• Custom room additions

    Do you love your neighborhood but need more space in your home? We can help!

  • Home Remodeling

    Whether it is a kitchen or an entire home, we love remodeling

  • Custom Swimming Pools

    Scribble a design on a napkin and we'll make it happen!

  • New home construction

    Let us build a brand new home on your lot!

  • Backyard Makeovers

    Before, During, After, Enjoy...

Jacksonville Residential Contractor & Custom Pool Builder

Breakwater Construction was started in 2007 by lifelong Northeast Florida resident, Joe Dethloff. Joe is a licensed Building Contractor and Swimming Pool Contractor. Breakwater specializes in residential construction projects like new home construction, room additions, new swimming pools, and remodeling existing homes. We really enjoy doing what we do. It shows in our work, AND in what our clients say about us!

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Many of our clients have a need, or an idea for their home, but don’t understand what the final product will look like. Many of the projects that we do, such as room additions and new home construction, start out as an idea on a napkin. We then take that simple sketch and develop a plan for construction.

Personalized Service:

When you choose Breakwater Construction to build your new home, add on to your existing home, or build your new swimming pool, rest assured, you are in good hands. We are a locally owned, small business, that cares about our clients.

Organized Approach:

“He who fails to plan, plans to fail.” -Winston Churchill during WWII. This adage is very true for contractors! That is why Breakwater plans the schedule for each project and updates that schedule with each key player as the project progresses.

Joe has helped me with several projects at different properties throughout the years. He is excellent in his performance and completes the highest of quality work. He can do just about any job needed and is a pleasure to deal with personally. Trust me – weed out the riff-raff and go with Joe!
Rodney G.B. Clements
We couldn’t be happier with Joe and the work he did on our Master Bathroom shower. As a graphic designer, I wanted something unique, and he never wavered when I showed him what I had planned. He attacked it with diligence and skill, even with all the extra cuts and angles that the project required. He was courteous of our home, and never got annoyed when our 6-year old kept asking, “What are you doing? Can I help?” We already have plans on using Joe on our next project.
Paul and Jennifer Snyder
My husband and I had heard horror stories about having a pool built, mostly about running way over budget, not being completed in a timely fashion, and not feeling a part of the decision-making process.  That did not happen with Breakwater Pools.  We had a wonderful experience, and all of our expectations were exceeded. The construction process went smoothly, and very quickly.  I don’t think most pool owners can say that.
Creative Director, Another Company Inc
Our experience with Breakwater Backyards was wonderful! From the first consultation Joe was very personable. He was very professional, knowledgeable, and honest. He created the most amazing pool and screened enclosure design. Being first time pool owners, it was amazing to see it all transformed. From the first day Joe and his team where very professional, very courteous and friendly. They explained everything they were doing, and everything they were going to do. The design of the pool and the screened enclosure feels like a beautiful backyard oasis!
Michele and Sam Holston
Perhaps one of the most surprising elements of the entire process was that we were swimming in our pool in just over four weeks from the date sat down with Joe and signed the contract…..and we simply love everything about it. My wife uses it daily in the am & again late at night. Over many years we have worked with many different contractors in all facets of home construction and or repair, and have never been more pleased than our experience with Breakwater Backyards and Joe Dethloff. Thank you Joe for caring and your personal commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.
Ed and RoseAnne Takio
 Over the next several weeks Joe proved to be everything we expected, and much more.  He worked hard making sure everything was done to perfection; many times going that extra mile to get us exactly what we wanted.  And what can I say about his crew; they were the nicest, hardest working group of guys we’ve encountered in a long, long time! What a pleasure it has been doing business with someone who displays such honesty, integrity, and quality workmanship!  Thank you and God bless you Joe for our beautiful pool and a job well done!
Sharon and Jeff Williams