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Company Profile

EDGEWATER BEACH CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC. was formed in 1983 to serve as general contractor for the development and construction of Edgewater Beach Resort, Panama City Beach, Florida. 

Since that time the company has completed a major portion of the total Edgewater Beach Resort development plan ($50,000,000.00 to date) and The Shoppes at Edgewater Shopping Center ($8,000,000.00).

The Company has also expanded its scope to include general construction in all phases of commercial and multi-unit residential development. The name was changed to Edgewater General Contractors, Inc. in March 1995, in order to better reflect this expansion.

In October of 2003, the Company further expanded with the forming of Edgewater Residential Construction, Inc. and SOUTHERN BUILDING & DEVELOPMENT, Inc.

August 2014 saw another change in the company. Reorganization led to the new name of Southern Building & Development.

Edgewater General Contractors Office

10200 Clarence Street
Panama City Beach, Florida


President: J. David Harris
Licensed Certified General Contractor


David Harris's experience  lies in   field supervision in heavy construction.  Graduating from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science Degree.  His post graduate work was in physics and chemistry, in 1976.  In February, 1990, in the State of Florida, the Construction Industry Licensing Board, he became a Certified General Contractor.

In March of 1976, after graduating from Auburn University, David began full-time employment in the construction industry. He has vast experience in most types of construction.  From single family homes, to condominiums, to office complexes, & food service.

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Company History, at a glance

Panama City Beach, Florida

Construction Manager and President:

Conference Center$1,000,000
Golf Villas $5,220,000
Sewer Emergency Pond $ 68,000
Cinema Six Theater $1,000,000
Edgewater Park Foundation$ 20,000
Shoppes at Edgewater(renovations)$250,000
Hombre Clubhouse $450,000
Edgewater Tower III $9,600,000
Glades Sub-division Underground Utilities and Paving of 283 residential lots $1,500,000
Montego Bay Seafood House Orlando $350,000
Edgewater Tennis Villas $4,500,000
Edgewater Beachview Villas $1,500,000
Edgewater Conference Center $1,000,000
Subway Sandwich Shoppes(four)$160,000
Angelos Steak Pit$210,000
Canopies Restaurant(renovations)$80,000
Holiday Inn Express Mobile(renovations)$750,000
Beach Club East Condominium $330,000
Food World at Edgewater(renovations)$350,000
Cinema Ten Theater (expansion)$390,000
23rd Street Plaza(renovations)$15,000
Sprint Cellular Ft. Walton Beach(renovation)$38,000
Sprint Cellular Panama City(renovation)$68,000
Q-Zar Laser Tag$90,000
Plastic Surgery Center(renovation)$75,000
Taxi's Diner(renovation)$60,000
Hawks Nest Restaurant $275,000
Schlotzsky's Deli(renovation)$70,000
Pizza by the Sea$85,000
Panama City Brewery & Cafe(renovation)$300,000
Palapa Poolside Restaurant$685,000
Long Beach Resort$42,000,000
High Pointe Resort$5,194,300
Long Beach Sales Office$179,000
Wesley L. Burnham residence$150,000
General & Mrs. Paul Brown residence$160,000
Mr. & Mrs. John Gheesling III residence$160,000
Hubert Green residence(renovations)$100,000
Edgewater Estates$2,000,000
En Soleil Condominiums $24,788,000
Glass Center $483,000
SCP Supply $225,000
Commerce Park Warehouses $1,095,000
Lincoln Center $938,000
Knology $835,000
Mirabella Plaza $81,000
Trustmark Bank $795,000
Emerald Falls Racetrack $505,000
ET 98 Racetrack $1,200,000
ET 98 Arcade $80,000
Palm Cove Estates $2,140,000
Hubert Green Residence $750,000
Seaview Villas $1,030,000
Joe Beckwith Residence $830,000
Wesley Burnham Residence $700,000

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J. David Harris, President , CG CO49935
10200 Clarence St.
Panama City Beach, FL 32417
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 850-234-7252
Fax: 850-234-9138