About Us

DMI Home Builders has been Building Homes in Southwest Florida since 1977.

Since 1977, DMI Home Builders has been making dreams a reality in Southwest Florida. As a family-owned and operated business, we build more than just houses, we build memories. From Sarasota to Naples and beyond, our team works hard to bring you the comfortable, yet luxurious, lifestyle of Southwest Florida. With a variety of unique home designs and thousands of open lots to choose from, our team can help you find the perfect place to call home at an affordable price. With three generations of experience, you can trust DMI to handle your home building journey from start to finish.

The DMI Home Builders Family

At DMI Builders, family means more than family members.

Our talented and dedicated team of employees has been very important to our company’s success. Most of our employees have been with us over 5 years some over 30 years. We have also worked very hard over the years to build long-term and mutually rewarding relationships with our subcontractors. We have worked with most of our subs for many years and respect them and the job they do for DMI. Family members, employees, and subcontractors all make up the DMI family and TEAM!

Mike Peters

Mike Peters, our general contractor and vice president is a Chicago native and a graduate of Drake University (BS Business Administration) and Northwestern University (BS Civil Engineering). Mike moved to Florida in 1975 and started working in the construction industry. Working and learning the business from the ground up, he gained experience in every trade and became one of the state’s youngest certified general contractors.

In 1977, DMI was founded to provide affordable high-quality housing to Southwest Floridians. In 1981, Mike founded DMI’s sister company, The Triad Group to provide high-quality custom residential and commercial construction services to the greater Southwest Florida area. Mike’s education along with his many years of “hands-on” experience in the Florida construction industry make him a remarkably qualified general contractor.

Marla Peters

Marla Peters, our president, has lived in Fort Myers since 1955. She has seen the area grow from a sleepy small town to a bustling and fast-growing metropolitan area. Marla attended local public schools and is a graduate of Edison Community College (AA) and the University of South Florida (BA Business Administration). Marla is a Florida Certified Public Accountant and a Florida State Certified Building Contractor.

After practicing public accounting and serving as an executive in the construction supply business for nearly 20 years, she joined DMI as its president. Marla’s education and experience in the business have provided her with the qualifications necessary to keep DMI a leader in high-quality affordable homes in Southwest Florida.

Brian Peters

Brian Peters is a Florida native and a graduate of Bishop Verot High School. Brian started his career in the construction business at age 14 working summers with his father learning as much about every trade as possible. Brian has over 30 years of “hands-on” field experience and is a state-certified building contractor.

Brett Peters

Brett Peters is also a Florida native and a graduate of Bishop Verot High School. After graduation, Brett attended Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas on a football scholarship. After college Brett decided to move home and join his family in the construction business. Since joining the business Brett has worked in the field gaining a wide variety of experience in every trade and in-field management. Brett is also a state-certified building contractor.

Eric Flint

Eric Flint is the newest addition to the DMI Home Builders team.  Eric is a Florida native, he graduated from the University of Florida in 2001 (BS Industrial & Systems Engineering) and moved to the Space Coast to begin his career in the Aerospace Industry.  In 2020 Eric decided to move back to his hometown and join his family in the construction business.  Eric brings nearly 20 years of manufacturing process development, manufacturing leadership experience, and a solid foundation in lean six sigma tools that will help DMI Home Builders continue their growth into the future.

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