Millard K. JoynerFounder
Millard K. Joyner, a Florida native born in Largo, is the CEO of Joyner Construction Partners, LLC. 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 Partners, LLC. 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 Partners, LLC. 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.
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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 Partners, LLC. Richard aligned with Millard, who had a successful residential business going, and together they created a commercial services division for Joyner Construction Partners, LLC. Having fulfilled the roles of project superintendent, project manager, and corporate officer while working for Joyner Construction Partners, LLC. 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 Partners, LLC. modeled its business format after the standards of excellence established by larger construction firms in Alachua County.
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 Partners, LLC. 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 Partners, LLC. 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 Partners, LLC. Outside of steering the commercial division of Joyner Construction Partners, LLC., 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.
John SixbeyManaging Partner
John Sixbey was born in Bradenton Florida and lived in different parts of the county until he moved to Gainesville to attend high school at Buchholz High and later Newberry High. After graduating he attended Santa Fe College and then transferred to and graduated from the University of Florida’s School of Construction Management in 1997. John was considering a construction position in Orlando but while interviewing met Richard Wagner (head of the commercial division of Joyner Construction Inc.) through a mutual friend and instantly knew Joyner was a fit for his beliefs and values. Richard believed in treating every project like he was building for a close personal friend by using competitive and quality driven subs subcontractors and constantly looking for ways to save the client cost and time from early design all the way through the project completion. Richard also had a well-known reputation for being fare not only to the clients but also to the subcontractors and vendors.
John started as an assistant superintendent directly out of UF and quickly moved to an assistant project manager and within 2 years was managing several of his own projects at any given time. Three years later John studied and passed the state test for his building contractor’s license. John has managed many residential and multifamily projects throughout the years but has found his true passion to be on the commercial side of the industry. He appreciates that each commercial project is unique and enjoys learning about new methods and materials. He feels so privileged that he has a career in something that he truly loves and takes special care and consideration in each project he is involved in no matter how large or small. Working at Joyner for over 20 years, John has a very close relationship with many of the local building professionals including the city and county building departments, local architects and engineers, material vendors and subcontractors. In 2018 John became a partner in the firm with Richard Wagner and Millard Joyner. He tells everyone that he loves his career and strives to share that enjoyment with everyone he comes in contact with on and off the job site.
John met his wife Meggen soon after starting at Joyner and has been married for over 18 years and has 3 daughters. He enjoys an occasional motorcycle ride with friends and family in the mountains but spends most of his free time with his wife and their 3 daughters. A lot of their time together is spent on outdoor activities in the Gainesville area along with traveling volleyball for all three daughters. It is not uncommon for John to stop and check job sites with his daughters on evenings and weekends while running errands since most of Joyner’s projects are right here in the city of Gainesville. His daughters don’t always get as excited as John but do show interest in some of the more unique ones. John strives to instill in his daughters the same values he lives by while at work. Treat everyone with respect and kindness and always work hard to go above and beyond expectations.