M. William Frey
Founder and Chairman of the Board, Frey & Son Homes


A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bill Frey has been a resident of Southwest Florida since 1972. He is a Florida Licensed General Contractor and highly successful construction industry entrepreneur. In addition to founding Frey & Son Homes, he was founder and chairman of The Driftwood Corporation in Ocala, Florida; founder and chairman of North American Contracting Corporation; co-founder and director of Bay Bankshares in Pinellas County, Florida; and co-founder of America’s First Home (originally 1st Home Builders of Central Florida).

An educator and author in the fields of management and finance, Bill has served as assistant dean and associate professor of the University of Massachusetts School of Business in Amherst and as associate professor of the Pennsylvania State University College of Business in University Park. His many community leadership roles span business, arts, ecological, church and social service organizations.

Barry E. Frey
President, Frey & Son Homes

A native of State College, Pennsylvania, Barry Frey grew up in Southwest Florida. He joined Frey & Son Homes in 1977, spending his school summer vacations working in various trade and administrative positions. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1985, he became a Florida Licensed General Contractor and Real Estate Broker and began working for the company full-time, becoming president in 1994. He is highly active in industry and community organizations.