PAUL LUC COURCHENE
Paul appreciated custom design and quality construction at an early age and it was clear that his ambition was to continue his family’s legacy. Paul studied at the University of Florida and, in 1985, joined his family at Courchene Development Corporation. By working closely with clients, designers, architects and contractors, Paul quickly became proficient in all phases of residential construction and instrumental in the business’ success and innovation.
In 1991, Paul was named President of Courchene Development Corporation and his mission became “To build on Courchene’s success by continuing a tradition of trust, exemplary customer service and attention to detail.” As the face of Courchene development, Paul maintains that vision through open communications, a network of the finest designers and craftsmen, and a desire to meet ever increasingly higher standards.
As a Florida certified general contractor and licensed real estate broker, Paul oversees Courchene’s day-to-day operations. He also manages sales and plan design, working one-on-one with architects and clients on conceptual stages, and with designers and craftsmen on final finish selections.
Recognized as a pioneer in homebuilding trends, Paul takes pride in the Courchene reputation for exceptional customer satisfaction. By remaining focused on providing quality with integrity, Paul has established Courchene Development as a leader in ultra-exclusive custom homes that discerning homebuyers are proud to call home.
JANET COURCHENE LITTLE
Janet, a natural promoter, honed her marketing skills at Florida State University. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree, she gained valuable business experience as a professional recruiter for a national company. In 1987, her polished people skills and marketing expertise became an asset for Courchene Development when she joined the family business. Janet, also a licensed real estate broker, committed herself to becoming knowledgeable in all phases of custom construction and worked closely alongside the principals of the rapidly growing company.
Today, as Vice President of Courchene Development, Janet has many responsibilities including managing the financial operations of the company. As client liaison, she excels at building strong customer relationships by stressing the importance of constant communications and teamwork between builder and homeowner. This partnership ensures an enjoyable experience for the client; just one of the many elements that help define the “Courchene difference.”
WILLIAM ROGER OGILBEE
Roger Ogilbee’s impressive career in construction has focused on the entire scope of construction management for commercial and residential development.
A Florida Certified General Contractor, Roger has worked with premier builders on numerous challenging projects throughout Central and South Florida. His thorough knowledge in all aspects of planning, budgeting, estimating and construction are integrated with a keen ability to identify unique market niches and deliver new product in a timely manner.
In 1992, Roger launched a new career with Courchene Development Corporation as Project Superintendent. His adept knowledge of the construction industry, coupled with strong leadership skills, was the perfect compliment to the Courchene family business. Today, Roger serves as Courchene’s Vice President of Construction and a company Principal. A sampling of his vast supervisory responsibilities include the planning and estimating of land development from feasibility through selection, product development, budgeting, scheduling, field supervision and management, and overall customer satisfaction. Focused on providing Courchene Development with continued growth and success, Roger works closely with the Courchene team on all levels to provide exceptional custom homes, which are easily distinguished from all others.
Courchene Development remains committed to its founding beliefs in the importance of individualized customer attention and strict adherence to detail. Today, the company continues to build upon a simple premise. Listen first.
By carefully listening to every client, and then asking the right questions, we are able to obtain a clear direction of the house they wish to build. This vital communication tool often enables us to turn someone’s ordinary house plans into their dream home.
While some have formulated detailed plans on paper, others require our collaboration in developing a plan to make their ideas and preferences a reality. Regardless of how elaborate the initial thoughts are, our team has the vision and resources to incorporate every need and want into the final home design.
Build on a solid foundation.
Just as a home’s structure is maintained by a solid foundation, our success is based on strong relationships. We surround ourselves with the region’s most experienced architects, reputable designers and skilled craftsmen whose vision of excellence matches our own. We evaluate each project and select only those whose talents match our clients’ unique needs. Our principals rigorously scrutinize each project to ensure that plans are adhered to, schedules are met, and projects are completed on time.
Make it a rewarding experience.
Building a home should be a richly rewarding experience, and your selection of a builder will significantly define the end result. Whether we are building your first custom-built luxury home or your third, our goal is to communicate and educate you throughout the process to ensure that you are comfortable and confident every step of the way. With Courchene, your satisfaction is always our top priority.
Custom built for you.
Classical or contemporary? Mediterranean or Coastal? There will be many important questions during the design and construction process of your new home. The professionals at Courchene will help organize options, present alternatives and guide you step by step through the project. We take great pride in carefully planning and designing each home to provide maximum comfort and function for its residents.
Integrity and service guaranteed.
Over the last seven decades, we have built some of the finest homes in South Florida. On some projects, we started with nothing but the client’s vision and managed the project all the way to fruition. On others, we were entrusted with the client’s treasured plans and took it from there. Regardless of where we start, we perform each step with integrity and customer-first service. We guarantee all our work from initial consultation through and after construction – an impressive testament to our attention to quality standards in this highly competitive and demanding market.
