LEESBURG, Fla. — Blackton, Inc., one of Florida’s oldest and largest suppliers of materials to the homebuilding industry, recently earned a contract from D.R. Horton’s West Central Florida Division to supply all of the homebuilder’s new homes in OakRidge at High Springs northwest of Gainesville.
Michael “Micky” Blackton, chairman of the firm that opened a 15,000 square foot Leesburg location last year on Park Center Street, said his firm will provide an estimated $500,000 worth of ceramic tile and carpeting in the construction of 89 planned single-family homes ranging from 1,408 to 2,516 square feet at Oak Ridge.
D.R. Horton’s Express Homes brand feature energy saving homes in conveniently located communities at an affordable price.
Blackton has been supplying D.R. Horton with building materials for more than 40 years. The family owned business headquartered north of downtown Orlando, has been supplying the homebuilding industry from Jacksonville to Tampa for six decades.
Blackton said the work will commence within the next 30 days at the new community located at 16539 NW 190th St. off of U.S. 441, some 20 miles northwest of Gainesville.