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Windstar Homes, founded in 1996, is a nationally recognized, award-winning Design-Build Firm headquartered in Tampa, Florida. From its inception, Windstar Homes has been an active member of the Tampa Bay Builders Association (TBBA), Southeast Builders Conference (SEBC), and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Windstar Homes is also an active member of the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Known for being one of Tampa Bay’s Premier Luxury Homebuilding Companies, Windstar Homes is the proud recipient of more than 90 Major Design and Building Awards spanning over two decades. Most of Windstar’s homes range in size from 3,000 sq ft to more than 20,000 sq ft. Each home is a one–of–a–kind masterpiece that truly exemplifies the way each of our clients live. All of our homes are designed and built to the highest industry standards and include an array of the finest products and technological advances available to builders today.


A beautiful home is a seamless expression of style, function and spirit. Creating a beautiful home is a tangible example of effective communication, trust and skill. This belief is what led the Principals of Windstar Homes, Bobby Gross and David Lesser, to create a company that takes a different approach to luxury home building.

To distinguish themselves and set their homes apart, they personally devote considerable time and energy to both the upfront planning and design processes; and to the construction of every Windstar home. The individual attention each client receives helps ensure our homes are thoughtful representations of their individual lifestyles and are perfectly tailored to their wants, wishes and desires.

Designed by a team of award-winning professionals, and then built with uncompromising materials by the best artisans and craftsmen in the industry, each Windstar Home is a perfect example of Livable Luxury — custom homes designed and built to span generations, transcend time and fulfill dreams. Windstar Homes, Where Living Begins!


Windstar’s most impressive asset is our people. The Windstar Homes Team of experienced professionals treats every home we build as if it were our own. Windstar’s management is a multi–disciplinary team of award–winning experts in their respective fields. When it comes to follow–up, our Project Teams provide hands-on assistance to ensure continuous customer satisfaction.

Windstar Homes has over the years painstakingly culled the finest subcontractors and suppliers from the Tampa Bay area and beyond. Our company has been using many of the same superb subcontractors since our humble beginnings. In this very Labor and Detail intensive business, there is no substitute for “Familiarity” on our jobsites. Derived from the word Family, these special relationships are one of Windstar’s secret weapons of distinction.

In addition to our outstanding team of subcontractors, the following are a few of our key product manufacturers: Andersen® Windows & Doors, Carrier® Air Conditioning Products, Wolf® & Sub Zero® Appliances, Kohler® Plumbing, Rohl® Plumbing, Rinnai® Tank-less Hot Water Heaters, Sherwin-Williams® Paints & Coatings, James Hardee® Trim Products, and many others.


Our commitment to Green Building can be traced back more than ten years to the dawn of the industry’s modern day green building movement. Because we have a deeply held respect for the natural environment and our homeowners, we have adopted a “Green” philosophy that transcends our entire organization.

By us building in a green and sustainable manner serves two very important purposes. The first is a responsibility to protect our valuable and precious natural resources for the benefit of future generations. The second is to ensure that every home we build takes into account our homeowners’ health, safety and the operating and maintenance costs associated with the home.

During every step of the design and construction processes, we look for and incorporate methods that make home building greener and more sustainable. Sustainable building means building in concert with the surroundings to preserve and protect the environment rather than inflict harm; this means creating homes that incorporate sustainable building practices and materials.

Our definition of what it means to be a “Green Home” also happens to be our goal for each and every project, and that is to design and build homes that use less energy, water and natural resources; create less waste during the construction process; and are healthier and more comfortable for the occupants to live in.

One of our company’s core beliefs is to always be on the cutting-edge with regard to the implementation of new and innovative sustainable products and green construction techniques that improve the quality while reducing the carbon footprint of each home we design and build. Because of this, we are constantly training and educating our entire team on the latest sustainable innovations the industry has to offer as we continue to broaden our horizons in this new “Green” world.