Tom Lykos, President of The Lykos Group, describes his upbringing as a unique blend of old-school values and a keen awareness of the tremendous opportunities available to American citizens. The son of Greek immigrants, Lykos’ father Sonny was a baby boomer raised with the work ethic and values typical of the generations that built this country, lessons he applied when parenting his own children.
“My father taught my brother, sisters and me two important lessons,” says Tom Lykos. “First, America allows every person the opportunity to pursue success, wealth and happiness, but these things are the results of hard work and sacrifice. America owes you nothing.” The second and perhaps most important lesson, he explains, is that our maker endowed us with free
will. “My father would say that as a parent, his responsibility was to teach us the difference between right and wrong. We had the right to make life choices, but we were responsible for accepting the consequences of those choices.” As Lykos and his siblings matured, they learned to sacrifice short-term gratification for long-term security and success, along with the inevitable lessons that come with exercising free will, and enduring the consequences of youthful bad choices. Though their father died in 2008, his legacy lives on in his children: a commitment to responsibility, personal accountability and the pursuit of success with integrity.
Today, Tom Lykos applies his father’s lessons and examples as leader of The Lykos Group, Inc., serving Southwest Florida homeowners by providing more than 800 complete custom home and condominium renovations, and new custom homes since 1991. Throughout its nearly 30-year commitment to excellence, The Lykos Group has developed an extensive repertoire of proprietary skills, including its Custom Renovation Analysis and its Design/Build Process. Its experienced team is led by skilled craftsmen, planners and thinkers, all of whom are passionate about transforming homes into special places. “We know building can be a complex process with many variables,” says Lykos. “Our solution has always been simple: treat every client like a friend.”
The Lykos Group’s philosophy, passion and professionalism continue to pay off. Recently, the company received five coveted Sand Dollar Awards from the Collier Building Industry Association, of which Tom has served for many years, including President of the association in 2009. In 2019, The Lykos Group won awards for Product Design of the Year – Single Family Homes $4,500,001-$5,000,000 for its Naples Vibe private residence in Pelican Bay; Whole House Remodel $300,001-$400,000 for its Contemporary Seaside Escape private residence in Pelican Bay; Whole House Remodel $700,001-$800,000 for its Spanish Colonial private residence in Naples Cay; Space Renovation Under $100,000 for its Coastal Elegant Bathroom in a private residence in
Pelican Bay, and Best Kitchen Design $4,500,001-$5,000,000 for its Runway Kitchen in a private residence, Parkshore. “We always appreciate recognition from our industry peers,” said Lykos, “but moreover, we strive to serve as a trusted source for our clients in every detail of a project—from initial consultation to architectural design, to expert craftsmanship and finally, the completion of custom homes.”
About The Lykos Group
Founded by Sonny Lykos in 1991, The Lykos Group, Inc. is a design-build residential construction company, specializing in the renovation of single-family homes and condominiums as well as the construction of new custom single family homes. Company offices are located at 4779 Enterprise Avenue, Naples, FL 34104. For more information, call 239-594-8510 or visit www.remodelingnaples.com.