Ready to update?
The choices may seem endless and a bit overwhelming. We may or may not have built your current residence, however many of our clients have a long lasting love affair with their existing home. What once was a perfect fit has now become outdated and a little worn. Let us show you how we can revive and re-create your home to better fit your lifestyle. Whether a simple facelift or more extensive addition. We look forward to guiding you thru the possibilities.
Get help from the experts.
As custom-home builders, the Courchene team has the resources and knowledge to provide you with current remodeling options that you may not have known existed. Don’t settle for an “out-of-the-box” remodeling package. Meet with our design team who will listen to you, then make recommendations specifically tailored to your needs.
Grand Aurora Award
Pool Design Over 3 Million
Stone Creek Ranch
Interior Detailing Over 2 Million Stone Creek Ranch
Interior Detailing Over 3 Million Old Palm Golf Club
Landscape/Pool Design Detached Single Family Stone Creek Ranch
Detached Single Family Home Over 3 Million Stone Creek Ranch
Pool Design Over 3 Million Stone Creek Ranch
Custom Home “One Of A Kind” Casa Madeira at Addision Reserve
Detached Single Family Home Floranada at Addison Reserve
Best Custom Home Contemporary Flagler
Aurora Kitchen Award
1 Million to 2 Million Private Residence, Delray Beach, FL
Aurora Interior Award
Interiors Over 2 Million Callista at Mirasol
Dream House Annual Award
Best Dining Room
Best Master Suite
Best In America Living Award
Gold – Best “One Of A Kind”
Spec House over 4,000 Sq. Ft.
Casa Madeira at Addison Reserve
Gold – Best “One Of A Kind” Contemporary Loft 5,001 - 6,000 Sq. Ft.
Silver – Best “One Of A Kind”
Spec House over 4,000 Sq. Ft
Bougainvillea at Addison Reserve
Best of Houzz 2014
Best of Houzz 2015
Best of Houzz 2016
Best of Houzz 2017
Best of Houzz 2020
Best of Houzz 2021
Gold List 2015
Gold List 2019
Prism Award – Silver
Interior Design – Custom Home Bougainvillea at Addison Reserve
Ernest Hemingway said: “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” We trusted Courchene Development to build our dream home, and they sustained our trust in them by delivering a quality product in a manner which can best be described as “pleasurable”.
Paul, Janet, Roger and the entire staff of Courchene Development have embraced the principles of honesty and integrity upon which their company was founded. They are a recognized leader in the custom home market because they understand the wishes, wants, and desires of their clients and do everything they can to meet them in prudent manner. As importantly, they understand their clients’ concerns, and do a marvelous job of assuaging them. Our highest recommendation goes to the entire staff at Courchene Development.
As they say, the proof is in the pudding. If we were building another home, the only call we would make would be to Courchene Development. I haven’t met too many people who would say the same thing about their builder.
– James W. Rodgers
“My wife and I came across a partially finished house in Mirasol that was being built by Courchene Development. It was so perfect that we bought it the next day. We worked with Paul, and together we added the finishing touches that made this house the home we always wanted.
Paul pays attention to details, he is creative, and easy to work with. Our home was completed to our satisfaction. Paul and his company, Courchene Development, have our highest recommendation.”
– Michael and Deborah Stapler
“My husband and I have had two homes built by Courchene Development. They are extremely professional and build an incredible house. In fact, it is my opinion that they are among, if not, the best builder in Southeast Florida.”
– Pat Theryoung
“I had a positive experience using Courchene as a contractor for refurbishing my home in Palm Beach. I would recommend them most highly for any construction work, from renovation to new construction.”
– Palm Beach Homeowner
Efficient, experienced and dependable just a few of the words I associate with the Courchene Development. Paul and his teams expertise and personalized client attention in the luxury home building industry is always delivered with the utmost professionalism and genuine care. His attention to detail in every aspect of the home, impeccable timing and ability to foresee and correct possible setbacks before they occur, are just a few of the ways Paul has made my experiences nothing short of wonderful and successful. He not only met but exceeded all of my needs without a moments hesitation. Truly one of the most pleasant experiences!
– Barbara and Rob Paikin
As a person looking to build a new home, I felt that I got lucky the day I met Paul Courchene. While I love the process of building a house, I have always hated the process of finding a builder well, not this time. Paul and his whole team were great to work with from beginning to end. I particularly valued their high standards and commitment to getting it right. This was a decision I never questioned and I have been happy to recommend them to anyone!
– Susan Cook