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 Co-founder of Nautilus Homes and is a licensed General Contractor CGC1252649. He works directly with the Clients, Architects and Designers to help design and construct his clients vision. Creating fine homes is something that is in his heritage. Having started working on Luxury homes during the summers when he was 11 years old. He has obtained knowledge beyond his years. However, construction has never been work for him. He has been credited with building the most expensive home ever sold on Siesta key, along with having one of his homes featured on the cover of the national publication Veranda Magazine’s 30th anniversary edition. After receiving his Bachelors Degree in construction management and obtaining the prestigious Certified General Contractors license (the highest license available), he founded Nautilus Custom Homes.

When Ryan is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and dog, Saki, enjoying the outdoors, music and studying architecture around the world.

Ricky Perrone

Ricky Perrone

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.

Karen Jo Young

Karen Jo Young

Office Manager, Bookkeeper

Karen Jo Young has been the Office Manager, Bookkeeper at Nautilus Homes since its inception. She has been an integral part of setting up the internal systems of Nautilus Homes.

Karen is a driven, hardworking and efficient but also has a great sense of humor and a quirky personality that makes working with her a real joy.

She gained her education with 25+ years in the industry from residential, commercial, manufacturing to property manager. She has implemented new forms to streamline productivity in the office. She was also integral in setting up and running the state of the art bookkeeping software, Sage 100.

She is originally from Buffalo, New York.

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