While searching on HOUZZ for Florida coastal construction ideas to renovate a house, we came across a builder by the name of Steve Perry (J S Perry & Co.). Steve’s projects and reviews appealed to us, so we arranged for a meet and greet at a potential project on Clearwater Beach. We liked him instantly. Instead of moving forward with the renovation project, we decided to build a new home in Belleair, Fl., and we knew that Steve was our guy.

Having built three custom homes in the past, we were comfortable with the process and the expectations from both homeowners and builders. However, we were told by many friends that building in Florida would be a vastly different experience. Fortunately, the working relationship with Steve was top notch on every level.

Even when faced with the usual bumps along the road that are typical during a construction project, Steve remained even-tempered and always projected a ‘can-do’ attitude. Steve is not afraid to think 'outside the box’ in order to come up with creative solutions, while at the same time understanding the client’s needs.

His architectural training also came in handy when working with our architects and when confronting complicated design issues that popped up along the way. Steve and his team do great work, offer great customer service, and provide an open line of communication from start to finish. Since the project was finished, Steve has remained in regular contact to answer questions or deal with routine follow-up punch list items. We highly recommend J S Perry and would work with Steve again without hesitation.

Anne P.

Steve Perry is the consummate professional. I contracted with Steve to do a teardown and rebuild of a gulf front cottage. Steve handled all of the details from beginning to end and made many great suggestions during the build process to reduce cost or improve the functionality of my home. He was always available to take my call and address any issue directly. He was personally involved and could always be counted on. The workmanship of his crew and subs was particularly good. I have many compliments on my home thanks to Steve and his team.

Larry B.

I have had the opportunity to work with Steve Perry on several projects. It is always a great experience. Steve not only has the knowledge but also has the actual hands-on experience in many of the trades. Expectations of those that work with him are high. Steve has a unique ability to take a client’s dream, effectively communicate it to all involved, and turn it into reality. Steve has always handled his business affairs in a very professional manner. It is a real pleasure working with Steve Perry.

WDDC of Florida - Tampa

We bought a 100-year-old historic beach home. The home needed a complete upgrade. We wanted to honor and preserve the historic nature of the home. Steve literally had to raise the entire structure six-plus feet and repair termite damage from years of neglect. Steve was able to navigate and overcome any and all obstacles that were presented and overcame them in a calm professional manner. Steve's ultimate goal was to please us. He did. We give him and his company the “Superior” evaluation.

Shayla S.

When I think of Steve, the word passion comes to mind. In 2012 while working under another firm, I designed a beach house, a very revolutionary and complex contemporary design. My biggest fear was that the project would get value-engineered based on its complexities. Once we met with Steve, he took ownership of the design and defended the key elements and made the design truly come alive. It has been the best experience for me to work along with a General Contractor that understands and appreciates quality design, offers solutions to difficult problems, and keeps an open mind when hard decisions need to be made. The reason why my vision is now a reality is because of Steve's skills, personality, hard work and creativity. I would be honored to serve as a client alongside him again, as it would represent a commitment to quality, elegance and beauty and a guarantee that the end product will be a success.

DC Studio Architecture and Planning

We did a whole house remodel on Clearwater Beach. Another contractor said it could not be done because of FEMA restrictions. We wanted to keep the ranch style so our dogs could use the back yard and my in-laws would not need to worry about stairs. The results are nothing short of spectacular. We were guided and informed every step of the way. Minor hurdles never became major hurdles. Steve and his crew were a pleasure to work with. The most important part is that when little issues came up months after completion, Steve would step up and get things taken care of. The service after the project completion has been the most impressive I have encountered with any project.

Elbridge B.


The bedroom done in Florida by J.S. Perry & Co., Inc. is like a beautiful drawing out of a fairytale book. The side table lamps on the Italian side tables, look amazing. The headboard is gorgeous. Love the bedspread from The White Company in London. The carpet Looks like a Turkish Tabriz. Everything just flows, gently together. This room took a lot of talent to put together. I have loved decorating all my life. I thought I had learned a lot, I now find, I've learned very little, and I need to carry on learning through the amazing talents of people like J.S. Perry & Co., Inc.


Jedanna O.

