About Us

Pickett's Legacy of Excellence

Born and raised in Fernandina Beach, Owner Steve Pickett has deep roots in this coastal community. He’s witnessed its transformation from a quaint hometown into a thriving vacation destination. This evolution brought an influx of new residents seeking luxury homes, a demand Steve expertly met when he founded Pickett Construction in 2003.

After 20 years, Pickett Construction has become synonymous with constructing breathtaking custom homes and innovative commercial projects. Building isn’t just a profession for us; it’s in our blood, passed down through three generations. The “Pickett” name carries a legacy of excellence on Amelia Island and throughout Northeast Florida. We believe in providing more than just a home; we offer a partnership that guides you through every step of the construction journey. From inception to completion, there will always be a Pickett family member (or two or three) at your service. This commitment to excellence isn’t just a promise; it’s a way of life for us, reflected in every project we undertake.

Our Mission Statement

Passion, craftsmanship, and dedication are what drive Pickett Construction to excel as one of Northeast Florida’s leading custom home builders. Our team culture and focus on client relationships have been key to our 20 years of success. Pickett Construction’s legacy is to build quality custom homes for homeowners who will forever become part of Team Pickett.

Team Pickett

Steve Pickett


With a heritage deeply rooted in construction, Steve brings over 27 years of hands-on experience to his role at Pickett. Married to his high school sweetheart Angie for 22 years, Steve is the proud father of two wonderful children, Carter and Brooke. He finds immense joy in the art of crafting custom homes, relishing the opportunity to transform ideas into reality with each unique build.

Outside of work, you’ll often find Steve out on the open waters, indulging in his love for offshore fishing, or embarking on adventurous trips to Costa Rica. One day he hopes to go sport fishing amidst the stunning backdrop of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Something you may not know about Steve? He’s got quite the knack for juggling!

Melissa Wehrmeyer

Vice President

Melissa brings over two decades of experience and a deep-rooted passion for custom residential construction to her role as Vice President at Pickett Construction. Collaborative by nature, she thrives on working closely with homeowners and her dedicated team to bring dreams to life.

When not on-site, Melissa enjoys cheering on her son at baseball games, indulging her culinary skills with family and friends, and scuba diving with her husband. (If you can’t find her on shore, chances are she is on the water.) Something you may not know about Melissa? She’s an adventurer at heart, having skydived twice.

Angie Pickett

Executive Director

Angie may have officially joined the construction industry just a year ago, but her support spans over two decades. Married to Steve Pickett, their family includes two children, Carter, 18, and Brooke, 16. Angie’s favorite part of her job is supporting Team Pickett and embodying the vital, though unofficial, role of “Ambassador of Cheer.”

Beyond work, Angie dedicates her free time to cheering on her kids from the sidelines or planning her family’s next getaway to a tropical destination (with a hint of adventure mixed in). Something you may not know about Angie? She’s a former college volleyball player.

Emily Gillard


Emily brings a unique blend of accounting experience to her role, with two years in the construction industry following a 14-year tenure in auto hauling. Born and raised in Virginia, she has been happily married for 19 years and is a devoted mother to her three children.

Outside of work, Emily cherishes time with her children in both academic pursuits and sports activities. She also enjoys the occasional cruise to the Bahamas to relax and unwind. (And maybe Bali one day – hey, a girl can dream!) Something you may not know about Emily? She is up for anything. Recent hobbies include cooking, perfecting sourdough, chaos gardening, and roller derby. Yes, roller derby!

Haley Kettrey

Executive Assistant

Haley loves her role at Pickett, finding genuine fulfillment in fostering connections with vendors and homeowners to bring dream homes to life. Recently married in October 2023, Haley balances her career with an array of personal passions – watching movies, making music, and experimenting in the kitchen with her baking and cooking skills.

Haley also loves traveling, and, if dreams come true, you might spot Haley relaxing in an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora or the Maldives one day. Something you may not know about Haley? She appeared in multiple musical theater productions in High School, even competing in District and State competitions.

Katie Sahrphillips

Project Manager

With over 19 years in the design and home-building industry, Katie loves helping homeowners create spaces that are both beautiful and functional. Originally from Ohio, she has called Jacksonville home for the past 17 years.

Outside of work, Katie cherishes time with her wife Michelle and three sons, exploring, kayaking, cooking, and going to church. Her favorite vacation of all time was a family vacation to Arizona as a teen, and one day she would love to go back and take her own kids. Something you may not know about Katie? She balances her busy life with moments of creativity – sketching, drawing, and crafting help her relax and unwind.

Barbara Hoover

Project Manager

Barbara, a seasoned Project Manager, boasts 13 years in construction and an impressive 30-year background in interior design. Barbara finds joy in witnessing designs come to life and collaborating with homeowners in custom residential construction.

