Canopy Builders was founded in 2013 by Ben and Lauren Gelston, with the express purpose of building beautiful homes reminiscent of the Low Country of Lauren’s native South Carolina. Ben’s years of residential real estate development and general contracting experience combined with Lauren’s design talent and extensive experience working for several leading home builders in the Tampa Bay area formed the perfect partnership for realizing the vision of Canopy Builders.
Welcome to your New Home
Whether you are taking the first steps towards a new custom home, wish to purchase right away, or are interested in developing a project, our staff and partners have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the process. Let us know how we can help.
Our homes are built with luxury finishes that most would consider upgrades. These rich touches are our standard in every house we build and provide a head start in building your dream home.
Our design staff provides personal service, attention to detail, guidance, and advice through our time-tested and highly organized design process. Building a home involves a multitude of choices, and our staff is your guide in bringing the vision of your home to life.
Not only do we work for you, we also work with you. Our customized approach allows for open communication & transparent processes, in all aspects of the build, including keeping costs under control without sacrificing your overall vision.
I am a Real estate professional and have sold 20+ new construction homes to my clients. Ben Gelston, Owner of Canopy Builders has been friendly & professional from the moment we met. He has provided personal attention to my buyers who are in contract to purchase a townhome that is currently under construction. Ben’s years of experience in the building industry as a project manager on huge commercial & residential projects makes me & my buyers confident the finished project will be excellent!Christian S.
Canopy Builders was a great partner when I was designing a new home for them. They have an understanding of historic architecture and build homes that are appropriately scaled to the existing neighborhood.Jennifer G.
Ben & Jason have done a phenomenal job for numerous clients of mine. They build a HIGH quality product and communicate very well throughout the project. Without hesitation I would refer anyone to Canopy Builders for any residential product.Nathan B
We also drove through the general Euclid area and spotted many of your builds. Gorgeous work. They're nothing like the sterile other new builds across St Pete and instead give homage to the St Pete style.Sam F