About Us

WAO Builders Inc. is a Florida licensed construction company in Orlando. We are a design/build firm specializing in custom remodeling and new construction for both residential and commercial clients in Central Florida including Seminole, Orange, Brevard and Volusia counties.

With a focus on building energy efficient, water efficient, safe and healthy projects, it is our goal to be the builder of choice for customers looking for the latest green and aging-in-place (barrier free) ideas and technologies.

WAO Builders is dedicated to providing superior craftsmanship and unparalleled customer satisfaction. WAO’s commitment to excellence is reflected through the relationships it builds with its clients. The company’s statement of purpose is:
“To Build Lasting Relationships Through Honest Communication and Quality Craftsmanship.”

Meet Our Team

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William (Bill) A. Ockenden, CGR, CAPS, CGP President

  • Florida Certified Building Contractor (CBC1257295)
  • Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR)
  • Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS)
  • Certified Green Professional (CGP)

Bill has been crafting custom remodeling and new construction projects since 1986 giving over 30 years in the construction industry. In 2006, he founded WAO Builders Inc, and quickly established himself as an industry leader. Bill was elected by industry peers to serve as the 2011 Chair of the Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Metro Orlando after serving as Vice Chairman of the Council in 2010. Bill is also a member of the Green Building Coalition, US Green Building Council, the National Association of Home Builders, the Florida Home Builders Association, the National Aging in Place Council, and the Better Business Bureau.

Craftsmanship is second nature to Bill. He grew up in the Amish Country of southeastern Pennsylvania and was surrounded by and exposed to amazing craftsmen. Bill is passionate about partnering with his clients to deliver superior quality workmanship and maximum customer satisfaction.

  • CGPCertified Green Professional
  • CGPCertified Aging In Place Specialist
  • CGPBill Ockenden 2011 Chair of Home Builders Association of Metro Orlando Remodelers Council



  • National Association Of Home Builders
  • Florida Home Builders Association
  •  Greater Orlando Home Builders Association 
  • U.S. Green Building Council
  • National Aging In Place Council
  • Better Business Bureau