This was an excellent building company to work with!! Our process was difficult from the beginning as we had tried another company initially after we purchased our piece of property. It turned out after several months that they (other guys) promised a lot but could actually do none of the above. With Jacobsen, that was NOT the case. We were greeted immediately by the president of the Plant City division, Mark, and told him exactly what we needed (having been through this once already we had very specific requests right away) and he took us back to the office to discuss right then what he could do for us. He was able to find an appropriate floor plan and get us set up that afternoon to speak with a home designer to get our process started as quickly as possible. From that first day and impression, my wife and I felt like we had finally found the perfect builders for the house we wanted. Over the next several months, during our unfortunately lengthy process of achieving financing (which was no fault of Jacobsen – bank woes only), they again were always at the ready to provide any information needed to the bank or insurance agents. I don’t think we needed to wait more than 72 hours for any paperwork turn around time on any requests we sent. Long story short, our original financing option fell through and again they were there to pick up the pieces offering a company that they have worked with many times to get the financing completed in a timely manner so we could finally get into construction. Once construction started, we had the house put into production in early Jan this year and moved into it in mid May. For all intensive purposes, the actual construction time was phenomenal!! While yes, there were delays and snafus – but most of them were outside of their (Jacobsen) control. The timeline fell as thus – Early Jan 2018 house put onto lines, late Jan house off lines and ready to be placed at site, mid Jan property prepped and stem wall placed, by mid feb house was set on stem wall and was ready for finishing work, by the first week in April all the finish work was completed on the house. All we were waiting on then was the final inspection to pass. Now let me also mention that during this entire course we were expecting a baby so we really wanted to have everything completed with financing and construction before baby was born. Mark knew all of this and as often as he could he pushed his guys and subs to get things done for us quicker than expected. This was over and above our expectations and we cannot say enough good things about Mark and his crew. The final OK for occupancy certificate, due to some unforseen requests from the inspector, took an extra month after all finishing to complete. Now that we have been in the house, we appreciate all the lengths they went to during the pre- and post-construction phase to get our family into a well built and beautiful home!! Thanks to Mark and his entire team!!
As a recent Jacobsen homes buyer. I can not tell you how satisfied I am not only with Jacobsen the home builder but with Mark Malanowicz from the Plant City sales office. I had the pleasure of having him help me from start to the finish on my project. At 55 years old I retired and decided to move from Orlando to Sarasota and was lucky enough to find a lot in a community that not only my parents live in but my grandmother did as well.
Now I will not say that the entire process didn’t come with some bumps in the road, but to be honest much of that is just from the lack of EVER going through the process of building a Mobile home vrs a brick and mortar home as I have done in the past. But Mark and his entire team was always there when I called with questions or concerns. Another key note I would like to mention is that the team that Jacobsen put together to complete my outdoor package went above and beyond as well to complete my entire project.
I am currently working with Marks other office at Citrus Homes in Brandenton, FL to install a unit for my brother who has just started the process. If I wasn’t happy or for sure that the outcome wasn’t far greater than the small issues that comes up I would have NEVER allowed him to move forward with this company. My brother actually read the reviews on his own and brought those concerns up to me so this is why I felt I must take the time to give you the opinion of someone else. I hope this helps anyone with questions or concerns you might have. Jacobsen is one of the few Manufactures that will allow you to make almost ANY changes to a model you like to fit your personal needs. That is huge for a buyer!! or at least it was for this buyer…..
Our relocation to Florida has been very exciting and full of many surprises. The biggest job we had to accomplish was, of course, establishing our new household. We had the good fortune to stop in and meet with you to start the process of fulfilling our retirement dreams. We were very happy to deal with you and enjoyed your total upbeat personality. No questions went unanswered, no requests were ignored and all the surprises were pleasant ones with things just happening because you were there behind the scenes doing what was required. It’s obvious to us that you have an excellent association with the many people that had to interface with each other to get our home completed in a timely fashion and with quality first in mind.
Thank you so much for giving us such courteous customer service along with your personal touch of friendship. We also must mention our thanks to Mark Malanowicz who was always there to add his support to our needs and desires. Thanks Mark! We certainly offer our unreserved recommendation to anyone to work with you and the Team for satisfying their housing dreams.
Five months after moving into our new home, we couldn’t be happier with the beautiful interior, functionality of the floor plan or quality of construction. Working with Mark Malanowicz was enjoyable and pressure free. We first met him and were introduced to Jacobsen homes nearly ten years ago. Mark is a great educator as well as salesman. We made yearly visits to the Safety Harbor factory model center and to Mark’s business location to explore the latest models as we knew eventually we would need to replace our forty-five year old unit. We visited other manufacturers as well, but Jacobsen homes and their representatives are the best. In our research, we even sought out installers of manufactured homes to get their opinion about quality of construction since most set up the homes of more than one manufacturer. Jacobsen was consistently given high marks.
The design center and Mark worked with us to incorporate the level of energy efficiency we desired and also features such as wide interior doorways and hall, comfort height commodes and a built in shower seat that would accommodate our desire to “age in place”. Ms. Moneypenny was especially patient as she helped us choose interior and external colors and materials.
