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SEDA – A Family Business

Posted on 29.12.2011

As SEDA New Homes, one of Jacksonville’s largest locally owned home builders, approaches their 30th anniversary in the home building industry, they reflect on what has made the journey the most rewarding.

“We are a family business,” says Linda Semanik, Sales Manager for SEDA New Homes. “I mean that in every sense of the word, from family members, to our employees and subcontractors, to our homebuyers. It is the relationships that we have built along the way that have meant the most to us.”

Back in 1982, John A. “Sandy” and Linda Semanik began with the vision of providing Jacksonville home buyers with the best quality home for their money and the best service, both before and after the sale. During the past 29 years, three generations of the family have worked for the company, from John’s father to the couple’s children.

“Many of our subdivisions and streets are named after family members,” says Linda Semanik. “For example, Flora Parke in Fernandina is named after Sandy’s mother, and we built the community of Arnold Ridge, which is named after Sandy’s father. The community of Sandy Creek in St. Johns County is named after Sandy, and Linda Lake Lane is named after me.”

The Semaniks credit much of their success to their employees, who they say are like family.

“Many of our employees have been with us over 12 years, some of which have been here over 20 years,” says Semanik. “We have been there for one another during the ups and downs of life, and the ups and downs of this unpredictable real estate market.”

Another reason that SEDA offers a superior product is because of their relationships with their subcontractors.

“We are very proud of the longevity of our relationships with our subcontracts,” says Semanik. “The consistency and volume pricing allows for dependability and low prices, so SEDA is able to produce a high quality home with upgraded features at an affordable price.”

 While the real estate market has been difficult over the past few years, many of SEDA’s buyers are repeat business or referred by happy SEDA homeowners. Many of SEDA’s employees and subcontractors have also purchased a SEDA home.

“When it was time to upsize or downsize, many of our homebuyers have come back to us to purchase their second or third SEDA home,” says Semanik. “We even have buyers who, after closing, have thrown us a party in their new home as a way of saying thank you.”

 Another reason that SEDA is able to offer a superior product is because of their relationship with their subcontractors. The consistency and volume pricing allows for dependability and low prices, so SEDA is able to produce a high quality home with upgraded features at an affordable price.

SEDA New Homes has sold over 6,000 homes in Jacksonville and are now building in eleven communities located throughout Duval, Clay, Nassau, Baker and St. Johns counties. Prices range from $120,000 in Magnolia West lot 136, to the upper $300’s in Isle de Mai on Amelia Island. All of SEDA’s communities feature NO CDD Fees.  

In addition to building in their communities, SEDA will also build their customized floor plan on your lot. For more information about SEDA New Homes, their communities and their model office hours, visit their website at