Waterside Builders, Inc.
As the owner of his boutique custom home building firm, Mike Assaad understands that relationships are key to success. From his work with architects and designers to his day-to-day interaction with clients and subcontractors, respect and accountability are essential.
“We build a rapport with our clients over the course of what can often be two to three years. You must be able to like and trust each other. That has been the formula for us, along with surrounding ourselves with great people in all aspects of the business.”
In an industry fueled by word-of-mouth, Waterside Builders has become one of the most sought-after custom home builders in Naples. The company’s eye-catching homes can be found in exclusive communities like Port Royal, Aqualane Shores, Royal Harbor and Olde Naples. Known for their light-infused designs that accentuate the gulf shore lifestyle, these homes are regular recipients of the highly coveted Sand Dollar award.
“We’ve been extremely fortunate to partner with our industry’s finest. A good combination of designers and architects has allowed us to put our best foot forward and we’re proud of that.”
Mike has deep roots in the Naples community. His father was a local developer, so he grew up in the building and development business. In 2007 Mike started Waterside Builders, with the intent to bring his unique brand of forthrightness and attention to detail to his projects. Now, he manages a staff of eight experts in the field and takes on twelve to fifteen new homes per year, allowing time to focus on those all-important customer relationships.
Pictured, standing from left: Steve Selfridge, Mike Assaad, Brad Harbin
Seated, from left: Scott Tackett, Jeff Hjalmquise, Cristy Morris, Ellis Cammons