President & Court-Ordered Receiver
Jerome Stewart is the President and owner of the Stillwater Companies. Mr. Stewart is a State of Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker and Certified General Contractor. Prior to forming Stillwater Homes, Mr. Stewart held EVP level positions with two private residential development companies overseeing property acquisition, entitlements, development management, financing and construction. Projects overseen included beachfront high-rise condos, townhomes, single family custom homes, and residential renovations.
In another capacity, Mr. Stewart oversaw the Property Management division of a retail development company with a portfolio of 46 properties located throughout the Southeast consisting of 2.2 MM SF.
Mr. Stewart learned to build homes while employed with Ryland Homes where he directly oversaw the construction of production grade single family homes in a golf course community.
Mr. Stewart started his career in real estate lending with various regional and national banks funding construction and development loans on residential projects and commercial income properties. In his career as a lender, he closed over $500,000,000 in loans in the State of Florida.
Mr. Stewart is an honorably discharged U.S. Navy veteran, holds a BS and MBA from Oklahoma State University and an AS degree in Construction Management from Valencia Community College. He previously served on the Lake Mary YMCA board of directors and has also previously served on the boards of directors of Habitat for Humanity, Lee County YMCA and Downtown Orlando Partnership.
Accounting & IT Specialist
Mr. Raby oversees the accounting and computer systems for Stillwater. Jeff is a Central Florida native and served 23 years in the US Navy retiring as a Chief Petty Officer responsible for shipboard AEGIS missile fire control systems. He studied accounting after his Navy service at the University of Central Florida and worked as an independent contract accountant before joining Stillwater. Mr. Raby enjoys computers and electronics in his spare time and has built his own computers.