MEET OUR FOUNDER: Marty Applebaum

Marty started working in his father’s building maintenance and repair business in
St. Louis, MO when he was very young. He started as a “helper” on crews to eventually handle small plumbing, electric, carpentry and mechanical service jobs.

After attending the University of Miami, Marty worked in the asphalt and concrete industry here in South Florida. Once again, he started working with the crews learning the business from the bottom up: asphalt paving, sealcoating, ADA striping, pervious concrete, and concrete ramps. Moving from the crews to production supervisor, and then to sales and management, Marty has helped property managers and owners, tenants and landlords throughout South Florida improve the integrity of their asphalt investments.

Marty obtained licenses in asphalt sealcoating, asphalt & concrete paving, and drainage from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties, then obtained his General Contractor’s license from the State of Florida.

He gained nearly 40 years of experience and founded M. A. Construction Group; a family operated business specializing in parking lot improvements (both asphalt and concrete), tenant and warehouse improvements, general construction and building repairs.

He often teaches classes (free of charge to our clients) offering property managers continuing educations classes. He is certified through the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation to teach two classes for professional development:

  1. Introduction to Concrete Pavement
  2. Introduction to Asphalt

Because of his excellent reputation and tremendous industry knowledge, Marty has locally served as an expert witness.

His son, Ian Applebaum, joined the business several years ago and their efforts have turned the construction company into a highly regarded and reputable organization.

Here are the reasons why our customers keep sending us their construction projects:

  • Licensed & Insured General Contractor
  • Professional Reputation
  • Friendly Customer Service
  • Industry Knowledge
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Industry Knowledge
  • Over 40 Years’ Experience





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MEET OUR TEAM AND THE HEART OF THE COMPANY

Martin Applebaum

President & CEO

Martin Applebaum

President & CEO

MARTIN HAS ONE UNDERLYING PHILOSOPHY: "Treat Every Project As If It’s His Own"


Ian Applebaum

Sales Manager

Ian Applebaum

Project Estimator & Manager

With a business degree from Florida State University, Ian joined the team in early 2018 and brings his charisma and charm to the group. With a strong customer service background and being formally trained in the hospitality industry by the Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons, Ian brings high standards to the organization. He is a valued addition to the organization.


Jonathan Palacios

Production Manager

Jonathan Palacios

Project Manager

Jonathan joined the M.A. team in late 2018 as our Project Manager. He brings a wealth of facilities maintenance knowledge to the team. As a graduate of Florida International University, he has gained tremendous general construction knowledge at commercial real estate management companies. He is a strong asset to the team and contributes greatly to coordinating our tenant improvement projects.


Marleen Applebaum

Business Manager

Marleen Applebaum

Business Manager

A graduate of American University in Washington DC where she studied Advertising and Marketing. With over 25 years in the construction industry, she brings her strong Marketing skills to the group with her “get it done” approach. She is a believer in long term customer relationships and strives to make your experience with
M.A. Construction a positive one from start to finish.