Meet Lee Wetherington,
Founder of Lee Wetherington Homes
Lee Wetherington grew up in Jacksonville, Florida in a family of builders, and has worked in the construction industry for his entire life. He moved to Sarasota in the 1970s and joined 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.
From the very beginning, Lee recognized that growth requires attention to more than the corporate structure. For that reason, he has also placed an emphasis on staff development. He, along with his partners, drives the company to ever-higher goals in customer satisfaction. Together, they set the tone at the top for the team, who are instilled with a corporate culture of concern and caring, not only for customers but also for the community.
In addition to the generosity of the partners at Lee Wetherington Homes, Lee himself sets aside his personal time and financial resources to help those less fortunate. A Florida native and veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Lee started giving back in 1977 as a driver for Meals On Wheels, delivering nutritious dishes to homebound neighbors. His commitment to the community has endured throughout his career, as he is currently active on several boards and has been honored repeatedly for his generous philanthropic actions and deeds.
Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota County
Chairman of the Board
Community Foundation of Sarasota County
Served 7 years on the executive committee and as Chairman of the Board in 2008.
CFSC is a $400 million foundation.
Sarasota Home Builders Association
Home Builders Association of Manatee County
Salvation Army of Sarasota County
Manatee County Boys & Girls Club
Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
National Association of Home Builders
Florida Home Builders Association
United Way Day of Sharing
- For his many community contributions, the Sarasota County Commissioners honored Lee Wethrington with a proclamation declaring May 25 as “Lee Wetherington Day.”
- Champion of Children 50th Anniversary
- Board Member of the year
- Florida State Board Member of the Year
- John Mark Humanitarian Award
- Alex Schoenbaum Humanitarian Award
- Top Entrepreneur
- Hearthstone Builder Humanitarian Award (the industry’s highest honor for charity involvement)