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How to Select a Qualified Contractor for New Home or Remodel

In Today’s Hot Real Estate Market, Free Guide Helps Owners Research and Choose Reliable Contractors for Home Building & Remodeling Projects

Ricky Perrone, vice president of Sarasota luxury home builder Nautilus Homes, has created a consumer guide, “Choosing the Right Contractor.” The concise and informative guide offers valuable advice and tools for researching and selecting  qualified, ethical, and professional building contractors. The guide gives tips on how to spot red flags that might indicate inexperienced or unscrupulous builders, and also provides a detailed questionnaire form that can be used as a basis to start the interview process with contractors.  The free guide is available for download at the home page of nautilus-homes.com.

With the current hot real estate market in Southwest Florida, more property owners than ever before are considering building a new home. “Choosing the Right Contractor” was created in order to support home owners in realizing their dream an enjoyable building process resulting in a home that will provide years of pride of ownership while giving them a tool to help them build as wisely and safely as possible.  The guide is also available in print, upon request, to real estate agents, lawyers, and interior design professional who may interact frequently with property owners wishing to build.

“Over the years there have been a number of high profile stories locally involving unscrupulous builders” said Ricky Perrone. “We’ve been approached to take over projects that these contractors had abandoned as recently as last year. I’ve seen, firsthand, the heartache and turmoil caused and for two years now, I’ve been thinking about how to help people ask the right questions and ultimately wind up with a team they can feel confident in because they’ve done the work to truly understand the company they are hiring.”

“I take a lot of pride in my industry,” said Perrone.  “My family has been building in Sarasota for forty years and it bothered me that these contractors could operate like this not only to the detriment of their clients, but to the detriment of our industry. The guide encourages people to begin talks with three or more contractors and narrow that down to one using the questionnaire and referral forms. I want people to ask the right questions so they are able to make the right choices and have the best experience in building their home.  My goal is to help them feel informed and confident and most importantly, to help them avoid the pitfalls of choosing the wrong contractor.”

To request a print copy of “Choosing the Right Contractor,” please call  941.366.3650.

Sarasota Luxury Home Builder Nautilus Homes Wins Aurora Awards

Sarasota luxury home builder Nautilus Homes was honored with Grand Aurora and Silver Aurora Awards during the July 28 Southeast Building Conference’s 36th annual Design Competition, held in Kissimmee, Florida at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Conference Center. Hosted by the Florida Home Builders Association, the annual conference is the largest building industry trade show in the Southeastern United States. The 2017 “Aurora Awards” Design Competition drew 400 entries.

Nautilus Homes won a Grand Aurora Award in the Best Kitchen Category ($1M to 2M) as the builder for its “Shifting Shores” project in Osprey, Florida. Nautilus built the 4,400 square foot, waterfront organic architecture home, for a private client, in collaboration with Architect Randy Paul Sample of Sarasota. The home’s stunning wood and stone kitchen was designed by the project’s Interior Architect from Arkansas – Walter Jennings of Maurice Jennings Architect – the same firm that designed the spectacular home featured in the Golden Globe-nominated film “Gone Girl.” The 315-square-foot stone and wood kitchen features a cherry wood central island; three-inch thick cherry butcher block island countertop, custom-designed cherry chandelier, and gorgeous water views from all work stations. Elite Woodwork of Sarasota created the outstanding kitchen cabinetry.

Nautilus was also awarded a Silver Aurora Award in the Best Custom Home Category (4,000 to 6,000 sf) as builder for its “Venice Beach Cottage” project, in collaboration with Harrell & Co., Architects of Naples, Florida (interior design by Stuart Cohen and Julie Hacker). Built for a private client, the 4,200-square-foot home is situated in Venice, Florida,

Nautilus Homes was founded in 2010 by company president Ryan Perrone, and is known for its trademark Jewel Box® homes and concierge-level construction. Over seven years, the company has built a strong reputation for luxury home construction and remodeling in Southwest Florida.

With its emphasis on form and function, Nautilus specializes in the creation of one-of-a-kind “forever homes” for discerning clients, and works in collaboration with noted local, regional, and national architects, including Randy Paul Sample of Sarasota , Clifford M Scholz Architects of Sarasota, Harrell Architects of Naples, Hacker and Cohen of Chicago, Ellen Hanson Designs of New York , as well as William B. Litchfield of Atlanta, Georgia, and the acclaimed Maurice Jennings Architecture firm based in Arkansas. For more information about Nautilus Homes, we invite you to call us at 941.366.3650.

Sarasota Luxury Home Builder Nautilus Homes’ New Website

Sarasota luxury home builder Nautilus Homes has launched a new web site, Nautilus-Homes.com, to showcase its luxury home portfolio and building services. The new web site features a gallery of professional project photography illustrating the Nautilus approach to building finely crafted custom homes, as well as videos, testimonials, and a portfolio of available properties. The site also includes a regularly updated blog written by Nautilus president Ryan Perrone who shares his expertise and curates top stories on trending materials, resources, and superior design approaches in home building and remodeling projects.

Nelinda O’Brien is the web site guru who created the redesigned web site for Nautilus Homes.

Nautilus Homes is a preeminent luxury custom home building company based in Sarasota, Florida, serving discerning clients throughout southwest Florida. Known for its trademark Jewel Box® homes and concierge-level construction, Nautilus Homes was founded in 2010. For more information, call 941.366.3650.