Process. Team. Execution.
Homes Built on Principles.

Homes Built to Last—Relationships Built to Last

For over 80 years, Ellish Builders has been dedicated not only to building homes but also to building relationships. Since we specialize in residential construction, the very nature of our business is personal; we’re tasked with crafting people’s personal sanctuaries, and, as such, we want each client’s experience with us to also feel personal. Our process is guided by seamless and open communication from before a project even begins until well after completion—because we believe that the key to a masterful custom-build is connecting with the people who entrust in us.

Born out of Legacy—Built for Your Legacy

The Ellish name brings with it a stamp of excellence rooted in decades of luxury development projects that continue to appreciate and be enjoyed by the children and grandchildren of our trusted clientele. As we enter our 87th year in the industry, led by our fourth generation of Ellish Builders, we operate by the very same ethos that has guided us since our inception—an unwavering dedication to impeccable service, exquisite workmanship, and to crafting the kinds of homes that become an integral part of our clients’ legacies. A multi-generational business that values family ties and lineage, Ellish homes are built to be woven into the fabric of the families who live in them—for generations to come.

For over 80 years, Ellish Builders has been dedicated not only to building homes but also to building relationships. Since we specialize in residential construction, the very nature of our business is personal; we’re tasked with crafting people’s personal sanctuaries, and, as such, we want each client’s experience with us to also feel personal. Our process is guided by seamless and open communication from before a project even begins until well after completion—because we believe that the key to a masterful custom-build is connecting with the people who entrust in us.

Born out of Legacy—Built for Your Legacy

The Ellish name brings with it a stamp of excellence rooted in decades of luxury development projects that continue to appreciate and be enjoyed by the children and grandchildren of our trusted clientele. As we enter our 87th year in the industry, led by our fourth generation of Ellish Builders, we operate by the very same ethos that has guided us since our inception—an unwavering dedication to impeccable service, exquisite workmanship, and to crafting the kinds of homes that become an integral part of our clients’ legacies. A multi-generational business that values family ties and lineage, Ellish homes are built to be woven into the fabric of the families who live in them—for generations to come.

A Generational Company Building for Generations to Come

Ellish Builders has been a leader and innovator in homebuilding and community development since 1936 when Alfred Ellish began by building homes in upstate New York. Admiring his father’s workmanship and learning the craft himself, Alfred’s son, Mort Ellish, brought the family business to South Florida with a vision to expand Ellish Builders and to someday work alongside his own son. In 1979, that dream was realized when he brought his son and Alfred’s grandson, Ron Ellish, on board; with building in their DNA, the three generations came together to uphold the values of fine craftsmanship and old-world service that Alfred had established decades before. Ellish Builders became known and trusted as one of South Florida’s premier custom homebuilders.

Today, and now in its fourth generation, the company is led by the father-son team Ron and Matt Ellish, a forward-thinking visionary partnership in the luxury residential sector. Honoring his grandfather and great-grandfather’s legacies, Matt holds steadfast to the standards of excellence with which the Ellish name has always been synonymous and leads a company committed to providing a best-in-class luxury homebuilding experience.

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OUR TEAM

Ron Ellish

CEO and Chairman

Continuing the legacy of both his father and grandfather, Ron Ellish has been dedicated to innovative craftsmanship and quality construction since 1979. His respected projects, both in custom home building and community development, span across Palm Beach and Broward Counties and have changed the landscape of homebuilding in South Florida. Holding a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island and state licenses as a General Contractor and Florida Real Estate Broker, Ron brings a multi-faceted mastery to every building venture. He is the recipient of numerous industry awards and honors, including Builder of the Year multiple times, most recently in 2022, and is Past President of the Florida Homebuilders Association and the Gold Coast Builders Association.

“I build homes that I’d want to wake up in every day, homes that I’d want my children to live in—and their children too. It’s personal for me.”

