About Us

Bert Flexer is Founder and President of Georgia Coast Design and Construction. He is a licensed contractor in the state of Georgia and has been building fine custom houses for more than 35 years.


He has built numerous beautiful custom homes on St. Simons Island and in Brunswick, GA, and is the Southern Living Builder for St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Jekyll Island, and the rest of the Georgia Coast. In 2013, Flexer also was named Southern Living's builder representative in the Savannah, GA market.


Flexer specializes in Green Building practices, as well as the latest new home technology trends in building materials and construction techniques.


"I am very proud of my reputation here on St. Simons Island, Sea Island, and in Brunswick, and go to great lengths to try to end every job with a satisfied and happy customer."  -Bert Flexer


Bert's wife, Gail Flexer, is a licensed Realtor with Keller Williams Realty Golden Isles. She knows the local real estate market inside and out, and can recommend a variety of the best building sites. Our partners include some of the best local architects and home designers, interior designers, mortgage lenders, and real estate attorneys. Bert and Gail, along with our partners, form a powerful team and make Georgia Coast Design and Construction a turnkey, "one stop shop." We can literally handle your real estate and building needs from beginning to end.

All of Georgia Coast Construction & Design's houses feature cabinets that are custom made by local cabinet shops to the owner's specifications.  This includes the type of wood, the actual layout of the kitchen and baths, where there are drawer banks or cabinet doors, sliding or fixed shelves, the cabinet hardware, varied heights on the wall cabinets, designer vent hoods over the stove, and of course the cabinet finish.  We do all types of paint and stain, as well as various glazes.  The owner also gets to choose from many different styles of granite, as well as corian or silestone. 


Our carpenters are master craftsmen who are proficient in all types of creative and beautiful trim combinations.  Our interior design partners will advise you on everything from light fixtures, plumbing trim and flooring selections to wall colors and furniture arrangement.  All of our houses are prewired for sound systems, security systems and of course telephone and computer systems.  Our Low Voltage Professionals will consult with you ahead of time to be sure we put in these systems everything you might possibly need, not only now but in the future.


We also specialize in Green Building techniques.  We recommend foam insulation in the the attic and walls, and high efficiency dual zoned heating and cooling systems to make the house more energy efficient.  We also recommend gas tank less water heating systems that provide unlimited hot water, and high efficiency appliances.  We suggest vinyl clad wood windows that use insulated glass, are filled with argon gas, and coated with Low-E, to reduce the heat transfer through the glass.  They also never have to be painted on the outside so they are more maintenance free and environmentally friendly.