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MEMBERS in the Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association are not only award-winning professionals who take pride in building fine quality homes, they truly love Florida Gulf Coast living and are dedicated to maintaining this unspoiled environment

View their model homes and visit their websites and you’ll see why people call living in Manatee & Sarasota county “paradise.” Pristine white sand beaches; serene, lush landscapes; exotic tropical flowers; areas rich in history and culture; vibrant urban areas with exciting things to see and do. Our members build homes for the type of lifestyle you seek when you choose to live on the Florida Gulf Coast

Allegra Homes 
Building homes and communities since 1986, Rob Allegra and his team bring knowledge, guidance and integrity to each new home and remodeling project. Family owned and operated, Allegra Homes was created with a reputation of high-quality craftsmanship and a history of excellent customer satisfaction.

Anchor Builders 
Roy Dupuis founded Anchor Builders in 1989. Their mission is to build elegant custom homes for those who appreciate true quality and attention to detail not always seen in the competition. He builds a conservative number of homes each year which allows him to be personally involved with each homeowner throughout the building process and allows them to maintain our consistent high quality.

Arthur Rutenberg/Nelson Homes 
Building luxury homes since 1953, Arthur Rutenberg residences are known for outstanding beauty and craftsmanship and floor plans designed for gracious living. As the nation’s first franchisor of building companies, the firm partners with independent local builders to ensure that each custom home is designed to exacting Rutenberg quality specifications.

Arthur Rutenberg/RW Wilson 
Bob Wilson joined Arthur Rutenberg Homes as a superintendent in 1984 and several years later, he was running the company. Only three years after that, he was honored as the Arthur Rutenberg Homes Builder of the Year. As an independent franchise of Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Bob has built more than 400 homes throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties. His personal integrity, outstanding business practices and exemplary customer service earned him a special CEO Award in 2006. His franchise was honored in 2007 with the prestigious Gold Cup Award for the highest customer satisfaction rating. He and his wife make Sarasota their home. Bob builds in the upscale communities of Boca Royale in Sarasota County, The Islands of River Wilderness in Manatee County and on your own lot in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

Ashton Woods
Ashton Woods is one of the nation's largest private homebuilding companies, known throughout the industry for building homes with award-winning designs that inspire, and offering homebuyers a high level of personalization options. Recently named the #1 Most Trusted Homebuilder in America*, Ashton Woods is also the only builder to nationally utilize the Environments for Living Platinum Program, a program that certifies the energy efficient status of our homes. Explore our site and experience the excitement of becoming another satisfied Ashton Woods homeowner! 

Bruce Williams Homes 
A focus on detail and unyielding commitment to customer satisfaction has made Bruce Williams Homes the largest, locally-based home builder in Manatee County. 

CalAtlantic Homes 
With nearly 100 years of combined homebuilding experience, Ryland and Standard Pacific have merged to create CalAtlantic Homes. This monumental merger of two iconic homebuilding companies is a historic event, positioning the newly formed company as the fourth largest homebuilder in the nation. Carrying forward the strong legacies of Ryland and Standard Pacific, the newly formed company will operate in 41 major markets in 17 states from coast to coast. With a shared vision of innovative home design, outstanding quality and an unwavering commitment to true customer satisfaction, CalAtlantic Homes will be even better positioned to serve our customers and valued trade partners. Together, we are better than ever.

Cardel Homes 
Cardel homes don't just exceed standards – they set benchmarks. Our dedication to being originators in new home construction techniques is stronger than ever, and the thousands of families who come home to a Cardel every day can take comfort in over 35 years of homebuilding innovation. 

Classic Homes by Clayton
For over 35 years Duane Clayton, LEED AP has provided his expertise as a home builder. He works one-on-one with his customers to build their dream home. He also renovates existing homes and builds additions or outdoor living spaces.  As a state certified building contractor and owner of Classic Homes by Clayton, Inc. he personally assists in home site evaluation and selection, home design and oversees construction from start to finish.  Duane insists on forming a solid relationship with his customer, establishing open communication from the very beginning.  A trusting relationship between builder and customer is a must.

D.R. Horton 
At D.R. Horton we are committed to building high quality homes in some of the most pristine locations in Florida. Our designs include a wide range of energy efficient features and a robust warranty. Contact us today to learn more about our communities in the area and find the best place for you and your family.

Heritage Builders of West Florida 
Under the U.S. Assets Group umbrella is Heritage Builders, the finest home builder in Venice, Florida. This firm was created to deliver stylish and well appointed new Homes of Distinction at attainable prices. The talented team at Heritage Builders recognizes that each new home embodies its Owner’s success and refined taste. The firm’s associates provide thoughtful, comprehensive service at every stage of the new home buying and construction process. The result of this collaboration between builder and homeowner is a rewarding experience and a timeless new home.

