Top 15 Home Builders in Naples

When you're building a home in Naples where the Florida elements can take a toll on the property, you want to know it's built by a home builder who knows what they're doing.

You also want to be sure they're using the finest materials and are working with a design team who stays up to date on the most current trends.

Any quick Google search, though, will reveal that there's no shortage of builders throughout Naples. Making sense of all the options can be quite a challenge.

Fear not. We've compiled a list of the top builders you should be considering when building a new home in Naples.

So without further adieu, let's jump in.

Local Naples Home Builders

While Naples has no shortage of large developments being built by some of America's biggest homebuilders (which we'll cover in just a minute), we're also home to some incredibly talented local home builders.

These builders tend to focus on custom homes or more unique spec homes than the national builders, producing a more bespoke finished product for a discerning buyer. 

Let's take a look at some of the top companies you'll want to consider.

Knauf-Koenig Group

Founded by Matt and Gisela Knauf, The Knauf-Koenig Group has been producing stunning custom homes throughout Naples since 2006.

The Knauf-Koenig Group works with their clients from the inception of a project through it's closure and beyond.

Before the construction starts, they'll work with your designer and architect and conduct a site analysis. This helps them determine project feasibility and establish a construction budget and timeline.

After the build is complete, they're there to ensure that anything else that comes up is taken care of immediately.

Divco Custom Homes

Divco Custom Homes is deeply rooted in Naples.

Their current owner moved to Naples in 1977, graduating from Barron Collier High School shortly thereafter as part of their first graduating class.

After joining Divco in 1983, he bought the company from its founder and has since transformed it into one of the most prolific custom home builders in all of Southwest Florida.

Building in Fort Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, Miromar Lakes and Naples, Divco has the experience to go wherever your home search takes you.

Nova Homes

With over 2,000 completed custom homes to date, Nova Homes not only has the experience to build your dream home, they have the buying power and scale to get it done affordably.

Focusing their efforts primarily on Naples and Marco Island has allowed them to turn the process of building homes here into a science.

In fact, they now have a handful of predefined floor plans that you can choose from to simplify the build process, all while still offering full customization if desired.

Each of Nova's homes is also a “High Performance Home, which, according to the Energy Act of 2005, means it “integrates and optimizes all major high performance building attributes, including energy efficiency, durability, life-cycle performance, and occupant productivity.”

Diamond Custom Homes

If you're looking for a truly custom home from a team that has a proven track record, Diamond Custom Homes is well worth your consideration.

Offering the combined experience of their team, Diamond Custom Homes relentlessly pursues the highest workmanship standards and builds with only the finest materials.

They also have a strong partnership with Edge Cabinetry and Space Creators, one of Southwest Florida's premiere custom cabinet creators. This allows them to create breathtaking kitchens that you need to see to believe

Potter Homes

If you're looking for a beachfront custom home, look no further than Potter Homes.

Potter has been going from strength to strength in the custom home and spec home space with a primary focus on Bonita Beach, but also extending into Fort Myers Beach and Naples as well.

Despite producing the majority of the spec homes along Hickory Boulevard in Bonita Springs, they're adept at finding unique ways to make each one stand out from the next.

Of course, when they put those talents to work on a custom home, they can create whatever your heart desires.

CK Custom Homes

With over 40 years in combined construction experience, CK Custom Homes has the proven ability to build the custom home of your dreams.

Their exclusive focus on custom homes built in North Naples, Old Naples, Aqualane Shores and Port Royal has allowed CK Custom Homes to hone in their process so that their customers have as seamless of an experience as possible.

They create some breathtaking spaces, so be sure to check out their gallery.

The Lutgert Companies

The Lutgert Companies is a full service developer that has been a Naples institution since 1964.

While they focus primarily on large condo developments, they're still able to provide a bespoke product to their clients that feels like it was designed just for them.

One of their best known projects is the condo residences at Mercato. Lutgert was engaged by the Mercato developers to build the condos and residents now enjoy immediate access to the incredible nightlife and shopping that Mercato has to offer.

Borelli Construction

Featuring no less than 3 generations of custom home building experience, Borelli Construction has a proven track record of producing quality, beautiful homes.

Offering both custom home builds along with renovations, Borelli is your one-stop shop for whatever your construction needs may be. 

You can find their projects in luxury gated communities such as Grey Oaks, Tallis Park, Pelican Bay and many others.

Build Construction

Build Construction is a full service developer who has extensive commercial experience in addition to their custom homes division.

With commercial clients including Arthrex, WCI and Toll Brothers, you can rest assured that Build understands how to produce a quality product.

