About Us

At Universal, building relationships is as important to us as the project itself. Whether you’re looking to restore a historic home, add-on, remodel a kitchen, create a unique outdoor space, or build a new house, our goal is to make the process as smooth as possible—providing a high level of service and value. With our attention to detail and ability to listen, the definition of value becomes clear from the start. We rely on good communications, which ensures that your expectations will be met. This way of working has been good to us—developing lasting relationships and resulting in countless referrals for over 30 years.

Universal Builders was founded by Wayne Teicher in 1985 after the birth of his son, Shawn. Today, Father and Son work side-by-side crafting beautiful homes. Wayne started in the masonry trade in the 1970’s. Since then he’s become accomplished in all the building trades enabling him to become highly skilled at the coordination of projects—bringing them to completion on time and within budget. Shawn, formally trained in architectural design, joined the team in the early 90’s. Shawn_Wayne_SepiaWith his design and building skills, he’s become a creative presence and valuable asset to Universal. Our support team of subcontractors is the culmination of the best skilled tradesman in the area. Most have worked with us for over 25 years resulting in good communications and quality-work. At Universal Builders we strive to deliver quality and value, whether working independently or in concert with architects, structural engineers and designers. Living and working on the Jersey Shore the Universal team has built a reputation of trust, honesty and quality craftsmanship through their work in Sea Girt, Spring Lake, Manasquan, and a wide radius of towns throughout Monmouth and Ocean County’s.

Your home is your most personal and valuable possession with many important decisions to be made throughout the building process. You want to work with professionals who have the same understanding and appreciation. We know our craft and can anticipate the things that are critical beforehand, giving you peace of mind that your project will turn out the way you envisioned.

A home is a living, breathing thing and Universal Builders views each project as much more than just the repetitive functions of home building. We look forward to building a relationship and making your dreams come true.