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About Builders by the Sea

Builders by the Sea is a licensed and insured residential contractor in Franklin County and the State of Florida.  No job is too big or too small. Whether it’s replacing a deck picket or building your dream home from the ground up, we look forward to working with you.  Our specialties lie in new home construction, remodeling, additions, repair and construction of decks, stairs, boardwalks and everything in-between.  All phases of your job including permitting, site preparation, pilings, septic and water hookup will be taken care of by our staff.  We work with reputable sub-contractors and can assist with specialty items such as pools, elevators, hot tubs and landscaping.   With our desire, ability and expertise we are committed to turning your dream into a reality.    We take great pride in providing outstanding craftsmanship in a professional manner delivering the highest quality construction services for you and your home.  Construction of any type can be mind boggling and we are always happy to help by providing free estimates and advice.

Having been involved in the construction industry for many years, Gary Bartlett knew a great deal about almost every aspect of building a home and in 1997 decided to move to SGI to build his own family vacation home.  However, not too much longer after the construction began, he started to question that decision.  Standing on the just finished 1st floor decking of his soon-to-be two story home, he wondered what in the world had he had gotten himself into – one man building a house on his own – he must be crazy!  As daunting a task as he’d had taken on, with a strong will and determination, along with the support of his family and many new-found island friends, his dream home was finally completed.  Because of the experience of building a home from the ground up and coming to love the island life, he decided to get his contractor’s license and start up a business of his own.  In May of 2002, his wife Teresa retired from her job of over 23 years in Tallahassee and she and their son Ryan moved down to join him.  They are still here and aren’t going anywhere.

Gary’s philosophy in life and in business is to treat people they way he would want to be treated.   When he takes on a job, not only will he see it through to completion, he will see it through to the client’s satisfaction.  The client’s dream becomes his dream.