Jersey Shore Custom Homes

Building Your Family’s Dream Space

Every year, the allure of the beach and laidback spirit of waterfront living draws retirees, families and businesses to the Shore. J. Lorton & Company made Forked River, NJ our home for the same reasons—and we’ve spent the last four decades helping neighbors build and renovate custom-styled coastline retreats.

When it comes to seaside, lake or wetland living, your home should be a haven and secure retreat from climate extremes. Building on or near the beach calls for specialized construction techniques, attentive maintenance and high-grade materials made to endure these harsh elements and more:

  • Daily sun exposure
  • Salt air & unrelenting moisture
  • Hurricanes & nor’easters
  • Extreme flood risks
  • Hazardous winds
  • Mold & mildew growth
  • Wood rot & material decay
  • NJ Coastal Construction Experts

From corrosion-proof framing materials to foundations that withstand soil erosion, the building blocks of your beach home matter. J. Lorton & Company engineers Ocean County estates, cottages and bungalows that are tough on the outside and welcoming on the inside. We start with materials like impact-rated glass and roofing, reinforced windows and exterior materials naturally resistant to the elements. Our building supplies are as tough as they are aesthetic. Then, relying on the latest coastal construction practices, we fuse imagination with workmanship to create thoughtful homes that stand the test of time.

After 40 years in New Jersey, generations of customers have come to appreciate our family-owned culture, attentive service and focus on detail. These are just a few of the reasons we’re one of Ocean County’s fastest growing builders!

Renovations & Smaller Projects

Our team loves ground-up construction projects and coastal home-building, but our tradition of excellence doesn’t stop there. Trust us to deliver on-time and on-budget, no matter what you need. Expertise includes:

Serving the Jersey Shore & Coastal SC

Your new home investment requires an emotional and financial investment that shouldn’t be taken lightly. J. Lorton & Company has partnered with thousands of clients since our 1983 opening, and you can always trust the results. When you hire John Lorton and his close-knit team of carpenters, design-build professionals and general contractors, no project detail is too small. Quality begins with attention to the little things, and every detail of your home is significant to us.

Most importantly, we’re honest to a fault—and transparent in every client communication. From bid to completion, we deliver an exceptional customer experience. Begin your home-building journey with a call to our coastal construction experts: 609.693.8380. We’ll craft a home worthy of your family memories.

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Trusted Jersey Shore Home Builder
Verified Customer Reviews

"The cleanup after completion was superb."

John Dykhouse Forked River, NJ

"I thank you for a job well done"

John Judge Forked River, NJ