Key West Architecture & Building Restoration

Looking to refurbish and restore your Old Town Key West-style balcony?  Do you own or care for a piece of history that needs preservation and maintenance along with a little elbow grease and TLC?

Fogarty Builders of the Keys is comprised of restoration craftsmen dedicated to the preservation of our historic architecture. We offer the knowledge and experience to reproduce and repair the elements that compose this architectural legacy of the Florida Keys.  Aside from a truly unique heritage, one reason the architecture here has remained so uniquely wonderful is because to change anything one must navigate the obstacles involved with restoring a historic building. We know and understand these bureaucratic processes, and can get your project through the Historic Architecture Review Commission (HARC) with minimal headaches or delays.  From the smallest guest cottage and the Classical revival temple homes to the storied Key West mansion replica, we have the expertise to preserve or reproduce the structure in its entirety while upgrading where desired to modern amenities.

True to Historic Key West Architecture

We love the huge variety of architecture found in our island home. Our restoration professionals have experience working with these Key West architecture staples:

  • Adding structural support to foundations, walls and roofs
  • Weatherproofing, siding and all exterior finishes
  • Decorative roof brackets, custom trim, gingerbread and finials
  • Paint Restoration of those bright Key West colors
  • Patio, porch and balcony reconstruction
  • Wood flooring and walls

Modern Interior Upgrading

As much as you may love your historic home, we all know that there are some parts of the home it’s best not to leave in its authentic, patinaed condition. We have experience upgrading and repairing many features of homes and commercial spaces:

  • Modern kitchen cabinets, fixtures and countertops
  • Energy saving  insulation and ventilation
  • Bedroom and Living Room additions
  • Impact Windows and Doors
  • Hurricane Code Compliance
  • Staircase Construction
  • Garage construction
  • Pool or Guest house construction
  • Roofing
  • Hardscape and Swimming pool design and installation
  • Flooring



We highly recommend Fogarty Builders for any home construction projects. We had four bathrooms redone and found the work to be very high quality. Chris is honest, dependable and sure to make the job is done right.

Mimi & Peter Hein

Chris Fogarty and his team did a complete renovation in 2007-2008 to our 1880’s Bahamas Village house in Key West. We could not have been happier with all of their work! READ MORE

Eric Nichols & Bill Averyt

We highly recommend Fogarty Builders of the Keys. Chris Fogarty and his team did an excellent job for us on multiple projects that involved electrical, plumbing, painting, carpentry, tiling, flooring, and more. READ MORE

Barbara & Larry

This was the first building project that I have ever completed on my own and I had no idea who to hire as a builder. Fogarty Builders of The Florida Keys came highly recommended to me and was very well respected by many people within the Key West community. READ MORE

Dr. Deborah E. Lippi