I have had problems finding quality work in the past and fired 3 contractors before I found JS Perry. They completed the work and did a great job. I was able to contact them with any questions and always got a quick response. We stayed on budget and completed on time. I am incredibly happy with the finished product and would recommend this company without question.

Lori D.

Steve was extremely easy to work with. Had great suggestions, was timely and very accommodating. Love the finished product. We have recommended Steve to our friends. Overall, incredibly pleased with the end product.


I was referred to Steve Perry by our real estate agent. We are from Canada and were doing a complete renovation of a condo we bought in Treasure Island, Florida, where we had no contacts in the construction industry. We were fully aware of the challenges of finding someone in construction who can be trusted and who will give you a quality product at a reasonable price. It did not take long for us to realize that Steve was the kind of person we wanted to work with. The competitive bidders did not have the business acumen, personality, knowledge, or references that Steve brought to the table.

As the work began, we spent considerable time at the job site but were unable to spend the full construction period in Florida. After only a few weeks we became comfortable with leaving Steve in charge and turned our keys over to him. We could quickly see the quality of his work through his team of professionals, many of whom have worked for him for several years. They all take pride in what they do. By the end of the contract, we had complete trust in Steve and his crew.

We were so impressed with the workmanship. A clean job site and sensitivity to other condo owners were critical and he remained committed to this throughout. Even though I asked for several changes and some additional work as construction progressed, we finished on time ---- a rare experience in a lot of construction scenarios.

When you are so far away and have to put one of your greatest investments in the hands of someone else, finding a person like Steve was a true blessing. We love the final product and enjoy many compliments. Steve is personable, takes pride in what he does, is fair, and is dedicated to making his clients comfortable and happy. Although the project was completed two years ago, we maintain regular contact because we enjoy spending time with him and take great interest in hearing about his next projects.

Steve is truly someone you can trust. You will be impressed with his professionalism, friendly approach, fair and relaxed attitude, and quality product. I am pleased to recommend Steve and his company.


We hired J.S. Perry to renovate a beach-side cottage built-in 1919. The project required extensive knowledge of FEMA guidelines and involved exterior renovation, interior renovation, and landscaping. Our 15-month effort included a team of about 70 professionals, including roofers, framers, tile artisans, masons, carpenters, plumbers, low- and high-voltage electricians, painters, and architects. We were incredibly pleased with Steve's network of professionals and were delighted with the outcome.

Any project of this size will have surprises and challenges, and we felt like Steve became a partner in our success for the effort. Sometimes, the craftsmanship utterly amazed us. When creating a built-in cabinet that we envisioned with Steve, he penned it on the wall, then worked with a finish carpenter to bring it to reality.

Ed H.

As a cabinet manufacturer, I work with many contractors and find J.S. Perry & Co to be one of the best. Steve cares about quality and getting the best job possible with great attention to detail. A satisfied customer is always the end result of the project.

Douglas Custom Woodworks, Inc

J.S. Perry & Co. has been great to work with. Steve maintains continuous communication with our architectural team to ensure that our homes are built to the finest details we look for in a good quality builder. I would recommend them to everyone seeking to enjoy the same quality building experience.

design styles architecture

As a homeowner and a real estate investor, having done several renovations, large and small, as well as building an executive estate from the ground up, I know that finding and choosing a great contractor to work with is a trying task. Especially if you are as diligent in workmanship perfection and financially prudent as I am. I never look for a good contract but for a great one. Only because I cannot afford a “good” contractor (because I know that from only a good contractor I won't get the quality and standard I want and the financial satisfaction I need), "I get my monies worth".

So, embarking on a big renovation for my new home in Clearwater I was introduced to JS Perry and Co, less formally, Steve. This was after several other interviews with other contractors. In the short time spent interviewing Steve and very quickly getting his comprehensive bid, I knew he was the contractor I wanted to work with. Having excellent references helped make the choice as well.

Well, all I said above with regards to a great contractor held true for Steve throughout the project. His communication was clear, prompt and understanding. You would call him and mostly in minutes he would call you back. Any questions you had would be addressed immediately and answered. He was always on time for a meeting and his crew showed up on time. And last and most importantly is the stellar renovation work Steve and his crew have done. My wife and I love the way our new house looks. It gleams with workmanship perfection. Would I hire Steve on another project? Absolutely!


