About Secure Built

The Oaklen II - Master

A Local & Trusted Brand

The “Secure” name means something in and around Ocala and Central Florida. It means an unsurpassed commitment to quality and client service. Just ask the hundreds of home owners we have served throughout the region. Our extensive background in insurance restoration & geotechnical construction, combined with our proven professional background is what sets us apart from other custom home builders in Ocala, FL.

Company Overview

  • Active Members of Marion County Building Industry Association.
  • $2,000,000.00 surety bonding aggregate
  • Excellent+ level of credit & payment history with all suppliers, subcontractors, vendors & banking relationships.
  • Exceptional financial strength.
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Ryan Gummer

Ryan Gummer

Contractor & Owner (CRC1331562)

Dedicated, results-oriented professional with over 24 years of hands-on experience as a Contractor and firm owner in the central Florida construction industry. A Marion County, FL resident since 1985, Mr. Gummer has obtained significant knowledge of local area geological conditions and is often contacted by area construction professionals for knowledge and information.

  • Founded and operated multiple construction contracting firms since 2007 with offices in Marion & Hernando Counties.
  • Successful background in accounting & finance, strategic planning and construction management.
  • Regarded as a trusted authority in local geological construction matters, providing invaluable geotechnical guidance to fellow industry peers.
  • Successfully completed over 1,000 residential and commercial projects, totaling more than $70,000,000.00 in value since 2007.
  • Design+Built multiple award winning model homes as recognized by Marion County Building Industry Association (MCBIA).

Kyle Lefebvre

Sales and Client Management Associate
June 2021 – Present

  • Your first point of contact when considering Secure Built, LLC for your next home.
  • Assists with sales processes, ensuring clients’ needs are met and expectations are exceeded.
  • Manage client relationships throughout the home building process, providing support and guidance.
  • Administer the warranty program post-occupancy, ensuring client satisfaction and addressing any concerns promptly.
  • Can provide firsthand experience and insights into the build process by building and living in a Secure Built custom home in Marion County, FL.

Marion County Fire Rescue | Lieutenant Firefighter/Paramedic

2006 – Present
  • Currently serves as a dedicated firefighter and paramedic, demonstrating leadership and teamwork in emergency situations.
  • Upholds departmental protocols and safety standards to ensure the protection of lives and property.
  • Train and mentor junior firefighters, contributing to the professional development of the team.
Kyle Lefebvre
Nicole Cortez

Nicole Cortez

Dynamic and results-driven professional with over 15 years of tenure with Secure Built, LLC and its affiliated companies. I share with clients, my expertise in creating functional and aesthetically pleasing living spaces within budget while providing timely client service.

Florida Real Estate License #SL3370117, [2017]

Office Manager & Interior Design

  • Performs office operations, including managing administrative tasks, project permitting, coordinating client meetings, and handling correspondence between clients, suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Advanced knowledge of new construction design principles to create bespoke living spaces, kitchens, bathrooms, and closets for custom homes, ensuring both functionality and aesthetic appeal.
  • Assist clients in planning, estimating, and project execution, providing valuable insights and recommendations to enhance outcomes.
  • Management of client allowances and expectations within budget constraints.

Volunteer Experience

  • Marion County, FL resident since 1990.
  • Actively involved in community service initiatives including volunteering time and expertise to various charitable organizations and community events.

Houston Brothers

I’m a State Certified Residential Contractor #CRC1332964 with over 7 years of progressive experience at Secure Built, LLC with a proven track record of overseeing successful home builds from project planning to completion.

Secure Built, LLC

  • Manage a wide range of residential construction projects, including advanced, luxury home builds and multi structure same property construction.
  • Performs project planning, layout, production, safety, scheduling of crews & equipment, while overseeing company quality control efforts.
  • Coordinate with inspectors, owners, subcontractors, and vendors to ensure project timelines, budgets, and quality standards are met.
  • State Certified Residential Contractor (#CRC1332964), ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations and codes.

Local, Marion County Landlord

  • Currently manage a portfolio of rental properties, overseeing tenant relations, property maintenance, and financial management.

Maintenance Volunteer

  • Actively contribute to the maintenance program at my church, participating in regular maintenance tasks and repairs to ensure the safety and functionality of the church facilities.
  • Collaborate with other volunteers to develop and implement preventive maintenance plans, resulting in reduced maintenance costs while improving facility conditions.

Personal Information

  • Married with 3 children.
  • Enjoy spending free time on family kayaking trips and mountain biking at our local Santos trails.
Houston Brothers

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