MCG Homes is a north Florida home remodeling company located in the Fernandina Beach area since 2009. Our customers value our honesty, our integrity, and our dedication to clear communication. We stand behind our work and pride ourselves in being able to offer every aspect of residential construction, from new construction to renovation.
Real Estate Acquisitions & Administration
MCG Homes began with just one man, Sean Gossett. After earning both a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music, then spending several years as a professional musician, Sean realized in 2008 that since childhood his real passion has always been real estate and residential construction. From 2009 – 2016, MCG Homes was solely an investment company, buying, rehabbing and selling homes in northeast Florida. However, toward the end of 2016, Sean decided to expand the footprint of MCG Homes by offering the skills of his team to clients. Immediate success followed. ONE HUNDRED client remodels in the first year! And since, demand for MCG Homes has remained high, while Sean and his team focus on the skills his team acquired during their early days – whole house/condo remodels with the aim of maximizing the beauty, value and functionality of a space
Author Michael Hyatt says, “If your vision doesn’t require a team, your vision is not big enough.” At MCG Homes, our team and our accomplishments are a perfect example of this concept. Over the past nine years we have purchased, renovated, and sold over 70 homes in Nassau County. With our commitment to quality work and outstanding results, we have achieved continued success while enjoying the satisfaction of improving the lives of our customers.
At MCG, we believe that homes matter, because we believe that families matter. The memories made within the walls of our homes are absolutely priceless. We are committed to using your resources wisely, to bringing you the very best in workmanship, and to treating each home we work on as if it is our own.
I grew up in a “fix-it” family. We rarely had a car in the shop, or repairmen at the house. There are pictures of me helping my dad fix just about everything, from laying under the car to standing on the roof of the house. I graduated high school and immediately got a job working as a laborer for a boutique design and build firm.
I continued working in construction and heavy equipment repair while I completed my undergraduate degree in music education. (Yes, music education!) After teaching for a number of years, it was clear that teaching was not my calling. Naturally, I returned to what I was skilled at: fixing things.
After entering back into car repair and moving to management, I eventually made the decision to become a general contractor. Though I had considered opening an automotive repair shop, I ultimately chose contracting because I had never stopped building. Throughout all those years, I was constantly working side remodeling jobs. After putting together a business plan, I shared it with one of those clients I was doing side work for, Sean Gossett. As it turned out, we had the same vision for quality, integrity, and a love for building.
Certified General Contractor
Rick Picerno brings an amazing 48 years of experience to MCG Homes! When he was just 24, he started his own business, Diversified Drywall and Plastering, Inc. He then went on to earn his contractor’s license and establish Picerno Construction. He worked in south Florida as a general contractor for over 20 years before relocating to Jacksonville to live near his children and grandchildren.
Rick has a wide range of construction experience, from building hospitals, shopping centers, and high rises to completing over 1000 homes. He sees it as a vital part of his job not only to build structures but to build up the people he works with. What he enjoys the most about his job is the daily interaction with the MCG team. He leads by encouraging and inspiring the team to improve their skills and take pride in a job well done.
Darlene Bassett has two passions in life: remodeling and people. Growing up in a home where “dad could do anything!”, she developed a passion for work and a passion for homes. In fact, she and husband, Gary, are currently in the middle of a whole-house island remodel of their own – a tired 1950s ranch when they bought it.
Darlene knows building products, because before joining the MCG Homes team, she worked in home improvement retail, most recently as Design Consultant. Her past experiences uniquely qualify her because she understands beauty and function. She understands that we live in our homes differently now than in generations past. And because of this, she listens to our clients, and guides them toward the home of their dreams!