About Us


I’m Mike Cogdill, owner of Cogdill Builders of Florida, Inc. I was raised in a Florida construction family (4th generation Floridian), spending most summer vacations working on jobsites with my Father’s construction company in Jacksonville, FL during the 1970’s and early 80’s. Working those summers in the 1970’s alongside veteran construction workers gave me exposure to a work ethic not in existence today and an appreciation of accomplishment and a job well done. With that experience growing up, I have always wanted to work in the construction field.

I followed in my father’s footsteps and receiving my BS in Building Construction from the University of Florida (the oldest college level building construction program in the United States). I then decided to expand my level of knowledge and experience beyond residential construction.

University of Florida School of Building Construction, this is nation’s oldest construction school


I pursued opportunities with companies such as Metric Constructors, J.A. Jones, and Vogel Brothers Building Company. During that time in my career, I built some of the most demanding, fascinating, aggravating, and stress inducing projects I could have ever imagined, including FDOT transportation projects, power generation facilities, waste water treatment plants, and numerous specialty engineering and heavy civil projects.

Mike Cogdill, owner of Cogdill Builders of Florida
Hopewell Cogeneration Facility, Hopewell, VA
Conway Water Treatment Facility, Orlando Utilities Commission, Orlando, Florida 1995

Family Business

In 2000, I had had enough of that type of work, and decided to re-join my family’s Florida construction business, Cogdill Builders, Inc. In 2003 I launched my own little spin-off company, Cogdill Builders of Florida, Inc. to pursue homebuilding and specialty design-build projects in the Tampa Bay and Central Florida area.

Often someone asks me “what do you like about home-building?” The simple answer is: satisfaction of all involved. Satisfaction in the relationships I make with my clients, trade contractors, vendors, and the wide variety of individuals I encounter every day.

In this business, I have encountered absolutely every walk of life and every type of person you can imagine. And I have had the time of my life.

While the engineering and heavy industrial-type construction provided me a high level of tangible accomplishment, it is no substitute for the satisfaction I feel in handing over a new home to a family after having designed and built their new home and realizing I have just made a new set of long term friends. The level of personal satisfaction I experience is unlike I have ever experienced in any other type of construction. I get to draw plans, organize subcontractors and suppliers, run heavy equipment, and choose who I work for.

This is the most fun career ever.

In conclusion, custom homebuilding allows me to bring together in one place my enjoyment of design, the experience of building, and the feeling of creating satisfied clients and new friends.

So, contact me direct on my cell number today to discuss your project.
I personally guarantee that you will be extremely satisfied with the services we offer and that the results we deliver to you will exceed your expectations.

I look forward to working with you,

Mike Cogdill
Cogdill Builders of Florida, Inc.
813-486-9099 Cell

My first construction book, Jacksonville, Florida 1968
Our office in Tampa, FL
On the job site