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Call us today 352-228-4935 or 352-302-9655 (cell). Our residential and commercial new construction, renovation and addition experts will be happy to assist you with any of your needs. Thank you for your patronage.

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If you have any questions, would like a job estimate or would simply like to discuss an upcoming project for your home or busineess, please contact us using our secure form below.

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We may be contacted via mail at Papa Bear Construction, Inc., 8022 W. Gulf To Lake Hwy, Crystal River, FL 34429. Please call us or use our form below to contact our team. We look forward to hearing from you.


Papa Bear Construction

"Papa Bear" Jay Ruane is a Florida state-licensed commercial and residential building contractor. A resident of Citrus County for more than 25 years, Jay has been involved in all aspects of the construction industry. "Papa Bear" served as a helicopter crew chief aboard the USS Nimitz and the USS LaSalle, before returning to Citrus County.

The company got its name from his daughter - Kristin - who called him "Papa Bear" when she was little. She made him promise to name a future business venture "Papa Bear," hence the name, "Papa Bear Construction."

Jay currently has five different models of homes, and he is building them all over Citrus County. His unique designs set him apart from other builders. All phases of construction are supervised directly by Papa Bear; he does not use supervisors, so you can count on excellent service and personalized attention.

You can trust Papa Bear to build a quality home for you and your cubs.

  • Address: 8022 W. Gulf To Lake Hwy, Crystal River, FL 34429
  • Phone: 352-228-4935
  • Cell: 352-302-9655
  • Fax: 352-228-4944

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