Waterside Builders, Inc.
As the owner of his boutique custom home building firm, Waterside Builders, Mike Assaad understands that relationships are key to success. From his work with architects and designers to his day-to-day interaction with clients and subcontractors, respect and accountability are essential.
“We’re all in it together for two to three years,” says Mike. “You have to be able to like each other and trust each other. I think that’s really been the formula for us.”
In an industry fueled by word-of-mouth, Waterside Builders has become one of the most sought-after custom home builders in Naples. The company’s homes can be found in exclusive communities like Port Royal, Aqualane Shores, Royal Harbor and Olde Naples, amongst others. Known for their light-infused designs that perfectly accentuate the gulfshore lifestyle, these homes are regular recipients of the coveted Sand Dollar award.
“We’ve been extremely fortunate to partner with our industry’s finest,” says Mike. “A good combination of designers and architects has allowed us to put our best foot forward and we’re very proud of the resulting homes.”
Originally from Naples, Mike has deep roots in the community. His father was a local developer and Mike grew up in the building and development business. He started Waterside Builders in 2007, with the intent to bring his unique brand of forthrightness and attention to detail to his projects. Now, he manages a staff of eight experts in the field and takes on twelve to fifteen new homes per year.
Pictured, standing from left: Steve Selfridge, Mike Assaad, Brad Harbin
Seated, from left: Scott Tackett, Jeff Hjalmquise, Cristy Morris, Ellis Cammons