David Hunihan.
David Hunihan.

M/I Homes has opened a new division in east Manatee County to cover the Sarasota-Bradenton market, reported the Business Observer in Florida.

Longtime local home builder executive David Hunihan was named area president for the new unit, according to a statement. Hunihan was most recently operations manager for Emerald Homes, a Tampa-based division of D.R. Horton, and right before that he oversaw sales at Lakewood Ranch-based Neal Communities for five years.

M/I had built homes in the region out of its Tampa office.

“We are very pleased and excited to be opening a new home building division in Sarasota and are confident that we can grow it and establish a meaningful presence there,” M/I Homes Regional President Fred Sikorski says in the statement. “David Hunihan brings a solid track record as a proven leader in operations and sales and we all look forward to working with David as we expand our presence in Sarasota and Manatee.”

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