Who we are?

THE WATERBROOK DIFFERENCE

Waterbrook Builders is a residential general contracting company that serves a select number of clients in Broward County – primarily East Fort Lauderdale. Privately-owned and in operation for over 20 years, we are recognized by notable architects and design professionals for our collaborative approach to building and service to our clients. Our sharp attention to detail aims to focus on your unique personal style.  We strive to make building your dream home an enjoyable process.

CONNECTED

Waterbrook delivers top level service to local, national and international clients.

CREATIVE

Waterbrook dynamically accommodates both traditional and modern construction demands.

COLLABORATIVE

Waterbrook provides guidance to clients that allow them to make informed decisions throughout the construction process.

COMMITTED TO QUALITY

What we do

Our Services

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CONSTRUCTION PROCESS

When a client decides to build a home, Waterbrook can be engaged and involved at various stages of the process.
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SITE SELECTION

Waterbrook will assist in locating the perfect property for your new home.
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DESIGN AND ENGINEERING

If you are just getting started on plans to build your new home and have not selected an architect, we can assist you in the process. We work with several different firms and will ensure that you select the professional that best suits your needs. A collaborative team approach will streamline the process and reduce building costs while adding value.
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PRE-CONSTRUCTION AND BIDDING

If your plans are complete, we will prepare a detailed budget and construction schedule. As soon as the budget is approved, we are ready to apply for permits and then break ground!

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Select Projects
NE 58th Street

NE 58th Street

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SE 20th Street

SE 20th Street

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NE 35th Court

NE 35th Court

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Middle River

Middle River

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NE 17th Street

NE 17th Street

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Sunrise Key

Sunrise Key

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Our Talent

Meet Management

THOMAS YIANILOS

OWNER & GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Tom was born/raised in Ft. Lauderdale and over the past twenty years has mastered blending the art and function of coastal living.  Tom has delivered numerous quality homes to both end-user clients and investors throughout his career. Every Waterbrook Builders’ project is guided by Tom’s belief that your custom home should be a showcase of your personal style. Tom has a broad knowledge base of the neighborhoods throughout Fort Lauderdale, along with a unique understanding of home finishes, which make him a great resource for our customers.

PAUL TALLEY

DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS
Paul has been in the construction industry for over 30 years. He creates the structure and processes necessary to manage Waterbrook Builder’s current construction activities and field operations, while also forming plans on how to staff and execute on our future project pipeline. Paul has a deep understanding of every phase of construction, proper sequencing and scheduling and is personally involved in every project. He is responsible for managing all project superintendents and field personnel.

FELICIA LOPEZ

MANAGER OF BILLING, BIDDING AND SUBCONTRACTS

Felicia directs and coordinates estimating functions of the company to ensure accuracy, profitability, timeliness and a competitive edge. Felicia spent several years in the construction industry followed by a management role in the retail sector.  Felicia oversees all bidding, subcontractor agreements, client draw requests, and manages the Waterbrook office operations. She provides detailed information to each subcontractor and gathers all the information needed to qualify the bidder. Once a winning bid is selected, Felicia prepares the subcontractor agreements needed and validates insurance and other financial information.

MICHAEL YIANILOS

CO-OWNER, CLIENT LIAISON & CLIENT SELECTIONS
Michael spent the first 5 years of his career with Fort Lauderdale’s premier developer, Stiles Corporation, in Asset Management. His dedication to quality and efficiency ensures the highest level of service for Waterbrook clients. Michael manages relationships with Waterbrook clients and handles all permitting for Waterbrook projects. Michael also manages client selections of flooring, appliances, cabinets, kitchen and bathroom plumbing fixtures, countertops, paint colors, shades, lighting, etc.

PEACE OF MIND & EASE OF PROCESS

By incorporating green technology and ecologically conscious building techniques, we strive to create a healthy, low-maintenance home for you and your family.

Waterbrook in the Media

In the News

Waterbrook Builders Featured In Luxe Magazine’s Second Edition Of “The Luxury Of Home”

Waterbrook Builders Featured In Luxe Magazine’s Second Edition Of “The Luxury Of Home”

Waterbrook Builders is proud to be featured in Luxe Magazines “The Luxury Of Home” magazine.  “The Luxury of Home” showcases an incredible portfolio of some of the most respected, award-winning residential design professionals across North America. The carefully culled works within the publication showcase the importance of design and act as a guide that assists…

2015 City of Fort Lauderdale Community Appearance Awards

2015 City of Fort Lauderdale Community Appearance Awards

The Community Appearance Award Program is presented each year to encourage aesthetic awareness and to acknowledge individuals and organizations who are working to enhance, improve, and beautify the Fort Lauderdale community. The Community Appearance Awards recognize homeowners, architects, landscapers, developers, contractors, and homeowners associations for their efforts to elevate the City’s visual image and economic…

Waterbrook Builders Selected to Inaugural Gator100

Waterbrook Builders Selected to Inaugural Gator100

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Waterbrook Builders was named to the University of Florida’s inaugural 2015 Gator100 during a ceremony Feb. 6 at UF’s J. Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Sponsored by UF, the Warrington College of Business Administration and the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI), the Gator100 recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led…

Waterbrook provides selective homeowners and investors a blend of quality construction, innovative design, and timeless functionality

Building Dreams in

SOUTH FLORIDA
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