World Island Builders Robert Marshall

About

Robert Marshall is an award-winning custom home builder dedicated to giving his customers the Florida home of their dreams—designed to their specifications—and built with integrity and attention to detail. Among his many awards, Marshall was awarded the southeastern United States Aurora Award for Custom Home of Year in 2006 for a one-of-a-kind custom home that Marshall designed and built. The Aurora Award, given by the Southeast Builder’s Association, is recognized throughout the industry as the southeast region’s premier building and design competition and is the most coveted symbol of home building and design excellence.

Through Marshall Real Estate Development, Marshall developed and built several industrial projects. He also partnered with St. John’s Housing Partnership to develop and build Hancock Place, an affordable housing development. Through this partnership, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded them one of seven nationwide regional awards for Excellence in Energy Efficiency and Affordable Housing. Their region covered the southeastern United States, and they received the award in 2008 and 2010.

Marshall founded World Island Builders, Inc. in 1987, after working in the construction industry for ten years. He began by buying, renovating, and reselling older Florida homes. To date, Marshall has built over one hundred custom and affordable homes.

Marshall is a longtime member of the St. Augustine community and has severed on numerous boards, as well as chairman of the St. John’s County Builder’s Council, Housing Partnership, and Housing Finance Authority.

Custom Homes, Remodeling, and Additions

We are a Custom Home Design Firm. Weather you already have plans, or Need help to make your play fit your lot Or just want something totally You We can design it, and We can build it

Commercial Construction, Build-outs, and Remodeling

Building and Developing Commercial and Industrial Warehouses Projects



Professional Certifications

State Licensed General Contractor

License Number: CGC062191

Certified Green Professional (CGP)

The Certified Green Professional designation recognizes building professionals who incorporate green building principles into homes without driving up the cost of construction. Robert Marshall has achieved this certification with his one-of-a-kind custom homes, as well as affordable housing. Marshall has achieved Energy Star cetification with HERS scores as low as 55.

Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS)

For baby boomers and seniors who want to build a new retirement home, or who want to remodel their their existing home so they can remain in their home as they age, Robert Marshall is certified to help the fifty plus senior choose housing that fits their needs, livability, comfort, and aesthetics.



Awards

1. Aurora Award
Awarded by South East Builders Association, which is made up of the 11 Southern States.
Awarded Custom Home of Year 2006 for One-of-a-kind Custom Home
Awarded for Marsh Creek Country Club for Energy Efficiency 1991
Awarded for Butler Beach House for Energy Efficiency 1991

2. Custom Home of the Year
Awarded by Custom Home Builder Magazine
Merit Award 1994

3. Masonry Home of the Year
Awarded by Florida Concrete and Products Association

4. Builder of the Year 2000
Awarded by St. John’s Builders Association

5. Excellence In Leadership Award
Awarded 2004 by St. John’s Builders Association

6. Parade of Homes
Awarded by St. John’s Builders Association
Parade of Homes Award of Excellence 2006
Winner Parade of Homes Best in Category 2006
Winner Parade of Homes Judges Choice 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

7. Builder of the Year 2006
Awarded by St. John’s Builders Association

8. Builder of the Year 2007 for Affordable Housing
Awarded by the Housing Finance Authority of St. John’s County

9. Builder of the Year 2007
Awarded by St. John’s Builders Association

10. Florida Green Building Coalition
First Green Certified Home in St. John’s County 2008

11. 2007 Community Wide Landscaping, Florida Friendly Yards and Neighborhood Program Awarded by The Green Coalition of Florida
Awarded for Hancock Place, an affordable housing development, in partnership with the St. John’s Housing Partnership

12. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Award 2008
Excellence in Energy Efficiency and Affordable Housing
Awarded by the U.S. Department fo Energy
Awarded for Hancock Place, an affordable housing development, in partnership with the St. John’s Housing Partnership

13. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Award 2010
Awarded for Hancock Place, an affordable housing development, in partnership with the St. John’s Housing Partnership

14. Florida Green Building Coalition
Platinum Rated Certification
First Platinum Certified Home in North Florida
Awarded by the Florida Green Coalition.

15. Collins Center
Best Practice Award For Sustainable Florida Green Building
Awarded in Partnership with St John’s Housing Partnership for Hancock Place 2010

16. St. John’s Builders Council Hall of Fame 2008
The Hall of Fame award is given for many years dedication and outstanding service to the St. John’s Council.


Community Service


1. St. John’s Builder Association
Board of Directors 1992 to 2013
Vice Chairman 1994, 1995, 1998, 2003, and 2011
Chairman of the Board 1998, 1999, 2004, 2005 and 2012

2. Florida Builder Association
Affordable Housing Committee

3. St. John’s County Affordable Housing Committee
Founding Member Board of Directors
Vice Chairman 1994 and 1995
Chairman of the Board 1996 and 1997

4. St. John’s County Housing Partnership
Founding Member of the Board of Directors
Chairman 2001 and 2002.

5. St. John’s Vision
Private Sector Leadership Alliance

6. St. John’s Vision
Infrastructure Committee
Affordable Housing Committee

7. Housing Finance Authority
Board Member 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Chairman of the Board 2012, 2013