Design, Function, Finishes and Elegance are all standard components in Meridian Homes custom-built homes
Meridian Capital Holdings LLC dba Meridian Homes, is dedicated to excellence, and we take that phrase very seriously. Established in 2009 under the leadership of founding members Howard Axner and Ryan Courech, Meridian Homes quickly earned a reputation of being one of Central Florida's premier builders/developers. Meridian's experience and focus includes new home construction, home renovations, and commercial improvements and build-outs. Meridian Homes was recently recognized in the 2018 Parade of Homes by winning first place in our price category for 506 Carolina Ave, Winter Park. We are also VA approved!
Why should you choose Meridian Homes to build your home?
Buying a home is a large investment, would you choose the lowest price if you knew in the long term it would be the highest price? Small decisions during the building process can have big consequences down the line! When Meridian Homes builds a home we use high quality products and processes with the goal of preventing problems and reducing costs in the future.
Of course, all homes require regular maintenance, which is why we provide our homeowners with a Homeowners Maintenance Manual to assist in keeping your home in the very best shape! Each Meridian home comes with a 1 year limited warranty that protects your home. We also provide a 10 year Structural warranty from Centricity. For additional questions about the limited warranties provided by Meridian Homes, please call us at 407-602-8257.
Discussing energy efficiency is also important to Meridian Homes, including pros and cons of foam insulation vs blown and other ways to lower energy costs. During the design process, we prefer to work closely with your architect or engineer with the goal of providing value engineering where applicable and ensuring the plans include the small details we want to see included. We like to use Advanced Framing Techniques like California Corners whenever possible to allow for more insulation, less wood, and greater energy efficiency.
Before each inspection Meridian Homes does a walk through for quality assurance, we review plans and measure as needed to make your project progresses in a timely manner.
We proactively find solutions for our clients, ensuring they achieve their goals. Meridian Homes understands that lasting relationships are the driving force of our business, so we treat all clients as our respected friends!
Who We Are
Howard Axner is a serial entrepreneur, co-founding Mister Natural’s Food Store as a teenager in 1969 while going to college. He founded Axner Co. Inc. out of his garage in 1978 and sold it in 2006, then occupying a 14,000 SF warehouse with 30 employees and enjoying annual sales approaching $4M. Shortly thereafter he went into Real Estate with an initial concentration of brokering commercial investment properties. During this period he served as a director of the local CCIM chapter.
Howard co-founded Meridian Capital Holdings in 2009 initially buying distressed single-family homes, rehabilitating them to stellar condition, and then reselling them for a profit. About 40 such homes were done in this way before the practice of building from the ground up began. Howard is very proud of the high quality homes Meridian Homes constructs. It is now common to get comments that Meridian's homes are of higher quality than ones at similar price points built by construction companies of much longer and wider presence.
Ryan Courech earned his undergraduate degree from Florida State University in both Finance and Economics. Upon returning to Central Florida he earned his MBA from Rollins College. Ryan brings years of financial expertise to Meridian Capital Holdings.
Along with business partner, Ryan founded Meridian Capital Holdings and they purchased, rehabilitated, and resold dozens of single family homes. Ryan is a licensed certified residential contractor (CRC1331222) in the state of Florida.
Ryan is a member of the Orlando Regional Realtor Association – in 2012 he sat on the Investment Committee. He is also a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE). His real estate license currently resides with Winter Park Land.
Karin Berger brings the experience of several years in the high-tech industry to promote digitalization at Meridian Homes by using the latest technology for web design, marketing, project management, and finance. Her contribution is expanding as Meridian Homes grows in both demand and effective project delivery by ensuring efficiency throughout the organization, and successful customer & partner engagements.
Karin attained a bachelor’s degree from Bentley University and a master’s degree from Harvard University. She is a Certified Project Management Professional PMP® and is also a licensed Florida Real Estate Sales Associate.
Originally from Brazil, Karin is proud to call Orlando home and is fluent in English and Portuguese. Contacte a Karin em Português hoje!