About Us

Goodman Construction Company was formed by Charles and Sue Ellen Goodman. Our building philosophy is that every house is a home, not just a job.

Goodman Construction has a tradition of excellence that has come with over 30 years of experience building homes in the Gainesville area. We are fully licensed and insured, and are a member of the Builders Association of North Central Florida and also a Preferred Member of the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce. We have expertise with many energy-saving techniques and building energy-efficient homes. Our customers' total satisfaction is the driving motivator in every decision that we make.

Our love for building homes has grown through the years as we have gained satisfaction from creating, from start to finish, homes for families. We personally oversee every aspect of construction that Goodman Construction Company offers.

We assist with developing plans, specifications, and interior design for customers of Goodman Construction Company.

Goodman Construction Company is dedicated to the philosophy that quality construction doesn't cost...it saves in the long term and personal attention to detail reduces complications and leads to a better experience of home construction for owners.

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Charles Goodman

Charles served as a carpenter's apprentice during his high school years and developed a love of building. After high school, He joined the army and served two tours in Viet Nam, achieving the rank of Sergeant in only two years, including a battlefield promotion from General Kendell and becoming commander of a M60 tank. Upon returning to the U.S., Charles attended Tank Commander's School at Fort Hood, Texas, graduating as the top honor graduate.

Upon leaving the military, He returned to his interest in building, serving an apprenticeship under master carpenter Bernard Davis. In 1973, Charles joined the team of Tom and Susan Spain at Spain Construction, where he had an opportunity to master new home construction from start to completion, working on and supervising homes from $50,000 to over $750,000 in value. This provided an opportunity to master the art of special decorative stair building and traditional trim concepts and a thorough understanding of layout and design techniques. On occasion he has worked 80 hours a week to assure that jobs were completed by the contract date.

Charles has a good relationship with the subcontractors that have worked with him for over 30 years, and continues to use these subcontractors as he believes that they provide a high quality, competent level of service. He has passed the rigorous examination given by the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board and has received his Certified Builders license.

Sue has over 20 years administrative experience and offers expert support for the Company, overseeing the accounting and administrative processes.

Charles and Sue have raised their family in the Gainesville area and are personally invested in the community. They have great appreciation for the quality of life here, which offers opportunities for families, neighbors, and a good place for your home.

Contact us by e-mail at charles@goodmanconstruction.com