The Islands on the Manatee River has endeavored to assemble a team of experienced and talented custom home builders that understand and share the vision of The Islands as a community of elegance, style, and exceptional quality. The Islands is proud to offer property owners the opportunity to work with the most respected custom luxury home builders and designers on Florida’s West Coast. Our Exclusive Builder Team consists of the following: John Cannon Homes, Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Anchor Builders, Nutter Custom Construction, Nautilus Homes and Perrone Construction.
As a purchaser of one of our lots in any of our island neighborhoods, you are not restricted to using a member of our Exclusive Builder Team to build your dream home. Our B.Y.O.B. program allows you to "Bring Your Own Builder" to construct your new home. If the builder is new to The Islands, a completed and accepted application is all that is needed
John Cannon of John Cannon Homes, is southwest Florida’s premier luxury home builder. With his wife, Phillipa, they are in their 31st year designing and building award-winning homes. They have constructed 84 models and over 1,400 private residences - including 372 on the waterfront - and have garnered over 350 industry honors for homes built in over 100 prestigious communities. Attention to detail and their reputation for first-class customer service and excellence is renown. John Cannon's extraordinary body of work and his commitment to his clients' satisfaction has set the standard for luxury custom homes in Southwest Florida. Since its founding in 1987, they have stayed true to their original vision, continuing to oversee every aspect of their company's operation.
John Cannon Homes currently builds luxury residences on the islands of Rio Vista Estates, Harbourside and Rive Isle.
Derek Nelson, a highly regarded second-generation builder, operates as Nelson Homes, Inc., an independently owned and operated Arthur Rutenberg Homes franchise. Nelson Homes, Inc. was presented the Builder of the Year award for 2012, 2015, and 2018 based on quality of company and financial management, marketing strategy, customer satisfaction, the contribution to the strength and quality of the Arthur Rutenberg Homes franchise system and the building of people and organization. Arthur Rutenberg Homes strives to create quality, cutting-edge design with the finest architectural detail and upscale features. As one of Sarasota’s finest luxury home builders, Nelson Homes, has the experience, reputation and rock-solid foundation to make your dream home a reality.
Arthur Rutenberg Homes currently builds luxury residences on the islands of Rio Vista estates, Harbourside and Rive Isle.
Ryan Perrone and his brother Ricky founded Nautilus Homes (www.nautilus-homes.com) 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. Ryan is a second generation home builder and works directly with clients, architects and designers to collaborate in the design process and construct beautiful homes that fulfill the clients vision.
Nautilus Homes currently builds luxury residences on the islands of Rio Vista Estates, Harbourside and Rive Isle.
Thank you for your interest in The Islands on the Manatee River, one of the finest boating and golf communities in Florida.
We are excited to have the opportunity to share our community with you. We are convinced that with one visit you’ll understand what makes us such a unique and wonderful place to call home.