ABOUT BUILD

BUILD is a complete construction management company from design conception to the finished product and beyond.

  • Founded in 2006
  • Headquartered in Naples, Florida and Asheville, North Carolina
  • Certified NASCLA General Contractor
  • Cultivates relationships with hundreds of specialty contractors
  • Fosters relationships with local municipal officials and inspectors
  • Award-winning project portfolio
  • Features repeat clients such as Arthrex, Artis-Naples, Collier County Tax Collector, Culver’s Restaurants, WCI, YMCA, Toll Brothers, and many more

LEADERSHIP

 

Bill Gaston

Principal/Founder

Over the past 20 years in the construction industry, William has managed over $100M of projects, from inception through warranty, for a wide variety of project types to include: clubhouse facilities, banks, office buildings, retail, fire stations, medical facilities, apartment buildings, assisted living facilities, condominiums, luxury homes, and industrial distribution facilities. William has held a state certified building license since 2002 and co-founded BUILD in 2006. He holds a degree from the University of Florida’s M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building Construction, the oldest, most prestigious construction school in the country.

Jay Howard

Principal/Founder

Jay has been successfully managing construction projects for more than 20 years. Jay’s extensive industry experience includes: exquisitely designed cutting edge office spaces, wet labs, clean rooms, material testing facilities, video production studios, custom and chain restaurants, retail and high net worth investment banks, office buildings, churches, art galleries, retail stores, government buildings, medical/dental offices, new and renovated clubhouses, high-rise hotels, 25MW tracker style solar power plants, condominiums, and bespoke homes. Jay co-founded BUILD with Bill Gaston in 2006. Jay holds a degree, with honors, from the University of Florida’s M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building Construction, the oldest, most prestigious construction management school in the country. Jay currently leads BUILD Carolina headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina. 

AJ Bremerman

Vice President

AJ monitors project performance to ensure all components are delivered according to the client’s expectations. He takes a leadership role in managing the client relationship together with the project resources. He oversees the GMP budgets, project operations, scheduling and financial reviews, and offers guidance throughout the entire construction process. The success AJ consistently attains in maintaining subcontractor resources, monitoring productivity, and overseeing safety and quality make him an incredibly valuable team member.

Brian Mayotte

Vice President

Brian joined the BUILD family in the spring of 2016 bringing with him more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He has been involved on both the commercial and residential sides of contracting with a background in retail, clubhouse, luxury single family custom homes, and multi-family home projects. His responsibilities as Vice President include owner relations, contracts, budget control, value engineering, and overseeing the project teams during pre-construction through post-construction. Brian’s hands on experience along with his degree in construction management bring a complete understanding of construction to the BUILD team. 

Norm Gentry

Vice President

Norm has over twenty-eight years of experience in the construction industry. Over the years, Norm has managed over 500 million dollars of commercial construction projects from inception through warranty for a wide variety of project types including clubhouse facilities, condominiums, independent living, office buildings, retail stores, fire stations, medical facilities, apartment buildings, and industrial distribution facilities. Norm has held a state certified General Contractor license since 2010 and is also a graduate of the University of Florida. As a Vice-President/Project Manager, Norm provides team leadership throughout the pre-construction and construction phases. He takes a leadership role in managing the client relationship and project resources. 

Chris Farr

Project Manager

With experience as a field manager before becoming a Project Manager/Estimator, Chris understands all facets of the construction process. Chris manages all aspects associated with the project, monitoring from start to completion and overseeing the budgeting, project operations, financial reviews, and scheduling. He has a proven record of achieving goals and leading others to achieve success beyond expectations with experience in both the commercial and residential industry.

Gary Smith

Project Manager

Gary has over twenty years of experience in the construction industry in both luxury residential and commercial projects. This vast experience allows for him to be versatile while providing excellent customer service to his clientele. As an Estimator/Project Manager, Gary monitors the project from start to completion where he will oversee the budget, project operations, financial reviews, schedules, as well as provide guidance and leadership for the client.  With previous experience as an on-site supervisor he has hands on involvement overseeing the intricacies of making a project successfully transition from the ground up. His approach ensures productivity, accountability among subcontractors, and ultimately customer service. 

Nick Walker

Project Manager

Nick has experience estimating and managing a diverse set of commercial and residential construction as well as fiber optic projects. Nick monitors project performance to ensure that the construction process and the product exceed client expectations. He holds a master’s degree in construction and facilities management from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. His coordination of problem-solving efforts is unmatched!

