josh wynne construction


Services Provided
We offer pre-construction services to assist you and your design team in your efforts at cost control. We are a full service construction company. We will bid/build your previously designed project or we can work in a design/build capacity with your design team. We also offer full design services in a design/build format as well.

Areas Served
Sarasota and Manatee Counties

Typical Job Cost
$200/sqft - $500/sqft

Business Description
We are a small custom home builder who also provides design/build services. We specialize in unique, sustainable, high quality homes. In fact, we have designed and built some of the highest scoring LEED Platinum homes in the US including the Power Haus, the highest scoring LEED home ever certified (118) as of April 2011.

Certification and Awards
www.joshwynneconstruction.com/awards/ We have won numerous national awards including several BALA's, many awards from the DOE, the LEED Outstanding Project of the Year 2011 at GreenBuild in Toronto and countless state and regional awards.
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Sarasota, FL US 
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Josh Wynne 
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Address:
1925 barber rd
Sarasota, FL 34240 
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(941) 378-3379 
License #:
CGC062581 
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What Goes With Dark Wood Floors?

Avoid a too-heavy look or losing your furniture in a sea of darkness with these pairing ideas for flooring in deep tones Full Story
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We don't use dark floors too often in my neck of the woods, but here are a few of my projects...
July 16, 2014 at 10:20am     
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vickimayes
I love my dark floors. I've mixed cherry wood with the dark floor. Lots of coral and white makes it pop!
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I've had my laminate floors for 10 years and they are as beautiful as when they were new, No pets, though.
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Bathroom Workbook: 10 Elements of Industrial Style

Turn your bath into a captain of industry with raw materials, exposed plumbing and a focus on functionality Full Story
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I love these! Here is my contribution. These are more "Cabin Industrial"
July 16, 2014 at 10:14am     
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Otta Decorate!
I am in the middle of designing a clients bathroom in a "industrial meets urban edge" style. (I'm another lover of juxtaposition.) This involves Banksy graffiti tiles on one wall with white subway on the remaining three walls. We will be making the vanity out of metal piping topped with an oversized rectangular vessel sink as we have been unable to source one that suits our needs/style. Its great to see and hear everyones take on industrial.
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AliciaTappDesigns Images on Tiles
A mosaic mural can have an industrial feel depending on the image
http://www.mosaicsyourway.com
any image can be redesigned as a mosaic
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10 Ways to Hide That Air Conditioner

Feeling boxed in designing around your mini-split air conditioner? Try one of these clever disguises and distractions Full Story
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I use these systems often. A little design forethought goes a long way. Sometimes it is best to hide them in plain sight.
July 16, 2014 at 10:11am     
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I have a whole house AC, as original equipment. I added 4 mini-splits, because of uneven heating/cooling with the whole house system. Usually I can run one mini-split, plus one added floor fan to send cool air down stairs to cool the hottest bedroom and keep the downstairs feeling fresh. Much quieter and cheaper than using the whole house....HOWEVER, PLACING A SPLIT OVER FURNITURE CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS IN HUMID WEATHER. The splits usually empty outside without problems, but in high humidity they can drip a little excess moisture. I like a drip tray to protect my good wood. I have not found the portable units effective, and window units waste energy. These mini-splits are my favorite, but they do not handle temperatures as well over 100F/44C. They can also heat each room separately.
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好主意
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The Best of My Houzz: 20 Entryways That Draw You In

Offering a tantalizing taste of what’s to come, these entryways make a strong first impression Full Story
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Good stuff. I found it interesting that you focused on the interior side of the entry without mention of the approach to the entry door. I feel they are equally important. Here are a few of my exterior entry spaces...
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Or if you like to live a little, perhaps you'll like walking across floating concrete pads to the entry door...
July 14, 2014 at 3:28pm   
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calkelley
Shakuff, the light fixture does draw the eye upward.
We have a fancy chandelier in our entry that I liked, but it certainly doesn't do the same. Our beautiful high ceilings could do with some highlighting.

Our entry is not finished. On one side is our early 19th century trimeau (mirror surrounded/topped by a painting) and the other is a low bench with great frame and zebra fabric. But it doesn't have enough presence yet.
Would love to add that pond in front. Sigh...
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Casual Coastal Style Done 6 Ways

Give your beachy style a British accent, a Southern twang or a crisp New England tone — whatever coastal style speaks to you, this can help Full Story
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alibonelli
This inland, New York girl is New England prep done sparingly. Except for one HUGE painting of my beloved outer banks.
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Thanks for sharing! Those are some really fun projects. I have done a few varieties of Coastal myself. It is fun to see how different client expectations can be when the words Casual Coastal are tossed around....
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The Secret to Pocket Doors' Success

