Q 1. Kindly give our readers an introduction to your business. Please include what your business is all about, in which city you are located and if you have offices in multiple locations/ cities.

Ans: Live Oak Contracting is a full service general contracting firm in Jacksonville, Florida that specializes in multifamily and commercial construction including development, design build, renovation, rehab, and tenant improvement projects. Our team has an extensive portfolio including over 50 years of construction experience, spanning 9 states, and the full spectrum of skills and experience needed to deliver successful projects.

Q 2. Kindly give us a brief description about yourself.

Ans: Paul Bertozzi is the President and CEO of Live Oak Contracting. He founded Live Oak Contracting with the goal of bringing a culture of collaboration to the multifamily construction industry. He received a BA in Economics from Auburn University and following graduation, he leveraged his education and experience to begin working in the construction industry. Today, Paul is a Licensed General Contractor in nine states.

Under Paul’s leadership, Live Oak Contracting has successfully managed a wide variety of projects including Market Rate, Tax Credit and HUD Multifamily, Mixed Use, Industrial, and Commercial. In the last four years alone, the company has completed over $200 million worth of projects translating into over 2,200 units of multifamily, 175,000 square feet of commercial, warehouse, and office space. Live Oak currently has $220 million of contracted work in progress and $250 million in completed projects to date.

In 2017 Paul was placed on the Jacksonville Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 list which recognizes the city’s up-and-coming leaders under the age of 40. In 2018 Live Oak was recognized as the Fastest Growing Construction Company in the Nation and 34th private company overall by INC. Magazine. He was also named as one of American City Business Journal’s 100 most influential Commercial Real-estate Executives and was selected as a finalist for EY Entrepreneur of the Year for the State of Florida.

In addition, Paul is an active member of various industry organizations and initiatives. He has served as a mentor for the NEFL ULI Emerging Leaders group and NAIOP’s Mentorship Program.  He is currently on the Board of Governors for the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Advisors for NEFL Urban Land Institute. Paul also gives back to the Jacksonville community through supporting local charitable organizations such as the Monique Burr Foundation, Jaguars Foundation, Jacksonville Children’s Chorus and Safe Harbor Boys Academy.

Q 3. What would you say are the top three skills needed to be successful in construction?

Ans: Live Oak Contracting is a full-service contractor so we work with clients from preconstruction to design to construction management and general contracting. The top 3 things needed to succeed in construction are solid partnerships, extensive experience, and a commitment to community involvement. Live Oak Contracting Ans: Live Oak Contracting is a full-service contractor so we work with clients from preconstruction to design to construction management and general contracting. The top 3 things needed to succeed in construction are solid partnerships, extensive experience, and a commitment to community involvement.

Q 4. What kind of culture exists in your organization?

Ans: Live Oak cultivates an internal culture of community involvement and giving back. Live Oak was founded in Jacksonville and encourages team members to find organizations and opportunities to get involved and help grow this amazing city.

Company Detail:

Company : Live Oak Contracting
Address : 100 North Laura Street, Suite 900
City : Jacksonville
State : FL
Zip : 32202
Phone : (904) 497-1500
Email : info@liveoakcontracting.com