Homes by Towne 
Homes by Towne® and their award-winning sales and construction teams carry on their proud tradition of providing customers with quality, exceptional design and value in every home they build and remain committed to their customers by offering exceptional homes with flexible floor plans that are value priced. 

John Cannon Homes 
John Cannon builds luxurious, custom homes on the Southwest coast of Florida. The company has built over 1,000 luxury custom homes in more than 100 of Southwest Florida's most prestigious communities. Since its inception in Sarasota, John has expanded his home-building craftsmanship to include Manatee, Charlotte, and Pasco and Hillsborough counties.

KB Home
We want to build you the home you've always dreamed of. The home that's been coming together in your imagination for years. The backdrop of your future memories. And we want to build it well, at a price you can afford. This is the idea that has driven our work since 1957, and the reason we set our standards high. During construction, we use dependable building materials and implement a building process that features a number of checkpoints and inspections. And we offer a 10-year limited warranty to give you peace of mind (see KB Home Limited Warranty for full details). We're not satisfied until you feel your experience has been a 10. It's all part of KB Home's everyday commitment to providing quality homes and outstanding customer service.

Lee Wetherington Homes 
Since 1974, this award-winning Florida firm has been designing and building high-quality single-family homes and custom residences in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, including the Bradenton and Venice areas. 

Legacy Builders on the West Coast 
Legacy Builders will build your one-of-a-kind home from the ground up with all the details and amenities you desire. We are dedicated to exceeding your building expectations through flexibility, service and professional project management. Our services range from design, site selection and permitting through construction and landscaping. Spectacular living spaces are a hallmark of Legacy Builders. We are also well versed in the latest earth-friendly, green-building technologies as well as other energy saving and environmentally friendly options. We believe in building green wherever possible.

Lennar Homes 
Lennar Corporation, founded in 1954, is headquartered in Miami, Florida and is one of the nation’s leading builders of quality homes for all generations. Lennar builds affordable, move-up and retirement homes in Communities that cater to almost any lifestyle – such as urban, golf course, Active Adult or suburban Communities.

London Bay Homes 
Recipient of an America's Best Builders Award in 2008, London Bay Homes has been building luxury homes in Southwest Florida for almost two decades. Their custom residences --whether beachfront, golf course, private club or urban locations – all feature exceptional design, exquisite detail and superior construction. 

LWR Communities 
Seven villages, from townhomes to custom estates, where families become neighbors, neighbors become family and everyone enjoys a sense of community. You'll find all of this and more at Lakewood Ranch: gourmet and family-friendly restaurants, A-rated schools, unique shops and boutiques, business parks, hospital and medical center, three different masterfully designed golf courses; an athletic center with fitness, aquatics and 18 lighted tennis courts; even Polo and Cricket clubs. And over 150 miles of sidewalks and trails, community parks, lakes and nature preserves sharing dramatic landscapes with forest and wetland preserves abundant with native wildlife.

Mattamy Homes 
To date, Mattamy has built more than 70,000 homes in hundreds of communities across North America. You may have already heard how we’ve earned a solid reputation for customer service here in Florida with great communities in Jacksonville and Orlando. From the beginning we’ve staked our reputation on creating homes and communities that people love to live in. Come see how we design and create to maximize living space and provide unparalleled features of the highest quality. We hope you’ll consider us to build your family’s most important possession.

Medallion Home 
Medallion Home has been building quality semi-custom homes in Sarasota and Manatee Counties for over twenty years. Originally founded to assist first-time homebuyers, today they still focus on building homes that offer high quality and value.

Meritage Homes 
With more than 100,000 homes built, our focus, since day one, has been to build incredible new homes and communities in prime locations for fantastic prices. We build them for real people: People with families and those without; people with everyday, busy lives, and those who are now enjoying a more relaxed lifestyle. But more than anything, we build energy-efficient homes and communities for people who appreciate a home being built the way it can, and should, be built. For you it means having a new home that comes standard with ENERGY STAR features that save money and energy, month after month, at no extra cost to you.

M/I Homes
From our very beginnings in 1976, M/I Homes has been deeply committed to quality, value, integrity and above all, treating the customer "right". Our new homes in the Sarasota / Manatee Area are no exception. Choose from one of our beautiful move-in ready homes or build your own new home to fit the way you live in beautiful new home communities.

Minto Communities 
Family-owned Minto builds exceptional homes. They also build outstanding communities, designed with material conservation and energy efficiency for a superb quality of life. 

