Bowen Family Homes Celebrates 40 Years in Business

Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2009 --( What started out as a single home project for Rudy Bowen in the suburbs of Gwinnett County in 1969, turned out to be not only a career for Bowen, but one he would develop into a family business. This year, Bowen Family Homes is proud to commemorate its 40th Anniversary.

Bowen’s rise to the top of building profession is one that was achieved by a lot of hard work and dedication. His very first project included one house that he built in the quiet suburbs of Atlanta 40 years ago. After the house sold quickly, Bowen continued to build a few homes here and there, each time with the same success as his first. By the early 1980’s Bowen had forged the reputation for providing quality and value to the homebuyer and as metro-Atlanta grew, so did Bowen’s business. As many of his peers started to capitalize on the amount of growth that was taking place in the metro-Atlanta area, Bowen recognized that he needed an edge in his field if he wanted to continue his success.

That edge consisted of him developing his own land. By being able to avoid third-party development costs, Bowen was able to pass the savings onto the homebuyer.

After tremendous success working on smaller projects, Bowen began building entire communities. The communities quickly earned the same reputation for quality, value and lifestyle as the homes he previously built. By the late 1980s and early 1990s the business had taken off and Bowen needed help. He didn’t have to look too far as he welcomed his sons-in-law Mike Phelps and Tip Cape, along with his own son David Bowen to the Bowen Family Homes team.

“I know that my dad was pleased that he reached a point in his career that he could bring on his son and his sons-in-law, said David Bowen, son of Rudy Bowen. “Everything we do at Bowen Family Homes starts with the family. Having us become a part of the team was very gratifying for him.”

Today, Bowen Family Homes remains a leading creator of new home communities in major markets nationwide, including metropolitan Atlanta, Florida and Texas. The company has been honored with numerous distinctions including being named one of America’s 100 fastest growing builders and one of the top 50 builders in the nation by Builder Magazine.

“Bowen develops in only the most sought-after suburban locations close to convenient commuter routes, shopping, dining and entertainment attractions and acclaimed schools,” said Kelly Fink, marketing director at Bowen Family Homes. “Even though we have been faced with a difficult economy, we remain the fourth largest builder in Atlanta, which is something we are proud of.”

Since 1969 the Bowen name has stood for excellence in new home construction and community development. Recognized as the 25th largest privately owned builder in the country by Builder Magazine for 2005, Bowen Family Homes is a dynamic homebuilder with operations in Georgia, Florida and Texas. In 2007, Bowen Family Homes was named Georgia Family Business of the Year among medium sized companies by Georgia Trend and the Cox Family Enterprise Center at Kennesaw State University. The Atlanta Business Chronicle ranked Bowen Family Homes 5th among metro Atlanta builders in 2007 and 40th among Atlanta’s Top 100 Private Companies for 2007. Additionally, Bowen Family Homes was named the Georgia Family Business of the Year for medium sized companies by Georgia Trend and the Cox Family Enterprise Center at Kennesaw State University in 2006. Bowen Family Homes was ranked 83rd on the 2007 Professional Builder Giant 400 largest homebuilders in the United States list. These successes have been achieved by simply offering the best new home value in all price ranges. Earlier this year Bowen Family Homes launched their social media marketing plan with a new company blog, and presence on several social media outlets such as Twitter,, Facebook, and YouTube. For more information about Bowen Family Homes, please call their Atlanta region headquarters at 678-325-4554 or 1-877- MY BOWEN or visit online at

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Mike Rieman