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Avant Construction Group

Focusing primarily on commercial construction services throughout the Southeastern United States, Avant's wealth of experience includes everything from ground-up construction to interior buildouts, Historic construction and renovation, adaptive reuse, and design-build.

Our years of business and design experience allow us to bring an added layer of creativity and efficiency to the building process that is unique in our industry and appreciated by our clients.

In recent years, much of our work has been in Jacksonville's urban core, where we work closely with some of the city's most prominent developers. Our current projects include several notable historic adaptive reuse jobs, and larger, mixed-use renovations and ground-up construction that will serve as much-needed retail and housing for Jacksonville's growing population.
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Our purpose is to work with our clients to bring their vision to reality. We do this through transparency and close communication throughout the entire construction process, finding creative problem-solving solutions that often enhance the original scope of work and create efficiency, added cost savings, and value. We value respect, trust, the collaborative partnerships in all we do and recognize their crucial role in the success of every project.

Community – We value our local community and seek to discover creative ways to collaborate and give back to enhance the quality of life in our city.
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Our mission is to be recognized as the leading company in Jacksonville for creative adaptive reuse and historic renovation projects. As well as known for our spirit of collaboration of ideas and relationships with our clients, employees, and partners.... Read more


We work with our clients to bring their vision into reality. We hold quality, expertise, relationship, and clear communication with our clients and partners of utmost importance.... Read more

Additional Culture Details

Owners and husband and wife, Alan and Ellen Cottrill, bring a feeling of working together as a family to the team. From the executive team to those working in the field, respect for each person is valued.
In addition to this culture of "family," we also value a culture of philanthropy and have developed the Community Give-Back program, which supports a local nonprofit every quarter.
The whole company is involved in this, as each team member is invited to nominate a local organization of their choice that will be chosen for each quarter.
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Because we live and work in a growing and fast-paced environment for growing and fast-paced clients, we believe that being extremely organized is a key value in our business. The industry we work in requires attention and organization in order to keep up with project schedules, owners' needs and to stay on top of all of the details needed to exceed our clients’ expectations.


Jacksonville, FL


40 US Employees


Building Construction

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