David Weekley Homes said Monday it is expanding to Sarasota, its fifth market in Florida. Longtime Weekley team member Jeff Waddle has relocated from Hilton Head to Sarasota to take over as the new city’s division president.

“Entering the Sarasota market is a great opportunity for David Weekley Homes and our prospective home buyers in this great part of Florida,” said David Weekley, chairman of David Weekley Homes. “With a great location south of Tampa, a market we’ve been building in since 1998, we’re looking forward to bringing our award-winning homes to home buyers in Sarasota.”

Waddle has more than 30 years of home building experience, including 16 with David Weekley Homes. Waddle joined the company in 1999 as a project manager in Atlanta and was soon promoted to division president for the builder’s Hilton Head operations.

Jeff Waddle
Jeff Waddle

“With 4,500 housing permits issued for 2015, and stable housing prices, this is a great time for us to expand to Sarasota,” said Waddle. “This great city offers a vibrant downtown, beautiful Siesta Beach, lots of culture, great shopping and ideal weather.”

Weekley is currently building its Central Living by David Weekley homes on individual home sites around Sarasota, with new communities coming soon in Moss Creek off SR 70 and Enclave at Laurel Park west of the trail.

“Our offerings in Sarasota will include various styles, such as craftsman, contemporary coastal, modern and Low Country,” Waddle said.