A resort city known for its long stretches of white sand beach, endless choices for affordable finds, and short winters and long summers, Panama City has become the location of choice for vacation goers and homeowners alike. The city, which is home to more than 36,000 people, is located between Tallahassee and Pensacola, FL. Panama City is the largest among the Bay counties and showcases a simple coastal lifestyle. Its homes and architecture are predominantly light and open, with a strong emphasis on the breeze.
Here, we compare the 10 best general contractors in the area specializing in renovations and remodeling. These contractors are the “go-to” builders for many of the residents in Panama City and the surrounding areas. They know best their city’s terrain and weather patterns, and as such, are able to effectively plan their building projects with ease and expertise.
10. Beaches Construction
Website|850.303.0236|7603 McElvey Road #D, Panama City Beach, Fl. 32408
Beaches Construction is a full-service general contractor offering home building and renovations in Panama City. A versatile construction firm, its project managers complete various projects, both large-scale interior residential and condominium renovation, including full kitchen, bath, and ceiling installations.
Established in 1999 and led by Ken Karr, the firm first offered small project services, such as painting jobs and structural repairs, before gradually expanding to waterproofing and remodeling, and finally establishing offices in surrounding neighborhoods. Beaches Construction serves Panama City, Panama City Beach, Mexico Beach, Florida, and San Destin in residents. The firm is a member of various organizations including the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Grand Lagoon, International Concrete Repair Institute, Painting and Decorating Contractors of America, and the Community Associations Institute.
9. Intellichoice Builders
Website|850.427.2727|1818 Michigan Ave Panama City, Florida 32405
Intellichoice Builders, a general contracting firm serving neighborhoods in the Bay area, has a penchant for combining technology with construction techniques. Intellichoice project managers make use of project management software to coordinate clients, designers, and building partners.
Using this model, the firm has completed fire restoration, bathroom remodels, kitchen and whole-house remodels in Panama City. Robert Yanchis, who now heads the company, once served on the Board of Directors of the local Bay Building Industries Association (BBIA) before joining the company in 2018.
Intellichoice offers residential custom home building, design/build services, whole house remodeling, and kitchen remodeling. The firm also provides construction services for shed and pool houses as a specialty. An Intellichoice home project could cost anywhere from $50,000 to $1.5 million, depending on the requirements. The firm’s services are available to clients residing in Panama City, Mexico Beach, Rosemary Beach, Sandestin, Miramar Beach, and Santa Rosa. In addition to its membership in the BBIA, Intellichoice is also a member of the Florida Home Building Association, and the National Association of Home Builders.
8. Grand Floridian Builders, Inc
Website|850.230.1474|17320 Panama City, Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Great Floridian Builders is a full-service general contractor based in Panama City. In addition to their stunning custom homes, the firm also provides kitchen remodeling, bath remodeling, and home additions for clients in various city neighborhoods. Husband and wife team Lisa and Shane Adams leads the company and ensures excellent personal customer service long after the project has been completed. The company’s work has appeared in Better by Design Magazine, Southern Living Magazine, and in multiple issues of Coastal Living Magazine.
The company specializes in working on coastal homes lining the northwest coast of Florida and the 30-A corridor. Having streamlined the process, the company makes sure all services are available under one roof. In addition to quality craftsmanship, the company has a ready network of suppliers and craftsmen on call to provide subcontractor services. More importantly, Great Floridian ensures the fair pricing of quality and materials. Great Floridian Builders is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, Bay Builders Industries Association, and the Florida Home Builders Association.
7. Ben Wortman Construction
Website|850.527.0597|PO BOX 226, Panama City, FL 32402
Ben Wortman Construction is an expert remodeler in Panama City, offering its residents top-notch popular remodeling services for kitchens, bathrooms, and master bedrooms. A key characteristic of the company is its willingness to listen and advance their clients’ ideas and improve based on their feedback. The company says, “your ideas combined with our creative spirit and ingenious building methods can create something stunning. We are anxiously waiting to hear from you.”
In addition to remodeling, the firm also provides general construction services for custom home construction and metal millwork for commercial properties. The firm also constructs and remodels houses with sustainability and low-energy consumption in mind. The company’s work appeared in the Parade of Homes showcase event in 2017. Ben Wortman Construction is a member of the Florida Home Builders Association and is currently at work on numerous projects in Panama City neighborhoods.
6. Jeff Puckett Construction
Website|850.774.5706|1804 Rhett Pl, Lynn Haven, FL 32444
Founded by Jeff Puckett in 2005, Jeff Puckett Construction offers unique home construction projects. Well-versed in both home building and remodeling, the company offers top-quality home finishes that are specific to each client’s tastes and design. The firm understands that home building and renovations are one of the biggest investments a client can make, so they put a premium on building positive relations with their clients.
Jeff Puckett Construction specializes in home building, additions, renovations, and custom-built garages. As a testament to their work quality, the firm won the Best of Bay in 2012 and has participated in Parade of Homes events. Jeff Puckett Construction homes are durable, well-designed, and sustainable. Every home comes with a 10-year warranty and pest control. Notably, the firm believes in the exclusive use of only top quality materials. The firm serves Lynn Haven neighborhoods and is a member of the Bay Builders Association and the Florida Home Builders Association.
