Windstar Homes - Passion. Precision. Perfection.

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About Us


Windstar Homes, Inc., founded in 1996, is a Custom Homebuilding Company headquartered in Tampa, Florida. From its inception, Windstar Homes has been an active member of the Tampa Bay Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders.

Windstar is recognized as one of Tampa Bay’s Premier Luxury Homebuilding Companies. Most of Windstar’s homes range in size from 3,500 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 construction of their clients’ homes and to the upfront planning process. The individual attention each client receives helps ensure homes are thoughtful representations of individual lifestyles and are perfectly tailored to our homeowners’ needs, dreams and desires.

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 built to span generations, transcend time and fulfill dreams.


Windstar’s most impressive asset is its 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 Service Department provides 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 its 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 the company’s secret weapons of distinction.

In addition to our superb team of subcontractors, below are a few of our key product manufacturers.

  • Andersen Windows & Doors
  • Halo Lighting
  • Icynene Insulation
  • Isokern Fireplaces
  • Kohler Plumbing
  • Lite Touch Lighting Control & Automation
  • Rohl Plumbing
  • Sherwin Williams Paints & Coatings
  • Sub Zero & Wolf Appliances
  • Trane Air Conditioning Products


The principals of Windstar Homes feel that getting active in and giving back to the community is an integral part of the company’s overall goals and objectives. Co–owner Bobby Gross donates his time to sit on the Foundation Board at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. As an active Board Member, Mr. Gross is involved in many areas and aspects of the hospital and its operations, in the end all geared at helping children. In addition, Mr. Gross has been a benefactor for many years for organizations such as Ruth Eckerd Hall, the DeBartolo Foundation, CASA, the Make–A–Wish Foundation, and several other charitable organizations. Co–owner David Lesser has also been a contributor and remains involved with many local and national charities as well.

In addition to personal community involvement, Windstar Homes has held a multitude of successful charitable functions to benefit children of Tampa Bay. Windstar’s “Casa Linda”, an 11,000 square-foot estate complete with movie–theater, wine cellar, and pool with swim-up bar, was awarded the “2003 Make A Wish Foundation Home of the Year”. A cocktail benefit complete with an open house raised over $50,000.00 for the Tampa/Sarasota chapter of the foundation.

During the Spring of 2005, Windstar Homes sponsored and hosted a 2–week “Dream Home Tour” to raise money for All Children’s Hospital. This resulted in over two thousand people touring the residence and over $20,000.00 donated to the hospital. In addition to our numerous company sponsored events, we are constantly supporting many local and national charities.


Q. What programs and/or services do you provide to your customers?

A. Unlike most builders in Tampa Bay, Windstar Homes is a “Design/Build” Firm, offering clients much more than just a new home; we offer a “Complete Design and Building Experience,” which includes working with a sophisticated, highly trained, creative ensemble of professionals dedicated to providing a “Once–in–a–Lifetime” experience for the privileged few. Some of the services offered by Windstar Homes are as follows:

  • Homesite Identification & Procurement.
  • New Home Design Services.
  • Building & Construction Services.
  • Interior Design & Decorating Services which include Furnishings & Window Treatments.
  • Landscaping & Hardscaping Design/Build.
  • Swimming Pool Design/Build.
  • Audio & Video Design/Build.
  • Lighting Design/Build.

We’ve essentially created a “Boutique Style”, full–service, all-inclusive new home destination for clients.

Q. How does your company differentiate itself from other custom builders in your area?

A. By our Finished Product! Although we feel that our company has many distinguishing attributes, our homes truly stand apart from the rest of the field. Our Innovative Designs, Superior Quality, meticulous attention to Detail, and our unwavering commitment to Customer Satisfaction, have enabled our Product to shine brighter than that of our competitors.

In addition to our Team's ability at transforming our clients' visions, needs and lifestyle requirements into Award Winning Designs, the expertise and care exhibited on our jobsites during construction is a real testament to our company's Quality objectives. All-in-all, Windstar Homes continues to raise the bar in the Tampa Bay area with regard to luxury, new home products and services.

Q. What are some of the advantages of the Design-Build Process?

A. We have found over the years that by melding together all of the Design and Building processes, we are able to provide a much more enjoyable journey and experience for our clients. By first starting with realistic budgets and specifications, and then designing to those criteria, we create homes that are not only “Builder-Friendly”, but in addition, are well within our budgetary parameters. By then controlling the flow of information and by closely directing the Selections Process we build each home more expeditiously, more cost-effectively, and just as important, more enjoyably for all parties involved (Clients, Builder, Subs & Suppliers). These are Three compelling reasons to consider the Design-Build option as opposed to anything less efficient and more cumbersome.