19 Feb NAHB Names Jim Chapman “55+ Builder of the Year”
The 55+ Housing Industry Council of the National Association of Home Builders (www.nahb.org) has named Vinings-based homebuilder Jim Chapman "55+ Builder of the Year" and honored his company, Jim Chapman Communities, with three Gold and Silver Awards at its annual 55+ Housing Awards Ceremony Jan. 9, 2018. The Best of 55+ Housing Awards are the industry’s only national awards program honoring excellence in building design, marketing and lifestyles in housing for the mature adult. The awards serve as a showcase for quality housing, innovation and emerging trends that appeal to the 55 and above demographic. The awards were presented at the International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida.
The premier 55+ home builder in metro Atlanta, Jim Chapman has been nationally recognized as a leading expert in the 55+ housing market for some time. He is currently building communities throughout the greater metro Atlanta area and is greatly influenced by his design partner, mentor and father, Jim Chapman, Sr., a well-known Atlanta architect. Chapman founded Jim Chapman Communities to specialize in building homes and communities for 55+ active adults. He is the past Chair of NAHB’s 55+ Housing Industry Council and is the incoming president of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA) for 2018. Chapman is currently serving as the vice president/secretary of the Home Builders Association of Georgia (HBAG).
In addition to naming Chapman "55+ Builder of the Year", NAHB honored Jim Chapman Communities with the following awards:
Best 55+ For Sale Community up to 200 Homes – Sweet Briar Farms, a Jim Chapman Communities development, is a gated development in Cherokee County, Ga. that combines the best of the active adult lifestyle with convenience, comfort, quality and style. The community features a clubhouse with a fireplace, catering kitchen and exercise room, large outdoor pool with fireplace, community garden and walking trails throughout the property.
Best 55+ Interior Merchandising of a Model 2,501-3,000 square feet — At Sweet Briar Farms in Woodstock, Ga., Jim Chapman Communities offers 55+ residents a large variety of beautifully designed three and four bedroom detached, single-family homes. The onsite Design Team is available to work with each homeowner to perfectly customize and decorate their home to suit their style, taste and personality, and the well-appointed model home showcases many options and upgrades available to residents. This award was given for The Brighton Model.
Best 55+ Detached Home 2,501-3,000 square feet – The Ansley Model at The Overlook at Old Atlanta Community in Suwanee, Ga. features two levels of exceptional living space, plus an optional basement. A focal point of the Jim Chapman Communities’ home is the screened outdoor Lanai with a stone fireplace.
About Jim Chapman Communities
Jim Chapman Communities is metro Atlanta’s premier 55+ homebuilder, with a number of active adult communities under development throughout the Atlanta area, including Buckhead, Vinings, Cobb County, Forsyth County, North Fulton and Cherokee Counties. The firm was founded by Atlanta native Jim Chapman specifically to serve the active 55+ market. A Certified Professional Home Builder, Chapman is deeply committed to the success of the U.S. home building industry and devotes his time to local, regional and national industry organizations. He served as the Chair of NAHB’s 55+ Housing Industry Council and is currently serving as the Vice-Chair of the NAHB’s Land Development Committee for 2018. Chapman is the Founding Chairman of the ALL Home Program, a voluntary statewide certification created by the Home Builders Association of Georgia to promote accessibility and universal design. He has been named 2018 President of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and was named "55+ Builder of the Year" in 2018 by the NAHB. He currently serves as vice president/secretary of the Home Builders Association of Georgia and is slated to become the organization’s president in 2020. He is also one of two NAHB BUILD-PAC Trustees for HBAG. For more information, visit www.jimchapmancommunities.com or call (770) 434-3602.
About the National Association of Home Builders
Founded in the early 1940’s, the Washington, D.C.-based NAHB serves as the voice of America’s home builders. Through education and advocacy, the organization works to ensure that housing is a national priority and that all Americans have access to safe, decent and affordable housing, whether they choose to buy a home or rent. A federation of more than 700 state and local associations, NAHB represents more than 140,000 members. About a third of the members are home builders and remodelers, while the remaining two thirds work in closely related specialties such as sales and marketing, housing finance, and manufacturing and supplying building materials. NAHB provides its members with numerous educational opportunities, including the International Builders’ Show, considered the single most important event of the year for the home building industry and the world’s largest show of its kind for the residential and light commercial construction industry. www.nahb.org