Builder Team

Les White

Les has been designing and building custom homes on the gulf coast for the past 29 years. He is an accomplished designer and builder recognized by numerous awards from the Home Builder's Associations in Pensacola and Ft. Walton Beach. Hobbies include snow skiing, scuba diving, flying, and photography.

After living all over the world in various Navy towns the White family settled on the beautiful Florida Gulf Coast. Les spent 4 years as an Army helicopter pilot then returned to Pensacola where he studied construction management at UWF. 

Les went into business in 1981 doing remodeling, home improvements, and solar energy systems. In 1988 he started designing and building homes and has since become one of the area's finest custom home builders. His designs have won first place in the Pensacola and Navarre Parade of Homes several times.

You'll enjoy building your dream home with a professional, organized, dedicated and experienced design-build team that can make your dream home come true.

Les and his team of champions build fine homes in Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Milton, Mary Esther, and Cantonment.

Roy Shurling

Roy is the production manager responsible for selections, project management, and client services.  He brings a wealth of general and project management experience to the Acorn team.  

Roy graduated from Southern College of Technology with a degree in computer engineering.  Upon graduation he went on to complete a highly successful 31 year career with Lectra International, a global technology company specializing in CAD and CAM systems for soft material industries.  

Roy served in various capacities with Lectra including engineering manager, sales account manager, president of North and Central American operations, and global business development.

Roy brings a wealth of experience in project management, engineering solutions, and client service to the Acorn Fine Homes team.  He lives in one of our fine homes, loves the creative process, and enjoys being a part of the best custom home design-build team in Northwest Florida.  He is also a licensed realtor with Keller Williams.

Jennifer Born

Jennifer is a design assistant to Les and project manager conversant with all aspects of the AFH design-build process.  She has over 20 years experience working for architectural firms in all aspects of architecture, interior design, project management, and client relations.

Jennifer earned a Masters in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and is a Florida licensed architect and interior designer, AIA, NCARB, USGBC, & LEED AP BD&C.  She has served as project architect, senior project manager, interior designer, LEED coordinator, and marketing director for architectural firms in Wisconsin, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Florida.

Jennifer is an accomplished creative talent, loves all aspects of the design-build process, and enjoys helping our clients realize outcomes that exceed their expectations.

Les White, Acorn Construction General Contractor, #RG0055853
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