National Builder Expands Operations Into Florida Panhandle

by David Weekley Homes

David Weekley Homes, the third largest, private Home Builder in the nation, announces the company’s expansion into Tallahassee, Florida. Their first homes will be built in the Woodlands Field community of SouthWood in March.

“Our expansion into the Tallahassee market is a logical growth outcome from our operations in the Panhandle of Florida," says Randy Braden, Area President, for David Weekley Homes. "It is our opinion that customers are looking for a home builder like David Weekley Homes. Our focus on providing choice, design innovation and total customer satisfaction matches up well with the buyers I have met as I studied this market. The population growth in the Panhandle of Florida should provide Weekley Homes many more future growth opportunities," says Braden.

Heading up the Tallahassee operations for David Weekley Homes is Dee Peppers. Peppers has more than 10 years experience in the homebuilding industry. He began his construction career in Dallas, Texas and has been with Weekley since 1998. When asked about the entrance into this market, Peppers said, "David Weekley Homes is excited to enter the Tallahassee area, and particularly the master-planned community of SouthWood. We look forward to the opportunity to showcase our award-winning product designs and exceptional Customer Service to homebuyers in SouthWood. Weekley’s outstanding product along with the highly sought after amenities that the community of Southwood offers our Customers is a perfect fit."

SouthWood’s amenities include a Town Center with shopping, restaurants, professional offices and a YMCA. SouthWood will host over 1,000 acres of green space, lakes, ponds and wet lands. Residents will have access to SouthWood’s Golf Course and a Community Center that features a private club for residents, lap pool, tot pool and splash pool, his-and-hers locker rooms, playground with swings, slides and climbing equipment and tennis courts.

David Weekley is pleased to introduce buyers to their Life Design Concept in all floorplans being built in SouthWood. LifeDesign is the concept that gives a Weekley home its feeling of strength and livability. As the heart of the home, kitchens are designed to flow into family rooms. Common living areas are grouped into “activity zones” that make the home comfortable. For instance, the kitchen, breakfast and family rooms are considered the Family Zone.

Within most plans, Buyers will see FlexSpaceSM options. FlexSpaceSM options enable the buyer to choose the purpose of a room. Many times, a room can be built to serve any one of several functions: a study, game room, formal living or a bedroom. Some designs offer several FlexSpaceSM areas to accommodate a great number of room combinations. This flexibility allows the home to grow as your needs change.

David Weekley Homes, L.P. is a privately owned Home Builder established in 1976 in Houston, Texas. Headquartered in Houston, the company has built more than 50,000 homes and has expanded to 18 cities across the country. Weekley has won more than 300 awards for design and construction excellence and has a 96 percent Customer Satisfaction rating.

Weekley boasts some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, and they are extremely proud to enter the Tallahassee area as a winner of the Triple Crown of American Homebuilding, an honor that includes National Builder of the Year, the National Housing Quality Award and America’s Best Builder. Weekley Homes has been named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America by FORTUNE® magazine, six times.

For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company's web site at .

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