Residential Building & Construction, Property Management
and Real Estate Brokerage

James P. Adkins of Adkins Florida Group is a Licensed Residential Contractor specializing in residential building and construction, property management and real estate brokerage in Bradenton, Florida.  At Adkins Florida Group we take pride in offering a quality product at a fair price. You’ll find our tailored and comprehensive contracting and construction management services for residential construction and renovations in Bradenton, Florida provide our clients with peace of mind that their project will come in on-time and within budget.

Our services include: new build, additions, kitchen & bath renovations, roofing, electrical, plumbing, flooring, doors, windows, swimming pools, concrete, masonry, carpentry, Hardie Board, stucco, pavers, landscaping, sod, irrigation and painting. Through our local partners we also offer architectural and engineering services.

Please click on the tabs above or our projects below for more information on some of current and past projects. References available on request.


James, Christina, Mark, Justin & Jim


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Never will you meet someone more passionate, yearning and able to do what he says and says what he does. James Adkins is amply capable of protecting your interests and goals. I insist you befriend his counsel and utilize his diverse talents and resources. I am as proud to know him as I am of him. You and he will be successful in your Real Estate, (and other), endeavors together.

Mark Barish

We just wanted to write and say thank you so much for all you did to help guide us through the recent purchase our new home.  It was a long and drawn out process for all of us, but you were always willing and able to assist whenever we called.  The many hours spent during the last 4 months was so worth it.  We are thrilled to be in our new place.

We appreciate your professionalism and gracious manner.  You went above and beyond the call of duty and we are grateful.  Thank you again.  Come by and visit anytime!

Steve and Sandra Cobb

Diane was very pleased with how the remodeling turned out and we are both anxious to get back to our Florida home to begin the furnishing phase. She said that you gave her tips where to shop for what we will need. I was thinking we could sit on the lanai and enjoy a cigar and a libation of some kind. I also wanted to thank you again for all of your help in making this happen. We appreciated your patience and advice while we were deciding on which property best suited our needs. Everything has fallen into place nicely, and now that I have paid a couple of utility bills and HOA dues I feel like the place is truly ours!

Sam and Diane Oakes

We just wanted to say thank you for all of your help with our recent purchase at Viscaya Condominium.  We flew into Florida from NYC and met with James Adkins in Longboat Key.  We all met for the first time, James was very friendly, professional, personable, and worked very hard to find us a place in our price range and with the all of the features that we desired. Everything worked out very smooth and efficient.  We closed on December 18, 2009, and James was so very kind to do the final walk through for us since we couldn’t be there. We would not hesitate to refer and use James Adkins again.

Dr. Steven and Angela Schiz

Jim and James were excellent in helping us find and purchase our home in Bradenton. Despite the slow and stressful process of buying a home in these times ,both Jim and James made it a more comfortable and reassuring experience with their cool headedness and experience.

Chris and Barbara

I have recently contracted James P. Adkins as my Realtor here in Bradenton Fl. I am very pleased with his style and persistence. In the last month we have shown the house numerous times. This is a much better result than my last veteran Realtor. The results have been so great that I have also put Mr. Adkins in touch with family members who have actually contracted him as a Realtor also. I am certain my family feels the same way as I do about this. Mr Adkins has always been on top of things and when a question is asked I get an immediate response. Mr. Adkins is energetic and technology savvy which really helps in this trying market. I would recommend him any and every time. He truly is a rising super star. With his professionalism and performance he has truly only scratched the surface of being the best in the business. I truly look forward to selling and buying real estate with Mr. Adkins in the short term and the future.

William Suarez

Thanks to all of you for such a successful auction today!  All of your follow up, marketing and communications helped to make this work so smoothly.  Mark, you would never have known it was your first time, beautiful!!

Julia ApplegateKeller Williams on the Water

Mary and I appreciated the extra care you exhibited in helping us to purchase our condo and then to assist in selling our home. In a market as tough as we have ever seen around here, we successfully managed to sell our home, with you attention to detail and very astute marketing methods being the edge needed for completion. We will be happy to recommend you to others in the future.

Bob and Mary Sutton

I can’t thank you enough for how easy you made our life after a foreclosure was looming.  You talked to us, introduced us to a fantastic attorney and went all out to sell our “investment” property. After listing the property, advertising it everywhere and holding several open houses, we feel that there was plenty of attention given to our little property. Although we felt the property was listed too low, you did your homework and were absolutely right-on with the price. Furthermore, you spoke with both lenders constantly, you brought 3 solid offers to us and the banks. I know that because this was a short sale the amount of paperwork had to be horrendous. You were in constant contact with us. Everything was effortless on our par; emails to keep us informed, conducting the signings online and most importantly not having to drive to the property. You made a very unfortunate situation easier to accept because we knew that you would get this done. Thank you so much for all your work. You and attorney David Agee are certainly people that we will recommend.

Carleen Gingras-Mueller

…I wanted to comment on Mark.  Very Very Very professional.  What a asset to you and to Keller Williams On the Water. It must make your job much easier with him.  he tried to Quell the dispute between seller (me) and buyer with her going on a rampage.  All worked out thanks to Mark.  It is a pleasure working the closings with him.  Looking forward to other closings.

