When Gracewater Community Development purchased the Gracewater at Sarasota property, managing partners, Eldon Johnson and Terry Wolfram, felt there was nothing else like it. It includes 139 acres next door to a vibrant downtown, some of Florida’s best beaches, St. Armand’s Circle, amazing restaurants and so many other wonderful landmarks. They invested tremendous time and energy to meticulously craft a master-planned community that properly reflects the beauty of these wonderful Sarasota assets.

As they considered the homes that would reside at Gracewater at Sarasota, they felt deeply that these homes also need to reflect the exceptional nature of the community. They created Privada Homes, comprising a team that boasts over 40 years of residential construction experience with a track record of successfully building over 3,000 homes. Like Eldon, who has been a Sarasota resident for 23 years, The Privada Homes Team represents people who have lived and raised their families in Sarasota and care deeply for its community. 

Privada Homes was established to create and construct exquisitely designed, distinctive residences in one-of-a-kind locations brimming with life creating a resort-like atmosphere. We take immense pride in these homes because we know that these homes will be places for raising families, hosting gatherings, and creating cherished memories. We can’t wait for you to experience the Live Privada lifestyle!


Rodney Tucker

Co-owner & Director of Construction

Rodney heads all of Privada Homes’s residential homebuilding operations. He has 25 years of experience in homebuilding and has supervised the construction of over 3,000 homes. Prior to Privada Homes, he spent 22 years with Toll Brothers, where he started and ran the Tampa division. Rodney has overseen the successful buildout of numerous high-end master-planned communities in the Sarasota and Tampa Bay areas. He prides himself on doing things the right way and building organizational teams with a focus on quality. Rodney spent seven years in the Marines, where he served and supported numerous military and humanitarian missions overseas. While in the Marines, Rodney earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from State University of New York. He is a licensed residential and commercial contractor and certified builder in five states.

Michaella Tucker

Senior Manager – Construction

Michaella is involved in design, purchasing and project management at Privada Homes with a focus on facilitating the entire construction process, including pre-construction concerns, budgets, subcontractors and production schedules. She brings over 20 years of experience within the residential and commercial construction industry, having extensive tenures with industry leaders such as Toll Brothers and Gilbayne Building Company. She has an undergraduate degree from Brown University and is a former professional soccer player. Michaella thrives in a team environment where everyone is working together to achieve lofty goals with high standards.

Arjun Kaul

VP Operations

Arjun leads Privada Homes’s day-to-day vertical operations. He has over 15 years of experience in real estate and has been involved in managing all aspects of homebuilding including land development, construction, warranty, marketing, and sales. Prior to Privada Homes, he worked with Toll Brothers and Medallion Homes, where he constructed over 500 homes across a variety of product lines. Arjun has an undergraduate degree and master’s degree in real estate investment and development from Columbia University.

Brett Dahl

Construction Manager

Brett Dahl is our construction manager, managing all aspects of Privada Homes’s daily homebuilding operations. He makes the necessary changes to best meet construction deadlines while collaborating with our Homebuyers, Project Managers, and Construction Management team to efficiently align the budget and timeline from mobilization to completion.

Erin Hutchings

VP of Finance

Erin is the driving force behind Privada’s financial operations. With a diverse background in accounting that spans various industries such as land development, property management, agriculture, remodeling, and custom home building, she brings a wealth of expertise to her role. Erin earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from East Carolina University, and she’s been a seasoned real estate broker for two decades. However, she finds her true passion in the behind-the-scenes intricacies of real estate transactions. Erin leverages her multifaceted experience in accounting, real estate, and operations to keep both Privada Homes and Gracewater at Sarasota at the forefront of efficiency and technological innovation.

Heather Flaws

Marketing Manager

With over 10 years of experience in marketing and event coordination, brings a unique blend of creativity and strategic insight to Privada Homes. Having lived in various countries abroad, she offers a global perspective that enriches her approach. Passionate about homes and interior design, and with a robust real estate background, she excels in driving social media engagement and orchestrating impactful marketing campaigns. Heather’s innovative strategies and keen eye for detail ensure the Gracewater community’s brand stands out and thrives.


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