build smart, build green, build strong

Build Smart
Planning is everything. After having build with different construction systems, materials and methods, we know what is best for your project. Making the right choices will help the budget, construction timelines, quality of the product and will provide a sound structure integrity.

Build Green
We believe in the importance of sustainable design. That's why our LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) team is committed to find sustainable solutions to reduce potable water waste, optimize energy consumption, improve indoor air quality and more.

Build Strong
Our architectural background and long relationships with structural engineers have helped us understand how to design and build a strong structure in a very efficient way, without the extra expense of structural overdesign.

Juan Carlos Herrera

Juan is Contempo’s President. He brings to this position a strong background in architecture and construction, including work in both single and multi-unit residential architecture, construction and development.

With more than 17 years in the fields of architecture and construction, Juan is a visionary who is committed to taking every project to a higher level than what is expected. Though he thrives on the creative side of the business, his integrity, professionalism, problem solving abilities and commitment to securing the best deal for the client has helped to establish his firm to win repeat referrals.

Juan received his BA in Architecture with Honors from Universidad de San Buenaventura in Colombia. He is a Licensed General Contractor, LEED Accredited Professional and a Licensed Real Estate Agent. In addition, he holds a Florida Solar Energy Center Photovoltaic System Design Certification and is fluent in English and Spanish.

 

TESTIMONIALS --------------------

Project: Duplex

The selection of the general contractor is one of the most important decisions when embarking in a construction project, having chosen Contempo Construction was the right call. From planning to execution Juan Carlos Herrera and his team were dedicated to closely manage the project, always available, always transparent and always committed to quality and time/cost efficiencies. Contempo Construction is a great partner to have.

-  Federico Molo - Developer

Project: Dunn's Residence

Architecture and Construction for a Single-Family Home of 2,940 SF/AC and 4,167SF Total

"My wife and I bought a lot on which to build our retirement dream house. I interviewed several contractors and Juan Carlos Herrera, Contempo's owner, stood out with regard to being ready for our interview, showing us that he could do the job right, and also with his enthusiasm for taking on the job. I had some very specific requirements with regard to storm resistance and energy efficiency, and Juan Carlos, who also has a degree in architecture, worked with the architect and engineer of record to be sure that our requirements were met. Juan has experience with both standard CBS block and Insulated Concrete Form methods of construction. We chose ICF construction.

Building an entire house is a very complicated process. I found myself grateful throughout that process that Juan Carlos knows what he is doing. His attention to details, both large and small, was comforting. He also was very responsive to my frequent emails and phone calls with questions about details and processes. He never showed impatience with my fussiness.

Juan Carlos's philosophy about building a house is that something should be happening every day. As a result, the time from ground-breaking to CO was only 7 months. Contempo didn't promise this up-front because of uncontrollable variables with regard to both materials and labor, but Juan worked closely with his subcontractors to keep the job moving forward. I can recommend Juan Carlos Herrera and Contempo Construction without reservation."

-  James and Maggie Dunn.

Project: Bowles's Residence

Architecture and Construction for a Single Family Home of2,244 SF/AC and 2,738 SF Total

"My fiancé and I built a house with Contempo Construction. This was our first new construction project and am happy to say that everything went very smooth. The team guided us every step of the way to ensure a great outcome. Even with minor issues after the build was complete, they came back out to correct any issues we raised. We are thrilled with our home. " - David Bowles.

Project: Rios Addition

Construction for a Two Story Addition to a Single Family Home.

"Juan Carlos Herrera is a fantastic contractor and we are so happy to have him leading our team. We were quite discouraged after encountering many road blocks during the initial planning of our home addition, almost to the point of abandoning the project entirely, however, things abruptly changed for the better when we brought Juan Carlos aboard. He has a very solutions-oriented approach with a natural inclination to solve problems both creatively and efficiently. His background in architecture is apparent throughout his work as he has a solid understanding of the entire scope of the construction process from start to finish and is able to foresee problems before they occur. He has been very effective in saving us thousands of dollars without compromising on quality - one of the many reasons why we feel that he is truly a valuable asset. He's a great listener, always fast to respond and is very thorough when answering questions and explaining various technical details. In addition to being excellent at his job, Juan Carlos is a pleasure to be around due to his positive attitude and good sense of humor. We can't stress enough how pleased we are to be working with him and we would whole heartedly recommend Juan Carlos Herrera for any type of construction project."

- Mario & Laurie Rios"