William “Chip” Crawford III is a seasoned home builder with over 25 years of experience in the industry. He started his building journey in his teens, working for Crawford Builders, a luxury custom home building company in Lexington, KY, working with his father. Chip honed his skills by studying Construction Management at Eastern Kentucky University and later Accounting at the University of Kentucky. He then went on to work for the family business as a project manager and eventually as Vice President.
Chip, a passionate sailor, relocated to Florida with his wife to be closer to the water and her family. He is highly regarded in the construction industry, having won numerous awards such as project of the year, Remodeler of the Year, Builder of the Year, and serving as past President of the Home Builders Association of Lexington. He has held active positions in the building industry on both national and state levels. He has also been involved in many local and civic organizations.
Chip is known for his exceptional eye for detail and craftsmanship, which he attributes to his many years in luxury home building with his family. He values his relationships with clients and strives to make the building process seamless. He is versatile and creative, producing unparalleled quality on even the most challenging projects.
When not building homes, Chip enjoys boating, sailing, and spending time with his wife Cynthia, and their two Labradors Abbey and Finn.
Rusty Wistrom is a highly experienced residential contractor based in Florida. With 49 years in the construction industry, Rusty brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every project he works on. He started his career as a carpenter in Grantsburg, Wisconsin in 1974 and has been making his clients happy ever since.
Rusty moved to Florida 18 and a half years ago and has been with Safety Harbor Builders for the same amount of time. He is a licensed contractor, having obtained his license in 2008, and is committed to providing the highest quality work to his clients.
For Rusty, the best part of his job is seeing the satisfaction of his clients upon completion of their projects. He is passionate about his work and takes pride in ensuring that every aspect of a project is done to the highest standards. He also enjoys sport shooting in his free time.
Rusty is a family man, with a wife, two children, and a beloved dog named Barney. He values the relationships he has built with his clients and takes a personal interest in every project he works on. If you’re looking for a contractor who will listen to your needs, work with you to bring your vision to life, and ensure that every aspect of your project is completed to the highest standards, Rusty Wistrom is the contractor for you.
Meet Steve Henjum, a licensed General Contractor with over 35 years of experience in residential construction. Originally from Minnesota, Steve has owned and operated his own design-build company for 35 years, specializing in both remodeling and new construction.
Steve’s expertise in construction is vast, having acquired all skills and knowledge of construction, plumbing, drywall, electrical, framing, HVAC, carpentry, trim, and insulation throughout his career. He has over 40 years of professional experience in self-employment and has also dabbled in Landscape design, previously owning his own landscaping company.
When Steve is not on a construction site, you can find him spending time with his family, which includes his wife, two grown children, and his beloved furry friend. As a dog lover, he enjoys taking his dog for long walks and exploring the great outdoors.
What truly drives Steve is his passion for every aspect of construction. He loves seeing a project through from start to finish and finds great satisfaction in changing someone’s life through construction. With his experience and knowledge, he has the ability to take your vision and make it a reality.
Safety Harbor Builders has been building homes in southwest Florida coastal communities since its inception in 1983 and has held a consistent and enduring legacy ever since.Our commitment to not only meeting but exceeding the expectations of our clients is the cornerstone of our business philosophy.
In the late eighties, after completing projects on the islands of Sanibel, Upper Captiva, Useppa, and Naples, FL, we began building and remodeling on Boca Grande. Currently we exclusively work in the coastal communities of Boca Grande. Over the years, we have provided construction services to over 1,000 discerning clients and would welcome the opportunity to tour you through a Safety Harbor built home where you will see and feel the difference in the quality and craftsmanship.
Our long history on Gasparilla Island began with construction in the Boca Bay communities in the late 1980’s and over the years has evolved into room additions, complete remodels, and luxury Gulf front homes. The Safety Harbor name holds a prominent standard on island that is synonymous with high-end quality homes.
Whether new construction, renovation, historic restoration, or an integrated green residence, Safety Harbor Builders has fulfilled client’s dreams with homes that hold their value and are environmentally friendly.
We are an employee-based company which allows us to manage projects in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.
Our quality standards are unbending, and our post construction services are unmatched. Please contact us directly to find out more about the services we offer and how you can experience the Safety Harbor difference.
Meet Randy, a seasoned builder with a passion for luxury high-end residential construction. Originally from Fairview, Pennsylvania, he moved to Florida in 1980 and has always worked in the residential construction industry.
Randy’s interest in construction began when he started working with his father in his construction business. His father’s company did all their own work with no subcontractors, which allowed Randy to learn “hands-on” all the trades of construction. He also ran trim and painting crews there.
In 1990, Randy became a licensed contractor and has been with Safety Harbor Builders since 1999. He takes great pride in his work and thoroughly enjoys all aspects of construction. Randy has always preferred and loved working in high-end construction, as he enjoys producing quality and craftsmanship of the highest level.
In his personal life, Randy is a family man, married with three children and two pets. He enjoys boating and fishing in his spare time. With Randy’s wealth of experience and passion for high-end construction, you can trust that your project is in capable hands with Safety Harbor Builders.
Gary Bingaman is a highly skilled and experienced co-owner of Safety Harbor Builders. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, he has called Florida his home for the past 35 years. Growing up in Englewood, Gary attended Lemonbay High School and went on to pursue a career in construction that started 25 years ago. He has been a residential contractor since 2004, honing his skills and expertise over the years.
For 10 years, Gary worked as a production builder in North Port, where he gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field. 11 years ago, he joined the team at Safety Harbor Builders and quickly rose through the ranks to become a crucial part of the management team, running their painting division. Over the years, Gary has worked on various residential construction projects in Boca Grande, Palm Island, and Little Gasparilla Island, and has become known for his quality workmanship and attention to detail.
In addition to his extensive experience in construction, Gary is also a certified EMT (Emergency Medical Technician), a licensed charter captain, and a merchant marine. He is highly skilled and well-rounded, with a passion for boating, fishing, fitness, golf, and spending time with friends and family.
At Safety Harbor Builders, Gary is committed to providing his clients with the highest quality construction services. With his expertise, passion, and dedication to his craft, he is a valuable asset to the company and a trusted partner for all your construction needs.
Jamie Hafling a Project Manager at Safety Harbor Builders brings over 25 years of residential construction experience – ranging from new builds to remodels. Jamie owned his own business for 15 years and has been a licensed residential builder in the states of Kentucky and Michigan.
Jamie was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and attended University of Louisville. Most recently, he lived in Michigan for the past 7 years prior to moving to Florida. He is married to his wife, Michelle, and they have 3 children, Johnna, Justin and Brooklyn. In his spare time, he enjoys boating, fishing and playing golf.