Michael Kaufman has been at the helm of Kaufman Lynn Construction since its inception in 1989 and built the company from the ground up. He has worked on and managed projects ranging from retail interiors and renovation projects to municipal and institutional complexes. As CEO, Michael is focused on the company’s regional growth and client satisfaction.
Michael is a member of many construction industry related organizations including the Construction Association of South Florida, Florida Council on Public-Private Partnerships and the Florida East Coast Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). As a testament to his business acumen, Michael was a Finalist for the prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Florida Award in 2012, 2013, and 2015. He was awarded the 2009 Excalibur Award – Palm Beach County Small Business Leader of the Year by the Sun Sentinel and a Lifetime Achievement Award and 2008 Ultimate CEO for Palm Beach County from the South Florida Business Journal. Over the past five years, Kaufman Lynn Construction received 18 Craftsmanship Awards from the Construction Association of South Florida, two Golden Eagle awards for Quality Construction from Associated Builders and Contractors and a national award from ENR magazine as a “Best of the Best” top projects in the United States for the restoration of the Freedom Tower.
Michael serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, the Boards of Trustees of the FAU Foundation and the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Tocqueville Society, the Economic Council of Palm Beach County, the Florida Council of 100, and Broward Workshop. He also donates his time and support to several industries, community and nonprofit organizations including the United Way of Broward and the George Snow Scholarship Fund.
Prior to establishing Kaufman Lynn Construction, Michael served as a project manager and estimator for Stiles Construction Company. He then became Vice President of Siegfried Construction in Delray Beach, running the estimating department and serving as senior project manager on multi-family, commercial and institutional projects ranging from $500,000 – $16 million. After serving as Vice President of Siegfried Construction, Michael became the co-founder, vice president and chief estimator for Haynes Kaufman Construction in December 1986.