Award Winning Architects Commissioned for Neighborhood Near Kia in Georgia

James. L Strickland, founder and president of Historical Concepts and L. Mitchell Ginn, founder of L. Mitchell Ginn and Associates, Inc., were commissioned by Greater Valley Group to capture true Southern architecture.

West Point, GA, July 30, 2010 --( When determining the architectural and residential design for its classic southern homes at Quail Run, a master planned community in Chambers County, Ala., West Point developer, Greater Valley Group (GVG) called upon two of the Southeast’s leading experts in the architecture and residential design field.

To ensure they captured idyllic traditional southern architecture, GVG commissioned James. L Strickland, founder and president of Historical Concepts, an Atlanta-based architectural firm and L. Mitchell Ginn, founder of Newnan, Ga., based L. Mitchell Ginn and Associates, Inc., who together have combined experience in excess of 50 years.

Strickland, who has been recognized nationally for designing southern historic homes, recently helped design the 2010 Southern Living Idea Home in Senoia, Ga. Strickland has also worked on numerous homes across the Southeast including The Reames Residence in Atlanta that was the recipient of the Shutze Award in 2008. Ginn has also been acknowledged for his work including the notable 2006 Southern Living Idea House on Daniel Island in South Carolina.

“Bringing in Mr. Strickland and Mr. Ginn allowed us to utilize their architectural expertise,” said Tim Randolph, chief operating officer for Southern Place Homes, builders at Quail Run. “I think once you visit Quail Run, you will understand the benefits of us working with two of the Southeast’s most respected architects.”

During Quail Run’s initial design stages, Strickland worked closely with GVG to design what is known as the Cannon House in the community. Shortly after the initial design elements were put into place, Ginn was brought in on the project to help implement and revise existing plans that had already been drawn. Ginn also drew a few plans of his own including the Kendall, Ashley, Rutledge and Miss Maggie models.

Quail Run, located just five miles north of downtown West Point offers elegant three and four bedroom single-family homes beginning in the $180,000s. The community, just minutes from Interstate 85, has quickly become a popular location for buyers looking to live near Kia, supplier team members looking to live closer to work, and retirees looking to pay less than $1,000 annually in property taxes (just $960 a year on $250,000 home).

From wrap-around porches to oversized verandas, the community offers homeowners numerous floorplans and home styles to choose from. Models include ranch, two-story and traditional all of which are classically southern. Each home sits on close to one third of an acre, and range in size from 1,800 to 4,000 square feet.

Community amenities include a sparkling pool and custom pavilion, fishing lake, tennis courts and multi-purpose sports field. Quail Run also offers unbelievable access to numerous parks and recreation areas including a soon-to-be built equestrian center that is adjacent to the neighborhood. Twisted Pine Hunting Preserve is also just minutes away. Nearby West Point Lake, the Chattahoochee River and Valley Community Center and Sportsplex and Riverside Country Club ensure homeowners always have numerous activities at their disposal.

Children that reside in Quail Run attend quality schools in Chambers County including: Huguley Elementary, W.F. Burns Junior High School and Valley High School. The Springwood School, an independent, K-12 co-educational college preparatory day school is also conveniently located adjacent to Riverside Estates in Lanett, Ala., which is only a short drive from Quail Run. For more information on Quail Run, visit

About GVG:
Greater Valley Group is a real estate development company dedicated to building beautiful neighborhoods, recruiting desirable retail and improving an already excellent quality of life in the counties and communities of east Alabama and west Georgia near West Point Lake and the recently opened Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) plant in West Point. With $195 million in residential and commercial projects already underway, GVG is investing in the future, providing quality jobs and creating a desirable destination for permanent relocation for active retirees, industrial workers, executives, professionals, families and students. For more information on Greater Valley Group, LLC, please visit

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