Although this winter capital comes to life between November and April—the population swells by around 25,000—its refreshing tropical environment is a great place to call home year-round. Whether it’s your waterfront estate or a high-rise with great views that needs work, this list presents some of the best general contractors in Palm Beach.
These contractors can help you create the ideal coastal retreat. The firms on this list have decades of experience building for Florida’s unique terrain.
1400 Clare Ave. West Palm Beach, FL 33401
This colorful condominium in Palm Beach fits perfectly with its tropical environment. The great room is bordered by glass walls looking out onto a lush landscape. The ceiling drops in the dining area, marked by a dramatic chandelier resembling palm tree foliage. Those physical markers make the dining its own intimate space situated between two other sitting room areas. The home office isn’t any less bright: blue chairs against a lime green wall are balanced by a custom brown wooden shelf behind the desk. The kitchen is in lighter shades of blue and green, and a white quartz center island complemented by a kitchen bar doubles as additional dining space. A custom-made glass backsplash surrounds the countertops. The master’s bedroom continues the blue theme, as does the double vanity countertop in the master’s bath, complemented by dark wood around the tub. Secondary rooms come in yellow and blue and built-in bunk beds house additional storage space.
The condominium was renovated by Batten Construction. Batten has been building in Southern Florida since 1992. The firm takes on both residential and commercial projects and has built for Kate Spade, Michael Kors, and Giorgio Armani.
941 South Atlantic Dr. Lantana, FL 33462
This home in The Cove features chic but comfy interiors. The common spaces are designed in an open layout, and multiple dining areas flank the corner galley kitchen. Muted neutral tones offer a relaxed feel and complement the views through the glass wall, from the deep brown cabinet finishes and white countertops to the beige and pale blue seats. The master’s bedroom features a gray cushion headboard, framed by wood walls. At its foot, also facing the waters, is a glass leg table. It has the same access to the balcony as the living room. The double vanity master bath is clad in gray and white marble, while a wash area outside features nude stone-cladding.
Behind the home is residential remodeler Glynn Builders. Born and raised in County Mayo, Ireland, Gerard Glynn established the firm in 2011 after having worked around the world from England to New Zealand. The firm has since worked on high-end home and condominium remodels across South Florida.
Steve Cury Construction
515 N Flagler Dr. Ste P-300, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
As Vice President of Construction and Development for The Cury Group for ten years, second-generation home builder Stephen Cury oversaw over 100,000 square feet of multi-family projects. He then founded Steve Cury Construction in 2003, with a hands-on approach to building luxury homes on the waterfront of West Palm Beach. Cury brings careful attention to detail, partners with only the best subcontractors, and chooses the finest materials for every project.
This remodel in Flagler Court features a kidney pool flanked by multiple lounge areas. An outdoor dining area lies beneath a large pergola, with an outdoor grill and bar area. The outdoor shower is also situated in one corner of this structure, lined with a stone backsplash. Beside it, couches center around a fire pit, surrounded by palm trees. The home also has access to a narrow dock into the water.
2101 Vista Pkwy. Suite #229, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Third-generation builder Chris Bertolami leads this family-owned company that has been remodeling both commercial and residential projects in Southeast Florida since 2004. The firm has established itself as a go-to contractor for condominium work, highly recommended by previous clients and building management offices. Cambridge Construction provides hands-on personalized customer service no matter the size of the project.
The spaces in this contemporary remodel by the firm follow a distinct geometric shape, from the foyer to the great room. Art pieces adorn the foyer beneath the ceiling tray. Down the hall, the great room provides sweeping views of Palm Beach through large glass sliding doors opening to the wrapping balcony. West of the hallway is the kitchen, forming one end of the great room in a galley layout with its white quartz island and gray wooden cabinetry. A trimmed opening leads to the home office, which also provides access to the balcony. The master bedroom’s bathroom provides lots of space, two vanities, and separate glass-enclosed showers.
Prestige Construction & Development
631 US Highway 1 Suite 204, North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Prestige Construction & Development renovated this home on Jupiter Island in a blend of rustic charm and classic neutral tones. The kitchen is bright and airy; gold lines the range hood and cabinet handles. Wire chandeliers light up the gray and white marble top center island, along with a smattering of recessed lights. The living room accents are in deeper shades, with black bar cabinets against a gold wall on one end. On the other, a black stone-walled fireplace is flanked by white custom cabinetry. The outdoor areas come to life amidst their lush surroundings in orange hues, from the lounge chairs by the pool to the couches on the covered patio. Above the french doors are terra cotta roof tiles gently sloping downwards.
Prestige Construction has been building both high-end commercial and residential projects in Florida since 2003. Clients have come to appreciate its commitment to faithfully executing designs to the last detail, coupled with great project management and communication.
354 Toney Penna Drive, Suite 1, Jupiter, FL 33458
Crisp whites and blues complement the views of the ocean from this modern home in Palm Beach. Willoughby Construction built the common spaces in an open layout with the kitchen in the corner. The white cabinets flow merges beautifully with the white walls, and the counter juts out into additional dining space behind the six-seater dining area. The living room area looks out onto the wrapping balcony, which can be accessed through multiple glass doors around the room.
