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6600 South Dixie Hwy

West Palm Beach, FL 33405

 

Please call us at:

561.281.1001

 

E-mail: 

allen@gastconstructiongroup.com

About Us

 

Allen R. Gast Jr.

Founder and President

 

Gast Construction Group is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream of Allen's to own his own Construction Management Firm. 

 

Allen's passion for business and construction began in high school, continued through college, and has never stopped.  Allen attended the University of Florida and graduated from UF's prestigious ME Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction.  After graduation, Allen worked his way through the construction ranks at a prominent design-build firm in Orlando and was promoted to Project Manager by the age of 25.

 

In 2005, Allen became a Licensed General Contractor in the State of Florida with the intent of opening his own construction company.  The timing was not quite right; however, as he was being recruited by a large national construction company in West Palm Beach, Florida.  Allen accepted the opportunity  to build larger projects as well as to make a geographical move to South Florida with his wife, Jodi.  After years of working on commercial projects in the educational, municiple, and relegious sectors, Allen began working with a respected local builder on high-end residential work.  Then in 2011, Allen and his wife decided that it was finally time for him to pursue his dream.  Allen left his job and founded Gast Construction Group.

 

When Allen started Gast Construction Group in 2011, he had no projects and no staff, just a relentless work ethic and a never give up attitude.  In less than 8 years, Gast Construction Group has grown from a one-man operation to a booming Construction Management Firm employing 25 construction professionals. 

 

Allen's vision is for Gast Construction Group to be a sought after and recognized name in the commercial, residential and estate management markets in Palm Beach County.

 

EDUCATION

  • Graduate of the University of Florida, ME Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction
  • Graduate of Dale Carnegie Leadership and Management Training - 2008 to 2009
  • LEED AP - Since 2008.  LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a Certification Program provided by the United States Green Building Council
  • 10-Hour Certification by OSHA in Construction Safety and Health

 

AFFILIATIONS

  • Executive Board Member of the Associated General Contractors of America – Florida East Coast Chapter since 2018.
  • Chairman of the ACE Mentor Program of Palm Beach and Martin Counties since 2015.  ACE provides High School Students with access to Industry Professionals to learn about careers in Architecture, Construction, and Engineering. 
  • Member of the Construction Oversight and Review Committee for the School District of Palm Beach County since 2017.
  • Trustee of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches since 2017.

 

AWARDS

  • 2018 Gator100 Award Winner - The University of Florida's Gator100 Award identifies the 100 fastest growing Gator-owned or led businesses in the world.
  • 2017 Build Florida Award for their work at the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society.
  • 2015 Palm Beach Chapter of the American Insitute of Architects Small Builder of the Year Award
  • 2016 & 2017 Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches Small Business Person of the Year Finalist.

 

INTERESTS

  • Allen enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, fishing and watching Gator sports.  

 

Jodi Gast

Vice President

 

Jodi is incredibly proud to be a small business owner in Palm Beach County and to work with her husband, Allen, and the rest of the Team at Gast Construction Group. 

 

EDUCATION

Graduate of Iowa State University, Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communications

 

INTERESTS

 

Jodi loves spending time with her two sons and her two rescue dogs.  Jodi is fiercely competitive and has completed 2 marathons, 3 half marathons, and was an avid tennis player and Crossfitter until undergoing neck surgery in 2016.  She is now a member of Orange Theory Fitness and plays golf.

 

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