Nelson Homes builds luxury homes in Manatee and Sarasota counties as an independently owned and operated AR Homes® franchise. We build in prestigious, upscale communities and on customer-owned home sites. Our featured communities are The Lake Club, LakeHouse Cove at Lakewood Ranch and Skye Ranch. All of these premier communities are just minutes from the white sand beaches of Florida’s Gulf Coast.

The Lake Club is a community of luxury homes featuring scenic lakes, a unique one-mile long park, and the Grande Clubhouse with a day spa and concierge services. LakeHouse Cove is the latest phase of Lakewood Ranch and part of the new Waterside Place Village Center in Sarasota. This community features 12 walkable neighborhoods interconnected with distinctive retail offerings and will be built around seven lakes, with more than 20 miles of shoreline, acres of nature preserves, an 8-acre waterfront park, and an interconnected trail system.  Our newest Community is Skye Ranch which offers an unparalleled level of inspired living where residents can enjoy premier resort-style amenities and relaxing pursuits in addition to the expertly designed, luxuriously appointed homes.

Our Builders

Nelson Homes is an independently owned and operated AR Homes® franchise. Derek Nelson started with Arthur Rutenberg Homes in 1989 as a building supervisor, working his way up to building company president in 1997.

Under Derek's leadership, the franchise won the prestigious Builder of the Year award four times, and the Gold Cup award, presented annually to the AR Homes® franchise with the highest customer satisfaction rating based solely on customer surveys, twice.

Visit Our Model Homes

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Trieste II 1679

9232 Starry Night Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34241, USA

Model Hours:

Mon – Sat: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm


John Dweck
Jordan Makowski


ARH Homes