It's about the People.
The Principals and Managers of Heritage Builders bring nearly 70 years of development and construction experience to every home it builds.
Tom Brown - Principal
Tom founded U.S. Assets Group over 20 years ago and continues its tradition of excellence today with Heritage Builders. Prior to founding U.S. Assets Group, Tom earned a sterling track record with esteemed multi-national development companies. This success was continued as U.S. Assets Group went on to develop such noteworthy communities as Windsor (Vero Beach, Florida), Orchid Island (Vero Beach, Florida), en Provence (Longboat Key, Florida), Beau Ciel (Sarasota, Florida), Orchid Beach Club (Sarasota, Florida) and The Founders Club (Sarasota, Florida). In 2012, Tom joined partner Steve Brown in forming Heritage Builders to conceive and deliver high quality luxury homes at attainable prices.
Steve Brown - Principal
Steve has been in the development and construction industry for over 10 years. After earning his MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Steve joined the U.S. Assets Group team to manage real estate sales and marketing at The Founders Club and to help manage existing and future projects for the firm. Steve helped conceive Heritage Builders and currently manages the day-to-day operations of the company and the community development operations at U.S. Assets Group. His hands on management approach and involvement with all phases of the home construction process has helped cement Heritage Builders' reputation as one of the most innovative and reputable home builders in Southwest Florida.
Michael Rego - Custom Home and Purchasing Manager
Michael is a seasoned construction professional, with over 30 years building flawless custom homes. Michael oversees the execution of all Heritage Builders custom homes, from plan development to permitting to customer service. He also identifies and manages relationships with all Heritage Builders building partners and sub-contractors, ensuring high quality execution on every home. Michael is a Licensed Florida General Contractor.
Leif Schmidt - Sales and Marketing Manager
Leif has over a decade of experience in construction and sales and joined the Heritage Builders team in 2015. Leif's position encompasses a variety of roles within the organization, but most important are custom home service, construction management and sales. Leif has many years of construction supervision and home sales experience and brings his unique blend of skills and attention to detail to the Heritage Builders team. Leif became a Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker in 2016 and has been a Licensed Florida General Contractor since 2009.
Ed Wilson - Builder Services and Custom Home Construction Specialist
Ed has been a leader in Heritage Builders organization since its inception, and plays an instrumental role in every home Heritage Builders delivers. Ed has dedicated himself for over 15 years in both field supervision and estimating roles with some of Florida's finest custom home builders. Ed is a Florida licensed general contractor.
Preston Huntley - Community Home Team Leader
Preston leads a team of construction professionals in the company's community construction division. Preston has over 15 years as a custom and production builder. He is particularly detail oriented and brings a high level of customer service expertise to Heritage Builders clients.
Becky Bishop - Chief Financial Officer
Becky has been an integral part of the Heritage Builders/U.S. Assets Group team for nearly 15 years. She has a diverse skill set in financial management in real estate development and home construction. Becky is intimately involved in all management aspects of land development, home construction and homeowners association management.
Lori Fountain - Interior Design Professional
Through her award-winning firm, FT Designs, Lori provides Heritage Builders customers with the finest interior design services in the industry. Lori effectively balances the latest interior design trends, time tested design strategies, creative work and the personal tastes and needs of Heritage Builders' customers. Lori has been an integral part of the Heritage Builders/U.S. Assets Group team for nearly 15 years.