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Planning and Building Dreams

L.H. Tanner Husband-Wife Team Beautify Brevard – By Lee Nessel
Walk through the doors of L.H. Tanner Construction and you’re greeted with a smile. That’s because Lawrence and Holly know you’re walking in with a vision. The husband-wife team has been making dreams come to life across the Space Coast and throughout eastern Florida for 20 years. They have beautified residential interiors/exteriors including constructing additions and garages. They have improved all types of commercial space including healthcare, institutions, restaurants, gyms, and even an escape room. They build government projects, all types of site development and infrastructure, and marine construction.


L.H. Tanner makes things straightforward for clients with their design-plan-build methodology — they have one place to go and one team to deal with. The company’s streamlined capabilities as both designers and builders offer clients significant savings in time, labor and materials, while the company’s in-house team of trade specialists adds even more efficiency and cost-savings to the building process.

“It’s a one-point contact, while the plans are being completed we are also estimating the project and keeping their budget in mind,” Holly Tanner said. “A lot of times, people will find out… that they cannot afford to build what was drawn. We embrace our business philosophy of seeking the same value for our client’s dollars as we would our own. Our company motto is ‘Building Value that Lasts.’”

L.H. Tanner prides itself on developing personal relationships with clients — listening to their needs and wishes — and maintaining good communication throughout the process, while minding good construction practices and budget.

Notable clients have included Palm Bay BMW Motorcycles, the town of Palm Shores, Club Performax, Escape Room Entertainment and New Beginnings Ob-Gyn.

Lawrence Tanner comes from a family of contractors and began L.H. Tanner Construction in 1997. He assisted his parents in building several custom homes in the Lake Washington area. A master carpenter, he has experience in building with most materials and settings.

Holly still is a practicing physical therapist in addition to running the construction business. Keeping with the eclectic theme, the company headquarters also houses a recording studio, in which Lawrence wrote songs as lead singer in bands. He said he plans to finish them “eventually.”

Michelle Salyer hired L.H. Tanner to remodel her master bathroom and dining room/living room area at her Rockledge home. She raved not only about the beautiful outcome, but also of the smooth design-plan-build process. Lawrence designed the rooms himself, eliminating the need for an outside designer.

“(The details) proved that Lawrence went above and beyond to provide added value, not just to meet the minimum requirements of the job,” Salyer said. “Our entire experience with the L.H. Tanner crew was extremely positive and I trusted them completely. Each of them became like a second family to us, and we have remained friends with the Tanners and their staff ever since. I was actually sad when the project was complete!”

Homegrown Curb Appeal – Florida Today

– Lake Washington builder remakes a site of illicit cultivation into a warm, family home.
Spaces featured our personal house where we purchased a house that had formerly been a marijuana grow house located in a very nice neighborhood. We remodeled it into a custom home with elegant features that we have enjoyed raising our family in.

Healing begins at Home – Florida Today

– Community creates vibrant haven for recovering teen, family in Rockledge.
L.H. Tanner Construction had the privilege to participate in a grass-roots project that completely renovated a home for the Menswar family in Rockledge, Florida. The Menswar’s 15 year old son had been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome and he had been hospitalized for 260 days. When the community heard that Theo was coming home, a grand homecoming was planned including a complete home makeover for the Menswar family so that all of them could enjoy a comfortable and clean environment. It was an experience we will never forget.

Shop Owner Home, At Last – Florida Today

– Consigned furnishings nestle in Melbourne renovation.
Spaces featured the home of one of our clients. In the article, Rossette and her husband called upon the services of Lawrence Tanner of L.H. Tanner Construction to remove an awkwardly positioned fireplace and better utilize the space taken up by an ancillary porch to create a more spacious family room.

Front Door Decor – Florida Today

– Designers chime in on entryways.
Spaces featured different doorway designs and the recommendation from L.H. Tanner Construction stated that one should consider replacing it with a decorative door or door/window combination. Stucco banding around the doorway and outdoor lighting are other ways to add design touches to a doorway.

Estate Home A Hidden Treasure – Florida Today

– Melbourne house on secluded road surrounded by oak trees, luxury.
The real estate section of Florida Today featured a custom home located at 3905 Hidden Oaks Lane in Melbourne that was built in 1992 on a 2-acre estate that had been built by the Tanner family.