Rear elevation of Long Beach Island beach home, Long Beach Island NJ
Long Beach Island - Custom Home

Luxury Long Beach Island Builders: Custom Beach Homes

26 YEARS Ziman Development 1998 - 2024

Long Beach Island Beach Homes

Barnegat Light • Harvey Cedars • Long Beach Township • Surf City • Ship Bottom • Beach Haven

When building a new Long Beach Island beach home, everyone wants to make their home special. However, building a custom home can be overwhelming. Where do you start? Are there budget considerations? What about the style, design, and plans? Is the lot located in the right neighborhood or location? Are there homeowner association, community, city, or state restrictions that may impact the design or plans?

Waterside home with a sophisticated stone exterior and private balconies, Long Beach Island NJ
Long Beach Island Custom Home


Many owners wonder if there is a professional that they can trust who will take full responsibility for the entire project? Should you form a team? Which professionals do you need, and how do you select Long Beach Island builders that will bring your dream home to life?

These are all valid questions and concerns.


Front view of luxury beach cottage with water views, Long Beach Island NJ

Ziman Development has been building custom homes since 1998. Ziman Development is honored to be ranked #1 on Houzz.com in and all of Long Beach Island. The Ziman Development design team will work in collaboration with nationally recognized architects and interior designers.

Light and bright custom-built kitchen that transitions seamlessly to the outdoor balcony, Long Beach Island NJ

Ziman Development understands that you want your own special place that reflects your style and taste. Our process, "The 5 Simple Steps"™ was created as a system based on the collaborative model that allows you to describe what you want, the design team draws it, you approve it, and Ziman Development builds it, on time, and on budget.

Building a custom home to match your lifestyle is the focus of Ziman Development. It's what we do. Choose Ziman Development to build your new custom home and enjoy our promise of a Ziman Development 5-Star Experience. You've made it, now live and enjoy it.

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Why Ziman Development?

3 Reasons To Select Ziman Development As your Long Beach Island Builders

Over the last 26 years, Ziman Development has perfected the Collaborative Method. This gives us the opportunity to make a promise of a 5-Star Experience to everyone.

There are 3 reasons why we can make this pledge:

  1. Process
  2. Team
  3. Execution

PROCESS: Ziman Development understands that you want your own special place that reflects your personal style and taste. Our process allows you to describe what you want, the design team draws it, you approve it, and Ziman Development builds it.

TEAM: Ziman Development assembles a team for each project, based on trust, in collaboration with architects and interior designers. We use top sub-contractors and suppliers to guarantee the highest quality building standards and a 5-Star client experience.

EXECUTION: Our clients expect the best and refuse to take unknown risks to cut costs. Close attention is paid to the requirements of time, budget, design, and craftsmanship. Years of experience have increased our expertise and capacity to integrate state-of-the-art systems and value engineering, as well as practical solutions to unique, and common design challenges.


"The 5 Simple Steps"

Inspired Design

Exciting design ideas drive every project. It all starts with our listening and idea session.

Ziman Development understands that you want your own special place that reflects your style and taste.

STEP ONE: “Let’s Talk.”™ This is a listening and idea session to establish the scope and estimated budget range for your project. Your space needs, design preferences, and personal details are all identified.

Front elevation of waterfront beach home boasting luxury amenities, Long Beach Island NJ
Long Beach Island Custom Home

STEP TWO: “Storyboard Process,”™ This step is when your design team is selected and ideas are transformed into a preliminary schematic floor plan. Your estimated budget range is revised to reflect the accepted plan and a chart of allowances is created for the selection process that follows. Specific code or structural issues will be assessed and resolved at this stage.

Elegant great room boasting bay windows and overlooking the ocean, Long Beach Island NJ
Long Beach Island Custom Home

STEP THREE: “Rendering to Scale,”™ is where selections and specifications are finalized to complete the bid process. A full set of construction plans are created to maximize design, innovation, and value engineering to meet your budget. Upon completion, a final construction agreement is presented for your approval.

STEP FOUR: “The Big Event,”™ is when the Ziman Development construction team transforms your plans into reality. Your plans are built to specifications.

Light and bright breakfast nook overlooking the water, Long Beach Island NJ
Long Beach Island Custom Home

STEP FIVE: “Happily Ever After.”™ Your project has been completed, on time, on budget, and Ziman Development has earned your 5-Star review.

Our process, “The 5 Simple Steps” allows you to describe what you want, the design team draws it, you approve it, and Ziman Development builds it.

By following “The 5 Simple Steps,”
You'll love your home!™

the Ziman group was effective communicators and creative problem-solvers

Mary and Rocco Ricciardi

We are in our home about four months now and could not be more pleased with the home and the after sale service.

Joe and Linda Ritzel

Ziman Development has accomplished building a personal paradise for our family and friends!

Tom and Melanie Elliot

Ranked #1 Long Beach Island Builders

Ziman Development is becoming a household name on Long Beach Island for good reason. With a shared commitment to craftsmanship, quality materials and customer satisfaction, our construction firm has become the go-to builder for many homeowners. Our attention to detail is unparalleled—from the initial design through completion of the final product. As a result, our custom homes reflect unique and personal touches that create lasting memories for homeowners and guests alike. And not to be overlooked, our commitment to sustainability is evident in every project which further enhances Ziman's reputation as one of the island's premier builders. Ultimately, it’s clear why Ziman Development has achieved a lofty ranking in everyone's list of favorite Long Beach Island builders!

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Long Beach Island Luxury Home Living

Discover Luxury Home Living from Beach Haven to Barnegat Light. This magazine helps you to understand the process and benefits of building a custom home or remodeling a luxury home with Ziman Development. Design ideas, striking interiors, and more.

How much does it cost to build a home in NJ?

Many buyers feel building a home can be very expensive and overwhelming. Where do you start? What are the budget considerations? Others wonder if there is a professional that they can trust who can guide them through this process. The price of building a custom home starts with the cost of building the shell. The shell typically accounts for 40-60% of the total cost of a custom home. The size and architectural style of the home are the major factors affecting the shell price. The remaining costs of construction, which will represent 40-60% of the total cost, are based on lot improvements, design, and material selections. Overall, the buyer is in full control of the final price by making decisions on over 60% of the features that will cause the final pricing to be at, above, or below their desired budget. For further information, download our free guide.

How much does it cost to build a 2000 sq ft home in NJ?

Building a dream home in New Jersey can often be an expensive endeavor. Depending on the type of finishes and features you include, the cost to build a 2,000 square foot home anywhere in NJ will range between $414,000 and $1 million plus. Although it is true that the houses in NJ are generally on the smaller side, the choice of materials and styles can still have a drastic effect on the overall cost of your project. Overall, it costs somewhere between $230 and $600 per square foot to build a house in New Jersey, making that dream home come with quite the hefty price tag!

Where are the most new homes being built 2022?

There is no definitive answer to the question of how much it costs per square foot to build a house in NJ as each home is unique. Design, schedule, and budget are all factors that control the final pricing of a custom home. After years of working with homeowners, we have found that the best results are achieved when there is a clearly defined objective, an effective strategy, and a workable plan to follow. The two methods used for luxury home projects are known as the Competitive Bid Method and the Collaborative Method. The Collaborative Method is best for assuring that the buyers pricing goals are achieved. It is important to understand who will be making the decisions that affect costs and how those decisions are made. The builder and design team should give the buyer options for each selection with clear allowances established ahead of time, to help reach the desired budget.

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