PRLog - Oct. 16, 2012 - CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- - Leading the Homebuilding Turnaround -
Arthur Rutenberg Homes New Model by Paragon Homes
Arthur Rutenberg Homes Announces Charlotte/Raleigh Expansion: Three New Franchise Homebuilding Companies, Sales Milestones
CHARLOTTE, NC -- Arthur Rutenberg Homes, America's largest franchise network of custom homebuilders, has achieved major milestones during its first two years in the Charlotte area and today announced major expansions in the Carolinas Region - two additional new franchise homebuilding companies based in the Mooresville and Cornelius areas plus a new franchise in the Raleigh/Durham area.
Arthur Rutenberg Homes, based in Clearwater, FL and founded by legendary homebuilder Art Rutenberg, had previously announced that the company's plans for the Carolinas would encompass three franchises to serve the Greater Charlotte area and additional franchises in other North Carolina cities. The company this week has achieved that goal.
Announcing Two New Franchises in the Greater Charlotte Area – Mooresville, Cornelius:
Today on behalf of Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Jim Rosewater, Vice President of the Carolinas Region, announced two new Arthur Rutenberg Homes franchise homebuilding companies have launched in the Greater Charlotte market:
New franchise Bluefield Builders, LLC, based in Mooresville/
"My partner and I, with more than 30 years of homebuilding experience, combined withthe Arthur Rutenberg brand will be able to offer our customers in the north Charlotte/Lake Norman area, the unique combination of hands-on attention and the unmatched systems of an industry-leading homebuilding company," stated Dave Smith, franchise co-owner.
New franchise Monterey Bay - Charlotte, LLC, based in Cornelius/Mecklenburg County, will build custom homes, ranging from $350,000 to $1 million-plus, primarily in North Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Rowan and Iredell Counties, initially in the master-planned community of Kellswater Bridge in Kannapolis, where their 2,666 s.f. Carrington model home is featured, and also in the River Run golf course community in Davidson, whose model will start construction in October.
Co-owners of Monterey Bay - Charlotte are David Schenck and Jim Wolfe. The Monterey Bay - Charlotte franchise is an expansion for owners Schenck and Wolfe, who founded and operate Monterey Bay Homes LLC, an Arthur Rutenberg Homes franchise in Myrtle Beach, SC. New Building Company President is Randy Turkovics.
"The Arthur Rutenberg Homes award-winning designs will define the best of the 'easy living' Southern lifestyle - innovative, discerning designs that can be built on either the homeowner's own property or within select communities in which we are a featured builder," stated Dave Schenck, franchise owner.
Announcing Third New Franchise, a Second Franchise for the Raleigh/Durham Area:
Rosewater further announced a third new Arthur Rutenberg Homes franchise has been awarded in the Raleigh area to Monterey Bay - Raleigh, also owned by David Schenck. This represents the second franchise in the Raleigh-Durham area. The Building Company President is Jamie Brewer. Monterey Bay will be building in Wake and Durham counties with home prices ranging from the $400,00s to the $1 million plus.
Eighteen months ago, the first Arthur Rutenberg Homes Raleigh-area franchise was awarded to Hearthstone Luxury Homes, LLC, currently building in the counties of Wake, Orange, Chatham and Durham. Franchise Owner and Building Company President for Hearthstone Luxury Homes is Jeff Logsdon; Vice President is Trina Allen. Home prices for Hearthstone are from the mid-$400,000s and up.
Arthur Rutenberg Homes First Franchise in Charlotte Becomes Top Seller:
First Charlotte-area franchise Paragon Homes of Charlotte, based in South Charlotte, opened its first model home 15 months ago in the well known Ft. Mill golf course community Springfield, and has focused its activities primarily in the South Charlotte and South Perimeter areas from Mint Hill to Ft. Mill, already selling 30 new homes ranging from the $400,000 to the $900,000-plus. Paragon Homes homes are under construction in the established communities of Springfield, The Club at Longview, Woodlands at Cheval, Highgate, Kingsmead, Hadley Park, Heron Cove at Lake Wylie, the River District in Baxter Village, and Tega Cay.
Paragon Homes is co-owned by Carolinas Region Vice President Jim Rosewater and Mitch Genda, who serves as the Building Company President. The new Paragon Homes franchise was recognized in 2011 by Arthur Rutenberg Homes as having the best model home.
The legendary homebuilder Art Rutenberg, whose Clearwater, FL-based company is the country's largest franchise custom homebuilder, expanded to the Greater Charlotte area market just 2-1/2 years ago. The Carolinas Region headquarters recently located to the Pineville area, under the leadership of Jim Rosewater, and a strategic growth plan to expand its Carolinas operations, adding franchises throughout North and South Carolina.
Arthur Rutenberg Homes new model home in Springfield - The Asheville - officially introduced the company's new Southern Design Collection to the Carolinas region and is an vital part of the Arthur Rutenberg Homes marketing and business model. The new Southern Design Collection offers custom homes from 2,600 to more than 5,000 square feet, all with an emphasis on customization, design innovation and competitive pricing.
Announcement - Four New Model Homes Now Off The Drawing Boards:
Arthur Rutenberg Homes currently has two furnished custom model homes in the Charlotte area - one in Kellswater Bridge/Kannapolis and one in Springfield/
"In the Charlotte area, we're experiencing a new level of homebuyer receptiveness and confidence in buying a new custom home. Yet, Arthur Rutenberg Homes entered the Charlotte market with a different perspective altogether, and our agenda focused on the real needs of today's homebuyers. In this economy, our philosophy is to shape our own destiny and focus on the exceptional product and personalized services that had defined and sustained our company, proudly approaching its 35th year,"stated Jim Rosewater, Arthur Rutenberg Homes Carolinas Region Vice President.
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Headquartered in Clearwater, FL, Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Inc., is America's largest franchise network of custom homebuilders, currently with 30 independently owned and operated franchises in the Southeast, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. The company was founded by Arthur Rutenberg in 1978 after an already highly decorated career. Honored as National Builder of the Year and inducted into the National Home Builders Association's "Legends of Residential Homebuilding,"