Nelson HQ in Tallahassee, FL

Nelson & Affiliates, Inc. was founded in February 1995 in Tallahassee Fl., by Rick Nelson as a Drywall and Light gauge metal framing subcontractor specializing in commercial construction including Educational, Medical, Judicial, Retail and Correctional facilities. The basis of the company was to provide an opportunity for all management and employees to share in the success of a business who’s primary focus is to provide Quality construction at a competitive cost, while delivering the “make it happen” approach to each individual project.

During the past twelve years, the company has grown rapidly, expanding to an average of 110+ full time employees, including 4 project managers, 2 full time estimators, 2 general superintendents and a full office staff whose responsibilities include coordinating all financial, payroll, personnel and field support requirements. With our continual effort to ensure personal and corporate success, we are proud to share our achievement in having one of the lowest employee turn over rates in our industry.

In the year 2000, Nelson and Affiliates Inc. saw the need for growth within our line of work in North Central Florida and opened an office in Gainesville Fl. Since the opening of this branch, Nelson and Affiliates, Inc. have expanded our geographic coverage to include projects within the greater southeastern United States.

As the corporate expansion grew, the specialized need for light gauge fabrications including prefabricated metal trusses, wall panels, floor framing fabrications, etc. became more demanding. To meet the demand, in 2005-2006 an 8,000 S.F. fabrication facility was added to the corporate headquarters to meet the demands, and now employs a shop Superintendent and 5 journeyman fabricators.

Although the company’s primary scope of work consists of commercial Metal Framing, Light Gage Trusses, Drywall installations, Stucco, Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems, Insulation and Acoustical ceilings. The expansion of Nelson and Affiliates, Inc. has allowed the company to venture into other lines of work including “General trades” field. This includes carpentry, Door frames, Hardware and a wide variety of other specialty items.

Nelson & Affiliates, Inc. has played a major role with Architects during initial project planning, establishing budgets and cost parameters for the development of new projects as well as assisting Contractors with solving problems or concerns on existing projects.

Mr. Nelson’s ability to match a persons experience to the task at hand has allowed Nelson & Affiliates, Inc. to build a team that excels in our field of construction and allows us to proudly honor our corporate motto “BUILDING AMERICA”.

Listing of key personnel:
  1. Rick Nelson – President and CEO
  2. Chris Chrestensen – Chief Estimator
  3. Myron “Bubba” Newberry – Senior General Superintendent
  4. Mike Sapienza – V.P. and Director of Operations – Gainesville / St. Petersburg
  5. Jeanine Easton – Comptroller and Office Manager
  6. J.C. Fleck – Project Manager and Corporate Secretary
  7. Jim Rytlewski – Safety Director / Submittals / Operator
Project Supervisors:
  • Tony Dodson
  • Wayne Burnsed
  • Kyle Fringer
  • Leroy Collins
  • Usbaldo Guerrero
  • Jeff Achey
  • Will Welborn
  • Alan Garrison
  • Ron Whitehead