About Lee Wetherington Homes

Home Building With A Difference!

Lee Wetherington Homes is a locally owned and operated company located in Lakewood Ranch, Florida with a very clear mission…we strive to provide you with the best experience in home building. To not only excel in our industry, but to exceed your expectations has been our goal since Lee Wetherington founded the company in 1974.

With over 40 years of home building, custom home building, experience and as the builder of more than 4,000 homes in the most prestigious and sought after communities in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Lee Wetherington Homes are esteemed by the most demanding of audiences. We are known for exceptional quality and unsurpassed customer satisfaction, coupled with a long record of outstanding community service.

We have been recognized with both local and national awards from industry peers and homeowners alike, including Best Builder from the readers of The Sarasota Herald Tribune for eight consecutive years and America’s Best Builder from the National Association of Home Builders and Builder Magazine.

The reason for such recognition is that Lee Wetherington Homes knows that shopping for a new home can be overwhelming at times. That is why we promise to provide you with the utmost convenience and service throughout your home building process.


Our Founder: Lee Wetherington

Lee Wetherington grew up in Jacksonville, Florida in a family of builders, and has worked in the construction industry for his entire life. After serving in Vietnam with the U.S. Marine Corps, he moved to Sarasota in the 1970’s, joining forces with another builder before founding Lee Wetherington Homes. Since that time, Wetherington has dedicated himself to the growth of this company, establishing an enviable reputation as a design-oriented, detail-driven builder of high-quality, single-family homes.

Lee from the start recognized that growth requires attention to more than the corporate structure. For that reason he has also placed an emphasis on staff development. In addition, he drives the company to ever-higher goals in customer satisfaction. He sets the tone at the top for his employees, who are instilled with a corporate culture of concern and caring, not only for customers, but also for community.

Wetherington sets aside time and financial resources to help those less fortunate. An active member of several boards, he has been honored repeatedly for his generous philanthropic activities. The most notable being the Lee Wetherington Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County which took his name in 2004.