ELEV8 Demolition is a leading demolition company for residential and commercial projects. We service clients throughout Northeast Florida and are headquartered in Jacksonville. We take great pride in providing the best service in the business. Here are the times we have hit the news.

Emergency demolition of fire ravaged Jacksonville apartment block begins

American contractor Elev8 Demolition has begun emergency works to dismantle an apartment complex in downtown Jacksonville, Florida, after a fire tore through the newly-built structure just days earlier.

The fire at Rise Doro complex, a wooden-framed structure comprising 247 residential and mixed-used units, broke out on Sunday 28 January (2024).… Read More

Jon and Ben Pfotenhauer: Making sure the job is always done right

In 2018, ELEV8 Demolition started with a dump truck, piles of dirt and a dream.

In 2024, it is emerging as a leader in its industry in Northeast Florida. Owners, operators and brothers Ben and Jon Pfotenhauer say they strive to raise their company profile by razing more area structures… Read More

Demolition of the burned-out RISE Doro apartment building began Friday morning, February 2, 2024 after the under construction building in Jacksonville's sports and entertainment district caught fire Sunday, January 28th, only weeks away from opening to renters. Credit: Bob Self/Florida Times-Union

Florida Times Union: Times-Union staff photographers share their best from February 2024

Demolition of the burned-out RISE Doro apartment building began Friday morning, February 2, 2024 after the under construction building in Jacksonville's sports and entertainment district caught fire Sunday, January 28th, only weeks away from opening to renters… Read More

Crews prepare the perimeter around the burned-out RISE Doro apartment building Thursday to begin the demolition of the gutted structure. The complex in Jacksonville's sports and entertainment district caught fire Sunday, only weeks away from opening to renters. Credit: Bob Self/Florida Times-Union

Florida Times Union: The $1 million demolition of fire-damaged RISE Doro building has begun

The weeks-long demolition of the fire-damaged RISE Doro apartment building began Friday but the city has not yet determined when it will be safe for nearby businesses Manifest Distilling and Intuition Ale Works to reopen.

The city moved quickly to review and approve a $1 million permit Thursday for the emergency takedown just days…Read More

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CBS 47: Highlands Elementary School being demolished to make way for new school building

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Say goodbye to the old Highlands Elementary School!

Duval County Public Schools shared video last week showing the demolition work underway.

The plan is to build a new 98,000-square-foot school to go in its place.....Read more

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daily record: Historic Ford Motor Co. assembly plant is demolished

The historic Ford Motor Co. plant is demolished.

ELEV8 Demolition took down the 98-year-old former factory in the riverfront Talleyrand area near Downtown for owner Amkin Hill Street LLC.

The city issued a permit June 12 for the dem...Read More

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Daily Record: City issues permit for almost century-old Ford plant demolition

The historic Ford Motor Co. plant is cleared for demolition.

The city issued a permit June 12 for ELEV8 Demolition to raze the 98-year-old former factory in the riverfront Talleyrand area near Downtown.

Amkin Hill Street LLC owns the property at 1900 Wambolt St., near JaxPort’s Talleyrand Marine Terminal.

ELEV8 will demolish a....Read more

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Ford Authority: PERMIT ISSUED FOR FORD MODEL T ASSEMBLY PLANT DEMOLITION

As Ford Authority reported last October, the old Commodore Point plant in Jacksonville, Florida – which produced the Ford Model T and was in operation from 1924-1932 – is set to be torn down, despite some efforts from the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission to stop that from happening. Ultimately, the old Model T plant has deteriorated to the point where it was determined...Read More

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Daily Record: Crew demolishes Capt. Sandy Yawn’s building in LaVilla

Despite neighborhood opposition and efforts to delay, demolition crews razed a more than century-old building in LaVilla owned by Bravo TV personality Capt. Sandy Yawn.

Workers with contractor ELEV8 Demolition were on site March 29 taking down the remaining exterior walls of two-story, 109-year-old structure at 618 W. Adams St. to clear the way for....Read more

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Daily Record: Morocco Shrine Center down to debris

The Morocco Shrine Center is rubble.

Demolition began Feb. 1 and all that remained March 3 was a pile of debris that was being hauled away.

Contractor ELEV8 Demolition tore down the structure and is removing...Read More

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Demolition begins on historic Hotel Putnam in downtown DeLand

Demolition work on downtown's historic Hotel Putnam began Monday morning.

City officials, locals and passersby watched throughout the morning as a crew with Elev8 Demolition, the Jacksonville-based company hired to take the building down, got to work....Read more

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Permit issued to demolish Capt. Sandy Yawn’s Downtown building

Citing permission after historic review, the city issued a permit Feb. 9 for TV personality Capt. Sandy Yawn to demolish a more than century-old building she bought Downtown.

Contractor ELEV8 Demolition will demolish the structure at 618 W. Adam St. The permit shows a project cost of $24,000...Read More

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Demolition begins on Morocco Shrine Center in Jacksonville

At the Morocco Shrine Center in Jacksonville, Fla. The Klotz Group of Companies and KABR Group begin demolition of the former active Morocco Shrine Center, a city landmark for 36 years and one of JacksonvilleÕs iconic fixtures. The building is being torn down to make way for the new...Read more

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City Issues Permit to Demolish the Closed Henderson’s, Gold Club

ELEV8 Demolition has been issued a permit to take down a 40-year old building that was a nightclub and restaurant on the Jacksonville Aviation Authority property. The property is currently gated and does not have public access...Read More

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Demolition Begins of Landmark Downtown Restaurant River City Brewing Co.

The River City Brewing Co. restaurant, which has been closed since July 18th, 2021, has been torn down by crews with ELEV8 Demolition...read more

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Demolition Sought for River City Brewing Property

Demolition is looming for a two-story building at 835 Museum Circle. The permit shows that ELEV8 Demolition will demolish 22,148 square feet of enclosed space...read more

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Northeast Florida's 2022 Top Contractors

This is the annual Top Contractors edition of the Jacksonville Daily Record. ELEV8 Demolition made the Northeast Florida top contractors list...read more

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Arlington Wawa Site Being Cleared

The city issued a permit for ELEV8 Demolition to demolish structures and parking lots so the Wawa’s new Arlington site can be cleared...read more

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Demolition Approved for Closed Westside Adventure Landing park

The closed Adventure Landing in West Jacksonville has been approved for demolition. It is being converted into parking for a nearby Amazon delivery station...read more

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Culver’s Clearing Site in Regency

A permit has been issued by the city for ELEV8 Demolition to tear down a closed Culver’s restuarant and remove the parking lot in Arlington...read more

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Last Call at Kartouche Nightclub

The Kartouche nightclub has been cleared to be demolished. Materials from the 106-year old building are to be recycled...read more

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No. 25: ELEV8 Land Clearing & Demolition

Elev8’s page on the top contractors list with information about our success...read more

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