2008 News Articles

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As Westwater Construction of Sarasota and Bruce Williams Homes of Bradenton have recently done, a big local home builder is shifting its emphasis to remodeling during the housing slowdown.

John Cannon Homes has expanded its services to include renovations of homes in Sarasota, Manatee and Hillsborough counties. "The remodeling process is quite complicated and very multifaceted, and requires one-point professional control from beginning to end...

Posted Wednesday, December 31, 2008

One of the area's premier luxury homebuilders has been recognized for its success in constructing environmentally spaces with Sarasota County's newest Green Business Partnership. John Cannon Homes, which is based at 6710 Professional Parkway W., Sarasota, has been operating more than two decades in Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough, Pasco and Charlotte counties. In 2006, it won the Excellence Award by Residential Design and Build Magazine.

"The idea of living in an environmentally...

Posted Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The homebuilding industry continues to suffer and struggle. In the Sarasota-Manatee area, a big company swallows its contingency plan, while a small one figures out how to grow.

This tale of two Greater Sarasota-area homebuilders has all the makings of a stellar story. For starters, it has underdog-style heroes: One is a former paramedic who's three years into running his own luxury, custom homebuilding company. The other is a former home site superintendent and salesman who, in 15...

Posted Monday, August 11, 2008

The gated community, which is part of Heritage Harbour, features mainly Lennar homes, but John Cannon Homes and Todd Johnston Homes are building in an exclusive enclave of estate homes. The area will feature about 85 homes upon completion, most of which have water or golf course views like the Karinya II where the rolling hills of River Strand's private golf course create a nice view beyond the screened-in lanai and pool area.

Upon entering the home, the rotunda-style great room is...

Posted Monday, June 9, 2008

LAKEWOOD RANCH - Luxury home builder John Cannon Homes has taken to the other end of the spectrum by creating a small division to complete and sell homes that are unfinished because the buyers or builders walked away from the work site.

WHO: Lakewood Ranch-based John Cannon Homes
WHAT: Cannon has started a small division to complete and sell homes that are unfinished because buyers or builders walked away from them.
WHY: Founder John Cannon is looking for other revenue...

Posted Wednesday, April 23, 2008

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- No developer is immune to the current downtrend in new housing, not even Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, the group behind the 8,500-acre Lakewood Ranch. But that's OK because no one really is in a big hurry to get it finished.

"I don't think any of us will be around by the time it's done anyway," said Milt Flinn, president of LWR Communities LLC, the residential subsidiary of Schroeder-Manatee. "It's been 10 years to get to this point, and at this pace, it will probably be...

Posted Friday, April 18, 2008