SW Florida Commercial Construction General Contractor


A message from William Gaston and Jay Howard, Principals and Founders of BUILD, LLC

After graduating from the University of Florida’s M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building Construction, followed up by years of invaluable experience in the field, we had reached a significant point in our lives when our appetites for risk intersected with our collective construction and business experience. We had a vision. With the help of a booming economy, we knew it was time to start BUILD.

BUILD ‘broke ground’ in 2006. Since that time, BUILD has successfully completed over nine figures worth of projects throughout Florida, North Carolina, and Louisiana – all without litigation of any kind. We are extremely proud of how BUILD has grown into a highly esteemed, top ranked company in commercial and luxury residential construction.

Our gratefulness for all of the top level talent who choose to work at BUILD is unmatched. Thanks to our industry leading team, our respected repeat clients with exceptional vision, and the many topnotch design teams we partner with, BUILD has been awarded multiple Sand Dollar, Summit, and Aurora awards.

In 2017, BUILD expanded into North Carolina. BUILD Carolina, LLC is headquartered in Asheville and serves North Carolina as well as key markets in South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. BUILD is NASCLA Certified General Contractor which includes 14 states as well as the original location in Florida.

BUILD’s commitment to total quality management from pre-construction through warranty administration has paved the way for us to be where we are today. We are looking forward to many more decades of success and continued friendships.

William Gaston and Jay Howard