Testimonials | Posada Custom Homes
“If you ever contemplated building a custom home, you know how daunting the prospect can be. You have ideas, you have a dream, you have a vision. How can all of these things be achieved?
I’m a perfectionist, and I had such a dream. I looked around and saw a lot of uninspired homes in the priciest areas of Winter Park. I wondered how I could achieve the true timeless design my imagination conceived. I sought something that stood out with a lasting appeal, an old world elegance, and a certain grace.
Then I met Carlos Posada, and what happened next is legendary in my family. I realized I had met someone who not only could implement my vision, but guide me in the way that would inspire even greater ideas.
Carlos was a joy to work with and remains a reliable support to this day. He is ethical and fair, quality-minded, brilliant, imaginative, inspirational, and creative. Brenda and his entire staff are superb and help to weave together all the tricky loose ends. Also, I noticed he had the utmost respect among his subs. To me, that says a lot about the man.
The end result of my encounter with Carlos was spectacular. Friends and acquaintances tell me my home is the most beautiful in Winter Park. When I’m at the curb getting my mail, strangers walking by will comment to me that my house is one of their favorites. People send letters inquiring if I would consider selling because they have always admired my home.
It is indeed a masterpiece, but it never would have been possible with any other builder. Carlos and his team made it happen. I worked my heart out, yes, but so did he. It was one of the most satisfying, glorious periods of my life. I would do it all over again in a flash.
He is the best in every way. Five stars.”
“To anyone considering building a home, I would offer you my strongest endorsement of Carlos Posada and his entire team at Posada Custom Homes. My wife and I absolutely love our new home! It was one of the best decisions we have made to work with the Posada Custom Home company!
Carlos and his Team were outstanding to work with and have made all of our desires come true! Having completed the process now, I can honestly say I would not have changed a single thing about the process and I would have never built a house without Carlos’ professionalism and accessibility.
The effort and care that Posada Custom Homes devoted to building our home was incredible. We spent a fair amount of time exploring our options before we found Posada Custom Homes. From the first meeting with Carlos, we were sold!! Building a house is a huge commitment of emotion, time and financial resources, and we 100% trusted Carlos with both our vision and our heart!
We went with a very modern design, and it turned out fabulous! In addition to building a modern-style home, we added some features not commonly found in Orlando-area homes, such as a rooftop deck. This kind of element required some “outside-the-box” thinking, and Posada Custom Homes made it happen!
Beyond the design aspects, Carlos and team were very mindful of budgets, materials, and completion timeframes. Due to their excellent planning and project-management skills, we finished on time and in budget!!! They truly respected that we were mindful of how we used our blessed financial resources and always respected that during the process. We always trusted Carols’ team to watch out for us with outside vendors, which we were unfamiliar to us within construction community.
Carlos and his Team were outstanding to work with and have made all of our desires come true!
In closing, I would say the highest praise I can offer is that I would not hesitate to build a new home with Carlos and his team tomorrow. It is rare in life to find such caring and honest people as those Carlos has surrounded himself with at Posada Custom Home, and that speaks volumes about how Carlos conducts his business. To attract great people, you must genuinely care for them.
I have the utmost trust and respect in Carlos as a person, and he continually displays a level of integrity in his craft rarely found in the world of construction. There were many times, I would come to the site during the process and Carlos would be on the site – sweeping the floors or ensuring that the work of the day was completed to his standards. That is pretty amazing! I would enthusiastically recommend Posada Custom Homes to my dearest family, friends, and beyond.
Our deepest thanks to Carlos and his team at Posada Custom Homes for making our dream into a reality!!
Brad and Nell Thompson
Bill and Debbie Lawton
Upon completion he maintained his interest in making sure we were happy with end results. The year we spent with Posada Custom Homes was memorable in every positive way. There was never a cross word, our beautiful home was completed on time, and on budget!
Your attention to the architectural front elevation was one reason for the praise. We share this with you because of the time and patience you showed during the design and construction phase. The changes you suggested during this time made it possible. We also know that it is OK to write on interior studs. As a result, we have left autographs for future generations.
"You helped us capture the open, clean, light atmosphere of the house—one that reflects the sunshine of love in our lives."
Our home was completed before the contract date, and we appreciate the effort you put into coordinating the many activities that made it possible for us to move in early. In addition, the home was completed under budget. Not too many people can brag about that. You paid attention to cost during the decision-making process. In fact, the words, “Does that ﬁt into the budget?” can still be heard. As you know, we named our house “Posada del Sol”. We have placed those words on our kitchen wall, as shown in the enclosed picture. You helped us capture the open, clean, light atmosphere of the house–one that reflects the sunshine of love in our lives.
