We are Pratt Guys
You’ve worked hard to get where you’re at, now it’s time to enjoy it. At Pratt Guys, we know a thing or two about hard work. We’re more than just another construction company, we’re a design-build team of hardworking craftsmen who see every project through from start to finish, and beyond. At Pratt Guys, we don't just design your project, we’ll build it, outfit it, and help you keep it looking good so you can #EnjoyEarth with friends and family right in your own backyard.
We know a thing or two about family as well. Our family has been building things for generations. Since 2009, we’ve specialized in making dream backyards a reality with our signature pergolas, custom outdoor kitchens, and award-winning commitment to client satisfaction. Our work bears our name as both a mark of our craftsmanship and a symbol of our commitment to quality.
In addition to building outdoor living spaces for our residential clients, we enjoy taking on commercial projects from custom-designed bars and tables to creative outdoor seating and gathering spaces for breweries, restaurants, and condominiums. As small business owners ourselves, we have always enjoyed providing top-quality craftsmanship to other local companies. No job is too big for Pratt Guys!
After many years in the construction business, Derek Pratt struck out on his own and with a little help from his father, Daniel Pratt, opened Pratt Custom Services in 2004. For the next few years, the small family-owned business focused on interior finish carpentry, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, and concrete projects. Things were going well until the recession hit in 2008, causing the business to be put on hold until the economy recovered.
While trying to decide what to do with the company, a customer requested a pergola and the rest was history. Pratt Guys, as you know them today, was born when the brothers Jason, Derek, and Adam decided to take the company in a bold new direction that focused on outdoor design and construction, creating the perfect backyard for people who love the outdoors.
Between Derek and Adam's creativity and infectious passion and Jason’s marketing savvy and brand management, Pratt Guys soon became a major player in the industry, experiencing rapid growth and brand recognition.
To raise money for the new showroom, Pratt Guys participated in One Spark 2014, ultimately placing 6th place out of the 610 One Spark Creators. It was here that things really turned the corner for the growing business. “Pratt Guys Village” was a hit and allowed the company to showcase their creative designs, quality craftsmanship, and fun-loving business ethic to thousands of people. Perhaps most important of all was the opportunity to do what they do best - connect with the community and figure out ways to help build a better one. Pratt Guys has since collaborated with fellow Creators and contributed money and services to awesome projects that make Jacksonville a cooler place.
The months that followed One Spark 2014 marked some of the highest grossing in company history as the Pratt Guys name grew into a recognized and respected local brand. The team had such a great experience at One Spark that Pratt Guys sponsored the festival in 2015, building pergola bars that served fresh, local beer to festival-goers.
Later that same month, Pratt Guys opened the doors of their 9,000 square foot warehouse that currently houses the offices, showroom, and construction shop at 6967 Philips Highway. In true Pratt Guys fashion, the crew kicked things off with an epic backyard party and invited family, friends, and customers to celebrate the new era of Pratt Guys.
The company has participated in and proudly won “Best Overall Display” at the Jacksonville Home and Patio Show every single year since 2013. Pratt Guys looks to the future with the intention of continuing to deliver award-winning service and build the best backyards in Northeast Florida.