Their custom homes can be found all the way from Manasota Key down to Old Naples, with countless projects in between.

Pere Development

Despite the truly custom nature of the homes that many of these builders produce, Pere Development brings new meaning to the term bespoke.

Pere uses only the finest materials and pays attention to the small details that make a big impact.

Take a look at their website and you'll see that their homes are truly one of a kind.

National & Regional Home Builders in Naples

Throughout Naples you'll see large neighborhoods being developed by national home builders.

These companies bring a wealth of experience and the cutting edge technology that comes with being one of the biggest companies building homes in the entire country.

The downside is that because they focus on building a high volume of homes, their properties can tend to be a little more cookie cutter.

So if you're looking for a well built product with a well funded company standing behind it, you'll want to consider one of these builders. If, on the other hand, you're looking for more of a unique and custom-tailored home, you'll likely want to focus on the local builders we covered above.

Let's take a look at these builders one at a time.

D.R. Horton

D.R. Horton is the biggest home builder in America. Founded in 1978, it's safe to say they have some experience building quality homes.

Luckily for Naples homebuyers, D.R. Horton has taken a keen interested in the Southwest Florida market. Currently they have multiple communities across the greater Naples area.

Mockingbird Crossing, for example, just off the corner of Collier Blvd. (951) and Vanderbilt Beach Rd., is one of their most recently completed communities. It features homes starting just north of $600,000, many of which are still being built and thus can still be customized.

That's far from their only offering though. You can also find D.R. Horton in Bonita Springs where they're building a massive community called Seasons.

This gated community features state of the art amenities including a spectacular club house, pickle ball courts, bocce ball courts, a gym, a resort style pool with lap lanes, and tennis courts. Homes here start just over $300,000.

Lennar Corporation

Lennar Corporation is another one of America's largest home builders. Founded in 1954, Lennar has ample knowledge of how to build not only a great home, but also a great community.

Fortunately, Lennar has been putting that knowledge to work in the Naples area, having built numerous communities here over the last 5 years.

For example, just off the corner of Immokalee Rd and Collier Blvd. they've built two communities called LaMorada and Bent Creek. Each of these feature homes and villas ranging from $261,000 to $752,000.

You can also find Lennar in Bonita Springs. Right next to the previously mentioned D.R. Horton community, Seasons, Lennar has been hard at work building their own development called Bonita National. Homes here start at $283,000 and go up to $517,000.

Toll Brothers

Toll Brothers has been ranked as The #1 Home Builder Worldwide by Fortune Magazine for the last 5 years in a row.

With that resume, it's no wonder they currently have no less than seven development projects underway in Naples. Five of those seven are currently offering homes, while the other two are coming soon.

Most of their communities range in price from $300,000 to $600,000. You can learn more about each of their different developments here.

Neal Communities

Neal Communities has been building amazing neighborhoods in Florida since 1974.

Bringing the experience and build quality you'd typically expect to find in a national homebuilder, Neal has managed to stay true to their roots and focuses primarily on developments in the Southwest Florida area.

Currently, Neal has 3 communities that are currently up and running in Naples, with another, called Seychelles, on the way. Avalon, Marquesa Isles and Richmond Park all feature homes between 2 & 3 bedrooms starting at $268,990. Avalon is quickly filling up though, so if you're interested, don't wait!

Mattamy Homes

Founded in 1978 and now operating as North America's largest privately owned home builder, Mattamy homes knows a thing or two about building a great home.

Fortunately, out of the 90,000 homes they've sold to date, they decided to build some of them right here in Naples.

Specifically, they have two communities they're currently selling homes in: Compass Landing (just off of Immokalee Rd. & Collier Blvd.) and Arboretum (on the corner of Bayshore Dr. & Thomasson Dr.).

Prices in Arboretum start in the lower $300s whereas in Compass Landing they start in the upper $300s.

Stock Development

Having built over 4,800 homes to date, Stock Development has proven to be one of Southwest Florida's most prolific home builders.

They're also one of the only builders who straddle the line between being a mass producer of more standardized homes while also producing totally custom homes.

They currently have 13 communities throughout the Naples area with homes starting in the low $400s and going all the way beyond $7MM.

Conclusion

Fortunately, thanks to the discerning buyers typically found in Naples, the cream truly rises to the top here when it comes to home builders. Simply put, mediocre builders just can't survive here long term.

Having said that, they do pop up from time to time, so we hope this list has been helpful in giving you a good starting point.

If you have any follow up questions please don't hesitate to email me at [email protected] or call at (239) 248-5580.