A compiled list of some of our references.

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Kevin D. Harper

MANAGING MEMBER OF AUBURN BUILDERS, LLC. Auburn University Building Science Graduate 1989

Client References

The Rendezvous at Crystal Beach – Destin, Florida Pete Foster   404.386.5501

Reinstetle Residence – Destin, Florida Dwight Reinstetle 614.216.8589

Sunbear Properties Two (2) Residences – Crystal Beach, Florida Chris Marcum     850.830.2983

Rob Barry            301.768.5037

Wise Residence – Santa Rosa Beach, Florida Amy Wise Coble 850.399.0158

Scott Smith – Harbor Residence Scott Smith     205.901.4186

RVC Outdoor Destinations – Memphis, Tennessee Andy Cates     901.237.7770

Banking References

First Florida Bank – Destin, Florida Susan Forstram   850.654.5021

Trustmark National Bank – Destin, Florida Patricia Parker    850.622.2947

Credit References

South Bay Ace Hardware – Santa Rosa Beach, Florida John or Jay        850.267.2509

GCF, Inc – Fort Walton Beach, Florida Brian Pettigrew    850.261.8044

Thompson Plumbing & GasDefuniac Springs, Florida Fred Thompson  850.699.2420

Townsend Building Products / Anderson – Dothan, Alabama Jerry Leger         334.797.7644

See Our Reviews

Peter Foster

Having built many houses previously, I had certain requirements and qualifications in mind – quality, experience, cost, Owner/Builder compatibility and the relationship the builder had with local subcontractors and suppliers. I was introduced to Kevin Harper of Auburn Builders by the owner of a local lumber provider, with very high recommendations. We met and discussed the project and our respective needs, and Kevin and I quickly developed a good communication back and forth, so we progressed to the contract stage. The contract was not onerous as some are, and Kevin exhibited his willingness to accommodate all of my requirements and then some. Auburn’s fee structure was reasonable and we were able to agree on some Owner furnished items without a fee. All things considered, the experience was exceptionally good, the quality was unusually high and the cot was well below that of other builders. In this time of demand and exceeding supply in the contractor market along the N.W. Florida area, I would not hesitate to employ Auburn Builders and Kevin Harper on my next building project. I would enjoy speaking with any person contemplating a build about my experience.

Project Date: April 2014

Project Price: Over $100,000

Diane & Dwight Reinsetle

Auburn Builders owner, Kevin Harper, did an outstanding job building our Condo in Destin, Florida several years ago. Our place is a single living detached condo with 4 bedrooms. 

Although he had to follow strict regulations for the outside he was very creative with ideas for the inside. He was great staying in our budget and keeping us advised with pictures, phone calls, etc. since this was a long-distance project. If you are considering building a home in Destin, Florida …give him a call. You won’t be sorry!

Project Date: February 2012

Project Price: Over $100,000

Amy Wise-Coble

Auburn Builder’s gets my highest recommendation. Quality work, on budget, and on time. And that is tough to do when you are coordinating so many subcontractors. Kevin and his team are professional and fun to work with.

Project Date: March 2015

Project Price: Over $100,000

Ryan Cleveland

Auburn Builders is always very thorough and detail-oriented with budgets, timing, paperwork, communication, etc. Mr. Harper always had me informed before I had to ask. A pleasure to work with, very respectful and considerate of time and very importantly – money. I have worked on over 10 projects with Mr. Harper and look forward to many more. As a design and CM engineer, it is a pleasure to have such a good contractor on the job! It makes the process go much more smoothly for everyone involved.

Project Date: December 2016

Project Price: Over $100,000

Yale Spina

Great company and easy to work with… Kevin is very creative and helpful in making the right decisions. We managed to save money and get a better outcome.

Project Date: July 2015

Project Price: Over $20,00,000

Several Projects

Rhonda Dossey

I am a realtor in Destin Florida, and I have worked with builders. I must say that my experience with Auburn Builders was an absolute pleasure. The home Kevin Harper built, and I sold for 4.2M was a stunning 6,000 Sq Ft beachfront home. Kevin was easy to work with and he was always available to answer questions about the construction. I can highly recommend Auburn Builders to anyone considering building a new home. If you want a quality home, and a professional to build it, then I suggest you consult Kevin Harper of Auburn Builders.

Project Date: Feburary 2015

Project Price: Over $4,200,000

Our Projects


We are a complete residential builder offering the most innovative and economical solutions along with providing personal supervision by Kevin D. Harper on all Custom Residences.

Commercial & Industrial

Complete commercial builder offering vast experience including high rise condominiums, office buildings, pre-engineered buildings, hybrid structures, warehouses, storage buildings, industrial, turnkey concrete, masonry, steel erection and heavy renovations / expansions within existing manufacturing facilities.


Retail construction has been a building block for Kevin D. Harper since graduation from Auburn University in Building Science. Our Retail experience includes many jobs with national retailers such as Kmart, Walmart, Winn Dixie, Target, Food Lion, Grand Union Grocery, Bealls, Cato, Blockbuster, Hibbert’s Sports, Friedmans, Dominoes and Walgreens along with many other mational tenants.

Commercial Management

We offer Construction Management which entails overseeing the project while offering the most innovative and economical solutions along with providing personal supervision by Kevin D. Harper.


Our Design-Build Services ensure a Solid Foundation and should be on the Critical Path of all your future projects. Our experience enables us to produce precise estimates, schedules, alternate systems, and value engineering ideas prior to the release of the Design Drawings.


Our Preconstruction Services Ensure All Project Goals will be achieved by walking hand in hand with our Clients from the Conception of a project through the Certificate of Occupancy.  The services include Site Selection, Feasibility Analysis, Selection of the Design Team (Civil Engineer, Soils Engineer, Architect, Structural Engineer & PME Engineers), Coordination with the Design Team, Critical Path Scheduling and Project Delivery.

Contact Us

755 Grand Blvd. Suite B-105 #348 Destin, FL 32550

(850) 687-8932