ABout Us

Halfacre Construction Company is the area's oldest, most established, and locally owned and operated private commercial construction company. Centered on foundational strengths of family values and superior professionalism, the commercial and industrial construction firm delivers projects on time, within budget, with the utmost integrity and with the expertise and financial strength needed for success. The firm is run by president and CEO Jack Cox, a long-standing member of the Sarasota community, and partners Reed Giasson and Tom Rees, who have been with Halfacre for over 20 years, respectively.

When Jack Cox took the helm in 1999, he brought the same shared vision of community stewardship, bond of a common trade and fine workmanship as his father, John, who led the firm before him.

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Our History

Being raised in the business, Jack remembers fondly driving a work truck before he could reach the pedals. Summer jobs revolved around Halfacre construction sites, and Jack learned all of the trades before and during his years as a college student at John Bowling Green State University. During this time, he watched his father quietly donate projects, start charities, raise funds and provide leadership and support for children’s causes.

Today, Jack and his partners continue the strong and honorable legacy his father left. With the highest level of integrity and dedication to the craft, the company has not only grown into an industry leader, but a dedicated philanthropic powerhouse in southwest Florida, and regularly supports the local community through giving, fundraising, donating building projects and serving on non-profit and organizational advisory boards. Jack himself has served on the Board of Directors of The Argus Foundation, Cadence Bank, Gulf Coast Builders Exchange, Charlotte County Economic Development Council, Sarasota County Economic Development Council, Suncoast Charities for Children, Suncoast Foundation for Handicapped Children, Inc. and the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Construction Industry Licensing Board.

Why Choose Us?

With four decades of experience under its belt and projects that can be found in an eight-county area in Florida, Halfacre Construction Company has created millions of square feet of successful projects, including notable projects like the huge administration and manufacturing building now known as PGT Industries in Nokomis. In 1997, Halfacre built the first commercial building in the now thriving Lakewood Ranch when the 85,000 square-foot Teleflex Inc. was erected. The company has also built over 1,000,000 square feet in Port Manatee, the fastest growing port in Florida reaching markets across the globe.

Halfacre Construction also offers its expertise as a green building provider with the resources available to build viable, effective alternatives to reduce energy consumption and preserve natural resources. The firm’s staff includes U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) certified professionals who have demonstrated proficiency in green building practices and who possess a thorough grasp of the LEED Green Building Rating System.

With a legacy of community behind them and Florida’s future before them, the Halfacre Construction family continues to stand strong as a premier builder in southwest Florida for many years to come.

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