“Big Island Builders are first class, honest craftsman that do what they say they will do. They work with the best subcontractors and they monitor their work. I was coming off two awful contractors that made my life a nightmare. In the middle of this mess Big Island Builders stepped in and fixed everything, they corrected all the problems created by the other two contractors that were typical Florida Hacks. The finish work done by Big Island was excellent. They delivered what they promised at the price agreed."
- Thomas Hughes
"Karen and I want to thank the entire team at Big Island Builders for the outstanding work you did on our condominium renovation in Pelican Bay. No doubt you have already received phone calls from neighbors in our building who have been so complementary of your work. All the real estate agents in our building want to show our unit to prosepective buyers to illustrate how wonderful the renovations can turn out.
What especially impressed Karen and I was the attention to detail you and your crew showed through the entire process. Even though we were one of your smaller projects, you did not treat us that way. Jay and Mike were always accessible to us when we had questions or concerns. We could count on you to address issues which always arise in projects like ours. You took the bull by the horns and kept us on time and on budget.
Kasey was especially helpful with design ideas which helped us do the project without a designer. We have been asked numerous times who our designer was on the project and we just chuckle and say "Big Island." Your crew and subcontractors gave us excellent ideas to enhance the look and functionality throughout the process.
We can't thank you enough for your professionalism, dedication, and commitment, but most of all the quality of the work.
Please feel free to forward my contact information to any potential clients. We would be honored to be a reference for Big Island Builders.
- Kevin & Karen Keuper
"We have had the great fortune of working with Big Island Builders twice over the last 5 years. First on a small renovation project, and second on the construction of our new home, which was completed in 2015.
In a town that is overflowing with general contractor/builder choices, Big Island offered something distinctly different – great value. With Big Island, you get the great service, seasoned expertise and impeccable quality that are the hallmarks of most top-tier builders in Naples, but at a much more competitive price. Their approach to home building is innovative, collaborative, thoughtful and, most importantly, budget conscious.
Their initial bid was devoid of extra fees, builder perks and padding. It was a straight forward; cost plus contract with very detailed line items that made the project super easy to manage. They also provided online planning tools and weekly budget updates that allowed us to monitor the progress and costs very closely.
Big Island brought extensive value-added insight to bear on the extraordinary outcome of our new home from providing guidance during the early stages of planning meetings with the architects and engineers to helping us navigate the overwhelming world of finish selections to ultimately managing and orchestrating their highly skilled teams of subs in what came off as a flawless effort on their part.
Thank you Big Island Builders for all that went into helping us envision and actualize one big dream for our family."
- Christy Altaratz
“At this time we would like to thank Big Island Builders for installing our elevator in a professional and timely manner. It was a pleasure dealing with your supervisors. We always knew what was going on with the construction. Your workers and subcontractors always showed up when expected and on time. You always hear horror stories about construction and renovation projects. This was not the case with Big Island Builders.
We also would like to thank you for the gift card to Applebee’s. The restaurant is just around the corner from our house and we go there quite often.
Again, it has been a pleasure doing business with Big Island Builders and we will highly recommend your company to our friends.”
– David & Joan Glacken
"Two years ago I undertook the challenge of completely renovating two small homes and simultaneously building a new construction, 5,000 + sq. ft. home, from the ground up, in Old Naples. Each process is normally stressful and overwhelming in its own right, but doing these three projects in unison magnified the challenges...and successes.
I hired Big Island Builders because of the solid reputation they had already established in the Old Naples neighborhood where I was going to be building my dream home. After meeting with them, I gained even more confidence in their ability to do an outstanding job. Big Island Builders is a family-run business and the Bowerman brothers, Jay and Mike take their accountability to their clients and each other with the utmost seriousness. I saw or spoke with them every day and one or both of them were on site daily. Big Island Builders is as careful with their clients money as they are with their own. There are countless times when a member of the team would call me and ask me to consider redirecting some of my selections in order to save money and at the same time without compromising the end result. They felt like my life-line on many occasions, and were always positive and professional.
