Peggy Cornelius, owner of Cornelius Construction, is an amazing contractor. If you’re planning any remodeling, new build or garden/pool renovations, Peggy is the person! I can highly recommend her. She is extremely creative and makes sure the job is done right and on time! Call her for your next job!
— Linda A.

You and your wonderful staff were awesome to work with after a pretty stressful event. We’ll be calling you for ANY future fun projects.
— Julie

Bill & Bunny Morgan former residence, Oceanfront Atlantic Beach, FL


Since 1985 Cornelius Construction Company has built, designed, or renovated hundreds of homes in the Northeast Florida area, including the beaches. 

We have worked with some of the very best architects, including the much-loved and well known William Morgan, and Steven Harris ArchitectsAttention to detail and thoughtful consideration for the final vision allows for smooth working relationships and an excellent finished product.

Expertise in thorough design-build renovations allows our team of craftsmen to transform your home into a work of art. Creativity and years of experience as a builder allow us to make space and create beauty.

Current projects include both traditional and contemporary renovations for single-family homes and condominiums, as well as new construction. 


Owner Peggy Cornelius was named the Best Home Improvement Contractor in Folio Weekly’s 2019 Best of the Beaches issue.

Cornelius Construction homes have been featured in Metropolitan Home, Veranda, House & Garden, and European Elle Decor as well as on the cover of Progressive Architecture. Regional periodicals include Folio Weekly, Arbus Magazine, Water’s Edge, The Florida Times Union, and Jacksonville Luxury Living.

Peggy Cornelius

Cornelius Construction founder, Peggy Cornelius, was originally an educator and successful artist; 33 years ago Peggy followed her passion and began a new career as a builder. Inspiration from traveling, her art background and a continued, intense study of architecture and interior design continues to renew a love of building and renovating spaces for individuals, families, and businesses.

Community Involvement


  • Certified Florida State Building Contractor, license # CBC048967

  • University of North Florida, continuing education for Construction Licensing

  • Florida State University, BS, Education with minor in Fine Art

  • Graduate of Bishop Kenny High School