Davidson Homes Enters Atlanta Market
July 23, 2020
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – July 21, 2020 – Davidson Homes, a rapidly growing home builder based in Huntsville, today announced it has entered the Atlanta market with the purchase of 2,340 lots in 15 communities. The company will build in the Georgia communities of Cartersville, Cumming, East Paulding, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, Locust Grove, Loganville, Marietta, McDonough, Stockbridge and Woodstock and deliver the first home by the end of 2020.
As part of its Atlanta expansion strategy, Davidson Homes is partnering with David Pearson Communities (DPC), a residential developer based in Marietta. Davidson Homes purchased more than 2,000 lots in nine communities from DPC to accelerate its growth in the market. DPC has announced plans to expand its Atlanta headquarters to support Davidson Homes’ future growth strategies.
The move into Atlanta marks the next stage of Davidson Homes’ organic growth throughout the Southeast. Georgia is the third state the company has expanded into during the past three years. Davidson is already building homes in 44 communities across Alabama, North Carolina and Tennessee.
“The coronavirus pandemic continues to pose challenges for many homebuilders, but everyone in our company has stepped up to keep Davidson Homes growing and serving the housing needs of our customers,” said Adam Davidson, founder, president and CEO of Davidson Homes. “Our entry into Atlanta represents another step in the evolution of our company and builds on our strategy of focusing on Southeastern markets with solid economic growth and appealing quality of life.”
To lead the company’s new division, Davidson has appointed Reagan Anderson as division president for Atlanta. Anderson has more than 20 years of home-building experience developing residential properties in the south – including a decade in Georgia. Reagan will be based in Marietta and report to Greg Duriez, regional president for Davidson Homes.
“Due to the rapid growth of our business, our company will benefit significantly from Reagan’s leadership skills, experience and market knowledge,” said Duriez. “Over the course of his career, he has earned an excellent reputation for providing exceptional customer service and has built a remarkable network of contacts in the residential home building industry – both invaluable qualities that will help our company grow in this all-important market in the Southeast.”
“I am thrilled for this leadership opportunity and to be part of the amazing team Adam and Greg have put together,” said Anderson. “It is an exciting time for Davidson Homes. Adam’s strategic vision, coupled with the strong resources of Davidson Homes, put us in a unique position to grow quickly in this very active housing market. I look forward to advancing the Davidson Homes mission of providing our customers with quality homes that are built expertly and affordably.”
Before joining Davidson Homes, Anderson served as director of construction for a regional home builder where he oversaw the startup of a new Georgia division and managed operations. Before that, he was vice president of operations for an Atlanta-based home builder with locations throughout the South. He began his career as a customer relations manager with one of the country’s largest, publicly traded home builders.
Davidson Homes has moved quickly in launching the Atlanta division. The company has already hired 17 people in the Marietta office and plans to employ additional staff during the next 60 days.
Home prices in the 15 Atlanta-area communities will range from $210,000 to $950,000. Square footage will vary from 1,600 to 6,000.
Davidson Homes currently owns or controls more than 7,000 lots in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee. Davidson Homes plans to continue expansions in the southeastern U.S. in the near future.
For more information on Davidson Homes’ Atlanta footprint, visit www.davidsonhomesllc.com/states/georgia.
About Davidson Homes
Based in Huntsville, Alabama with operations throughout the Southeast, Davidson Homes focuses on delivering value through every step of the home building process. Founded in 2009, the company develops communities in suburbs surrounding fast-growth cities and brings modern management techniques to the homebuilding industry, resulting in efficiencies that make it easier for home buyers to get a high-quality home at a price that fits their lifestyle. Davidson Homes celebrated 311 closings in 2019 and closed on its 1,000th home in December 2019.