Charleston, SC, June 15, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Ashton Woods Homes Charleston (http://www.ashtonwoodshomes.com), the South Carolina division of the award-winning national private home builder, has announced that Ryan Lewis has joined the company as division manager. In his position, Lewis will be responsible for all facets of market leadership for the firm’s Charleston division, including building the local management team and acquiring land opportunities to begin home building operations in the area.
With 15 years of experience in the homebuilding and construction industry, Lewis began his career as a field manager and later transitioned into construction management, where he held several positions in division, area and national purchasing roles, including regional director of construction operations for Centex in Texas. Prior to joining Ashton Woods Homes, he served as the vice president of construction operations for PulteGroup Inc. in Georgia. Active within the industry and his community, Lewis has served on the board of directors for the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. A Georgia native, Lewis received his Bachelor of Science in construction management from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro.
Lewis’ hiring follows Ashton Woods Homes’ recent expansion with the company’s first South Carolina division in Charleston, the oldest and second largest city in the state. The division’s development process has been overseen by Hampton Pitts, executive vice president, and the company recently announced the hiring of local real estate professional Kevin Wadley as division vice president of land acquisition.
As one of the nation’s largest private homebuilding companies, Ashton Woods Homes has expanded its presence and entered the South Carolina building market to offer Charleston homebuyers a unique homebuilding experience that directly aligns with the company’s four cornerstones: Location, Design, Quality and Service. With the financial strength and management expertise required of next generation builders, Ashton Woods Homes will find and develop prime locations with its Charleston market to create a unique combination of remarkable home design and unique amenities customized to elevate the lives of the region’s homebuyers.
“Ashton Woods Homes has an exceptional reputation for superior design with particular attention to detail as we work to personalize the homebuying experience and build outstanding homes in which to live,” said Ken Balogh, president and CEO of Ashton Woods Homes. “We take tremendous pride in developing homes to specifically fit each of our divisions across the United States and have chosen to enter the Charleston market to provide homebuyers with an incredibly unique and one-of-a-kind experience that will help them become one step closer to creating their dream home.”
The company, recently named the #1 Most Trusted Homebuilder in America according to the new Lifestory Research Most Trusted Builders in America Study(SM), is comprised of 12 divisions across the country including Texas (Austin, Dallas, Houston, Killeen and San Antonio), Florida (Orlando, Sarasota and Tampa), Georgia (Atlanta), Arizona (Phoenix), North Carolina (Raleigh) and now South Carolina (Charleston). Every Ashton Woods Homes community, nationwide, is built with special consideration for proximity to jobs, shopping and transportation, and every new home effectively balances healthy-home features with energy-efficiency. Ashton Woods Homes is the only builder to nationally utilize the Environments for Living™ Platinum Program, which certifies the energy efficient status of all homes and provides homeowners with the opportunity to save monthly on energy bills, as well as live healthier and more comfortably.
“We are very excited to welcome Ryan Lewis as division manager for Ashton Woods Homes Charleston,” said Pitts. “With his extensive experience in homebuilding and construction management, I am confident that Ryan will continue the Ashton Woods Homes legacy and lead a successful transition into the prosperous Charleston real estate market.”
“I am honored to join Ashton Woods Homes and assist in the expansion of our Charleston division,” said Lewis. “Homebuilding is an industry where you produce more than just a product. We build the places where people can raise their children, participate in the community and potentially retire, and the new Charleston division of Ashton Woods Homes has the opportunity to leave a tangible legacy of its unique craftsmanship and shape the landscape of the rebounding market in the community.”
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Ashton Woods Homes is one of the nation’s largest private homebuilding companies, with operations in Atlanta, Austin, Charleston, 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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