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John Stoudenmire Carter Architect, P.A. is a full service architectural firm. The firm is small, emphasizing an in-depth personal involvement with each project and client. Mr. Carter has spent thirty years developing his business philosophy. We at "Carter Architecture" believe that if the Owner, Architect, General Contractor and Engineers are allied and work together, as a team, that any project will be a greater success – aesthetically, functionally, and financially. This is the hallmark of our approach to each project.

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We know what we are doing.  We have demonstrated our capabilities to the DeLand community for the past 30 years. We feel that we have enriched the built environment of West-Volusia and stand ready to continue doing so in the future.

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Project Spotlight

Mac's on Main

3,400 s.f. 

DeLand, FL

The Mac's on Main Restaurant evolved from the re-branding of an existing 3,400 s.f. restaurant which was located in the basement of a historic building located in downtown DeLand.

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Over the years I have come to really appreciate Jack Carter's skill set and abilities as an architect.  He has proven to be a deft negotiator while remaining firm in his own personal convictions for being honest and doing the right thing.  His insight and problem solving across a wide genera of issues has resulted in remarkable success.  His consistent on-site presence during all phases of the construction is a statement of commitment and certainly shows in the final execution of the work and the speed in which projects were successfully completed.  I have noted that Jack's enthusiasm for providing quality work is not diminished by the size of the project.  He consistently gives his best, striving to give a justified balance  between fiscal responsibility and aesthetic appeal. He does all of this while assuring that Stetson gets buildings that are functionally sound and yet offer flexibility for the future.

- David C. Rigsby,
STETSON UNIVERSITY: Senior Assistant for Special Projects

My partner, Dr. Kevin Barber, and I had the pleasure working with Jack Carter in the design of our new state of the art facility in DeLand.  We found his work to be exceptional.  He investigated many sites on our behalf and designed a building that is tailored to our very specific needs  Jack's insight and knowledge of medical design was instrumental in his ability to understand our goals and transform them into a building which is both functional and beautiful.  Another attribute that Jack brought to the table was his management of the construction process.  He was very attentive to quality and worked to push the process ahead aggressively. We both valued his input and his willingness to work outside traditional business hours.  We, and out staff, really appreciate all that Jack put into our building.  It is an unqualified success.

- Dr. Robert Cordero,

I have had the pleasure of working with Jack Carter since I opened BACE Construction in 2004. We have worked on many projects at Stetson and others within Volusia County and beyond. We have worked with him in both a traditional design-bid-build manner as well as in a "design build" relationship and found his work to be far more clear and complete than other design professionals.  Jack is very involved in working hand-in-hand with subs to get the best for his clients.  He is also very active during the construction process, to facilitate speed and accuracy.  He will literally get in a ditch or climb through an attic to make sure that things are being done right.  This helps all of us and his passion is an incentive to those around him.  He is so respected for his honesty and integrity that he has been allowed to do inspections, on behalf of local municipalities.  Jack is a valued friend, both personally and professionally, and we at BACE Construction look forward to each project that we can work on together.

- Tim Eden,
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