About LifeStyle Homes
With our corporate name, you might expect LifeStyle Homes to be all about Style. To be sure, our homes are good looking on the outside, but we believe it’s what’s inside that defines us as a home building company and distinguishes the homes we build.
Since the beginning, we have been guided by the design genius of one of our founding partners, Larry Hufford. Larry believes it’s just plain wrong to waste a single square foot of living space in a LifeStyle Home. Weeks of intensive effort go into developing each of our design plans. We test countless alternatives for the smallest details before we commit to building a new plan. Then we commence the real learning process, finding important improvements ourselves and gathering valuable feedback from our priceless homeowners.
Then there’s the other aspect of what’s inside: the quality of materials we use and the reliability of the craftspersons who actually construct LifeStyle Homes. We invite your inspection to verify we use best quality materials. We invite you check the reputations of our trade partners, most of whom we have had continuing relationships with for years and years. We know them and we know their families. Likewise, they know us and value their relationships with LifeStyle Homes. We work together for our common good, building excellent homes, knowing the good times will continue only as long as we go on satisfying people like you, our customers.
Company Philosophy at LifeStyle Homes
At LifeStyle Homes our strength is really is in our people; very nice people, and very talented, too. But the strength they bring comes from the values they share. To some people, the notions of honesty, integrity, fair play, a strong work ethic and a sense of duty are little more than words. At LifeStyle Homes, they are the core principles every team member strives to live by.
The dedication to these values at LifeStyle Homes started with it’s founders, John Luhn and Larry Hufford. They were raised in small town America, they were taught these beliefs early in life.
Times have changed, and LifeStyle Homes has grown, adding team members, developing new communities , creating better home designs, and helping hundreds of homeowners achieve The American Dream. What hasn’t changed are the components of the original vision that started the business back in 1984:
Treat people with honesty
Deliver an excellent product
Maintain a strong work ethic
Love what you do
Our founders, John Luhn and Larry Hufford, were not only raised in small town America, believe it or not, they aspired to be school teachers. After college, they moved from Missouri and Ohio respectively to Lakeland, Florida, where they taught English and Chemistry and coached athletics in local secondary schools. If John and Larry could have afforded to teach, they would have continued to teach. Economic realities led them to seek better opportunities for their families in homebuilding. After serving an apprenticeship with a builder in Lakeland, John and Larry moved to Palm Bay to pursue their dream of establishing a homebuilding company where doing the right things the right way could produce abundance for everyone involved. LifeStyle Homes is the result. The best part is that Larry and John were able to continue teaching; enabling their company associates to grow and prosper as individuals and as members of their own families within a nurturing workplace environment.
Doing the right things the right way extends also to our company’s devotion to our customers. Without customers, there would be no company. It’s as simple as that. Brevard County is way too closely connected for bad dealings to remain hidden for long. Word of mouth advertising has always been a blessing for LifeStyle Homes. Ask anyone. They’ll tell you LifeStyle Homes is the area’s most respected home builder.
Sadly, we have lost John Luhn. There was no more admired and loved person in our business community than John. His absence is felt everyday by everyone who knew him, but his guidance by loving example continues to this day.
Even better, John’s son, Jake, has taken up his father’s legacy. How can one say this is more than succession by accident of birth? Perhaps, merely by saying, “It was meant to be.”