Pocket doors can be genius solutions for all kinds of rooms — but it’s the hardware that makes all the difference. See why Full Story
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Pocket doors are great assuming you have the proper space for them. If not, they can be a nightmare. My recommendation is that you use this minimum standard calculation when planning a pocket door in an in-wall frame (for interior spaces): door thickness + 5/8" total clearance plus 1.5" frame space (3/4" each side of door)= minimum wall thickness. For example, a 1 3/8" door would be fine in a standard 3.5" frame wall. However, an 1 3/4" door should be set in a customized frame on a firred wall approximately 4" W. i know they make narrow set frames for thick doors in thin walls. Do not use them. The tolerances are too tight and they always fail in time (at least in my humid environment). It gets really fun when the clients don't want casings! I do a bazillion normal pocket doors but they are boring to photograph. I prefer the exposed barn door style. Some pocket, others lay in a recessed "flush" pocket. Attached are few of my typical details.
July 14, 2014 at 3:14pm   
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Donco Designs
Pocket doors are a great design feature that can help open up a room with limited space. Pocket doors can add style to a room while also providing privacy to an area.
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Kamm Architecture
We use either pocket doors or surface mounted doors on exposed tracks, depending on the application. I love the look of the exposed track hardware, but you need clear wall space to the side of the door opening in order to make it work. The door then becomes a design feature. A pocket door essentially disappears when open, so you can create a greater flow of space.
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Love the shelf Idea, do you have a link to where you got them. Or else, do they have a particular specification to be able to fit in the stone wall? Thank you
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The entire assembly was custom designed and built. It was not really that difficult for a pro. I am sure a good tile man and glass contractor could figure it out from my description on the detail images in this album.
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We custom built it. Look to your local craft mill to procure a "live edge" slab if you wish to buy one that does not cost $20k
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Do not follow the advice above to build your own propane fire-pit. Unless you are a licensed gas contractor, this is not a DIY project. There are inserts available at your local fireplace/grill store that are UL listed. Talk to them about the requirements of the "pit". Normal block/concrete/brick has air in it and can explode when super heated.
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Chicago Roof Deck & Garden
Our clients love contemporary.
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@Chicoago Roof Deck & Garden: Where do you get your modern fire pits from?
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I am a fan of the Whitney tops. I have used them in three projects in different spaces. If you are considering a grey cabinet, be sure to trend towards the cools greys, not the warm ones. Lite to dark is irrelevant. Either will look good. You can also use any of the cool whites. The same applies for your walls. Here are a few of my recent applications
June 27, 2014 at 6:21am   
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Nancy Travisinteriors
Dark gray on cabinets use brush nickel long pulls. On walls a softer gray White trim. Make sure you use paint made for cabinets. And test on walls by buying sample cans. The only way to see true color. Benjamin Moore has great grays to choose from. Backsplash use a stainless subway.
June 27, 2014 at 3:23pm   
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Rebecca Mitchell Interiors & Boutique
Based on the backsplash you posted, I would look for a grey with a hint of blue in it - that is a cool grey as Josh Wynne Construction mentions above. Make sure it has the same colour in the marble strips. Best way is to bring some grey paint chips home and look at different lights next to the backsplash. Hope this helps. Good luck from Montreal!
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Tankless gas hot water heaters work superbly when your home is designed and piped to work with one. My experience (which is extensive) is that the best results are attained when:

1) You have a compact water design which is to say that the furthest point of use should be no more than 30' from the heat source.
2) You install your hot water pipe in a looped design.
3) You install a recirculation pump and timer in the loop.
4) All hot water lines are insulated from the heater to the valves.

This allows the recirc pump to circulate hot water within the pipe during the hours of peak use (as set on your timer) meaning that you have instant hot at all sources. Outside of your recirc hours you will have to wait for the hottest water to reach the fixture. It is likely that your heater has a minimum flow requirement to ignite. Cracking the HW valve on a powder fixture will likely not be enough to ignite the unit. It is imperative to understand the flow restrictions on your unit and understand the GPM on your fixture. I deal with this by using the Eternal HW system which has a small 2 Gallon internal tank to draw from. This me ands that any drop in the tank will ignite the heater and deliver HW.

Hope that helps.
June 27, 2014 at 6:03am   
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Charles Ross Homes
To be sure, tank and tankless type hot water heaters have pros and cons. In my experience, the benefits of tankless type water heaters (I've owned two) are overstated. The most objective article I've found on the subject was published in Fine Homebuilding Magazine. The article is available online http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-to/articles/choosing-water-heaters-tank-and-tankless-options.aspx

Hopefully this article will help folks make an informed choice about which heater best meets their needs.
July 3, 2014 at 4:20am   
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forgot to mention also on my first house i had a 119 gal Amtrol indirect water heater. I had 4 bathrooms and never had any hot water problems. That really performed well. Temperature set was 150F in the tank and with a mixed valve, DHW supply temperature was set to 120F. So it has roughly 150 gallons of hot water and it was very energy efficient. heat loss was 1/2F per hour in stand by.

Those indirect heaters are also very good in terms of recovery. If i dont remember wrong, mine was supplying 250 for the first hour and 200 gallons per hour continuous after that first hour which was great.

The boiler + indirect water heater served 23 problem free years except one dielectric union failure on one of the unions in piping which was $45 and an expansion tank failure which was $80.

