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Catalina Building Corp. is a second generation building contractor established in South Florida since 1958. We became a leading home builder in Miami-Dade County during the decades of the 60’s and 70’s, building communities that have become a part of the landscape of Miami-Dade County: Lake Sheldon in Hialeah, Lake Catalina Estates, Miami, Tanglewood, Palmetto Bay, Kendall Point, Miami, Catalina Hills, Miami, and Pepperwood, Miami.   During the next three decades we began focusing on building custom single family homes. Many custom homes were built in the exclusive neighborhoods of Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, and East Kendall locations of Miami. In addition to building custom homes, we expanded the business to include additions and renovations as well as selective commercial projects. As home inspections became popular, we recognized the need for competent and experienced home inspections. We established a new division to provide this service to the community.   We are CAPS designated (Certified Aging In Place Specialist) by the National Association of Home Builders and have been helping the handicapped, physically disabled, and Seniors modify their homes to accomodate their needs. Now referred to as “Aging In Place”.


This is what clients had to say about Catalina Building Corp.

To Catalina Builders:

Larry, now that we have moved back in to our home and for the most part unpacked our stuff, I have had a chance to really appreciate the work you did for my family. I am sure it is easy for companies in your industry to just go from job to job without giving mych thought ot he families whose homes you work on. I wanted to let you know that we never felt that way. The patience and guidance you provided was more valuable and helpful to the success of the renovation, than the paint and tile you installed.

Certainly, our renovation had its challenges to overcome and your willingness to step in and be the solution, demonstrated the professionalism and integrity I have not witnessed before in the construction industry.

Over the last 20 years, we have done 2 additions, a pool, renovated 2 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, replaced a roof and windows and we never felt compelled to thank the contractor. To the contrary, it seemed in almost all those cases I was writing letters to the contractors just to get them to complete the job.

Thank You

Alan & Maria Rubin

Dear Larry,

I want to congratulate you and your company for a pleasant home remodeling experience. It was a pleasure to work with an experience contractor who always arrived in a timely fashion and worked within my budget. Your creative finishing touches were an added bonus. I enjoy referring to you as my personal “concierge contractor” to my family and friends.

Keep up the good work and I look forward to working with you again.


All Star Event Photography

Larry Weinstein of Catalina Building recently modified my home for handicap accessibility. The professionalism he displayed, along with the highest caliber of work, was completed with minimal inconvenience to me. Being a disabled Veteran, everyday life is often extremely difficult. I can now navigate my home on my scooter with ease. This has improved my quality of life tremendously. I highly recommend Larry Weinstein to any disabled individual pursuing a home modification.

Denise McAlpin
Master Sergeant/USA (Retired)

We used Catalina to do some re-hab work and build new bathrooms at both my home and my office and I must say that we were so happy with the work they did. They were on-time and on-budget and never said they could deliver something they did not. In this day and age it is reassuring that someone still has integrity in the way they do business.

Bob Berkowitz

Larry Weinstein’s oversight of my master bathroom remodel was impeccable. The project was organized in advance, completed in the time frame promised, and he made sure every detail was just as I wanted. Larry’s crew were professional, knowledgeable and tidy. There are always a few surprise situations that come up during construction, and Larry helped me navigate these and come up with solutions. Larry was on the job site daily to meet his crew and oversee their work. If you also want this attention to detail and high quality work, I highly recommend Larry Weinstein.

Cathy Berkowitz

This letter is written in grateful appreciation for the participation in the construction of Midtown Realty International, Inc. office by Larry Weinstein the General Contractor, who showed his professional skill and dedication to perform and deliver on time our beautiful building.

Thank you Larry,

Octavio Diaz

March 18, 2009

To Whom it may concern:

I highly recommend using Catalina Builders (Larry Weinstein) for any General Construction work. We utilized his services in 2008 to manage and replace all of our impact glass doors and windows, re-paint our house, and replace all of the moldings inside the home (approx. 5500 square feet). The project ran very smoothly. He was detail-oriented, accessible and responsible. His follow-up was and still is, impeccable. He returned all of our calls promptly and responded accordingly. He obviously loves what he does and it shows in his work.

Feel free to call me with any questions at (305)496-0660 or (305)661-2008

Very Truly Yours,
Jonathan Friedland

Dear Larry:

I would like to share with you my pride and pleasure when friends and family visit for the first time since the completion of the renovation of my home in Coral Gables. As you know, I am thrilled with the transformation of not only the inside, but the outside of the house as well.

In reflecting on the past six months, I realize that it was due to your attention to detail, your suggestions toward style and products, and the timeliness of the project that made it such a pleasure to work with you. I thoroughly enjoyed our trips to vendors, the entire selection process, and the way you worked within my budget. I want to mention that your sub-contractors were neat, tidy, courteous, prompt, and I looked forward to seeing them each day. My neighbors commented about how often you were at the house following up, supervising everyone, and basically making sure all was well on a daily basis.

I appreciate your hard work, your vision for updating and improving my home, and creating a peaceful oasis which I now enjoy to the fullest. I look forward to our next project in the near future.

Karen J. Green
443 Barbarossa Avenue
Coral Gables, Florida 33146