Multifamily & Commercial Construction Serving the East Coast

Building Long-Term Partnerships Based on Integrity

High Quality Products On Time & On Budget

You deserve a partner with integrity you can trust to deliver professional results and do the job right the first time. At Live Oak Contracting, our collaborative approach to every project ensures projects are delivered on time and on budget. Count on us to provide the most competitive pricing, aggressive scheduling, and highest quality product for your investment.

50+ Years in Multifamily & Commercial Construction

Your project is too important to trust with an inexperienced contractor. Our full-service firm has more than 50 years of experience spanning ten states. We specialize in everything from development, design-assist build, renovation, rehab, and more. We’ll put our team of experienced in-house professionals and our long-standing trade partner relationships to work for you.

We Build Value

When you work with our team, you’ll have access to our network of top quality owners, design teams and trade partners. We work closely together to develop value-added engineering and designs that increase returns and ensure a premium product. As your trusted partner, we stay in lock step with you to identify critical issues and offer guidance throughout the process to deliver successful projects.

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Over $1-Billion in Contract Work

We are licensed General Contractors in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia and are eligible for licenses in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. We are well-versed in multi-family market rate projects, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), low-income housing tax credit projects, commercial projects, rehabs, renovations, and senior living communities.

Market Futures

At Live Oak Contracting, we pay special attention to market information, especially concerning futures for Copper (HGU), Aluminum (ALIZ), Lumber (LBU), and Crude Oil (CLX). By staying updated on market futures, we’re able to buy when the market is low — saving our property owners on their developments.

