Orlando, obviously, one of the world’s most popular family vacation destinations. While its famed-themed attractions may steal the show, with the busy and well-kept city center and an ideal temperature, there’s an astounding amount of things to bring tourists and new residents in.
If you want to construct a multifamily building in the neighborhood, start with our list of the top contractors in the city. These firms were picked by our editorial team for their track record of performance, relevant experience, and honors.
415 Pablo Ave, Suite 200, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
FaverGray is a Jacksonville-based general contractor specializing in student housing, multifamily and active adult senior living. It has over 17 years of success in the industry having constructed more than 100 developments in 15 states and 61 cities across the Southeast and other parts of the U.S. The seasoned team of professionals have completed every project on schedule and within budget.
As construction and project managers, FaverGray promotes a “team first” mentality with all members of the construction team. This spirit of cooperation is fostered during pre-construction and continued beyond project completion. The firm’s staff has collective expertise in residential, commercial, industrial, hospitality, education, institutional, multi-family, student housing market sectors, senior living, and healthcare design and construction management.
90 percent of the firm’s business comes from repeat clients. Some of these projects were awarded in 2021 by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), including the Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award for Estero Parc, Ariza Forest View, STEP Safety recognition (Diamond Level status), and the Top Contractor Award from the Jacksonville Business Journal. Currently, FaverGray is building both a student housing community and multifamily community in the Greater Orlando area.
Roger B. Kennedy Construction
1105 Kensington Park Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Roger B. Kennedy Construction, a full-service builder and construction manager, offers pre-construction, design-assist, design-build, and general construction services, as well as fast-track planning and value engineering. The Kennedy family has been in continuous business for almost 145 years, spanning five generations. The company has been recognized among the Orlando Business Journal‘s annual “Fast-Track Five” fastest-growing, privately-owned firms in Central Florida.
Roger B. Kennedy Construction is also consistently placed on Engineering News-Record’s Top 400 U.S. Contractors, having continued the outstanding track record established in the Florida market by Plattsburgh-based Roger P. Kennedy General Contractor, Inc. in 1972. This was a quarter-century following its founding in New York in 1946. As a general contractor in Central Florida, the firm’s reach goes beyond the Orlando area. Its clients have selected the firm for a range of projects, including hospitality, multi-family, commercial, and healthcare construction.
First Florida Contractors
31 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127
For selective developers, First Florida provides reasonably priced commercial development. The firm has constructed approximately 22,000 housing units, 3,500 hotel rooms, and over 2,600 assisted living facilities and senior home units around the United States and the Caribbean since its foundation in 1963. It has also developed projects in 15 Florida counties in the last ten years. It is especially proud of its capacity to deliver exceptional outcomes for its clients in urban regions and small counties where projects are most required.
First Florida built the first LEED-certified affordable housing project in Miami-Dade County and is dedicated to leading the industry in producing sustainable projects. In addition to LEED, it has created several projects certified by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) using its National Green Building Standard program (NGBS).
4233 Pablo Professional Court, Suite 101, Jacksonville, FL 32224
LandSouth Construction is the Southeast’s leading general contractor specializing in multifamily construction. Founded in 1998, it has constructed more than 25,000 multifamily units across the Southeastern U.S.
LandSouth has been a multifamily industry leader for over 20 years. James Pyle, the company’s President and Founder has assembled an impressive team of estimating, construction, and industry experts, all with the same objective of setting a new standard of excellence in multifamily construction. He is a well-known expert in the multifamily industry and has developed the company’s success by delivering projects of high-quality, aesthetic appeal, and long-term value to his clients.
Walker & Company
931 N Pennsylvania Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
Walker & Company, Inc. is a Winter Park-based commercial general contractor serving the Florida market since 1974. The firm was founded in 1974 to address the construction needs of a growing Florida. Since then, the firm has pursued a strategy of balanced expansion to remain competitive in Florida’s dynamic economic climate. As a result, it has gathered a team of construction specialists committed to the old-fashioned belief that providing high-quality service necessitates hard effort and attention to its clients.
Walker & Company is now one of Florida’s leading construction firms. It has built nearly 30,000 multifamily units ranging from 12 to 556 units and 4,305 units of senior housing spanning independent living facilities, assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory care. Its projects include some of the most well-known constructs in Florida.
Winter Park Construction
221 Circle Drive, Maitland, FL 32751
As one of the major builders in the Central Florida construction sector, Winter Park Construction has been the driving force behind some of the most innovative, community-building, and skyline-changing projects. From its humble background to today’s high-profile projects, its “do it right the first time” ethos has established the benchmark for building competence across the markets in which it operates. WPC’s collective experience, innovation strategy, and attention to creating and cultivating relationships with its workers, subcontractors, suppliers, and partners testify to its fundamental value of constructing beyond the blueprint.
For nearly 50 years, the firm has set a standard of responsive performance and service superiority in building projects and treating its subcontractors, suppliers, and employees fairly and respectfully. Coastal Living Magazine, SRQ Magazine, Perspective Magazine, and Building Central Florida Magazine have all featured the firm’s work.
Picerne Construction Corporation
247 North Westmonte Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Picerne Construction offers comprehensive construction project management services for multifamily residential projects. Picerne’s construction is regionalized to create a competitive edge in value engineering, scheduling, and cost control. It can effectively budget projects in numerous markets since it has a good understanding of local building prices and procedures. Additionally, the firm’s building volume allows it to secure favorable terms with suppliers, resulting in considerable material and equipment savings.
Robert Picerne grew up in the Picerne Real Estate Group, a family-owned real estate investment firm headquartered in Rhode Island. As COO, he spent more than a decade directing Picerne Real Estate Group’s substantial growth into the southeast and sunbelt states, where he was responsible for creating over 15,000 multifamily apartments. Today, the firm is one of the largest family-owned multifamily developers and owners in the U.S., with more than 45,000 multifamily units.
Royal American Construction
600 E Colonial Drive, Suite 320, Orlando, FL 32803
With 50 years of experience managing multifamily housing, Royal American Construction can balance the needs of its clients, residents, and staff members while optimizing the execution of both established and newly constructed acquisitions. RAC is a multi-award-winning Accredited Management Organization (AMO) based in Panama City with regional offices strategically situated across the Southeast.
Royal American takes a creative approach to obstacles and assures a constant level of quality across the entire life cycle of creating, constructing, and overseeing multifamily communities, with professionals in every sector collaborating closely. Royal American Construction has almost fifty years of expertise in building multifamily, mixed-use, and commercial complexes, including more than 140 multifamily communities, large-scale developments, hotel facilities, and commercial projects.