Matt Ellish

President

Matt Ellish brings to Ellish Builders more than 15 years of real estate experience. After graduating from the University of Michigan Business School and the University of Florida Law School, Matt practiced real estate law in Miami before holding senior leadership positions including general counsel for two prominent South Florida development companies. With a nuanced understanding of development and acute insight into the South Florida real estate market, Matt brings his business acumen, entrepreneurial drive, and real estate passion to Ellish Builders where he is committed to delivering a premium luxury residential experience and product for decades to come.

“I’ve learned many lessons in life, business, and building from my father and grandfather; but having a front-row seat to their passion for what they do and for the relationships they forge with clients along the way—at the end of the day, that’s what I admire most.”

Joseph Blake

Construction Assistant

Abe Bobinski

Construction Superintendent

Jessica Ellish

Project Manager

Keyrsten Grant

Project Manager

Hayley Hummel

Project Manager

Wayne Massella

Construction Superintendent

Susan Miller

Office Manager

Fabian Perez

VP of Pre-Construction

Donna Spera

Controller

Donald Tracey

VP of Construction

Dan Willson

Construction Superintendent

Melissa Willson

VP of Design & Project Management

PRESS

September 20, 2023

The Real Deal September 2023

Ron Ellish lands $25M construction loan for Delray single-family home project

September 8, 2023

Ellish Builders Featured in SFBJ

National bank lends local developer $25 million to build luxury homes in Delray Beach

May 1, 2023

Boca Magazine April 2023

Let's Build Your Legacy Together. Featured on page 47.

March 10, 2023

Palm Beach Gardens Draws High-Profile Developments

Panther National developer Centaur Group recently sold six home lots for $18 million to custom homebuilder Ellish Builders.

February 27, 2023

Boca Magazine March 2023

Experience a custom-build process like no other with Ellish Builders. Featured on page 155

February 1, 2023

Ellish Builders Featured in SFBJ

Ellish Builders pays $18 million for lots in golf course community

January 31, 2023

PANTHER NATIONAL PRESS RELEASE

Panther National reaches agreement to sell six custom homesites to Ellish Builders in one of the largest sales for the development to date

January 1, 2023

Boca Magazine

Delray Ridge phase 1 sold out. Ellish Builders featured in Boca Magazine on page 155

November 28, 2022

1926 – The Magazine of The Boca Raton

2022 Issue No. 03 – Featured on page 58

September 12, 2022

The Sunny Side – Podcast

Ellish Builders President, Matt Ellish and CEO, Ron Ellish discuss Delray Ridge development project in East Delray.

April 13, 2022

Renovate or Build New – Expert Panel Discussion

Watch Ron Ellish and other real estate industry experts in a panel discussion on how to renovate or build new in today's real estate market.

March 9, 2022

Ron Ellish Awarded GCBA 2022 Builder of the Year

Ellish Builders is very proud that our CEO, Ron Ellish, was voted as 2022 "Builder of the Year" by his peers at the Gold Coast Builders Association (GCBA) awards.

December 11, 2021

Today’s Builder Television Show

Ellish Builders - first homebuilder in Palm Beach County, Florida to be featured by the nationally syndicated Today's Builder Television Show.

December 1, 2021

561 Faces – Boca Magazine

Ron Ellish featured in "561 FACES" article.

2021 Houzz Award

Ellish Builders Wins Best of Houzz 2021 Award

Boca/Delray Lifestyle Magazine

Ron Ellish Featured in “Who’s who in Real Estate”

Gold Coast Builders Association - 2020 GCBA Prism Awards Winners

Ellish Builders wins two 2020 Gold Coast Builders Assocaition Prism Awards. Gold Winner: Little Harbor Estates Silver Winner: St. Andrews Country Club

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

While our expertise is in building timeless estates, we also believe in building relationships with those who will call them home. Our clients and the friends, neighbors, and family they refer to us, are the core of our brand. We are deeply grateful that our work—and our name—continues to be trusted time and again.

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