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Grateful for the inspiring women who gathered with us to celebrate and empower fellow women in construction. Your presence made this week even more special. 🙌#wicweek #womeninconstruction #LiveOak #constructionindustry #fieldsuperintendent
Meet Monica Bates! Monica advocates for all women in construction and uplifts everyone around her. Today we discuss her career path as we celebrate Women in Construction Week: What are some of the paths you have taken in the construction industry before Live Oak? I've done everything from site grading to tying rebar and pouring concrete to custom-home building and now Multifamily! I have worked closely with clients as a CAD Designer, utilizing design software to create three-dimensional models of structures for a multitude of projects in residential, commercial, and retail developments. I also owned a concrete company focusing on new construction in residential and commercial properties. We fine-graded sites before placing concrete foundations, ensuring we delivered the best work for our clients. My kid's favorite project was the wave pool at Adventure Landing. What is your role with Live Oak Contracting? I wear many hats, but as Live Oak's Business Development Manager, I leverage industry connections and relationships to identify potential projects for our various divisions. Ultimately, I help secure new work for our company by building pursuit teams to support project bids. I attend local and national industry outreach and informational events to gain long-term partnerships and identify possible project work for Live Oak. You can often find me on a job site with a camera to capture progress photos for our development partners. I'm passionate about ensuring our project sites are presentable, clean, and branded with company standards. One of my current goals is to expand our market presence in the North East, so stay tuned. What advice would you give to women pursuing a career in construction? You have to make wise choices and take advantage of an opportunity. Take opportunities to learn from people with experience in the field or those with related education. I don't envy people; I look up to them and learn from them.#wicweek #womeninconstruction #LiveOak
Meet Dawn Gavette! With over 20 years in the construction industry, she has played a vital role in all aspects of construction. Here's what she has to say:  Hi, I'm Dawn, your new accountant, an ex-superintendent, an ex-administrator, and I can read plans. I can calculate board foot, so I am here to help you.  My role is a team player. As Project Accountant, I focus on financial oversight and ensuring the project is on schedule through our accounting process. We are the wheels of the company. The project wouldn't flow smoothly if it weren't for accounting, making sure the bills are paid and processed correctly. I tell all my subs we are a team. The ultimate goal is the completion of the project.  I started my construction career in the field, which is an asset to my current role. I started building screen rooms and patio enclosures, then moved into the office and ran permits for the company. I opened my own permitting business, then went to work for contractors doing renovations and additions as a superintendent, administrative duties, payroll, scheduling, and accounts receivable, to name a few.  I dove into construction accounting ten years ago, and it was the last part of construction I had not done before. It was a challenge for me and still is a challenge for me, and I strive every day to be better than the day before.  I encourage young women to join in asking questions, be curious, be strong, and never give up. Asking questions is never wrong. Give it a try. I'll end it with; there is no crying in construction!!#wicweek #womeninconstruction #LiveOak
Meet Breana Bryan! We sat with Breana today in celebration of Women in Construction Week. Here’s what she has to say. What made you want to study construction management?I've always been passionate about the arts and started my education by studying architecture at FAU in South Florida. After learning more about the industry, I wanted to expand my career. UNF allowed me to join the construction management program to have the skills to build that vision into a reality. I want to be able to say, "I designed and built that." What is your role with Live Oak Contracting?I am an Estimating Intern and have enjoyed how Live Oak's program allows students to be fully immersed in the preconstruction process. I perform initial contact and communication with all subcontractors through the bid process. I assist with onscreen takeoffs to estimate pricing, qualify bids, and streamline communication throughout the bid process. I also assist in producing initial drafts and contract-related exhibits. Live Oak's internship program aims to review drawings, qualify and level bids, and understand potential conflicts for further review. I am most grateful to learn more robust programs like Plan Swift. For example, I am learning how to utilize plan swift to perform onscreen lumber takeoffs, which is critical in the multifamily industry. What advice would you give to women pursuing a career in construction?I advise women to get their construction education and take advantage to stand out and not be apprehensive about feeling limited. UNF Construction Management program has the only program that statically has a 100% job placement. There are so many construction industries to pursue, whether residential, commercial, industrial, or heavy civil. #wicweek #womeninconstruction #LiveOak
Meet Hannah Hess! With six years in the Construction Industry, Hannah walks us through the many paths women take in the construction industry.Project Highlight: One Riverside- Jacksonville, FlHow do you support the team? As Live Oak's project administrator and project engineer, I ensure that documentation is processed, vetted, and distributed correctly throughout the project. This includes building out subcontract documents, discovering gaps, and finalizing scopes of work, RFIs, and submittals. I visit the job site bi-weekly to put my eyes on what I'm reading on paper. When you go out into the field, it's easier to put the pieces together.What are the challenges of being a woman in the construction industry? Having a medical background working for local hospitals, I’ve seen how the lack of maternity and family medical leave policies can be a barrier to women’s entry and retention in companies. Handling someone leaving for maternity leave amid a tightly scheduled project is not typical in a male-dominated field. And there is still work to be done. We, as women, have a voice in improving the benefits for the next generation. Something simple as a dedicated nursing room in the office is often overlooked in construction businesses. Live Oak is proud to employ so many great women. If we as an industry want to grow our community and raise the 10.9% statistic of women in construction, we have to talk about all the challenges of being a mother or a father in our industry. I started my career in construction as an office administrator and dabbled in onboarding and IT. I soon found my passion for digging into a set of plans and asking many questions! I love constantly challenging myself and resolving issues to keep a project on time and within budget. More women should pursue a career in the construction industry because there are many skillsets to learn from the office to the field, and it's so rewarding! I know my two boys will be proud!#wicweek  #womeninconstruction #LiveOak
We are proud to be a top sponsor of this year's @lenmattiacefoundation Gala to end bullying. Join us March 10th in Ponte Vedra to support this amazing cause. #endbullying
Purchase your ticket for the Len Mattiace Foundation Gala for a night filled with music, food, drinks and a great cause. #StopTheBullying
Check out this aerial shot of our most recent project: Olea Beach Haven! #ProgressUpdates #LiveOakContracting
“The winner ain’t the one with the fastest car; it’s the one who refuses to lose.” - The Intimidator🏎 🏁 #LiveOak #TeamBonding
Each President's Day, we honor our nation's legacy of triumph over adversity. Thank you to all who have served our country, past and present.#HappyPresidentsDay
Join us at the Len Mattiace Foundation Gala on March 10th in Ponte Vedra. We are a proud sponsor of this amazing event in hopes of putting an end to bullying in middle schools across St. John, Duval and Clay County. #ProudSponsor #StopTheBullying
Time flies when you're having fun! Though the last nine years have passed in the blink of an eye, we love this journey more every day!
That’s a wrap on the 2023 @intlbuildersshow ! Over the week, we met so many great industry professionals and gained some great insights on building trends to come.
Progress in Single Family for Rent! Our 28-acre Stillwell at Wellen Park project has gone vertical, with a premier clubhouse and home construction underway. Upon completion, this property will offer 274 units for rent in the new Wellen Park community in Southwest Florida.
Who else is heading to Vegas next week for #NMHC2023? DM us for a meet-up!
Grading and working elevation are in progress at One Riverside...with just a touch of green grass too. 😉 #LiveOak
Thank you to #MLKJr for reminding us to serve our community with integrity every day.

Proud of Our Success

We have built our business on a commitment to integrity and trust, ensuring the highest quality product delivered on time and within budget. We’re committed to pushing the standards of our industry forward at every opportunity.