Gary Naim has been President of Petros Homes since 1991 and is a graduate of John Carroll University. He is honored to lead what clients and industry colleagues have defined as “the best team in the local custom home building industry.” Known and admired for his diligent work ethic along with a passion for building and maintaining loyal relationships with trades, suppliers and employees, Naim attributes the success and longevity of his company by putting people before profits. Along with business partner Sam Petros, the company has established a strong, stable and respected presence throughout Northeast Ohio by building memorable communities in neighborhoods of distinction. Working, living and giving back in our own communities, affirms Gary’s belief, “We’re not just building the American Dream – we’re living it ”.
Northeast Ohio born and raised, Gary credits his family and his strong faith for forming the foundation of his character and company. “My parents supported and encouraged me, my faith taught me discipline and compassion and my wife and children taught me love”.
Gary continues to enjoy time with Patti, his wife of 28 years and their three adult sons, Derek, Kevin and Shawn. He loves hiking in the Metro Parks and the outdoors as well as coaching youth sports. He has been honored to be a youth leadership coach at Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church and School in North Royalton, Ohio where he and his family have belonged for over three decades.
Gary has been active in his local and national homebuilders associations and was named “Builder of the Year” alongside Sam in 2001. Passionate about never giving up and doing right by others, Gary knows that he chose an industry and career that can be challenging on many days and thus has maintained a simple but powerful motto “If everyone around me succeeds, then I have done my work well.
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