Our Mission is to enrich the lives of all who come into contact with our business, including our employees and our associates and their families, our trade partners, our suppliers and most especially, our customers who place such trust in us.
Our Purpose is to use our skills, experience, knowledge and capability to provide our customers’ needs and deliver their dreams of living happier lives in the homes we build or improve for them.
Our Vision is to build a successful business based on providing exceptional personal service to our customers; delighting them with the work we do and the experience they have with us.
Our Values are to speak the truth, respect all persons, provide equal opportunity, never compromise safety, focus on our customers, strive for excellence, demand high quality work from ourselves and our trade partners, work hard doing what we love, learn each day how to be better at our work, contribute to community welfare, honor our veterans, buy American whenever possible, and never compromise our ethics, our integrity or our personal honor.
We are pleased to support organizations that enrich northeast Florida, where we live alongside our team members and our wonderful customers. Of course, our view is that supporting people who support us is only fair, and devoting a portion of the abundance we enjoy to helping worthy causes the right thing for us to do.
We are proud to support Seamark Ranch, a safe, secure and loving home on 468 acres in northeast Florida, where children can experience the blessing of unconditional love. The Seamark ministry is therapy based, striving to heal the wounds of broken families and encourage children to grow in their faith and develop into productive and caring adults. What could be more important than helping a hurting child?
Understanding that one of the most satisfying aspects of being a home builder is providing the secure environment in which families live their lives and nurture their children, how could we not want to support the fabulous Habijax ministry that seeks to do the same for disadvantaged families? We have seen how families that move out of inadequate housing into brand new homes of their own, in which they have a real stake, develop a new sense of pride, independence and responsibility. It is a beautiful thing to witness and a wonderful process to support.
Each year we devote considerable resources to Habitat for Humanity, and in 2012, we took a leadership role in the New Town Blitz Build, which built 12 homes in just six days and in the 25th Anniversary Blitz Build in 2013, which built 25 new homes in just 7 days.
Under the capable leadership of Dr. Maged Malek, Chair, the Construction Management Department at UNF in Jacksonville offers a management-oriented, technical curriculum that prepares students for a variety of positions in the construction industry. The CM program is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education, and provides its graduates with the well-rounded education needed to be a future leader in the construction industry. We are proud to be strong supporters of construction management education at UNF, providing internship and job shadowing opportunities, sponsoring field trips to construction sites, conducting classroom guest lectures and sponsoring the annual Hard Hat Banquet for students.
The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that strives to engage middle school students of all ability and interest levels in fun, challenging math programs, in order to expand their academic and professional opportunities. Every child is unique, but we believe all children are capable of seeing the beauty and joy of math, whether they come to us already passionate about math, or intimidated by it. New Leaf Construction is proud to be a continuing Silver Sponsor of this worthwhile organization.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) exists to represent the home building industry by promoting policies that make providing safe and affordable housing a national priority. We are proud to be an active member and supporter of this worthwhile trade association. NAHB is active in formulating workable housing policies, improving the housing finance system and forecasting economic and consumer trends. NAHB promotes recognition that free enterprise devoted to creating housing is a major component of our national economy, creating jobs for millions of people and focusing on creating the opportunity for every American to live in a decent home. We are particularly proud of our long-running support of the Jacksonville Builders Care organization, which routinely undertakes complete cost-free home renovations for needy and deserving citizens of Jacksonville, made possible by donations of labor and materials from participating home builders, sub-contractors and building supply companies.
NEFBA is the northeast Florida affiliate of NAHB in which New Leaf Construction is prominently active. NEFBA directly promotes high quality workmanship and ethical business practices among its members for the protection of consumers. For over 70 years, NEFBA has been a stronghold for community growth and a valuable resource for consumers seeking trustworthy service providers. Lee Arsenault serves on the Executive Board of NEFBA and is also serving on several committees. Our Manager of Renovations, Scott Blunck, is an active member of the NEFBA Remodelers Council, where the best practices in remodeling are shared for the benefit of all.
2012 Laurel Award Excellence in Marketing, Best Architectural Design for the Avondale (Old San Jose on the River)
The Parade of Homes honors the best in new home construction in Northeast Florida
2013 Northeast Florida Builders Association Parade of Homes Gold Award for new home excellence for the Halstead condominium model (Old San Jose on the River)
2013 NEFBA Parade of Homes Silver Award for new home excellence for the Avondale single-family home model (Old San Jose on the River)
2012 NEFBA Pinnacle Builder Award recipient
2013 NEFBA Pinnacle Builder Award recipient
*A NEFBA Pinnacle Builder must maintain 90 percent of its active subcontractors that are NEFBA members and be a member of good standing who attends meetings regularly and actively recruits other members.