Nick Sandifer, President/Owner
Nick is a graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Real Estate Finance, Appraisal and Feasibility. He started his building career with a large national builder, Centex Homes. Later he worked as a project manager for local custom home builder Benchmark Luxury Homes. His experience working for both national and local custom builders has allowed him to focus on the schedule and the details. Nick has experience with a wide range of residential construction projects from small bathroom remodels to new custom homes.
Having built production homes, he understands the importance of pushing the schedule to complete jobs in a timely fashion on budget but also is very detail oriented. “Every small detail has to be right, I look at each project as if it’s my home. If we missed the mark, I wont allow it to stay that way. It will be fixed.” I love helping people create the spaces they’ve dreamed of.
Nick and Sandifer Design Build recently joined Remodelers Advantage, are also a member of NEFBA, REMODELERS and are a pinnacle builder. Nick enjoys spending his time away from work with his wife Chelsea and his two children Paige and Cole. Nick also loves to spend time cooking and working out.
Chelsea Sandifer, Vice President
Chelsea is a graduate of the University of North Florida with a degree in Psychology and Deaf Studies. She started her building career with Sandifer Design Build in 2015. Most of her work is behind the scenes, including permitting, scheduling, new client communication, and client selections. Chelsea also manages marketing, events, and the coordination of all information from office to field.
Outside of work, Chelsea enjoys spending time with her husband Nick and their two kids Paige and Cole. Her hobbies include: focusing on nutrition, working out, and traveling.
Larry Durden, Project Manager
He started his building career at a very young age with his entire family being in construction. One of Larry’s fondest early memories of remodeling was for a Dairy Queen restaurant in which he was paid with hotdogs and milkshakes. Larry is a retired qualified heavy equipment operator including being a G.M. and Caterpillar certified technician.
Larry enjoys spending time with his wife, Jessie, of 50 years, his 5 kids, and his 11 grandchildren. He also likes going to church, playing the guitar/piano, and singing southern gospel music.
Since he has come out of retirement, Larry loves being in the construction industry. He considers it a hobby in which he greatly enjoys the work. He also has a keen eye for detail and always wants the job done right and as efficiently as possible.
Lisa Carrothers, Designer
Lisa is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design. Launching her design career in 2003 at a kitchen and bath design studio as an Assistant Designer, Lisa cut her teeth with planning, design, preparation of AutoCAD drawings, and project management details, for a multitude of custom kitchens and bathrooms from start to finish.
Since then, Lisa has worked as a Senior Designer in the kitchen and bath industry designing and collaborating on hundreds of residential kitchen and bath design projects. Her background and education allow her to immerse herself in every aspect of each design project, from the initial drawings to the selections process, all the way to installation. She is inspired by the personal nature of each project, “Every home’s architecture is different and each client has a vision. I have the wonderful job of using my creativity, skills, and knowledge to capture my client’s vision and create a space that they will love – both aesthetically and functionally.”
“The design process is very personal for both my clients and me. It’s very rewarding to help my clients create the perfect plan, see it all come together and then experience the joy of seeing my client’s reaction once the job is completed.”
Outside of design, Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband Jack and two children, Emily and James. She is an avid FSU fan and also loves to scuba dive.
Samantha Roberts, Office Manager
Samantha provides administrative office support to the Sandifer Design Build team. Samantha is a native of Fernandina Beach, Florida and has worked in the business office, administrative field for over 15 years. She is working towards her BS in business at Jacksonville University with a focus in project management.
Samantha developed a strong sense of devotion to construction as the daughter of a sheetrock contractor, step-daughter of a general contractor, spending summers at construction sites and a family who embraced various aspects of the construction industry for employment. These experiences gave her natural inclination to appreciate the building of a building, a house, a community; one home at a time.