F.L. Fulghum Design Builders, Inc.

Tampa, FL

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I have been doing property and Home inspections for 30 years as a Builder and inspector certified by the state of Florida, I also can do building permits, management, inspections and construction service. My Complete Home inspection has been copied by other inspector, and most inspections take 1.1/2 hour to complete or more, and will have 18 pages or more with pictures and explanations to go along with them so you can clearly understand what is a defect and what is not a defect. I am a Navy Vet, and have been doing FHA and VA inspections for over 28 years, I provide 4 point and wind Mitigations, Roof and pools certifications, also Wood destroying insect inspections and mold and moisture, also structural inspections. I have been in business for over 35 years and have an A+ rating with the BBB, all my wind mitigation certifications can be updated within five years if you make improvements on your property, all my inspections have a 90 day warranty and we always give you a contract before we do the work. I have worked with FEMA and State of Florida and other agencies over the years and are completely knowledgeable of their requirements.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

We have been in business and in the Tampa Bay area for over 35 years. F.L. Fulghum is a third-generation builder in the Tampa area. With his grandfather, MH Foster, and brother, 0W Foster, they built in the Town and Country areas of North Tampa also South Tampa, also a Manhattan manor and many more developments throughout the area. His father, Lee, spent 50 years as a builder and developer in Florida and throughout the US and also overseas. FL, has the experience you need if you're buying or building, or if you need help with the Building department.
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Tampa, FL 33618

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9 Reviews
  • Betsy M. Apr 25, 2017
    Home Inspection
    Verified Review
    Frank is very knowledgeable and thorough. His work is very detailed and excellent. Report is organized and easy to understand. Will use his service again in the near future.
  • Lourdes F. Apr 19, 2017
    Home Inspection
    Verified Review
    Excellent inspector
    Frank was awesome! He did a thorough job and was always available for any questions/concerns I had. He was prompt and courteous. I highly recommend him.
  • Rick B. Apr 19, 2017
    Home Inspection
    Verified Review
    Excellent Service AND Pricing
    Excellent Service and Pricing ... worked well with our Insurance Company and Mortgage Company .. Frank is very accommodating and through
  • LORI P. Jun 12, 2016
    Pre Purchase Home Inspection
    Verified Review
    Frank gave us a thorough inspection providing us feedback on items that needed immediate attention and insight into the lifespan on others. His experience and knowledge of Home construction was also a valuable asset.
  • Juan M. Jan 13, 2016
    Fulghum Design Builders completed the exterior repairs on out home after the foundation contractor completed the sink hole remediation and reported that there wasn't enough money in the policy for the cosmetic repairs. Fulghum completed the job quickly and effectively and our home looks great again. I have recommended them to my friends and will keep their number in case I ever need them again.
  • Mathew C. Jan 7, 2016
  • Victoria H. Jan 6, 2016
    Frank and team converted a strange empty space in our office into a beautiful and functional video studio, complete with a green screen/cyc wall.
  • Roger P. Jan 6, 2016
    we have done several projects with frank-he is great at what he does
  • Mark D. Jan 6, 2016
    Mr. Fulghum was able to design and deliver drawing that we had requested in a timely and professional manner that eased us into the building process and ultimate completion. Mr. Fulghum went out of his way to help us secure the permit and to update the drawings as needed without any delay in building.


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Review their needs, and try to develop a plan to give our clients an idea of what they can expect to pay. By sitting down and listening to what the client wants and with years of experience we can put together an accurate cost they can expect from building a custom home, or to just a four point inspection.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Not only are we certified as a contractor and Home inspector also building inspector and having a bachelors degree in construction science a company is more than qualified to handle all your construction in building needs.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
No we don't, and anyone that tells you they can price work out buy a square foot price is someone you should run away from, you need a breakdown of what the cost are going to be, Block wall doesn't always cost more then a wood frame wall a living room doesn't cost the same as a kitchen or a bathroom in the bathroom or kitchen could cost anywhere from 5000 dollars to over $40,000 and given square footage that could be more than $500 a square foot.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
3rd generation contractor in Tampa Bay area you can say I was raised to do this.
What types of customers have you worked with?
We have worked with, School corporations, management companies and churches by checking us out on our website you can see just how diverse we are from the $2,000,000 warehouse to the $4000 bathroom remodel, or the builders grade house to the million-dollar custom home or the condo on the beach we take our clients step-by-step.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We do so manny project per month ask me what we did yesterday.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Think about what you want the person you hire to do, and understand that an estimate is not a quote always get it in writing so there's no miss understanding and draw sketches and take pictures together it will help you're understanding of what you want.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
You should never hire an company without checking them out first, you should never ask for references, in today's world you should look them up yourself by going to the better business bureau, The Florida Department a business regulations, and also check out County jail and other police records, I always recommend that to my clients.