BTS Builders, Inc. - Award-Winning Construction Company

BTS Builders, Inc. was established 25 years ago by Master Craftsman, Thomas R. McDonald. The company engages in both residential and commercial construction with a notable reputation for excellence in the area of historic restoration and rehabilitation. BTS Builders also produces selected custom projects for the marine interests in St. Augustine.

Awards and Honors

Thom McDonald has been recognized for his remarkable woodworking skills in replicating hand carved architectural building elements and details as well as his special carpentry abilities in the retention of original materials and reproduction of damaged or missing sections. As a trained blacksmith, he also reproduces iron details. It has been said that he has arguably made the greatest impact of any contractor to the preservation of St. Augustine's historical resources. Larger construction companies that operate in the historic district contract with BTS Builders for the specialty work that cannot be accomplished accurately within their shops. As a result of his meticulous craftsmanship, Thom McDonald has received the following awards:

Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Award for Non-residential Rehabilitation - Old St. Augustine Village, 2001.

Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Award for Preservation Education/Media - Ximenez-Fatio House Museum, Visitor Center construction, 2004.

Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Outstanding Achievement Award for Non-residential Restoration/Rehabilitation - Markland Cottage, Flagler College, 2008.

Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Master Craftsman Award - 2011.

The American Society of Landscape Architects, Florida Chapter 2013 Annual Design Awards Colonial Quarter

Design Award Colonial Quarter

Thomas R. McDonald  •  BTS Builders, Inc.  •  1715 Lakeside Avenue, Suite 7  •  Post Office Box 457  •  St. Augustine, Florida 32084  •  Phone 904-829-3466