HISTORY

An Honest, Reputable, and Trusted Construction Company in The Florida Keys.

ABOUT US

Charley Toppino and Sons is a family-owned construction business built on the principles of hard work and a drive for success. Since founder Charley Toppino arrived in the U.S. and blazed the trail in the early 1900s, we have completed thousands of projects in the Florida Keys and South Florida. With more than 100 years in the industry, we have vast experience in all things construction.

With regard to general contracting, site development and demolition, we are uniquely able to provide construction management services or self-perform a wide variety of work. Our demolition crews work across the Keys and specialize in heavy commercial and residential mechanical demolition. A few of our recent demolitions include the Oceanside Marina complex, the Florida Keys Community College Marine Technology Building, and Marathon Manor. Recent general contracting projects such as the Perry Hotel and Truman Waterfront Park showcase our diversity as contractors. 

In addition to working in the government and municipal sector, we also offer construction services in the private sector. Between 2012-2019, Charley Toppino and Sons has completed over $300,000,000.00 in collective work ranging from hotels to airport runways. We also currently operate with the largest single project bonding capacity in Monroe County and maintain the highest level of insurance requirements within our industry. All of which would not be possible without our team of dedicated employees, partners, designers, and clients. 

 

The ability to evolve as a company throughout the decades stems from our extraordinary group of employees and their unrivaled pride in workmanship. Building our community and helping take part in meaningful work is what motivates us as a company.

HISTORY

Founder Charley Toppino immigrated to the United States from Italy with an unparalleled work ethic and desire to achieve success.

 

In the early 1900s, he founded Charley Toppino & Sons. After a few years working in the American northeast, Charley moved to Florida with plans to assemble a construction crew and begin working on infrastructure projects. They settled in Central Florida for a brief time until they heard the news that there was an abundance of roadway and bridgework in the Florida Keys that required skilled contractors. Following Charley’s arrival to the Keys in the mid-1930s, Charley Toppino and Sons began working on projects from large to small. The company had earned an honest reputation in the area for its quality of workmanship and the ability to complete the most challenging projects.

By 1964, the growing family business was completing projects for the Florida Department of Transportation, US Navy, US Army, US Coast Guard, Monroe County, City of Key West, private development groups and international interests. Notable projects completed during this period include a 202-mile stretch of the Pan-American Highway in Costa Rica. To this day, original sections of the Pan-American Highway that we built spanning from Costa Rica to Panama are still in service.

Quality Services & Construction

Wide Variety Of Clients

High Quality

Construction Management

We provide local planning, surveying, engineering, landscape architecture, and construction phase services.

We provide services to a multitude of clients, including municipalities, government agencies, industries, institutions, development authorities, architects, commercial investors, and residential developers.

We are committed to on-site project management and the highest standards of quality control and time management, and we communicate with our clients every step of the way.