A Tradition of Custom Homebuilding Excellence

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 our founding more than four decades ago, when we began custom building exceptional homes for discerning Suncoast homeowners. We’ve built more than 4,000 homes and established a solid reputation in our region for remarkable quality, long record of dedicated community service and unsurpassed customer satisfaction – one homeowner at a time.

Lee Wetherington, founder of Lee Wetherington Homes, About Lee Wetherington Homes - Custom Homebuilding in Sarasota, FL

A Company Founded on Principles and Values

Our company was founded by Lee Wetherington in 1974 after his service in Vietnam with the U.S. Marine Corps. Since then, Lee has devoted his life to establishing the company’s reputation as a detail-oriented and customer-focused builder of high-quality family homes. He has instilled values with his partners and team members in the company of care and pride in our community, giving back to local non-profit, educational and family-driven organizations.  

Today, Lee still serves our company as president, providing hands-on design guidance for homeowners seeking something spectacular. Daily operations are managed by his hand-picked successor CEO David Hunihan, who leads the team by carrying forward Lee’s vision and dedication to quality and community.

A Custom Homebuilding Experience, Every Step of the Way

Unlike most homebuilders who claim to produce custom residences yet offer limited options to bring your dream to life, Lee Wetherington Homes fully follow your vision. The difference is evident with our Inspiration Homes – which other builders refer to as models.

Our Inspiration Homes are exactly as their namesake implies – they are solely designed and arranged to show you the capabilities and complete elegance of our design and construction work. We encourage you to take a look to inspire your lifestyle desires and experience the possibilities of your new, custom-built residence. As you tour our Inspiration Homes, know that you can mix and match floor plans, add or remove features, apply your own touches, and so much more to create your own custom masterpiece.

It All Begins with You

The custom homebuilding process begins with you – your vision, your dream and your desired lifestyle. We have everything in-house to help you select and create the perfect materials, colors, designs and living spaces to complete your custom home. The result is a space of quality, comfort luxury and that is truly exceptional and uniquely yours.

Awards & Honors:

America’s Best Builder
National Association of Homebuilders
Builder Magazine

Builder Member of the Year – Lee Wetherington

Sarasota Home Builders Association

Builder of the Year – Lee Wetherington
Manatee County Home Builders Association

Service Company of the Year
Sarasota Chamber of Commerce

University of Florida Environmental Award
Willow Bend Community

Sarasota Best Builder
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

300+ Parade of Homes Design Awards