A Tampa Custom Home Builder

Cornerstone is a family owned Tampa Custom Home Builder and we have been continuously in the custom home on your lot home building and remodeling business since 1984.

Stephen Bronstein, President, is a Certified Class “A” General Contractor and home designer. He has been building and drawing homes using Autocad since 1981. Dating back to 1972, he also has substantial experience in residential and commercial construction. Steve meets with each client, draws their plans in state of the art 3D using Revit, an Autocad product, helps the client with specifications and supervises construction.

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Dava Bronstein is a Licensed Interior Designer. She graduated from the International Academy of Merchandising and Design first in her class and Magna Cum Laude. She helps each client with their selections and color choices, supervises those subcontractors and suppliers that are primarily working in the finish stages of construction and sometimes even helps clients with general interior decorating. 

 

Mike Kildow, Vice President, is also a Certified Class “A” General Contractor. He has substantial commercial and residential experience, supervises our field operations and is certified in green construction and lead abatement. He maintains our relationships with our subcontractors, puts our budgets together and builds many of our projects.

 

Why You Should Consider Working With Us

 

We Are A Design/Build Company

That means, importantly, that we internally design your home with you and then internally draft the plans. No middle men are involved to mess up the communication. Responsibility is where it belongs, solely on us and our company.

 

We Really Listen

We know the problems that can be created when your builder isn’t paying attention to your requests and needs. And when the builder doesn’t pay attention, it isn’t discovered until after the home is started and therefore hard and expensive to fix.We detail our plans extremely well and we use written and detailed specifications attached to our plans so that our suppliers and subcontractors know exactly what they are suppose to provide. Also, we take the time to talk to you to make certain we understand what you want and understand what the ramifications of your decisions are.

We Are A Small Company and Very Efficient

You will work with our principals, one of the three family members, every step of the way. We only have a small office, no models, we own no lots, and only one administrative assistant. That means that we don’t have to load up our budgets with a lot of overhead costs to pass on to our clients. Does the lack of a lot of employees mean that we have to limit the number of homes we build at once? Yes, but that is OK with us. Also, contrary to what some people will tell you, there are no economies of scale in home construction. Our subcontractors and suppliers charge us the same as they do our competitors. If they didn’t, how could they keep it all straight? We’re the right small builder for you.

We Draw In CAD 3D

What a difference CAD drafting has made in our industry. Our President, Steve Bronstein, has been drawing homes using a state of the art CAD program, AutoCAD, since 1982. He has upgraded the software constantly to the point that now we are doing all of our drawings in 3D. Not only is 3D better because you avoid mistakes that are common in non-object orientated drafting ( plain vanilla CAD or worst, pencil drafting ), but we can produce photo realistic pictures of your home before it is built so that you can really see what the drawings represent.It’s just not possible any other way. You make no scale mistakes, no omissions in separate views of the home, and no errors due to incorrect perspectives.

All of Our Principals Are Professionals

Steve Bronstein has been building custom homes since 1979, in management of large building companies from 1969 until 1979, and is a fully licensed Class A General Contractor since 1979. He has been using AutoCAD to draw homes for clients since 1982. Mike Kildow has been with our company since 1998, is a Vice President of the Company and is also a Class A General Contractor. In addition to extensive home building experience, Mike has years of commercial construction experience. Dava Bronstein is a fully licensed Interior Designer and has been in the Interior Design business since 1987. She works with each of our clients to coordinate the interior and exterior finishes, coordinates the finish subcontractors and suppliers, and keeps our clients informed weekly on the progress of their home and what is expected to be done in the following week.

“Building a new house can be a pretty scary experience, especially when you’re having it built in a different state. When we built our new home in Florida, we had many questions. Cornerstone Homes and Design did an excellent job of answering them, as well as communicating with us with faxes, emails, and phone calls. We found a house plan in a home building magazine that we loved and, after conferring with Cornerstone, obtained permission to build it here in Florida. Cornerstone adapted it to conform to Florida’s building codes and helped us to customize it to fit our personal preferences. We truly became a team, each of us contributing opinions and suggestions. The result was our beautiful custom built Florida home! We love living in it and are thrilled with how our dreams came to fruition with Cornerstone.”

Robert and Marge Bonanno

“When we were interviewing custom home builders, we chose Cornerstone because they came across as more flexible and easier to work with compared to other builders…which as it turns our they were. They were very open and up front about costs and alternatives to stay within budget. Cornerstone helped us incorporate our ideas into a truly custom home we really enjoy each day.”

 

 

Robb and Paula Kipp

“It’s hard to believe it has been just a little over a year since we moved into the beautiful new home you built for us. We are thankful every day to be here. Everyone who comes to visit is so impressed with what you have created.

The quality of work continues to impress us. And being directly on the water makes us appreciate even more the attention to detail and sturdiness of the structure.

And just as important, the entire process was a pleasure thanks to your honesty, integrity, experience, and follow-through. Thanks Steve for giving us an education about the process; Dava, we appreciate your keeping us on-track with color and design choices; and Steve, your handholding and faithful communication was amazing.

We would love to see you build more homes in our area, and we would be very happy to speak to any potential clients you have to share our wonderful experience in working with you. We VERY HIGHLY recommend Cornerstone Homes & Design to everyone we speak to about our home.”

Becky and John Craig

“Our experience with Cornerstone Homes could not have been better. Cornerstone designed and built our waterfront home and worked with us on the many customizations to ensure this would be our dream home. We highly recommend Cornerstone Homes for their quality and professionalism!”

 

 

Gary and Karen Benedict