About Built By Waters Inc

For more than 20 years, Built By Waters Inc has built a sterling reputation among home builders in Winter Haven, FL and throughout the surrounding region. We attribute the company’s rise to success to many factors, including Lori and Glen Waters’ belief in hands-on building. They want to guide each client through the design phase and provide feedback and consultation throughout the entire construction process. It’s in the small details like ceiling insets, niches, and moldings where our company shines. We want the whole project to be a unique reflection of your style and taste.

Whether you are building a new home or business, or remodeling or adding on, Built By Waters Inc is the first call you should make. Please view our past work in our gallery to get a sample of what we can do for you!

awards, Winter Haven, FL
Lori and Glen Waters, Winter Haven, FL
award, Winter Haven, FL


  Past President of the Polk County Builders Association (PCBA) – first woman president

  Past President of the Builder’s Foundation & a founding member of the Philanthropic arm of PCBA

  Named a Woman of Distinction from NAWBO

  Best Home on the Block Award – many in the PCBA Parade of Homes

  Received many Energy Plus Home Awards in the PCBA Parade of Homes

  Received The Ledger and The Sun Reader’s Choice Awards for the Best of the Best New Home Builder

  Received seven Aurora Awards – Nationally recognized Aurora Awards honor builders, planners, architects, developers, designers, interior merchandisers, and other housing-related professionals within a 12-state region, stretching from Texas to Virginia, plus the Eastern Caribbean.

  She Knows Where She Is Going – Julie Pope Award

  Builder of the Year for Polk County – 2001

  Several Parade of Home Awards, including Best Kitchens, Best Bathrooms, Best Overall Construction, and Best Floor Plan


21st Century Women

The Ledger (Newspaper)
Sunday, January 23, 2005
Article Name: 21 Women for the 21st Century

Women in Business

Woman to Woman (Magazine)
Summer 2001 Issue
Article Name: Women in Business

Landmark Article

Article Name: PCBA Celebrates Landmark Presidential Ceremony

Builder of the Year

The Ledger (Newspaper)
Saturday, December 22, 2001
Award: Build of the Year 2001

Focus Article

Focus (Newspaper)
November 2009 (Volume 2, Issue 6)
Article Name: Lori Waters, Building Strong families, building a stronger Community

Lessons Learned

The Ledger (Newspaper)
Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Article Name: Lessons Learned, Successful Women Recall Their Worst Business Decisions

Her Voice Article

Her Voice (Magazine)
May 2004 (Premiere Issue)
Article Name: Award Winning Builder – Lori Waters

Leadership Staff

Florida Home Builders Association (www.fhba.com)
Monday, October 31, 2006
Article: Leadership & Staff – Lori Waters

Women Featured

The Ledger (Newspaper)
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Article: Women of Distinction – Lori Waters

Women Honored

Accent News Chief (Newspaper)
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Article: Girls Inc. Honors Women at Banquet