New Home Construction

Trinity Custom Homes specializes in custom home construction. We understand the processes necessary to ensure a quality project from beginning to end. This process looks different for each of our projects. Whether you have your lot and design team in place already or need assistance in finding the right lot and right design team for your project we can help. We work with the areas most talented design teams and some of the areas best agents.

Some of our clients have both their lot secured and design team in place when we meet. Whichever the case may be we can assist in the process to ensure you project is well planned and executed.

There are three phases to the new construction process.

  1. Pre-construction services

  2. Construction Phase and

  3. Completion Phase.

Pre Construction Services:

Our process begins with reviewing the plans and preparing a three dimensional virtual model of your new home to ensure the highest degree of accuracy and planning. Utilizing both this virtual model as well as the plans we are able to offer suggestions for value engineering if necessary as well as prepare much more accurate material takeoffs.

During this phase we work through all of the project details in order to ensure a complete and accurate budget. Additional all selections and scheduling takes place during this process.

Construction Process:

During the construction process we utilize a series of processes and procedures to ensure a quality, project not just in workmanship, but also in budgeting and scheduling. Utilizing in-process review techniques, we make sure that all work is verified and checked prior to moving on to the next scope of work.

The in process review relies heavily on our use of control lines, and benchmarks to ensure the highest level of accuracy in each of our projects.

Completion Process:

Upon completion of the home, we work with vendors and trade partners to deliver a turnkey home. By working with the clients in the final months of the project we work to reduce the final punch list be providing a myriad of protective products to protect each finish in the home from being damaged. In the final stages of the project, all protective products are removed and the home is professionally cleaned and delivered to the client to enjoy for years to come.


Our team is typically handling 4-6 new construction projects at any one time. Most of our projects have durations of 14-24 months. We typically will be closing 3-4 new construction projects each year. 

Our team has extensive knowledge and experience with building waterfront homes. Because of this most of our projects are in these locations. However, we are not limited in only building waterfront homes.

Price per square foot is not an accurate metric for custom home building. Each home we build is completely unique. Location, design, level of finishes and type of construction have big impacts on total costs. When we calculate cost per square foot, it is based on square footage under air conditioning. Some homes have extensive outdoor living areas, while others do not. Similarly, some homes have large garage spaces. These areas are not counted under the price per square foot metric. Our projects range from $600 pr sq foot to $1,500 per sq foot. Some of our extremely detailed projects have exceeded $2,000 per square foot.

What is important to us is that there is a clear understanding of the budget prior to the design phase to ensure that we can build a home that meets your expectations regarding quality, budget, and schedule.

We pride ourselves on our ability to set very clear and realistic pricing goals early in the process. It is our mission to provide our clients with realistic budgeting early on to allow them to make sound financial decisions. We have tracked our record over the past few years when it comes to budget and schedule. In full transparency our over under range for these two metrics currently stands at:

Budget over / under:  

  • Worst: +5.36% of total contract value – $600k total contract
  • Best: -4.38% of total contract value – $9.2M total contract

Schedule over / under:

  • Worst: 37 days past contract schedule – (18 month build during pandemic)
  • Best: 87 days ahead of schedule – (28 month build during pandemic)

Our use of technology is hands down the largest differentiator in our market. Having the ability to build each project virtually prior to breaking ground gives us a clear path for success. Issues relating to structure, finishes, and scheduling can be vetted prior to the first shovel hitting the ground. This gives us the ability to effectively build your home twice. Anytime you’re able to do the same task twice, you’re able to bring efficiency to the forefront on the second try. 

We offer full time project management for each of our custom home builds. Your project will be staffed with a project supervisor whose sole job is your project. There are no other projects that individual is responsible for. When your project is staffed with full time supervision, the potential for mistakes, schedule delays and budget impacts decrease substantially.

We employee a full-time team of carpenters that has been with us for years. They know our systems; they know our standards as well as our expectations. For most of our projects, we can self-perform framing, finish carpentry as well as many other scopes of work for our projects. Our carpenters are some of the most talented in the area and only work on our projects.

We enjoy building many styles of architecture and are not confined to any one style. Whether you are looking for a custom home in the modern, coastal, traditional, or west indies style, we have you covered. Truth be told, we love a challenge. We enjoy the complex and detailed projects that require ultimate precision and quality.


We consulted with Trinity Construction because we were having problems with our new home builder not meeting electable on warranty repairs. Jay was able to give us some priceless insights, industry knowledge, and point out numerous problems going on during the construction. Thanks to his walk through, we were able to get our home builder warranty department to replace several things in our home that we could have missed without his expertise and knowledge. He also brought attention to some serious hazards that were going on during construction. He was straight forward and honest, which I greatly appreciated.
When I think of Mike and his team over at Trinity Construction and design the first things that come to mind are trust, honesty, and integrity. I met Mike when he was brought in on a new-build to take over for a contractor who lost those values. I refer him to friends and colleagues and have received calls back thanking me for introducing them to Mike and his team. As a licensed home inspector I’ve seen my share of sloppy workmanship but I’ve stood in some of Mike’s luxury builds and my parents and I both live in two of his remodels and his attention to detail is unmatched.
The professionalism I have experienced working with Jay, the VP of Operations, has been unequaled. He is detail oriented and never misses a thing. He is equitable, honest, and quick to respond.
Trinity Construction is undeniably impressive. Their craftsmanship and professionalism shows through their work. If you’re looking for an insightful and talented team who does it all, look no further.
Michael Cocozza and his team at Trinity Construction & Design without a doubt do the BEST JOB EVER!!! They renovated our 1968 villa and we couldn’t be happier with the end result! If quality construction and craftsmanship are important to you, then you’ll want to use Trinity Construction & Design for your next project!!!
If you’re looking to build a house or remodel in Sarasota, Mike Cocozza and Company at Trinity Construction are the best in the area. They offer great customer service, great attention to detail and amazing results. Building a house is the orchestration of hundreds of tradesmen working together to complete a single goal and the way Trinity Construction facilitates this process is unparalleled. You may find a cheaper price but you will not find better value.

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