Rob Zella

Project Manager

Rob has over seventeen years of experience in luxury residential construction. He has worked with a broad range of styles that include green building, modern and contemporary design. Rob understands all components of the construction business and always provides superior service to all associated with his projects. Rob monitors the project from start to full completion ensuring that the client’s expectations are met. He will oversee the budgeting, project operations, financial reviews, schedule, and offer guidance and leadership for the client for the duration of construction. 

Scott McConnelee

Project Manager

With experience as a Superintendent before becoming a Project Manager/Estimator, Scott truly understands all the facets of the construction business. He provides world-class service to everyone associated with a project, monitoring from start to completion and overseeing the budgeting, project operations, financial reviews, and scheduling. Scott’s experience includes multi-family units, high-rise condo remodels, single-family residences, tenant improvements, restaurants, and clubhouses. 

Adam Shook

Project Manager/Superintendent

ASHEVILLE, NC

Adam has over twenty years of experience and has worked in every phase of construction. Adam has specialized in fine woodworking and cabinetry for ten years. He has a hands-on approach that allows him to ensure every project’s quality control is extraordinary. Adam’s extensive and well-rounded knowledge of construction allows him to envision each detail to ensure an effective and efficient building process. He exceeds client’s expectations and is dedicated to seeing that each project is successful through completion and beyond.

AWARD-WINNING WORK

Aurora Awards – Southeastern Region – SEBC/FHBA

2019 – Grand Awards

Best Commercial Project Under 20,000 sq. ft. – Ankrolab Brewing
Best Commercial Project Over 20,000 sq. ft. – Pelican Marsh Clubhouse
Best Green Construction – Manasota Key Waterfront Home
Best Custom Home Over 10,000 sq. ft. – Talis Park Private Residence 

2018

Best Custom Home 6,001 – 8,000 sq. ft. – Talis Park Custom Residence

2017

Best Commercial Project 20,000 sq. ft and over – Arthrex 

2016

Grand Aurora Best Commercial Project under 20,000 sq. ft. – BUILD Office
Best Commercial Project 20,000 sq. ft and over – Sarasota National Amenity Center
Best Interior Renovation – Pelican Marsh Country Club Bar
Best Interior Renovation – Republic of Décor
Best Rehabilitation Project – Kravet

2015

Grand Aurora Best Rehabilitation Project – Greater Naples YMCA
Best Renovation – Hahn, Loeser & Parks Law Office


Pinnacle Awards – Lee BIA

2014

Best Commercial Contractors Project Showroom – Audi-Volkswagen of Naples
Best Commercial Contractors Project Merit Award – Northern Trust

2013

Best Clubhouse Interior – Kelly Greens Country Club

2012

Best Clubhouse Exterior – Tidewater Preserve
Best Clubhouse Interior – The Club at Barefoot Beach

Sand Dollar Awards – CBIA

2019

Best Office/Commercial Project $1M – $3M – Ankrolab Brewing Company
Best Office/Commercial Project $3M – $5M – Falcon Lane Airport Hangar
Best Clubhouse – Azure
Best Commercial Remodel under $1M – Fit & Fuel Cafe
Best Commercial Remodel $3M – $5M – Pelican Marsh Golf Club

2018

Best Interior Office Renovation – Synergy Suites

2017

Best Office/Commercial Park Over $5M – Arthrex
Best Commercial Project ($3M – $5M) – LaMorada Clubhouse
Best Commercial Project ($1M – $3M) – Esplanade Golf & Country Club

2016

Best Retail Project Under $1M – Republic of Décor
Best Public Works $1M – $3M – Marco YMCA Youth Development Center
Best Office/Commercial Park Under $1M – BUILD Office

2015

Best Product Design of the Year – Single Family Homes $3M – $3.5M – Naples Nouveau
Best Commercial Project/Remodel Over $5M – Greater Naples YMCA
Best Office/Commercial Park $1M – Hahn, Loeser & Parks Law Office
Best Showroom Under $1M – Kravet (Old Naples Millwork Building)
Best Specialty Feature Over $100K – Arthrex Fountain

2013

Best Commercial Office – VentureX

2012

Best Clubhouse Exterior – Tidewater Preserve


Summit Awards – Lee BIA

2014

Best Showroom – Audi-Volkswagen of Naples
Best Office or Commercial Park under $1M – Northern Trust

2013

Best Commercial Remodel $1M – $2M – Chapel Grill 

2012

Best Interior – The Club at Barefoot Beach
Best Exterior – Manchester Square

 BUILD WELL. BUILD SUSTAINABLY. BUILD WELL. BUILD SUSTAINABLY.
 BUILD RIGHT. BUILD RELATIONSHIPS. BUILD RIGHT. BUILD RELATIONSHIPS.
 BUILD TRUST. BUILD IT TO LAST. BUILD TRUST. BUILD IT TO LAST.