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About Us

Get to know Legacy Builders and why they are a trusted leader for custom homes and remodels in Jacksonville and surrounding areas.

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Custom Homes for Over 20 Years

John has been in the building industry for over 30 years.  He earned his building construction degree from UNF and is a certified general contractor.  He founded Legacy Builders of North Florida in 1997 with a vision for building beautiful homes that are tailored to the needs of each client.

John’s son-in-law, Kris, joined the company in 2017.  Kris has a mechanical engineering degree from UF. Together they are passionate about turning a client’s dreams and ideas into reality.

From the foundation to the finishes we take pride in attention to detail. Not only do we love building custom homes, we also enjoy building lasting relationships with our clients. We look forward to starting the journey with you.

John Unkefer

John Unkefer

Kris Eccles

Kris Eccles

Operations Manager


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What Others are Saying...

“Legacy Builders has great communication about all the details of my house so that while it was under construction any question my wife or I had were answered confidently, they hold their sub-contractors accountable so that the building process continues without delay and they build an incredible product with so many details that everyone is proud of.”

Scott & Amanda

“We just moved into our dream home and are so thankful we chose Legacy Builders as our partner.  John and the entire team provided their knowledge, expertise and support from the moment we sat down at the design table to the moment we moved in.  Every step of our process was lead with care, attention to detail and patience.  With their help, we were able to make the best decisions possible because of their objective and constructive feedback.  We look forward to many years of friendship and seeing the Legacy continue.”

Beth & chris

“When my wife and I decided to build our new home, we chose John Unkefer with Legacy Builders. Knowing the Unkefer family for most of my life, I couldn’t think of a more respected and trustworthy contractor to build a  quality home with all the specifics that we were looking for. Although the custom building process is sometimes stressful, our overall experience was great. The staff was fun to work with, and also a very patient and kind crew. We are loving our Legacy Home, and making many wonderful memories here.”

Mark & Pamela