Big Tuna Construction delivers custom homes for locals and expats alike on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera.

Big Tuna Construction delivers custom homes for locals and expats alike on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera.BIG TUNA CONSTRUCTION boasts that it has all the building services its clients need to deliver jobs on Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas.

The company’s capabilities range from new construction, residential, commercial remodeling, renovation and swimming pools, among other things.

In 2007, Teddy Petty and Big Tuna Construction were called upon to construct a home and a garage with an apartment for a client. According to an online testimonial from a commenter with the online handle “Steve,” Petty and his brother, George, took 10 months to build the project. 

Quality Speaks Volumes

The owners had so much faith in Big Tuna Construction, they only visited Eleuthera every four to eight weeks to check in on construction. The owners shipped almost all the building products from the U.S., including the windows and doors for the project.

“[Petty] and his brother were first class and we had a great experience,” Steve said. “[Petty] handled everything, including dealing with duties, customs, etc.

“The project came right in on budget, and we highly recommend Petty as a builder as extremely quali ed with integrity.” Steve said.


Another satisfied client known by the handle “Stephan” described Petty as very knowledgeable and flexible back in 2007.

“I sketched a house on a napkin, and he delivered an awesome dream home,” Stephan said.

Another “Steven” gave praise to Teddy and his brother, George, who serves as the foreman on Big Tuna’s jobs. The home on Double Bay was delivered with all the details guaranteed and within budget.

“Most important he did exactly as promised and for the contract price, nothing hidden,” Steven said. “He cut no corners. His brother George works with him as the foreman of the crews – a great team.

“They have a very good reputation among locals and expats,” Steven added.

Along with his successful construction business, Teddy co-sponsors the AGC/Big Tuna of Governor’s Harbour men’s softball team. The team has been relatively successful as of late.

In 2011, the team won the Eleuthera Softball Association’s (ESA)five-game championship series over the Triple A Razorback in a three-game sweep, according to the Eleuthera News.

The victory sent AGC/Big Tuna to the National Round Robin competition in New Providence, Bahamas, representing Eleuthera, according to the Eleuthera News.

Big Tuna made it to the ESA series once again in 2014, this time losing to AGC Jets 11-4 to lose in a four-game sweep.