About Us

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Hector Van Lennep


Graduated High School 1987, St. Andrews High School, Boca Raton, FL

University of Florida, Graduated 1991

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management from the M.E. Rinker School of Construction.
  • Graduated with Honors and the top five of his class.

Professional Licenses:

General Contractor License in the State of Florida, license #CGC057112 since 1993

Residential Pool & Spa Contractor License in the State of Florida, license #CPC1457417 since 2007

General Contractor License in the State of Georgia, license #GCQA000624 since 2008


Castleton Homes founder, Hector Van Lennep, has an extensive resume in construction. Hector began his career in construction while in high school working part time for a local construction company and quickly learned that would be his career path. He was awarded a scholarship from the Association of General Contractors and attended the University of Florida. Hector graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the UF Rinker School of Construction Management in 1991.

Directly after graduation Hector went to work for McDevit and Street, an $800 million annual revenue construction company and he was placed in Miami, Florida. His first project with McDevitt and Street was a $36 million dollar, 42 story luxury condominium located in downtown Miami. Hector worked on that project from the time they broke ground through the final close out of that project.

Hector was later hired by the developer of the above project, Turnberry Associates to assist in developing a $300 million dollar residential project in North Miami. Hector would oversee the construction of a 24 slip marina, an 8 story low rise condominium, 24 townhouse units and a $58 million dollar, 32 story luxury condominium. This project exposed Hector to many forms of construction types and practices while also exposing him to the finer finishes of residential construction. Many of the project’s standard finishes were imported from Italy and Hector worked with both project buyers and designers to customize their purchases.

In 1999, Hector relocated to Amelia Island and began the single family home phase of his career. He was a co-owner of an Arthur Rutenberg franchise and successfully constructed over 75 single family homes.

In 2010, Hector started the next phase of his construction career and incorporated Castleton Homes.

During his career he has been exposed to most all aspects of construction from the structural elements of high rise buildings to the finer details of finishes. He prides himself on being able to work well with all involved in the construction process. Hector has the attention to detail which makes the residential construction process enjoyable and rewarding for all.

His wife Lori, who has 15 years of experience in construction management and customer relations, joins Hector in his passion to provide a professional and enjoyable building process for all.




Lori Van Lennep


Florida State University

  • 1998 Magna Cum Laude graduate
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing with a Minor in Communications

After graduating from Florida State, Lori began her career as a Showroom Administer with Ferguson Enterprises, a leading plumbing supply house. She was responsible for purchasing high end fixtures, faucets and appliances for custom homes around the Northeast Florida region. She was promoted to Showroom Consultant, helping customers design custom kitchens and bathrooms.

After becoming Assistant Manager of the Ferguson Enterprises location, Lori was pursued by numerous local custom home builders to coordinate their construction process.

Lori has worked with custom home builders since 2001. She has performed the construction process duties of Purchasing Manager, Design Consultant, Customer Care Consultant and Operations Associate. She has worked side by side with subcontractors developing construction budgets and scopes of work, as well as working with homeowners to select finishes, finalize designs, and help homeowner’s visions become reality.

Lori’s shrewd attention to detail and superb customer service skills ensure that a Castleton Homes customer will have a successful and enjoyable building experience.