Memorial Day: Celebrating & Remembering American Service

Memorial day 2018

Over the holiday weekend, many Americans will camp, boat, fish, hike, and grill with family and friends.

While Memorial Day is a great opportunity to spend time with loved ones, it’s much more than a Monday off of work — for Americans across the country, Memorial Day is a time to remember the men and women who have served or are currently serving in our nation’s armed forces.

We recognize the deep sacrifices and radical service made by each of these men, women, and their families, and we appreciate so much so that their service has afforded us the freedom to pursue happiness and live safely and securely.

For all who serve, all of us at Sam Rodgers Homes are here to celebrate you, honor you, and thank you, and we’re here to remember the service of those who have passed on.


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Home Automation: Bringing Cutting-Edge Tech to Classic Home Construction

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As a long-standing luxury builder, Sam Rodgers homes prides itself as an old-school, high-quality builder.

With interior features, finishes, and design that pays homage to luxury homes of the past, our homes still find plenty of space to offer the best features of modern home living and cutting-edge technology — including home automation.

Because so many Sam Rodgers homeowners were looking for home automation tech, it was the natural next addition to the company’s lineup of top-quality home features. You spoke, we listened — Sam says Yes!

What Does Home Automation Include?

The Genoa, a beautiful model home that’s just wrapping up construction, is perhaps the greatest example of the classic-current blend.

The home comes equipped with state-of-the-art automation products like Smart Thermostats, Smart Locks, and Amazon Echo Dots. Not only are these Vitex Systems products high-quality and low-voltage, but they work completely through voice technology—with 24-hour customer service, a Vitex call center is available for home assistance if you’re on the go or questions around the clock.

Need to lock the front door on the way out? Want to cool the room down? With Sam Rodgers’ home automation technology, just say the word, and consider it done!

How Do I get Automation Technology in my Home?

Not only is the Vitex technology already built into The Genoa model home, but the tech is an available option for every Sam Rodgers home.

Whatever kind of home you’re looking to build and customize and wherever you’re looking to build it, the Vitex product line is available to bring your home up to speed on the latest and greatest in-home tech.

To learn more, check out this video about the home automation products and why they fit perfectly into any Sam Rodgers home.

Sam Rodgers Homes to Take Part in Community Charity Walk at Gran Paradiso

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Sam Rodgers Homes will participate in the 12th annual Community Charity Walk at Gran Paradiso this year.


Last year, the United Way of South Sarasota County helped mend over 54,000 distressed lives of local children, families and seniors with health, educational and financial problems.


To help create new solutions and bring about hope for those who find themselves in distressed situations, the United Way funds 35 human service programs across South County.


Along with Sam Rodgers’ sponsorship and Charity Walk participation, there will be a Sam Rodgers Homes table at the event.


We encourage others to join us for the 2.5 mile walk (or run) to for good conversation and a great cause!


Event Details

Music, food, media & prizes provided.



Saturday March 24, 2018 (Rain or Shine)



Gran Paradiso, 20061 Galleria Blvd, Venice, FL 34293


Pet and family friendly.



 For more information, visit and download a walk packet for yourself or your team. You can also call the local United Way office at 941-484-4811.


Thanks again to the United Way for caring about our neighbors in need — and for allowing us to join them in their mission.




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Sam Rodgers Participating in Manatee & Sarasota Counties’ 2018 Parade of Homes

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Parade of Homes: Manatee-Sarasota Counties!

The Parade of Homes is an outstanding collection of Gulf Coast properties that will run from February 17th – March 11. From private gated communities, custom golf course homes, waterfront or beachfront properties, to affordable family-oriented urban developments, your perfect West Coast Florida homes are featured here and Sam Rodgers is one of those builders.

At the Parade of Homes, award-winning builders like Sam Rodgers Homes are recognized for their luxury homes, quality craftsmanship, outstanding design, concern for sustainability and inclusion of the latest technology and energy-saving features.


In 2017, Sam Rodgers was recognized for:

Category 7

→ Best Curb Appeal
→ Best Kitchen
→ Best Overall with the Magnolia Model at GreyHawk Landing

Category 15

→ Best Kitchen (Tie)
→ Best Floor Plan with the Napoli Model at Gran Paradiso


This year, Sam Rodgers Homes is featuring 2 homes in the Parade lineup — and they’re sure to win!

#21 of the 2018 Parade

The Captiva at Heron Park in GreyHawk Landing | 12613 Goldenrod Avenue, Bradenton FL 34212

This adaptable floor plan features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a den along with a 3 car garage. The grand living room encompasses a spacious living area with a large sliding glass door onto the lanai, an oversized island kitchen with walk-in pantry, and a comfortably sized café area for casual meals.

A more formal dining area is situated adjacent to the grand living space and kitchen for easy entertaining. The master bedroom features a large walk-in closet and a beautifully appointed attached bath with double lavatories and a large tub shower.

This model is offered from $333,200.

