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Contact us to setup a consultation appointment when you are in the process of buying land.  Some subdivisions are limiting builders so if you buy in a particular subdivision your only choice may be to use a specified builder.

If you have already purchased your land, there are builder restrictions in your subdvision, and you would like an ICF home, talk with your builder about the option of sub-contracting with us to build the ICF walls and then your builder can complete your home.

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Ira Juddy Carter


Juddy as everyone calls him graduated from Florida State University. Is a former President of the Gainesville Builders Association, a past member of the City of Gainesville Plan Board, Boys Club Board of Directors member. Currently He serves as a State Director for the Florida Builders Association and serves on the Santa Fe Community College, School of Construction Board of Directors. He has also been trained in Leadership Gainesville.

Jud Carter


Jud is a Certified Contractor that specializes in Insulated Concrete Form homes. Jud graduated from Murray State University in Murray Kentucky. He joined the family business in 2002. Jud is committed to providing each homeowner with personal attention that building a custom home deserves. With his training in ICF homes he believes that you can have a truly beautiful comfortable home that is energy efficient with enduring quality construction and great design.

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Our History

For five generations Ira Judson Carters have been leaving their mark on North Central Florida. In fact the family line goes back so far that there used to be a Levy County community called Judson that slowly disbursed when the railroad chose not to stop there.  Ira Judson Carter IV has been etching his mark in Alachua County as a builder of homes since 1981 and the first builder in the City of Gainesville to receive a green building permit. Following the footsteps of a Levy county farmer, a businessman and Newberry Judge, an Alachua County Judge and state legislator is not’t easy. But those that know Carter say he is indeed up to the task.

The principals of Carter Construction are: Ira (Juddy) Carter, a State Certified General Contractor. Jud Carter a Certified Contractor that specializes in ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) construction. Susan Carter who works along with staff from the beginning concept to the last final detail assisting clients with design and decorating details. Jennifer Rafferty-Carter who oversees all current operations.

Most builders in the market, have someone in between, whether it be a marketing or sales person....Carter Construction does not. When you speak with Carter Construction you are speaking with one of the principles.  You will have an opportunity to meet with each of the Carters through the different home building phases.  

Carter Construction also works closely with the University of Florida, finding non-toxic and earth friendly materials . We use the most sustainable and renewable building products available.

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Carter Construction of Gainesville, Inc.
Phone: (352) 377-5682
Gainesville, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, St. Augustine, Palm Coast, Daytona