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Divco Custom Homes has been building Southwest Florida’s most recognizable luxury custom homes for over 40 years. Our address book of more than 1,200 custom homes reads like the who’s who of Southwest Florida with notable homes in prestigious gated communities and waterfront neighborhoods in Naples, Marco Island, Estero, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel Island and Captiva.

Satisfaction is Our Highest Priority!

What matters most to us is the complete satisfaction of each and every Divco Custom Homes’ homeowner. Since 1984, over one thousand families have entrusted us with the construction of a custom home that captures their individuality, while eliminating the hassles and stress often associated with the process.

Owner Stephen Kauffman and a core group of senior management executives oversee the best building, financing and design team in Southwest Florida. Our entire team of professionals – from administration to construction to financing – have decades of experience and a common dedication to customer service.

Building a custom home in Florida is one of life’s milestones. Divco Custom Homes is dedicated to making it an enjoyable and exciting experience that enhances your life.

Meet our team

Stephen Kauffman

Stephen Kauffman Owner & CEO

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Stephen moved to Naples in 1977 from Colorado and graduated from Barron Collier High School in its first graduating class. In 1983, he graduated from The University of Notre Dame with a degree in Business Administration, and joined Divco Construction.  By 1985 he was promoted to President of the company, purchasing it in 1990 from its founder. Through the majority of its corporate history, Stephen has been involved in all of its home building activities.  He guided the company from a small three-person company in the early 1980’s to a company with over $50,000,000 in annual sales. Stephen holds a Class A State of Florida Contractors License and a Real Estate Brokers License.
Mark Eastman

Mark Eastman President & Marco Island Project Manager

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A native of upstate New York, Mark moved to Naples in 1977 and has been involved in the local construction industry for 37 years. His education includes studies in architecture, drafting and construction management. As President of Divco for nearly 30 years, his responsibilities are many and varied. They include working directly with homeowners to design their custom homes, determine specifications, set budgets, and oversee and inspect the construction process of their new home.
Ron Glace

Ron Glace COO & Director of Construction

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Ron moved to Florida from Pennsylvania in 1980 and has been working in the construction industry ever since that time. Joining the Divco Custom Homes team in 2005 and as the current Director of Construction, Ron oversees all construction management and maintains a strong working relationship with homeowners and contractors. He holds a Class A State of Florida Contractors License and is certified as a Green Builder from the University of South Florida.
Alan Foster

Alan Foster VP of Sales & Marketing

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As the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Alan is responsible for product development and sales in Naples, Miromar Lakes and Babcock Ranch.  His education includes the University of Miami School of Architecture and Construction Management and he holds a Florida Real Estate brokers license.  Alan has been a resident of Collier County since the early 60's and possesses over 45 years of related industry experience including the past 17 years as a member of Divco Custom Homes.
Shane Kauffman

Shane Kauffman CFO & Business Operations Manager

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As the Chief Financial Officer, Shane Kauffman oversees the corporate finance, accounting and risk management for Divco. Born and raised in Naples, he earned his Master’s in Accounting and his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. Prior to joining Divco in 2016, Shane worked with PricewaterhouseCooper’s FS insurance tax practice in Philadelphia. He also holds a Florida Real Estate Sales Associate License.
Patti Ferguson

Patti Ferguson New Home Sales Consultant

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Originally hailing from Philadelphia, PA, Patti holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Temple University in Philadelphia, an Associates of Science degree from Endicott College in Boston, and a Certificate in Executive Management from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Prior to moving to Southwest Florida, she spent over 25 years in broadcasting and cable television advertising sales working with clients on Madison Avenue, as well as Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Most recently she was the National Sales Manager for the CBS TV station in Memphis TN. Patti has a strong passion for real estate and maintains a moral and ethical sales philosophy of upholding her professionalism throughout all client transactions.
Kerry Reed

Kerry Reed New Home Sales Consultant

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Originally from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Kerry moved to Naples in 1986. He attended Eckerd College where he earned his Associate of Arts and went on to study Marketing at the University of Florida. Kerry has been a New Homes Sales Consultant for over 30 years with numerous builders and developers throughout Southwest Florida. He is a Certified New Home Specialist, having promoted and sold over 500 homes over the course of his career. He joins the team as a New Homes Sales Consultant for the Miromar Lakes and greater-Naples area.
Adam Owen

Adam Owen New Home Sales Consultant

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Adam Owen, a Kalamazoo, Michigan native, moved to Southwest Florida in 1991. In college he studied Business and has held an active real estate license since 1992. In addition to his 10 years of experience in custom home sales, as well as custom home building specific to Southwest Florida, Adam holds a Florida Contractors License and has been involved with the building and selling new homes in Naples and Fort Myers for nearly 30 years. He joins Divco as a New Homes Sales Consultant for the Naples area.
Chase Kauffman

Chase Kauffman Purchasing

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Chase oversees the purchasing department for Divco. Like his older brother, Chase was born, raised, and graduated high school in in Naples. He attended Xavier University where he majored in Business Management. Prior to joining Divco, Chase returned to Naples to work as a superintendent for DR Horton, joining our team in January 2019.
Kevin Paver

Kevin Paver CAD Designer

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Kevin is a native of Chicago, Illinois and moved to Southwest Florida after his time spent in the Navy as a nuclear engineer. He brings over 10 years of AutoCAD and building design experience to Divco with a strict focus on plan accuracy and Florida building code compliance. Armed with his passion for the construction industry, along with his extensive knowledge in programs such as AutoCAD, Sketchup and Photoshop, Kevin provides a unique and engaging design experience for his clients when building their dream home in this beautiful area.
Kathleen Scanlan

Kathleen Scanlan Interior Design Lead

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A native of Chicago, Kathleen has been working with Divco Custom Homes as their Interior Design lead for 22 years. Kathleen specializes in project management for clients and spec homes as well as model merchandising. In her role, Kathleen takes clients through the interior design process to ensure their home is truly a dream home. Additionally, she assembles an expert team of professionals from carpentry, to drapery, accessorizing and more for flawless projects.

Recognized by our peers

2-10 Home Buyers Warranty

Divco Custom Homes has participated in the 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty program for nearly 30 years and has been recognized as both a Diamond and Elite award winner, one of only eight builders in the United States to receive the Elite award.

National Association of Home Builders

Divco Custom Homes is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, one of the largest trade associations in the United States, based upon 2011 annual budgets.

Collier County Building Industry

The Collier County Building Industry (CBIA) has recognized Divco Custom Homes with their Sand Dollar Awards for outstanding custom design achievements.

Lee County Builders Industry Association

The Lee County Builders Industry Association (BIA) has awarded Divco Custom Homes several of their prestigious Pinnacle Awards.