Blake Building is an independently owned franchise builder of luxury AR Homes® in the Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater areas.  With more than 25 years building dream homes in these areas, the experts at Blake Building have built long-term relationships based on trust, honesty and integrity. Our employees are part of a team dedicated to each home we build. With several long-time Tampa residents on staff, delivering the highest quality work means expanding and contributing to a community we love. By working with Blake Building, homeowners can rest assured their home is in good, safe hands. Our reputation depends on it.

Our Builder

Peter Bennett is a licensed general contractor with over 30 years of experience in the design and construction field. He is skilled in architectural design, project management and construction administration.

He founded Samter Homes in 1993 and developed nearly 500 townhomes, condos and single-family homes in more than 10 communities throughout Tampa Bay. In 2010, Peter founded Blake Building where he oversees all aspects of planning, development and administration. Peter recognized the need for a builder who focused on creating a semi-custom spec home and focused Blake Building on this key community need. Peter focused his undergraduate studies at the University of Florida in Architecture and received a graduate degree in Architecture from Florida A&M University.

He has been actively involved in a number of charitable organizations throughout his time in the Tampa Bay area, including the American Cancer Society, Suncoast Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Children’s Cancer Center, Circle of Friends Foundation and the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. Peter is also a member of the Tampa Bay Builders Association, The American Institution of Architects, and is a member of the Florida Green Building Coalition.

Visit Our Model Homes

Your Home Dream Home may be closer than you think. Select any pin on the map below and the contact information will display to the left. Click the model name on the left for additional model home information.

Bayshore 1688 (Coming Soon)

Tampa, FL 33609

This model is coming soon, contact Keith Petrauskas for more information.


ARH Homes