Clients trust us to provide custom luxury homes and exceptional management. We do our best to meet and surpass their high standards. Here’s what a few of our clients have to say.
Personal Commitment and Insight
I’ve known Paul for over 20 years. He’d been a personal friend before supporting a real estate project for me in the late ’90s. Subsequently, Paul built a home for our family – what was then our dream home.
The experience was truly exceptional in all facets. Paul’s personal commitment and ability to resolve issues quickly made what can be a stressful time virtually stress-free. Through the years, Paul has supported other real estate purchases for our family, always providing excellent advice and insight. For ANY home-building or real estate project, I always turn to Paul first and recommend him wholeheartedly.
-Jackie and Bill Muir
“There Isn’t a Better Builder”
Simply put, there isn’t a better builder with a better team anywhere in Tampa Bay than Paul Haggar and his team at Bright Bay. We were introduced to Paul by several other families who had enjoyed an exceptional experience with Paul in both build and remodel projects. We gave great weight to these referrals to Paul because we had heard more typical stories from several families who had less favorable experiences with other local builders.
Paul estimated that the extensive redesign and remodel of our home would take eight months. Notwithstanding that we submitted numerous change orders and encountered a number of complex issues, he and his team completed the work professionally, exactly on time and within budget. We were totally and completely impressed with Paul’s integrity, dedication, responsiveness and competence. The end result far exceeded our expectations and, years later, we still receive compliments on his fine work. We call upon Paul from time to time to help us with various home-ownership-type issues, and he continues to be incredibly responsive and helpful. We remain grateful to those folks who referred us to Paul and his team, and we would be more than happy to personally speak about our experience with any families who are considering Paul and Bright Bay for their home.
-Julie and Bob Paver
“We Highly Recommend Bright Bay”
We remodeled our home with Bright Bay Builders and could not have been happier. Paul Haggar and his crew were professional, honest and completed our home on time and budget. The quality and craftsmanship of Bright Bay and their subcontractors is superior to any other builder I have seen in the area. We could not have asked for a better outcome. We highly recommend Bright Bay Builders to all our friends and would not hesitate to use them again. Thank you, Bright Bay!
-Sandy and Steve Anthony
“We Used Bright Bay on Two Homes”
As my wife and I ventured into our major decision on whom would best be suited to build our dream home, we interviewed several builders. We did not have much experience and asked many questions of each builder.
Paul stood out right from the start, showing patience and answering each question in detail. Paul made us comfortable that he would work with us each step of the way. Too many builders seemed eager to tell us what we wanted to hear and not provide the clarity needed to understand the complexity of the process. Paul’s honesty is hard to find and a blessing in today’s environment.
During the actual building of our house, it was clear we made a great decision in our selection. Paul updated us at all times and made suggestions along the way that made our home even better. There are so many decisions you need to make during the process, and Paul never made us feel overwhelmed and calmly helped us at each stage.
In addition, we had the pleasure of meeting so many of his subcontractors that took the same caring approach as Paul. The quality and dependability of Paul and his subcontractors is truly outstanding. So much so, we used Paul/Bright Bay on two homes, and both have the highest quality of workmanship. The relationship with Paul does not end when the home is finished and the warranty ends. When we have questions, Paul still responds to help as if we were starting our house for the first time — truly a pleasure to have as our builder. Paul/Bright Bay is someone you can trust and someone that is easy to recommend.
We are so appreciative of Paul/Bright Bay for making our dreams a reality!!
-Ericka and Steve Borges
“Finished Ahead of Schedule”
We could not have been more pleased with our home-building experience with Bright Bay. Paul Haggar and his team handled everything in a professional and timely manner.
Not only was the home finished on time, it was ahead of schedule, and that was after we moved the schedule up because our rental was coming to an early close! There were no delays, and when one or two issues popped up (as they always do), Paul had them resolved before we even knew about them. All the craftsmen on site were polite and hard-working. All were exceptional at what they did (especially the tile work and trim carpentry).
It was not uncommon to find Paul at the house during the day or cleaning up in the evening. He keeps the site very clean. I would not hesitate to recommend Bright Bay to anyone considering building.
-Lynn and Bruce Denson
“Unparalleled Attentiveness to Detail”
We had Bright Bay Builders remodel our home and we could not have been happier with the results and professionalism from Paul’s entire team.
We had an extremely positive experience with Paul and his longtime staff members Tony and Brandon. You seem to hear more horror stories about construction from other people’s bad experiences, but with Bright Bay, we felt confident in our contractor selection.