Thanks for all you have done for us.”
Marty and Betty Wanielista
“My wife and I want to let you know how pleased we are with the completion of the construction project on our home.
As I have said to you in person, we both feel that you did what you said you would do when you said it would be done. We stayed on schedule throughout and things were done professionally by a group of easy-to-work-with individuals.”
"... you did what you said you would do when you said it would be done"
Paul and Glad Markunas
“When we first began thinking about building a new house, we asked a lot of our friends about their experiences. We were quite daunted by the number of them that considered their own endeavors a nightmare, fraught with anxiety, frustration and dissatisfaction. But one name kept recurring with only good experiences attached — Carlos Posada; and Carlos has lived up to his reputation by not only giving us the house of our dreams but two delightful years creating it with him.
"Never will you find a more straight forward, honest, even tempered, tasteful and intelligent person.
What separates Carlos from the rest? Attention to detail has to come at the top of the list. There were times when he would have something torn out and rebuilt before we even noticed a problem. His tradesmen knew he was a perfectionist, respected him for it, and always gave him their best efforts.
Certainly the most valuable process for us was the first year spent in weekly planning meetings with Carlos. He has a feel for design and spatial relationships which easily meshes with our own, and he guided us through the architectural elements and the recommended suppliers that we should visit. Before we broke ground, we had discussed every detail and knew exactly what the cost would be.
And finally a word about Carlos the person: Never will you find a more straight forward, honest, even tempered, tasteful and intelligent person. His integrity was apparent very early on when he said that he wouldn’t add shutters to a house unless they functioned. His team all share these attributes, and the net result is top quality and client satisfaction. In short, our house has turned out even better than we ever envisioned.”
David and Carol Cavanaugh
“Please accept this letter of recommendation in support of Carlos Posada and Posada Custom Homes. Linda and I moved into our new home in October 2010 and have been truly pleased and impressed with the quality of workmanship and performance.
The staff at Posada Enterprises was always helpful and responsive to our needs and ideas, and I’m convinced that Carlos has access to the best subcontractors in the area. They know that he is one of the best of our residential builders and it was obvious to us that they enjoy working with him.
This was the fourth house that we have built in the Orlando area. There is no question in our minds that it was our best experience.”
"Linda and I moved into our new home in October 2010 and have been truly pleased and impressed with the quality of workmanship and performance."
“I am writing to express our deep appreciation for your superb work on our home remodeling job. Your ability to develop innovative plans from scratch and successfully make them reality was, in our eyes, quite miraculous. The best testimony to your workmanship and attention to detail is that visitors (including us!) cannot possibly tell the remodel work from the standing original work!
Having been through extensive remodeling projects in the past, we were especially impressed with your uncanny accuracy in forecasting costs and time projections.
"Your ability to develop innovative plans from scratch and successfully make them reality was, in our eyes, quite miraculous."
Your meticulous and easy-to-follow record-keeping was tremendously helpful to us. To have a job completed at below projected cost is a testament to your careful planning, honesty and unquestionable integrity.Your immediate availability throughout the project when small problems arose made this project almost worry free for us. We will highly recommend you without any reservations for anyone looking for a talented, honest, hard-working, incredibly friendly, and highly professional building contractor. We will be happy to be used as a reference for any future clients
Thanks again for a wonderful job.”
Jeff and Faye Greenwald
“Carlos Posada builds not merely houses, but lives. He creates places to dine, giggle, rest, languish and love. He has a passion for quality details while managing the most complex project with hundreds of moving parts. A prized combination of qualities in a manager.
He is respected by the area’s finest subcontractors that clamor to work with him while balancing effectively being your advocate.
He is budget conscience as if it were his own money. His honesty is beyond question.
As one of the biggest investments one will make, I trust Carlos with my whole heart and would build again with him if given the opportunity.”
"He is respected by the area's finest subcontractors that clamor to work with him while balancing effectively being your advocate."
“Our home was started and completed while we lived in Ohio, yet the communication and your ability to exercise your judgment compensated for our not being available on a daily basis. We have built five residences over a period of years, each in different states… Working with you has been the best home building experience we have ever had.
You have met and exceeded out hopes and expectations. We sincerely appreciated your hands-on involvement, starting with the design and countless suggestions throughout construction. …your follow-up has been outstanding.
Your staff and subcontractors have also contributed to the project being a success. Their help through construction, and after completion is appreciated.
