Ernie White built his first home in 1974. It just so happens, it was for himself. This experience ignited a desire to want to build homes the way people would want a home to be built.
Right away Ernie knew if he was going to build a quality home, he needed to make sure he knew how to do it right. In 1978, he became a State-Certified Residential Building Contractor. He then preceed to get his Certified Building Contractor License. Recently, he became a Certified Home Inspector.
After many trials and persistent hard work, Ernie garnished his first prestiges award in 1986 where he won the PCBA "Builder of the Year" Award. But that wouldn't be all. Since 1981, Ernie White Construction has participated in every Parade of Homes to date and his homes have taken home Parade Winners in the following years: 1981, 1985, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and most recently, 2012. EWC has also received two "Reader's Choice Awards" from the Lakeland Ledger.
While awards and accolades certainly have their place, we feel the true measure of our success is our people. Some members of our staff have been with us for over 20 years, working through multiple economic woes and real estate struggles. Through it all we have never had to comprise on the quality of the home we provide.
Ernie also brought on his son, Anthony, after he graduated from high school. Anthony begun as a framer and is now a Construction Supervisor.With this dynamic family team and a solid reputation, it is no wonder second and, even third generation, homeowners have chosen us.
Over the last 35 years, Ernie White Construction has not only developed more than 2500 homes in the Central Florida area, but has also developed multiple commercial projects, including Office and Apartment buildings, Subdivison developments, and our exclusive Lake James Community.
A huge part of the success of EWC is a majority of our homeowners are repeat business. Many of them are on their third and fourth "White House". Our quality construction, willingness to accomodate owners with special needs, and our desire to make your home truly your own is a process we have perfected over time. We feel that approach will allow us to continue to be successful, withstanding the test of time.