Waterside Builders

Southwest Florida Is Our Home Too

With a multi-generational heritage in residential and commercial development and construction experience, company owner and president Mike Assaad brings valuable skills in the areas of community leadership, finance and investment, and general contracting experience to Waterside Builders. Born and raised in Naples, Florida, Mike attended Purdue University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Finance. Mike spent his early career learning from his father about development. He is a licensed general contractor and licensed real estate broker.

Mike started Waterside Builders in 1999, with a focus on bringing together the best talents in custom homebuilding craftmanship, award-winning architects and designers and customers who appreciate the very best in residential luxury. Today, Waterside Builders includes a team of professionals working together on every project with customer experience always at the forefront. Our boutique-sized company allows our clients the opportunity to get to know each one of us. From accounting to site supervision, our team is fully focused and working together to achieve best results.

Brad Harbin
Project manager

Brad has been with Waterside Builders since 2017. Brad enjoys the opportunity to build large scale, custom luxury homes in Naples with a focus on high end finishes and appreciates the trust and confidence that Waterside shows its employees. Seeing finished homes featured in magazines gives Brad a sense of fulfillment and pride in his work. Previously, Brad was a general contractor and owned a manufacturing company in Colorado and Wyoming for 20 years.

Scott Tackett
Project manager

Scott has worked with Waterside Builders for nine years, bringing more than two decades of experience in the construction building industry. Scott appreciates working with the group of professionals at Waterside and the family environment of a boutique company. Previously, Scott worked with BCBE, Creighton Construction and Development, and US Capital and Development. He holds a Class A GC license.

Ellis Cammons
Project manager

Ellis has worked with Waterside Builders for nine years and enjoys the challenge of building unique custom homes in the Olde Naples and downtown area. Developing working relationships with architects and designers allows Ellis to fully manage his projects and giving clients the best building experience. Previously, Ellis worked as a superintendent for Pulte Homes in the Southwest Florida residential home division. He enjoys boating and spending time with his wife and two young sons.

Mike Assaad
Owner and President

Mike started Waterside Builders in 1999, with a focus on bringing together the best talents in custom homebuilding craftmanship, award-winning architects and designers and customers who appreciate the very best in residential luxury. Today, Waterside Builders includes a team of professionals working together on every project with customer experience always at the forefront. Our boutique-sized company allows our clients the opportunity to get to know each one of us. From accounting to site supervision, our team is fully focused and working together to achieve best results.

Cristy Morris
Office Manager

Cristy brings over 17 years of administrative experience with Waterside Builders in office management, human resources, and accounting. She assists in the development and implementation of firm policies and procedures; manages and oversees the administration of HR policies, programs, and practices within the firm; she maintains accounts payable, receivables and monthly billing. Cristy has been a resident of Naples her entire life. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs, going on adventures and fishing.

Sean Rapp
Project manager

Sean brings over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry with custom home building and general contracting. Sean’s favorite part of working with Waterside is playing an important role in creating beautiful homes in Naples, Florida with some of the most talented designers and thoughtful clients. Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Sean has lived in Naples on and off for the past 18 years and spends his free time boating, learning about real estate, and playing with his new puppies.