Beth Cooper


After graduating from North Fort Myers High School and FGCU, Beth Cooper began her construction career in 2003 and received her general contractors license in 2018. With Gulfshore Development, she has completed more than $350 million in commercial and residential projects from Florida to Washington, D.C.

“Our passion is showing clients how custom doesn’t equal more expensive. In 2018, I began blueprint drafting, and that helps us design to a client’s planned budget, saving copious amounts
of time and money,” she says. “We also partner with Teachers Can Buy Homes to build for our local educators. In 2020, we donated over $10,000 in labor and materials to a family who lost their house to Hurricane Irma.“

In her free time, Cooper volunteers with Rerun Thoroughbreds to help with funding, creating apparel and horseware, and managing the merchandise store. She also supports the Punta Gorda Horseman’s Association, the Lee County 4-H Horse Program and has donated one of her personal horses to the grief support organization Tomorrow’s Rainbows.

What are your future aspirations?

I would love to join forces with our local building associations to promote careers in the construction industry to future generations, especially for women. I also want to help even more thoroughbreds find homes after their racing days.