Chuck Sanders - three-time Builder of the Year for one of the Nature Coast's largest builders for the last decade - serves as president of SanderSon Bay Fine Homes.
The company was established by Chuck and his late father and mentor, Jim Sanders, the developer of the region's first master-planned community.
With more than 100 years combined experience and having developed more than 3,500 homes and nearly 70,000 home sites between them, SanderSon Bay Fine Homes is committed to building homes that are truly "as unique as your signature."
Our first focus is to make ourselves available in a professional way to existing landowners. Citrus County is predominantly made up of lots that were developed back in the '70s, and were primarily sold to investors.
We can also assist you in finding a lot within Citrus County if you do not already have your homesite.
SanderSon Bay Fine Homes started literally from the ground up, building their own offices on four acres on County Road 486 in front of Timberlane Estates.
In order to help buyers see their homes in a more natural setting, we have built "Signature Homes" in several locations around the county. This allows you to visit and view the natural settings which abound in Citrus County Florida. You will be able to envision how you might plan your own custom home on a site you like.
We offer you your custom home on your site with your ideas and your plans. Your own "Signature Home" is our goal and promise to you.
Chuck Sanders serves as President of SanderSon Bay Fine Homes. As the former president of Citrus Hills Construction, Chuck has been one of the Nature Coast's most successful builders for the past decade. Chuck personally worked with architects and designers to develop more than 30 award-winning floor plans. He also was deeply involved in marketing, including the creation of the "Ted Williams Series," the region's most upscale line at the time, and then built the nationally renowned Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall of Fame. Most recently, he completed the new Citrus Hills Welcome Center at Terra Vista, an award-winning series of new home designs.
At SanderSon Bay, Chuck is responsible for all day-to-day construction operations. He is committed to continually improving the homebuilding process by focusing on each home as though it were his own. His commitment to truly fine construction is widely recognized within the industry, allowing him to create a team of the region's finest designers, subcontractors, staff and suppliers.
Named Builder of the Year by the Citrus County Building Alliance three times, Chuck Sanders earned a BA in construction technology from the University of North Florida in 1984. He also holds a Class A Certified General Contractors License, the highest license issued by the state of Florida.
Chuck is an active member of the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce and the Citrus County Building Alliance, currently serving as a director and on its governmental affairs committee. He also has chaired a number of committees within the CCBA and served on the board of directors for the Florida Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders. Chuck served as President of the Citrus County Building Alliance in 2006. This will be Chuck's second term as leader of this organization as he continues to be dedicated to the industry and community.
Chuck is a sixth-generation Floridian and second-generation builder, he is married to Tammie and is the father of two children.
Jim Sanders serves as Director of Development for SanderSon Bay Fine Homes until his passing.
An engineer with nearly 50 years of experience in real estate development and construction, Jim Sanders set a new standard for land planning in Florida with an innovative design at Sugarmill Woods that set aside one-third of the community as permanent nature preserves. He also served as the senior officer for the development of Southern Woods Golf Club designed by Hale Irwin and World Woods Golf Club, a Tom Fazio-designed golf course that is consistently ranked among the best in Florida.
Prior to joining the Sugarmill Woods development team, Jim was a principal in a company that grew to become the largest architectural and engineering firm in Melbourne, Florida. After opening a branch office with two employees in 1957, he led the firm's expansion over an 18-year period, providing engineering and design services for thousands of homesites and many commercial developments as well as publicly funded projects for the Florida Institute of Technology, Brevard County School Board and Brevard County Board of County Commissioners.
Jim Sanders was an active volunteer for many years, serving as president of the Rotary Club of Homosassa Springs, chairman of the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation and Citrus Memorial Hospital Board, and on numerous boards including SunTrust Bank of the Nature Coast, Homosassa Springs Chamber of Commerce, Citrus County Building Alliance and the Florida Society of Professional Land Surveyors.
He also worked closely with state and county government, serving on a series of boards and committees including the first code enforcement board, ad hoc committees reviewing land acquisition and surface water quality and as a member of the Suncoast Parkway Phase II Citizens Advisory Committee.