Builder Team

Les White

Les White

Les has been designing and building custom homes on the gulf coast for the past 32 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 numerous times through the years.

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.

Jennifer Born

Jennifer Born

Jennifer is our team architect, interior designer, and project manager conversant with all aspects of the AFH design-build process.  She has 22 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.

Tyler McCall

Tyler is a team superintendent.  Ty is an experienced craftsman skilled in all aspects construction including carpentry, cabinetry, furniture, drywall, roofing, and masonry.  His comprehensive construction knowledge, management, and leadership skills add great value to the Acorn Fine Homes team of design and construction professionals.

Tyler previously owned and operated a local dive charter business and is a licensed private pilot, certified dive master, instructor, technical diver, and holds a 50 ton master captain's license.  Whether on the water, under the water, up on a ladder, or up in the air, Tyler brings a drive for excellence and dedication to high quality outcomes to all his endeavors.  

Brandi Duplechain

Brandi is our assistant superintendent.  She is an experienced remodeler and skilled craftsperson with extensive knowledge of all aspects of remodeling and renovation work.

Brandi grew up in the construction trades.  She worked in her parents air conditioning and heating business, owned and operated a sports bar, worked in sales and marketing at PepsiCo, and has acquired, renovated, and rented out an impressive portfolio of vintage homes.  Brandi recently graduated from the Pensacola State College Construction Technology program with the highest endorsement of the program director.

Brandi adds an impressive balance of construction trade experience, skills, and passion for learning required to be a valued member of the Acorn team.

Jerry Arrowood

Jerry is the senior draftsman for the Acorn design team.  Jerry has extensive experience in all aspects of residential construction including building homes in Georgia and designing homes and project management for private clients and other builders along the Gulf Coast.  

Jerry graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology as an Aeronautical Engineer and went on to work as a design and test engineer on the development of a wide variety of military and civil aircraft including the NASA space shuttle program.  Jerry spent 34 years working as an aerospace engineer for many of the leading aerospace companies including Lockheed, Grumman, Bell, Rockwell, and Beech Aircraft. 

During his time with NASA as a systems engineer in the mid 80's Jerry participated in the creation of the report to the Presidential Commission reviewing the Space Shuttle Challenger accident for which he received written recognition for a job well done.  

Jerry brings a wealth of knowledge and broad experience in engineering, design, and project management to the Acorn team.  Jerry says age is a state of mind and he proves it every day.

Les White, Acorn Construction General Contractor, #RG0055853
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