Press Releases

Fri, 03/02/2018

The Akarra IV, The Corindi, The Talia, The Walara and The Victoria model homes win “Best Overall” in addition to Cannon’s 27 Individual awards.

SARASOTA, FL (March 2, 2018) – Southwest Florida residential luxury custom home builder John Cannon Homes swept the competition with five “Best Overall” awards and an additional 27 awards in individual and sub-contractor categories at the 2018 Parade of Homes Ceremony held Thursday evening at The Hyatt- Sarasota.  

"We are extremely...

Fri, 03/03/2017

The Caaren, The Miah, The Akarra IV and The Victoria models are “Best Overall”

SARASOTA, FL (March 3, 2017) – Southwest Florida residential luxury custom home builder John Cannon Homes received four “Best Overall” awards and an additional 23 awards in individual and sub-contractor categories at the 2017 Parade of Homes Ceremony held Thursday evening at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.

Four John Cannon Homes’ models were awarded Best Overall – The...

Tue, 02/28/2017

John Cannon Homes ‘Best Residential Builder’ as Sarasota Herald-Tribune Reader’s Choice Winner for Unprecedented 25th Consecutive Year

SARASOTA, FL (February 28, 2017) - John Cannon Homes continues to prove to be southwest Florida’s recurring Best Builder taking home the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Readers’ Choice award in the Residential category for an unprecedented 25th consecutive year.

Renown for incomparable waterfront designs and luxury custom...

Fri, 02/26/2016

Custom Home Builder Shows Staying Power in Sarasota Herald Tribune’s “Reader’s Choice” for both Sarasota and Manatee Counties

SARASOTA, FL (February 26, 2016)  – The Reader’s Choice Awards, an annual event presented by the Sarasota Herald Tribune was held Thursday evening (March 25). John Cannon Homes once again received the first place award for “Best Residential Builder” in both Sarasota and Manatee Counties for the 24th consecutive year...

Tue, 01/12/2016

John Cannon Homes of Sarasota, has won “Best Of Design” on Houzz®, the leading platform for custom home building design and home remodeling. John Cannon Homes, Sarasota and Manatee area’s leading custom home builder was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer...

Wed, 10/21/2015

SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 21, 2015 -- With the opening of "The Mindera," a $2,299,990 luxury estate, custom-design homebuilder John Cannon marks his return to Newland Communities in Apollo Beach, Fla., as the exclusive builder in the Bay Estates Preserve at MiraBay, a neighborhood of estate-size waterfront and preserve home sites.

Rich with Spanish and Mediterranean influences, The Mindera's customized finishes and natural materials adds a signature aesthetic of luxury to the MiraBay...

Sun, 02/15/2015


Most Honored Custom Home Builder in 2015 Parade of Homes

Three Homes Win as Best Overall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SARASOTA, FL – Winning 24 awards at the annual Parade of Homes Awards Presentation, John Cannon Homes was the most recognized custom home builder in this year’s competition of 93 single family home entries. Three of those awards were in the “...

Wed, 08/20/2014

MANATEE COUNTY -- As the luxury housing market picks up, John Cannon Homes has started construction on another new model home, The Baylee at The Islands of River Wilderness. New Image

The model will feature three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a great room, dining room, kitchen, study, and a bonus room spread over 3,442 square-feet. The house also has a three-car garage.

The architecture was inspired by Mediterranean and Tuscan influences, with stone detailing and wood shutters....

Thu, 03/06/2014


Three Homes Selected for Best Overall

For Immediate Release: Sarasota, FL –John Cannon Homes, Inc. led the competition of 77 entries  in this year’s Parade of Homes Single Family Home Design Awards by taking home 15 awards. Three of those awards were in the “...

Wed, 02/26/2014

Sarasota, FL —The recently redesigned John Cannon Homes website by boostDFM, was awarded two Gold ADDYs for Best Responsive Website (a web design approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices from mobile phones to desktop computer monitors), Best Consumer Website and the AMY (Best in...

Sat, 02/18/2012

For over 25 years, John Cannon Homes has set the standards in custom home building and design, creating distinctive homes for people who appreciate the fine art of living well. Trend setting designs, affordable pricing and the ability to customize and build customers dream homes has consistently set us apart.

The entire John Cannon Homes team consists of the most talented people in their fields, from our Design/Build team that meet with you in our models to our in-house architectural...

Thu, 01/05/2012

“Customers who are considering building a new home today have done their research. They’ve visited model homes and communities and after meeting with members of our sales and design teams, they realized that they did not have to compromise on their budget, selections or level of finishes, to build the home of their dreams”, said John Cannon, President and CEO of John Cannon Homes.

The company’s success in 2011 can be attributed to their well-received model homes, The Tauri and The...

Wed, 12/14/2011

Mark, a native of Andover, Ma. has been an integral part of the John Cannon Homes sales team for the past 10 years. “Mark possesses a relentless commitment to customer service and satisfaction”, said John Cannon, President and CEO. “These traits will certainly carry over into his new role as Director of Sales and Marketing,” he added.

Now celebrating 25 years of creating trend-setting designs at an affordable price, John Cannon Homes has earned the recognition of local and national...

