Since 1993, Florida Lifestyle Homes has been creating high-quality custom new homes of exceptional value in Southwest Florida. Through our superior team performance and solid communications process we will guide you toward making your vision of the ultimate Florida lifestyle your reality.
True craftsmanship requires close attention to detail. From the beginning, we ensure that each team member has a true passion for making your vision come to life. Emphasis is placed not only on doing the right task, but also on doing the task right. The result is incomparable quality, which creates value, pride, and satisfaction for you.
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 Designer
The beauty of building a new custom home is that it can be whatever you want it to be. When Florida Lifestyle Homes’ clients want to create a home that reflects their personality, they turn to award-winning designer Carlos Gill for inspiration.
Carlos has been involved in design work for Florida Lifestyle Homes for over 10 years and has been drafting and creating custom designs for over 20 years. For his work on The Windsor Model, Carlos recently received a Merit Award from the Lee Building Industry Association. The Windsor Model 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, and especially grilling, has served him well in designing popular features such as Florida Lifestyle Homes’ outdoor kitchens.
Carlos has a gift for interpreting the client’s vision and the talent for bringing that vision to life. Why not let him design your new custom home?
Meet Your Foreman
When you want your Florida custom home built right, you want Mike Rausch as your construction project foreman and plan examiner. Mike’s keen eye for quality and his attention to detail have earned him rave reviews and recommendations from all of Florida Lifestyle Homes’ clients with whom he has worked.
Mike has over 30 years in the construction field, 18 of them with Florida Lifestyle Homes of Fort Myers. His expertise covers residential, commercial and land supervision. Mike also holds multiple real estate licenses – in Florida, Georgia and Illinois.
When not crafting beautiful Florida custom homes, Mike spends time boating. He is a member of a unique local sporting group – the Cape Coral Rowing Club – and also has a passion for collecting cars.
It takes a talented and dedicated team to create Florida custom homes and Mike is a key player on ours.
Meet Your Project Manager
With over 34 years in the construction industry, Jimmy Gustafson brings extensive experience to his position as project manager with Florida Lifestyle Homes of Fort Myers. He draws from his background in both residential and commercial construction to produce a top quality product on time and within budget.
Jimmy’s keen eye and positive attitude prove to be great assets to our clients; they are valuable resources which assure our clients’ satisfaction with their Florida custom home.
Jimmy has been with Florida Lifestyle Homes for 8 years. He is a talented and accomplished woodworker and finds rest and relaxation in his workshop. When he’s not on the job, Jimmy enjoys one of Florida’s favorite pastimes – fishing.
When you’re ready to build your luxury custom home in Ft. Myers, Naples or any other prime location in Southwest Florida, drop in and meet Jimmy. He’ll be overseeing your Florida custom home project from start to finish, giving you the quality results you deserve.
Meet Your Controller
Like the luxury custom homes which Florida Lifestyle Homes builds for its clients, the details of the business are crucial! Guiding the flow of financial information and keeping accurate accounts for this Florida custom home builder is Controller Leeann James, an 18 year veteran of the accounting industry, specializing in construction.
Leeann works diligently in the background, assuring that the company’s firm financial footing remains that way, as she has since 2009.
When not keeping the books for Florida Lifestyle Homes of Ft. Myers, Leeann enjoys fishing, boating and biking. She is certainly in the right place for those activities!
Meet Your Estimator
When you sit down with your Florida custom home builder to discuss the price of your new luxury custom home, you want to make sure all the facts and figures are straight, no surprises welcome here! That is why Florida Lifestyle Homes takes the guesswork out of planning your new custom home. Meet Kevin Thompson.
Kevin brings more than 22 years of building and real estate experience to Florida Lifestyle Homes. He is the company’s Estimator; he supervises the Purchasing and Estimating Department and is the builder’s Broker of Record. With Kevin on the job you’ll know just what to expect, his skills and experience are a solid foundation upon which to build your new Florida custom home.
Meet Your Purchasing Manager
Completing a building project on time and within budget is of paramount importance to luxury custom home builder Florida Lifestyle Homes of Fort Myers. That is why Purchasing Manager John Blackman keeps track of all the details when it comes to making sure that all of the materials and services provided through the Florida new home builder’s suppliers meet the criteria selected by the customer. As a home goes to construction, John is in constant communication with our clients throughout the building cycle. He applies his 10 years of experience in the construction industry to handling any personal requests that may rise. When not carefully attending to his responsibilities for our homeowners, John can be found fishing, golfing or engaged in his favorite off-the-clock activity – playing with his 4 year old son!