Dennis Stahley

'You were so easy to work with and we need more agents who know what they're doing'

Kim Skinner
Licensed Title Insurance Agent
Real Estate Closer to Alyssa M. Nohren

James provided professional, dependable assistance in helping us find our home. He is a pleasure to work with, is very knowledgeable, resourceful, and matched prospective homes to meet our needs . He also provided valuable guidance on our offering price and saved us money. We were very happy with his support.

Ron Prete

We recently purchased a vacation home with the help of Andrew Haddad.  Since we were out of the country, Andrew was instrumental in helping us find and complete the purchase of a home to our specifications.  He was excellent to work with and went above his expectations in providing a successful transaction.  We would recommend Andrew to anyone looking to purchase or to sell because he truly looks after your best interests and will go the extra mile to ensure a happy client.  Thank you Andrew for everything you did!

Diana and Rezk

James Adkins is exactly the type of person who gets things done. He operates with high levels of energy that he focus on what needs to be done next! He is honest, fair and always dedicated to whatever the cause at hand may be. I feel that once he puts his mind to something you can expect results. All the times I have worked with James he was always an idea man who did not mind rolling up his sleeves and digging in. In my expierence he has always been nothing but competant, passionate, and extremely reliable.

Mike Asbury

“Thank you for finally getting rid of a property we’ve had for much too long. It was a pleasure working with you as well, and we look forward to working with you in the future again.”

Ben HechtSenior Asset Manage and Account Executive, American Residential Equities

Your friend Jim Adkins is quite a gentleman. It’s been a long time since I have come upon an honorable person in this “den of thieves” we work in...

Karen Pfeiffer

Seriously, I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome of these auctions!   I will always be a cheerleader for the Adkins Florida Group and the three of you! ” 

Julia Applegate, Keller Williams on the Water

James sold our condo in 3 weeks! He was energetic, honest, thorough, and responsive to our calls. He accessed a large professional network to bring in potential buyers. He also gave us contact numbers of other quality business people to help us prepare for our move.He really made things happen for us–all in a friendly and respectful manner.

Linda Parr

Thanks for a successful auction of our listing in Heather Hills Estates.  Your team did a great job from start to finish to make this as seamless as possible for all parties involved. The seller and buyer were satisfied with the outcome.  Pat and I were also impressed with the way the auction process works.  We will be certain to recommend to our sellers the option of an auction as it seems appropriate.

Steve Dennis

"I became aware of James Adkins when he purchased the house next-door to me that was in foreclosure. He renovated/updated it and made it attractive and sold it shortly after it was put on the market. All the neighbors were impressed. That's why I contacted him when I realized I could not update my own house and put it on the market for sale within the time period I needed. James looked at my house, said he was interested, suggested I get an independent appraiser, and then we negotiated the purchase price. He worked with his lawyer who was able to close within a short period of time. I am very pleased. This was perfect for my situation. James was professional, courteous, and trustworthy. I recommend him for whatever your real estate situation may be."

Candace C., Bradenton, Fl

The ARES Auction Group was great! Very professional and very helpful. I was new to this type of real estate option and they walked me through each step. They treated my Seller with great respect and patience and within 30 days we had a sale. Would definitely recommend ARES to others and will be happy to use them again. Good job guys!

Melanie JohnsonKeller Williams on the Water

Thank you for finally getting rid of a property we’ve had for much too long. It was a pleasure working with you as well, and we look forward to working with you in the future again.

Ben Hecht Senior Asset Manage and Account Executive, American Residential Equities

Thank you for your expertise in what you do.  Each of you has done such a spectacular job for the Sellers, which makes me look good.   James, you explain in wonderful detail why an auction works, so that we as Realtors feel confident we are doing the right thing in suggesting your services to the Sellers and then you follow through with expert marketing.  Andrew, you have such a sincere approach with people one on one, making them feel they are the only ones that matter in a crowd of other people.  And Mark, your sense of humor and fabulous timing literally brought the bidding back when it was about to stall and fizzle.

Seriously, I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome of these auctions!   I will always be a cheerleader for the Adkins Florida Group and the three of you!

Julia ApplegateKeller Williams on the Water

My husband and I were fortunate enough to stumble upon Jim and James Adkins several months ago.   We had them list 2 of our rental properties,  which sold in record time with little to no problems along the way.  They were both extremely professional and a joy to work with.  In the past 25 years, my husband and I have sold numerous homes, but none with the pleasure we had with Jim and James standing behind us.  We could not have asked for a more professional duo.  My sincere thanks for a job well done, Team!

Ter’e Lindsay

James, Lora, Eleanor and I thank you trememdously for the AWESOME job you did in making the deal for us in Flamingo Cay.  We love our new house!!! It couldn’t be more perfect and my mom, especially, is thrilled that we can now spend time with her while living on the same street, only 3 doors down.  It has been a true blessing that the house came to us and you really made it all possible!!! I know that collectively we struggled with the seller but you demonstrated the experience, dedication and expertise to help both sides work through the challenges and come to a suitable WIN-WIN situation for everyone.  That is what real estate is all about!  You are AWESOME!!!! Please let me know when you are in the area so you can come by for a visit. You are always welcome in our home! Thank you for everything

Bill, Lora and Eleanor