Design, Function, Finishes and Elegance are all standard components in Meridian 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 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 is EPA Lead RRP Certified, which is essential when renovating homes that were built before 1978. We are also VA approved!
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 square foot warehouse, with 30 employees and enjoying annual sales approaching $4 million. 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 (Certified Commercial Investment Members).
Howard co-founded Meridian Capital Holdings in 2009 with an initial purpose of 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 constructs. It is now common to get comments that Meridian 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.