JUST A LITTLE ABOUT US
Our dedication to excellence is what makes us different
LaVerde Land Developers are your South Jersey Shore experts in high quality custom building. For the past 31 years owner Frank LaVerde has been building and selling homes at the Jersey Shore. We take the upmost pride in providing the highest quality product possible and developing life-long relationships with our customers. Take some time to browse our properties and read some of our testimonials. Being born and bred on the shores of South Jersey have given us expansive knowledge and experience in real estate and developing. Let us together make your beach house dreams a reality!
We were in our third year of living in our newly built house in Margate. We loved being at the shore on weekends but the house was not big enough for our children and grandchildren. In addition, we wanted a pool. It was no small task to find the perfect lot in the perfect location. An online search revealed a double lot with a tear down. The only issue was a builder had purchased it. Therefore they buyer had to use that builder. This builder was Frank LaVerde. We knew nothing about him but the location was perfect so a meeting was planned.
We met Frank in the Realtor's office with the plans for this house. Immediately we felt confident that Frank would build a well constructed, solid home. We changed the architects plans to meet our needs. In a short amount of time, the paperwork was complete and we were under way!
We have built from ground up a number of times, so we knew what to expect. But in truth, this was the easiest building project we have experienced. Frank has an exceptional crew on staff. Larry, his brother, was there everyday, both hands on and overseeing the work. When we made changes, he was eager to satisfy. It may have been something small to moving two walls. Their mantra is that its your house and it should be the way you want it to be. Both Frank and Larry were at the other end of the phone whenever we needed to call. Its been over a year, and they still are available should we have a need. To me that is amazing, as most builders seem to forget who you are when the project is complete.
We just ended our first summer in our dream house. As with any project, there are always things to be tweaked. One phone call was all it took. Even better, we did not have to be there. They earn the highest level of trust. So giving them access made it very easy for us.
We have a beautiful home with an amazing yard and pool. Frank always guided us in the right direction and I would change nothing as a result. Frank is truly a professional. Given the opportunity to contract him to build or renovate, have no doubt that you will be happy.
Feel free to ask Frank for our contact information if you have any questions. Happy building!
Helene and Lenny Nelson - 10 N Union Avenue, Margate
My wife and I had a dream of owning a home on the water. However all the homes we searched, for several years, fell short of our expectations. Our dreams became a reality when we met Frank Laverde. Frank was very patient in learning our needs and wants. Once he understood our vision he painted a perfect picture of our family's dream home. We are only days away from settlement. Frank and his team have exceeded all expectations. 'People will never care how much we know until they know how much we care ' Laverde Builders and Associates truly care about each and every customer achieving incredibly successful outcomes.... From the bottom of my heart... I highly recommend Laverde Builders...
Jack Kennedy - 6633 Monmouth Avenue, Ventnor
We recently purchased our first beach house in Margate, New Jersey. Frank came highly recommended by our realtor. We have no doubt that what Frank has built for us will be enjoyed by our family and friends for many years to come. The design elements that Frank carefully planned made use of every single inch of space in our home. We found Frank to be accessible and extremely approachable. He addressed any questions or concerns we may have posed. We are very comfortable recommending Frank as a builder. We believe the best compliment that we can pay Frank is that he is a real gentleman.
Go for it, you will not be sorry!!!!
Sharon and Steve Shpeen
"From the pre-construction consultation through the closing and beyond, LaVerde Land Development displayed the professionalism, absolute responsiveness, and integrity that is often elusive when compared to other organizations of their caliber. They undoubtedly followed through on their promise to deliver exceptional quality through a cost effective and efficient process while maintaining a strong focus on customer satisfaction. The level of communication, availability, and incredible knowledge Frank displayed throughout the home building process not only quelled our anxiety about building a new home for the first time, but also made it a truly enjoyable and exciting experience we will never forget. We will forever be indebted to Frank and his team for affording us the opportunity to build our dream home."
Jill Sorensen - Senior Client Service Director Millennium Communications Group
Brett Sorensen - Medical Device Consultant/Spine Specialist NuVasive Inc.
9315 Ventnor Ave was my first project from the Ground Up. I have had some other Big Projects prior at other properties but nothing of this magnitude. The project entailed a mixed use Building which was built in the heart of Margate's Business District. The Team from Laverde Land Developers handled this very complex project with ease and the Best part was they were able to make a deadline which was crucial. The first floor was a brand new Women's Clothing Boutique. We needed to try and be up and running prior to the summer season closing. Frank and Larry Laverde embraced the challenge and worked with us every step of the way to get the first floor up and running in time for the end of summer busy season. They also returned calls very promptly which I am very big on. These guys like what they do and handled everything we threw at them. We did make changes on the fly and they never skipped a beat.Probably the most complicated piece was the Flood Proofing of the structure.The architect I hired had very specific design plans which needed to be inspected and certified with pictures along the way.Laverde Land Developers worked extremely well with my Architect and executed the Flood Proofing according to the plans and now I have an awesome building that is Flood Proofed up to 8 Feet in case another Sandy Storm comes along some day.I couldn't be happier with Frank,Larry and their whole crew. I am very happy I hired them for this difficult job.
My name is Frank Palladinetti owner of Bell Beverage located in Philadelphia. My wife Leslie and made the decision last year to sell our condo in Ocean City and build a single home. We knew the selection of a builder would be the most important decision we would make, and we hoped we would be able to find a builder who was creative and meticulous in every detail, that had a great reputation and had a long standing relationships with all of the sub-contractors they used but most importantly, someone who could envision our dream home and guide as through the building process. After interviewing many well known construction companies we selected La Verde Land Developers and have been thrilled with our decision. Frank and Larry La Verde along with their crew have been a wonderful team to work with as we navigate the building process. They have been hands on at every stage of construction, explaining and suggesting numerous details on the plan and we are confident our home will exceed our vision thanks to their help.
-Frank & Leslie Palladinetti
Frank LaVerde constructed our new home in 2012. From the unique initial plans to the finished product we were pleased with the communication, quality and solid construction. We were pleasantly surprised by many additions and improvements to the initial plan. Frank was always thinking of ways to make the house more functional and spectacular. We felt that his many years of experience truly benefited our project. Our home was actually completed ahead of schedule. We also want to acknowledge Larry LaVerde who helped insure that our home was well built due to his attentive supervision. Throughout our entire experience we felt that Frank's objective was to build an excellent home and to truly please us as new homeowners.
-Paul and Susan Steerman
We decided to sell our beach house in Ocean City,NJ literally overnight. I have never used a builder to build any of our houses over the last thirty years. Prior to working with Frank, ee have acted as general contrtactors for every house we have designed and built (there have been several). Due to some significant changes in our life when the Ocean City, NJ property was sold we were not able to follow the same process we did previously.
The sale was to take place in February 2012 and we no longer had a home at the shore for summer 2012. This would have been the first year my family didn't have a place at the New Jersey shore since the early 1990's. At that point my daughters and I started looking for rental properties focusing on the Ventor, Margate, and Longport areas. Then in mid January I was introduced to Frank LaVerde in Margate by a good friend from Sothbey's Real Estate office. Frank showed us several homes under construction and some properties that he was about to build but none of the floor plans or lot sizes work for us.
Frank made it a point to immediately visit our home in Ocean City to see what we were accustom to regarding room sizes, workmanship, quality of materials used and back yard specifications that included an in-ground pool. He then visited my primary residence to get more of a feel of my family's lifestyle. Within a week he had three conceptual floor plans for us to look at. After two weeks of working with him and his architect we settled on a floor plan and outside elevations. In between all this activity Frank found the perfect spot to build what we wanted including an in-ground pool in the Parkway section of Margate.
Frank and his crew broke ground during the first week in march and by July 27th we where able to be completly moved in.. To build a three story 2700 square foot custom home in that time period was incredible.
We picked every color, every floor, every door, every tile, and every change to the original floor-plan along the way with no issues the entire time. Frank's words to us over and over again were what ever we have to do to make it right it will get done. His prices were more than fair and I know the numbers because as I said before we always acted as our own general contractor. Each and every one of Frank's subcontractors have been working with him for years and are wonderful to deal with for any special requests or extras over and above the contracted price. All the subcontractors are extremely fair in their pricing as well.
If you want a quality home that receives personal attention while it is built then buy a Frank LaVerde home. He won't do anything on the outside or the inside of a home that he wouldn't live with in or outside his personal residence. He'll explain why something works or it doesn't work and will always look to keep your cost in line. Additionally, to Frank's credit he has built a number of homes on spec that are spectacular with various custom features and treatments you won't find anywhere else. Visit some of the rear yards he has designed to entertain outdoors.
I would say the beyond all great things that can be said about Frank LaVerde the intangible when you make deal with him is not only do you get him but you get his brother Larry and his sons that are his support staff. You don't deal with an employee of Frank's company you deal with family throughout the entire project. Family businesses care more.
-Mary Donato & Girls