At Madison Homes, we measure success by the satisfaction of our clients as well as meeting and exceeding our own high standards. As professional home builders for more than 40 years, we have built hundreds of homes and additions throughout Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas.

Exclusively building new luxury homes, our focus isn’t on running to the finish line but rather developing a positive relationship with our customers, understanding their needs and desires and making the entire process one that you encourage your friends to partake in with us. With a low-volume approach, we dedicate the time and resources required to provide an unparalleled product that checks all the boxes.

Madison Homes specializes in creating homes that excite the senses. Through years of thoughtful design, our in-house team has the experience to guide you through layouts that flow, create secluded areas for private relaxation, supply a hands-on experience when it comes to finish selections and provide suggestions through our years of experience to enhance daily life in your new home. Whether building from scratch, modifying an existing plan or purchasing one of our signature homes, Madison is committed to making it your dream home. 

We believe in the importance of respecting, hiring and working side-by-side with the best building partners in the industry, many of which we’ve been working with for over 20 years. These continued, mutually beneficial relationships have resulted in greater ownership of the work performed on our projects with their heart and focus going into each one. That means a better end-result for our clients each and every time we build.

By using superior building materials, advanced construction methods and outstanding craftsmanship, your home is built to last and perform at the highest level. We remain up to date on the latest the industry has to offer as well as the latest design trends. From traditional to modern to the truly unique, we are committed to delivering a home that will allow each homeowner a lifetime of enjoyment and satisfaction.


In addition to the fine luxury homes we produce, our team is a key attribute that sets us apart. We’re a new generation of builders that understands the preconceptions our industry has historically reinforced and we’re committed to changing that. As a family owned and operated business, we all have an unwavering passion and level of commitment to what we do and how we do it. We consist of three licensed builders, an architect, an engineer, banking and investment experts as well as the best in construction management and client service, all a key part of the Madison Homes family team.

With our combined experience and education, our team brings together a wealth of professionalism and workplace knowledge to every project. We believe a great company is more than just a sum of its parts; it is hard work, dedication, continued education, and a commitment to its clientele that goes well beyond a contract. 


Susan Zimmerman

With an extensive financial background, Susan also has an eye for design. She is a Highest Honors Graduate from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Business Administration with a dual major in Finance and Insurance after having grown up surrounded by the real estate business. As owner of Madison Homes, Susan’s responsibilities include business, financial and operational planning as well as project analysis, design and selections.

Dustin Thomas

Dustin is a Graduate of University of South Florida where he earned a Masters of Architecture degree.  He has over 20 yrs experience in the residential construction industry, with an emphasis on residential design.  Dustin is also a Certified Residential Contractor.  Serving as Vice President, he manages the design department and is also instrumental in project planning, permitting, and oversight of construction administration.

Sharon Knight
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Sharon grew up in residential building construction and has worked professionally in the industry for over 18 years, and is a licensed Certified Building Contractor. Throughout her career and leadership roles, Sharon has lead client services and helped hundreds of clients through the design and build process. Serving as Vice President, she co-manages construction administration, execution divisions and post-sale service.

Gary Knight

Gary is the founder of Madison Homes and has 40 years in the real estate and construction industry. He’s built and sold hundreds of homes as well as operated a mortgage company specializing in providing VA and FHA loans, and conventional mortgages, to thousands of home buyers. Gary is a licensed CPA, a Certified Building Contractor, and a member of the World Presidents Organization.

Thomas Zimmerman

As an Honors Graduate from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Business Administration and a dual major in Finance and Real Estate, Tom is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and former Vice President at a major regional bank, with previous roles including Management Associate, Investment Associate and Investment Officer.  As owner of Madison Homes, Tom’s responsibilities include business, financial and operational planning.

Morgan Thomas

Morgan comes as an Honors Graduate from the University of South Florida with a B.S. in Business Administration, majoring in Finance. With over 10 years of experience in the real estate and construction industry, she serves as the Business Manager for Madison, overseeing the financial aspects of the business including day-to-day operations, project specific financial planning and oversight as well as a leading role with our financial partners.

Chris Petersen

Chris had a knack for Legos at a profoundly young age which lead to him obtaining his degree in Construction Management from Palm Beach State College. He has served in the construction industry for over 15 years, having held a previous tenure with Madison Homes in 2004-2005 before returning to join us again in 2017. Having equal parts field and office experience in numerous roles, responsibilities and leadership positions, Chris manages the construction schedule and build for Madison Homes.  

LuAnne Thomas Lee

LuAnne is a licensed Professional Engineer with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering with emphasis on Environmental Engineering from the University of South Florida.  She has over 20 years of experience in environmental engineering serving as a project manager, construction manager, and engineer of record on a portfolio of projects.  As a Project Manager at Madison Homes, her responsibilities include bid solicitation, procurement, contracting and scheduling.  She leads communication with subcontractors and supports construction administration.