“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.”Charles MedranoPresident, Oak Construction
Façade Renovation and Retail Expansion
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.
What We Can Help You Achieve
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.
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.
Oak Construction History
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.
In 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 Aldi Food Markets, CVS Pharmacies, Whole Foods, Boo’s Development, Dacar Management, Janoura Realty, Paradise Development, Doris’ Italian Market, Milam’s Market, Winn Dixie Stores, Orange Theory Fitness, O’Reilly Auto Parts, La Brasa Rotisserie, and more.
A Tradition Of Lasting Relationships
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.
In 1978, he founded Oak Construction and was President of the company until 2015. He has remained active in the company as a consultant.
Married for 50 years, Carlos and Marilyn have two sons and five grandchildren.
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, and 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.
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 300 major retail remodel projects. Forrest is also a LEED AP BD+C.
Married for 30 years, Forrest and his wife Karen have two daughters and live in west Davie. Forrest’s other interests are antique cars, hunting and fishing.
As a Project Manager with Oak Construction David has managed over 20 multi-million dollar ground up retail projects and over 50 retail remodel projects. In 2015 David became the Senior Project Manager for Oak Construction. David’s responsibilities include pre-construction procurement, scheduling, coordinating subcontractors, quality control, and client relations. David always strives for excellence in all aspects of projects from start to finish. His enthusiasm and drive breeds success, earning him a reputation of reliability to all clients.
David currently lives in Plantation with his wife Kelly and two sons. He enjoys spending his free time with his family and friends. He enjoys all outdoor activities and playing Club Lacrosse.
Before joining the Oak Team, she spent a year working as an interpreter with the International Organization for Migration in a joint task force with the US Military, assisting with the processing of migrants at sea and in Guantanamo Bay. She then relocated to Florida where she began her career working for a CPA firm in Miami. Guylaine received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Technologie, in Haiti.
Fluent in French and Creole, Guylaine utilizes her communication and interpersonal skills to interact with the various counterparts associated with Oak Construction. Her multilingualism has benefited the company in establishing favorable relations with employees and clients of all backgrounds.
Guylaine is an avid reader, has a passion for cooking, and volunteers in various charitable organizations dedicated to the Haitian community. Along with being an active Tennis Mom, she enjoys travelling the world with her children, in search of cultural and culinary excursions.