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Raleigh Celebrates 1,000 Homes

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Five years to the day, on August 31, we celebrate our Raleigh Affiliate’s, 1,000th home closing!  We have rolled out the red carpet (literally) for our fun and fabulous new homeowners, Evan and Siena, at their new home in the popular community, Legacy Farm. The celebration started with a warm welcome home by their New Home Specialist, Chris Armstrong and our V.P. of Sales & Marketing, Carey Bender. We were thrilled to surprise the couple with a personal gift, alongside a $250 donation to the local charity of their choice, Saving Grace Animal Rescue

To mark this milestone, we spoke with Affiliate President, Joel Geniesse about what this achievement means to him. Geniesse states, “It has been an absolute honor to be a part of this company and I am incredibly thankful for Tom Bradbury, our Owner, who was willing to take the risk entering into the Raleigh market; to Greg Bennett, our CEO, for his continued trust and guidance; and to those who were with me from the beginning like Robert Bowman, our V.P. of Construction and Kim Fullerton, our Office Manager.” Geniesse, who started up the Raleigh Affiliate, has grown and led a team that has been laser focused on delivering quality homes and communities in the Raleigh Area. He reflects, “I’m thankful for all those who have joined us through the years. These people make us special, they bring creativity and collaboration to our culture, and I could not ask for a better team.”

Not forgetting all that contribute to this process and the success outside of our immediate team, Geniesse affirms, “A critical part to our success is our extended team of Trade Partners, Preferred Lenders, and last but certainly not least our Closing Attorney who has been with us from the start, Moore & Alphin. This group makes up the foundation of Smith Douglas Homes Raleigh and we’re proud to share in this achievement with you!”

At Smith Douglas Homes we work with so many buyers, we are proud to deliver the dream of homeownership to a first-time homebuyer; to experience the joys of a move up buyer to a new, energy-efficient home; and to provide a home complete with warranty, for those empty-nesters that wish to make a change with lower maintenance and worry.  

Over these five years, our Raleigh Affiliate has delivered 1,000 homes, across 27 communities, providing a new construction home that offers choice in finish and designs, that is affordable and will carry an enduring value. Geniesse echoes the sentiment, “I feel blessed to be able to work for a company whose purpose is to enhance others’ quality of life, and I am grateful to the 1,000 customers who have entrusted us with their homes.”  

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Based in Woodstock, GA, Smith Douglas Homes is the 5th largest homebuilder in the Atlanta market and one of the largest private homebuilders in the Southeast, closing 1,876 new homes in 2020. Recognized as one of the top 10 fastest growing private homebuilders, Smith Douglas Homes is currently ranked #42 on the Builder 100 List. 

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