Paul Beattie builds affordable, cus­tom and luxury homes from Naples to Tampa, handling every step in-­house. That commitment to quality was inspired by his grandfather, a Navy soldier who stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day.

“As a boy, I would ride around town with him in his Cadillac, where his Navy hat was always on display,” he says. “My grandfather’s integrity is what spurred my desire to provide expert craftsmanship, superb customer care and attention to detail in every home, while also making a personal relationship with every client our highest priority.”

Beattie’s company has received multiple construction and design awards, notably several in 2019 for the “Arthur” model, which was named after his grandfather. He is also committed to many charitable causes, including pro-bono home repairs for veterans.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

“Do what you say you are going to do” and “never give up on your dreams.”