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The Best Multifamily Contractors in Miami

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Miami is well-known for its beautiful beaches, relentless nightlife, and pleasant weather. The city is also noted for its breathtaking skyline, lavish retail centers, Art Deco architecture, and luxury hotels. Miami is rapidly expanding, and more individuals are considering purchasing or building a home here. Others choose to rent a serene luxury apartment downtown, giving them immediate access to everything this incredible city has to offer.

For these reasons and more, Miami home space is now in short supply, and property developers are naturally keen to enter this vibrant market. If you want to bring multifamily housing to Miami, we have compiled a list of the area’s top multifamily contractors. Each firm was carefully chosen after evaluating its background, past projects, affiliations, features, and awards.

Moss Construction

700 NW 1st Avenue, Suite 1420, Miami, FL 33136

Founded in 2004, Moss Construction brings an honest, positive, and intelligent approach to its processes that is not easily found in the construction sector. That approach has not only developed recognizable, sustainable, creative, and award-winning buildings but has also helped the company become one of the most respected and sought-after companies in the U.S. The company provides several services to its commercial, education, justice, hospitality, multi-family, and senior housing clients across the United States.

The seasoned experts behind the studio bring their combined deep knowledge with unparalleled integrity and accountability, serving as the foundation for all it does. The Moss team of experts spans the country with offices in Hawaii, California, Texas, and Florida. In addition to its Fort Lauderdale headquarters, it also has Florida offices in Miami, Tampa, and West Palm Beach. The firm operates under the supervision of Brett Atkinson.

Suffolk Construction

One Biscayne Tower, Suite #2700, 2 S Biscayne Boulevard., Miami, FL 33131

Suffolk Construction is a national enterprise that builds, invests, and innovates. Founded in 1982, the firm serves clients in every major industry sector, including healthcare, science, technology, education, gaming, transportation, aviation, and commercial. It is an end-to-end business that provides value throughout the project lifecycle by leveraging its core construction management services with vertical service lines, including real estate capital investment, design, self-perform construction services, technology start-up investment, and innovation research.

Suffolk is a national company with $4.5 billion in annual revenue, thousands of employees, and offices in Boston, New York, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Estero, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. It is privately held and led by the founder, chairman, and CEO John Fish. The firm has been ranked 23rd on the Engineering News-Record’s list of “Top 400 Contractors.”

Kaufman Lynn Construction

3185 S. Congress Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33445

Kaufman Lynn Construction, established in 1989, provides construction management and general contracting services across Florida to a broad range of public and private clients. Senior living dwellings, multifamily buildings, K-12 and higher education facilities, a municipal building, a country club, multiple faith-based and cultural spaces, retail complexes, office buildings, commercial housing, and industrial facilities are all part of the firm’s portfolio. The firm has received Excellence in Construction awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Florida East Coast Chapter and has been featured in the South Florida Business Journal.

Kaufman Lynn Construction also made it to the ENR list of Top 400 Contractors, was named Best Company to Work for in Florida, and has been recognized as one of the Fastest Growing Companies. The company is also affiliated with industry organizations like the Associated Builders and Contractors, the Associated General Contractors, the Construction Association of South Florida, and the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC).

Juneau Construction Company

2900 SW 28th Lane, Suite C2, Miami, FL 33133

Nancy Juneau founded this family-owned general contractor in Georgia in 1997; it expanded to Miami in 2011 and then Tampa in 2019. Juneau’s revenues have since risen to over $250 million, with 150 staff spread between Atlanta, Miami, and Tampa. Juneau combines knowledge and experience, and the company provides 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, innovative building technology, modern finishes, a resort-style pool deck, and large balconies with unobstructed views. Its work has appeared on the pages of Agent Magazine, Construction Review Online, Engineering News-Record, and Building Design + Construction.

Link Construction Group

5350 NW 77th Court, Doral, FL 33166

Link Construction Group, established in 2001 by Guillermo Fernandez and Miguel Cerra, has grown to become one of Miami’s leading construction firms. Link excels in the healthcare, retail, commercial/industrial, educational, public, financial, and multi-family sectors. The company’s vast knowledge and unrivaled work ethic have helped it to become a market leader in the South Florida construction market.

