AB Knight Construction and Development, LLC is a licensed general contracting firm founded by Ben Abernathy. With over 37 years in the industry we provide the highest possible level of professional construction services for our clients with the experience, teamwork, and leadership to deal with all aspects of the construction process. We have a solid and established subcontractor base throughout South Florida to assure the best quality in all our projects.
Mr. Abernathy, a Florida native, was introduced to the construction industry in 1975 as a carpenter apprentice while attending college for construction management and engineering at FIU. He progressed from carpenter to foreman, superintendent, project manager to eventually president of SAC Construction. A leading commercial contracting company in South Florida for over 30 years. In 1996, he relocated to Carbondale, Colorado where he expanded the business in residential development. Then, in 2002 he returned to Florida to reestablish his business presence in the South Florida market.
Mr. Seltzer, As Construction Manager Paul brings a proven track-record of exceptional construction management and integrity to every project. His extensive industry experience ensures clients’ needs are met, from preconstruction through successful completion – and beyond. Paul is an integral part of the AB Knight Construction team, driving outstanding results and forging lasting relationships with clients, subcontractors, and suppliers. In addition, he makes sure risks and complications are being identified and proactively addressed. He is working to further enhance processes to create the best product for our clients.
Regardless of project type, AB Knight Construction & Development can provide professional services from concept through design, development, preconstruction, and construction. Long before the construction phase begins, we assign an experienced project management team to monitor and control every aspect of the project and attain schedule, budget, quality, and safety goals.
We focus our efforts on the specific needs of each client throughout the design and development phase. Our team offers design assistance through constructability reviews, value engineering, and feasibility studies while methodically preparing budgets and schedules to guide the planning process. As the project progresses, AB Knight works with the client and the design team to meet cost and quality goals.
AB Knight’s overarching philosophy is to provide our clients maximum value within their available budget. We use value and life cycle cost analyses to determine the most efficient building systems and market-appropriate finishes. Our quality control philosophy demands that standards are established early so they can be maintained by the entire design and construction team throughout the building process. experience from plans to progress, AB Knight’s construction professionals know what it takes to deliver a successful project.
Our goal is to turn every client into a repeat client by making the best possible use of each development dollar spent. The AB Knight team estimates, schedules, procures, and builds several projects each year. we use real-time construction feedback to recommend the best materials, technologies, and processes to give our clients the greatest value. We conduct systematic value analysis during planning and construction to improve quality, save time, and reduce costs.
AB Knight uses precise planning and control techniques to manage every project we develop. We maintain detailed schedules and project budgets to monitor daily priorities, steer progress, and control costs throughout each phase of the development process.
We are dedicated to working safely and strive to achieve "Zero Accidents" on every project we build in addition to enforcing OSHA regulations. We provide ongoing training and leadership to our staff and labor force to ensure a safe work site.
AB Knight Construction & Development is constantly pursuing innovative technologies that place our construction practices-and our client's finished products-at the forefront of the market. We established our innovation Development Team a diverse and dedicated group of individuals from all facets of the company to seek out and implement technology initatives for positive,company-wide change.