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#116 of the 2018 Parade

The Bellisimo at Gran Paradiso | 20107 Passagio Drive, Venice FL 34293

A distinctive pyramid ceiling in the grand living room show off this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home. 10’ ceilings make the combined great room–island kitchen–formal dining feel extravagant. Pocket sliding glass doors open up to the lanai to show the pool and spa which is perfect for entertaining with its attractive outdoor kitchen.

The master bath boasts double vanities, a garden tub and a separate shower. Abundant storage and a three car garage make it easy to keep this home neat and organized.

This model is offered from $428,600.

Take the online tour:
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Visit these model homes at the Parade of Homes and see first-hand what Sam Rodgers Homes is all about. Fall in love with one of the homes — but if you want to customize it, you can!

It’s truly “luxury without limits” — when other builders say no to customization, Sam says Yes.

Visit the surrounding neighborhood after the Parade to see for yourself why Manatee and Sarasota County residents are proud to call them paradise: pristine white sand beaches, lush landscapes, exotic tropical flowers, areas rich in history and culture, vibrant urban areas with exciting things to see and so much more.

To learn more about the Parade of Homes, visit the website here:


New Year, New Home, Luxury Without Limits

Every January, it’s not uncommon to hear friends and family talk about what they want to change about the new year — workout more, eat more health-conscious foods, read more books, the list goes on.


While some of these New Years resolutions won’t make it past March, others are more attainable than one might think — like buying a new home to fit your lifestyle!
And in 2018, settling into a beautiful luxury home has never been easier. Sam Rodgers Homes makes the decision to buy a new residence the joyful and exciting experience it should be.


We also understand how important it is for your home to match your life. Each Sam Rodgers luxury home design offers new home buyers custom options to make your home one-of-a-kind. From flooring and lighting to fixtures in any room, the Sam Rodgers Design Studio has something for every family. And if you want to customize your floor plan Sam Rodgers can do that too. There is no limit to luxury.


While other builders say no to custom home features, Sam says YES.




Some of the other perks to enjoy when you buy a luxury Sam Rodgers home in sunny West Florida:

  • Private clubhouses
  • State-of-the-art fitness centers
  • Lakes and pools
  • Recreation parks
  • Nature trails for walking and biking


Our communities are also conveniently located near Florida attractions and the nation’s most beautiful beaches. You’ll find plenty of shopping centers, dining options and top Florida schools just around the corner from any Sam Rodgers home!


Talk about starting 2018 off on the right foot — step foot into a brand new luxury home that’s fit to your lifestyle.


Explore our homes today!

50 Years of Sam: A Look Back

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Sam Rodgers Enterprises.


Florida Grown


Few businesses can claim to be as truly family-operated as Sam Rodgers Homes. Florida grown and family run, it all began with Sam R. Rodgers. Within 10 years from graduating from the University of Florida, Sam along with his wife, Mary embarked on a new business venture, Sam Rodgers Enterprises, Inc. in 1968. Since then, Mary has worked alongside her husband as the company’s Secretary and Treasurer with his son, Richard Rodgers joining them full-time as Vice President upon graduating from Florida Southern College.


We are proud to be celebrating 50 years of excellence and success in wonderful West Central Florida.


Simple Beginnings


1968- In Lakeland, Florida Sam founded Sam Rodgers Enterprises to retail manufactured housing which was then referred to as mobile homes. The company in subsequent years was recognized as one of the top 10 retailers in Florida.


1971- Sam’s Leisure Lake Estates was developed as a mobile home subdivision in order that the homes sold by the company could be then placed in a master planned community with full amenities. This community was followed by five other rental communities and subdivisions in the Lakeland area.


Grand Achievements


1988- After observing that several homebuilders in the Ocala-Leesburg area were having success in building retirement homes, Sam decided to develop Sandpiper Golf & Country Club in Lakeland and venture in to building homes on site rather than buying a factory built product. Sandpiper was an immediate success with 232 homes sold in the first year of the 1169 lots within this golf course and country club community with full amenities.


1989-1999 – Estates of Beacon Woods with 500 homes and Legacy of Leesburg with 999 homes followed using the same success formula: Quality Home Construction and a well planned community with amenities developed by Sam.


1994- Present- In Southwest Florida, Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club (1,325 homes), Greyhawk Landing and Greyhawk Landing West (1,271 homes) and Gran Paradiso (2,000 homes) were developed in Sarasota and Manatee counties.


Today we still develop outstanding communities in which our beautiful semi-custom homes are built to the highest quality standards.



And Beyond …


2018 is our anniversary year and we have 2 new beautiful communities planned. Arbour Lake will be located in Sarasota and Grand Oaks will be located in Venice.   Along with these communities, we are continuing to build our fine semi-custom homes in Greyhawk Landing West and Gran Paradiso.


Celebrate With Us


In honor of our 50 years in Florida, we are celebrating by giving back to our buyers and community!


There has truly never been a better time to purchase your dream Sam Rodgers home with special incentives in effect during 2018.


There is no time like the present to receive this present from us to you!

50 Years ~ Up to $50k in Savings

There is truly no substitution for experience and it is with great pride that all of us at Sam Rodgers Homes celebrate our 50th year building luxury homes in Southwest Florida. We’ve spent the past half century helping dreams come true in our beautifully appointed homes and we’d like to put our skills to use for you.

