Our Vision, Our Goal

Trust & Transparency

We feel it’s our job as a custom builder to not only build a home that is beautiful and functional, but to also keep our clients educated throughout the process and build a relationship of trust along the way.

From day one you will receive immediate and direct access to all of the team members.
We are here for you, to manage the process for you, to walk you through the progress, and to do the right thing on your behalf.

We want you to enjoy the end result and we truly believe there is no other way to do it.

Our Team

Our most important assets are the individuals who make up our in-house team.

Each member brings a wide range of experience and expertise to the group which allows for us to consistently execute quality custom homes, paralleled with top-notch customer service. 

We enjoy being teammates and have worked hard to create an open-door culture of transparency, loyalty, and excellence.

Samuel Hjalmeby

Sam is the heart and soul of Samuel Construction Group. He’s had first-hand homebuilding and commercial construction experience for over 25 years, locally in Indian River County and the surrounding areas.  After years of perfecting his skills in operations and field management, he pursued his dream of company ownership.

As the Owner and Chief Executive of Samuel Construction Group, and as a graduate of the University of Florida’s, M.E. Rinker School of Construction Management, he has a comprehensive balance of educational expertise as well as practical implementation.  As a 3rd generation home builder and building contractor, his understanding spans not only generations, but continents as he proudly hails his Swedish heritage. The Swedes are recognized worldwide for their attention to detail, functionality, craftsmanship, and quality. Sam effortlessly upholds each of those characteristics and has the unique creative ability to ensure aesthetics and functionality are maximized within the design of your home.

He and his wife Robyn live in Vero Beach and have seven children.


Jennifer Peppers

Jennifer brings to the team more than 15 years of experience in the construction industry. Her knowledge includes contract management, permit coordination, residential land planning and development.

There is not one portion of a project that Jennifer is not engaged in.  As our Construction Manager, she supervises the full construction process from permitting to closeout.  She also handles management and coordination of the company’s administrative and marketing needs. Her attention to detail, organization, and quality help ensure Samuel Construction Group’s long-term success.

Jennifer is a born and raised Floridian, and an alumnus of the University of Central Florida.  She and her husband, Randall moved full time to Vero Beach in 2018.


Walt Cullen

Walt has been working in the engineering and construction industry for over 20 years. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a degree in Environmental Engineering. Walt’s construction experience spans a variety of industries including theme parks, resort hotel/timeshare construction and renovation, airport facility renovations, as well as tunnel excavation.

As our Project Manager, he collaboratively brings together a wide range of field experience to each of our projects. His ability to problem solve and multitask the different elements of a new home or renovation project are invaluable.

Walt has lived in Vero Beach with his wife Morgan for more than 5 years; they have three young children.


Catherine Sheetz

Catherine brings more than 10 years of construction management experience to the team. She graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in Construction Management and has worked both as Superintendent and a Project Manager throughout her career. She has had the opportunity to manage high end commercial projects, custom luxury yacht renovations, and interior tenant spaces.

Catherine’s value, as our pre-construction coordinator and estimator, is in the knowledge she gained from her previous roles. Her attention to detail, ability to understand the direct costs associated with constructing, organization, and superb communication skills enable her to quickly and accurately prepare our team and our clients for upcoming projects.

Catherine currently lives in Vero Beach where she also owns a small organic farm.

Joe Solderich

Joe’s resume includes over 30 years of home building experience. As a long time, journeyman carpenter, prior to becoming a superintendent, Joe brings a wealth of hands-on experience to this important role.

As our superintendent, Joe is responsible for overseeing project productivity. His responsibilities include monitoring of schedules, supervision of carpenters and subcontractors, as well as quality control.

Joe, his wife Amy, and their three children relocated to Vero Beach in 2003 from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. 


Interested in joining our team?
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