Big Island Builders are not only expert builders, they also have a keen sense of design while always keeping their focus on the big picture. They think and plan strategically and have a true vision for the end result, and do what is needed to achieve that. Every single detail, from plumbing fixtures, flooring, trim and even landscaping - they truly worked to find the best possible products and solutions, while maintaining the integrity of my home. They consulted me every step of the way and kept me well informed. I have a background in interior design and love that aspect of the process. However,at times it was easy to get caught in the weeds of such detailed planning, but they were always there with suggestions, creativeideas, and had a calming ability to help me make the best decisions possible. Our newly built home was featured as the cover story for the annual issue of Home & Design Magazine, January 2016.
That is a testimonial of the extraordinary abilities of Big Island Builders and their commitment to giving 100% to every detail. Through their expertise, guidance, and vision, my husband and I are now living in the home of our dreams."
"If we decide to build again, Big Island Builders will be our first and only choice."
– Michelle Dremann
"A little over a year ago, we decided to move from a Pelican Bay condo to a home to fully enjoy the outdoor life style. After a thorough search of builders we uncovered Big Island Builders. We immediately felt a rapport with Jay and his team. They reviewed our site and our dreams. Throughout the building process they kept us fully informed by daily email reports. Whenever an issue came up, they had options for us to consider. The result was a fabulous home with outdoor living unmatched in Pelican Bay. It was actually fun to build because we were part of the process. Finally, not only the Big Island team, but also the sub contractors were a pleasure to work with. A Great Team Effort!"
- Bob & Laura Byczek
"Upon deciding to build a new custom single family home in Naples, Florida we knew the process would be a challenge on many fronts and were determined to find the perfect fit. After more than a year of researching various reputable builders in the SWFL area, Jay Bowerman of Big Island Builders impressed us. His reputation and approach to business were one of integrity, hard work and attention to detail. His personal involvement was constant throughout the project, always making himself available for advice from the initial phase of design through the last days of the punch list, both on construction matters as well as monetary matters. From the beginning, Jay established trust by offering a straightforward 'open-book' approach. This allowed us an active role in controlling our budget while teaching us the importance of planning by way of the selections process. The result was VALUE. We were given the tools for a successful collaboration while staying on budget and not once compromising our vision. I believe Big Island offers a rare level of customer-focus that delivers both high-quality and great value in equal proportions. After two years living in 'the new house' it remains problem-free, sturdy and well-functioning.....so much so that we are in the midst of a new project with Big Island Builders. Despite the company's growth, Jay Bowerman and the team at Big Island Builders still manage to deliver very high customer-focused quality and exceptional value! I would highly recommend them."
- Linda Puccio
"We have worked with Big Island Builders since 2013 when they built our Old Naples home. They are a professional team focused on providing high-end quality and value for their customers. We have built several custom homes around the United States, and by far this was our best experience.
Jay, Mike and the team work openly and collaboratively throughout a project. They warranty their work and keep their commitments. They deliver on time and provide advice and assistance as new needs arise. And, they care about their employees and building a great organization for the long-term.
We heartily endorse them and encourage your consideration as you choose a builder for your new home or renovations. We found it to be a great experience and we love our home!"
- Charles Lussenhop & Kay Slocum
"As first time homeowners in the process of building a custom home, we could not be more pleased with our decision to select Big Island Builders. We chose Big Island because we were so impressed with the high quality of their homes and attention to detail, and we are still so glad we did.
During the build process, we continue to be impressed not just by the workmanship and quality of materials, but the involvement of the team. One of the things we’ve valued most throughout the process is their advice and recommendations, and their focus on the client relationship. Their personal involvement in our build is not just appreciated – it represents their commitment to excellence. We are so excited to see our new home become a reality.
The Big Island team has been a pleasure to work with and we can’t imagine building a custom home with any other builder. There is a reason that Big Island homes are on magazine covers and winning awards – they deserve it!"
- Kimberly Meier & Gregg Shaw