Welcome to Nautilus Homes

At Nautilus Homes, we specialize in the construction of luxury waterfront homes in Sarasota, Florida. 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.

Meet the Team

Ryan Perrone

Ryan Perrone


Ryan Perrone is the president and founder of Nautilus Homes and is a licensed General Contractor in the State of Florida. He works directly with clients, architects and designers to collaborate in the design process and to 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 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, and 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 received 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 3 incredible kids. Kendall also coaches a nationally competitive middle school traveling basketball team in his "spare time".

Jennifer Ricks

Jennifer Ricks

Office Manager, Bookkeeper

Jennifer Ricks is the first point of contact for most people. She is in charge of keeping everything in the office running smoothly so the rest of the team can do what they do best, build luxury homes. Jenn grew up in Long Island, NY and is a first time mother to her precious 5 year old son Alex as well as a step mother to her other 3 children and 4 pets. Jenn has come to us with 9 Years of Management experience including Human Resources with 5 of those years in the construction industry and 17 years of a proven successful career in a Sales Account Management. She has also been very involved within the communities she has lived, sitting on the Board of Directors for ten years of her HOA, five of those years as the President. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family, network, scrapbook, crafting, and shop, run her eBay business and vacation as well as take weekend trips to Disney.

Saki Perrone

Saki Perrone


Saki is our mascot. She has grown up on the job sites and now often acts as greeter at our office. She still loves to go out to the sites and 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