Costanza & Salm Homes LLC relies on decades of experience from its co-owners, who work on projects themselves.

Costanza & Salm Homes LLC relies on decades of experience from its co-owners, who work on projects themselves.THERE ARE COUNTLESS custom homebuilders who can aptly build the plans and desires of even the most demanding clients. However, not nearly as many can have an owner of the company on-hand at every project, every day of construction.

For Costanza & Salm Homes, there is no other option – either John Costanza or Brian Salm, co-owners of Costanza & Salm Homes, is on the job daily.

“John and I are on-site building each home, so we don’t hire superintendents,” Salm says. “When owners are hands-on like us, clients don’t have to call a superintendent to call the office to wait for a month for an answer. They call us directly.

“We’re really hands-on and we’ve been around for a long time, so we’re really well-known in the area,” Salm adds.

Costanza & Salm Homes serves as a master homebuilder throughout the Tampa, Florida, region. The company has the capabilities to build homes ranging in size from 2,800 to over 10,000 square feet. Clients can choose from one of Costanza & Salm’s portfolio home plans, all of which can be altered to suit personal lifestyles. The company also can create new designs completely customized per client request.

Salm himself has been in the building business for 40 years, serving in every capacity possible from warranty, customer service and sales manager. He primarily has spent his career building high-end custom homes.

With this extensive experience at the top of the organizational chart, Costanza & Salm Homes has the capabilities to deliver whatever its high-end customers want. The company can build beach houses, ranches, five-acre lots – the possibilities are endless.

“In higher end, it’s whatever the customer demands,” Salm says.

Over the years, the homebuilding industry certainly has agreed that the Costanza & Salm Homes business model is working, if the awards the company has earned are any indication. According to Salm, Costanza & Salm Homes has earned about 50 awards in its history from a variety of associations, including the Tampa Bay Parade of Homes.

Costanza & Salm Homes was hired to build a custom home in The Champions Club. The 4,565-square-foot Summerfield Grand Home earned the Grand Award for the Tampa Bay Parade of Homes in 2008 and the Building Block Winner for Best Home on the Block.

The home’s amenities include an elegant pool and spa, indoor/outdoor fireplace, marble flooring and a private garden. The home also features four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, a three-car garage, covered lanai, game room, study and a bonus room.

The Champions’ Club itself is a gated development offering a luxury lifestyle situated along the fairways of the Fox Hollow Golf Club.
The area’s top custom homebuilders – including Costanza & Salm Homes – have been brought together to offer exceptional estate home sites amid established private neighborhoods, sparkling lakes, tree-shaded lanes, abundant resort recreations of the Resident’s Club and optional membership in a popular golf club, according to the development.

Based in Trinity, a master-planned community on Florida’s west coast, the Champions’ Club also offers highly rated schools, shopping, entertainment, dining and healthcare, as well as easy access to the conveniences of the Tampa Bay region, the development says.

The Champions’ Club development is led by Dr. James P. Gills, an internationally renowned eye surgeon.

Recovering in Luxury

As the economy continues to heal after the strain from the Great Recession, Salm expects his company’s business to pick up, as well. He would like to see the firm’s annual sales to return to about $20 million annually. However, Salm doesn’t want his company to lose sight of the attention to detail his clients have become accustomed to, as well.

“It has been a slow process with the collapse in 2007 and 2008,” Salm says. “We’re taking it slow and staying hands on because we don’t want to get away from the customer service.”