Thank you sincerely to all who had a part in building our home. We are proud to show it to anyone planning to build a manufactured home in our community.
Dear Jarret and Mark,
Just a few lines to let you know we cannot find the words to describe how we feel about both of you. At a time in our lives when Henry & myself were so bogged down with health & personal problems God put us in your path. All we can say is “Praise the Lord” Both of you were not only a great help, you were concerned & helped us, not like two business men trying to make money but like two sons willing to help with anything we needed. Both of you treated us with respect, with care and put your knowledge together to make it easier for our move especially at our age and at an especially hard time in our lives.
Thanks to you we can now say we are in our new home feeling better and loving it.
Words cannot express our gratitude for all you have done for us. We looked around for two years and finally just gave up until quite by accident we meet up with you. We were shown around the models by you Mark and just the way you we were treated we knew we had found the right dealership. You set up everything for us including a Factory Tour and help with the decorating. Every time we needed to call you with a question you always promptly returned our call.
There are many homes out there, but to us, the importance is whom you deal with. We feel you were a friend as much as a sales person and we hope if you are ever in our area, you will stop by to see our beautiful home. We are so happy and have you to thank.
We were able to move in our beautiful home right before the holidays. My family & friends were so impressed. I can’t thank Leslie, Pattie, Mark & Tom enough. They are amazing to deal with. Friendly & professional. I couldn’t be happier with their product or service. I would recommend them to Everyone.
Drove by the Plant City location after an unimpressive visit to Palm Harbor, glad we stopped! Randy welcomed us and answered just about the 100 questions we had. Mark, Randy and Patty guided us throughout the entire process and were always available to answer any questions we had. The house is beautiful!
We live in Brooksville as well.. have been to Gainey..safety Harbor and today we went to plant city… the gentleman we talked to today in Plant Ciry was incredible! I highly recommend him… Randy Cater…. very knowledgeable and ready to help you get exactly what you are looking for
Going to visit tomorrow but Randy was so helpful on the phone. Made me want to drive there today. Answered all my questions and gave so much information I didn’t know. Have a feeling we will finally find something at this center especially after seeing about 100 homes and not finding exactly what I want…I have a good feeling and seeing all the positive reviews I’m even more excited to go tomorrow!
Really nice homes and compared to the others this really was the place that had excellent built homes and really beautiful choices. If you have not seen the Jacobsen Homes they offer check them out for sure they offer modular or mobile and all sizes were available at a good price per SqFt.
Very informative staff & much better pricing than Palm Harbor homes
Fantastic homes and prices we liked the many choices and we are considering a home from Jacobsen Homes Plant City.
So many choices mobile modular or site built homes and the quality of choices for flooring showers room size counter tops cabinets appliances makes it perfect for our family needs.
We would recommend anyone who wants a nice home any place in Florida to check this place out.
Great homes and prices we liked the selection and the fact you can choose colors cabinets counter tops flooring ETC. the sales staff were also very nice and showed us a lot of homes and answered our many questions.
I am writing to inform you that I am very satisfied with the Jacobsen Homes manufactured home that I purchased from your company. As you know, I have been in the building business for 27 years and that this would be my first experience purchasing a manufactured home and there was some concern about the basic construction of this type of home. In my research, I found Jacobsen Homes to be constructed as well as any “new build” homes-ion site.
I am very pleased with the Jacobsen home and especially pleased with you Mark on the excellent support and service that you and your company have given us from the start to the finish of our purchase of our Jacobsen home. We thank you for everything.
One of the BEST shopping experiences ever on a new home! Matt took the time to educate us and help us through the process… There was no HIGH PRESSURE tactics like their neighbors and the pricing was extremely competitive… especially for the level of service that I received! Thanks Matt Legg !
Great experience and friendly staff. They took their time with me and never rushed or pressured me.
Amazing homes!! Staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and really goes above & beyond. I highly recommend you come check out their homes…you won’t be disappointed!
Mark we are very pleased with our Jacobsen home. We love all of the features that we chose. The home is very comfortable and we have had numerous complements on our home and how it is arranged. Rick Daubney was our sales person and was very easy to work with. During the construction period we could not have had anyone better to work with than your construction coordinator. She was so helpful in so many ways and so thoughtful about our situation with in helping us get into our home as soon as possible. Overall we had a very good experience with Jacobsen Homes. Hopefully he can use the photos I sent to you.
Judy and David Terry
We couldn’t be happier with Mark and all the folks at Citrus Homes! We are thrilled with our new home and have had nothing but great prompt customer service from the Jacobsen factory as well as from Citrus and Bahr Construction, who build the carport, shed and screened the porch. We highly recommend Citrus Homes for a great building experience!
I was very impressed with the staff and homes we toured on a recent visit. I would definitely recommend Jacobsen Homes Plant City to my family & friends looking for quality craftsmanship and experienced staff who go above & beyond to accommodate personal preferences. Well done, Mark!