Built on honesty. Driven by success.
Cohen Construction has a combined experience of 65+ years in the construction industry, specifically in multifaceted renovations in the commercial and multifamily market. Our business foundation is built on trust and honesty, and driven by a strong motivation to meet and exceed our customer’s expectations.
We are a family-owned and run business and, as such, treat our clients with respect and loyalty. With offices in Orlando and Tampa, we are able to service the entire state of Florida with expertise and ease.
Meet The Team
With over 15 years of experience in the painting and construction industry, Dan Cohen leads a highly skilled team of professionals as the CEO of Cohen Construction, working on commercial and multi-family projects in all aspects of construction and renovation. They have established lasting relationships with 30+ management companies and multiple developers across Florida, delivering the highest quality services for these valued clients. He prides himself on delivering the highest quality work at the best value to the client, no matter the size or scope of the project. His attention to detail and vision of quality ensure that every detail exceeds all clients' expectations. His passion is all about construction and ensures that his teams share his vision. He considers his team family and is driven to ensure their success. Dan is a native and lifelong resident of Central Florida. He was raised in an environment that instilled strong character values, impeccable integrity, and a tireless work ethic. He began his professional career early as a teenager, working as a painter on commercial and multi-family properties. He learned the business inside and out, putting in the time and hard work to find success. Ultimately, he discovered his entrepreneurial spirit and struck out on his own, creating his own painting company and building his own business. As his business grew, so did his vision for the future and his ambition to succeed. He took on every challenge and worked hard to build a reputation for quality and excellence. Dan ultimately grew that business into a powerhouse, which is now Cohen Construction. In 2011, Dan’s life changed when he met Amber, who became both his life and business partner and helped strengthen the foundation of the company today. They married in 2016. Dan gives back to local charities through generous support for causes that are most meaningful, such as those for children, animals, and cancer research. An avid surfer, Dan’s free time is spent on the beach. Dan also enjoys camping and traveling with Amber, as well as spending time with their dogs Jack and Lilu.
Strategic thinker, resourceful problem solver, and client-focused are just a few of the words most often used to describe Amber Cohen. As the Managing Director and co-owner of Cohen Construction, Amber leverages over 15 years of sales and leadership experience in the real estate industry to lead all operational and creative aspects of the business. She has built a reputation as a detail-oriented and organized leader who puts the people first in every decision. Amber takes on all administrative and operational challenges of the business, along with creative decisions in the design aspect of the company. In addition, she takes the lead on real estate investments, managing the day-to-day details of property transactions. From start to finish, Amber is connected to details and handles the most complex challenges they face. Because of her proven track record of success, Amber has earned the respect of clients and peers alike. Amber is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and a lifelong resident of Florida. She was raised in a real estate family, with both parents owning and managing two brokerages. This meant Amber learned every aspect of the real estate industry from a very early age. She developed a passion for the industry, helping families and mastering the skills of being an entrepreneur. She became a licensed real estate agent in 2004 and began managing a real estate office in 2006. Amber quickly discovered her natural abilities of leadership and creative design. It was in 2011 when she met Dan Cohen, changing her life. They married in 2016, becoming both his life partner and eventually his business partner. They both followed their entrepreneurial spirit, growing and developing Cohen Construction into what it is today. In her free time, she supports the local community through causes that are meaningful and relevant. Amber supports charities benefitting kids, animals, and most notably, cancer research. Amber is a loving wife to Dan, and they enjoy their beach time, boating, camping, and traveling. They are the pet parents of Jack and Lilu.
Director of Construction
Quality-driven and dynamic are just a few of the words most often used to describe Obadiah Calvert. As the Director of Construction for Cohen Construction, Obadiah leverages over two decades of construction experience and expertise to ensure every job exceeds quality standards of the organization and client expectations. His responsibilities include business development, client relationships, project management, oversight of jobs, and subcontractor performance. He gets inspiration from completing projects to an exacting quality standard and seeing clients completely satisfied. Obadiah is a native of Pittsburgh and a longtime resident of Florida. He began his professional career working with his brother, working in every role and learning every aspect of the business. He demonstrated an eye for detail and a tireless work ethic early on. As he gained experience, he founded two separate construction companies and found success with each. Ultimately he transitioned his career working for a major national construction company, where he worked in a variety of roles, such as project manager, director of construction, and vice president of construction. Through these roles, he built his expertise as a manager and leader, along with honing his executive leadership skills and business development acumen. He built long-lasting relationships in multi-family construction with owners and investors. Because of his proven track record of success, Obadiah ultimately took on the role of executive vice president of construction with a national company. Through his expertise and reputation in the industry, he connected with Cohen Construction and transitioned into his current role. Obadiah lives in Lake Mary, Florida, and is a father of two and a dedicated family man. He enjoys beach time, hunting, fishing, golf, and quality time with the family.
