The Islands on the Manatee River has endeavored to assemble a team of experienced and talented custom home builders that understand and share the vision of The Islands as a community of elegance, style, and exceptional quality. The Islands is proud to offer property owners the opportunity to work with the most respected custom luxury home builders and designers on Florida’s West Coast.
Our Exclusive Builder Team consists of the following: John Cannon Homes, Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Anchor Builders, Nutter Custom Construction, Nautilus Homes, Perrone Construction, Lee Wetherington Homes.
John Cannon, of John Cannon Homes has been the winner of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s Readers’ Choice Award for Best Builder Sarasota/Manatee Counties for 24 Consecutive Years, For nearly 30 years, John Cannon Homes (www.johncannonhomes.com ) has been designing and building luxurious custom homes with exquisite craftsmanship and unsurpassed commitment to customer satisfaction. John Cannon Homes currently builds luxury residences in Rio Vista Estates, Harbourside and Rive Isle neighborhoods.
Derek Nelson, a former Arthur Rutenberg Homes Building Company President and highly regarded second-generation builder, operates as Nelson Homes, Inc., (www.arthurrutenberghomes.com) an independently owned and operated Arthur Rutenberg Homes franchise. Nelson Homes, Inc. was presented the Builder of the Year award for 2012, 2015, and 2018 based on quality of company and financial management, marketing strategy, customer satisfaction, the contribution to the strength and quality of the Arthur Rutenberg Homes franchise system and the building of people and organization. Nelson Homes currently builds luxury residences in Rio Vista Estates and Rive Isle neighborhoods.
Roy Dupris founded Anchor Builders (www.anchorbuilders.com) 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. They build a conservative number of homes each year which allows Roy to be personally involved with each homeowner throughout the building process and allows them to maintain their consistent high quality. Anchor Builders currently builds luxury residences in Rio Vista Estates and Rive Isle neighborhoods.
TJ Nutter of Nutter Custom Construction (www.nuttercustomconstruction.com) has a strong team with over 3 decades of combined high end residential construction experience in Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch. The result is increased efficiencies for the client, whether a remodeling or new home construction job. From site selection, through completion, this award winning home builder does it all while providing exceptional concierge level service to their clients. Nutter Custom Construction currently builds luxury residences in Rio Vista Estates and Rive Isle neighborhoods.
Richard and Ricky Perrone of Perrone Construction (www.perroneconstruction.com) has been tasked with building some of the areas most notable waterfront homes since 1980. Other builders may be able to create a home that looks great on day one but the team at Perrone Construction has spent the last four decades honing their skills building in the areas harshest waterfront environments. Their team are masters when it comes to understanding the right materials practices and installation methods that create a home that stands up to the harsh environments. Perrone Construction currently builds luxury residences in Rio Vista Estates and Rive Isle neighborhoods.
Ryan Perrone and his brother Ricky founded Nautilus Homes (www.nautilus-homes.com) and together the brothers have won numerous awards and recognition for the luxury homes they build and their expertise within the design and building community. Ryan is a second generation home builder and works directly with clients, architects and designers to collaborate in the design process and construct beautiful homes that fulfill the clients vision. Nautilus Homes currently builds luxury residences in Rio Vista Estates and Rive Isle neighborhoods.
Bob Wilson, operates as R.W. Wilson Homes, Inc., (www.arthurrutenberghomes.com) an independently owned and operated Arthur Rutenberg Homes franchise. Arthur Rutenberg has been a respected name in home building since 1953. Bob’s personal integrity, outstanding business practices and exemplary customer service earned him a special CEO Award and his franchise was honored with the prestigious Gold Cup Award for the highest customer satisfaction rating. “The Navoro”, their newest model in Harbourside, won the 2017 Parade of Homes in the following categories: Best Curb Appeal – Best Kitchen – Best Master Suite – Best Floor Plan – Best Architectural Detail and BEST OVERALL. R.W. Wilson Homes currently builds luxury residences in Harbourside and Rive Isle neighborhoods.
Lee Wetherinton, founder of Lee Wetherning Homes has over 40 years of home building experience. Lee Wetherington Homes (www.lwhomes.com ) has built more than 4,000 homes in the most prestigious and sought-after communities. Known for exceptional quality and unsurpassed customer satisfaction, they have been recognized with both local and national awards from industry peers and homeowners alike. Lee Wetherington Homes has been named America’s Best Builder by the National Association of Home Builders and Builder Magazine and has been designing and building high-quality single-family homes in the finest communities. Lee Wetherington Homes currently builds luxury residences in Harbourside and Rive Isle neighborhoods.
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, the company’s thriving projects 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, recent developments completed by The Islands Development Group include The Islands on the Manatee River, River Wilderness Golf & Country Club, Longboat Key Moorings Marina, DeBary Golf & Country Club and Oyster Creek Golf & Country Club.
Current and future residents of The Islands on the Manatee River can take great comfort in the fact that The Islands Development Group’s investment in this upscale waterfront community is debt-free and backed by a strong capital commitment that provides sustainable stability and security. This unparalleled experience and strong financial commitment will ensure both the success of The Islands on the Manatee River and the investments of its residents for years to come.