About Us

Our Story

Chris Forrest began Forrest Builders in 2013 with more than 40 years experience in the construction industry. Originally from Ocala, FL, he began building his career as a carpenter’s assistant in the early 1970’s. Chris obtained his residential construction license in 1978. Obtaining his certified builders license in 1988, he and his family moved to St. Augustine. Chris began building spec houses for which he became known for his honesty and eye-catching craftsmanship. He completed several projects for the City of St. Augustine that include the renovation of the Visitor’s Information Center, the town square gazebo, the Old Garden House and portions of City Hall. Chris’ expertise in craftsmanship can be seen all over the greater St. Johns’s County area and Jacksonville. He specializes in custom residential home construction, historical restorations, restaurants and medical facilities. Chris Forrest has established a track record of successful projects while demonstrating excellent management and leadership. His history and wide spectrum of experience provides a broad base for understanding the ever changing industry of construction. This, along with his uncanny ability to stay within budget, makes him a valuable asset insuring excellent quality.
St. Agustine Florida Remodel Contractor

What We Offer

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We Understand Requirements

Understanding the local codes and regulations is just one of our specialties.

We Work Precisely

Attention to detail at every stage of the project is critical to every project.

St. Augustine Home Remodel Contractors

We Deliver The Best

We focus on the best quality achievable for every project and we hit the mark everytime.

Our Expert Team

Our talented team brings over 40 years of expertise to your projects. We are St. Augustine’s premier contractor of choice. Meet the professionals behind all of our projects.

Chris Forrest

Principal of Forrest Builders, LLC

Chris brings more than 40 years experience in the construction industry to Forrest Builders, LLC.

Kathy Forrest

Principal of Forrest Builders, LLC.

Kathy brings years of management experience to Forrest Builders, LLC.

Kim Bartell


Accounts Payable/Receivables, Payroll, Project set up, Document management, Vendor/Contractor Management, and all general office duties.

St. Augustine's Premier Contractor

Forrest Builders specializes in providing residential and commercial construction services in the St. Augustine area. If you want beautiful craftsmanship for your St. Augustine home or your business located in St. Augustine, Forrest Builders is your one-stop solution with the ultimate in professional services for the entire St. Augustine area. Residential Construction or Commercial Construction, we do it right the first time, Forrest Builders.