Meet The Builder

Just A Bit Of Information About Me

Thomas E. James

Class “A” General Contractor
Florida License # CGC031821
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Having been born and raised in Jacksonville Florida, I love the Florida lifestyle. Great weather, fishing, golf, friends.


After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in Civil Engineering, my career began in commercial construction. I was able to hone my contracting skill set but I found my creative energies were not being utilized and soon transferred to building custom residential homes and have hired the best Buyers Agents for my next projects to have the right professional by my side.


During my college years I drew plans for Arthur Rutenberg, an upscale home developer, and this experience fueled my home design creativity. It is here that I began to develop my own special style. This style I carry over to all my designs while embracing changes that can make them even better! I learned the skills that I would bring forward into the world of digital drawing and what I put forth into every home I design.

After gaining experience building custom homes in Jacksonville I was asked by a developer in Sebring to bring my special style to town. Since 1991, I have built over 500 homes in Highlands Ridge and many many more throughout Highlands County.


Meeting with the customer to personalize each home, specializing in the best use of space and taking advantage of the outside views is one of my great loves. looking forward to working with you on your new custom home!


I maintain a reputation for being a highly energetic builder who constantly pays thorough attention to all aspects of the home building process; providing service to the current as well as future residents of Highlands County and the surrounding areas. In addition to satisfying the needs of each and every client, I am also dedicated to completely fulfilling all their expectations. To achieve excellence in every home I build, thus setting me apart from other builders. Not only do I build a home that reflects the spirit, character, and personality of each individual, I can help provide them with the foundation where families can grow for years to come.


By choosing the expertise of T. E. James Custom Homes, Inc. you are also choosing an experienced builder who understands that you are one of the most important elements in the decision making process when creating a home.


I work with clients on a face-to-face basis allowing me to work diligently to achieve a buyer’s highest requirements and biggest dreams. Home buyers are encouraged to provide input in the process of choosing colors, floor coverings, cabinets, millwork, as well as other various interior and exterior items used to enrich the homes ambiance. To provide confidence in your selection of products, material, and ideas you may also choose to work with a professional interior design team that works as a partner with T. E. James Custom Homes, Inc.

Tommy James
“I will personally be involved in every aspect of your new home.”