Welcome to our site! You are now looking at one of Northwest Florida’s premier custom home builders, Urban Infill Corporation (UIC). The name may sound strange, but it reflects the actual “infilling” or development/re-development of land in an urban setting. UIC prides itself on quality, detailed home construction at an affordable price. We have built custom homes valued under $120,000 all the way up to nearly $1.0 Million. More than likely we can build the house of your dreams within a reasonable budget.

The Urban Infill Corporation (UIC) was founded by Robert “Chris” Vail to provide affordable custom home construction.  Mr. Vail is both a Professional Engineer and a Certified Building Contractor who started in the construction trade by renovating historic homes. The knowledge acquired from the elaborate renovations led Mr. Vail to study new home construction.  When you partner with Mr. Vail to build the home of your dreams, you not only partner with professional contractor, you also partner with a detailed engineer who brings organization and professionalism from the engineering field onto the jobsite.

Also, if you own a lot or a piece of property and wish to build a custom home, we will gladly prepare a cost estimate for a complete and engineered set of construction plans. There are lots of builders who specialize in single-story, brick, slab-on-grade, and 2-car garage out front style homes; we are not one of those. We specialize in old Florida vernacular–deep porches and roof overhangs, raised foundations, detached garages and traditional siding.


Based on 3 reviews
Based on 2 reviews
Misty Williams
14:43 31 Oct 22
I first met Chris of Urban Infill at a charity event in 2016 when I was contemplating building a home from scratch. Meeting Chris turned out to be a huge blessing. I had a very specific idea of what I wanted and Chris helped me improve upon it. He gave me some amazing ideas that I hadn't considered, and suggested some changes to my original idea that ended up being 1000% better. His extensive knowledge and professionalism made it easy to choose his company to do the job. I would say that I would use Urban Infill again, except that I won’t need to!
Jennifer K
20:14 26 Aug 22
When we were ready to build our second home in Florida, we contacted Chris and Urban Infill. We had met with multiple companies but Chris seemed to best understand what we wanted for our home, so we chose Urban Infill.Chris spent significant time speaking with us to understand our needs and help prepare us for the journey ahead. He provided excellent design suggestions and was patient with us while helping to select the best materials to achieve the outcome we desired. The team at Urban Infill was very friendly and exceeded our expectations throughout the process. Who knew building a home could be stress-free? Our new home was completed on time and is absolutely beautiful thanks to Chris and Urban Infill!
John David Ellis
16:23 16 Dec 19
Chris Vail is unlike many contractors that I've ever worked with, and as a real estate professional that has worked with him on a number of projects, his approach is refreshing and appreciated. He is attentive and conscientious of his clients' wants and needs, and will go to great lengths to accommodate them. He is communicative, and has implemented software tools to bring more transparency into the building process - simplifying the selection process for a custom build and allowing clients to see the progress even if they're living afar. I am proud of every Urban Infill project I've been involved in!
Billy Mack
19:23 01 Jun 15
Jenny Stewart Sonntag
21:42 28 Feb 14