Our History

Generations  of Construction

Our story starts with a Lake County, Florida deputy sheriff with a passion and dream to work in construction by starting his own company. At 39 years old and married with four children, Emmett Sapp Sr. started from scratch buying and renovating homes in Lake County, Florida. With his wife Mary by his side, he grew the company through hard work, caring for his clients like they were family and always doing the right thing, even though sometimes it wasn’t always profitable. As the company grew so did the Sapp family. In 1975, Emmett Sapp, Jr. joined his dad in the construction business working in field operations to learn the construction business from the ground up. As decades of growth happened, Emmett Jr. began working in the operations side of the business and in 2001 became President and CEO of the company. Continuing the tradition of a family business Emmett Jr.’s wife Susan joined the firm in 1987 handling the financial side of the business. Today Emmett Sapp Builders is a multi-million dollar construction firm with offices in Florida and North Carolina. From one man. . . came a company that has helped so many for over a half century.

Emmett Sapp Builders is now GSB Construction & Development, Inc. For more than 40 years, the full service, family-owned, commercial and residential general contractor has been serving clients with excellence and integrity. That legacy will continue under the leadership of Dominic Giannini, a longtime employee of the firm. President and CEO of GSB Construction, Giannini will continue the commitment to providing superior quality project delivery.