Our Team 


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. We work with world class sub-contractors and vendors to provide the highest quality products and services.

Honesty, integrity, and attention to detail 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. 


Building your dream home should be an incredible experience and our team is here to help you every step of the way. From pre-construction and budgeting to design, logistics and everything in between, you will work one on one with our project manager to bring your vision to life. 


As a family owned and operated business we work with clients just like family, providing insight from our 35 years of experience, building tips & tricks that we have learned along the way and providing support through the entire building process. 

Learn more about our team and reach out today with any questions or to request a quote! 

Clayton W. Buchanan III

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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. He worked hard to obtain his General Contractors License and founded Buchanan Builders Inc. in 1987. 

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. 

"I have built many different types of homes and projects. Each construction process is unique and has its own set of challenges. I enjoy working with owners to find custom solutions that best suit their needs. Some of our best work has been brought to life through problem solving. At the end of the day, I appreciate architecture and craftsmanship and I am proud of the work we do." 


Liba  Buchanan


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Liba Buchanan was born and raised in Fernandina Beach before attending the University of Georgia to study Economics & Business. After graduation, Liba moved to Charleston, South Carolina where she followed her passion for helping others, serving the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as a Campaign Development Manager, leading large scale fundraising campaigns and events. In this role she honed her skills in project and volunteer management, working with hundreds of volunteers and managing logistics for year long projects and large events. After nearly 4 years raising funds to fight cancer with LLS, Liba moved back to her hometown to be closer to family and join the Buchanan Builders team in 2021. 

"I grew up in beautiful Buchanan Builders original homes and have many cherished childhood memories from each new or renovated home we lived in. After many years of admiring my dad's work, I am so excited to officially be a part of the Buchanan Builders team. I have always had a passion for architecture and design and am thrilled to utilize my obsession with organization and planning to help guide clients through every phase of the construction process. In my role, I get to work with clients one on one to bring their vision to life, ensuring that every detail of the project exceeds their expectations. I will be your go to girl for all things project management and can't wait to help you build your dream home or next project! When I'm not managing projects you will find me making charcuterie boards, with friends at one of my favorite local restaurants or relaxing at the beach. I love my hometown and being a part of it's development is a dream come true!" 

Sarah Becker


Sarah is a third generation Fernandina Beach native, leaving briefly to attend Northwestern State University in Louisiana to work towards her degree in Business Management and Accounting.  She has 26 years’ experience in her field. She works passionately to keep our office running smoothly and with precision. She has been with Buchanan Builders for 4 years and is an essential part of our Buchanan Builder’s Family.


“I’ve always had a passion for numbers & finance. Working with Clayton and Liba has made this position a joy to have. Living in Fernandina for 40 years and being able to watch residential and commercial construction beautify our island is a delight. In my position, I get to see each phase of a project develop and come to life from budgeting to the final customized reveal. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, baking, and painting. On a sunny day you can find me by the pool or rooting on my son’s college Baseball team. I love our island and am privileged to be a part of its development.”