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Where Your Vision Meets Our Expertise

As a premiere custom luxury home builder in Sarasota, FL, building your forever home is what we do best. Why? Because we have a team of talented passionate professionals that work tirelessly to produce Perfection.

We are a full service general contractor specializing in the construction of one-of-a-kind luxury waterfront homes on the keys and estates of Sarasota. Due to the nature of our clients being from out of state and sometimes out of country, we have developed extensive systems that provide the very best communication, whether near or far.

Our passion for developing exceptional residences has earned us numerous accolades locally, regionally, and nationally. This exposure has allowed us to work with renowned architects and designers from across the country, as well as locally. Through these experiences, Nautilus Homes has produced an impressive portfolio of homes in the full range of architectural styles from Antebellum to Bauhaus.

Your forever home should be exactly as you imagined it, but better. With the right professionals surrounding you during design, estimating and construction, you would find that the process is exciting and rewarding. Let us do the heavy lifting to create the team and manage all of the difficult tasks while you enjoy the fun stuff! Let’s get started!

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Meet the Executive Team

Best Custom Luxury Home Builder Ryan Perrone Sarasota, FLRyan Perrone


Ryan Perrone is a licensed General Contractor in the State of Florida and the president and founder of Nautilus Homes. As a second generation custom luxury home builder, 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.

He has been named to the 40 under 40 lists for both the Business Observer and Professional Builder Magazine.

Ryan and his wife, Brittany welcome their first child, Luca, to the world in January 2020. Whenever he can, he takes time to enjoy his family, the outdoors, music, traveling and studying architecture around the world.

State of Florida Certified General Contract license #: CGC1252649

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Abbie Forrest

Abbie Forrest

Vice President of Operations

Abbie has been with us from the beginning and is one of the nicest and most fun people you will meet! You’ll work with Abbie on maintaining quality, efficiency, and budget standards throughout the process. His extensive knowledge in both commercial and residential as well as his ability to make things happen is vital to our team.

Rick Mountjoy

Rick Mountjoy

Vice President of Client Experience

Rick has been in the building business for over 20 years and is one of the most likable people you’ll ever meet! Rick is fully dedicated to client comfort and success during the project. He will guide you through the step-by-step process of bringing your vision to life from the initial meeting to move in day!

Brittany Perrone

Brittany Perrone

Director of Marketing and Office Management

Britt is the smiling face you‘ll see when you first walk into the Nautilus office! She also happens to be Ryan’s wife! She loves being a part of the team that creates beautiful spaces for families and businesses. Brittany holds a Bachelors in Entrepreneurship and MBA in Marketing. She keeps the office running smoothly and works ensure everyone knows there is a better option for builders- one with an eye for design, impeccable attention to detail, and transparent communication.

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.

Nautilus Homes Team Sarasota

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.

Nautilus Homes Best Builder in Sarasota

“Ryan and Nautilus Homes are process driven, have a clear understanding of quality craftsmanship, and share our passion for excellence in customer service. The process of working with Nautilus has been organized at all levels from project estimating, project management and documentation, to project scheduling and site supervision.”

Joe Kelly Hive Architects Sarasota

Joe Kelly, PrincipalHive Architects

Nautilus Homes Best Builder in Sarasota

“As a luxury interior design studio to exceptional homes in the Sarasota area, we are especially impressed by Ryan Perrone’s extra attention to detail, well-organized approach, and appreciation for high quality. These attributes are important to us in anyone, but especially in the builder bringing our designs to reality.“

Angela RodriguezSpace As Art

Nautilus Homes Best Builder in Sarasota

” He was honest, ethical, and completely respected our opinions while providing his own professional insight and direction. There are no words to describe Ryan’s attention to detail. He will not settle for mediocre and expects only excellence. He had our back every step of the way and wouldn’t tolerate any short cuts or missed deadlines.”

Kim P.Commercial Client & Owner, Strata PT

Nautilus Homes Best Builder in Sarasota

“Nautilus Homes is an excellent resource for our architectural firm. We provide design services for high end waterfront residences and Ryan Perrone at Nautilus is a custom residential construction firm that we can rely on to provide our clients with craftsmanship, accountability and well communicated contracting.”

Cliff Scholz, PrincipalClifford M. Scholz Architects, Sarasota FL

Nautilus Homes Best Builder in Sarasota

“We have had a first rate experience working with Nautilus Homes. Ryan has a fantastic eye for detail, coupled with a high quality, efficient style of operation and business practices. We hope to do more homes with Nautilus.”

Holly DennisHolly Dennis Interiors

Nautilus Homes Best Builder in Sarasota

“I worked with Nautilus Homes designing cabinets for a residence. Nautilus always kept the clients concerns front and center and communicated effectively. They were good to work with and put together a team that functioned well.”

Walter Jennings, PrincipalJennings + Santa-Rita Architects, PLLC

Nautilus Homes Best Builder in Sarasota

” Nautilus Homes exemplifies extraordinary customer service, attention to detail, and quality work. In the world of construction, communication and teamwork is key and Nautilus stands apart in both. They strive to provide the best service and quality for their clients. They are committed to excellence, and it shows in the quality of their homes!”

Echt Architects

Nautilus Homes Best Builder in Sarasota

“He’s one of the region’s best. Where other builders cut corners, Ryan does it right. The talented team attended to every last detail to ensure a calm and meditative environment. We really wound up with the dream team. Ryan never settles for anything less than perfection. It seems as if he’s been building houses for several lifetimes.”

