Nautilus Homes Names New Project Superintendent

Sarasota luxury home builder Ryan Perrone of Nautilus Homes has promoted Kendall Ellis to the position of Project Superintendent. Mr. Ellis has worked with Mr. Perrone for two years, learning the luxury residential construction trade and acquiring the skills of project supervision and management through both in-field and in the office experience.

Mr. Ellis volunteers in his community as a head coach for Florida Storm Elite Basketball, a U.S. amateur basketball league that travels and plays competitively throughout Florida; he coaches the sixth grade elite team. He moved to southwest Florida in 2001 and is the father of three children.

Nautilus Homes Adds Office Manager to Team

Sarasota-based luxury home builder Nautilus Homes has added Jennifer Ricks to its office staff in the position of Office Manager. Throughout her career, Jennifer has held positions in human resources and office management, frequently within the construction industry. In her role at Nautilus Homes, she will manage the front office as well as handle bookkeeping for the construction company.

Jennifer is the first point of contact for most people when they contact Nautilus Homes. “She is in charge of keeping everything in the office running smoothly so the rest of the team can do what we do best – build luxury homes throughout Southwest Florida,” said Ryan Perrone, president.

Jennifer enjoys contributing to the community, and has served on the Board of Directors – several years as its president – for her neighborhood Homeowners Association. Jenn grew up in Long Island, New York, and is a first-time mother to five-year old son Alex as well as a step mother to her other three children. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family, network, scrapbook, and do crafts, as well as run her eBay business.

Custom Homes Stay on Schedule with Clean Organized Job Sites

When building a luxury custom home in Southwest Florida, organized job sites are a key sign of a disciplined, proactive custom home builder. It’s essential for general contractors to establish and maintain clean, well-organized job sites from the very beginning of the project.

Especially during the dog days of Florida summers, job sites and work flow can be significantly impacted by sudden rains and even tropical storm events. Proper staging of the site, ongoing organization of work areas, constant attention to scheduling, and creating space for materials storage, all make a construction site function more smoothly for subcontractors. This gives easy access to suppliers and delivery trucks when arriving at the job sites, and allows subcontractors to focus solely on the quality of their craftsmanship.

Proper staging, cleanliness, and organization of job sites allows everyone on the site to be more productive. These images show the secondary garage and pool/rear retaining walls and steps are all being strategically held off until a later date. Doing so allows the Nautilus team and subcontractor crews more room to work, and to get the interior dried-in so rough trades can start.

At 9.5 weeks since start date — even with 12 days of rain delay, this Nautilus Homes luxury waterfront project, called Bougainvillea Beach, is on track. Thanks to our project team’s dedication to maintaining a clean, organized job site, and to the awesome subcontractors and suppliers who deliver such great work and product.
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Is It Over? Four Key Items You Need To Complete a Project

Let’s face it – When you’re building a custom home in Sarasota, in the thick of things, it’s hard to know when you’ve reached the finish line. When you’re surrounded by details every day trying to finish a project, you can sometimes lose track of the bigger picture.

The front door is in place, check; the kitchen stove is hooked up, check; the faucets work, check.

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