Our commitment

With a customer- focused, team approach, HW Contracting works with the client to develop the best possible construction plan that integrates the two most important aspects of the project, vision and budget. With extensive experience managing client expectations, Helton and Wagner capitalize on their long-standing industry relationships with designers, architects, engineers, vendors and subcontractors to deliver the highest quality of craftsmanship, resulting in lasting value for the client.


Who we are


Early in 2011, Peter Helton and Caleb Wagner were faced with a tough decision – leave the ailing construction industry damaged by the recession, or combine skills and resources to create a full service contracting firm targeting both residential and light commercial clients. One afternoon on Caleb’s back porch, HW Contracting began with the idea that there was still an opportunity for success in the construction industry. The key was to combine strengths, and develop trusting relationships based on a strong commitment to following through on their word.

HW Contracting is a general contracting firm based in St. Augustine, Florida. Helton and Wagner draw on their combined strengths and experiences in commercial, multi-family and residential construction to offer a wide range of contracting services. Remodeling projects include room additions, redesigned kitchens and bathrooms, custom cabinetry, flooring, fixtures. New construction encompasses residential and commercial projects such as new homes, office buildings and tenant build-outs. Exterior hardscapes include gazebos, decks, walkways, trellises, and arbors.

Peter Helton

Co-founder
HW Contracting, LLC.
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Peter’s primary focuses are on establishing business goals, strategic direction, contracts and to maintain the financial portfolio. He also performs estimating, pre-construction activities and quality assurance roles.

Peter is a licensed Certified General Contractor for Florida, a LEED-AP BD+C and is qualified in OSHA 30. Peter earned a Masters of Science in Project Management from Embry-Riddle.

He has extensive experience in quality processes, water management evaluation, continuous improvement initiatives and safety. Prior to HW Contracting Peter worked for LandSouth Construction, a multi-family builder based in Jacksonville, Florida. While at LandSouth Construction he worked through many leadership roles Superintendent, Quality Assurance & Safety Director and as interim Estimator.

Caleb’s primary focuses are on construction management, job site safety, information technology, and quality assurance. He also performs estimating, strategic planning activities, and has his Florida State Roofing License.

Caleb is a licensed Florida Certified General Contractor and Florida Certified Roofing Contractor as well as holding a Bachelor of Business in E-Business Technology from Stetson University. He has extensive experience in construction field operations and management. Prior to HW Contracting Caleb worked for LandSouth Construction, a multi-family builder based in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. While at LandSouth Construction he was the Construction Superintendent on numerous projects where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations and the management of a team of assistant superintendents that oversaw the projects. Before joining LandSouth Construction, Caleb worked for Williams Construction as a foreman where he learned most of his hands-on construction skills.


Caleb Wagner

Co-founder
HW Contracting, LLC.
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