Paul Bertozzi

Founder and Managing Partner, Live Oak Contracting


Born and raised in Jacksonville Florida, Paul Bertozzi is the founder and managing partner of Live Oak Contracting, a multifamily and commercial construction company that spans 9 states throughout the southeast and up the east coast. Paul founded Live Oak Contracting with the goal of bringing a culture of collaboration to the multifamily construction industry.

He began his career in construction after completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at Auburn University. After working in the finance industry, he quickly realized it was not for him and his passion was in construction. Paul started in the construction industry working in the field as an Assistant Superintendent in 2005 and moved his way up from Project Manager to roles as Business Development and Division Manager. Armed with his knowledge of the markets, Paul became the founder and Managing Partner of Live Oak Contracting in 2014. It has always been a life goal of Paul’s to start his own company, and a brand that is being recognized in his industry is his greatest accomplishment. Throughout his career, great mentors have inspired him to bring others up and seek out their strength in hopes he could be an influence in their lives as they have him. Running a business has afforded Paul the ability to give back to the community and to get more involved in different charities and the development of his community.


Paul has engaged with the Chamber of Commerce in Jacksonville as a Trustee and has been part of the Board of Governors since 2017. Jacksonville is his home town, and while the majority of Live Oak Contracting’s projects are outside of Jacksonville, he loves our community. With Paul’s efforts, Live Oak has sponsored and helped United Way, Club Blue with the Boys and Girls Club, Jacksonville Children’s Chorus and the Urban Land Institute. He hopes to inspire the kids of the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus: “If you follow your passion and work hard, you can achieve anything you put your mind to.”


Professional Partner: Ruhiyyih "Ru" McKinley


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