MIKE CARTER

President & Owner

Obtained Contractor’s license in 1975, founded Mike Carter Construction, Inc. in 1977.  Responsibilities include administration, management, and client development for all operations of a commercial design / build company. Mike Carter Construction, Inc. was founded in Manatee County and has remained there over 40 years.  


Construction Certificates:  
Certificate of Competence as a Certified Building Contractor for the State of Florida 

Community Involvement and Recognition:  
Mike Carter prides himself on his community involvement and dedication to providing the highest quality service to his clients. He is extremely proud of his reputation, his projects and his key personnel.  

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A sample of awards and recognition he has received:

  • Mike was presented the Leadership Spirit Award in 2009 presented by Manatee Community Foundation

  • 2008 Facility of the Year for the StorSafe Self Storage in Apollo Beach, Florida.

  • 2005 Career Gold Award—for Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue Station # 1 (and Administration Building) in Bradenton, Florida.

  • 2002 Mini Storage Messenger Facility of the Year Award for Nantucket Storage Center in Nantucket, Massachusetts

  • 2002 Manatee Chamber Industry of the Year Community Leader Award

  • Gulf Coast Ranking—Top Commercial Contractors & Private Companies 1999, 2000, and 2001

  •     Nominated Gulf Coast Business Review Entrepreneur of the Year 1998, 1999, and 2000

  • Recognized in Florida Trend—Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies In the Bay area

  • Mike Carter is one of the leading investors in revitalizing historic downtown in the City of Bradenton, numerous articles in the Bradenton Herald recognizing him.

  • Florida Trend—Mike Carter—People to Watch

  • Manatee Chamber Beautification Award

  • 1989 Manatee Chamber Small Business of the Year Award

Professional Affiliations: Past and Present  
Chairman of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce 1990  
City of Bradenton Construction Code Board of Appeals  Chairman Manatee County Fire Code Enforcement Board  Manatee County United Way Board of Directors  
Manatee County Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors Manatee County YMCA Board of Directors  
Tampa Bay Partnership Secretary, Treasurer