Link Construction Group has been featured by South Florida Business Journal, Engine Builder Magazine, and Miami’s Community Newspaper. The studio is also a member of several organizations, including the Associated General Contractors, the Associated Builders and Contractors, the Construction Association of South Florida, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association, the Latin Builders Association, and the Commercial Industrial Association.

First Florida

31 NW 23rd Street, Miami, FL 33127

First Florida was founded in 1963 when the founding owners of the Burger King Corporation invited B.E. Miller to establish a construction company to build its restaurants across the United States. Within 20 years, First Florida had built over 1200 Burger King restaurants. Gregory Wyka, the current president, is a Florida native who knows the state and what it takes to construct there, having earned a civil engineering degree from the University of Florida.

First Florida recently completed Esmeralda Bay Apartments, just minutes from shopping, medical care, employment centers, libraries, parks, places of worship, and entertainment. The firm’s work has been featured in Miami Herald, Miami New Times, South Florida Business Journal, The Real Deal, The Next Miami, and WPTV, the NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach.

Kast Construction

535 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL 33146

Mike Neal owns KAST Construction Company, which was formed in 2005. Known initially as Kolter Signature Homes, this company was created in 1998 and is located in West Palm Beach. Neal has been in the construction sector since 1997; over the last 37 years, he has produced iconic buildings in Florida and around the country.

KAST offers pre- and post-construction, construction phase, building information modeling, and sustainability/LEED services in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. It also holds affiliations with the Associated General Contractors and the Associated Builders and Contractors. It has been featured by publications like South Florida Business Journal, Bisnow, and The Real Deal.

Thornton Construction

13290 NW 42nd Avenue, Opa-Locka, FL 33054

Thornton Construction Company is a Miami-based contracting and construction management company. The firm provides individualized, professional service in a cost-effective and timely manner. Since its founding in 1998, the firm has specialized in institutional buildings such as schools, healthcare, towns, and airports, as well as commercial and residential construction.

The company also handles new construction and interior renovations all around South Florida. Thornton has over 90% return customers, proof of the high quality of its work and the competitive value it provides. The studio currently operates under the direction of Thomas Thornton. It has developed excellent relationships with a large base of subcontractors to give clients the best value for top quality.

John Moriarty and Associates

1942 Tyler Street, Hollywood, FL 33020

Moriarty is a general contracting and construction management firm specializing in luxury high-rise residential, hospitality, cultural, institutional, office, multifamily, and mixed-use developments. Moriarty has been in the South Florida market since 1990, completing over 250 new construction projects totaling more than 65 million square feet. It is also frequently chosen by prominent developers to construct the region’s most high-profile, complicated, and landmark structures.

John Moriarty & Associates (JMA)—the company’s corporate parent—was established in Winchester, Massachusetts, in 1985. It is one of the industry’s most respected construction management firms; its successful formula has resulted in long-term customer connections and valuable employee partnerships. The studio also holds affiliations with the Associated General Contractors and the Construction Association of South Florida.

Civic Construction

4691 SW 71st Avenue, Miami, FL 33155

Launched by William Real, a state-certified general contractor and construction expert, Civic Construction has provided high-quality building services for over 22 years. With a professional in-house staff as well as a number of regular consultants, the studio takes pride in completing a turn-key operation for any project. Competitive pricing, transparency, and professionalism are top priorities for the firm in all its multifamily, hospitality, office, commercial, and residential projects.

William studied at the University of Miami and holds a degree in architecture. Under his watch, multiple press members have featured the firm, including South Florida Business Journal, Miami Herald, Wall Street Journal, Building Design + Construction, and The Real Deal.


  • Jake Gustafson

    Jake has served as Senior Editor at Miami Architects and brings a wealth of experience rooted in his passion for building. Holding a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University, he actively engaged in industry-related activities, including membership in the Associated General Contractors of America student chapter and participation in the Associated Schools in Construction student competition. Previously, Jake served as a project engineer for a prominent general contractor in Portland, where he played a pivotal role in various aspects of construction projects, from pre-construction to subcontractor management. His expertise extends to working on innovative projects, such as North America's largest CLT commercial building. Expertise: Commercial Construction, Commercial Remodeling, Home Design and Build Key Highlights: Editor at Miami Architects, Project Engineer for Portland-based general contractor, Field Engineer for the largest CLT commercial building in North America Education: Oregon State University - Degree in Construction Engineering Management

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