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Our Story 


Clayton Buchanan began his career in construction when he was just 15 years old, working in lumber yards and on jobsites as a carpenter. 35 years later, as the President and General Contractor of Buchanan Builders, he has built hundreds of quality custom homes, commercial projects and a legacy as our community's premier custom home and commercial builder. 

At Buchanan Builders, our mission is to build beautiful, custom quality homes and commercial properties that stand the test of time. Our team provides unmatched knowledge and expertise through every phase of construction, working with clients to deliver projects on time and within budget. 


Building your dream home should be an incredible experience and our team is here to help you every step of the way. 


Ready to start your next project? Contact our team today to learn more about our services or to request a quote.

The Beginning

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Clayton Buchanan began his career in construction when he was just 15 years old, working in his father's lumber yard and on jobsites as a carpenter in Augusta, Georgia. He grew up spending summers and long weekends in Fernandina Beach and helped build the family beach house on South Fletcher. After graduating from the University of Georgia he decided to make Fernandina Beach his permanent home in 1983 and began working to secure his General Contractors License. Shortly after launching his career in construction, he met his now wife of 31 years and started a family. His three children were born and raised in Fernandina Beach and grew up in many Buchanan Builders original homes, making memories that would last a lifetime. These are the homes that Buchanan Builders aims to build for your family, safe and beautiful spaces where time with family means everything and all of life's special moments can be celebrated together.

"When I first started in this business, I focused on two things: Building with attention to detail & craftsmanship and gaining good references. To me this meant putting clients first & building strong relationships through hard work, honesty and integrity. These principles are the foundation of my business" - Clayton Buchanan, President & General Contractor

Since the beginning it has been Clayton's mission to build beautiful, custom quality homes and commercial properties that stand the test of time. Honesty, integrity and hard work are the foundation of our work as we continue to build a legacy of serving our community as your premier custom home and commercial builder. 

Our Work

Since 1987, Buchanan Builders has built hundreds of quality custom homes, commercial projects. 

Our experience ranges from historic renovation projects to new construction and beyond. We have built every style of home from classic southern cottages to modern mansions in neighborhoods such as the Amelia Island Plantation, Long Point, the Sanctuary, beachfront Condominiums, Historic Downtown and everywhere in between.


We partner with experienced and professional vendors that are experts in their field and deliver the highest quality results. 


We pride ourselves on not only serving families and local businesses but also partnering with the community in the development of projects like Pirates Playground, restoration of local churches and the Amelia Island Welcome Center & Railroad Depot in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach. 


With over 35 years of building experience, our team can help guide you through the construction process, providing unmatched knowledge and expertise every step of the way. 

What's the word around town? See what past clients and vendors have to say about working with Buchanan Builders, Inc. 


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Today our team is growing and taking on exciting new projects. We work with highly esteemed local architects and engineers to bring their beautiful plans to life and build spaces that families will call home, where local businesses will innovate, serve and thrive, where the community can come together and enjoy all this beautiful island has to offer. 


At Buchanan Builders, we have a passion for people and are proud of the work we do that serves as a foundation for our daily lives; where we live, where we spend time with friends and family and where we lift each other up and celebrate all of life's best moments. These are the places we build. 

We hope to meet you soon and would love to help with your next project! Contact our team today if you have any questions or to request a quote. 

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