I earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management in 1998 from the University of North Florida and then my Building Contractor license in 1999. My concentration was in architecture and structural engineering. I worked my way through college as an AutoCAD draftsman for architects and engineers as well as on the jobsite working in nearly every trade. This has allowed me to provide a constructability analysis to develop the most economical and practical approach to their design. I have earned various degrees and certifications along the way which include EPA, OSHA and the International Code Council (Building Code). I also have maintained several professional organizations such as Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), Construction Management Association (CMAA), Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA) and International Code Council (ICC).
I have been around construction most of my life. While attending UNF I worked for CF Knight as an assistant Superintendent/Project Manager at Pablo Creek Golf Course Clubhouse, at Cypress Village Retirement Homes and maintenance building for Golf World. After graduation I built homes In Southampton for ICI Homes, and I enjoy working with clients to turn their ideas and dreams into reality. I have worked for some of the best companies in the industry as a project manager, project superintendent, project engineer, foreman, and laborer. I have managed large commercial projects, nursing homes remodels/additions, historic renovations, multiple projects, design/build, tenant finish, high-end residential, subdivisions as well as self-performed demolition, site grading, landscaping, concrete, carpentry, doors & hardware and siding for many of these projects. I have also negotiated and prepared contracts, close-out documents, RFI’s, ASI’s, submittals, daily reports, and I have estimated and maintained project budgets.
I have been fortunate to have managed large scale projects for clients including King Soopers/Kroger, Winn-Dixie, Pinon/Vinage Management, ABC Supply, Dick's Sporting Goods, Best Buy, Walmart, Hendricks Commercial Properties, Kerry Ingredients, Ebates/Rakuten, First National Bank, YMCA, State of Colorado, City of Brighton and Vail Resorts.
As a professional in the construction industry, I understand the frustrations of trying to find and hire a "contractor.” I started Avondale Construction because of my commitment to my reputation, ethics and ultimately my clients.
Integrity is what a person does when no one is looking. I have committed myself and my company to instill integrity back in the construction industry.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to working with you in the near future,
City of Brighton - Maintenance Facility