Mike Gay and his wife, Maleana, are Jacksonville, Florida natives who have three
children and live on the Northside. Mike grew up playing little league baseball and
football for the YMCA. He played football for Andrew Jackson High, earned his
Eagle Scout badge, and graduated with the class of 1982. He then went on to play
football for Georgia Southwestern University.
Mike followed in his father’s footsteps by enrolling in the electrical apprenticeship
program with Northeast Florida Builders Association. Upon completing this
program, he obtained his State of Florida Electrical Contractor’s Certification.
Mike’s goal was to combine his love of sports with his trade by lighting stadiums
and ballparks. With a strong work ethic and determination, Mike’s goal became a
reality when he started his business, M. Gay Constructors.
Today, M. Gay Constructors has crews that perform work throughout multiple
states in the southern United States. M. Gay Constructors’ work can be observed
all over the City of Jacksonville, including the TIAA Stadium, Jacksonville Jaguars
indoor and outdoor practice fields, Veterans Memorial Arena, Jumbo Shrimp
Stadium, University of North Florida track and soccer stadium, and Jacksonville
University’s ball fields.
Mike is a devout Christian whose generous nature and work experience have
allowed him to volunteer overseas. He helped build churches and schools in
Guatemala, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Argentina. Through
Mission of Mercy, Mike helped fund orphanages and feeding programs in Calcutta,
India, and Cambodia. He also has visited and helped fund Christian Works in
Thailand, Hanoi, Saigon, Vietnam, and Seoul, Korea. Back home in Jacksonville,
he was heavily involved with Inner City Missions.
As a councilman, Mike brings a unique level of expertise acquired over 33 years
from working with city councils and numerous municipalities throughout the states
of Florida, George and Alabama. Mike has mastered effective budgeting and
project management. He also holds the following licenses/certifications: General
Contractor; Electrical Contractor; Underground Utilities; Crane operator; CDL.
As a proven successful business owner and father, Mike isn’t looking for a career
change. As a council member, Mike will fight to protect small businesses, taxpayers
and stop further financing our children’s futures by cutting habitual overspending and