Paul Bertozzi 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 has approximately $150 million under contract for 2018 with an estimated $250 million in the pipeline for 2019.
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. Live Oak was also recognized as the Fastest Growing Construction Company in the Nation by INC. Magazine and 34th private company overall. He was recently named to the American City Business Journal 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 active in various industry organizations and initiatives. He 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 Chamber and the Board of Advisors for NEFL ULI. Paul also gives back to the Jacksonville community through supporting local charitable organizations such as the Monique Burr Foundation, Jaguars Foundation, ARC and United Way.