Who We Are.
Sun America Communities is a “hands-on”, full service property management company specializing in the development and management of manufactured home communities. The philosophy of Sun America Communities is a commitment to provide quality homes offering full comfort, convenience, and livability at affordable prices. Our planned communities are designed to give you an enjoyable lifestyle and peace-of-mind.
Using proven principles of sound business management, Sun America Communities is responsible for managing resources such as capital, people, time, and materials to accomplish the overall goal; the perfect place to call home. Property management is the most important ingredient in a successful community. In addition to manufactured home communities, Sun America Communities also specializes in the development and management of self-storage facilities.
President of Sun America Communities
Sheldon Fromson, President of Sun America Communities, has developed and built more than 7,000 residential units over the past 40 years in Ohio, Florida and North Carolina.
Sheldon’s ownership of Majestic Homes, a vertically integrated custom home building organization included a mortgage company and a lumber yard. His expert knowledge in the building industry combined with the forward vertical integration of several building centers led to the construction of thousands of homes. Sheldon has developed land for residential, multi-family, and commercial developments throughout the northeast and southeastern United States.
In addition, he developed, built and currently owns in excess of 1500 manufactured home sites and over 1000 self storage units in Florida and Ohio.
The Lakes of Melbourne, Florida’s award-winning manufactured home community is yet another outstanding property for which he is responsible. The Lakes of Melbourne is a quality, totally planned community with multiple lakes, complete recreational facilities, a magnificent clubhouse and fabulous landscaping. It is Florida’s premier community with luxury homes manufactured to your tastes.
Mr. Fromson continues to remain active in the development and investment of the above mentioned businesses, in addition to his civic and philanthropic interests.
Vice President and General Manager
John McGrath has invaluable experience in the marketing and management of manufactured housing communities. He began his career with Sun America Communities in 1977 and in 1978 initiated a sales campaign for two manufactured-home communities in the northeast Ohio area. By the end of 1979 had sold in excess of 1 million dollars.
John sold custom-built homes for two years while overseeing the operations of the manufactured home communities.
In 1982, he moved to Florida, where he became Vice President and General Manager of The Lakes of Melbourne, which became the flagship property of Sun America Communities.
In 1988, John sold over $1 million dollars of Fleetwood homes at the Lakes of Melbourne. During that time, Fleetwood was the largest manufacturer of homes in the United States. The following year sales increased to $2 million dollars, making The Lakes of Melbourne the largest retailer of Fleetwood homes in Florida.
In addition to his sales successes, John completed courses at the Manufactured Housing Education Institute and became an Accredited Community Manager (ACM) in its inaugural class in 1995.
In 2002, he became a member of Skyline Homes Corporate Dealer Council. John holds a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University of Chicago and has over 35 years of experience in sales and property management.
Diane joined Sun America Communities in 1973. From those early formative years, Diane had full responsibility for the monthly profit and loss statement and the accompanying details. She is responsible for all accounting functions, including business records, accounts payable, payroll, and insurance records. In addition, Diane administers to the daily operation of the office. Her 40 years of accounting experience combined with her thorough knowledge of the housing industry, enable Diane to keep tight reigns on the direct and indirect costs of the homes, plus the expenses and budgets of each community.