The Emmer Group is an umbrella name for several companies associated with the Emmer family. Emmer Development Corp., Emmer Management Corp., Gibraltar Title Insurance Agency, Ocala Housing Corp., and Stoneridge 3800 Corp. are a few of the companies included in The Emmer Group.
Phil Emmer began Emmer Development, a new home construction company, in Miami in 1954. At the time, an American family could buy a 1,500 square foot home for under $20,000.
In 1960, an opportunity to build low-income housing arose in Gainesville. Even with almost insurmountable problems, this difficult process turned into a solid social and economic success and was a major part of raising the living standards of hundreds of families in the community. Mr. Emmer became a pioneer in the pursuit for affordable housing. The company received many local and national honors and awards and served as a model for builders all over the country.
Since its beginnings in the 50s and 60s, The Emmer Group has been responsible for more than 8,000 homes and apartments in more than 100 communities all over the state of Florida. Owned and operated by the father-daughter team of Phil Emmer and Lori Emmer McGriff, the Emmer Group continues to be a success today.