Since 1993, Florida Lifestyle Homes has been creating high-quality custom new homes of exceptional value in Southwest Florida. True craftsmanship requires close attention to detail. Our superior team performance and solid communications process guides you toward making your vision of the ultimate Florida lifestyle a reality.
Meet Your Florida New Home Builder
After graduating from Augsburg College, where he majored in business management and economics, Bill focused on home building as his profession. Making the move to Florida, he began building homes for the Emmer Group, a builder-developer in Gainesville, Florida. He later became vice president of construction for the Three Oaks Community, an 800 acre development by the Freeman Group, Florida home builders in Fort Myers.
Bill founded Florida Lifestyle Homes of Fort Myers, Inc. in 1993 and specializes in constructing custom homes. Describing himself as a “muddy shoe” builder, Bill focuses on quality rather than quantity. “Everything we do, we do with the best quality materials and craftsmanship. In a custom home, all the details have to be perfect.” Bill’s insistence on quality is reflected in every home we build. Guided by his extensive knowledge and expertise, Florida Lifestyle Homes’ professional team of designers and project managers consistently exceed your expectations. This winning combination of attention to detail, exquisite architecture and consistent client communication defines Florida Lifestyle Homes as the premier Florida luxury builder.
Meet Your Architectural Designer
An award winning designer, Carlos has been involved in design work for Florida Lifestyle Homes for over 10 years and has been creating custom designs for over 20 years. Carlos received a Merit Award from the Lee Building Industry Association for his work on The Windsor Model which won the BIA’s Superior Home award, garnering awards in 8 categories.
Family activities and outdoor sports such as hunting and fishing fill his time away from work. His personal interest in the culinary arts–especially grilling–has served him well in designing popular features such as outdoor kitchens.
Meet Your Construction Team
Andrew Olmstead, Construction Manager
Andrew has owned his own construction company doing remodeling and renovations. He brings a strong knowledge of the latest construction techniques, materials, and scheduling to bear on a variety of projects. He handles our remodeling and commercial “make-ready” work as well as custom homes built on our customers’ own lot.
Nick Herman, Construction Manager / Service & Warranty Manager
Nick is responsible for supervising the build and quality of your home along with making sure that any punch items with the warranty are addressed. Nick plays a strong role in the construction during and after your new home build.
Meet Your Controller
Leann, an 18 year veteran of the accounting industry, guides the flow of crucial business details and financial information.
When not keeping the books for Florida Lifestyle Homes of Ft. Myers, Leeann enjoys fishing, boating and biking.
Meet Your Estimator
Kevin brings more than 22 years of building and real estate experience to Florida Lifestyle Homes. As our Estimator; he supervises the Purchasing and Estimating Department and is the builder’s Broker of Record. He helps take all the guesswork out of planning your new custom home. When you sit down to discuss the price of your new luxury custom home, Kevin helps make sure all the facts and figures are straight.
Meet Your Purchasing Manager
John Blackman tracks all the details when it comes completing a building project on time and within budget. He ensures all materials and services provided through our suppliers meet the criteria selected by the customer. As a home goes to construction, John is in constant communication with clients and handles any personal requests that may arise.
Meet Your Sales & Marketing Team
Lonnie King, Sales Associate
Lonnie, a newcomer to Southwest Florida, migrated south from the Washington, D.C metropolitan area. He has been involved in new homes sales and marketing for over 40 years. Although he began his career in field construction he quickly moved to positions involving managing customer service, liaison with sales associates, advertising, product development, and financing. Working with customers has always been his favorite experience; his goal is to make their experience easy, exciting, and fun.
Denise Ogden, Sales Associate
Discovering and understanding the details of what customers want is one of the most important things of building a custom home. Denise Ogden has extensive experience in marketing, design planning, and customer relations of new home sales. She previously served as new home consultant with a semi-custom builder in Jacksonville, as a buyer’s foreclosure specialist in Palm Beach, and as a luxury resort sales representative in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.
She began her real estate career as developer sales consultant in Ponte Vedra Beach specializing in luxury waterfront mid to high rises spanning from Daytona Beach to Ponte Vedra Beach.
Denise serves as a member on both the Collier and Lee County Builder Associations, on the Collier County Committee for Parade of Homes, is a licensed Florida Real Estate Sales Associate, and contributes to local charitable organizations within the community.