Bonura Custom Homes

By BHG Development

Welcome to Bonura Custom Homes, the newest standard of luxury presented by BHG Development. Based in Naples, Florida, our company has redefined luxury living by seamlessly intertwining the principles of hospitality with breathtaking modern designs. As a division of BHG Development, known for its prestigious heritage in the hospitality sector, we have emerged as a visionary force, taking custom home design to new heights.

Redefining Custom Homes

Inspired by our legacy of excellence, we infuse each facet of our homes with an unwavering commitment to quality, flawlessly intertwining hospitality with the art of homebuilding. Every space is meticulously curated to weave your own narrative of luxury.

Catering To Excellence

During the early 1970s, the Bonura family embarked on their journey in the restaurant industry, gradually expanding to encompass eight premier destinations across the Hudson Valley. With a profound commitment to hospitality and a passion for curating unique experiences, they opted to construct each venue from the ground up. This meticulous approach seamlessly facilitated their transition into the domain of residential real estate.

In 2016, their aspirations culminated with the opening of WaterClub Luxury Living – an exquisite apartment complex dedicated to the ethos of sophistication and modern living. This transformative venture marked the beginning of BHG Development where their expertise in crafting bespoke spaces extends to the realm of custom luxury homes.

Our History

Our history dates back to 1972 when Joe Bonura Sr along with his wife Mary set out to open the first Perkins Pancake house in New York State.  Hard work, long hours and dedication to constant improvement paid off as Joe Sr grew from one location to many in the coming decades branching out into new and exciting entrepreneurial business along the way.  His two sons and daughter along with their spouses would eventually join the business which now spans both New York and Florida.

Some ask, “what does Hospitality have to do with building luxury homes?”  The answer is three-fold:

The first comes in knowing how to care for our customers.  Building a home is a large investment and the process can either be hurried and stressful or curated and enjoyable.  Catering to hundreds of weddings each year on the most important day of many people’s lives taught this family how to turn what could be a stressful time into a memorable and fun experience. 

The second comes in knowledge of durable and functional design that is stylish and timeless.  Knowing how to design a home that not only looks good but has a functional flow and layout that lends itself to hosting guests, incoming caterers, and just daily life can make or break the ultimate success of a luxury home project. 

The third is timing and budget.  When building any of our venues a wedding date was set and the completion date cannot be missed under any circumstances.  Coming in on-time and on-budget were requirements then and still are today as we construct our luxury homes.  Knowing where to spend the money and where we can save adds value that many other builders simply don’t take the time to do.

When you experience the Bonura Custom Homes personalized approach you will enjoy the journey as much as the final result!

Meet Our Team

Joseph A. Bonura Jr.


Joseph A Bonura Jr. is the President and CEO at Bonura Custom Homes where he is the driving force behind development and innovation. Joe grew up in the restaurant and catering businesses working alongside his family.  From a young age Joe learned the value of hard work as he gained experience from the ground up performing every job in the family business starting as dishwasher, prep cook, line cook, server, bartender and manager.  Customer service and attention to detail were ingrained into Joe’s DNA as part of working in a successful hospitality company.

The family acted as General Contractor when constructing its own buildings so Joe was around construction constantly.  After earning degrees in Computer Science and Finance from the University of Virginia Joe moved back to the Hudson Valley to help grow the family business.

Since 2004, Joe has overseen the development and construction of over $200M in projects ranging from hotels, restaurants, marinas, golf course, luxury apartment homes and luxury single family homes in both the Hudson Valley of NY and now Naples, FL.  What sets Joe apart from other luxury home builders is his hands-on approach, willingness to get his hands dirty when necessary and personalized attention to each and every project.  If Joe is not on the jobsite he is thinking about it and any way possible to improve the customer experience and quality of the product being constructed.

Joe now lives full time in Naples, FL where he and his wife Jaime are proud parents of three daughters.  Aside from commercial work, Joe has served the local community in many roles including: Board of Directors for the Economic Development Corporation of Dutchess County, Walkway Over the Hudson, Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley. Chair of the Board of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2015 and recently served as Vice President for The Poughkeepsie Alliance.  Joe is currently serving as a member of the RPA Cabinet for Royal Palm Academy in Naples, FL.

Michael E. Bonura


Michael Bonura is a founding principal of Bonura Custom Homes. Mike is responsible for all aspects of hospitality and entertainment operations as well as oversight over all back office and accounting functions of the group. Concept development, menu development, programming, and implementation are some of his specific functions. Mike is especially versed at developing a mix of product offerings tailored to a specific marketplace under ever-changing socioeconomic pressures.

A magna cum laude graduate of the Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy at Wake Forest University, Mike returned home to the family business right out of college in 2000. At that time, what would become the Bonura Hospitality Group consisted of a wedding venue in need of a rebranding and a hotel in need of a renovation. Over the next dozen years, under the stewardship of Mike and his brother Joe, Bonura Hospitality flourished into an eight-concept enterprise employing over 1200 people and hosting over 4000 events per year.

Beyond development of commercial endeavors, Mike has committed himself to giving back to the community in which he was born and raised. He is the incoming chair of the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Counties. Involvement at a high level with an organization that touches all nonprofit groups locally has truly connected Mike with causes that matter throughout the region.

