About Paul Hartzog – Builder, Contractor, and Developer

Paul Hartzog, custom home builder and licensed contractor, marine construction expert, and commercial builder and developer, was born in California, in the late 1960’s.

Paul moved here to the Emerald Coast with his family just prior to his senior year in high school. After graduating from Choctawhatchee High School, he began a small business in marine construction.

Paul proceeded with his education through college courses and various formal and informal training, including the United States Air Force. He served as a crew chief with the 33rd Fighter Squadron at Eglin Air Force base for four years. During his time with the military, Paul continued his college education at night, volunteered to coach little league baseball, basketball and soccer, and continued to build his marine construction business.

Paul has worked hard to become a successful business leader in his community. He is currently a licensed Certified General Contractor and founder of a very successful construction company: Decks N Such Marine, Inc., a premier marine contracting and construction firm; as well as Hartzog Home Builders, a residential and commercial building development firm. Both companies have strong reputations for quality construction and customer satisfaction.

As the owner and founder, Paul is fully “hands-on” and oversees and participates in all levels of his businesses. He has been recognized for his accomplishments with many awards. However, he is most proud of being selected by his peers as “BIA Builder of the Year” two years consecutively in 2000 and 2001. He was also selected as the Premier Builder/Contractor of the Emerald Coast in 2005.

Along with these professional accolades, Paul is equally proud of the jobs and employment his companies have always provided – and continue to provide – to over 15 full-time employees and dozens of local subcontractors along the Emerald Coast / Panhandle area of Florida.

Through his experiences, Paul has learned the importance of strong organizational skills and a commitment to complete customer satisfaction. These ideas are incorporated throughout his life and give him a strong foundation for leadership.  Outside of work, Paul commits his time to the improvement of his community through professional organizations.

He has held the following positions: Board of Directors, Treasurer, Chairman of Community Affairs, Executive Board, Parade of Homes, Remodelers Council, and Long Range Planning. Paul is a past President of the Marine Contractor’s Association, member of the National Association of Home Builders, and past member Board of Directors for the Eleanor Johnson Youth Center.

Paul has made significant changes within the Marine Construction Industry to include working directly with state representatives to establish specific workman compensation guidelines across the state of Florida, to ensure homeowners and commercial developers receive quality construction from licensed contractors. In addition, Paul envisioned and helped create the first ever Fiberglass Seawall.

Paul continuously works with voluntary organizations to improve the surrounding communities as well. Frequently, he volunteers his own time and company resources to help individuals and groups within the community. For example, he participated in the construction of the Children’s Advocacy Center, helped build a multitude of handicap ramps for the disabled, completed renovations for an elderly citizen home, and orchestrated the building of baseball and football field at the Fort Walton Beach Housing Authority.

As Founder, Owner, and Operator of Decks N’ Such Marine and Hartzog Home Builders, Paul Hartzog has certainly achieved many of his goals. Yet, each time he successfully reaches one goal, he instantly creates a new one. It is this same drive and dedication to excellence he will bring to your construction project.