Modern Home Builder - Fall 2017 - 76
Atchison Heller Construction
Atchison Heller's owners work to improve their community and industry through their involvement in a
number of organizations. These include Habitat for
Humanity, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army,
the United Way, American Heart Association and the
Building Industry Association of Central Kentucky.
"We have a passion and desire to help people,"
co-owner John Atchison says. "We want to give back
to the community, as it has been very good to us."
bought the home. We had a client purchase the home 120 days
prior to completion, and they moved in during the month of April.
We are really proud of the work we did. It's a great home and has
given us a lot of positive feedback from the community."
The home includes a number of energy efficient features, including geothermal heating and air conditioning systems. "There's
also a very high degree of foam and wall insulation, which we use
in all of our homes to help exceed energy ratings," Atchison says.
"Consumers are very concerned about that, especially with the
bigger houses today."
The company's recent commercial projects include work for
The Hope Center, a support organization for homeless people in
Lexington; and Wesley Village, a continuing care retirement community in Wilmore, Ky. "We've built some really special commercial buildings," Atchison says.
Atchison Heller in December will complete a more than
8,500-square-foot addition to The Hope Center's women's center,
which includes adding a dormitory, kitchen and expanded dining
room to the building. The company's involvement with Wesley Village, which extends back more than 10 years, includes completing
a 28-unit condo building as well as healthcare facilities.
"With these organizations, we feel like we're building with impact," Atchison adds. "We've enjoyed the relationships we've had
with them, as well as other organizations here in Lexington."
A STRONG CORE
Quality and relationship building have been at the core of John
Atchison and Steve Heller's careers for nearly 40 years.
Atchison started a construction company in 1978 after leaving
college. His work often bought him in contact with Heller, who
started his career with a flooring and furniture company. After a
three-decade-long friendship and professional relationship, Heller and Atchison went into business together in 1998, when they
purchased land that they would later develop into a condominium community.
The pair formally incorporated Atchison Heller Construction
Atchison Heller includes various energy-efficient features in its homes.
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