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Preferred Builders Selected for The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch

Home packages starting in the $700,000's.

Southwest Florida ... Three of Sarasota's most renowned locally owned and operated builders have been selected exclusively to build in The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch. Mention custom, one of a kind homes and one will hear, Anchor Builders, Gibraltar Homes and John Cannon Homes. Each of these builders are well known for creating beautiful, luxurious homes with the highest standards of quality construction, superior craftsmanship, award-winning interior designs, and unparalleled devotion to customer satisfaction.

These three builders have an unmatched reputation for being able to create distinct, one of a kind homes, which matches The Forest's "no repeat" rule requirements of the Architectural Review Committee.

No repeat requirement

Developers want each home to showcase the owners' individual style and as a result, no two homes in The Forest will be exactly alike. Builders will work with each customer to create their dream in keeping with the Architectural Review Committee standards.

The Builders

Anchor Builders - Since 1988, Anchor Builders has been crafting custom residences that are the ultimate expressions of its clients' personal tastes and lifestyles. Anchor Builders has achieved a renowned reputation for incorporating distinctive design features, innovative technology, and uncompromising quality in each home.

Gibraltar Homes - For two decades, Gibraltar Homes has been known as a premier, luxury home builder in Florida's Gulf Coast. Gibraltar Homes has a reputation for building homes with superior architectural designs, exceptional workmanship, energy conservation, environmental sensitivity, attentive customer service, structures and investment value to last a lifetime.

John Cannon Homes - For more than 22 years, John Cannon Homes, Inc. has been making dreams come true for local homeowners. Creating award-winning custom homes as unique as the homeowners themselves, and are designed with the exquisite craftsmanship and commitment to customer satisfaction that John Cannon Homes has always embraced.

The Designs

One of the new designs is Anchor's signature, French-inspired Savoy collection. This break from the traditional Florida architectural mold offers a refreshing look while still including all the amenities luxury homeowners have come to expect.

Gibraltar has created two distinct styles for customers to choose from. The Muir Woods is a Mediterranean-Spanish Revival design and the Sequoia is a British Colonial home. Both homes feature popular aspects of home design while remaining remarkably individual and waiting for homeowners to add their own special flair.

John Cannon Homes is taking home design back to the South with the Low Country-inspired the Taronga.. Combining a traditional look with modern amenities will appeal to the homeowner looking for something with an understated elegance.

The Developer

The Forest is being developed by Sugarbowl Development Company which is comprised of Turner Family members. Tom Dabney, a member of the Turner family serves as its president. Tom is a licensed real estate broker who has completed numerous successful commercial and residential developments in the region since 1980.

For more information about The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch, call Brian Wood, Signature Sotheby's International Realty 941-364-4000 or visit: