SARASOTA, Fla. – Southwest Florida homebuilder Lee Wetherington Homes (LWHomes.com) recently recruited Gregg Carlson as the company’s new chief executive officer.
Carlson returns to Lee Wetherington Homes with over 30 years of experience in the real estate and homebuilding industry. He previously worked for the homebuilder from 1993 – 2002 beginning at the age of 32.
During his time with Lee Wetherington Homes, Carlson started as an estimator, grew to manage the construction management team, then ran production and later served as vice president of construction.
“Since leaving us over 14 years ago Gregg has gained a wealth of experience leading two national homebuilding companies, which will help us achieve our goals of high-quality, on-time completion and outstanding service to our customers,” said Lee Wetherington, president of the Lakewood Ranch-based homebuilding firm. “We welcome Gregg with open arms and know we are moving forward with the best person for the job.”
In his new role, Carlson will lead the day-to-day operations and provide direction and leadership to the company’s 23 employees.
Known for its high-end building, he aims to help the homebuilder recapture the middle market home buying demographic in the $400,000 to $800,000 range. Carlson will also help the company with future land acquisitions and search for new neighborhood and homesite opportunities in Sarasota and Manatee Counties and possibly outside the area, if the right opportunity arises.
Prior to returning to Lee Wetherington Homes, Carlson was the division president in Tampa for one of the nation’s largest homebuilders and helped with the company’s land acquisition and sales.
Originally from Arcadia, he got his start in the industry as a laborer, building chicken farms in Arcadia, sweeping floors and carrying lumber. He later became a carpenter and transitioned into a superintendent role.
“In addition to my relationship with Lee, one of the reasons I chose to come back to Lee Wetherington Homes is due to the company’s philanthropic efforts,” said Carlson. “Lee is passionate about this community, and it can be seen in the culture of this team. It’s great to be a part of that again. We plan to expand that even further and reach out to more organizations. I thought what better place than to come back here and take this leadership role. I feel right at home.”
About Lee Wetherington Homes
With 40 years of homebuilding experience and community engagement, Lee Wetherington Homes has built more than 4,000 homes in the most prestigious and sought-after communities in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.
Known for exceptional quality and unsurpassed customer satisfaction, Lee Wetherington Homes and LeeSure Water Pools 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.
Lee Wetherington Homes is a locally owned and operated company based in Lakewood Ranch. Lee Wetherington Homes has been designing and building high-quality single-family homes and custom homes since 1974. The mission at Lee Wetherington Homes is to provide customers with the best experience in homebuilding, delivering exceptional home designs, features and value in a caring and professional manner throughout the entire construction process. For more information, visit www.LWHomes.com.