Meet the Builder
Award-Winning Custom Home Builder
Scott and Kate Knapp founded Capitol Homes in 2007 with the dream of helping people build their ideal home. Our goal is simple: to build beautiful, long-lasting homes that deliver the same level of quality and value that we would demand for our own home.
"We are passionate about building quality homes that enhance our clients’ lives."
As a design-build firm, we design each of our homes ourselves. This gives us the knowledge and flexibility to customize each home according to our clients’ wishes. We will gladly expand the garage or kitchen, add or remove a pool, or change the interior layout of the home to suit our customers.
Scott grew up in Englewood and has deep family ties to the area. Having two uncles involved in the construction industry, Scott gained an interest in building at an early age. While in college, he spent summer and winter breaks working as a carpenter for a highly respected waterfront home builder.
Looking to make homebuilding his lifelong career, Scott studied construction management at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Scott designed each of Capitol Homes’ floor plans to create an elegant, livable space that helps the homeowner enjoy the best that the Florida Suncoast has to offer. Scott has won prominent awards for his house designs, including best kitchen, best master bath, best master suite and best interior/floor plan.
At Capitol Homes, we recognize that each family is different. Scott welcomes the opportunity to customize each property to fit the lifestyle of the owner and will gladly make changes to the floorplan to accommodate different needs.
Every day, Scott visits home sites under construction to ensure that everything is progressing smoothly and on schedule. Everything must meet or exceed his rigorous quality standards. As a construction professional, Scott understands that the mark of true quality extends not just to those areas that are visible, but also to areas that are hidden behind walls and underfoot. With Capitol Homes, you can rest assured that your home will be carefully crafted both inside and out.
Scott’s diligence and dedication to excellence begins at the initial design and continues through modification, construction and final hand-off. Scott is personally invested in the success of your home and will ensure that Capitol Homes exceeds your expectations in all aspects of design and construction.
Kate KnappVice President
Kate is a native Floridian and is proud to call Englewood home. As Vice President and co-owner of Capitol Homes, Kate takes an active role in all stages of the home buying and construction process.
Kate is a member of the Englewood Area Board of Realtors (EABOR) and as an experienced real estate professional, Kate has a deep understanding of the local marketplace and keeps up-to-date on real estate trends. Kate frequently consults with clients regarding which upgrades are the most cost-effective, leading to a higher resale value for the home.
If homeowners need help in selecting a lot, Kate will work with the chosen realtor to provide detailed information regarding utility costs and other factors that help identify the ideal lot and make the purchase run smoothly.
Kate maintains a comprehensive knowledge of local building requirements and coordinates all required permitting. She also manages all draw payments and orchestrates the house closing procedure. and can assist you in the purchase of land, the sale of your current home and more.
If there is a warranty claim after construction is complete, Kate springs into action to make sure someone is immediately deployed to correct the issue. She works quickly to ensure that our homeowners can continue to enjoy their Capitol Home for decades to come.
CapitolMakes it Easier
Capitol Homes is here for you every step of the way and takes care of steps that other home builders leave to the homeowner. We make it easier for you by handling all paperwork, permitting, fees and water/sewer connection.
As permanent residents in the Englewood/Port Charlotte area, we aren’t building homes just for customers; we’re building the homes of our neighbors. Our team can answer questions about the purchasing process, help you weigh your custom options, and walk you through financing, land purchase and more.