About Us

As a family owned business, we thrive to give our customers the highest quality product and a personable experience. Elite Construction of Jax, Inc was founded by David Furukawa in 1993 to pursue his love  in the business, Finish Carpentry. Since then, the company has branched out to become one of North East Florida’s most sought after home remodeling businesses. With our attention to detail and quality workmanship, we ensure that no detail is missed to bring your ideas to life. We specialize in residential and commercial construction ranging from bathroom and kitchen remodels to trim carpentry, crown molding, stairs, wainscot, coffered ceilings, and so much more. There is no job we cannot do.

We understand that customer service is the most important part of our job. We pride ourselves in our unparalleled customer service and building long-term relationships with our clients. If you’re thinking about re-vamping your home, you have come to the right place. We look forward to “building” a relationship with you.

Meet Our Team

David Furukawa

President/ Certified Building Contractor

 David founded Elite Construction of Jax, Inc. in 1993 to pursue his love for the building industry. David has been in the construction field all of his life. He has worked as a journey man painter, garage door installer, insulator and a drywall finisher. In addition, he owned a roofing company and was a superintendent for one of the largest Custom Home Builders in the city. He acquired his building license in 1991 and has built over 500 homes. Despite tough economic times, David has persistently worked towards doing what he loves; building. David is a husband and father of four and enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren. 

Cathy Furukawa

President/Designer

 David’s wife, Cathy is a Florida Registered Paralegal. For years she has worked simultaneously as a Contract Paralegal and as the Office Manager/Designer for Elite Construction of Jax, Inc. Due to the growth and expansion of Elite Construction of Jax, Inc.,Cathy recently decided to come work full time and serves as the companies custom decorator/designer. She is able to work with any style, space, and budget and does an exceptional job. Cathy can truly transform any room, and make a house feel like a home. Her skills are unprecedented and often commended.

Phillip Furukawa

Vice President/Superintendent

David’s son, Phillip worked with Elite Construction of Jax, Inc. for 7 years. With his dad being in the construction industry, his path in construction was already laid out for him. When the housing market crashed in 2009, Phillip was forced to find work elsewhere. Phillip worked for a major staffing firm in Jacksonville and spent years traveling throughout the country. As a dad of three sons, working for “corporate America” began to take its toll on Phillip and his family. He quickly realized he wanted to make a change so he could be with his wife and sons, so he came back to Elite Construction as the Vice President. Phillip also serves as one of the superintendents for Elite Construction and strives to build close relationships with our clients. 

William (Billy) Lisecki

Superintendent

Billy worked for Elite Construction for 3 years before the housing market crash. He also went to work for a major staffing firm in Jacksonville. As a successful recruiter, Billy was able to provide for his family and travel throughout the United States. However, like Phillip, Billy’s grew tired of being away from his two children and joined Phillip at Elite Construction. Billy also serves as the companies superintendent and project manager. Billy’s experience and expertise in the industry has contributed greatly to the success of the business and he proves to be an asset for Elite Construction of Jax, Inc.

Sara Newby

Office Manager

Sara is a long-time family friend of the Furukawas and currently serves as a staff sergeant in the Florida Army National Guard, stationed at Camp Blanding, FL. Prior to joining Elite, she was an Operations Manager for a roofing company in Jacksonville. Eager to learn more about the construction industry, she came to Elite Construction to broaden her knowledge and help her reach her dream of becoming an engineer. Sara is currently in school pursuing her degree in Engineering, and her husband serves as an engineer for the US Coast Guard. Her military background and eagerness to learn contributes to the success of our team here at Elite Construction. 

About Us

As a family owned business, we thrive to give our customers the highest quality product and a personable experience. Serving the Jacksonville, St Augustine, Mandarin, Ponte Vedra, Amelia Florida Area, we specialize in residential and commercial construction ranging from bathroom and kitchen remodels to trim carpentry, crown molding, stairs, wainscot, coffered ceilings, and so much more.

We are fully licensed and insured!

License #SC-CBC054583

Get in Touch

 elitebuild@gmail.com

(904) 347-7115

254 Talleyrand Avenue,
Jacksonville, FL 32202