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Highpointe DBR is a full service Design/Build firm creating beautiful custom homes and high-performance commercial spaces for the area’s most discerning customers

At Highpointe DBR,
our name literally says it all!

Design

Highpointe DBR provides custom DESIGN for renovations and new residential projects. And as in integrated Design and Build firm, our team provides full service commercial construction services, as well.

Build

Once our clients, designers and sub-contractor partners have completed the Design work, it’s time for Highpointe DBR and our team of experts and sub-contractors to BUILD your dream home or new commercial space. Our attention to detail and skilled craftsmen ensure our client’s dreams are fulfilled as we make their plans take shape and come to life.

Restore

Whether it’s a historic renovation to RESTORE an East Hill bungalow or an insurance claim for wind, water or fire damage, the Highpointe DBR team’s expertise is grounded in all phases of restoration work. Our contractors and estimators can work out all details of your insurance claim and our designers and contractors can breathe new life into any older home. Restorations is where we got our start!

Modern kids room in custom home by Highpointe DBR, LLC
Flood damaged home needs Insurance Appraisal, Expert Witness and Umpire Services from Highpointe DBR
Roof storm damage ready for repairs by Highpointe DBR, LLC

Expert Witness
& Insurance Appraisal

When a property is damaged by an insurance-covered peril, the restoration work is often less challenging and time consuming than the valuation of the claim. Insurance adjusters are not contractors and cannot be expected to accurately value complex claims involving historic or unique structures. Often damages are hidden or more complicated than what an adjuster can uncover and value in a brief inspection. In many cases, insurance companies rely heavily on Contractors with specialized knowledge of insurance restoration and the preparation of insurance-approved estimates.

Our President and Principal Owner, Halley Lovato, and the team at Highpointe DBR have a wealth of experience in insurance restoration work. We are well known for our ability to work with insurance companies and properly value claims. Highpointe provides expert witness testimony and insurance claim support for litigation, as well as Insurance Appraisal and Umpire services.

We are here to help properly value your claim and to restore the damaged property. Contact us for any assistance or 24 hour emergency services.

Appraisal & Umpire

When property owners find themselves facing damages from an insured peril, the process of rebuilding is only part of the task at hand. Generally speaking, the first step in the process of restoring a loss is to value the damages and agree to the amount of loss covered by insurance. What sounds simple enough is often the most complex and time consuming aspect of the job. When insurance companies and property owners fail to agree on the value of a loss, INSURANCE APPRAISAL is a process by which the conflict can often be resolved quickly and efficiently without the expense and delays of litigation.

  • Custom home built for sustainability by Highpointe DBR

    Sustainability and Green Building

    As President and Principal Owner of Highpointe DBR, I’ve spent a lot of years designing and building Green Homes here on the Gulf Coast of Florida’s Panhandle. Over time, I’ve come to notice that the industry terms tossed around by builders don’t always mean much — if anything — to our clients. I’ve also noticed…

  • Grand Lagoon New Construction custom home by Highpointe DBR, LLC

    Grand Lagoon New Construction: Mid Century Mod

    Senior Designer at Highpointe DBR, Damian Schrey, worked for more than nine months with our clients to design this Grand Lagoon New Construction Mid-Century Modern home. The overriding goal was to create a sustainable, elevated-piling house built with green construction techniques and materials. Aside from the overall style and appearance of the house, the owners…

  • Ocean views in Custom SIP Home by Highpointe DBR, LLC

    Sound-Front Custom SIP Home — Pensacola Beach

    The owner of this Highpointe home wanted to build a family-friendly retreat on the Intercoastal Waterway to enjoy as a second home and occasional rental. Working with local designer/architect Shauna Neuhaus of S Neuhaus Design, the Highpointe DBR team and the owner designed a fantastic layout with large, open spaces. The custom home plans created…

  • Kitchen island in Eden Condominium by Highpointe DBR, LLC

    Eden Condominium Whole-House Makeover

    At the time it was built, Eden Condominiums on Perdido Key were the finest in the area. However, after 30 years of use the new owners of this unit wanted a complete update and their own custom touches. Working with Highpointe’s designer and owner, Hal Lovato, they set about to completely renovate the space —…

  • Tight envelope seal with Structurally Insulated Panel Systems by Highpointe DBR, LLC

    Structurally Insulated Panel Systems (SIPS)

    The largest cost of owning a custom home is almost always the construction cost. However, the costs of utilities, maintenance and insurance must be considered in order to know the true cost of ownership. In custom building, it’s too often that we get preoccupied with the cost of pretty things — the bells and whistles…

  • Building a strong foundation with fiberglass pilings by Highpointe DBR, LLC

    Green Construction Components: Fiberglass Pilings

    One of the key ideas to sustainable or Green Construction is the use of long-lasting and environmentally-friendly components, like fiberglass pilings. Simply put, a house that lasts 50 years and costs the same as one that lasts 60 is more expensive over the long run. To avoid excessive cost over the life of a building,…