My name is Leon Wright and I have been
building homes since 1998. Before finishing high school,
after returning from my MOS training in the reserves, I went
to work in the construction field working for several
contractors. Later I came to work for a very prominent Custom
Home Builder in the Hale Plantation area of Gainesville. Much
of what I learned there helped shape me into the contractor I
am today and I can’t overstate the value to have that
opportunity. I built my own house in 2003 and realized
how there was a need for a Qualified Custom Home builder in the Tri-
county area. I left my construction job and found myself like most
other people, trying to get ready for my 1st child to be
born while going to school (to become a contractor) and
paying bills. I took a job as a Correctional Officer to
supplement my income while I finished school. It was a very
difficult time for my family and I. Only through discipline
and hard work was I able to complete my schooling and sit to
take my state licensing exam. I knew I wouldn’t get a second chance
and studied hard. Long story short, I took home one of the Top
Scores in the state passing the test on my
first attempt, which is almost un-heard of in a two day ,9
hour each day, testing schedule. During this time
I turned down two well paying job offers with commercial
builders so I could pursue my dream of bringing Custom
Built Homes to the good people of the Tri-County area.
I quit the prison job in 2005 and
partnered with Mr. Vanderhayden, we began “Wright & Van
Custom Homes”. I can still remember the first house we built like it
was yesterday it wasn’t long ago I visited the owners, who
still love their custom home.
I’ve seen good times and bad times in
the building industry. Other contractors came
and went but we remained, building home after
home. In 2008 I had the option to buy out Mr.
Vanderhayden and began to move the company in a direction more in
line with my way of thinking. During this time of change, my wife
thought of the catchy name “Built Wright”, “Built Wright Custom
Homes” . Normally changing names is not something you want to
do after being established in the community, especially in an
economy that was unfriendly to contractors, but I felt
that with the new attitude and vision it was necessary. Since
then we have continued to rank #1 In permitted jobs
of all the contractors in the area, also we have an A + rating from
the BBB. I enjoy working for myself but most of all I enjoy the
opportunity to work with you on your project.
I invite you to come and see me.
Even if it's just to say hi, we look forward to meeting you.