About

Since 1991, we’ve taken a different approach to the luxury homebuilding business. We don’t just accept every project that comes our way – we’re selective in what we build, never stretching ourselves too thin with too many projects. We believe that by keeping our company agile and streamlined, we’re better able to stay focused on our clients and their needs. And when we do that, we find that everything else just takes care of itself.

Whether you’re looking for someone to build a brand-new custom luxury home or to renovate your existing home, Bright Bay Builders can help. Bright Bay’s owner Paul. A. Haggar is a certified building contractor, and he and his team of certified contractors manage the construction of your home from concept to completion. Their unflaggingly high standards set the tone for every Bright Bay home. Bright Bay uses only the best material and technologies on the market today and hires only the most qualified professionals to design and build your home.

Bright Bay is distinguished as a National Green Building Certified builder, which means that every Bright Bay home can be designed to maximize energy efficiency and minimize environmental impact.

The possibilities are endless. We invite you to come find out for yourself.

Paul A. Haggar

President

Paul started Bright Bay Builders over twenty years ago, just two years after graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in Business Administration. He first started out in the construction industry before college and has dedicated his career to learning everything there is to know about the art and science of building construction.

Today, Paul oversees the construction of every Bright Bay luxury home. His careful and meticulous detailing ensures each home is built accurately, on time and on budget. Over his many years of experience in the industry, he’s developed strong, long-term relationships with Tampa Bay’s best vendors and subcontractors.

A second-generation, state-licensed building contractor, Paul is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, the Florida Home Builders Association and the Tampa Bay Home Builders Association. He’s passionate about providing his clients a beautiful and healthy home where they will create a lifetime of memories. He’s been married to Danielle Haggar for over fifteen years; they have two children together.

Tony Huber

Construction Manager

Ask Tony what he thinks is the most important contributor to a successful construction project, and he’ll tell you: Having a close working relationship with the client. Tony started his career as a carpenter apprentice, but he didn’t waste any time moving up – it wasn’t long before he was running his own residential framing business. A state-certified contractor, he’s been overseeing residential construction projects since 1989 and has spent the last decade making sure that all Bright Bay homes meet the highest standards for quality and craftsmanship.

Tony’s experience gives him the insight needed to anticipate potential issues before they occur and prevent any delays in the construction process. He thoroughly vets each set of plans and specifications before a single footer is ever poured. Tony’s refusal to settle for anything less than perfection sets him apart from any construction manager we know, and it’s reflected in every home we build.

Danny Leombruno

Construction Manager

As a state-certified Class A general contractor with over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Danny’s extensive knowledge and attention to detail have enabled him to be an extremely effective Construction Manager. He has over 20 years of experience as a Superintendent alone and his hands-on experience in a variety of trades over the years, expertise in structural concrete and his professionalism assure our clients their custom Bright Bay homes will be constructed with superior quality and integrity. Danny lives in Saint Petersburg with his wife and two children.

Matt Olsen

Construction Manager

Matt is a certified general contractor with over 20 years of experience in building construction.  Born and raised in Saint Petersburg, he earned his BFA from the University of Florida and his MFA from the State University of New York.  There, he trained as a college art instructor, specializing in woodworking and honing his carpentry skills.

“Building a home is the same as creating art:  great planning, craftsmanship and materials can create spaces that inspire.”

Matt’s industry experience includes Project Manager for a national homebuilder; Communications Technician for Quanta Services; Instructor at State University of New York and at the International Academy of Design and Technology; and Lead Sculptor for a prominent fabricator working at MGM, Universal Studios and the Luxor in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Before joining the Bright Bay Team, Matt owned and operated his own design/build company for over 10 years.  His attention to detail is reflected in his craftsmanship, and his commitment to working with homeowners, planners and subcontractors ensures a cohesive project team.

Bill Crady

Construction Manager

Bill has worked in the construction industry since 1978.  He obtained his Class A general contractor’s license in 1985 and over the years has held positions such as project manager, safety director, superintendent and general superintendent for various local commercial and residential contractors in addition to owning his own construction company for over 20 years.

Bill prides himself on meeting deadlines and working within his clients’ budgetary restrictions.  His professionalism and capabilities in negotiating with vendors and subcontractors assure successful management of his projects, and his experience and foresight enable him to achieve the exacting high standards and quality workmanship our Bright Bay clients deserve.

Bill has lived in Florida since 1978 with his wife Julie.  He is an avid movie buff and enjoys custom automobiles and spending time with his family, including his two grown children and dogs.

Scott Montjoy

Project Manager

From a young man and the winner of the 1992 Illinois Carpenter Contest, and now a licensed contractor with 27 years of residential and commercial experience, Scott has demonstrated his passion for this business.

10 years of working hand in hand with Habitat for Humanity International has earned him the reputation of having a servant’s heart and unwavering conviction to helping others realize their dreams. With total respect for both his co-worker and client, Scott is a strong proponent of working smartly and safely, to exceed his clients expectations. His belief in and commitment to utilizing sustainable building methods and materials guarantees Bright Bay Builders client’s homes will be beautiful and healthy for generations to come.

Michelle Payne

Interior Designer

Michelle is an interior designer known for her meticulous attention to the details that distinguish a well-thought-out, beautiful interior. She’s professionally trained to take any design plan from conceptual development through layout, specifications and final installation to create a well-designed interior environment. Since graduating from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design, Michelle has worked with an impressive list of developers and builders. Her experience in the industry has given her a unique perspective on the many facets of custom residential construction.

Alicia Sorenson

Office Manager

An integral part of the Bright Bay team for over two years, Alicia serves as liaison between clients, vendors and Bright Bay team members to ensure all facets of day-to-day administrative operations run both seamlessly and efficiently. Her commitment to professionalism, organizational abilities, attention to detail and dedication to providing superlative customer service translate into achieving the highest standards for our clients throughout the entire building process. Alicia earned her Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs from Lewis and Clark College and has a minor in French. She has been married for 25 years, and she and her husband have one daughter.

Bright Bay’s Team

They say that quality attracts quality. And that’s always been true of Bright Bay’s relationships with its team members. Our hard-won reputation for quality means we have our choice of subcontractors to work with – and naturally, we only work with those who are able to meet our exacting standards. We tend to work with a very select group, and the relationships we’ve cultivated over the years ensure our projects run smoothly, on schedule and within budget.

Where We Build

We build all over the Tampa Bay area, but the majority of our work can be found in Snell Isle, south Tampa, Clearwater, southern Pinellas County and the Pinellas beaches.