Director of Operations
Detail-focused and exceptional multi-tasker are just a few words most often used to describe Jason Grannis. With over a decade of experience in the construction and multi-family industry, Jason is responsible for sourcing subcontractors, processing sub-payments on all contract work, processing agreements, and purchasing materials. Through his extensive expertise, Jason understands the intricacies of the business, stays focused on details of a multitude of projects, and keeps things on track. He also adds another layer of excellence through his exceptional knowledge of technology, handling all aspects of IT for Cohen Construction. Jason is a native of Michigan and a longtime resident of Florida. He began his professional career framing houses through high school and college while studying business at Washtenaw Community College. He continued his career in construction and took on the additional responsibilities as a paid firefighter, where he rose to the rank of lieutenant. Jason ultimately relocated to Florida, where he worked as a facilities director for multi-family properties. In this role he excelled, learning every aspect of the business, building relationships, and taking on the toughest challenges. Ultimately, he found his calling with Cohen Construction, where he started as a project manager and has worked his way up to his current role. In his free time, Jason has supported his local community through charity work, most notably with the Children’s Burn Foundation. Jason is a loving husband and father of a grown son, along with his cat Voodoo. He is a passionate and dedicated Harley rider and enthusiast.
As the Project Coordinator for Cohen Construction, Cynthia McNamara is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Orlando region projects. She ensures all crews are at their job sites, processes bids for all project trades, and sources material for projects. Her detail-oriented approach ensures that operations remain focused on schedule with the resources they need. Through her professional expertise, she is committed to building and maintaining long-lasting relationships with clients and subcontractors. Cynthia is a native of Switzerland and immigrated to the U.S. in 1998. She is currently a resident of Florida, where she has built an impressive professional resume. Her career began in the banking industry as a teller. She worked in various roles and learned every aspect of the banking industry. Because of her impeccable integrity, customer service skills, and natural leadership abilities, she moved into management. She eventually earned the role as a Branch Manager and Vice President with a credit union, where she grew the business by 15% year-over-year and ranked as a top-performing branch. Eventually, she was attracted to the construction industry as a field manager, where she could excel with her strong background in sales, customer service, and financial acumen. She was responsible for managing residential home building progress across multiple job sites. Cynthia excelled in her role, demonstrating her innovative and organized approach to her work. It was in this role that she was attracted to Cohen Construction. Cynthia is a mother of two and enjoys all types of water activities, including boating and fishing.
As the Assistant Purchaser for Cohen Construction, Lindsey Coolidge leverages over a decade of experience in the construction supply industry, managing vendor contacts, competitively negotiating best pricing, and ensuring supplies are available to keep projects moving through completion. She is highly organized and prides herself on being a creative problem solver, finding success amid the most challenging situations. Lindsey works directly with her internal customers and has built strong relationships through trust and a strong work ethic. Lindsey is a native and longtime resident of Orlando, Florida. She completed her bachelor's degree in interior design at Florida State University, where she graduated with honors. Her professional career was on track through college, as she interned with interior design firms in the area. However, the financial crisis of 2008 impacted the industry and forced her to seek a different path. Because of her design exposure, she discovered an interest in construction and found a new career path with Home Depot. Once she started with them, she knew she had found a home. With Home Depot, she built a strong resume of success and worked her way up through various positions, building a solid foundation for her to take on the role of Pro Account Representative. It was in this role that she learned every aspect of construction materials management and business development. This is where she came into her own and developed a strong reputation for success and a keen ability to solve problems. Ultimately, this is where she connected with Cohen Construction. Lindsey is committed to giving back to the community through her work with Wounded Warriors and volunteer work with various retirement homes. In her free time, she is a loving wife and devoted mother of two children. She enjoys international travel, art, drawing, and painting.
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