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Featured Sarasota Home Builder: John Cannon Homes

The Founders Club always welcomes the opportunity to provide an exceptional home buying and luxury living experience for our current and prospective residents, which is why we have continued to build upon our preferred builder program with the inclusion of John Cannon Homes.

John Cannon Homes was established in 1987 by husband-and-wife duo, John and Phillipa Cannon. They founded the company to create and build luxury homes that bear John’s personal imprint, as he oversees every aspect of the company’s operation from client meetings, reviewing clients’ wish lists to redlining house plans and visiting job sites while homes are under construction. His attention to detail and active role within every aspect of the company illustrates his commitment to his clients' satisfaction.


With his carefully selected team, John Cannon offers competitive pricing, attention to detail, and a reputation for first-class customer service and excellence. John Cannon's extraordinary body of work and his commitment to his clients' satisfaction has set the standard for luxury custom homes in Southwest Florida. His award-winning luxury custom homes feature diverse styles of architecture - from old-world charm to sophisticated contemporary designs. Clients also enjoy the convenience of an all-inclusive process that allows John Cannon to create unique homes that reflect and complement each client’s distinct lifestyle.

As part of The Founders Club’s preferred builder program, John Cannon will soon begin construction on a new model with views of our Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed championship golf course. The Adelaide will be one of the many luxury floorplans available from John Cannon Homes, and each will be available with various architectural styles that reflect the beauty of The Founders Club’s lakes, fairways, and nature preserves. These customizable homes will offer endless possibilities for homeowners to create a truly personalized home on homesites ranging from nearly half an acre to almost two acres that can accommodate floor plans ranging from 2,200 to more than 6,000 square feet. Home and homesite packages at The Founders Club are priced from the high $700,000s to more than $5 million.

The Founders Club Golf Hall welcomes two new team members

The Founders Club residents enjoy a 24,000-square-foot Golf Hall, a member-owned club offering casual and fine dining, a golf pro shop, men’s and women’s locker rooms, and a state-of-the-art fitness center, along with Har-Tru® tennis courts, basketball and sand volleyball courts and a picnic pavilion. In addition, the Club has just added Whatmore Performance Training, which has trained athletes from the Challenge European tour, Korn Ferry tour, Canadian tour, Latin America, PGA Tour, LPGA and Symetra tour, Legends tour and Long Drive.


The Founders Club members also enjoy the community’s Robert Trent Jones, Jr. championship golf course with its 7,094-yard, par 72 layout featuring a backdrop of mighty oak, pine, and palm trees dotted with tranquil lakes, unspoiled wetlands, and natural landscapes. Golf members can utilize Sarasota’s only traditional caddie program and will never have to schedule a tee time since membership is limited to 275. The Club has also recently completed a $600,000 course renovation that included updates to the bunkers and greens for an extravagant golf experience at every turn.

In addition to exquisite homes and a growing list of luxury amenities, prospective residents will also have the benefit of zero CDD fees.

Contact The Founders Club to get full details on the many home building options available to you.  You can also stop by our Sales Center Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm, and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.  We are located at 3001 Founders Club Drive, three miles east of I-75 on Fruitville Road.  This prime location allows our residents to be close to everything Sarasota has to offer while still being able to take refuge in our boutique-style community with 700 acres of lush landscape, nature preserves, and glistening lakes, and a growing number of luxury amenities.

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