Jacobsen Homes: “Engineered for People”
By Bethany Tap
Founded in 1959, Jacobsen Homes has always had a commitment to quality. Today, they are ranked among the Top 100 privately owned businesses in the Tampa Bay Area according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
With their design center located in Safety Harbor, Florida, Jacobsen Homes is a builder you can trust. Family-oriented, flexible, and unique, there is no place with finer products and materials. This is because of the personal touch Jacobsen Homes gives their homes. As they merge excellent technology with skill, they are able to build anything the customer can dream up. And they can do it all at an affordable price.
Jacobsen Homes is the leader in Florida’s manufactured and modular housing. Manufactured, or mobile, homes come in a variety of floor plans, ranging from 500 to over 2000 square-feet. These homes are perfect for retirees looking for a second home in Florida. Modular homes differ from manufactured homes in that they are built to conform to the Florida State Building Codes, whereas manufactured homes must comply with the HUD Code (National Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards). Therefore, any manufactured home floor plan can also be constructed as a modular home.
Jacbosen also makes special “park model” homes, less than 500 square feet and designed to fit on existing RV sites. These homes are perfect for people who enjoy bringing or driving their RVs down to Florida for mild winters. Across the state of Florida, from north to south and along the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic, you’ll find park model communities.
Plus, Jacobsen Homes are green. That’s right, every home designed by Jacobsen is naturally green, due to their controlled building environment, which allows materials to be stored inside, out of the elements, reducing moisture in the lumber. This causes less waste production, lowers labor costs, and conserves energy. They also recycle all potentially useful materials.
Not only is Jacobsen Homes environmentally friendly, they are family friendly, too. In fact, they are a family business, founded by Bill Jacobsen in 1959 and now under the direction of Bob Jacobsen since 1981. This makes Jacobsen not only the oldest and largest builder of manufactured homes in Florida, but it also makes it the only sole-owned manufactured home builder in Florida, with the third generation of Jacobsens having permanently joined the company.
Because of the family tradition, Jacobsen Homes are “Engineered for People.” You can check out their design center in Safety Harbor Monday through Friday at noon for a factory tour. The transparency in their business model shows that no other home is like a Jacobsen home.
It is the human touch, the family influence, the focus on conservation, and the unique vision that all come together to make Jacobsen Homes one-of-a-kind. If you’re hoping to continue a lifestyle of wintering in Florida or if you’ve just retired and want to start that lifestyle, Jacobsen Homes is the place for you.