About Florida Construction Specialists

Who We Are

Florida Construction Specialists is an assemblage of two companies who have a combined eighty year history in the west coast and south Florida. Both principal/owners - Robert Shamblin (Shamblin Construction) and Frank Bragano (Florida Restoration Team) have joined together to form Florida Construction Specialists, bringing together their experience, their team members, and their client base. Versed in residential, commercial, and industrial construction, Florida Construction Specialists is your contractor of choice.

Our Approach

The main focus in our approach is "control."

While many of our competitors have chosen to relinquish the reigns of control to their subcontractors, we have chose to adopt a "hands-on" approach to our construction.

We purchase the materials, control the labor, enforce the budgets and scheduling.

This approach if separating material and labor results in a significant cost reduction for our clients, and a level of transparency that is unique to our industry.

Past Projects

Turner Agri-center, Hurricane Charley…….12.5M
Tiara condominium Association, Balcony Restoration/Exterior Waterproofing…..4.9M
Leon County Detention Center, Water loss/Exterior Waterproofing….1.8M
Coronado Phosphate mine, overhead railway collapse….5M
Mulberry Phosphates, Tornado…..2M
Carlton Arms Apartment complex, Fire…..1M
Historic Sebring Fire Station, Hurricane Charley/Complete restoration FEMA……900K
Numerous municipal buildings throughout Hardee County, Hurricane Charley…..10M
Wellington Polo Club, Fire/Mold…..500K
Imperial Gardens Apartment Complex, Fire/Balcony Restoration….900K
Mark Condominiums, Collapse/Balcony Restoration……450K
Bay Pines Veterans Hospital/Historic Restoration…..2M
Historic Lozano cigar building/Historic Restoration…1.5M
Plant High-School/Tuckpointing……525K
Italian Club, Tampa, Exterior Waterproofing/Historic Restoration….1.2M
Numerous Residential losses totaling several million.
Claims Handled as Adjuster, Building Consultant, Arbitrator, appraiser:
Hurricane Harvey, Texas:
ZJZ Hospitality-Hotels……..19M
Raybec Investments…….16.5M
Living Steward Properties…….2.2M
Nueces County Municipal Buildings…..2.5M
Hurricane Irma, Miami:
Rivas Family Enterprises…..10M
Embassy Towers….2M

Kendale Lakes Master Condo Assoc……1.2M
Oceania I……….3.5M
4770 Biscayne Assoc……3M
The Association for the Plaza at Bal Harbour….2M