The construction site was always immaculate. It was even not uncommon to see Paul sweeping the floor himself when we would stop by after work to check out the day’s progress. This unparalleled attentiveness to detail is what sets Bright Bay Builders at a different caliber than the competition. If you select Bright Bay, you will never regret it!
-Brooke and Chris Nelson
“Professional, Fast and Efficient”
I would like to go on record as providing a Client Testimonial to Bright Bay Builders, yourself and others on your staff. This testimonial is for excellent home design, budget estimating, reconstruction, professional service, subcontractor leadership, on-time completion and personal support for my home over these many years. I will always remember you had just completed reconstruction of a home in my neighborhood. Because I had been in the building construction industry for 30+ years, I watched work on that home very closely.
After completion, I talked with the homeowners and made a concerted decision that your company was the organization I needed to “upgrade and increase the quality of mine.” The work of yourself, staff and subcontractors during reconstruction was professional, fast and efficient. Bright Bay Builders has also been most helpful pertaining to follow-up support to all questions this homeowner has had during the home’s life. You have always been available and allowed me to enjoy an excellent home. I am sure that many other owners of homes designed, built, upgraded and/or reconstructed by Bright Bay Builders have (and will) be benefited by the personal action and professionalism you bring to the residential building community.
In summary, thank you for an excellent home and excellent service(s) of yourself and staff.
-William S. Fleming
“The Finest Building Contractor”
After extensive research locally, we chose Bright Bay Builders to complete a major reconstruction and enlargement of our house. Their reputation was one of honesty, diligence and timeliness, and they lived up to every aspect. From beginning to end, they were on time, on cost and informative. The quality of their work has stood the test of time, and they remain responsive to any need. I have heartily recommended Bright Bay to close friends for their construction needs and firmly believe they are the finest building contractors in the area.
-R.A.G. Berns, Col, USMC (Ret)
“Paul Haggar Has Such Integrity”
Choosing Bright Bay Builders to remodel our home was a decision we will never regret. We are so happy with the results and the entire process of our remodel. Paul Haggar has such integrity. He was upfront with all costs and there were no surprises or hidden fees. The only time our budget varied was when we made a personal decision to make a design or finish change to the house. Paul, Tony and Brandon were very detail-oriented and eased the process of our remodel. I especially appreciated their patience in my personal decision-making process.
With so many choices to make and a busy life with three children, a quick decision was not always forthcoming. I found they were waiting on me, more so than I was waiting on them. Our project came in on time and on budget…that in and of itself is saying quite a lot. To also be able to think of your builder as a friend when the process is complete is an added bonus.
I would highly recommend Paul Haggar and Bright Bay Builders to any friend.
-Tiffany and John Babb
“I Chose Bright Bay for the Second Time”
I have just completed my second house in 10 years with Bright Bay Builders. The first project was a new custom home; the second project was a substantial renovation of a 46-year-old home. Each presented its own unique challenges, but the most recent experience, a renovation, working with many unknowns and existing constraints, is particularly challenging.
I chose Bright Bay for the second time because my experience with them was very good on the first project. In the second project, their performance exceeded my expectations, and being in the real estate development business, I would characterize my expectations as being fairly demanding.
The Bright Bay team consisting of Paul, Tony and Brandon has been working together since before we built our first house, and it seems every year they do a better and better job together. They do a great job in the field and in the office anticipating and correcting for potential or unexpected issues, suggesting and making unique, smart, creative and cost-effective modifications for existing conditions, never sacrificing quality or the look and desirability of the final product. They worked very well with my architect and maintained a high degree of communication and collaboration with me and the architect. I was impressed by their consistently smart, experience-based recommendations for use of materials and construction methods which would minimize my long-term maintenance costs and efforts, while maintaining the desired architectural style and a look of timeless quality.
Bright Bay’s work ethic, integrity, responsiveness and honesty is unsurpassed in the many years I have had in the building business. I do not hesitate to recommend them whole-heartedly.
“The Best Decision”
We began what we thought was going to be a four-month renovation of a 1920’s Spanish Colonial located in the Jungle Prada area of Saint Petersburg.
We started with another builder and, not to be unexpected with an old home, we began to identify unforeseen problems with house settling, rotted roofs, plumbing and electrical issues. We soon learned this builder was in way over his head and had to release him. We then chose Paul Haggar and Bright Bay Builders and in the end, this was the best decision we made.
Paul and his team gave us every confidence that they had our situation well-understood and under control. We got a first-class result at an exceptionally fair price. We love our home and it gets rave compliments from all who see it. We are grateful to Bright Bay for delivering us such a terrific result.
I would highly recommend them for any renovation project, from the simplest to the most complex. High quality and high integrity make a great combination.
-Donna and George Gordon