Fri, 03/19/2010

Sarasota, FL -John Cannon Homes, Inc. led the competition of 30 model homes in this year's Parade of Homes Single Family Home Design Awards by taking home 21 awards. Three of those awards were in the "Best Over All" category awarded to: The Kiah at The Country Club at Lakewood Ranch, The Royal Melbourne in The Concession, and The Kaleeya in Rive Isle.

John Cannon Homes received awards in the following categories:

  • Winner of Best Over All, Best Floorplan, Best Kitchen,...
Tue, 03/24/2009

John Cannon, President of John Cannon Homes, Inc. has been designated a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) by the Green Building Certification Institute. According to the USGBC website, John Cannon joins only three, including one other John Cannon employee, builders who have obtained this accreditation in Sarasota to date. Since going "Green" over a year ago, John Cannon Homes, Inc. has built or has currently under construction 43 homes that have...

Wed, 03/11/2009

Sarasota, FL –John Cannon Homes, Inc. led the competition of 60 model homes in the year’s Parade of Homes Design Awards. In the single-family homes category, John Cannon Homes was presented with 13 awards. Four of those awards were in the “Best Over All” category:

The Royal Melbourne in The Concession, The Noora in Country Club East-Royal Valley, The Merinda in Sarasota National and The Amaroo located in...

Fri, 04/18/2008

Homebuilder will assist in the Construction, Maintenance and Management of Other Real Estate Owned Properties

Sarasota, Florida- John Cannon, President of John Cannon Homes, announced today that he has formed John Cannon Homes Property Management Services.

This division will assist banks and other lenders with their other real estate owned properties.John Cannon Property Management Services will complete the construction on stalled, foreclosed properties; manage completed...

Tue, 08/28/2007

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL - A new custom home model at Stonelake Ranch is opening just in time for the Luxury Home Tour. Alvarez Homes has completed a 9,809 square foot home in the community, which will join the existing John Cannon Homes 10,500 square foot model as a tour highlight.

Both homes and the Stonelake Ranch Welcome Center will be open to the public from 10:00 - 5:00 on September 28th -30th, October 5th -7th and October 12th -14th for the Tour. After the Tour, they may be...

Wed, 06/20/2007

SARASOTA, FL -- John Cannon Homes, Inc. announced today that all homes currently under construction, as well as future homes, will meet or exceed the guidelines set by the Florida Green Building Coalition, Inc. (FGBC).

"Conservation of water resources, maintaining affordable and reliable energy sources and incorporating them into homebuilding is important to me as a member of this community" said John Cannon, President of John Cannon Homes, Inc. "Building a home that meets the Green...

Thu, 05/17/2007

TAMPA, Fla. - (May 16, 2007) Ernst & Young LLP today announced the finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2007 Award in Florida.

This year's 25 state finalists were selected from nearly 100 nominations by an independent judging panel comprised of area business, academic and civic leaders. Award winners will be announced at a gala event on Thursday, June 21 at Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando.

"These finalists exemplify the outstanding business talent...

Tue, 12/05/2006

The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch

If there was any doubt about the wealthy being able to weather the realty doldrums, The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch is proof they can.

In the latest ultra-high-end development east of Interstate 75, The Forest joins The Concession, The Lake Club and The Founders Club at the pinnacle of what developers are targeting as the good life.

Given that the land was closely held for a half-century, it might be one of the last tracts of its kind so close to...

Fri, 10/20/2006

John Cannon Homes, a name synonymous with luxurious, custom homes built on the Southwest coast of Florida has decided to carry over his residential Design /Build approach into the Commercial Construction arena.

John Cannon Construction will specialize in the vertical integration of services; providing design, space planning, construction, and financing, along with tenant improvement services. With nearly 20 years of residential construction experience, the John Cannon Homes Team has a...

Mon, 02/27/2006

Amy’s Award and Judges’ Choice Award for Best of Print Collateral at Suncoast Advertising Federation’s local ADDY Awards held on February 17th. The Suncoast Advertising Federation is an affiliate of the American Advertising Federation.

The Collection of Homes Book features stunning exterior elevations, breathtaking interior views that feature living and dining rooms, kitchens, bedrooms and baths along with outdoor living spaces. Included in the 96 pages is a section purely devoted to...

Tue, 11/08/2005

Thanks to the generous two-year pledge of $100 for each new home built, John Cannon Homes of Sarasota has set the benchmark for other builders in Florida in the Opening Doors for Kids campaign.

John Cannon understands that the shortage of skilled labor is a pressing concern for the entire industry. "We must begin now to build our own workforce and the best way to do this is through the Future Builders of America program," said Cannon.

T.J. Nutter, Chief Operating Officer of...

Mon, 11/03/2003

SARASOTA, Florida - John Cannon Homes has recently been selected as one of the nation's 50 Best Companies to Work For in the Residential Construction Industry for 2003, according to Professional Builder Magazine. In 2002 the company was ranked in the top 101 Nation's Best Companies to Work For by the same publication. "Having satisfied employees creates a commitment to excellence that is evident in every home John Cannon builds" says John Cannon, CEO of John Cannon Homes.