We are a full-service general contractor providing design-build and construction management services to the coastal areas of Lee County.

Proudly serving Pine Island, Captiva and Sanibel since 1986

The hallmark of our business philosophy has been the firm belief that we must provide every client with an attractive project of superior design and construction at a price that represents a good value in the market. Since its inception over 31 years ago, the company has been responsible for the creation and renovation of over 250 custom residences, as well as several multi-family and commercial projects, throughout Southwest and Central Florida.

Our projects have typically ranged from $300,000 to over $10,000,000 across several counties in our state, but in 1992, we decided to limit our range of operations to the coastal areas of Pine Island, Captiva and Sanibel in order to focus our resources more effectively.  Most recently we have targeted the historic community of Matlacha, along with Greater Pine Island, as our desired geographic range because this is where we started over 30 years ago. It is nice to work so close to home again!


Homes of Distinction

Founded in 1986, specializes in building and remodeling fine homes in some of Florida's most established coastal neighborhoods. Being primarily a design-build firm, we work with architectural and interior designers throughout the design and construction process to create a home truly personalized to the needs and lifestyles of each of our clients. Through our involvement and control of the project from its inception, we are able to apply our practical knowledge and experience to the design and construction processes to ensure that our client receives the most value from their homebuilding or remodeling endeavor.

  • Custom Homes
  • Old Florida Style Homes
  • Piling Foundations
  • Historic Renovations
  • Remodeling in Flood Zones
  • Indoor Air Quality Priority

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Commercial Contractors

In our Commercial Division, we specialize in working with engineers, planners, and architects in a design-build capacity to help our clients navigate the myriad of governmental regulations that will affect their proposed commercial construction endeavor. Using decades of experience and networking in Lee County, we can best assemble a team of professionals to help our clients position their project in their market area as soon as possible. Projects with fast-track schedules, restricted site conditions and innovative design requirements have been our forte.

  • Business Offices
  • Medical Office Centers
  • Retail Shopping Centers
  • Self-Storage Facilities
  • Restaurants
  • Multi-Family

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Our Quality Promise

Our designers, tradesman, and material suppliers know and respect that we have a keen eye for detail, and they accept the challenge to produce or provide a superior product. Whether we are building a small coastal cottage, a large luxury residence, or a complex commercial center, we produce the same high quality workmanship, and we demand of ourselves a finished product that we will be proud to call “ours”.

At J. F. Smith, we intend to provide the superior service, knowledge, and value our clients deserve in the creation of their new home or business project, as our reputation will always be built upon their lasting satisfaction.

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