surge in requests to address indoor air quality.”
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification system that provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
Applying these principles to a newer project, Mark and his team have recently started another project, South Carpenter Estates, about five miles from the Great Outdoors Resort where he launched his building career here in 1999.
South Carpenter Estates is a 70-unit community adjacent to preservation lands off of Carpenter Road.
Despite supply chain issues and labor shortages due to COVID, NuVision Builder projects have been completed on time in 2020, but the visionary owner is not resting on his laurels.
“We are always looking to connect with lot owners or lot seekers for custom build projects,” he said. And once a homeowner decides to contract with NuVision, all phases of the home infrastructure are addressed at a showroom consult with the onsite design team who provide guidance and recommendations on floor plans, layout and the exterior appearance of the home.
Currently the company’s showroom is located in one of the custom model homes located in the Great Outdoors Resort. In June, the team, will move into a new 4,000 square foot office and design center on the riverfront in Titusville.
“We have an incredible selection of upscale building accessories, fixtures, sinks, faucets, lighting and more to help facilitate the entire design of the home. This one stop process helps provide peace of mind to NuVision Builders clients who don’t have to contract separately for every design decision that needs to be made,” Mark said.
Shawna Lucas (formerly Kelsch) has lived and worked in Brevard county for the past 20 years, serving in a variety of jobs and community service roles. She’s a former food and news reporter for Florida today, and was owner/operator of a marketing company that assisted clients and partners such as the Florida Healthcare Coalition, Blue Cross & Blue Shield Foundation for Florida, The Brevard Health Alliance, and Florida Tech to identify and solve pressing community health issues. She has she has dual bachelors degrees in Journalism and Sociology from the University of Miami, and was an inaugural fellow at the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.