Next Design & Build is a one-stop-shop for homeowners looking for something unique & personal.



A concierge style design & build company with…


1 …a fresh approach

Here at Next we do things differently. Our concierge style service means we really get to know you, your requirements & your individual goals & we guide & support you through all stages of the project making it an enjoyable & rewarding experience for all.

And the great thing is that from our initial meeting to handing you the keys we’ll be the only people you’ll really need to talk to, which means no more juggling designers, contractors and suppliers.

2 …a perfect balance

We balance high-quality design & construction with responsible ‘sustainable’ philosophies underpinned by practical strategies & value based planning, all resulting in a home that meets the needs of today’s sophisticated homeowners.

3 …a quality service

We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction & the highest quality services & build open & honest ‘2-way’ relationships backed up by a totally transparent scheduling & budgeting plan.

4 …a responsible outlook

The environment is very important to us & we adopt many energy & resource saving strategies & ensure all our projects include the la test energy-efficient & sustainable features.

5 …a high-tech approach

Our smart-home systems are designed around you & your lifestyle & seamlessly help with daily tasks. So no matter where you are you can check on your home with a simple click or swipe.

6 …a great team

We’re passionate about creating the Next-Generation of modern, livable & connected homes, homes that incorporate the latest design philosophies, modern construction techniques & smart-home technology.

Darren Brinkley

A design & build professional with more than 15 years experience creating beautiful & innovative homes for some really great clients. He has a real passion for design combined with a sustainable and realistic approach to construction. Darr en designed & built the first green LEED certified home in Florida and has won many design & sustainability awards, including being recognized as a Sunshine Ambassador to the City of St Petersburg. Darren previously founded REAL Building & worked with many clients in the Tampa Bay area and beyond.

Ryan Tempro, PMP

An experienced construction project manager with 25+ years working on residential & commercial construction projects. Ryan has been involved in projects ranging from single-family homes to high-rise towers & has a keen eye for detail & high quality control standards. He is a Certified General Contractor (CGC) & a Certfied Marine Contractor (CMC), plus is a Certfied Project Management Professional (PMP).

Thomas White, PMP

An accomplished Project Manager with over 12 years experience working for several top tier contractors in both heavy civil and offshore construction. Tom’s expertise lies in project planning, controls and estimating with special focus on quality and attention to detail. He has a degree in Engineering and is passionate about architecture, design and construction.