Providing outstanding service to our clients has been our number one priority since Oak Construction was founded in 1979. We are fully committed to the needs and concerns of our customers on each and every project from start to finish. Our proven track record of project scheduling, accurate estimating procedures, maintaining budgets, and running efficient, organized jobsites has allowed us to consistently deliver projects on time and on budget.

"By treating every client as our most important and every project as mission critical, we have been able to build relationships, as well as buildings, that have endured the test of time."

We provide experience. We provide quality service. We build on time. We build on budget. We care about our work. We believe the best measure of success is additional business from our clients and we continue to add new clients not only from referrals but from our reputation as well.


Current President, Carlos Medrano, founded Oak Construction Company, Inc. in 1979. Medrano chose the oak tree as his company’s namesake — a symbol of strength, durability, and longevity— all characteristics of Oak Construction, then and now.

historypublix1In its early years, Oak Construction developed a working relationship with Publix Supermarkets. By providing superior construction at a fair price and on time, Oak’s trusted relationship with Publix continues today. Since 1979, Publix has entrusted Oak Construction with both new construction projects and many renovation projects.

Today, Oak Construction is well known for its reputation of quality construction and outstanding customer service. In addition to Publix Super Markets, Oak has completed new construction and renovation projects throughout South Florida for companies such as Whole Foods, Cordis, Smart and Final, Gumberg Management, Paradise Development, Monroe’s Prestige Group, CIP Group of Homestead, S & S Asset Management, Arvida, Plaza Development, Doris’ Italian Market, Sports Authority, Milam’s Market, Winn Dixie Stores, Gilbert’s Bakery, and more.

All of these clients first contacted Oak Construction because of the recommendations of companies and developers that have previously worked with us. Moreover, upon completion of the original projects for these companies, all have entrusted Oak Construction with additional projects based upon their satisfaction with our performance. We fully understand the importance of our reputation and view every project as an opportunity for future business, continuing to provide our clients with a level of service and attention to detail that is rarely seen.


Founder and President

Carlos Medrano has forty years of construction experience in South Florida. Educated at the National University of Mexico in Mexico City, Carlos holds a degree in civil engineering. He began his career in construction in the Miami area as a civil engineer in 1969, and was certified as a general contractor in 1975. Carlos has been Founder and President of Oak Construction since 1979. In this capacity, he oversees all aspects of the Company’s operations, particularly in the areas of construction quality, client relations, and company policy.

Married for forty-one years, Carlos and his wife Marilyn have two sons and five grandchildren. Carlos remains active in his community through his commitment to Sheridan House, a very special charitable organization. Sheridan House provides assistance to single mothers and their children, as well as counseling and housing for troubled teens. Each year, Oak Construction is a significant sponsor of the Sheridan House Golf Tournament and Auction, the charity’s primary annual fund raiser. In his free time, Carlos can often be found on the golf course practicing for this event.

Chief Officer of Operations

Forrest Aylor is a third generation carpenter with 30 years of construction experience in South Florida. Forrest served in the Marine Corp for four years and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. In September of 1980 Forrest began working for Oak Construction. He entered the carpenter apprentice program in September of 1980, and won the South Florida Carpenter’s Apprentice Contest in 1984. After graduating from the apprentice program, Forrest went on to obtain his certification as a General Contractor in 1985.

Working as a Journeyman Carpenter for Oak Construction, Forrest worked his way up to Superintendent, and in 1991 became Vice President / Director of Construction Operations. In this capacity, Forrest oversees all aspects of the field operations. He has supervised the construction of over 25 new multi-million dollar retail shopping centers and over 200 major retail remodel projects. Forrest is also a LEED AP BD+C.

Married for 23 years, Forrest and his wife Karen have two daughters and live in west Davie. Forrest’s other interests are antique cars, hunting and fishing.

Chief Executive Officer

Charles Medrano has nineteen years of construction experience in South Florida. Charles completed his undergraduate degree at Duke University, where he majored in economics, focusing on finance as well as business management. Charles obtained his certification as a general contractor in 1992. Charles is also a LEED AP.

In 1996 Charles became Oak’s Chief Project Manager. In this capacity, Charles’ responsibilities include scheduling, coordinating subcontractors, quality control and client relations. Charles is the primary client contact for the Company’s construction projects. Because of his business background, Charles understands the importance of a job well done, on time, the first time. Charles remains personally involved in all of the company’s ongoing construction projects. He is readily accessible to all clients, and ensures that they receive the personal attention necessary to achieve their goals. As Chief Executive Officer, Charles helps the client to trouble shoot, avoiding potential problems before they occur. To the extent that problems arise, Charles works to solve them quickly, effectively and to the full satisfaction of the client.

Married for twelve years, Charles and his wife Melissa have three children. Like the other leaders of Oak Construction, Charles is a supporter of Sheridan House. In 2002 Charles was inducted as a Blue Jacket member in appreciation of his strong support for the organization. Charles is also a board member of the South Florida Entrepreneur’s Organization. Additionally, Charles is an active community volunteer. He coaches two city league youth soccer teams each year. Charles has served as a member of his neighborhood association board for several years, and he and his wife actively support Charles’ alma mater and the current school of his three children, Pine Crest School of Fort Lauderdale. In his free time, Charles also enjoys boating, fishing and diving.


Our dedication to quality construction and outstanding customer service has allowed us to build not just buildings but long-standing relationships with our clients. Here is a sampling of the many local and national companies that we have worked with over the years.

Publix Supermarkets
CVS Pharmacy

Ethan Allen
Whole Foods
Paradise Ventures

Brandon Partners
Tom Thumb
Boos Development Group

Milam's Market
Doris Italian Market
And many more....


Based in Fort Lauderdale, Oak Construction has called Florida home since 1979. We regularly build throughout all of South Florida, from Orlando to Key West and everywhere in between.


Boca Raton
Boynton Beach
Coral Springs
Delray Beach
Fort Lauderdale

Key Largo
Key West
Lake Worth
Miami Beach
Miami Gardens
Oakland Park

Pembroke Pines
West Palm Beach
And More....


4000 SW 30th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Call: 954-583-9625


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