Updates on Highpoint DBR projects and our opinions on the latest construction materials and methods.

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  • 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,…

  • Florida Blanca-After Restoration by Highpointe DBR, LLC

    Florida Blanca: After Restoration

    At the suggestion of one of the owner’s friends, they contacted Halley Lovato and the Highpointe DBR team in hopes that they could repair the damage and preserve the historical building. After some careful investigation and structural analysis, it was determined that restoration was theoretically possible. Given the historical nature of the building and its…