About Us2019-02-06T18:14:03+00:00

SandStar Homes, LLC

an Independent Franchise of Arthur Rutenberg Homes

Jim Sanders brings more than 40 years of homebuilding experience and success to SandStar Homes, an independently owned and operated franchise of Arthur Rutenberg Homes.

Jim, the Franchisee and Building Company President, is well known for creating timeless waterfront homes and for delivering a remarkable building experience to all of his Charlotte County and South Sarasota customers. His Punta Gorda-based team of building professionals is dedicated to meticulous detail and sensitive to each homebuyer’s unique tastes, needs and lifestyle.

His  homes have won numerous awards and are recognized throughout the area for their high quality. Before forming SandStar Custom Homes in 1991, Jim founded Five Star General Contracting, Inc. in Southwest Florida.

Jim Sanders
Jim SandersFranchisee/President

Jim Sanders is President and Founder of Five Star General Contracting, Inc., the parent company of the SandStar family of companies that include: SandStar Custom Cabinetry | SandStar Commercial SandStar Custom Kitchens and Baths | SandStar Remodeling Five Star Realty | Arthur Rutenberg Homes/SandStar Homes, LLC.

A graduate of the University of Florida’s School of Architecture with a degree in Building Construction, he also holds a class A General Contractors license, as well as a Florida Real Estate Brokers license. Jim is a member of the: Charlotte/Desoto Building Industry Association – twice Past President, Building Industry Oversight Committee, Charlotte County & Punta Gorda Chambers of Commerce, Rotary Club of Punta Gorda – past President, Professional Remodelers Council 20 Club – past Chair. The Sanders family resides in Punta Gorda and includes wife Cathy, son JT, and daughter Jenna.

Cindy Oser
Cindy OserNew Home Sales Consultant

Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Cinda has been in sales with some of the top production builders since 2010. She spent years running her own construction team that specialized in remodeling and flipping homes. Her responsibilities include daily operations of our model home, administration, realtor interaction and customer contact.

Marisa Liberti
Marisa LibertiNew Home Sales Consultant

Marisa is a licensed realtor and she joins us as a New Home Sales Consultant. Her responsibilities include daily operations of our model home, realtor interactions, customer contact, marketing and administration. She has worked 25+ years in the creative field of fashion and has a keen eye for design and interiors.