Connie LangResidential Client

Nautilus Homes Best Builder in Sarasota

“I had the pleasure of working with Nautilus on one of the custom homes I designed. They 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 approached this project with intelligence, care, and maintain a high level of continuing communication.”

Randall SampleRandall Paul Sample Architect

Nautilus Homes Best Builder in Sarasota

“Five stars ! Nautilus is one of our favorite builders. They build the finest quality and each project is truly unique. They are tightly run and there is solid communication. I can always reach the decision makers and get prompt answers. They are true professionals, doing beautiful work. We hope to continue to be a part of the team.”

Marc BreseeElite Woodwork

Nautilus Homes Best Builder in Sarasota

“What a great experience working on this collaboration with you, Ryan and the team at Nautilus Homes. It all starts with great clients that get it, and let you be creative.”

William B. LitchfieldWilliam B. Litchfield Designs

Nautilus Homes Best Builder in Sarasota

“Ryan and his team are very professional. They worked with diligence and care on my historic remodel. What I appreciated most about working with Nautilus was Ryan’s personal interest in my project – he treated it as if he were the owner. Much of his input and suggestions are what made my house the home it is today.”

Georgia K.Residential Client

Nautilus Homes Best Builder in Sarasota

“Nautilus Homes and Ryan Perrone along with his staff were great to work with. The put together a great team and always kept their clients interests first. They are good communicators and do their work efficiently. I would be happy to work with them again.”

Walter JenningsMaurice Jennings Architect

Nautilus Homes Best Builder in Sarasota

“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. If you want passion and attention to detail, then do not hesitate to choose the Nautilus Homes team.”

Antonio AguilarWoodwork Designer with Elite Woodwork

Nautilus Homes Best Builder in Sarasota

“We are deeply appreciative of Nautilus and their successful, beautiful renovation of our home. Their team is dedicated to quality construction and service. They worked well with our design team and were efficient, cost effective, on time and on budget. We received regular reports, photographs, and clear explanation of next steps. We will use them for future work. ”

NancyResidential Client

Nautilus Homes Best Builder in Sarasota

“Pleasure doing with business with one of Sarasota’s finest builders! Ryan Perrone with Nautilus Homes. Does an excellent job in asking all the right questions for his clients! Looking forward to a successful working relationship in the coming year!”

John RandallHurd Windows and Doors (Sarasota)

Nautilus Homes Best Builder in Sarasota

“Ryan and his team at Nautilus execute with incredible integrity to design & quality build–it was/is clear that their resources & commitment to excellence & follow-up provide both an exceptional home & client experience.”

Mike M.

Nautilus Homes Best Builder in Sarasota

“We met with many contractors that said it couldn’t be done. Even in a time crunch, Ryan met with us, saw our vision and assured us they could make it happen. Nautilus was so incredibly helpful and professional throughout the entire process. In the end, we were on schedule, in budget and two very happy new homeowners.”

Julie SawyerResidential Client

Nautilus Homes Best Builder in Sarasota

“Ryan has taken the time to walk through his homes, and in descriptive detail, educate me on his products, the flow of a home, and true quality. He is meticulous, creative, and methodical. Nautilus has a reason for every moving part of what they create. I know Ryan will take care of my clients beyond their expectations.”

Rene RuppRealtor

Nautilus Homes Best Builder in Sarasota

“I’ve worked at Sarasota’s premier Plumbing showroom for 19 years, The Plumbing Place. It’s always a pleasure working with Ryan & his Team at Nautilus Homes. Whether building the home of your dream or a new remodel Nautilus Homes exemplifies professionalism, expertise, quality, experience, & communication skills.
I give Ryan and his team ***** 5 stars.”

Lisa WoodruffThe Plumbing Place

Nautilus Homes Best Builder in Sarasota

“Ryan and his highly skilled employees and subcontractors were efficient, collaborative and great creative problem solvers. Communication was clear and timely and the project budgetary goals were respected while still striving to give the best quality product. A great team!”

Lisa Hargus

Nautilus Homes Best Builder in Sarasota

“As a large lumber supplier, we’ve worked with many builders. Very quickly, Nautilus has the bar setting builder. They know intimately the level of detail needed to serve even the most discerning customer. Ryan’s commitment and drive is infectious and we often find ourselves pushing to find the best products offered.”

Rodney EvansKimal Lumbar

Nautilus Homes Best Builder in Sarasota

“We had the pleasure of working with Nautilus on a historical building remodel. The project supervisor and managers kept the quality of work level high, coordination of contractors easy, managed communications well, exchanged ideas openly, and adhered to the owners’ concept of the architectural design, budget and project timeline. Nautilus Homes puts the clients’ needs first.”

Engler Window and Door

Nautilus Homes Best Builder in Sarasota

With a high degree of enthusiasm, I would absolutely recommend Nautilus Homes to anyone interested in building a home. Ryan and his team have an excellent eye for detail, quality, and thoroughness. I’m grateful that I have such a competent builder and my experience with Nautilus has been amazing.

Christine AdkinsResidential Client

Nautilus Homes Best Builder in Sarasota

The house is more beautiful than we could have imagined. It has always been clear that Ryan takes as much pride in the house as we do, and that has meant the world to us.

Anonymous Residential Client

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