Modern Home Builder - Winter 2017 - 57

50 YEARS
For its 50th anniversary, Almont will release a new ranch floor
plan called the Beckett - named after Scott's son. The company
will continue to build its best-selling ranch plan, The Ashe, but
it wanted to tailor the new plan to customer requests and suggestions. Homebuyers were asking for a more open kitchen, so
the company removed a kitchen wall, relocated the fireplace,
which is now double-sided, and added a half-bathroom. The
Beckett plan is under construction now in Twin Bridges and
several other Almont communities.
"Sometimes plans work for the current market, sometimes they
don't," Scott says. "Most of the time the first concept needs some
polishing. Typically, we try to introduce two new homes per year,
but our goal is to offer the best plans possible so only the best make
our playbook."
Almont sold its 5,000th home this year, which makes its 50th
year in business even more special. To commemorate this momentous occasion, one lucky homebuyer and agent will both be
surprised with a check for $2,500. Additionally, 10 agents and 10
homebuyers that closed a house this year will receive cash prizes
and other gifts.

Other than that, Scott admits the company doesn't have
many plans to celebrate the anniversary. Instead, Almont will
continue to focus on buying more lots, especially in communities that are having difficulties. Sometimes homeowner's associations in struggling communities cannot afford the upkeep on
their community or amenities, which can be devastating to the
community and its residents.
"We're most proud of the work we do in communities that
were struggling financially," Scott says. "We go in and improve
their amenities, take care of the landscaping and empty lots and
finish out the neighborhood. The entrances for those communities look nice again - no more empty, overgrown lots - and
residents work together to make their community a great place
to live.
"Buying your dream home in a community and having the
builder walk away is a homeowner's worst nightmare. We wanted to change that in as many communities as we could. It is very
rewarding to be stopped in the field by residents who want to
thank you for bringing their community back to life. We were
able to do that in many communities in the area, and it's a good
feeling for all of us at Almont Homes." )

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