The Collier Legacy. Decades of Development.
Integrity, vision and respect for the land are the hallmarks of the Collier legacy. With roots that run deep, Barron Collier Companies traces its history back to the early 1900s and Barron Gift Collier Sr., founder of Collier County. As a firm that proudly notes its past while embracing its future, Barron Collier Companies has been the forerunner of responsible development, management and stewardship of extensive land holdings and other assets in the agriculture, real estate and mineral management arenas.With decades of development and new home construction behind them, Barron Collier Companies is behind such notable Southwest Florida communities as Grey Oaks, Estuary at Grey Oaks, Hawksridge, Pelican Bay, and Pine Ridge Estates. Ave Maria represents the latest addition to their residential portfolio.Their revolutionary program in rural land planning, called the “The ‘Rural Stewardship’ program was developed for Collier County’s eastern lands as an innovative approach to protecting both the environment and agriculture, while promoting economic prosperity. In just a few short years it has become a statewide – and even a national model — for rural development.