Whether you want to build a fantastic new pool, install a relaxing spa, or add screening to your patio, Breakwater is the is the go-to contractor in Northeast Florida.






The Reynolds Family Testimonial

The Owens Family Testimonial

Our versatile backgrounds, paired with our shared vision, ensure a successful job each time. Our company operates through four core values: passion for our work, care for others, honesty to our customers, and intentional organization. We're flexible with your needs and personally interact with you throughout the whole process. We know that each project requires a different approach, and we get each job done in an efficient, professional manner every time. Our workmanship shines through in each job we do.

Joe Dethloff


Joe started Breakwater Construction over 10 years ago. The lifelong Northeast Florida resident graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in building construction. Now, after years of experience, he is an expert in his field. Joe is a licensed building contractor and swimming pool contractor with the knowledge and skills to tackle the most demanding jobs. His commitment to his company and his customers is very important to him, but he is still a family man. When he isn’t hard at work, he is spending time with his wife, Stephanie, and their three children. They enjoy camping together and spending their days outside in the beautiful Florida weather.

Chip Stevens


Chip grew up in Lake City Florida working on the family farm, where he first fell in love with building things and working with his hands. He graduated from Santa Fe College with a degree in building technology. Chip has now been in the construction field for over ten years. He moved to Jacksonville to pursue a career as a residential job site superintendent and began working at Breakwater. For Chip, the biggest reward in the construction industry is to see his work when it's complete and for the customer to be thoroughly satisfied with the finished product. He loves all aspects of building construction. Outside of construction, his passion is for the outdoors. Chip loves fishing, hunting, playing golf and enjoying life with his friends and family.