Barbara is a native of Jacksonville, and in her free time, she immerses herself in art festivals, architecture and design events, music concerts, and beach trips. While Italy holds a special place in her heart, Greece remains her ultimate dream vacation destination. Something you may not know about Barbara? She surprises many with her love for hard rock and metal music. \m/

Steve Lendry


Steven brings an impressive 38 years of construction experience to his role as Superintendent. Married to Carole, they have four children – Devon, Seth, Meghan, and Kyle – along with three grandchildren.

Outside of work, Steven and his wife enjoy camping, hiking, and creating cherished memories with their grandkids. One day he hopes to visit Europe, including Germany, and embark on an African safari. Something you may not know about Steven? He ran a DJ business while in high school, mixing homework along with some sick beats!

Steve Curtis


With over three decades of experience in the construction industry, Steve values the exceptional craftsmanship upheld at Pickett. He hails from a small town in Illinois and is married with two adult daughters.

When not on the job, Steve is either spending time with his family or woodworking in his shop. He loves the picturesque mountains of Tennessee and hopes to retire there one day. Something you may not know about Steve (but probably do)? He enjoys joking around and never misses an opportunity to infuse every moment with laughter and fun.

Andrew Thompson


Andrew brings a decade of construction experience to his role as Superintendent, finding fulfillment in the joy Pickett brings to homeowners when they deliver their dream homes. A proud Jacksonville native, he shares his life with his 6-year-old daughter, Haley.

Off-duty, Andrew can be found hitting the golf course, passionately cheering on his favorite football teams, or vacationing on a cruise ship. Something you may not know about Andrew? He’s a stickler for grooming, visiting the barbershop religiously every other Tuesday.

Devon Lendry


With a decade of construction experience, Devon loves the opportunity to contribute to the creation of custom homes, each boasting distinctive, one-of-a-kind features. Born and raised in Fernandina Beach, Devon has been around construction his entire life with his grandfather, father, and uncle all working in the industry. He started as a finish carpenter for custom homes before becoming a Superintendent.

Devon is married with 3 kids – Ellie, Dechlan, and Sawyer. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, surfing, boating, and visiting the beach. His ideal vacation involves backpacking through Europe. Something you may not know about Devon? He once served as a kicker for a semi-pro football team.

Robbie Pickett


With decades of experience in the industry, Robbie’s favorite aspect of custom residential construction is the ever-changing nature of the work and the meaningful relationships formed along the way.

Married with a family of his own, he enjoys playing soccer with his child and spending quality time with his extended family. One day he hopes to vacation in Australia. Something you may not know about Robbie? Despite his laid-back demeanor, he harbors a competitive spirit that might surprise you.

Carl Zehler


Carl, a seasoned Superintendent with 33 years of experience in the construction industry, finds joy in the dynamic nature of custom residential construction, where each project presents new and unique challenges. A native of Jacksonville, Florida, he has been happily married for 32 years and treasures his role as a father and grandfather.

Outside of work, Carl embraces outdoor adventures, from camping and off-roading in his Jeep to spending quality time with his family. He also enjoys cruises and harbors a dream of embarking on a world cruise someday. Something you may not know about Carl? He’s a cat person.

Arlen Robbins

Assistant Superintendent

Arlen has over a decade of experience in construction, with 9 years specializing in woodworking and custom carpentry, followed by 3 years under a general contractor. He grew up in Nassau County, married his high school sweetheart, and has one son. In his leisure time, he enjoys exploring unfamiliar places and soaking in the sun and waves at the beach.

Arlen never misses an opportunity to trek through ancient sites, old forts, battlegrounds, and Indian mounds, immersing himself in history and knowledge. Something you may not know about Arlen? He loves to collect old books.

Driven By Passion

Each individual on our team contributes to the whole that is Pickett Construction. We are family, and our passion for our craft is evident in everything we do.

Team Pickett's Charitable Partners

Working with Pickett Construction was a truly exceptional experience. From the very beginning, they understood our vision and made it a reality. Their attention to detail and commitment to quality were evident in every aspect of our custom home. The project manager was always available, and the on-site supervisor ensured that everything ran smoothly. We couldn't be happier with the final result—a dream home that exceeded our expectations. Thank you, Pickett Construction!
Mary Scott
Pickett Construction turned our dream into a beautiful reality. Their team's dedication to craftsmanship and their ability to communicate and collaborate with us throughout the project made all the difference. They were transparent about timelines and budgets, and the final product reflected their commitment to excellence. We're not just satisfied; we're thrilled with our new home. Pickett Construction is the epitome of professionalism and quality.
John Borthwick
Choosing Pickett Construction for our custom home was the best decision we made. They took our ideas and transformed them into a stunning, unique living space. Even after project completion, their post-completion support has been outstanding. Pickett Construction truly delivered on their promise of quality and satisfaction.
Ryan King

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