Why Choose Barth Construction
Barth Construction has had the privilege of serving clients and building relationships in Indian River and St. Lucie Counties for over 40 years. Our success in the residential and commercial markets is attributed to our high level of professionalism, teamwork and unsurpassed attention to detail. We take pride in our unyielding quality and ability to deliver a project on time, through proper planning and coordination, while providing an exceptional customer experience.
Barth Construction provides a team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals who are committed to building an exceptional product and making the process as enjoyable and convenient as possible. We regularly visit each jobsite to monitor progress and ensure quality. Our key to success in delivering a project within budget and on time is through seamless coordination and teamwork at all levels. At Barth Construction, we foster an environment of trust and teamwork that is critical in helping us accomplish our goals and delivering what we promise.
LONGEVITY & CONSISTENCY
Barth Construction has come a long way since Phil Barth decided to open up its doors in 1979, and much has changed in the construction industry. The one thing that has remained consistent through it all is Barth Construction’s attention to detail. For decades we have been working with the area’s most talented and sought after architects to provide our clients with an outstanding level of craftsmanship in every project we take on.
Meet the Barth Team
Phil Barth, President
Phil Barth, III has overseen the success of Barth Construction through the selection of distinctive yet sensitive projects on the barrier island and throughout Indian River County. In addition to the company’s ongoing construction operations, Phil forged the corporate direction for Barth Construction of using the method of Design Build. By engaging area architects on behalf of the client, the fundamentals of client satisfaction and greater project control become significantly realized, thereby providing Barth Construction the ability to deliver a superior project in a timely manner. Guided by Phil’s demand for detail and precision, Barth Construction has achieved recognition for outstanding projects in both residential and commercial projects since 1979.
Phil was born and raised in Vero Beach and he is a graduate of Vero Beach High School. During summer breaks, Phil would work with his father in construction in Cape Cod and in Vero Beach. After graduation, Phil attended the University of Florida, where he studied engineering and received a Bachelor Degree in Building Construction in 1975. That same year, he also obtained my Florida Certified General Contractor’s License.
Phil’s first career job was with Fluor Engineering and Constructors in Los Angeles, where he worked as a cost and scheduling engineer. After that he was assigned to a Grass Roots Oil Refinery located in Esfahan, Iran where he remained from 1976 through completion of the project in 1978. After his time in Iran, Phil and his wife, Allyson traveled for three months through India and southeast Asia. Upon returning to the States, Phil worked for Kaiser Engineering on a Taconite Plant Renovation in Silver Bay, MN.
Growing tired of the cold weather, Phil and Allyson moved back to Vero Beach in the summer of 1979 and began working as a Project Manager for Croom Construction where he worked for the next seven years, before establishing Barth Construction in 1987.
Since opening Barth's Construction's doors in 1987, Phil managed the construction of numerous, high-end custom homes on the Barrier Island, as well as commercial projects in Indian River and St. Lucie Counties.
Phil and Allyson have been married since 1976 and have two children Kelley, who works at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital and Matthew, Vice President of Barth Construction. Phil loves to travel and enjoys fishing, sailing, sporting clays and watching the Florida Gators! Go Gators!
Matt Barth, Vice President
Born and raised in Vero Beach, and being around construction most of his life, it isn’t a shock that Matthew Barth pursued a career in construction. After graduating from Vero Beach High School in 2003, Matthew earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Building Construction Management from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville in 2007.
After graduating, he joined Clark Construction Group, LLC on a large project based in San Antonio, TX. As the Assistant Project Manager, he worked on a 1.7 million square foot parking garage at the San Antonio Military Medical Center. After completion, Matthew moved to Chicago with Clark Construction where he worked as an estimator. He was a part of several winning awards. All of the experience attained working for Clark Construction, accompanied with years of growing up within the industry have led Matthew to where he is today. He is very happy to be back in his hometown of Vero Beach and looks forward to building on the Treasure Coast for years to come. When he is not working, Matthew enjoys traveling, boating, fishing, snowboarding and outdoor sports. He's an avid sports fan and one item on his bucket list would be to attend a Liverpool Soccer game in England
Michael O'Neill, Vice President
Also a native of Vero Beach, Mike has been a close family friend of the Barths since childhood. After gaining hands-on construction experience working for contractors in the family, Mike earned a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University and attended Graduate School for Building Construction at the University of Florida. From there Mike moved to Maryland and worked for Clark Construction Group for almost five years. Mike ended his time with Clark as a Project Manager on the CityCenterDC project, a $500MM LEED Certified mixed-use development.
Before returning to Florida, Mike built high-end custom homes in the DC Metro area. Once in Florida, Mike oversaw the construction and renovation of a few country club projects on the East Coast before joining The Johnson Group. As a Senior Development Manager, Mike was tasked with executing the rollout of a $200MM self-storage pipeline in the SE Region before being pulled up to the hotel development arm of The Johnson Group.
Mike joined the team in January of 2019 to lead the commercial side of the business. Mike is married with two children and enjoys spending time on their boat, playing golf and tennis, and shuttling the kids to their sports events.
Patrick O’Neill, Senior Project Manager
Patrick is brother of Michael O’Neill and also a family friend of the Barth Family. Patrick gained valuable construction experience starting at a young age working for contractors in the family and for Barth Construction during his high school years. Patrick graduated from the University of Florida in 2013 with a Florida Certified General Contractors License.
