Meet the staff of Barth Construction

Phil Barth

Meet Phil Barth

President

I would like to welcome you to Barth Construction and tell you a little bit about myself. I was born and raised here in Vero Beach and I am a graduate of Vero Beach High School. During my summer breaks, I would work with my father in construction in Cape Cod and in Vero Beach. After graduation, I attended the University of Florida, where I studied engineering and received a Bachelor Degree in Building Construction in 1975. That same year, I obtained my Florida Certified General Contractor’s License.
My first career job was with Fluor Engineering and Constructors in Los Angeles, where I worked as a cost and scheduling engineer. After that I was assigned to a Grass Roots Oil Refinery located in Esfahan, Iran. I remained on site from 1976 through completion of the project in 1978. After our time in Iran, my wife and I traveled for 3 months through India and Southeast Asia. Upon returning to the States, I worked for Kaiser Engineering on a Taconite Plant Renovation in Silver Bay, MN.
Growing tired of the cold weather, we moved back to Vero Beach in the summer of 1979 and I began working as a Project Manager for Croom Construction. I worked there for the next seven years, before establishing Barth Construction, Inc. in 1987.
Since opening our doors in 1987, I have managed the construction of numerous, high-end custom homes on the Barrier Island, as well as commercial projects in Indian River and St. Lucie counties.
My wife, Allyson, and I have been married since 1976 and have two children. My daughter, Kelley, works at the Indian River Medical Center, and our son Matthew now works here at Barth Construction. I love to travel and I enjoy fishing, motorcycles, sailing, sporting clays, and watching the Florida Gators! Go Gators!

Contact Phil Barth at 772-778-3072 ext. 11

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Matthew Barth

Matt Barth

Project Manager

Born and raised in Vero Beach, and being around construction most of his life, it isn’t a shock that Matthew Barth pursued a career in construction. After graduating from Vero Beach High School in 2003, Matthew earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Building Construction Management from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville in 2007.

After graduating, he joined Clark Construction Group, LLC on a large project based in San Antonio, TX. As the Assistant Project Manager, he worked on a 1.7 million square foot parking garage at the San Antonio Military Medical Center. After completion, Matthew moved to Chicago with Clark Construction where he worked as an estimator. He was a part of several winning awards. All of the experience attained working for Clark Construction, accompanied with years of growing up within the industry have led Matthew to where he is today. He is very happy to be back in his hometown of Vero Beach and looks forward to building on the Treasure Coast for years to come.
When he is not working, Matthew enjoys traveling, boating, fishing, snowboarding and outdoor sports. He's an avid sports fan and one item on his bucket list would be to attend a Liverpool Soccer game in England.

Contact Matthew Barth at 772-778-3072 ext. 12

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Jason Fykes

Jason Fykes

Commercial Project Manager

Jason's career in Construction began in 1996 working for MM Parish Construction Inc., located in Gainesville, Florida. He started in Preconstruction/Estimating department and progressed into Project Management. After graduating from the University of Florida in 1998 with a degree in Building Construction, Jason relocated to the central Florida offices of MM Parrish in Winter Haven. There he managed the construction of several large public school projects.

Jason then moved to Vero Beach and joined Barth Construction, Inc. in 2001 as the Commercial Projects Manager. He is responsible for preconstruction services and project management. He works closely with the owners, architects and engineers throughout the design and construction process.
Jason has been married since 2001 to his wife, Kelly, and they have three beautiful daughters. He is an active member of the Vero Beach Sunrise Rotary Club. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with my family and fishing.

Contact Jason Fykes at 772-778-3072 ext. 15

Recent Projects

Randall Fretwell

Randall Fretwell

Project Superintendant

With 25 years at Barth Construction, Randall is the most senior project superintendent and a true asset in establishing the company’s reputation for consistently exceeding industry standards. His ability to successfully complete large projects, his demand for perfection, and his vast array of knowledge and experience make him an invaluable member of the Barth Construction team. The company, architects and owners consider Randall to be one of the top superintendents on the Treasure Coast.
When Randall isn’t on the jobsite, you will most likely find him hunting, fishing, air boating or running his swamp buggies.

Contact Randall Fretwell at 772-778-3072

Maurice Meeks

Maurice Meeks

Project Superintendant

Maurice has recently returned to the Barth team. He spent many years with the company in the early 90s, and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the jobsite. He has a remarkable aptitude for building homes and this is reflected in his list of projects. Like all of our superintendents, Maurice has a reputation for completing projects on time and holds his subcontractors to the highest standard. We are glad to have Maurice back, he is an important member of the Barth Construction team.
When Maurice isn’t on the jobsite, you can find him fishing or on the golf course – but no talking about work!

Contact Maurice Meeks at 772-778-3072

Carl VanDyke

Carl Vandyke

Project Superintendant

Carl has been with Barth Construction since 2008 and has completed numerous high-end projects in Windsor and John's Island. With over 25 years of building houses under his belt, Carl is experienced and knowledgeable in all scopes of work. Carl delivers his projects on time and always has a great attitude, which is something we hold in high regard here at Barth Construction.
When Carl isn’t at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, visiting amusement parks and fishing.

Contact Carl VanDyke at 772-778-3072

Byron Smith

 Byron Smith

Project Superintendant

Byron is the newest addition to the Barth Construction team and he has hit the ground running. With one County Fire Station under his belt already, Byron is proving to be a real asset. Byron brings an abundance of construction knowledge and has a knack for rallying his team of subcontractors to get the job done on time! We look forward to many more years with Byron.

Contact Byron Smith at 772-778-3072

Marion Tupek

Marion Tupek

Financial and Office Administrator

Marion was born in Queens, New York and raised in Hauppauge, New York (Long Island). Her family moved to Vero Beach in 1974. Marion graduated from Vero Beach High School in 1979 and pursued a degree in Mid-Management for Business and Industry from Indian River Community College (now IRSC).

In 1980 while in college, she worked in the accounting department of the Ed Schlitt Agency, a real estate, property management, and insurance company. When the real estate and insurance divisions split into separate companies in 1983, she continued working in the insurance division, which is now known as Schlitt Insurance Services. In 1989, Marion took an opportunity to get into banking with a new community bank. At Citrus Bank, N.A. Marion worked her way up to Vice President until 2001 when they went through a merger and her position was eliminated. After taking a short break, Marion learned construction accounting and joined Barth Construction in 2004.
Marion and her husband live in Vero Beach and are raising two daughters, who keep them busy at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, with the Gifford Middle School Band, and Vero Beach High School Marching Band.

Contact Marion Tupek at 772-778-3072 ext 14