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.
Location:
Sarasota, FL US 
Contact:
Josh Wynne 
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Address:
1925 barber rd
Sarasota, FL 34240 
Fax:
(941) 378-3379 
License #:
CGC062581 
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Hidden in Plain Sight: 10 Cleverly Closeted Home Spaces

Tuck your home office, wine collection or even your entire kitchen behind closed doors for all of the function and none of the clutter Full Story
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Fun story! I love hiding things in my homes. From wine chillers under stairs to home automation systems in plain sight, it is great to make spaces accessible without being visible.
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Great ideas in this article Lisa Higgins! I'm a BIG fan of having a washer/dryer in the Master Bedroom closet if you have room to do it - I never understood why we need to take our dirty clothes on a trip across the house to get clean. OK - I couldn't resist - here's another recent "By Design I WANT THAT Wednesday feature of the week" . . . looking to get more space out of the bathroom in your new home or remodel? Try this idea for making "dead space" in the wall work for you! Glass panel doors let you see what's inside easily - solid doors are better if you don't want your items on display. ;-)
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I like the idea of storage concealed in the stair steps. But the wine cellar under the kitchen floor?? Wine does not like vibrations (e.g., dishwasher, steps)
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leaza
Sorry for the typo what is the name of the colour?
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The color is simply a natural grey concrete. I did specify the aggregate size and type in the concrete so that when ground, the exposed aggregates matched the exterior ground cover and had a hue similar to the walls and and the cypress. That aggregate was mined on site, in this case.
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Key Measurements to Help You Design the Perfect Front Porch

Depth, width, proportion and detailing all contribute to the comfort and functionality of this transitional space Full Story
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Don't forget to have fun with your railing details in a traditional home! In this home, my client was a pilot and I am a carpenter by trade. I used our collaboration as an inspiration for the balustrade detailing.
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Have you looked into staining the concrete? I've seen some nice things done with it.
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Suzanne Melton
@crosencranz : I agree with @judihouse. Wonderful choice of colors. What did you use?

We will eventually paint our house and choosing the colors is a huge commitment. Because I didn't want to make a mistake on the exterior, we just painted my office in three shades of gray on the same Benjamin Moore paint chip (113-Nimbus, Eagle Rock, and Baltic Gray).

Better to make a mistake in a room than the whole exterior...although we LOVE the colors we chose for the office
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The colors have expanded since I bought this one. I believe it is equal to the 2004
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It is Natural Strand Bamboo by Plyboo
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Going Solar at Home: Solar Panel Basics

Save money on electricity and reduce your carbon footprint by installing photovoltaic panels. This guide will help you get started Full Story
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There are two types of PV connections: Parallel (to the grid) and Perpendicular (to the grid). A parallel connection feeds all generated power back through your special power meter and creates a "net" effect that reduces your electrical bill. A perpendicular connection feeds all generated power into a regulated power storage facility for alternate use. I have heard that some people have configured their systems to do both, for no power scenarios, but that is not allowed in my state.
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...and, if you are Parallel, and the "grid" goes down, there is an automatic shut off that disconnects your inverter so that there is no way your generated power can energize the line and put linemen at risk. That means that when the grid goes down, you have no power, even from your own array.
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Gordon Bergh
There are inverters that now allow your solar panels to continue to supply electricity to the home if the connection to the grid is lost. Of course that assumes the lost connection is during daylight hours and short term. If you truly desire more reliability for the rare loss in grid power, then it would be worth investing in both this newer inverter and a propane or natural gas generator. Their costs are pretty reasonable and hooking them into an existing home electrical system is fairly easy and pain free if done by a competent electrician. Costco offers some great deals on home generators.
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Hi everyone,

There is a new technology in solar energy that is very much worth keeping a careful eye on.

SolarWindow.
http://www.newenergytechnologiesinc.com/technology/solarwindow

It looks amazing and has promises of a "brighter" future (pun intended!).
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Design Workshop: Give Me an ‘H’

Look to modern versions of an H-shaped medieval floor plan for more privacy and natural light Full Story
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This is a very amusing exchange! The initial article was well written. Nice work Erick! Great house and photos as well... it was a pleasure to review. The initial reason for this piece was about that the H shape (geometry) was for light and ventilation....courtyards etc. This concept was arrived upon before A/C and electricity. The historical downside was heating ...yes. Erick used very large amounts of floor to ceiling glass....doors etc. I am sure there were offsets with technology, insulated glass and large amounts of insulation.. plus considerations of sun and breeze passive orientation. Great example photos of various types from others... The modern pool house and the Farmhouse in the corn field... Like Like Like. Gatsby house is uber nice! Everyone had interesting things to say. Simsala indicated this article is about design... but was obtuse about cost and size factors... Houzz is all about design. Like many of the Houzz peeps, I am glad that there are individuals that can afford large properties and well designed homes... they are our target clients.
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9 Reasons You Need a Fish Pond in Your Garden

We're willing to bet that you'll get a lot more out of a fish pond than its inhabitants Full Story
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I love these. I just finished this one up as well.
August 6, 2014 at 11:35AM   
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Objects of Desire: Modern Fireplaces Play Many Roles

Space definers, warmth bringers, soul stirrers ... these modern fireplaces earn their keep for more than their good looks Full Story
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I likey. Here are a few of mine
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Basement fireplace
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fire good! woman better!
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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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Josh Wynne is one of the most dedicated builders with an attention to detail. He is very knowledgeable to the newest, latest and greatest building techniques as...
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