About R.J. LaBadie Construction, Inc.
As a locally owned and operated business, we have been providing excellence in new home construction, home remodeling, renovations and commercial construction in Englewood, Florida and surrounding communities for 32 years. Even after all this time, you can still count on us to deliver exceptional quality and customer service. We provide turn-key service for all projects, overseeing them from start to finish — from lot clearing, to final grade and everything in between.
We apply these same standards of excellence to Doors N More, a division of R.J. LaBadie Construction, Inc. since 2011. Through Doors N More, we provide sales and service on a wide variety premium garage doors and entry doors.
Established in 1990
State Certified General Contractor #CGC 052019
$2,000.000.00 Liability Insurance
- Commercial and Residential Construction
- Home Builder – 2007 Parade of Homes -Model Home voted best by The Charlotte Builders & Contractors Association.
- Tiny/Small Home Builder
- Remodeling Specialist: Voted Englewood’s Best-Englewood Sun Herald Readers choice award
- Steel Buildings
- Englewood Community Hospital X-ray room renovation
- Sunnybrook Animal Hospital Englewood – Veterinarian clinic renovation
- Badcock Furniture Store renovation Englewood
- Tulies Sports Bar and Restaurant (Currently Libby’s in Englewood)
- Papa Dons Pizzeria Port Charlotte
- Englewood Elks Lodge #2378 renovations of Restaurant Lounge/Bar
- The Venice Health Institute 6000 sq. ft. medical building for Dr. Dennis Rhodes B.S. D.C. – Venice, FL
- Subway sandwich shop – Englewood
- Remodeling Specialist for many homes on Palm Island, Manasota Key and Englewood.
- Custom Home Builder
About Ray LaBadie, Owner /President
Upon graduation from Hackettstown High School in Hackettstown N.J., I immediately started working for a construction company, first as a laborer and advanced quickly to a Master Carpenter. The trade of Master Carpenter gave me many strengths and skills to succeed as a General Contractor.
At 22 years of age, I relocated to Englewood, FL. For the first 4 years in Florida I was trained in commercial construction Layout to Lintel multi-story projects, installing concrete form work and iron work. Form work consisted of beams, columns, floor systems, concrete finishing by hand and became an expert in concrete stair construction.
Beginning in 1984, I switched from commercial carpentry for custom homes. I was trained on the job in Florida home building construction techniques. With my experience, I became a lead carpenter.
In 1987, I became job site superintendent for Rick Montgomery Construction, Port Charlotte, FL, supervising residential and commercial projects.
In 1990, I became a State Certified General Contractor (#CGC 052019) and opened R.J. LaBadie Construction, Inc., doing home remodeling, new home construction, and commercial construction.
In March of 2011, I expanded services to include garage doors by opening Doors-N-More Garage doors sales and service. We sell CHI overhead Garage doors from Illinois, Carriage House Custom wood doors of North Carolina, Commercial rollups (Janus and many more), Liftmaster and Genie residential openers, and Liftmaster jackshaft openers. Doors-N-More was voted best in Englewood our first year.
Membership and Volunteer Service
- Member of the Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce
- Founding member of the Entrepreneurs of Englewood
- Charlotte Desoto Building Industry Association
- Englewood Beach Waterfest President 2017
- Englewood Beach Waterfest Board Chairman and Director of the Englewood Beach Waterfest OPA (Offshore Power Boat Association) World Championships held each year on Englewood beach 2017-Present
- Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary Past President :2012-2013
- Member Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary since 2000
- Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary Board of Directors: 2005 – Present
- Rotarian of the year 2008
- Rotary Committee Chair/Expert Event planner –
- Englewood fireworks helped raise $35,000 from 2010/2014. The largest most spectacular show in Southwest Florida.
- Committee chairman for the 4th of July Cajun Festival and fireworks. 4000 people in attendance. (this year 6000 people expected)
- Co-chair of The Fantasea Fishing tournament 2005-2008 average raised $20,000
- Attended Rotary International Convention – Bangkok Thailand May 3rd 2012 thru May 17th 2012.
- YMCA Advisory Board 1998 /2001
- YMCA Volunteer of the Year 1999
- Manager Englewood Little League 1995 /2004 (Managed 3 All-star teams)
- Coach Englewood Youth soccer
- Coach YMCA Youth Basketball
- Hackettstown N.J. Youth Rescue Squad 1976/1979 (Rescue squad training 5 points certified. Advanced first aid, emergency child birth, light rescue, heavy rescue, defensive driving.)
- Live on air broadcast for WENG Radio
- Lemon Bay High School Football
- Lemon Bay High School Basketball
- Hurricane Preparation and Awareness
- Construction Techniques and Community Events
References available upon request.
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Will it build good will and better friendship?
Is it beneficial to all concerned?
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