5. Maynard Construction
Website |850.234.0311|16207 Sky Avenue, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413
Maynard Construction has the proficiency and experience required of the top quality home builder. President Randal Maynard, a native of Florida, boasts more than 40 years of experience in the construction industry. His roots date back to crafting metal roofs, verandas, and porches for clients. Founded in 1994, the firm is well-known in Panama City neighborhoods as premium custom home builders and top remodeler, most notably in Rosemary Beach and in the 30A corridor. The firm has appeared in numerous issues of Southern Living Magazine and has received the Aurora Award, a distinction given by the Florida Home Builders Association to outstanding builders and architects.
When it comes to remodeling, Maynard Construction puts a premium on creativity – finding ways to fit additions and renovations that will not only be aesthetically pleasing but also functional to their clients. The firm is renowned in Panama City and Panama Beach City and has completed hundreds of construction projects in both areas. Maynard’s construction material choices include the use of natural materials such as stones and unique woods. Based on their extensive experience, the firm says, “we have learned what clients expect when working with a remodeling contractor, and we understand the challenges that arise and how to overcome them.
4. At Home Contracting
Website|850.650.4663|326 Sibert Ave, Destin, FL 32541, USA
At Home Contracting is an award-winning and well-recognized residential construction and remodeling firm headquartered in Destin, FL. At Home Construction is attuned to the needs of the clients, providing them tailored and quality service. At Home has been in the business for over 20 years, and their excellent customer service was exemplified by their acceptance of the APEX Award from the Builder’s Industry Association for Achievement in Professional Excellence. In 2012, the Qualified Remodeler Magazine named the firm as one of the Top 500 Qualified Remodeling Companies and one of the Top 200 Outdoor Qualified Remodeling Companies.
At Home has completed kitchen remodels, bath remodels, and large-scale additions such as sunrooms, decks, pool enclosures, patio, decks, and pergolas. The firm also provides free estimation and flexibility in project completion. At Home maintains a network of their most trusted subcontractors, architects, engineers, and officials in Northwest Florida.
3. Anderson Construction
Website|850.215.5060|P.O. Box 16226, Panama City, FL 32406
Anderson Construction, founded in 2003, provides general contracting, construction management, and consulting services for residential and commercial clients in Panama City. Founder and president Garrett Anderson has over 20 years of industry experience. And a Bachelor of Science Degree in Building Construction degree from the University of Florida – Gainesville. In 2017, Anderson was awarded Builder of the Year by the Bay Builders Building Industries Association. The company has also participated in past Parade of Homes event in the Bay County.
When handling remodeling projects, the project team dedicates their expertise in making the client’s homes aesthetically pleasing while remaining functional and within budget, and helping to “create your solution and bring new pleasure and comfort to your daily living”. The firm has devised a six-step program which highlights their construction process: initial contact, on-site design, cost projection, final design, project management, and completion. Anderson Construction is a member of the National Association of Home Builders and the Bay Builders Industries Association.
2. Joe Holliday Construction
Website|850.271.8199|1202 Huntington Ridge Road, Lynn Haven, FL 32444, USA
For over 30 years, Joe Holliday Construction has been constructing new homes and crafting home additions. The company is family-run and currently headed by Joe Holliday, a highly-lauded veteran in the construction industry with 30 years of experience. Joe was awarded the Builder of the Year Award in 2004, served as the Chairman of the Parade of Homes event, and became the President of the Home Builder’s Association of Bay County in 2005.
Joe Holliday Construction provides fully-insured remodeling services, house additions, and home repairs, as well as custom home construction. Holliday’s works have been featured in Sticks & Bricks Magazine, and as a strong testament to their work, the company continues to receive referrals and projects from previous customers. The company is also slowly gaining traction in the commercial sector, offering light commercial remodels.
1. Ledman Construction
Website|850.235.2233|121 Gwyn Dr, Panama City Beach, Florida 32408
Ledman Construction has the experience, professional capability, and awards and recognition to show they are one of the best builders in Panama City. Ledman, a family-owned company, has completed countless residential remodeling works and over 60 home construction projects in the past 30 years. The firm is best-known for its houses lining Panama City Beach and the 30 A Corridor highway. The Bay Builders Industries Association named the company as Builder of the Year in the years 1989, 1990, 2001, and 2009. Ledman also won the Aurora Award in 2009.
According to founder and president Tom Ledman, the company’s primary goal is to make each home fit to the client’s individual needs and lifestyle. Also a champion for customer service excellence, Tom stakes his full personal and professional integrity in every client meeting and decision-making until project completion. For remodels, the company provides construction services for one- and two-story additions, kitchen, professional chef kitchen, bath, outdoor kitchen, bedrooms, guest houses, garages, sunrooms, and even home theaters.
Ledman Construction is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, the Florida Home Builders Association, and the Bay Building Industries Association. In addition, the firm is a member of the Architectural Review Board of Wild Heron and has been certified by the Design Review Board as building professionals.