ABOUT BLACK DIAMOND

JUSTIN HOWARD, LEED AP BD+C – President

Justin has over 19 years of experience in the Construction Industry including Commercial, Healthcare, Industrial, Institutional and Residential. From starting his career as a carpenter building homes to beginning his commercial career with one of the largest General Contractors in the southeast, Justin has had the opportunity to work in all facets of the Construction Industry including Carpenter, Foreman, Preconstruction, Field Operations, Development and Management. He helped build two divisions for his previous employer including their Warranty Division and their Quality Assurance/Quality Control program both regionally and nationally. With his strong focus on quality, lasting impressions and the client experience, Justin leads Black Diamond with a constant focus on “doing the right thing”. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Black Diamond and retains hands-on involvement in all projects as well as oversees the daily operations of the Company.

Educational Background

Bachelor of Science, Engineering & Management
Clarkson University
Potsdam, New York

Professional Affiliations

LEED AP BD+C
OSHA 30 HR Certified
Ambassador Club Member – Palm Beaches

JEFF ELSNER, LEED AP – Founder

Jeff Elsner graduated from the University of Florida in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He was employed by Florida Power & Light for over 15 years where he was the Manager of Facilities Management responsible for the operations, maintenance and construction of small projects for 600 sites and over 4 Million SF. Jeff joined Elkins Constructors from Jacksonville in 2000 to open their office in Palm Beach County. Jeff started Black Diamond General Contracting Inc in 2002 and grew the business by earning work from FPL, Pratt & Whitney & Sikorsky. Jeff is a Certified General Contractor, Licensed Real Estate Broker, LEED AP and has his OSHA 30 hour certification. He has been involved in several LEED projects. Over the tenure of the company, he has completed commercial, office, medical, industrial, retail & unique residential construction projects. Jeff retains hands-on involvement and is focused on retaining current Clients as well as seeking new Clients for Black Diamond General Contracting.

Educational Background

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Professional Affiliations

Certified General Contractor
Licensed Real Estate Broker
OSHA 30 HR Certified