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Lakewood Ranch builder John Cannon a master of tree forts to mansions

On a tour of the Korina model in the Lake Club, I was walking with the man himself, Lakewood Ranch builder John Cannon, when we started talking about what got him started in the industry.

So I asked Cannon, a self-proclaimed control freak, about the first home he built on his own.

He thought back to 1990 when the new Misty Creek neighborhood, east of Interstate 75 in Sarasota County, was struggling...

Posted Monday, March 25, 2019
The Korina Lake View

The 2019 Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association showcase begins Saturday with 107 homes

Time to don comfortable walking shoes for wandering through dozens of brand new homes that could be yours. Maybe get some ideas on what’s hot in interior styling. Or just enjoy the latest in green construction, smart homes and floor plans.

The 2019 Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association Parade of Homes begins Saturday and continues through March 10. Good luck viewing all...

Posted Friday, February 15, 2019
John Cannon Homes and Lakewood Ranch

Thank you LWR/SMR for the mention in the "A conversation with John Clarke":

When the housing market started perking up in 1993, SMR had already lined up its first builders.

“We wanted to get local builders we’d seen. We had some wonderful local builders here that took much more quality control measures than some of the national builders,” Clarke said, citing Lee Wetherington and John Cannon among them. “I think one of the great successes has been the...

Posted Sunday, January 27, 2019

Behind the scenes at one of Sar  asota's custom homebuilders 

Born to Build | John Cannon still enjoys working with clients to build custom homes.

John Cannon collects cannons. But not by design. The cannons come from custom-home clients in appreciation for the detailed service ahead of construction, the finished product and the followup. His Lakewood Ranch office is a bit of a shrine to the cannon.

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Posted Monday, April 30, 2018

John Cannon still enjoys working with clients to build custom homes

John Cannon collects cannons. But not by design. The cannons come from custom-home clients in appreciation for the detailed service ahead of construction, the finished product and the followup.

His Lakewood Ranch office is a bit of a shrine to the cannon.

The co-founder of John Cannon Homes attends client meetings, reviews wish lists, marks up house plans and visits job sites while homes...

Posted Monday, April 30, 2018

Venice Mansion sets real estate sales record


Multimillion-dollar homes abound in Sarasota County — hundreds and hundreds, by Zillow’s
count. Mansion prices stretching across eight digits are rare, though.
Records are tough to top, too. This one is notable for its location where sales of high-end
homes were sluggish over nine years.
The highest-priced home sold so far in 2018 in the Venice and mainland Nokomis area fetched
$3.25 million recently. The...

Posted Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Increase in attendance creates optimism for future sales

The 2018 edition of the Parade of Homes of Manatee & Sarasota Counties concluded Sunday with builders beaming about the number of home shoppers it attracted.
“We were real happy,” John Cannon said. His luxury custom home building company, John Cannon Homes, racked up an increase in traffic with more than 2,100 visits to his models, with each group or individual tour counted as one visit. “We enjoyed a very successful...

Posted Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Posted Mar 2, 2018 at 3:00 AM

Updated Mar 2, 2018 at 9:25 AM

Cannon, Neal notch most residential wins

John Cannon Homes won more “best overall” trophies in the single-family home competition in this year’s Parade of Homes of Manatee & Sarasota Counties with five. Five other builders all tied for taking the second most victories with three apiece in the 34 price categories.

The Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association handed out the awards at a ceremony...

Posted Friday, March 2, 2018

Early attendance has builders optimistic about potential sales for 2018.

On the first weekend of the Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association’s 2018 Parade of Homes, John Cannon Homes representatives counted 327 “units” touring the builder’s six homes.

Units, a real estate/builder term, means either individuals or groups of two or more people. With that kind of figure for one weekend, John Cannon — who founded the luxury homebuilding company with his wife, Phillipa, in...

Posted Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Via Sarasota Magazine:

Scores of design pros submitted their best recent projects—bold condo remodels, bright midcentury updates, grand mansions and more—for our inaugural Interior Design Awards competition.

Winner: The Victoria Master Bath by John Cannon Homes
John Cannon and Barbara Benigni, John...

Posted Saturday, November 18, 2017