For a limited time, while commemorating our 50 years, we’re offering 50% off design upgrades up to $50,000. That means you can make a worthwhile, long term investment into the life of your home–for half the price.

Be sure to visit our state-of-the-art design studio to select the features and fixtures you want inside your home. Choose from a wide range of options–Moen faucets, GE and Whirlpool appliances, wood plank tiles, and quartz countertops are all available to fit your lifestyle and to make your home uniquely you.


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50 YEARS ~ UP TO $50k in SAVINGS ~ Purchase must be made by December 31st.

*Credit will be applied after design studio selections are made and signed off on. The credit may be applied towards available features and selections only and may not be exchanged for any other incentive. Any unused portions of the design studio credit will be forfeited. It can’t be used towards structural items, pools, low voltage, outdoor kitchens and is subject to change without notice.


Why Sam Chooses Moen Fixtures – And Why You Should Too

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At Sam Rodgers, we strive to combine luxury, elegance and quality every step of the way.

We work toward our customer’s complete satisfaction, creating uniquely designed, custom homes to match their lifestyle and taste.

When you buy Sam, this mission doesn’t end with the big picture details of your custom home. We bring luxury, elegance, and quality to the most minute details.

As a homebuyer, you should come home to not only beautiful design, but also practical, reliable, and functional features for everyday home life. Plumbing fixtures are no exception.

For this reason, we recommend Moen when it comes to plumbing fixtures. Here’s why.

About Moen

Moen has been a leading innovator in plumbing fixture designs and manufacturing for 70 years. It has earned its way to being considered the number one North American brand for its innovation and quality craftsmanship.

Much like us, Moen prioritizes the user perspective in its designs. Customer needs and insights are what led the way 70 years ago when Moen got its start, and it is what still leads the way in the development of their products today, resulting in fixtures both delightful and practical for everyday use.

For all of its products, Moen’s ultimate goal is to create elegant and luxurious designs that provide peak functionality, ease of use, and a reliable shelf life to stand the test of time.

Moen Products & Innovations

To achieve its goal, Moen uses the latest innovations for their plumbing fixtures.

From their kitchen MotionSense Touchless Faucets and power technology (which allows better force for cleaning while limiting splashback) to their Magnetix Showerheads and Microban Faucets (to help prevent harmful bacterial growth), Moen truly knows how to blend quality and practicality.

For years, Moen has led the way in creating stylish and easy to use kitchen faucets with a variety of hands-free technologies, as well as numerous pull-out and pull-down faucets for cleaning with less mess and water waste.

A Perfect Combination

With a history and passion for innovative design, Moen fixtures are the perfect products to complete the details of every Sam Rodgers home.

We offer our buyers complete freedom when it comes to home customization, but we certainly encourage our buyers to visit our design studio and see Moen’s elegant and quality fixtures up close.

We trust that you’ll see why Moen remains our top pick for interior fixtures and that you’ll find the right match for your custom Sam Rodgers home.

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The Bears, Venice, Florida

From Bill & Denise Bear, Venice, Florida:

“Thank you so much for all of your help this past year. You began as our sales agent and quickly became our friend helping in countless ways. We really appreciate all of the pictures that you texted over the summer as we loved seeing the progress on our home. Your fun, happy personality makes you perfect for this job. We are grateful that you were part of our journey. Thank you!”

Sam Rodgers Website Wins at the 2017 Manatee – Sarasota BIA SMC Awards

Sarasota – The Annual Manatee-Sarasota BIA Celebration of Excellence Awards announced Sam Rodgers Homes as the 2017 Best Website Award winner for a builder, a prestigious recognition within the homebuilding industry.

With over 45 years of experience as a home builder, Sam Rodgers’ homes are known for their luxury neighborhoods – prices begin in the $400s in Venice’s Gran Paradiso at the West Villages and start in the $300s in Bradenton’s GreyHawk Landing.

Sought after by homebuyers with an appreciation for high quality, luxury living and the finer things in life, Sam Rodgers Homes prides itself on building places that have qualities unseen – peace of mind, assurance, and a luxury lifestyle.

With advertising agency CEA Marketing spearheading the branding and design, Sam Rodgers launched a website that drove the company’s chief brand message: “We not only build quality, but we live quality, and our homeowners are no different.”

Along with a refreshed interface and cleaner look, the site is built to be fully responsive across all platforms. The site also offers viewers with plenty of visual appeal and a seamless user experience.

Some of the intangibles included in the site redesign are SEO strategies, the aid of Google Manager to decrease load time and increase analytics tracking efficiency, and retargeting pixels to remind users of their visit and to serve them with additional ads based on their interest in exploring a new Sam Rodgers home.

“We’re proud to see the fruits of our campaign labor,” a Sam Rodgers associate said.

“We are currently selling homes faster than they can [be built]. There’s no doubt that the site is a driving force behind [this] success.”

For more information about Sam Rodgers Homes and to view the award-winning website, visit
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