Custom Home Builders in Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg are not all created equal. When making your decision on whom you will choose to build and design your custom home, take a long look at the company and the people you will be trusting to do the job. Our team approach ensures that the home’s design, aesthetics and functionality are maximized.
Devonshire Custom Homes has well over 100 years combined experience in building and designing custom homes.
Get to know our team and find out for yourself why Devonshire has an impeccable reputation.
When choosing a Custom Home Builder in Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg be sure the team you are about to hire has an impeccable reputation. That is Josh Layton’s mission with his company.
As the Managing Partner of Devonshire Custom Homes, Josh Layton is a second generation Tampa Bay home builder. His knowledge of the area and the lifestyle of the people who live here provides him with unique insight into what today’s buyers of new custom home are seeking. Josh has made it his personal goal that every customer, upon completion of their luxury custom home, will give his company a great reference. “I want to make sure my customers have a worry free, pleasant building experience. To get that perfect building experience, I make sure my customers are not only happy during construction, but by also providing a great quality home that they are happy with for years after they move in as well.” This commitment to excellence is reflected throughout the company.
Josh graduated from the University of Florida, M.E. Rinker School of Building Construction and has managed the construction of countless custom homes and holds an active residential construction license. He has over 15 years experience in the field of construction and management, including working on concrete block and framing crews and commercial construction. In addition to being the Managing Partner of Devonshire Custom Homes, Josh also has a very active role as one of Devonshire’s Construction Managers. He has established a strong team that works together to create a masterpiece with every home they build. Josh takes great pride in being at the helm of a thriving luxury home building company. He continues a family tradition of excellence and looks forward to leaving a legacy of very satisfied homeowners all over Tampa Bay.
Josh recently completed his own custom home on Davis Islands that he shares with his wife, Rebecca, and their labradoodle Sam.
Debbie Carver has been in the Customer Service and Construction Management field for over 10 years. Also a Tampa native, she grew up in the construction industry, Debbie learned first hand from her father, uncles and brothers all the ins and outs of the business.
With her enthusiasm and keen attention to detail her goal is to deliver the consummate home to every customer. “I really want my customers to have their dream home and I am always looking to eliminate the need for warranty related repairs, says Debbie.”
Debbie is proud of the incredible homes she has built and decorated. She has managed the construction of numerous homes all over Tampa Bay and is especially proud of the beautiful homes on Coffee Pot Blvd and on Snell Isle in St. Petersburg. Her personalized service ensures that her clients get the home of their dreams.
Another one of her many specialties are renovating old homes. Debbie is also experienced in commercial construction and has managed human resources for a large company. She brings a great deal to Devonshire Custom Homes and we are proud to have her as part of our team.
Rob has been a key member of the Devonshire team since 2012. Rob manages everything that has to do with construction. His goal is to ensure that each home is built to the highest quality possible.
Rob received his Bachelor’s degree from Miami University and has worked in the residential construction industry for the past 28 years. He is a Florida licensed Building and Residential Contractor.
Rob, and his wife, Traci, are the proud parents of two energetic boys.
As Partner and Business Manager Brooke wears many hats at Devonshire Custom Homes.
She handles writing the contracts, advertising, accounting, sales and marketing to name a few. She also keeps the office and all facets of the business running smoothly and efficiently. Her commitment to professionalism, quality and customer satisfaction is the key. From start to finish on a new home, Brooke works with clients to ensure the highest standards are met and that everyone has an enjoyable experience building their new home. Brooke is also very active in land acquisition.
Brooke was born and raised in Tampa. She graduated from the University of South Florida where she was on the women’s golf team. Growing up in a family of builders in Tampa, Brooke has keen insight into the business and has brought fresh and significant proficiency to the day to day practices and long term operations of the company.
Brooke has built two houses for herself in the last three years and it has really helped her stay on top of building trends, as well as provided a significant insight into the Devonshire Custom Homes building process. Brooke and her brother, Josh, are members of a Builder 20 Club through the National Association of Home Builders where they have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge from other builders from around the country.
Brooke lives in a craftsman style house in Palma Ceia with her teacup poodle Tucker.
As Assistant Project Manager, Karla is involved from the beginning with making sure every aspect is covered throughout the custom home building process. She is a liaison between our customers and our subcontractors and trade partners. She also reviews proposals and gets selections ordered.
As Warranty Specialist, Karla assists our customers in the maintenance of their homes within their first year of ownership. She works one-on-one with our homeowners and subcontractors to schedule and execute any warranty work needed.
Karla’s background in customer service plays a big role in the approach she takes with our customers. A customer’s time and satisfaction is at the top of her priority list.