Shore-Area Builders

Custom Homes, Renovations, Remodels & Commercial Construction

Custom Home Builder

Crafting your dream home starts with choosing a reputable building partner. For nearly 40 years, J. Lorton & Company has built coastal homes as tough as they are beautiful. We are worthy of your trust.

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Home Renovations

From modern-day minimalist to coastal chic, our retrofits and renovations breathe new life into worn-out spaces. Update your house or make room for guests with our Ocean County construction services.

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Commercial Construction

Decades of experience means your commercial project is in expert hands. Partner with J. Lorton & Company for light commercial construction, office build-outs and retail or restaurant renovations.

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J. Lorton & Company

Family-Owned Ocean County Builder

When it’s time to construct your dream home or commercial property, there is no substitute for experience. Since its 1983 inception, J. Lorton & Company has earned a reputation for enduring quality and artistry. With integrity as our guiding principle, we help our Shore neighbors craft thoughtfully engineered homes, workspaces and communities. Visit us in Forked River, NJ, where you can tour our state-of-the-art showroom and woodworking shop. Discover why families and business owners entrust their vision and investment to our team of design-build professionals.

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Why Choose J. Lorton & Company

It’s not every day you find a building partner with more than a generation of construction experience. John Lorton and his team of pros have proudly served the Jersey Shore since 1983, and J. Lorton & Company is one of the fastest-growing custom home builders in the region.

Specializing in coastal construction, energy-efficient design and full-home renovations, our experts also tackle smaller carpentry projects. We know the “little things” add big value to your work and living spaces—and quality is in the details. No matter your project size, trust our residential and commercial teams to approach every building phase with an exacting focus on the finer points.

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Industry Certifications & Affiliations
NJ Energy Start Program

J. Lorton & Company is pleased to partner with the State of New Jersey’s ENERGY STAR® program. Save money, solve indoor air quality problems and prevent energy waste with sustainable, whole-house solutions.

Velux 3 Star Skylight Specialist

VELUX® has been creating better living environments for eight decades. At J. Lorton & Company, we’re proud to carry and install VELUX no-leak skylights and roof windows for your home or business.

2-10 Home Buyers Warranty

Approximately 7 in 10 homes experience annual system or appliance breakdowns. The 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty safeguards property owners against mechanical failures and catastrophic repair costs.

Anderson-Certified Installer

For 115 years, Andersen Windows & Doors has pioneered products that outperform the competition. J. Lorton & Company is a factory-trained Andersen installer for new home construction and renovations.

Builders League of South Jersey

BLSJ is part of a trade association network that includes the NJ Builders Association. Since 1940, homebuilders and construction professionals have trusted BLSJ as an industry authority and voice for its members.

Shore Builders Association of Central NJ, Inc.

The SBACNJ connects the region’s most reputable and experienced building industry professionals. The organization has served Monmouth, Middlesex, Mercer and Ocean counties since 1945.

Horry Georgetown Home Builders Association

The HGHBA serves South Carolina’s Horry and Georgetown counties and works to elevate industry professionalism. This non-profit represents builders, developers, subcontractors and other trade pros.