CHARLESTON, SC, March 15, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Ashton Woods Homes (http://www.ashtonwoodshomes.com), an award-winning national private home builder, has announced that the firm is expanding its presence with its first South Carolina division in Charleston, the oldest and second-largest city in the state. The national division of Ashton Woods Homes is comprised of 11 divisions across the country including Texas (Austin, Dallas, Houston, Killeen and San Antonio), Florida (Orlando, Sarasota and Tampa), Georgia (Atlanta,) Arizona (Phoenix) and North Carolina (Raleigh).
To lead the company's expansion efforts in Charleston, Kevin Wadley has been hired as the division's vice president of land acquisition. In his position, which marks the first and major step in kicking off the start of the new Charleston division, Wadley will be responsible for identifying specific acquisition opportunities that meet the division's strategic goals, managing the land acquisition department responsibilities, including department operations, budgets, staff development and oversight, and supervising all land acquisition escrows and title work in Charleston. Additionally, he will be responsible for locating, researching, negotiating, purchasing and overseeing development of new locations.Wadley has more than 12 years of experience in the real estate and home-building industry. Prior to joining Ashton Woods Homes Charleston, he served in a number of other land acquisition positions with other National builders in the Charleston area.
During the division's development process, Ashton Woods Homes - Charleston will be overseen be Hampton Pitts, executive vice president. Pitts, who previously served as the Ashton Woods Homes Raleigh division president, directed the company's expansion into the North Carolina market and oversaw operations, managed employees and developed key strategies for the firm's continued growth and success in that state.
The company's expansion to Charleston follows the announcement that Ashton Woods Homes has been named as the Most Trusted Builder in America, according to the new Lifestory Research Most Trusted Builders in America StudySM. The groundbreaking national research, which included more than 21,500 new home shoppers and 133 home builder brands in the top 27 housing markets of the United States, found that three-fourths of the customers report that trust is a key factor by which homebuyers' benchmark and evaluate the quality of a homebuilder before making a purchasing decision. The firm continues to place a strong emphasis on developing meaningful relationships with its customers, building successful sales teams' with knowledge and expertise in forging close relationships with homebuyers and having outstanding architectural and construction teams that focus on delivering world-class design and developing the highest quality product possible.
"We are incredibly excited to join the booming Charleston real estate market and are looking forward to continued growth and success in the coming years for Ashton Woods Homes," said Pitts. "With his previous experience in land acquisition, I feel completely confident that Kevin will lead our expansion in the right direction as well as help Ashton Woods Homes retain its reputation as the nation's No. 1 most trusted homebuilder."
"I am excited to join the Ashton Woods Home team and begin work on the expansion of our Charleston division," said Wadley. "I personally believe finding land is the key to the growth and success of any homebuilding company, and my passion for the industry and land acquisition enables me to find new opportunities that have the potential to turn into longstanding communities and homes for families for years to come."
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Ashton Woods Homes is one of the nation's largest private homebuilding companies, with operations in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Killeen, Orlando, Phoenix, San Antonio, Sarasota, Raleigh and Tampa. Recently named the #1 Most Trusted Homebuilder in America in the Lifestory Research Most Trusted Builders in America Study SM, Ashton Woods is known throughout the industry for building homes with award-winning designs that inspire, and offering homebuyers a high level of personalization options. Ashton Woods is also the only builder to nationally utilize the Environments for Living Platinum Program, a program that certifies the energy efficient status of our homes. For more information, or to experience the excitement of becoming another satisfied Ashton Woods homeowner, visit ashtonwoodshomes.com and search all of our new homes for sale.
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