Our thanks to all at Posada Enterprises.”
We sincerely appreciated your hands-on involvement, starting with the design and countless suggestions throughout construction... your follow-up has been outstanding."
Dan and Ricki McCurdy
“The purpose of this letter is not only to thank Carlos Posada for building our home in Winter Park, but also to recommend him to anyone who wants to have a rewarding experience when building a home.
Carlos has a sincere passion in what he does and prides himself upon what he builds. Every nail, every door, ever window, every detail is thought out. Carlos’ work is his art and we couldn’t be any happier with our masterpiece!
It has been a pleasure working with Carlos and we have always felt very comfortable because of his genuine honesty.”
"Every nail, every door, every window, every detail is thought out. Carlos’ work is his art and we couldn’t be any happier with our masterpiece!"
Gavin & Annette Ford
“Carlos worked in the capacity of general contractor for us in renovating our 6,500 square foot home. The work involved an external addition to enlarging an existing laundry room, and a variety of changes affecting every room in the house. During the eight month period there were many sub-contractors on the property, all under Carlos’ direction.
We would highly recommend Carlos to anyone considering building or renovating.Like himself, the people he chose to work for him were reliable and for the most part conscientious.
He is very conscientious and concerned about making his customers happy. He makes a special effort to keep the client informed as to the status of the progress of the work. He always has a very professional and friendly manner. No matter how stressful the
situation becomes, he seems to have all under control and tries to keep his sense of humor and will do anything to make everything work out.”
"No matter how stressful the situation becomes, Carlos seems to have all under control and tries to keep his sense of humor and will do anything to make everything work out.”
Diana and Simon Raab
“It is almost hard to put into words how pleased we are with our new home. Working with you, as our builder was the best decision we could have made. The process was incredibly enjoyable, smooth and very exciting. Your expertise was invaluable in the design process, in fact you solved problems with our plans even while they were being designed that simply enhanced what we wanted.
The day to day building was wonderful to watch. The selections of the interior finishes and fixtures was easy and fun. You helped us stay close to our budget with your thorough guidance, great ideas and reporting. All in all, it was one of the most enjoyable undertakings we have ever made!
Our special thanks to you for building ‘Walker Haven.”
"Working with you, as our builder, was the best decision we could have made. The process was incredibly enjoyable, smooth and very exciting."
Larry and Jan Walker
“It is difficult to convey in a letter the pure joy that comes from living in the home built by Posada Custom Homes at in Winter Park. When I first saw the home under construction as a spec home I saw my family there for many years to come.
One problem: the time necessary to build a home and oversee the construction was not possible for me as a single mother and business owner. Knowing the reputation of your firm I thought perhaps I could turn it all to you to do and complete as if I did not enter the process and that it was we agreed to do. Posada did much more than that.
Carlos built this home as if it were for his family with such care, detail, quality, workmanship and love. My family has lived in the home for four months, yet I feel that I have been there my whole life and know that my children will be here with there families many years from now.
I smile each time a car drives by and SLOWS to soak in the quality that shines from the street. I have had several people stop and shyly ask if they can take a peek. I welcome them all inside and consider myself a proud family member of Posada Custom Homes.
Thank you with love.”
"Carlos built this home as if it were for his family with such care, detail, quality, workmanship and love."
Leila Jammal Nodarse
“It was truly an enjoyable experience to work with Carlos through this very important process of building our home in Windsong.
My wife, Kathie, and I really appreciated the hands-on involvement that Carlos provided. We also worked closely with our project manager, Randy, but Carlos was also involved in every stage of the process. We found this very impressive because this is not common to the construction industry.
We had routine weekly meetings where would meet at the property to discuss each and every stage of the building process. This was a wonderful way to understand the entire process and to make any changes along the way with minimal expense.
Kathie is an interior designer and was extremely impressed with Carlos’ overall understanding of design to match the style of our home. Carlos made sure that the details in our home were specific to the “French Chateau” style we built.
In addition to a very enjoyable process, I feel that Carlos also built our home at a very reasonable cost. I can’t say enough about Carlos and his staff. They are incredible.”
David P. Allen
"I really appreciated the hands-on involvement that Carlos provided. We had routine weekly meetings where we would meet at the property to discuss each and every stage of the building process."
“As we begin the new year, I have to write you to express how much we have enjoyed working with you over the last several years.
As people walk through our home, they continually marvel at the fine detail of craftsmanship and selection of finishes. Repeatedly, people ask who built the house and who came up with such a great floor plan. It is our pleasure to let them know it is you who did it all from the smallest design concept to the last bit of bricks and mortar.