Disadvantage is it takes too much space :) You need a boiler and an indirect water heater. I had a pool in that house and house was radiant heated so boiler was used for heating everything in the house and it was not a big deal for me.

But this time, i have some space limitations. I need the area where the furnace and water heater is and taking 35sqft of an area in the middle of my soon to be man cave :)
That is why i am going with outdoor tankless.

No matter what, if it is designed correctly, a regular water heater, a boiler + indirect or a tankless water heater will work fine. If you are hiring a company, find a reputable one and ask for references. If you have a bad designed Boiler or a tankless system, it will give you more pain than gain.

Again, not the installation, design.. not even before purchasing, just do your homework and decide what is the demand and pick one of the heater types and select the best suitable one for your selection.
July 3, 2014 at 4:56am   
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Contractor Fees, Demystified

Learn what a contractor’s markups cover — and why they’re worth it Full Story
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Terri- You hit the nail on the head. That is the value of design/build.

amemm- The big issue is warranty and liability. If you provide your own material, you should expect to own any and all issues related to that material. If you have issues with the materials you provide, be prepared to cover the labor for removal and replacement as well as any other issues that arise from that process. It happens more often than you would think.
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Michelle Portesi
@mylilremodelproject - That is a GORGEOUS staircase. And it's one I wouldn't have attempted to design construction wise myself. That's why God created architects! Or even better, the craftsmen who specialize in building staircases. Having truly knowledgeable and skilled tradesmen are invaluable to construction companies, designers and homeowners alike. I have certainly relied on a master staircase builder on a few projects.
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Michelle Portesi Thanks for the input. I am very aware of what products cost and am great at choosing just the right thing to buy that is the best value (for me at least what that means is it looks good and is good quality, but I'm not paying extra for bells and whistles or for status.) And you are right that when you're talking about a high end house, nobody can get it through their heads that I don't want a $5000 commercial stove plus $5000 double wall ovens when I've used 2 ovens at once only a handful of times in my life.

One reason I would go with a higher end contractor is to get high quality work. Do lower end contractors have as good of subs? Or do the better subs work on the more expensive projects? I suspect the latter, and I do like attention to detail as we're talking about a $2m home. But also, there are numerous large picture windows that need to be replaced, large beams which are needed to make longer spans, etc. Seems like the higher end guys probably have more experience with that type of thing. But maybe you're onto something, and I should look for at least a mid-range contractor rather than a high end contractor. Maybe cost-wise I don't want someone who also works on $5M homes.

But I'm surprised to hear you say labor is cheap, because what I learned in my bathroom remodel is the opposite. What I came away with is to spend any amount of money you can on materials to make the job easier for the contractors, because at $55 an hour (or whatever your labor cost is), it adds up quickly. For example, solid surface shower wall panels seem expensive, but they are so quick to put up compared with tiling, it ends up way cheaper than tile. And spending more on rectified tiles (which are perfectly flat) is worth it compared to cheaper ones which are not perfectly flat. You quickly make up for the extra cost with less labor.

Lastly, the 10% figure is interesting but leaves a lot to be desired. In some areas $2m is considered a lower end home, for example when it's in a desirable location and the land itself might be $1m or more. That would imply an average $200,000 kitchen; I don't think so. 10% of construction costs would be more realistic for an average. Maybe that's what you meant?
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How to Choose a Front Door Color

If choosing a door paint isn't an open-and-shut case for you, here's help Full Story
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Hmmmm. How about wood?
June 26, 2014 at 11:49am     
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the_misfit
@Shea Joy - I think turquoise sounds lovely with peach (painted?) brick, but to match the brick correctly (and be as bright as you'd like but not too bright), you may need to go through a lot of paint samples. It's definitely worth it, though! Make sure you love the color before you paint the whole door. Have fun testing!
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Tina Andropoulos -did you also paint the door red ? I have a blk wrought iron screen door and never thought to paint it!
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Koi Find Friendly Shores in Any Garden Style

A pond full of colorful koi can be a delightful addition to just about any landscape or garden Full Story
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Will attach a new pic of the pond when it is done in a few weeks.
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Here is my recent effort
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Design Workshop: The ‘Disappearing’ Guardrail

Putting the focus on the view instead of the rail on a porch or balcony is sometimes clearly the best option Full Story
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My solution to a contemporary, 2 story railing at an interior floating stair
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Maybe it's just me but I need a rail where I don't feel I'm gonna fall off! I like the idea of these transparent ones but too many are too scary!
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Great article!
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Our company has had the pleasure of working with Josh Wynne since 2008. He is by far THE builder in the Sarasota area that pushes the Green Sustainable Energy E...
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Josh Wynne Construction is building our home on Longboat Key, Florida. The experience so far has been spectacular. This is a long distance build. Josh has alway...
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We have worked with Josh Wynne for over five years now, and are consistently impressed by the ways he pushes the envelope of building construction. Our working ...
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Had new home built with green features. Job done efficiently and on time. Josh had the knowledge and experience to build a home that I love and feel very comf...
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