About Us

ARVANI BUILDING WORKS, LLC is a Florida Certified General Contractor specializing in new construction, renovation and remodeling of luxury residential & commercial projects. With decades of experience building world-class custom homes, luxury condominiums, office/retail, restaurant and hospitality in Greater Miami’s most prestigious communities and elsewhere, our team is ready to help you realize your vision.

At ARVANI BUILDING WORKS, LLC our philosophy is simple:

  • Pay close and full attention to our clients’ questions, ideas and unique needs.
  • Provide unparalleled personal service, superb craftsmanship, and meticulous attention to construction details.
  • Use the most highly skilled, quality oriented and cost effective subcontractor.
  • Complete projects on budget and on time.
  • Make the entire construction process a pleasant and trouble-free experience for all clients, from conception to completion.

NIKOLAS ARVANITOPOULOS, Principal  Qualifier, is one of South Florida’s most outstanding contractors and developers. Widely known and respected for his talent, honesty, integrity and dedication to quality, he brings decades of experience to every project he undertakes.


Nikolas Arvanitopoulos

Principal, Qualifier

In his early years, Nikolas was influenced by the magnificent architecture of his native Greece, as well as his father and grandfather, both of whom were also contractors. As a young boy, he began helping his father and by his teenage years, he was already working as a craftsman. By age 21, he was president of a company that built high-rise, multi-million dollar commercial construction projects. Through early projects such as resort hotels, shopping centers, office buildings and retail stores, he developed a proven track record as a reliable builder who could meet high expectations with impeccable quality, on time and on budget.

In 1990, Nikolas formed a joint venture to develop the first spec, high-end house in Cocoplum, Coral Gables, acting both as developer and general contractor. The house was built and sold for $1.5 million in record time, leading more and more wealthy clients and celebrities from North and South America, Europe and Asia to hire Nikolas as their builder. Between 2002 and 2008, Nikolas expanded internationally, developing multi-component destination resorts that included a large high-end residential component with 1,000 units.

Now, with nearly 30 years of project and construction management experience, Nikolas’ vast expertise and successful track record – both in South Florida and internationally – is unparalleled. Award-winning, renowned Miami architect Robert C. Wade, once said, “We associate only with those very few top-of-the-line contractors who meet our high standards of excellence. Nikolas L. Arvanitopoulos meets those standards.”

Whether building, renovating or remodeling luxury, world-class residential & commercial properties in exclusive South Florida locations such as Fisher Island, Star Island, Indian Creek, La Gorce Island, Aventura, Coral Gables, Gables Estates, Pinecrest and more, Nikolas has earned the trust and respect of discriminating homeowners as well as discriminating clients and industry professionals – no small feat. We invite you to read testimonials from our many satisfied clients and industry partners.


Nikolas is a Florida Certified General Contractor who studied construction and project management at Miami-Dade Community College and the University of Miami. Also trained as a commercial multi-engine pilot, Nikolas is a former member of the Board of Trustees and Foundation of Villa Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

A long-time patron and supporter of the Miami City Ballet and New World Symphony, he was a member of the Coral Gables Rotary Club through which he met billionaire real estate developer Ken Behring, founder of the Wheelchair Foundation. During 2001, Nikolas provided funding and personally delivered 250 wheelchairs to handicapped children in Athens and Volos, Greece, and for several years afterward, accompanied Behring in delivering wheelchairs to people in countries around the world.


State of Florida Certified General Contractor – License # CGC 1521207