Frequently Asked Questions

Budget / Pricing

Backed by a comprehensive quoting process, we provide a fully transparent, detailed quote that lists everything, including detailed descriptions of all items down to the model number of the door handles.

You will choose a floor plan and select the desired level of standards, and we will provide a detailed quote.

Yes, all necessary permits are included in our price quote.

We include GE appliances, which have a 5-year warranty. We permit our clients to bring their own appliances, but they will be responsible for delivery coordination, installation, and any warranty issues.

Design / Customization / Floor Plan

Yes, our current model, the Regatta, is located at 605 West Henry Street in Punta Gorda Isles and is open seven days a week. Please call (941) 505-1800 for additional info or to set an appointment.

Yes, we have a vast collection of award-winning and fully customizable home designs.

We are a custom builder who can work with your own fully engineered plans.

Our Standard Features include energy-efficient items, which are in our base price.

There are numerous advantages to building a custom home, starting with the vast array of personalization options at your fingertips. Whether you’re looking for a specific floor plan configuration, desire more distinctive materials or finishes, or want to maximize the views of your lot, we can adapt one of our award-winning home designs or completely start from scratch.

Once you are ready to move forward with us, you can start to customize the details of your home. Whether you’ve chosen from the extensive AR Homes® Punta Gorda collection of award-winning designs to serve as a foundation or opted to start your new floor plan from scratch, our residential design team will create a personalized floor plan in a matter of days. From combining elements from multiple floor plans to developing one-of-a-kind features, the possibilities are endless.

Homesite / Lot / Land

Yes, we are a custom on-your-lot homebuilder.

We are happy to assist in finding the ideal property or community to build your new home. We boast unmatched area expertise in addition to established relationships with a wide array of local real estate professionals, helping you find the perfect piece of land to suit your needs.

We build anywhere in Charlotte, DeSoto, and South Sarasota Counties. Whether you’re a sunset, golf, palm tree, or water lover, we have something for you in our little slice of paradise with its perfect year-round climate and sublime scenery. Our local communities burst with opportunities for homeowners to build their dream homes.


No two custom homes are entirely alike, leading to varying construction timelines per project. Custom homes often take longer to build than spec homes, as they contain unique floor plan designs with more intricacies and custom products. Typically, our homes take 12 to 14 months once a build agreement is signed.

Yes, and with many touchpoints during the construction process.

As many times as you wish.

At any time and as the work progresses. Of course, these can be more costly during construction and delay the build timeline.

We inspect for quality at each stage of the construction process.

AR Homes® Difference / Why AR Homes®?

We are a custom homebuilder and an independently owned and operated franchise of AR Homes®, with our own in-house architectural & interior designers that assist in making your dream home a reality without the stress of running around trying to coordinate your design and selections. Our franchise owner, Jim Sanders, oversees a highly skilled team that is dedicated to superior craftsmanship and customer service. It shows in the wide range of awards our company has earned over the years, including the Southwest Florida Parade of Homes Grand Diamond Award, the Avid Cup for highest homebuying experience survey scores, the Best of Charlotte Residential Home Builder Award, and the AR Homes® Gold Cup for customer satisfaction.

Our 10-Year Service Credo is our warranty to you: If, within ten years of closing on your new home, a problem occurs which you believe is caused by a defect in original workmanship, we want to hear from you. We will inspect the problem, and if we agree, we will correct it without charge.