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About Us

Elkins Constructions’ most important project is one we continue to form — our reputation. Every aspect of our business, from the way we communicate with our clients to our construction methods, is held to the highest standards of quality. To reach those standards, we rely on our commitment to developing complete trust in all of our business relationships, and to building total quality into every project.

Martin Elkins brought the Elkins name to Jacksonville more than a half-century ago. There have been changes in ownership, markets, and locations, but the craftsmanship and client-focused approach have never faded. The Elkins name is synonymous for quality construction projects. In 2015, the Elkins legacy continued when Wayne McCall formed Elkins Construction, LLC.

The building’s design offered many challenges, not the least of which was the installation of a geothermal HVAC system, a new product for our region. Your team had a plan in place to oversee the installation. This system will significantly reduce our heating and cooling costs. All of my staff was pleased with the construction management by Elkins.

Howard S. Mann

Glynn County Schools

The work ethic of your team is unparalleled to any other group I’ve worked with. No matter what time of day it was – including nights or weekends – your team did whatever it took to make a logistically difficult project a smooth and seamless transition for us. I have worked with many construction firms over the years and your firm is head and shoulders above the rest.

Chadwick L. Reese, Ph.D.

Executive Director
Chatham Area Transit

It is rare to have a project of this magnitude and complexity and actually finish on time. Your team’s performance has been flawless, with high quality work and a willingness to resolve all issues and problems that arise on any and all construction projects. You have an outstanding organization.

William A. Wilkes

Administrative Circuit Court Judge
Clay County, Florida

We are very pleased with the quality of the project. I especially appreciate the extra time your team spent with us prior to the start of the job, reviewing options along with benefits and costs associated with each. This approach allowed us to make informed decisions about what was best for our needs. Your team listened and that was the key to this being a successful project.

David D. Gonino

Chief Investment Officer
Alfred I. duPont Testamentary Trust

We were very impressed with your staff’s ability to adapt to change. We had seven major changes, and many smaller ones. We were pleasantly surprised that you incorporated all of our changes, including the addition of a full build-out on the second floor, and still got us into the building in our original timeframe.

Wally De Aquino

Project Manager
Florida Hospital Flagler

Elkins provided preconstruction and construction services for three elementary school projects as a Construction Manager at Risk. They worked closely with us, the program manager, and Savannah-Chatham County Public School System to maintain effective communication and coordination. All projects required an accelerated construction schedule, and Elkins delivered them all on schedule and under budget. The Elkins team was exceptional.

Hyontae Kang

AIA, Senior Project Architect
BRPH Architects

It is this team spirit and willingness to work outside the normal comfort zone that made this project a great success. The spirit and professionalism exhibited by the Elkins team played a critical part in making this project one we are all very proud of; and with this confidence, we look forward to the next big challenge together.

Steven A. Blevins

Architectural Studio Manager
Cuhaci & Peterson Architects

The traits possessed by Elkins and your personnel have made you a valuable partner. Because of the commitment of your team, you are able to see what is best for the project, in lieu of motives driven by personal gain and/or profit.

Tony Cook

Director of Engineering & Construction
Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Our trust in you has been rewarded with an exceptional facility that our students will use and enjoy for generations. It is because of your staff’s attention to detail, commitment to communication and common sense approach to the construction process that this project was completed on time, within budget, and with the high level of quality we expect.

Zak Ovadia

AIA, MRAIC, NCARB, Director, Facilities Planning & Construction
University of North Florida

It was important that the project incorporated not only Publix’s standards, but also met the needs of the tenants who would occupy the attached retail spaces. Thanks to your team’s close working relationship with our tenant coordinator, the designers, and the City of Pooler, we were able to provide those tenants with a build-out that met their business’s needs.

Jared Wilson

Project Manager
Edens & Avant

As you know, nothing gets done without teamwork. Your staff developed solid working relationships with the architect, the subcontractors, and the numerous county employees assigned to the job. Your team understands the meaning of customer service and the importance of bringing the greatest value to the client.

Kevin R. Wiseman

Project Coordinator
St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners

We were highly impressed with the quality of workmanship and the professionalism of your team. They have enriched the experience of our existing members and guests, and have helped to add value that will attract new members. Thank you for your hard work. It is greatly appreciated.

Debra Johnson

General Manager
Timuquana Country Club

We have been working with Elkins since 2002, and I can honestly say that Elkins is simply the best contractor I have ever worked with. Our projects not only deal with everyday construction issues, but involve working with our clients. The average age of our residents is 80 years old, and on every project constructed by Elkins, they have treated each resident as if they were their own family member. This type of attitude separates Elkins from others.

Rob Burgess

Senior Vice President of Development
Senior Living Communities

This project was constructed in a highly congested area of campus – located between classroom buildings, the President’s office and a major campus thoroughfare. Your team’s constant communication and coordination allowed campus activities to continue safely, and without interruption. Elkins has shown the utmost professionalism, integrity and loyalty to us. Your team does what they say they are going to do.

Raymond A. Sable

Director of Facilities
Valdosta State University

Through it all, the deep level of commitment to Haven’s objectives and mission by the Elkins team members never wavered. Elkins’ professionalism, collaboration, responsiveness and many efforts above and beyond the customary contributed significantly to the great success of the project.

Sharon Behan Breitinger

Director of Design & Construction Services
SantaFe HealthCare | Haven Hospice

We continue to be impressed with Elkins’ dedication to quality and their ability to develop solutions to challenges. Their team thinks quickly on their feet and creates solutions to problems that occasionally arise. They always make quality a priority. They always find ways to make our projects better for us.

Francisco Orellana

Lt Col, Georgia Air National Guard
Department of the Air Force, 165th Airlift Wing (AMC)