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Almont Homes

Almont's goal is to achieve approximately 250 home sales each year, and works on
nearly a dozen community projects at a time.

TWIN BRIDGES

ber cement siding, CertainTeed roofing shingles and Andersen
Windows to name a few, so our homes are built to last. With all
those components working together, houses will last much longer
than those built 20 or 30 years ago."
Just like its homes, Almont stands the test of time and
has weathered even the most challenging market conditions.
During the housing bubble, the company chose not to buy expensive lots because it knew its customer base wouldn't be able
to afford homes built on them. "We were outpacing demand, so
we quit buying," Scott explains. "When the market turned, we
were building 150 to 200 homes a year but we only had about
200 lots in inventory. So, we decided to build out our inventory, whereas some other builders unfortunately went bankrupt."
Some of these local builders and their crews who struggled
during the market downturn eventually came to work for Almont. "They were quality builders, and I'm very happy they've
come to work with us," Scott says. "When they build a home,
they treat it like their own, which is the same way we treat
ours. We have projects in five counties, so it's imperative to
have loyal, competent subcontractors continuing the Almont
tradition of quality construction and satisfied homeowners."
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Almont is involved in nearly a dozen community projects at a time.
Its scope ranges from several large neighborhoods with 100-plus
lots to just a few in a community. The overall goal is about 250
home sales per year, and Almont is right on track for that. "We're
just shy of having 1,000 lots either raw or developed, so we're
pretty much set for the next four years, even if we don't acquire
anything else," Scott notes.
One of Almont's newest and most notable projects is Twin
Bridges in Suwanee, Ga. It's the first community the company
bought completely raw after the market turnaround. This was a
risk since it was the same cost as buying a completely finished lot
at the time, but Almont thought it was worth the gamble.
"We were immediately drawn to the Twin Bridges community
because it has so much to offer: great school system, beautiful local
parks, entertainment and restaurants nearby and a very desirable
location," Scott says. "Our customers will be able to walk out their
doors and hit our trail system. It gives people the opportunity to
walk somewhere without hopping in the car.
"Half the property was set aside as green space, including two
creeks with a hill in the middle," he continues. "We'll build two pedestrian bridges connecting our trail system to the future Suwanee
Greenway Expansion. I thought it was neat to buy that piece of
property, and that's where the name came from. The lots will be
something you can't get from anyone else. Sure, you can get a pool
or clubhouse and tennis courts in other communities, but you can't
get the access to these beautiful walking trails and outdoor areas."
Aside from easy access to trails for hiking, biking and jogging,
the community is located near numerous popular restaurants,
shopping and entertainment opportunities, and also close to the
Mall of Georgia and sports venues such as Coolray Field and the
Gwinnett Arena. "It's a nice mix of having a huge park to visit, but
you also can get to a little downtown area and have dinner," Scott
adds. "It gives you a bit of the in-town feel."


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