Patrick started his construction career building and renovating high-end homes for Vero Beach Contractor, Builders East. He then spent several years working for Proctor Construction as a project engineer and project manager on various commercial projects including schools, apartment complexes and assisted living facilities. Patrick’s most rewarding projects were the Boys and Girls Club and the Gifford Youth Achievement Center because of the impacts they have in our community.
Patrick joined the residential division of Barth Construction in 2019. In his spare time, he enjoys boating, SCUBA diving, golf, snowboarding and spending time with family.
Mike Simpson, Project Manager
Also a Vero Beach native, Mike Simpson might be relatively new to the construction management field, but he is no stranger to construction. Mike is well-versed in home improvements and has experience working new construction/renovation projects. In his younger years, he worked alongside his father, who worked in the construction industry for many years. He spent eight years as front of the house manager at The Ocean Grill, before being recruited to join the Barth Construction team. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Indian River State College and is looking forward to expanding his knowledge of construction and rising up the ranks with Barth Construction. When Mike isn't working, you will most likely find him out on the water fishing or cruising with his girlfriend, Amber, and their two Golden Retrievers, Loomis and Finn.
Randall Fretwell, Project Superintendent
With 25 years at Barth Construction, Randall is the most senior project superintendent and a true asset in establishing the company’s reputation for consistently exceeding industry standards. His ability to successfully complete large projects, his demand for perfection, and his vast array of knowledge and experience make him an invaluable member of the Barth Construction team. The company, architects and owners consider Randall to be one of the top superintendents on the Treasure Coast. When Randall isn’t on the jobsite, you will most likely find him hunting, fishing, air boating or running his swamp buggies.
Maurice Meeks, Project Superintendent
Maurice has recently returned to the Barth team. He spent many years with the company in the early 90s, and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the jobsite. He has a remarkable aptitude for building homes and this is reflected in his list of projects. Like all of our superintendents, Maurice has a reputation for completing projects on time and holds his subcontractors to the highest standard. We are glad to have Maurice back, he is an important member of the Barth Construction team. When Maurice isn’t on the jobsite, you can find him fishing or on the golf course – but no talking about work!
Carl VanDyke, Project Superintendent
Carl has been with Barth Construction since 2008 and has completed numerous high-end projects in Windsor and John's Island. With over 25 years of building houses under his belt, Carl is experienced and knowledgeable in all scopes of work. Carl delivers his projects on time and always has a great attitude, which is something we hold in high regard here at Barth Construction. When Carl isn’t at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, visiting amusement parks and fishing.
Bob Smith, Project Superintendent
Bob joined Barth Construction in 1992. He was promoted to Project Superintendent in 1996 and has been with our firm ever since, with the exception of a few years where he served as a grounds superintendent for his Church. Bob has a great attitude which helps keep his projects running smoothly. He has built many Barth Construction homes in Windsor, John’s Island and other beachfront properties as well as commercial projects. Bob is married with three grown children and enjoys fishing and golf in his spare time.
Nate Folkening, Project Superintendent
Nate is a native of Vero Beach. From a young age, he knew he wanted to be a builder. Nate began working construction during his senior year of high school attending school for half the day and working the rest of the day as a carpenter. After a year of framing smaller production houses, he started working on larger custom homes throughout Vero’s barrier island. In the evenings, he attended school at Indian River State College and graduated with an A.S. degree in Building Construction Technology. Nate became a Superintendent building homes primarily in the John’s Island community. Nate is proud of his more than ten years of experience in the field and four years as a Superintendent. In his free time, Nate enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and two amazing kids, and of course, fishing and golfing.
Rod Taylor, Project Superintendent
Since joining the Barth team, Rod hit the ground running and has proven to be a real team player. With over 30 years in the construction industry, Rod has acquired a vast knowledge in all scopes of work. Born and raised in the Palm Beach County, he worked summers for his father's construction company while in school, then worked full time with him until 2016. During this time Rod completed many high-end projects throughout the tri-county area. When Rod isn't working, he can be found spending quality time with his wife and enjoying the outdoors on his bass boat searching the many Florida Lakes for that elusive PB Trophy Large Mouth Bass.
John Vordermeier, Project Superintendent
John was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale and moved to Vero Beach in 1983. He has been in the construction industry for over 25 years, working in carpentry and other industry trades. John also has experience running multiple projects and it shows in his ability to plan ahead and multi-task. John joined our team in 2020 and has been a great addition. In his spare time, John is heavily involved with the Vero Beach Little League program and enjoys fishing, hunting and spending time with his family.
Marion Tupek, Financial and Office Administrator
Marion was born in Queens, New York and raised in Hauppauge, New York (Long Island). Her family moved to Vero Beach in 1974. Marion graduated from Vero Beach High School in 1979 and pursued a degree in Mid-Management for Business and Industry from Indian River Community College (now IRSC).
In 1980 while in college, she worked in the accounting department of the Ed Schlitt Agency, a real estate, property management, and insurance company. When the real estate and insurance divisions split into separate companies in 1983, she continued working in the insurance division, which is now known as Schlitt Insurance Services. In 1989, Marion took an opportunity to get into banking with a new community bank. At Citrus Bank, N.A. Marion worked her way up to Vice President until 2001 when they went through a merger and her position was eliminated. After taking a short break, Marion learned construction accounting and joined Barth Construction in 2004.
Marion and her husband live in Vero Beach and are raising two daughters, who keep them busy at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, with the Gifford Middle School Band, and Vero Beach High School Marching Band.