Building, Restoring, and Preserving Since 1989.
Chris-Tel Construction is one of the premier Construction Management and Design-Build firms in Florida, building some of the most iconic projects in the state. Our firm’s longevity, financial strength and long-standing relationships with members of the community have earned us the respect and prosperity in our industry.
What Sets Us Apart
Reputable. Experienced. Reliable680 years of combined construction experience among our staff.
All of the Capacity. None of the corporateWe are large enough to do the job, yet small enough not to be burdened with overhead
Client-Oriented Focus.We put our client's needs first and are committed to doing anything necessary to meet them
Our Commitment to Ethical Behavior.We operate with one defining principle, "doing the right thing in all circumstances regardless of profit or loss"
We Believe in Giving Back.We believe that it is important to give back to the communities and organizations that have helped us achieve our aspirations
How it Started
The firm was founded by Howard Wheeler, II in 1989 who, prior, spent time working for his father and grandfather learning the ins and outs of the construction industry. The Wheeler family is no stranger to construction and has deep roots in Fort Myers and storied construction experience, dating back to the early 1920’s.
Two years after starting the company, Howard’s life-long friend, Donnie Singleton joined the firm as a partner. Both were veterans of the construction industry and fourth generation Floridians who had grown up in Fort Myers. The early years of the company were spent changing the size, scope, and direction of Chris-Tel. Initially the work performed by the firm centered around high-end residential and commercial renovations but with the help of Donnie Singleton, together the firm entered into several continuing services contracts with municipal agencies and education institutions, quickly gaining a reputation for quality craftsmanship and reliable service. Fast forward to now, Chris-Tel continues to serve the various municipal and educational institutions in the area but has since taken on many large-scale commercial construction projects and is known as a competitive construction firm that can do it all.
Howard L. Wheeler IIPresident
Donnie SingletonExecutive Vice President
Bob KoenigVice President of Construction
Julie DePiroVice President of Finance and Administration
Awards & Honors Awards & Honors
As a firm, we are active, participating members of countless community organizations including the Lee Building Industry Association, Associated Builders and Contractors Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, Real Estate Investment Society, Construction Specifications Institute, Public Relations Society of America, Cape Coral Construction Industry Association, American Institute of Architects, Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce, Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce, Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Horizon Council, and the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, just to name a few.
Members of our team are very involved in the local community both inside and outside of work. Many volunteer their personal time to nonprofit organizations and serve on various advisory boards in the community.
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