We are happy to introduce our testimonial page. We constantly hear from our customers about how pleased they are with their Destiny Home, and we want to share the stories with everyone!
In November 2017, I had the blessing of an opportunity to purchase a beautiful corner lot in a 55+ community in Naples, FL after years of renting and throwing my money away. It was a fantastic deal and unfortunately after the purchase I found out that because of the way my business income was structured, getting a mortgage for a house would not be possible. Figured I had got such a great deal on the property that I would market it properly, FLIP it and make 10 – 15 grand. Spoke to my father in Canada about my plans and because of his concerns regarding the potential turmoil in the US with the recent election, he felt it was important that I have a solid real estate foundation and advanced early inheritance to facilitate. Yes, he is a Saint.
Cash in hand I researched and shopped throughout the state. I originally decided on a “build-your-own” homemaker that at first sight appeared to be significantly cost saving. As the contract was about to be signed, significant costs popped up and I was forced to back out of the deal losing some of my deposit money. Distraught and on my way home I thought I’d check out one last place. Taylor-Made Homes in Homasassa, FL. It was DESTINY!
Mark Clayton walked me through a model that was exactly what I was looking for but with significant upgrades like crown molding throughout, tiled showers & backsplashes, HUGE master bdrm & Bath with pool/tub… Told him I would like to look at base unit of this model. He told me that the way they work is you buy the unit set up on property. COULDN’T BELIEVE that this was the price!!!! SOLD!!!!!!!
My experience with Taylor-Made Homes only improved. Their “SET-UP” guy, Jeff Wagner at GTS HOMES was INCREDIBLE!!!!! His knowledge and expertise were second to none and his counsel and referrals to service professionals were invaluable!
And that might have been the end of my story and praise for the home buying experience. As a home buyer we often look at the experience of buying the home as being the MOST IMPORTANT aspect.
I WAS TO FIND OUT 6 MONTHS AFTER MOVING INTO MY NEW HOME HOW WRONG I WAS!!!!
THE HOME IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING!!!!
SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2017
HURRICANE IRMA BEARING DOWN ON THE PENNINSULA OF FLORIDA
KEY WEST UNDER EVACUATION ORDER
ALL MODELS SAY EAST COAST EVENT
SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2017
KEY WEST NOW UNDER MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER
KEY COASTAL HIGHWAY EVACUATION ADVISORY
ALL MODELS STILL SAY EAST COAST EVENT
SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2017
ALL KEYS NOW UNDER MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER
MIAMI & FORT LAUDERDALE EVACUATION NOTICE
ALL OF A SUDDEN MID DAY SOMETHING HAPPENED, AND IRMA SHIFTED SLIGHTLY TO THE WEST AND WHAT HAD BEEN ANTISIPATED TO BE AN EAST COAST EVENT SUDDENLY BECAME A WEST COAST OF FLORIDA EVENT WITH MY NEW HOUSE IN THE CROSSHAIRS FOR LANDFALL!
We had been watching the storms progress and were concerned originally that we would experience “tropical storm” force winds at most. Having been through many, I wasn’t too concerned however a CAT-4 coming straight in on us was another thing entirely! As IRMA made her way toward us we had no options available. It was too late to evacuate. Getting on I-75 at that point was getting onto a “parking lot to nowhere,” all the hotels were filled by east coast evacuees, and I had my fiancé and dog to worry about. At that point the ONLY person to answer their phone was Jeff from GTS Homes. He told me,
“You have a great product that I can attest was professionally installed. If anyone is going to make it, it’s going to be you.” That was good enough for me to get as much in the way of supplies as possible and “huncker down.”
We lost power at 2:42pm on September 10th, 2017 and it would be 10 days before FP&L could restore power and reliable communication.
During the storm we watched out our storm windows as other units were torn apart! 2 times during the storm I went out to remove significant debris that was threatening my home from other destroyed homes. 9 homes in my immediate neighborhood have been scraped off the earth as a result.
This was a catastrophic storm for so many, yet I can only believe that I have been spared because of the grace of God and the quality and design of my DESTINY BUILT HOME!!
Destiny Home Owner