Millard K. JoynerFounder
Millard K. Joyner, a Florida native born in Largo, is the CEO of Joyner Construction, Inc. and the head of our residential services division. Finding his construction home in Gainesville, Joyner graduated from the University of Florida’s School of Building Construction in 1972. After working at an architecture firm for three years, Millard ventured out on his own to create Joyner Construction, Inc. The business was born when Joyner completed his first project: the Self Service Shoe Store on Main Street in Gainesville.
Millard has established Joyner Construction, Inc. as one of the leading residential construction companies in the area and strengthened the company with a legacy of quality, efficiency, and dependability. Millard accomplished these milestones for the company by wisely hiring quality subcontractors and by bringing personal friend and UF classmate Richard Wagner into the fold.
Millard has three beautiful daughters that he loves and spends as much time with as possible. He enjoys golfing and fishing when time permits.
To learn more about the residential services Joyner manages for Joyner Construction, Inc., contact us today.
Richard E. WagnerPresident
Richard E. Wagner, who was born in Orlando, Florida, graduated from the University of Florida’s School of Building Construction in 1972, and during his time there, he met fellow classmate and current partner Millard K. Joyner. After graduating, Richard pursued a different career out west, but in 1979, as a married man with a newborn son, he returned to Gainesville and found his real vocational home at Joyner Construction, Inc. Richard aligned with Millard, who had a successful residential business going, and together they created a commercial services division for Joyner Construction, Inc. Having fulfilled the roles of project superintendent, project manager, and corporate officer while working for Joyner Construction, Inc. for more than 35 years, Richard E. Wagner is now the current president of the company and the head of the commercial division.
As success followed through numerous negotiated projects, the commercial division began to grow and hire additional personnel. With a foundation of honesty, integrity and fairness, Joyner Construction, Inc. modeled its business format after the standards of excellence established by larger construction firms in Alachua County.
Richard’s expertise and knowledge, along with his commitment to keeping the overhead of Joyner Construction, Inc. lean, has allowed the team to participate in a variety of projects, from small scale remodels to large scale projects in excess of ten million dollars. Richard’s personal caring for the company and the client simultaneously enables the team under his leadership to move jobs from conception to completion with minimal obstacles along the way. The Joyner Construction, Inc. team’s vast knowledge of construction allows them to diversify into any means or method of contracting on bids, negotiated projects, construction management, or design/ build contracts. A portion of the strength of our design/build advantage has come from partnering with Varco Pruden, a leader in pre-engineered metal buildings. Joyner Construction, Inc., along with selected architects, blend a pre-engineered building with architectural elements to capture large square footage at a reasonable cost.
Selecting Alachua County as location of both their personal and professional homes, Richard and his partner Millard take special pride in the projects Joyner Construction, Inc. produces and in the relationships they develop along the way. There is no exception to the truth that participation in the local community is important to Joyner Construction, Inc. Both company leaders have proved this truth, as Richard has served on the board of directors for the Builders Association of North Central Florida and was honored by the organization when he was named Builder of the Year in 2005. Richard is also on the board for the Reichert House Facilities, an after-school program for at-risk elementary, middle, and high school students. His unselfish contribution to numerous projects for the Reichert House Facility was recognized by the city of Gainesville on November 16th, 2014 when they proclaimed a Richard Wagner Day.
Richard also cherishes his family, which consists of his wife of 38 years, artist and yoga teacher Mary Lynn Jamison; daughter Roxanne, who is graduating from Palmer Chiropractic School; and son Ryland, who is now a project manager for Joyner Construction, Inc. Outside of steering the commercial division of Joyner Construction, Inc., Richard’s primary focus is family. He also enjoys taking in the outdoors by kayaking and fishing. To relieve some stress, Richard has also taken up landscape oil painting.