In my professional endeavors, I hope that my clients will be as satisfied with my work as we have been with yours.”
Orman L. Kimbrough, Jr.
"As people walk through our home, they continually marvel at the fine detail of craftsmanship and selection of finishes. Repeatedly, people ask who built the house and who came up with such a great floor plan."
“Beth and I have been in our new house for three months now. Both of us would like to say thank you. Our home has turned out even nicer than our expectations and just as importantly, the cost was within budget.
There were hundreds of decisions to make and multiple problems to a solve which are inevitable when building a custom home. Our questions, concerns, and anxieties were always addressed with your prompt attention and professionalism. Hopefully this will be our last house, but if we ever do decide to move again, we will without hesitation ask you to be our builder.”
"Our home has turned out even nicer than our expectations and just as importantly, the cost was within budget."
Delos R. Clift, M.D.
“We would like to thank you for everything that you did in the design and construction of our new home. Your remarkable vision allowed us to carve our home into the lot and still preserve the natural beauty of surrounding trees, neighboring woods and Lake Eulalia. We marvel at how well you did this when we sit on the back porch and realize our “home in the country” is actually in the middle of a major metropolitan area. Your attention to details of how the final product would both look and function was extraordinary. There were no surprises, and we applaud you for your commitment to the budget and the time line.
"There is no question that your superb skills as a builder are responsible for the project going so smoothly."
As you know, we have never owned a home built after 1935, and we entered into this project with a great deal of trepidation. Although many friends warned us how arduous building a home could be, and some even discouraged us from doing it, the amount of time that we spent with you before even clearing the lot was extremely valuable to us. After the construction, the weekly meetings and your availability when we had questions quickly allayed all of our fears. We sincerely appreciated your professionalism. There is no question that your superb skills as a builder are responsible for the project going so smoothly. We would not hesitate to give you our highest recommendation to anyone who is interested in building a home. In fact, please feel free to have prospective clients contact us.”
Diane and Ian Nathanson
“A few years ago my wife and I made the decision to build our new home on a most intriguing and challenging property in Orange County. I inquired about possible contractors among my colleagues in the construction industry and received strong recommendations about Posada Enterprises. After interviews, preliminary pricing and an unavoidable delay, we contracted with Carlos Posada to build our house.
Now that the house is completed and I look back on the process, I can honestly say that it has been a very rewarding
Carlos was most attentive, creative with details and solutions, and very resourceful in solving the many specialized custom situations on our home. He has been an excellent communicator throughout the process, always being available when problems and questions arose.
Posada Enterprises builds a quality residence at a fair price with good documentation of monthly draws and detailed costs. I recommend him to anyone who is looking for a quality product with minimum apprehension during the construction process.
I would appreciate the opportunity to amplify my experiences with Posada Enterprises at any time.”
"Carlos was most attentive, creative with details and solutions, and very resourceful in solving the many specialized custom situations on our home. He has been an excellent communicator throughout the process, always being available when problems and questions arose."
Thomas R. Hurley, AIA
“Lynn and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you, and your team, for completing the final touches on the house. We are delighted with our new home, and continually enjoy it as a family and while entertaining friends.
People often say “you’ll only build a house once.” It can be a burdensome experience, especially for tough customers like me! However, your attention to detail and personal service made this an enjoyable experience for us. You continually demonstrated, beyond our expectations, your commitment to quality and excellence.
"We will always remember Carlos Posada as being very honest, fair, hard working and most of all, a true artisan!"
The final confirmation of your attention to detail came to us this past week. We have been in the house for over six months now, and you mentioned that you were going to replace the corbels in the gathering room. They did not meet your exacting standards for quality, “they just weren’t perfect.” In the end, you were more stringent in your requirements than we were. We really appreciate that quality about you.
Homebuilders earn a variety of reputations. We will always remember Carlos Posada as being very honest, fair, hard working and most of all, a true artisan!
We love the house, and do not plan to build another one any time soon. But if we did, we would never consider another builder. We are more than pleased, and during the process we made a new friend!
Blessings for continued success.”
“Carlos…oversaw the renovations of my master bedroom. This project was done during a very stressful time in our lives. Renovating a house can be very disruptive to one’s family. Mr. Posada’s kind demeanor and genuine honesty made this project much more palatable. I am so satisfied with his work that I have contracted him to build my new house.”
"I am so satisfied with his work that I have contracted him to build my new house.”