Miami is vibrant, Miami is multicultural, Miami is warm, Miami is historic, Miami is sultry at night, Miami is beautiful in the sunshine. Who wouldn’t want to visit? For that matter, who could resist the urge to live here after they’ve visited?
And so Miami is growing, and it’s growing fast. You might want to buy a home if you come to Miami, you might want to build a custom home. Or, perhaps even better, you might want to rent a fantastic luxury apartment downtown, and have direct access to everything that this amazing city has to offer.
For all these reasons and more, Miami housing space is at a premium right now, and property developers are understandably eager to expand into this exciting market. If you’re one of those developers, and you’re looking to bring gorgeous multifamily housing to Miami, take a look at this list. We’ve collaborated with a top Miami construction firm, and put together this guide to the best contractors for the job.
4970 SW 72nd Ave. Unit #109, Miami, FL 33155
CAMCON Group, established in 2015, is one of the oldest, largest commercial construction firms based in Miami. It offers pre-construction, construction and consulting services, and the firm is dedicated to professionalism and excellent customer service. Founder and owner Carlos De Mena is a graduate of Florida International University where he earned his degree in Construction Management. Now he is one of the respected directors of the South Florida Association of General Contractors (AGC), and he runs a company that was named the #1 Fastest Growing Company in Florida. He leads a hard-working crew that has over 200 years of combined experience in the construction industry. With solid teamwork, and in-depth knowledge about commercial construction, the firm builds remarkable modern structures whether it is a commercial, healthcare, institutional, mixed-use, or multifamily project.
In this luxury apartment building, completed in 2016, the company collaborated with Florida’s award-winning firm, Mateu Architecture. It’s a five-story student housing structure with boutique-style settings and amenities. The project, named House 57, features gated ground-level covered parking, 42 bedrooms and bathrooms, private balconies, and a rooftop amenity deck complete with a jacuzzi.
4691 SW 71st Ave., Miami, FL 33155
Founded by William Real, a state-certified general contractor and construction professional, Civic Construction has been providing high-quality building services for over 22 years. Having a professional in-house staff alongside consultants, they take pride in providing a turn-key operation for any type of development. Competitive pricing, accountability, and professionalism are top priorities for the firm in all its projects.
The company’s recent work includes the $39.7 million Brickell Ten, a multi-family high-rise project. The building has amazing amenities, such as a 1600 square foot corner swimming pool overlooking the city, lushly landscaped gardens, club rooms with a catering kitchen, a business center, and a recreational room.
2251 Blount Rd., Pompano Beach., FL 33069
Originally formed as a subsidiary of Gulfstream Land and Development in 1972, Current Builders is now owned by CEO Charles P. Reid and licensed in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. One of Current Builders’s notable projects is the Village Place, located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. This six-story, post-tension structure offers 112 residential units, complete with an integrated two-story parking garage and a pool. The firm’s work has been featured in several publications, including South Florida Business Journal, Training Magazine, Southeast Construction Magazine, and the South Florida Business Journal Book of Lists. The firm’s long list of impressive awards includes the AIA Honor Award, a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program Award, the USF Sunshine State Safety Recognition Award, a Best Places to Work Award from the South Florida Business Journal, and the Governor’s Design Award.
31 NW 23rd St., Miami, FL 33127
Incorporated in 1963, First Florida began when the original owners of the Burger King Corporation invited B.E. Miller to set up a construction company in order to build their restaurants throughout the United States. Within 20 years First Florida had constructed more than 1,200 Burger King franchises. Current president Gregory Wyka is a Florida native who understands the state and what it takes to build there; his Civil Engineering degree comes out of his time at the University of Florida. First Florida recently completed the Gardens at Driftwood, a multifamily adult living complex built using the latest in energy efficient, green construction technologies. The firm’s work has been featured in Miami Herald, Miami New Times, South Florida Business Journal, The Real Deal, The Next Miami, and on WPTV, the NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach.
Juneau Construction Company
5775 Blue Lagoon Dr. Suite #400, Miami, FL 33126
Founded in Georgia in 1997 by Nancy Juneau, this family-owned general contractor opened an office in Miami in 2011 and a Tampa office in 2019. Since then, Juneau’s revenues have grown to more than $250 million, with 150 employees divided between Atlanta, Miami, and Tampa. At Juneau, expertise combines with experience, and Juneau offers Hospitality, Preservation, Higher Education, Student Housing, Commercial, Mixed-Use, and Multi-Family contracting. Juneau’s Grove Station Tower project features one, two, and three-bedroom smartly designed apartments with stainless steel appliances, smart building technology, modern finishes, a resort-style pool deck, and large balconies with unobstructed views in all directions.
701 Northpoint Pkwy. Suite #400, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Originally Kolter Signature Homes, Inc., this company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in West Palm Beach. The company became KAST Construction Company LLC in 2005 and is now owned by Mike Neal. Neal has been in the construction industry since 1997, and throughout the past 37 years, he has built landmark projects throughout Florida and across the nation. KAST provides pre- and post-construction, construction phase, building information modeling, and sustainability/LEED services in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. The eight-story Moda at North Bay Village is a notable KAST Constructions project that includes bicycle storage, a fitness center, a swimming pool, electric car charging stations, and onsite boat parking.
Kaufman Lynn Construction
3185 S Congress Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33445
Founded in 1989, Kaufman Lynn Construction provides construction management and general contracting services for public and private clients throughout Florida. Their portfolio includes senior living residences, multifamily buildings, K-12 and higher education facilities, a municipal building, a country club, several faith-base and cultural spaces, retail structures, office buildings, commercial housing, and industrial facilities. The firm has been featured in the South Florida Business Journal, and it has won Excellence in Construction awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Florida East Coast Chapter. It’s the ENR list of Top 400 Contractors, it’s been named Best Company to Work for in Florida, and, as if all that weren’t enough, it has also been recognized as one of the Fastest Growing Companies.
Link Construction Group
5350 NW 77th Ct., Doral, FL 33166
Founded in April of 2001 by Guillermo Fernandez and Miguel Cerra, Link Construction Group has become one of the premier construction companies in Miami. Link provides superior services to all segments of the commercial construction market and has emerged as a leader in the South Florida construction industry. Hired by Atlantic Pacific Companies, Link Construction built the Seventh Avenue Transit Village designed by architectural firm Zyscovich Architects. The nine-story, 76-apartment-unit building includes a structured-parking facility and sports five bus bays, office space for Miami-Dade Transit, and retail space as well. Along with these facilities, the structure also houses a 22,278 square foot theater/cultural center.