New Custom Farmhouse in Williston by Boutwell Contracting & Development

Boutwell Contacting and Development are proud to announce completion of a gorgeous, modern farmhouse built in Williston, Florida.

If you are interested in custom home construction in the Ocala Marion County area, please contact Jason or Garett Boutwell at

Williston Farmhouse Highlights (scroll below for an image gallery)

  • Completely custom new home design
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 full bathrooms and 2 half-bathrooms
  • 3 car garage connected through unique covered breezeway
  • Game room
  • Multi-purpose Den
  • The house is 5,523 square feet total with 3,534 Sq. ft. living space.


New Home Construction in Ocala

Boutwell Contracting & Development is pleased to present these photos from our latest Ocala custom home construction in Woodfield Crossings.  This new custom home from Boutwell Contracting & Development is 3,036 sq ft and has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Home features include:

Floorplan in Woodfield Crossing, new home construction in Ocala
Click to view 1st and 2nd floor floorplans
  • 10 ft. ceilings
  • Low E windows
  • 2 car garage
  • Front and rear porches
  • Trim and wood sills
  • Sound insulation between floors and interior walls
  • 16 SEER HVAC
  • Hardi-board siding over house wrap

Click on any image to enlarge.

Buy Decision Simplified with a Home Buyer Warranty

Buying a new home is one of the largest investments you will ever make, which is why it’s important to ensure your home comes with protection. As a 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty® (2-10 HBW) builder member, Boutwell Contracting & Development provides every home we build with 10 full years of structural home warranty protection from the nation’s leading home warranty company.

Why a Structural Warranty?

What does being a 2-10 HBW member mean for your home?
2-10 HBW only accepts the best builders into their program. To become a member, Boutwell Contracting & Development went through an extensive screening process that measures our building practices against strict underwriting guidelines to ensure we maintain a high quality product in addition to a careful inspection of our workmanship. With the purchase of your new home, you’ll receive a copy of the structural home warranty contract that explains what is covered as well as a maintenance booklet to give you tips on how to care for your home. In addition, the warranty is fully-transferable, which increases the resale value of your home.


  • 10 full years of structural defect coverage for load-bearing components.
  • 2 full years of systems surety coverage against defects in wiring, piping, and ductwork in electrical, plumbing, heating, cooling, ventilating, and mechanical systems.
  • 1 full year of surety coverage against defects in workmanship and materials.

*Please take the time to read and understand your structural home warranty contract. Call us at 800.488.8844 with questions about any part of the warranty you do not understand.

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Custom Stairs built by Boutwell

A closer look at custom-stair building by Boutwell

At Boutwell, our slogan is “BuiltWell by Boutwell” and this custom-made stair project in Ocala, is a prime example of our capabilities. The Fernandez family trusted us to help them create a beautiful, lasting stairway that complements their home in Ocala, Florida.

The approach:
First, Garett Boutwell met with the client to lay out the project details. Then he accompanied them to a local sawmill to peruse wood types, and they selected walnut.

Building a Custom Stairway with Walnut:
After the sawmill cut the selected pieces to have a straight edge on one side Garett then made the other cuts and straight edges. A planer was used for precise, flat boards cut to fit this unique space. Multiple rounds of sanding were needed to ensure the smooth surface in order to take the finish. Polyurethane was applied to achieve a glossy finish. Lastly, custom handrails were ordered and fabricated to complete the custom look.

View the process photos, and final results below.

If we can be of service to you for custom construction in the Ocala Marion County area, please don’t hesitate to call us for a quote.

Boutwell Contracting & Development builds custom metal buildings in Ocala, Marion Count

Metal buildings by Boutwell add function, flexibility & savings

One of Boutwell’s specialties is metal buildings. Metal buildings offer flexibility and affordability. They proudly serve the community they live in and build in the following surrounding communities: Ocala, Marion County, Inverness in Citrus County and the Villages in Sumter and Lake County.

A recent metal building project consisted of a 25,000 square foot structure for SECO Energy, which serves 200,000 families and business across seven counties in Central Florida. Boutwell was honored to win the bid to create SECO’s annual meeting metal building, along with many other new structures during the course of the project.

Metal Buildings Gallery

Metal buildings are increasing in popularity and can be used for a number functions including a simple steel garage, a metal warehouse or distribution center, a steel church, a metal barn or steel riding arena.