President and General Manager Craig Willoughby is joined by his sons Bryan and Jason in building elite luxury homes across South Florida. Before establishing Willoughby Construction in 2008, Craig built over 5,500,000 square feet and $300 million of commercial and residential projects in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. His sons grew up around his construction sites, and now they bring what they have learned to the company, serving as vice president and senior project manager. Bryan specializes in incorporating the best finishes in luxury spaces; Jason brings value engineering, especially to luxury condominiums.
Turtle Beach Construction
103 South US # 1 Suite 5A, Jupiter, FL 33477
High coffered ceilings open up this home on Pennock Point. Multiple sitting rooms connect to the palm tree-lined landscape outside through large glass doors and windows. Even the home office has its own access to the outdoor area. A covered patio houses more lounge areas alongside an outdoor grill. A narrow archway from the living room leads to the dining and kitchen area, which features two quartz-topped rustic wooden islands with finishes that match the cupboards. Wine cabinets lie beneath the staircase and lead to the large master’s bed and bath on the second floor. There’s also a family room on this floor, with access to a balcony looking out to the shore.
Hailing from Holland, Baastian Smallegange worked alongside his father in his construction businesses and was educated and then licensed as an engineer. He went on to establish Turtle Beach Construction in 1985. His son Sebastian—a construction management grad from Eastern Carolina University—took over upon his retirement in 2008. Sebastian has gone on to build other luxury homes in prestigious communities across Florida.
Sloane Construction Company
1804 North Dixie Hwy, Suite D, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Sloane Construction Company is a family business that has been building homes on Palm Beach for forty years since President Scott Sloane established it on the island. Jeremy Sloane joined the team in 2005, learning the ins and outs of high-end residential construction from the ground up as a site laborer, and now serves as vice president.
This historically sensitive renovation earned the Polly Earl Award from the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach. The Seaspray Avenue property was updated with an open floor plan and contemporary interior while preserving its landmarked bungalow exterior. Bright furniture and accents in the great room match the coastal atmosphere, and the home remains connected through large windows and glass doors. Dining and lounge areas have also been placed close to these sunlit areas. The white kitchen flows into the great room through a trimmed opening and an extended bar area. The bedroom’s accents are in more restful tones of teal and brown, and french doors open to the outdoor areas. There’s also an alfresco dining area amidst the lush landscaping.
315 9th St. West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Benitz Building was established in 2003 by Timothy Benitz, who has over 30 years of experience building in Palm Beach. Benitz oversees his skilled team as they carry out all types of construction and general operations. The firm has completed many estates and large-scale renovations on the island. It is a member of the NAHB, the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA), the Gold Coast Builders Association (GCBA), as well as the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach.
Benitz worked on this sprawling waterfront home on Lake Worth Inlet, taking advantage of the location to open up the structure with large windows and french doors. Light streams through the interior, from the coffered ceiling living and dining room to the dark wood home office. The breezy second-floor bedroom opens to a balcony fronting the ocean, as do the other spaces on this level. Even the master bath is lit up by large windows above the free-standing tub that sits beside the white wood-bordered shower. A long lap pool in the backyard is surrounded by palm trees, and palm trees line the driveway and patio as well.
Beacon Construction Group
231 Sunrise Ave. Palm Beach, FL 33480
Bespoke modern accents complement the clean lines of this contemporary European beach house in Palm Beach. Glimpses of the interior can be seen through the tall double door-shuttered windows flanking the gray front door. The white walls continue all the way to the vaulted ceilings inside. The spacious living room provides two long couches, both warmed by a ribbon fireplace. A trimmed opening leads to the round table-dining area and kitchen space. The galley layout features white and beige cabinets and finishes and gray countertops. Opposite these spaces is the master bedroom, with french doors leading to the outdoors. Beige steps bound by a white cement railing curve softly to the second-floor office and family room. The backyard houses a lap pool and several more lounge areas.
The team behind this home is Beacon Construction Group. Started by President Michael Conville in Boston in 1986, the firm started building winter homes in South Florida in 2003. Today, Beacon continues to build residences in Tequesta, Jupiter Island, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, North Palm Beach, and Vero Beach.
Woolems Luxury Builders
2301 Centrepark West Dr. Suite 150. West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Woolems Luxury Builders renovated this home in Palm Beach into a Mediterranean style, with new glazed terra cotta roof tiles and elegant archways. New mahogany windows, stone columns, and an upper porch area were also added to the 11,000-square-foot structure. A new standby generator—for emergencies—was also installed to power its six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, powder room, and a three-car garage. The back courtyard centers around a long lap pool, running side by side a patch of green and palm trees, with a trellis on the other side that provides shade. Woolems also added a new exercise room, sitting room, fireplace, and elevator.
CEO James Woolems started the firm over 40 years ago. A master builder and carpenter himself, Woolems continues to mentor his passionate and talented team as they build and renovate luxury residential homes across Southern Florida.