Florida General Contractor


Sand Dollar Awards ~ Collier Building Industry Association


Best Office/Commercial Park over $5,000,000 / Arthrex, Inc., Naples

Best Commercial Project ($3,000,001 – $5,000,000) / LaMorada Clubhouse, Naples

Best Commercial Project ($1,000,001 – $3,000,000) / Esplanade Golf & Country Club, Naples

Best Retail Project under $1,000,000 / Republic of Decor, Naples

Best Public Works $1,000,001 – $3,000,000 / Marco YMCA Youth Development Center, Marco Island

Best Office/Commercial Park under $1,000,000 / BUILD Headquarters, Naples

Product Design of the Year – Single Family Homes $3,000,000-$3,499,999 / Naples Nouveau, Naples

Best Commercial Project/Remodel Over $5M / Greater Naples YMCA, Naples

Best Office/Commercial Park $1M-$3M / Hahn, Loeser & Parks Law Office, Naples

Best Showroom Under $1M / Kravet (Old Naples Millwork Building), Naples

Best Specialty Feature Over $100K / Arthrex Fountain, Naples

Best Commercial Office / VentureX, Naples

Commercial Contractor Project Restaurant Merit Award / Chapel Grill, Naples

Best Clubhouse Exterior / WCI Tidewater Preserve, Bradenton

Aurora Awards for Southeastern Region ~ SEBC / FHBA


Aurora / Talis Park Custom Residence, Naples


Aurora / Arthrex, Naples

Grand Aurora & Aurora / BUILD HQ, Naples

Aurora / Sarasota National Amenity Center, Naples

Aurora / Pelican Marsh Country Club Bar, Naples

Aurora / Kravet, Naples

Aurora / Republic of Decor, Naples

2 Grand Auroras & 2 Auroras / Greater Naples YMCA, Naples

Aurora / Hahn, Loeser & Parks, Naples

Pinnacle Awards ~ Building Industry Association

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

Best Clubhouse Interior / Kelly Greens Country Club, Fort Myers

Best Clubhouse Exterior / WCI Tidewater Preserve, Bradenton
Best Clubhouse Interior / The Club at Barefoot Beach, Bonita Beach

Summit Awards ~ Lee Building Industry Association

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

Best Commercial Remodel $1M-$1,999,999 / Chapel Grill, Naples

Best Interior / The Club at Barefoot Beach, Bonita Beach
Best Exterior / WCI Manchester Square, Naples


BUILD built our first Culver’s restaurant in Estero, guiding us through our first restaurant construction experience.  We were so pleased with BUILD’s integrity, ability to deliver, attention to detail, and warranty follow-up that we came to them without hesitation for our second location.  BUILD is willing to do budget work to earn business, is willing to coordinate owner trades, works well with our lenders, engineering and legal team, and works very hard to get ahead of potential issues.  There is much that goes into the success of any restaurant and BUILD willingly shoulders the responsibility to coordinate all aspects of the construction process so that we can focus on operational matters.  We look forward to working with BUILD on our future locations.
~M. Bresson

My builder was amazing,” says Ann. “The project manager just got me. He really understood my vision and always found ways to improve upon my ideas and bring them to life.”  “This home offers so many different experiences,” states homeowner and ESPN celebrity Colin Cowherd. “We’ve created a place where we can entertain and let loose with our friends, as well as spend quality time with our family.”
~Colin and Ann Cowherd

We would like to once again let you know of our high level of satisfaction with the build-out, coordination and services provided by BUILD, LLC, here. It is a rare occurrence to have the opportunity to work with such a professional and organized company. Both Danville and Trent have successfully stepped up to the plate and delivered. Both have been a pleasure to work with and while they maintained the quick pace that was required to get this completed on time, they also delivered on the level of finish that was expected… The many praises we have already received to date with regard to both the showroom and our relocation to Naples have been a testament to the collaborative efforts here.
~ B. Bazin

It is a pleasure to know that true professionals still exist!
~ M. Smith

From the onset of the construction process, you have demonstrated superb professionalism and commitment to detail, as well as extending exemplary customer service skills. I truly appreciated the efforts to meet the certificate of occupancy deadline. The physicians, staff, and patients are extremely pleased with the new office. I thank you for the excellence with which you approached our project. It is most definitely reflected in the final product.
~ D. Auclair

“Rob Zella was fabulous! In all my years of remodeling and building homes I have never experienced someone as polite, professional, and willing to please with everything I ask. He is so pleasant and kind in every way. I have cards of his to pass out to people in our building. I would’ve never recommended any of our previous contractors. Rob Zella and BUILD will be highly recommended by my husband Ed and myself.
~ Ed and Denise Hart

I believe that our project could not have been as successfully completed without having BUILD as our general contractor. I have found William Gaston to be a very professional and competent individual. His greatest strengths, in my opinion, are his values and ethics. He is also very organized and efficient. His approach to problem solving is unusual in today’s market. He goes to extraordinary effort to ensure client satisfaction. He focuses on fixing the problem and not the blame. But perhaps the thing about him that I admire most is: He does what he says he will do when he says he will do it.
~ W.D. Schuler

“We weren’t actually planning on you completing the home in as quick of a time frame as you did. We were caught a little off guard with our furniture delivery. ”
~ Custom Home Owner in Downtown Naples

I am writing this letter to let you know how pleased I am with your exceptional employees and support staff. I am impressed at the promptness and courteousness of everyone. I have heard in the past nightmares about how the construction industry works and I am happy to say that from the minute we had our first meeting with Jay Howard and Bill Gaston, I have been very pleased with the quality of service your company provides. Jay and Bill are excellent!
~ M. Goldstein

I want to thank you for doing such a great job on the build out of my restaurant. The best reason to work with BUILD is the fairness and ethical standards that the principal partners bring to the project. Being inexperienced in this aspect of restaurants, I was skeptical of making mistakes that would cost me time and money during construction. I correctly assessed early on in the bid process that your company would take a personal interest in the project to assure that quality, timely work was performed and, even more important to me, I knew I had someone on my side. Fair and conscientious are great adjectives to describe your company.
~ D. Witker

We have had the pleasure of working with Jay Howard and BUILD on dozens of projects for the past 9 years. We have repeatedly chosen to hire Jay and BUILD because they understand how to work with us and there is no project too challenging for them.

BUILD recently successfully completed an $11+ million dollar, 60,000+sf renovation and expansion for us at the heart of our corporate headquarters. With Jay Howard’s leadership, BUILD accomplished all of the goals we established for this multi-phased project. Our needs dictated the schedule be run 20 hours per day 6-7 days per week for over one year and BUILD delivered. Each phase of the project was delivered ahead of schedule and to the highest quality level.

We can, without hesitation, endorse and refer Jay Howard as an outstanding General Contractor.
~ David Bumpous

We have worked across the country with many different general contractors and construction managers. A firm and an individual that stands out as some of the best are Jay Howard and BUILD.

We recently completed a 16,000 sf law office project in Naples, FL where Jay Howard and his company BUILD worked diligently and intelligently alongside us (HQ in Washington DC) and the owner (HQ in Cleveland, Ohio).

The project was started early, finished early and to the highest quality level. Our mutual client, Hahn Loeser and Parks, was thrilled with their experience and they look forward to working with Jay and BUILD again in the future.

BUILD is an outstanding company and Jay Howard is a pleasure to work with. We look forward to future opportunities to work together.
~ Peter Hapstak III, HapstakDemetrious+ PLLC