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  • Vanguard North, Inc 1248 Casa Bianca Rd Monticello, FL 32344

Our Team

About Us

Our Team

We are a family-owned business that takes pride in our work and the relationships we have with our homeowners and our craftsmen. Our commitment to serving your individual requirements allows us to provide you with the personalized service needed to insure you receive your dream home. We work closely with our homeowners to achieve their goals.In the mid 1980’s we came to the Tallahassee area from Central Florida where we built custom homes mainly for the Miami-Dade retirees. We relocated because we were drawn to the youthful vigor of this part of Florida and the absolute beauty of the area. We have enjoyed a solid business here, based primarily on referrals from satisfied homeowners. After serving in the Navy, I joined a construction team that built churches and then became part of a firm that remodeled historical homes in New Orleans. I was able to gain a vast array of construction experience on both large and small projects before obtaining my license to start my own business.

My wife, Donna, was with me from the start and manages our office. She is actively involved in all the design phases of our projects and with her training and experience with interior design and decorating, helps direct the finishing touches. She is truly an essential asset and she will not let us stray from our theme of “The family’s home is their castle”.

Marvin McPhate, Owner

Like the three legs of a stool, our company is based upon a balanced, well-organized team of people who each bring to their area of service both competence and integrity. This coordinated effort provides our client with a clear, consistent view of their home-building experience with attention to each of the details they are expecting to have provided.