Leesburg, Fla., Nov. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Kevco Builders, Lake County's most award-winning construction company, now offers the area's first pre-drawn, high performance home plan collection which combines luxury design with super energy-saving technology.

Kevco has partnered with Energy Smart Homes to offer energy efficient residential home construction that when built to specifications consume an impressive 40-50% less energy than other standard built-to-code, new homes and with no significant increase in construction costs.

"The architectural appeal of these homes is enhanced, not compromised, as in other past energy efficient designs," said Joe Ziler, Kevco Builders president. "We are so confident of the utility savings our homeowners will enjoy that Kevco will pay the first 12 months of the home's power bills."

The Energy Smart Home plans, available in three styles--Southern Classic, French Country and Mediterranean--boast 10' ceilings and tray ceilings in main rooms as well as strategically placed windows to maximize natural light. The models are available in one- and two-story designs and range in size from approximately 1,500 square feet to over 3,500 square feet. These homes are priced starting in the mid-$100,000's with the same quality and finishes for which Kevco is known and has been consistently honored.

Enlisting specifically engineered plans, Kevco's energy efficient homes feature air condition and heating equipment, along with duct work, designed within the actual living space of the home and not in the attic space which can get up to 30 degrees warmer and through which standard A/C systems circulate air.

"Our engineers configure the home's placement on the lot so the A/C and heating systems are shaded for greater efficiency," said Ziler. "We use advanced construction methods resulting in better thermal performance in the insulation placed in walls, floors and attics." The building materials feature hi-performance windows, doors and Energy-Star rated ceiling fans and appliances.

Kevco is the first builder in Lake County to offer the Energy Smart Homes library of home construction plans. The company will break ground on its first Energy Smart Home in Lady Lake soon.

Kevco Builders, which has built and renovated homes and businesses for more than 30 years, is the only company to win both residential construction and remodelers showcase categories for two consecutive years (2012, 2013).

Kevco employs 10 people in Lake County and operates two showrooms in Leesburg, 214 S. 14th Street and in Eustis at 2104, S. Bay Street.

About Kevco Builders

For more than 30 years, Kevco Builders has been making dreams a reality for Lake County, Florida home and business owners. Our corporate culture focuses on measuring customer satisfaction, not revenue, as the gauge of our success. Whether a new construction project or renovation, the Kevco team provides the quality and expertise that makes us the most referred Central Florida contracting company. For information about Kevco Builders, please call 352-742-3398, visit www.KevcoBuilders.com or visit our showrooms in Eustis and Leesburg.

Joe Ziler
Kevco Builders
(352) 742-3398