Rest assured that the each and every construction project will meet Florida’s strict building codes. Is a metal building right for your next central Florida project? Tell us what you have in mind.  (or send us an e-mail)

In addition to new construction, Boutwell Contracting and Developing also does remodel projects big and small. Our greatest satisfaction is a job well done, regardless of size.

A Testimonial from a recent client of Boutwell:

A testimonial for Boutwell Contracting & Development, via Facebook
A testimonial for Boutwell Contracting & Development, via Facebook
Ocala Summer Kitchen by Boutwell Construction

Add an Outdoor Kitchen to your Ocala Home

As the summer months approach, now is the time to start building your outdoor kitchen!! No matter what you’re looking for Boutwell can built it! We have constructed a variety of custom outdoor kitchens that range from a small, efficient space all the way up to elaborate over-the-top, high end entertainment spaces. Give us a call today to discuss what we can do to add quality to your outdoor lifestyle!

Call Boutwell about adding an outdoor kitchen. Make the most of the coming Florida Summer:  352-680-0386

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Summer Kitchen in Ocala, FL by Boutwell Construction
Summer Kitchen in Ocala, FL by Boutwell Construction

Build your home before you build it with Boutwell 3D renderings

“Build your home before you build it.” Boutwell Contracting & Development now offers 3D plan renderings! Whether you already have plans, or need plans, we can give you an accurate visualization of your project. We can apply real colors and textures to the interior and exterior.

We can even layout your furniture if you’d like. The great thing about a 3D rendering is that you can tweak your project to perfection. We can add or move walls to maximize efficiency and so much more!

Five Low-Cost Ways to Winterize Your Home

winterize“Baby it’s cold outside” is not just a song you hear at Christmastime. You’re likely to hear these words often during January or February here in Ocala as temperatures can drop to freezing or below.

Just recently we saw low temperatures in the 30s and a high of only 48. This first blast of arctic air can have many homeowners wondering what they can do to best fend off winter’s attack.

As general contractors and home builders in Ocala, we at Boutwell Contracting & Development want to help our clients and readers of this blog winterize their homes and save energy. While we all like to stay warm inside our homes, no one likes a giant heating bill afterwards. With that in mind, here are five low-cost ways to winterize your home.

Keep Out the Drafts

Install weather stripping along the bottom of your exterior doors. This can prevent heat from escaping from your home. Also go old school and use a draft-dodger like your grandmother did. If you don’t havea one, simply roll up a towel and press it against the bottom of your door to keep the cold air out. Drafts like that can waste 5 to 30 percent of your energy use, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Boutwell_Blog_FiveWaystoWinterizeYourHome_Image02Reverse Your Ceiling Fan Flow

People often think ceiling fans are just for the summer. But if you reverse the fan direction to clockwise, it can actually be beneficial during the winter, too. This pulls warm air up to the ceiling and circulates it back into the living space. Doing so can cut your heating bills by up to 10 percent.

Change your Filters

Make sure you change your filters on your heating unit every month during the winter. This helps to ensure your unit is running properly. Dirty filters can restrict airflow and cause the unit to run longer, which can result in a higher bill. And no one wants that.

Turn Down Your Water Heater

We all like warm showers during the winter. They’re a must for sure. But water heaters are typically set at 140 degrees when they are installed, which is hotter than we really need. In fact, it can actually be unsafe if you have children in the home. It also takes energy to get the water that hot so consider reducing the temperature to 120 degrees or lower. This could reduce your water heating costs by 6 to 10 percent.

Boutwell_Blog_FiveWaystoWinterizeYourHome_Image01Watch that Thermostat

Last but not least is the thermostat. Sure you want your house to be warm during the winter but don’t overdo it. You don’t need to be walking around your house in shorts and a bikini. The Department of Energy suggests setting it at 68 degrees during the day and lower when you go to bed. Wear a sweater or grab your favorite fleece or sweatshirt to wear around the house. Turning down the thermostat 10 to 15 degrees for at least eight hours can save 5 to 15 percent a year on your heating bill. The savings can be as much as 1 percent for each degree if the period is eight hours or longer. You may want to consider a programmable thermostat that lets you schedule adjustments.

What do you think about these low-cost ways to winterize your home? Do you have others to share? Comment below or on any of our social channels. And if you’re in the market for a new custom-built home, contact us today. We’d love to build you an brand new energy-efficient home that will keep your family warm and save energy at the same time.