This recommendation for Steve Perry and J. S. Perry & Co., Inc. is a token of appreciation for his help and commitment to our home project in Belleair, Florida. Our project would be an exceptional one for any contractor. Our home is already very large, and Steve guided us through the daunting process of designing, remodeling, and adding on to our dream home, not to mention constructing a large pool in the backyard that others struggled to get permitted by the local. county and state building officials. To be fair, I told Steve at the beginning of the project that I had never been satisfied by another contractor. He charged forward and into our project with certainty and determination. His knowledge and experience are extensive. We are very satisfied with his ability to understand our needs and deliver our unique project with superb craftsmanship and attention to detail. He has earned my strong recommendation.


As an architect, I look to collaborate with other professionals that share my goal to achieve an extraordinary home for a client. Steve Perry is one of those true professionals that brings honesty, commitment, and craftsmanship to a project. Steve is one of the best builders that I have ever worked with and his crew and team of subs are top-notch. I can only hope that Steve builds all my projects.

Bud D., AIA

J S Perry & Co, Inc. and my company have worked together on many projects and I have found them quite easy to work with, competent, and efficient. I have brought them in to work as the contractor with my clients and have been happy with the results and plan on using them in the future.

Design Line Studio, Inc.

Steve is a very experienced and caring contractor. He is creative and expects to create a high-quality product for his clients. If quality is important to you, J. S. Perry & Co. is an excellent choice. I would not hesitate to recommend him to the most discerning homeowner.


We did a major remodeling of our beach house in Redington Beach, Fl. J.S. Perry & Co. did an outstanding job. The process was extremely smooth, the communication was always constant and after completion, they have been extremely responsive. The quality of their work is outstanding. We will use them again if we need any remodeling in the area.

Patricia P., Redington Beach, FL

“I’m pleased to highly recommend our general contractor, Steve Perry and J.S. Perry & Co., Inc.”

“When we met with Steve it was obvious that he had keen insight not only into construction and renovation of a home but also had a strong design aesthetic which was very important to us as we wanted to update [our] home in a classic contemporary manner.”

Kent and Susan N., Palm Harbor, FL


“He did what he said he would do and then some.  We added things to our request list and he completed everything within the deadline date including our additions and changes.  The quality of his work is impressive. We highly recommend his services!”

Gary and Peggy P., Dunedin, FL


“I highly recommend our contractor Steve Perry in CW. (J. S. Perry & Co., Inc.) He is currently building our recording studio (Cleartrackproductions.com) and is doing an excellent job (especially just recently in dealing with the city re: a permit..). We originally met him because he built the house next door to where we live. He is very competent!”

Kathy and Keith H., Clearwater, FL


“We are thrilled with our bathroom and it was a very good experience from the onset. ... Your open communication was also appreciated so we felt informed on the progress of the job. ... We hope to work together again soon -- on our next project!”

Arnie and Lora D., Tarpon Springs, FL


As a tradesperson, I'd like to give my recommendation.  Steve Perry (J.S. Perry) does FABULOUS work.  I've been on numerous job sites with Steve and his crew.  They put their clients FIRST like no other contractor we've ever worked for.  Their products are as near flawless as any I've seen. Steve's a pro.  I can't say enough good things about him.

Tim D., Paint Contractor


"Steve has earned a very strong recommendation from me for any future design or construction industry work that he may choose to pursue."

Vaughn X. Prost, President, Prost Builders, Inc.


"I have developed a great deal of respect for Mr. Perry and found him to be honest, knowledgeable, and resourceful."

Paul T., Project Manager, Prost Builders, Inc.


"We have a home in Dunedin and we hired Steve Perry (J S Perry & CO) for our project.  We were very satisfied with the quality of the workmanship, the promptness, and pricing. He has the expertise that extends beyond our project but his understanding of our needs and his attention to detail were outstanding. He did everything he said he would and more.I will be calling him in the future and would recommend him to any of my friends and family for any project."

Sincerely, Leslie B., Dunedin, FL


"We will be calling you and refer all of our friends to you for all their construction needs."

Dan R.