It Began with a Vision

Since its founding in 1987, John Cannon Homes has established itself as Sarasota Florida's premier designer and builder of luxury custom homes.

It began after John graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Building Construction from Michigan State University and went to work for a national builder. His dream was to design and build custom homes under his own name. It was a dream he's never abandoned.

After striking out on his own, John and his wife Phillipa completed and sold their first home at Misty Creek in 1990. The couple followed that success by quickly building three more homes and within a year, eight more. John Cannon Homes had firmly established itself.

Over the next thirty plus years, hard work and determination have enabled John to build over 1,400 luxury custom homes and to become the area's leading custom home builder of waterfront properties, having built more than 372. Today, John Cannon Homes can be found in more than 100 of Southwest Florida's most prestigious communities.

John and Phillipa have stayed true to their original vision, continuing to oversee every aspect of their company's operation.

Beyond the company, John is committed to the community where he builds and lives, as evidenced by his recent appointment to the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Business Advisory Board for the school's Business College.

Building a Reputation for Excellence

For over 30 years, John Cannon Homes has gained a well-deserved reputation for excellence. In Sarasota County, the company has built in the upscale communities of The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch, The Founders Club, Silver Oak, Prestancia, Turtle Rock in Palmer Ranch, The Oaks, Sarasota Ranch Club, The Hammocks, North Creek Estates, and Siesta Estates.

In Manatee County, John Cannon Homes has built breathtaking homes in The Lake Club at Lakewood Ranch, The Country Club at Lakewood Ranch, Country Club East, The Concession, Islands on the Manatee River, Legacy Estates on Palmer Ranch, River Strand, River Wilderness, Rive Isle, Riviera Dunes, Rosedale, University Park Country Club, The Preserve at Panther Ridge, Amberwynd, and Cove Sound.

Renowned for his incomparable waterfront designs, John Cannon Homes has built over 372 homes across Longboat Key, Casey Key, Bird Key, Siesta Key, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria and Punta Gorda Isles.

North of Manatee County, John Cannon Homes has also built custom luxury homes in Tierra Verde, Mira Bay, Stonelake Ranch and Lake Jovita.

John Cannon's extraordinary body of work, his commitment to his clients' satisfaction has set the standard for luxury custom homes in Southwest Florida.

A Belief in Personal Service

John attends client meetings, reviews wish lists, redlines house plans, and visits job sites while homes are under construction. Every Cannon home bears his personal imprint.

Clients like Chuck and Terri Heiter feel strongly about how much John's involvement meant to them. "While discussing the initial ideas for our home with our sales representative, John joined the meeting and sketched out our home as we spoke. He made sure that the plans reflected our lifestyle without compromising quality and materials. He made our dream home come true...on our budget.

"The personal service that John Cannon Homes offers is incomparable. There's no one like him in today's market. Every single person on the Cannon team has gone out of their way to be helpful and professional while our home was being built and we are delighted with the result!"

John Cannon Construction

While John continues to build luxurious, custom homes everywhere on Florida's Southwest Coast, he has expanded his services to meet the demands of business and residential customers by forming Cannon Construction.

John Cannon Construction specializes in providing design, space planning, construction and financing, in addition to tenant improvement services.


A Message From John Cannon

"My wife Phillipa and I started John Cannon Homes with the philosophy that your home is the fulfillment of your dream, the culmination of all you have worked for your entire life. It should be respected as such.

At John Cannon Homes, we never forget that your home is the center of your life - a place to build memories, raise a family, entertain friends and celebrate life. We're committed to making sure we build you a home where all that is possible.

My hope is that as you view our website, you gain knowledge and an understanding of our process, have your questions answered, your imagination ignited, and a spark struck that allows you to envision building your own dream home."

When you do, I want to invite you to join our growing family of satisfied homeowners. Like-minded people who have entrusted our team to build their vision. I am committed to fulfilling your dreams by making your home-building experience a fulfilling and pleasurable one.

It's your vision. It's our privilege to make it happen. Thank you for considering John Cannon Homes."

Sincerely, John Cannon