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Lakewood Ranch: A Proud Heritage

1922, The Uihlein family, founders of the Schlitz Brewing Company, acquired more than 48 square miles of land east of I-75 in Manatee and Sarasota counties, at the southern reaches of the greater Tampa Bay area, creating what is today Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, Inc. (SMR).

In intervening years, SMR expanded to include the award-winning master-planned community of Lakewood Ranch, SMR Aggregates, The Sarasota Polo Club, and the diversified agricultural operations of SMR Farms.

Still Growing Florida

We started more than 80 years ago with timber and ranching. Today, our 31,000-acre agribusiness, SMR Farms, produces sod and improved turf grasses, containerized and field-grown trees, premium Brangus and hybrid cattle, and citrus for both the juice and fresh-fruit markets.

We're proud of the reputation we earned over the years and the confidence our customers have in us. And we're proud to have been a leader in environmental stewardship and water management. Whether it's the preservation of sensitive habitat, extensive use of alternative water resources or implementation of Best Management Practices, we've made natural resource management a part of every decision.

Our Legacy
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Our Legacy

In the early 1900s, John Schroeder of Milwaukee, the owner of furniture, turpentine and lumber and milling businesses, assembled the beautiful land, rich in natural resources, that is, today, Schroeder-Manatee Ranch (SMR).

Our Commitment
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Our Commitment

For nearly a century, Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, the parent company of Lakewood Ranch, has been committed to the protection and preservation of the land within its care.

Green Lifestyle
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Green Lifestyle

Since 2005, every new village in Lakewood Ranch has been being built "green," incorporating building products and techniques that result in a healthier, more energy-efficient, and environmentally responsible home.

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The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund's mission is to help support programs that enhance the community in the areas of education, youth activities, elder care, health, libraries, culture and the environment. Since its inception in 2000, it has given more than $200,000 to nonprofits championing these causes.

Career Opportunities
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Career Opportunities

Lakewood Ranch is always looking for employees that understand our commitment to excellence. Below are the openings we currently have available. Apply online by clicking on the position you feel you are most qualified for. We look forward to reviewing your resume and talking with you about joining our team.


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