SweetWater Team

Don Brewer

Don Brewer – Owner

As a founding partner of Coastal Reconstruction, Inc., now rebranded as SweetWater Restoration Inc., Don Brewer has nearly 40 years of construction industry experience. Since 1985, he has led the business, from its inception in Houston, to a full-service general contracting firm with offices in Florida and operations in 19 states.

Don has extensive knowledge and experience in wind, water, and fire restoration and holds a Class A general contractor license in 8 states.

The Missouri native always knew he wanted to be in the construction industry. His career began when he graduated from Park Hills, a building trade and union school in 1974. Like many newcomers in the field, his first job was as a carpenter’s apprentice. From there, Don steadily moved through ranks – becoming a journeyman, foreman, superintendent and finally a construction manager. Prior to forming Coastal (now SweetWater), he built restaurants for the McDonald’s Corporation, and owned his own framing and trim companies.

Don is married with three sons, Jake, Matt, and Ben, and has three grandchildren.

Jake Brewer

Jake Brewer – Director of Operations

Upon graduating from Florida State University in 2005 with a degree in business management, Jake went to work right away for his father Don. Now with 10 years’ experience in the construction industry, Jake functions as the companies Director of Operations, overseeing all day to day function of the business. Jake also holds a Class A general contractor license in Florida and Virginia.
Matt Brewer

Matt Brewer – Director of Field Operations

Matt went to work in the family business right out of school joining his father and older brother in 2007. Following in his father’s footsteps, Matt has an exceptional ability to understand the construction process and manage projects. After starting as a superintendent Matt now functions as the company’s Director of Field Operations, handling everything from construction management, to estimating and cost control. Matt also oversees the company’s emergency response and safety programs.
Ben Brewer

Ben Brewer – Director of Marketing

The youngest brother in the family, Ben, joined the business full time in 2012, after graduating from The University of North Florida with a degree in marketing. Ben has his hands in many different aspects of managing the family business. He works closely with the sales team managing all marketing initiatives and also handles IT related issues as they arise.
Ben Zeigler

Ben Zeigler – Account Executive

During college Ben worked for a custom builder in Banner Elk, NC. Upon graduating with a degree in Aviation Ben managed a flight school operations in Elizabethon, TN. He joined Coastal Reconstruction in 2006 in our Jacksonville office handling sales in North Florida. Over the last decade Ben’s experiences dealing with disaster related emergencies positions him as an expert resource on disaster recovery and building restoration. He regularly leads training seminars for various associations throughout the state. He specializes in both residential and commercial insurance loss mitigation, restoration, and rehabilitation with a great understanding of the construction industry as a whole.  For the most difficult losses, Ben has been hired by insurance companies as a property consultant to provide his professional expertise to the situation. Currently he over sees all sales for Sweetwater Restoration.

Ben has been invited to speak and lead seminars all around the state of Florida for associations such as the Florida Assisted Living Association (FALA), First Coast Apartment Association (FCAA), North East Florida Residential Property Association (NEFRPM), and Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) to name a few.  Ben also co-chairs the Jacksonville chapter of FALA, sits on the board as Community Affairs Chairman for IREM, and is part of the instructor team at FCAA’s CAMT maintenance training program leading others on Interior & Exterior Maintenance and Repair issues.

Ben is a proud member of and has served in the following associations:

  • FALA- served as the Northeast Chair for 4 years
  • FHCA- served in the Disaster Council for 3 years
  • IREM- serves as the Community Affairs Chair for the past 6 years-present
  • FCAA- has served on Maintenance Committee, Tradeshow Committee, and as a Maintenance Trainer