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Morales Construction Company is one of Northeast Florida’s most respected general contractors, and has been listed by The Jacksonville Business Journal as being among Jacksonville’s 25 largest contractors, fastest growing companies and the No. 1 Custom Home Builder in the First Coast area.
Founded as a sole proprietorship in 1978 by Ricardo Morales, Jr. and incorporated in 1984, Morales Construction Company is a part of the larger Morales Group, which also includes Morgar Realty. While Morales Construction Company focuses on commercial projects and custom residential construction in the $500,000 to $9 million range, Morgar Realty provides complete real estate development and management services for a wide range of clients.
Morales Construction Company obtains new projects through competitive bidding, negotiating or the design-build process. The company approaches each project with the business philosophy of delivering value while developing and maintaining a long-lasting relationship with the client. The company’s relationship with subcontractors and suppliers has been similarly developed over the years so that clients can always expect a full value return on their investment.
The firm takes pride in its ability to work with clients in developing design and then in executing construction of the highest quality to satisfy project requirements as well as meeting demands for timely completion within the established budget. Every effort is made to assure satisfaction with even the smallest details in millwork and the finishing of interior surfaces. Job sites are maintained in an orderly manner while construction is in progress.
Significant projects of Morales Construction Company in more recent years include the riverfront residences of Mr. and Mrs. T. Wayne Davis, Jr.; the Honorable and Dr. John S. Peyton; Mr. and Mrs. John D. Baker; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Petway, III;
Mr. and Mrs. Rob Clements; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Stein, Jr.; and the Nationwide Insurance Area Claims Center; administrative and executive offices for Florida Sound Engineering; Salvation Army Headquarters and Day Care Center; Glen Kernan Country Club; The Golf Clubhouses at North and South Hampton; Baptist Primary Care Offices; Krystal Restaurants; Morgar Business Park; Philips Highway Commerce Park; Enterprise National Bank Branch; Compass Bank Branches; Zurich Insurance Services Emergency Operations and Computer Center; Chartwell Capital Asset Management; Fletcher/Stein’s downtown Jacksonville office; The Bolles School; Lifestyle Life Surgery Center, and the Jacksonville office of Universal Engineering Sciences.
Morgar Realty deals primarily in the development and management of commercial real estate projects designed to meet the needs of small businesses, such as warehouses, flex-space business parks, commercial condominiums and self-storage facilities. Morgar’s projects have included Phillips Highway Commerce Park, Morgar Business Park, Morgran Mini Warehouses, Lakewood Mini Storage, Belfort Oaks Village and Morgar Professional Center.
Mr. Morales, the firm’s founder, is chairman and chief executive officer of the Morales Group. Ricardo Morales, III is president and chief operating officer of Morales Construction Company while T. Fitch King, III is president of Morgar Realty.