Built on Solid Foundations
Dan Reedy of Onshore Construction tells us more about the company, it’s area of specialism, and what it’s like to work with the stars.
Onshore Construction is a mid-size general contracting firm in Jupiter, on the South East coast of Florida just north of the town of Palm Beach. Jupiter in the past was a quiet fishing town until the late 1990’s when it was discovered by golfing greats like Greg Norman, Nick Price, Lee Trevino and Gary Player who all had residences in town. Jupiter in the early 2000s was really found when Tiger Woods and Michael Jordon built huge estates in the town. Now, it is a town of around 60,000 residents and Onshore Construction is one of the leading high-end builders in the area.
Onshore Construction not only builds for the stars of the sports’ world but also for celebrities such as Celine Dione and Kid Rock. The key ingredient to the company’s success is two-fold – to treat your clients as you would like to be treated and that you are only as good as your last job. With that policy in mind always, Onshore Construction continues to grow in business volume and as a solid reputation type contractor in the area.
Onshore Construction, after being selected by discriminating owners, starts its projects off with several team meetings to align expectations for the whole team. Not knowing what to expect from architects, interior designers and owners, and vice versa, is not a good starting point. With solid communications many of the building challenges will go unnoticed and the construction process will become more streamlined and efficient.
When asked what that means on a day-to-day basis, Dan Reedy, the founder of Onshore Constructions, explains: ‘Less fire drills and easier execution for the team to meet the expectations of our clientele. ‘This communication puts everyone on the team on a level playing field.’
Typically when the team is working in sync and all the moving parts are traveling in the same direction and at the same pace, construction projects flourish and it seems easy. Anyone in the business that has been successful knows one thing if nothing more – this is not an easy business and the well-oiled machines will survive. ‘That’s our goal at Onshore Construction’ says Reedy, ‘to keep the wheels in motion and not let them fall off’.
Reedy’s Construction team has been successful. In the past he has built many large projects but the most challenging was a 30,000 square foot project for Celine Dion on Jupiter Island, a seven mile long barrier island just north of Jupiter. The client assembled six acres of ocean front property and designed a plantation style estate that was inspired by the client’s favorite property in the Bahamas – Albany House on Nassau.
Albany House has made history as it has been the site of two movies, most notably the James Bond movie Casino Royale. The company chartered a plane prior to the commencement of the project and flew to Albany House with the team to study the details and layouts of all the structures. The result of that visit was the setting of the goals and expectations of the client. The successful project for the star singer boasts eight structures on the property including a 10,000sf main house with underground parking for 12 vehicles and a chef’s kitchen in the basement, with a dumb waiter to deliver food to the main level and second floor on the house. Other structures include a guard house, an eight bedroom guest house, a pool house, a tennis pavilion and a beach house. The property also includes a waterpark with a lazy river, beach entry, a tipping bucket and a skim board area.
Reedy says: ‘The future of my small piece of South Florida paradise is a good one for building. It is a very desirable location for many East Coast folks that want a full-time or second home in an area that will not change too much from what it is today.’
Name: Dan Reedy
Company: Onshore Construction & Development, Inc.
Address: 938 North Old Dixie Hwy. Jupiter, Florida 33458
Telephone: 561-744-8331 office