Murray Homes 
Murray Homes is an industry leader in building luxury waterfront custom homes, that exceed the expectations of their clients. Each Murray Home is built with a meticulous focus on detail. Using technology at its most efficient, materials that enhance value, and offering superior architecture and finishing is a hallmark of their work. Their commitment to the highest quality standards for building and customer service combined with unparalleled savvy for this area’s real estate market is backed by a proven track record. Professionals within the Sarasota real estate and building industry have come to rely on Murray Homes as the “go to” team for getting the most out of a luxury home purchase for clients.

Neal Communities 
Over 40 years of experience and a commitment to responsible land development has helped make this firm Southwest Florida’s largest and most established locally-owned and operated private company. The firm is dedicated to building quality homes in an area they consider to be one of the most desirable places in the country to live.

Neal Signature Homes 
Our love of this community is at the foundation of our long-standing history in Manatee County. We are your neighbors, friends and family, all of whom make Southwest Florida home. As such, we have shared in the history of this community, becoming Southwest Florida’s largest and best established, locally owned and operated private company.

Nutter Custom Construction
This is a strong team with over 3 decades of combined high end residential construction experience that works and communicates with an amazing synergy. Thus resulting in increased efficiencies for the client. From site selection, through Completion, we do it all while providing exceptional concierge level service.

Pulte / DiVosta / Del Webb 
Our high-quality new construction homes are Life Tested™ – which means they are designed and built for the way you live. It's pretty simple. We blend functional design with innovation in beautiful, liveable communities near the most desirable cities throughout the U.S. We think it's the perfect place to call home.

Rosedale Construction 
Rosedale Golf and Country Club of Bradenton, Florida is a community that appeals to discriminating buyers. Our homeowners are typically people looking for a fun and luxurious place to play and relax as seasonal or permanent residents or simply to have a great second home for vacationing. Many of our part-time residents enjoy it so much they end up moving to Rosedale full time, making Bradenton, Florida of Manatee County their permanent home!

Sam Rodgers Homes 
As the premiere local homebuilder and master-planned community developer with more than 45 years in business, Sam Rodgers Homes has built more than 5,000 trademark residences throughout Florida’s Sarasota, Manatee, Pasco, Polk and Lake Counties. Because they have been in business in the same area since the company’s inception in 1968, the Sam Rodgers team has been able to nurture excellent working relationships with the best artisans, craftsmen and tradesmen available to ensure a smooth and successful construction process on every new home they build.

Stock Signature Homes
Stock Development is one of the most dynamic and innovative development companies in Southwest Florida. With more than seven decades of building experience, the Stock family name has long been synonymous with quality real estate. Under the leadership of Chairman K.C. Stock and CEO Brian Stock, what began as a development and construction company has grown to include a range of related businesses and services that enhance the lives of its customers. Today, the company remains committed to the tradition of excellence that has shaped it from the beginning and is proud to be celebrating over fourteen years in Southwest Florida.

Taylor Morrison 
Combining the rich histories of Taylor Woodrow and Morrison Homes, Taylor Morrison boasts numerous awards from J.D. Power and Associates, consistent top 5 finishes in customer satisfaction surveys and a Builder Magazine Hall of Fame induction, reflecting the company's commitment to excellence. 

The Islands on the Manatee River
For more than three decades, the Principals of The Islands Development Group have been recognized for their upscale design, development and construction. Based in Coral Gables, Florida, their achievements include luxury country club communities, waterfront resort developments and the construction of million-dollar-plus estates throughout Florida. Its communities have been featured in such respected publications as Architectural Record, Florida Architect and Vanity Fair. In addition to The Islands of River Wilderness, their recent accomplishments include River Wilderness Golf & Country Club, Longboat Key Moorings Marina, DeBary Golf & Country Club and Oyster Creek Golf & Country Club.

Todd Johnston Homes
Todd Johnston Homes, founded in 1979, has an enviable reputation as the finest custom home builder on Florida's Suncoast. For twenty-five (25) years we have delivered a successful, unchanged philosophy to our customers: provide excellence combined with integrity. Todd Johnston Homes provides the design, architectural detail and quality craftsmanship that makes a home buyer's experience rewarding- a unique experience shared with approximately 100 dream-home builders every year. 

WCI Communities 
WCI sets the standard for building exceptional communities, creating amenities that challenge and exhilarate, while upholding their unwavering commitment to the places we call home. WCI has developed master-planned communities where today there are over 150,000 residents who enjoy amenity-rich lifestyles. WCI is fully committed to maintain and enhance this trust and will demand the highest quality construction and customer service to ensure The Experience Is Everything for our valued customers.

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Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association
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