About Us

Meet Your Dedicated Team

We pride ourselves on their knowledge and experience in helping customers find their one extraordinary spot in Tampa Bay and surrounding areas in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Hernando counties. It’s more than simply a location. It’s where you truly belong.

Bobby Lyons

Franchise Owner

For franchise owner Bobby Lyons, growing beautiful things out of the ground is in his genes. But rather than go into the family farming business, he focused on homebuilding after earning a degree in construction at the University of Florida. Bobby was awarded the first AR Homes® franchise in 1978.

Lori Garton

Building Company President

Lori spent nearly 20 years working directly with AR Homes® founder, Art Rutenberg. His passion for homebuilding inspired her to get involved with customers by overseeing the Model Home and Design Centers. Since joining Lyons Heritage Tampa, she was awarded the Builder of the Year award—the second woman to earn this achievement.