7 Things You Should Know About Houchin Construction

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    We are a Design-Build contractor located in Naples, Florida.

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    We are a locally owned company, established in 1962, now under 4th generation ownership.

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    Owner Tommy Houchin is a licensed contractor and involved in the day-to-day operations of the company.

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    While we love Design-Build, we also work on projects as Construction Manager or General Contractor.

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    More than 80% of our projects are for repeat or referral clients.

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    The majority of our projects are in Collier and Lee Counties, however we are licensed to work anywhere in the state of Florida.

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    We’d love to talk to you about your project!

Our missionis to be
our clients’
single source


Excellence is our relentless pursuit to improve the quality of what we offer.


We take ownership of our actions and accept responsibility before placing blame.


We hold ourselves to high ethical standard and do what’s right - always.


We continually challenge convention thru research, design, and techniques.

Why Houchin Construction

Houchin Construction, Inc has the knowledge, team, and experience to make your building
process better than you anticipated.

Do we know how to construct a building? Of course. But there is so much more to a project than just the actual construction. At Houchin Construction, our knowledge extends to all phases of your project. As both a general contracting and architectural firm, we are able to develop “buildable,” cost-effective designs. We know how to organize and coordinate people and information to streamline the design and building processes. We know what is needed from each member of the project team, when it is needed, and how to communicate those needs.

We are very proud of the team we have assembled at Houchin Construction. We recruit and hire people who understand our commitment to our clients and embody our core value of integrity. Our employees have tenures ranging from 1 to over 20 years, a testament to the culture of teamwork, appreciation, and support we have built. Our extensive subcontractor, supplier, and consultant network further extends the abilities of the team we head up for your project.

We have completed numerous commercial, industrial, and residential projects in the past including several specialty projects such as a car dealership, baseball field and even a seed-storage facility. But the experience that Houchin Construction brings to your project is about more than just the number or types of projects we have built. It’s about taking those experiences and applying them to your project. It’s about learning from prior successes and challenges, and incorporating those lessons into our best practices for future projects. And it’s about being open to new opportunities to continue to build that experience even more.

Houchin History

  • 1962

    Harold Houchin moves to Naples and starts Houchin Steel, fabricating and erecting metal buildings.

  • 1960’s

    Harold Houchin sets up the first fabrication shop, located in one of the old Army barracks at Naples Airport.
    Gene Houchin comes to work with his father, Harold.

  • 1970’s

    Houchin Street is named, in honor of Harold Houchin, who built the first building on the street.
    Bob Houchin comes to work with his father and grandfather.

  • 1978

    Upon Harold’s retirement, Gene incorporates as Gene Houchin Construction, Inc., expanding the business to include general contracting as well as metal buildings. Bob Houchin becomes a Co-Owner and Vice President.

  • 1980’s

    Mike O’Dean moves to Naples and comes to work with Gene and Bob.
    Name is changed to Houchin Construction, Inc., and Mike becomes a Co-Owner and Vice President.

  • 1990’s

    Tommy Houchin starts working part time with his father and grandfather.
    Gene Houchin retires.

  • 2000’s

    The current office is built on Industrial Blvd.

  • 2006

    Tommy returns full time as Project Manager after receiving his degree in Construction Management from the University of Florida.

  • 2013

    Tommy Houchin becomes the 4th generation owner.

  • 2017

    Josh Valle becomes a Registered Architect, expanding the Design-Build services by bringing architectural services in-house.

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “The work we asked Houchin Construction to do was detailed and extensive as we required three high-end commercial office build-outs each time starting from bare concrete floors. Their employees were true professionals and very easy to work with. I would highly recommend them to handle any and all commercial projects regardless of size. They keep to their work and simply get the job done!”

    -David Morgan, Sr. Vice President, Investments, Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

  • “We have found the entire team at Houchin Construction to be courteous and professional. They produce a quality product, and are up-front about the time and costs involved to arrive at the desired result.”

    -Jim Stadler, Senior Property Manager, Grace Development

  • “After meeting with other contractors who wanted to completely demo the structures and build new, we met with Houchin Construction, who came up with a more cost-effective repair option. We did not have to close the church or otherwise adjust our schedule during construction.”

    -Howard Matthews, Maintenance Superintendent, East Naples United Methodist Church

  • “It is unusual to find a general contractor that understands the details involved in retail construction and is able to deliver, on time, a functional, finished product that does what is supposed to do: sell merchandise. I believe Houchin Construction has led the way with both local and national tenants. In all my different relationships with Houchin Construction I constantly encounter an organization of highly trained professionals with the highest of standards.”

    -Glen Harrell, General Manager, Waterside Shops

  • “{Houchin Construction was} extremely conscientious of the challenges that come with an international project…, and remained respectful of regional requirements and cultural traditions at all times.”

    -Richard M. Hailer, Grants Coordinator, Ave Maria

  • “Everyone who worked on our project was knowledgeable and courteous. All of our questions and concerns were promptly addressed. We stayed open during construction, and the team at Houchin {Construction} made sure that our business was able to continue to operation with minimal disruption.”

    -Michael Iaconelli, Owner, Capri Equipment Center

  • “I found their entire team to be very knowledgeable and to display a high level of honesty and professionalism. The project manager was attentive to our needs, and always available to answer questions. Like any project of this size, there were some challenges and issues that arose, but the project manager was quick to respond and make sure they were resolved to our satisfaction.”

    -Jim McClung, Project Manager, JELD-WEN, Inc.

  • “We realize that the design of our store clearly was very different. Even though comprehensive work drawings were produced the interpretation of the drawings at the practical level was critical to the success of the project. We are indeed fortunate to have had Houchin Construction invest the time, the care, the interest, and particularly the expertise to complete an unusual project on time and budget.”

    -Kirsten James, Owner, Kirsten Designs, Inc.

  • “Houchin Construction’s superintendent handled our project in a professional and courteous manner. He kept us informed of progress and was quick to respond to any inquire we had. We were concerned about being able to continue our maintenance operations during construction, however we were able to operate smoothly throughout the project.”

    -John Vanover, Operations Manager, Pelican Marsh

  • “Houchin Construction was selected by us to complete the re-roof of our 18,000 sf Family Store in Naples. They replaced the entire roof and did a great job of working with us to keep the store open and safe while this work was being done. We would recommend Houchin Construction as a good contractor that does quality work and is very responsive to the clients needs.”

    -Maria Ramos, Administrator, The Salvation Army Naples

  • “Not only was the workmanship excellent, but the project was on schedule and within our budget. We have since hired Houchin Construction for other projects and have received the same quality workmanship.”

    -Deryl Patterson, Facilities Manager, Boys and Girls Club of Collier County

  • “Each one of these projects has presented different challenges and each time our appreciation for the work Houchin Construction performs has been strengthened. Accurate pre-construction budgets and timelines have always been provided, {and} there has always been open communication throughout the process. They truly have been a pleasure to work with.”

    -Steve Adams, President, Lighting First

  • “We were kept up to date on progress by the Project Manager on a regular basis. When conflicts arose, as they do during any large project, we were not only informed, but also presented with options as to how to resolve them promptly and effectively, and in a manner that would minimize delays and additional costs.”

    -Tim Zellers, Owner, Tamiami Hyundai

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