Where Your Vision Meets Our Expertise

At Nautilus Homes, we specialize in the construction of custom luxury homes on Florida’s Gulf Coast. From conception to construction, we have the knowledge and the resources needed to guide you through the entire process of building your dream home. With our experience in building custom luxury homes, we can help you know where to start, give you direction when you need it, and support you every step of the way. We present the possibilities to you in a simple way so that the decision-making process is not only easy, but exciting and fun. The process only gets more enjoyable as you see your house coming together just as you imagined.

Our team is defined by their commitment to excellence in craft, integrity and design. Each member of the team is a vital asset to delivering the one-on-one concierge level construction experience that is expected of a luxury home builder.

We understand you have a big decision to make in choosing the right builder to bring your vision to life. Let us take care of the rest.

Meet the Team

Ryan Perrone

Ryan Perrone


Ryan Perrone is a licensed General Contractor in the State of Florida and the president and founder of Nautilus Homes. He works directly with clients, architects and designers to collaborate in the design process and construct beautiful homes that fulfill the client vision.

Creating finely crafted homes isn‘t just a passion for Ryan, it’s embedded in his heritage -- one that began at the age of just 11 years old, when he spent summers helping out on the construction sites of the luxury homes his father was building. Gaining years of hands-on experience, Ryan took his passion to the next level by first earning a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, and then, in short order, achieving the highest level of contractor licensing in the State of Florida - the Certified General Contractor license. Ryan and his brother Ricky founded Nautilus Homes soon after, 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.

In 2018, Ryan was appointed to a three-year term serving on the Sarasota County General Contractors Licensing and Examining Board, where he contributes his experience and expertise as a second-generation home builder. The Board is tasked with examining applications and qualifications for general, building and specialty contractors doing business within Sarasota County, and conducts disciplinary hearings and other licensing and examining related functions.

Ryan believes strongly in giving back to the community and, among other civic and charitable activities, he is committed to mentoring local youth at Riverview High School via the Ace Mentor Program of America/Sarasota Affiliate. The program educates and inspires high school students about careers in construction, design, engineering and architecture.

When Ryan is not working, he focuses on spending time with his family and dog, Saki. Whenever he can, he takes time to enjoy the outdoors, music, traveling and studying architecture around the world.

State of Florida Certified General Contract license #: CGC1252649

Ricky Perrone

Ricky Perrone

Owner/Vice President

Ricky, like his brother Ryan, was raised in luxury home construction, working summers on the job site since the age of 13. With more than 20 years in the industry, he has been invited to lead discussions on luxury home construction in the community. He attended FGCU and USF, and earned a degree in business management. In his free time Ricky enjoys photography, hiking, biking, traveling surfing and snowboarding. Ricky serves his community as a member of the Board of Directors for the Humane Society of Sarasota County.

Kendall Ellis

Kendall Ellis

Project Superintendent

Kendall is one of the most pleasant people to work with. He has learned the business by working directly with Ryan and is now managing his own projects. Kendall has three incredible kids and coaches a nationally competitive middle school traveling basketball team in his "spare time."

Brittany Hagan

Brittany Hagan

Office Manager, Bookkeeper

Everybody loves Brittany. In fact, she is Ryan’s fiance. Brittany is the first person that you will talk to at Nautilus Homes. She has a bubbly personality with lots of wit. Brittany has an MBA from the University of Tampa and a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. Prior to joining Nautilus Homes, she worked at Salesforce as a marketing director. When Brittany is off work, she can be found teaching fitness classes, doing yoga and enjoying her many friends and incredible family.

Shawna Brown

Shawna Brown

Purchasing Manager

Shawna Brown is responsible for procuring all estimates and controlling budgets. Shawna is extremely organized and a pleasure to work with. She coordinates with the clients, architects and interior designers to create a smooth project flow for the entire team. Shawna is a USF graduate and has been in the construction industry since 2012. She is the Chairperson to the Professional Women in Building organization - Sarasota-Manatee Division. She is very active in the community and enjoys sailing, camping and pursuing all the fun outdoor activities that Florida has to offer.

Saki Perrone

Saki Perrone


Saki is our mascot and often serves as the greeter at our office. Having grown up on job sites, she still enjoys dropping by our construction projects and loves to explore new places with her dad on the weekends.

Using our invaluable expertise, and proprietary systems, we keep you updated throughout the construction process: before, during, and after. Whether you are seeking custom home design, architecture and design, or home remodeling, we provide all of the information you need to get the results you want.

To learn more about what we do or to find out how we can help you, contact us today.

“I have worked with many tradesman, project managers and business owners over the years, but there are only a few that I admire and watch closely so that I might learn how to be a better person and professional. In my opinion the passion for ones work and attention to detail is very important. If you want these traits for your project then do not hesitate to choose Ryan Perrone and The Nautilus Homes Team.”

Antonio AguilarWoodwork Designer with Elite Woodwork of Sarasota

“I have had the pleasure of working with Nautilus Homes, Ryan Perrone, and Abbie Forrest as they construct one of the custom homes I’ve designed. They have performed admirably, with great conscientiousness, attention to detail, and determination to build the home correctly and in accordance with my drawings and architectural intentions. They have approached this project with intelligence, care, and respect, and maintain a high level of continuing communication, all critical to a successful project. Highly recommended.”

Randle SampleSarasota FL