At CornerStone Homes, we seek to design and build homes with excellence. We focus on quality craftsmanship, beautiful and functional designs, affordable pricing and outstanding customer engagement and communication. Those are the ideals on which CornerStone Homes is built. We don’t believe a person is defined by a house, but we do believe a house should be defined by the people that live in it. No two homes should be alike anymore than two people are alike. Words like “production home” or “track housing” aren’t a part of our vocabularies. At CornerStone, we set ourselves apart by approaching each home as an opportunity to create something deliberately and uniquely designed to meet our client’s needs.
Under the leadership of industry veteran Mark Downing, CornerStone Homes has thrived to the point of becoming one of Northeast Florida’s premier home builders. Mark started CornerStone Homes in 2002 after twenty years with Holmes Lumber and Builder’s First Source and has served as the past president of the Northeast Florida Builders Association.
Building homes for people is Mark Downing’s passion and he has sought to surround himself with others equally as passionate.
Mark has lived most of his life in Jacksonville and is a graduate of Terry Parker High School and the University of North Florida. Hard work and ability are important to him, but so are integrity and a healthy work-life balance. Mark’s most precious times are spent with his wife Becky, their three children, Josh, Danielle and Caleb, and their five grandchildren.
It’s not enough to have a great philosophy and great leadership; you need a great team to make a plan a reality. We can teach someone to swing a hammer or draw a set of plans, but it’s a lot harder to teach good character. That’s what it’s all about for us – character. We treat people the way we’d want to be treated, and we build homes as if it were our own family living in them.
That kind of commitment to our customers has yielded seven consecutive Golden Laurel Service Awards, the highest honor in recognition of outstanding customer care attainable, from the Northeast Florida Builders’ Association.
By striving for integrity at every level and aligning ourselves with the most capable partners in the industry; from framers to lenders, developers to interior designers; we are able to deliver a superior product at highly competitive prices. And we build relationships and have fun while we do it.
That’s the CornerStone way.