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Family pride, a dedication to core values and a strong work ethic are the mainstays of Hobgood Construction, Inc., one of the premier custom homebuilders in the Palm Beaches.

David Hobgood, son of founder, Wilbur Hobgood, tells how this family-owned business has grown from roots to wings.  And, wait until you see some of these wings!

David Hobgood shares his insight with Capitol Lighting…


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Mastering the Trade:

Wilbur Hobgood started building homes one-at-a-time.  As demand for his fine craftsmanship grew, so did the opportunity for the establishment of Hobgood Construction, Inc.  This family-owned operation now includes a cohesive list of trusted professionals and dedicated employees.

With a passion for bringing great design to life and a commitment to quality craftsmanship, Hobgood has been ensuring customer satisfaction, building the finest homes in Palm Beach and Martin counties—on time and on budget!


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Design Inspiration:

Hobgood sees more customer involvement today than ever before as customers have greater access to online resources such as HOUZZ.

Each customer, home project, architecture and interior design scope is unique. I love the challenge of working with designers and decorators to deliver their vision.  That’s what keeps our work interesting, challenging, fun and rewarding.

Although, having so many options is sometimes challenging:

 They use the technology to guide their choices, but in order to keep construction on a timely and economically-based pace, it is important to harness decisions early.

David mentions that while Wilbur Hobgood’s primary concern is quality construction and a commitment to integrity of build, people bring ideas and Hobgood works to deliver them structurally.


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Biggest Challenges for Home Builders Today:

One of the greatest challenges for homebuilders today is finding qualified skilled labor and getting more young people to engage in the trade of custom homebuilding…

 I believe there is a growing need for skilled labor positions, and moving forward in the next few years I believe there will be a labor gap in the skilled trade positions. There is a lot of opportunity for individuals to learn a skilled trade and make a great future for themselves.


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Best thing about working in a family business:

It’s cool to see all my Dad’s work completed, and how he has grown a business. I like his work ethic, and hope that he will be able to retire and my brother-in-law and I can continue his vision and make him proud.


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Along with providing homes for the people of South Florida, Hobgood is committed to many philanthropic and community-based organizations.

Charitable and community organizations Hobgood supports include his Church and local youth programs. *

David Hobgood is most proud of their work with the Christ Fellowship “Gods Town” …

 We worked in conjunction with a design company and Christ Fellowship to create a section for the kids to learn and interact. It was awesome to see the final product and know how many kids would be able to enjoy these for years to come.

Adhering to an impressive list of core values:  Integrity, Honesty, Respect, Client Service, Quality, Civic Responsibility, Safety, Team Work, Profitability and Sustainability, employees have established Hobgood Construction, Inc. as an award-winning company and one of the most outstanding builders in the luxury home construction business.

Awards include the Gold Coast Builder Association Prism Award for Excellence in Luxury Home Construction.  The prestigious Prism Award establishes Hobgood Construction as an elite builder of fine homes in Palm Beach County and all of South Florida.

 * Other causes supported by Hobgood include: Place of Hope, Hospice, American Heart Association, K2 Kids, JTAA (Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Association), Urban Youth Impact, Muscular Dystrophy, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Habitat For Humanity ReStore.


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