Michael I. Kaufman

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Kaufman founded Kaufman Lynn Construction in 1989 with three employees, including himself. Since then, he has grown his company into one of the largest and most successful construction companies in South Florida with operations in North Carolina and Texas.

He has worked on and managed projects ranging from retail interiors and renovation projects to public safety buildings, retirement communities and corporate complexes. As President/CEO, Michael is focused on the company’s regional growth, client satisfaction and the company brand.

Michael is a member of many construction industry related organizations including the Construction Association of South Florida 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. He has been listed on Florida Trend magazine’s Florida 500 list and was named a 2020 “Power Leader” and an “Ultimate CEO” by the South Florida Business Journal.  Over the past 10 years, Kaufman Lynn Construction has received numerous Craftsmanship Awards from the Construction Association of South Florida, a dozen Golden Eagle awards for Quality Construction from Associated Builders and Contractors, awards from the Design Build Institute of America and a national award from ENR magazine as a “Best of the Best” top projects in the United States for the historic restoration of the Freedom Tower in Miami.

Michael serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, and is a board member of the FAU Foundation, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, The Executive Quorum and as a Trustee of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce.  He is a member of the United Way Tocqueville Society, the Florida Council of 100, and Broward Workshop.  He donates his time and support to several industry, community and nonprofit organizations including the George Snow Scholarship Fund.

About Kaufman Lynn Construction

Established in 1989, Kaufman Lynn Construction, headquartered in Delray Beach, Fla., has approximately 225 employees in Florida, Texas and North Carolina. The full-service commercial construction company has extensive experience in the following market sectors: Multi-family Housing, Office, Senior Living, Hospitality, Government/Public Safety, Education (K-12 and University), Healthcare, Self-Storage, Industrial, Parking Garages, Cultural, Recreation and Faith Based/Non-Profit. The award-winning firm is consistently ranked as one of the Top General Contractors in Florida and among the 400 largest contractors nationwide while also repeatedly cited as a Top Workplace by the Sun Sentinel.