Lynn Hurley

Director of Sales and Marketing

As the Sales and Marketing Director at Bonura Custom Homes, Lynn partners with clients, guiding them with precision, passion, and profound understanding. Having facilitated over $300 million in new construction home sales, she understands that the pursuit of the perfect custom home is a journey filled with boundless excitement and its fair share of challenges. Her recent partnership with Bonura Custom Homes signals a union poised to redefine luxury living standards in the region. Together, the blend of Lynn’s profound market insights and Bonura’s legendary craftsmanship presents a synergy promising unmatched excellence.

For those seeking to embark on the journey of creating their dream home, Lynn Hurley at Bonura Custom Homes offers not just a service, but a partnership rooted in expertise, passion, and a shared vision of excellence. Our utmost commitment is to illuminate your path every step of the way, ensuring that together, we help bring your dream home to life.

Robert Marino

Director of Construction

Rob Marino has joined Bonura Custom Homes as the Director of Construction. Rob has been in the construction industry for over 35 years, has been a licensed Building Contractor in Florida since 1993 and a licensed Florida Home Inspector since 2011.

Rob began his career building homes in New Hampshire, and after working on beautiful homes all over New England, he relocated to Lee County Florida in the spring of 1993. Since moving to Florida Rob has been exclusively involved in high end luxury home construction and renovation. Previously as a project manager and later as director of construction, he was responsible for completing hundreds of new luxury homes and remodeling projects in Grey Oaks, Mediterra, Talis Park, Colliers Reserve, Quail West, Pine Ridge Estates, the City of Naples, Aqualane Shores, Ft Myers and Ft Myers Beach.

Rob is an industry professional; you can expect a high level of integrity, honesty and forthright approach. He possesses a great depth of construction knowledge, a keen eye for high end finish details and a passion for innovation in construction practices.

Jennifer Bonura


Jennifer Bonura, a distinguished graduate of Wake Forest University with a Finance Degree, serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Bonura Custom Homes. With a wealth of financial acumen and strategic expertise, Jennifer is the financial steward behind the success of the organization.

In her role as CFO, Jennifer takes charge of managing banking relationships, overseeing budgets, and handling accounts payable and receivable. Her financial forecasting skills are a driving force in the company’s financial stability and growth. Additionally, Jennifer seamlessly manages human resources, ensuring that the company’s most valuable asset, its people, thrive in a dynamic work environment.

With a dedicated focus on financial integrity and a knack for effectively balancing the company’s financial needs, Jennifer Bonura is an invaluable leader within Bonura Custom Homes. Her strategic financial vision is instrumental in propelling the company to new heights of success.

David Nieves

Creative Director

David is the visionary Creative Director at Bonura Custom Homes, renowned for his expertise in crafting captivating visual branding and marketing materials. His versatile skill set spans website development, video production, and print media, all aimed at bringing bold visions to life.

As an accomplished graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), David has been a valued member of the Bonura family since 2013. In this time, he has played an instrumental role in breathing life into multiple residential projects and ensuring their resounding success. David’s hands-on collaboration with the team and management has led to tailor-made solutions that set their projects apart.

With a deep-rooted passion for creative problem-solving, David is the driving force behind the scenes at Bonura Custom Homes. His unwavering commitment to continuous learning, research, and adaptation keeps him at the forefront of the ever-evolving design landscape. David embodies a true creative visionary, consistently delivering excellence and innovation in every project he undertakes.

BHG Development

BHG Development manages a varied assortment of thriving properties in both Naples, Florida, and New York’s Hudson River Valley Region. Our portfolio encompasses catering halls, which play host to over 4,000 unique events each year, as well as signature restaurants, high-end rental housing, and an exceptional private golf club. With ownership and management of multiple properties, supported by a team of over 1,200 employees, BHG has successfully undertaken private development ventures totaling over $200 million. This includes successful remediation of contaminated properties and turning around ventures that were struggling, restoring them to profitability.

Bonura Hospitality Group

For more than 40 years, the Bonura Hospitality Group has led the way in the hospitality sector, overseeing a vibrant array of successful establishments throughout the scenic Hudson River Valley in New York. From renowned eateries to event spaces, upscale multi-family residences, and a top-tier private golf club, our varied portfolio caters to a diverse audience.

Among our offerings is Shadows on the Hudson, our flagship restaurant, where patrons can savor outstanding dining moments spotlighting the finest in fresh seafood, prime beef, and innovative culinary offerings. Seeking an ideal venue for your special event? Look no further than The Grandview and West Hills Country Club, our properties renowned for their incomparable settings, personalized service, and delectable menus.

Beyond our hospitality ventures, we present opulent multi-family housing alternatives for those in pursuit of a plush and convenient lifestyle. Golf enthusiasts will appreciate our private golf club, boasting a meticulously maintained course and top-notch amenities. At Bonura Hospitality Group, we remain steadfast in delivering exceptional service, unmatched experiences, and a commitment to excellence that has defined us since our inception in 1980.

Let’s Build Your Dream

With Bonura Custom Homes, you’ll experience the true definition of luxury living.