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Warner Robins National Top 10 Community for Post Military Job Seekers

“Warner Robins has been named one of the country’s best places for military retirees to launch their post-service careers,” according to the Warner Robins Patriot. In a national poll of 379 communities, Warner Robins ranks as number 8. Factors considered when ranking the communities ranged from “employment opportunities to affordability to overall quality of life. Notably, Warner Robins is the only town in the top ten located in the southern U.S.”

This is exciting news for Stonecrest Homes and their new home community called Lake Forest in Perry, GA, conveniently located only several miles from Robins Air Force Base. Stonecrest Homes’ principals, Charles Heiser, Jr. and Jim Chapman, teamed up with middle Georgia apartment contractor Chap Ashmore to build new homes in Lake Forest this year. Chap has years of experience in the home building industry, and most notably, he is a highly decorated military veteran having received the Silver Star Medal, the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device and the Purple Heart.

“We are proud to be partnering with such an honored veteran as Chap and to be building in such a great military area as Houston County and Warner Robins / Perry. While nice we certainly did not need a poll to tell us what our research told us in advance of our investment in Lake Forest – that the quality of life in middle Georgia is unparalleled. We are excited to be building here and to be housing some of our younger patriots currently in the military and serving our great country,” said CFO Jim Chapman.

For more information on Lake Forest, visit StonecrestHomesGA.com or call Staci Mordew at 478-283-1164 or Craig Gordon at 478-714-2528

Houston County Named One of Top 100 Communities for Young People

Houston County was recently awarded a prestigious spot on the 2011 America’s Promise Alliance list of 100 Best Communities for Young People. This is exciting news for Stonecrest Homes, who recently opened Lake Forest, a new community in Perry, Georgia.

Winners were awarded in 39 states, and Houston County was one of only two winners in the state of Georgia.

“Houston County empowers its youth through leadership programs, collaborative efforts to address youth challenges in the community and volunteer opportunities to sere others,” according to the America’s Promise Alliance website. It goes on to say, “The youth Kids’ Journey Collaborative brings together community partners to develop, implement and evaluate local challenges and meet goals to improve the community.”

There were more than 300 applicants in the running this year from all 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. Winners are identified as communities that have made the well-being of children and youth a priority. Congratulations to Houston County!

Want to live in Georgia’s Best Community for young people? For more information on Lake Forest, a new community in award-winning Houston County, visit StonecrestHomesGA.com.

To read the article in the Macon Telegraph, click here. For more information on the other winning communities, click here.

Perry Chamber of Commerce Holds Ribbon Cutting for Lake Forest in Houston County

The Perry Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the Grand Opening of Stonecrest Homes’ Lake Forest Community.  In attendance were members of the Perry Chamber Board and their staff, Perry Diplomats, area business leaders, and the staff and officers of Stonecrest Homes.

Stonecrest Homes is proud to be building in Houston County and more particularly in Perry, GA. The school system is top notch and the strength of Robins Air Base as an economic engine is undeniable. The area has such a pro-business attitude. I love that. It’s hard not to like doing business in Perry and the greater Houston County area,” says Jim Chapman, CFO of Stonecrest Homes.

Lake Forest is a conservation community which provides permanent protection to the naturally flowing tree lines throughout the property. Though it offers a natural, wooded setting and is tucked away from the hustle of normal life, the community is still convenient to shopping, restaurants, recreational activities and Robins Air Force Base.

The houses are beautifully designed, solidly constructed and efficient to operate featuring upscale appointments as well as three car garages. There are currently two move-in ready homes available at Lake Forest. Both are on a slab and feature 2,350 – 2,650 heated square feet with four bedrooms and two and one half bathrooms.

Visit www.StonecrestHomesGA.com for more information on Lake Forest and other Stonecrest communities.

Stonecrest Homes: Right Time. Right Place. Right Builder

Stonecrest Homes is now building in Lake Forest – ideal for families, including military, who are looking for new-home value and neighborhood amenities in a top school district.

“Having a vision for a master planned community is extremely gratifying.  Watching it take shape just as you had hoped is even more exciting.”  Says Lake Forest developer, Jack Smith.

Jack and his son, Clay Smith a Houston County native and creator of the Lake Forest conservation subdivision in Perry, are feeling very good about what they are watching these days.

“Two beautiful homes that are part of an initial 12-home phase are completed and available for move-in,” Jack explains.  “The community is emerging at an ideal time in terms of growth and demand in the Warner Robins/Perry area.”

The exclusive builder, Stonecrest Homes, was handpicked by Smith who calls it “an excellent fit with our goals and approach.”  Owned by industry veterans Charles Heiser, Jr. and Georgia native Jim Chapman, Stonecrest combines innovative design and quality construction with proven business systems.

Family First
The Stonecrest portfolio includes family friendly neighborhoods and active adult communities throughout North and Middle Georgia.

Stonecrest’s focus on the upwardly mobile family buyer was an important factor in our choice,” says Smith.  He also points to the builder’s track record in energy efficiency and customer service.

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Lake Forest Estates Construction Progress

In just one month the construction progress at Lake Forest Estates on our first two Estates Series starts is astounding. Both homes will be hanging drywall this week and the outsides are roofed, sided and corniced. Brick work begins early next week. Completion dates have been set for mid to late May.

Both homes feature brick accents on the front, three sides hardi plank and shakes, 35 year architectural shingles and either real wood or cementious cornice – no vinyl. Both homes will also have irrigation systems, four sides Bermuda sod and a three car garage. The two main doors come with remotely controlled motorized openers.

Lot 323 - The Barrington

Lot 323 is the Barrington plan. This beautiful home has 2,380 heated square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.

Lot 324 - The Cheswicke

Lot 324 is the Cheswicke plan. This regal home has 2,520 heated square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.

Both plans feature a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, tile backsplash and either a tile or hardwood floor. They each have large walk-in pantries, separate dining rooms and ample crown and chair rail molding at the foyer and dining rooms. The family rooms feature a 36-inch electric fireplace with a large stone mantle and surround. Hardware and light fixtures throughout each home are oil rubbed bronze and the bathrooms all feature tile floors. These are incredibly well appointed family homes!

These homes would normally be priced over $100 per square foot but not at Stonecrest’s Lake Forest Estates. These homes will be listed by Coldwell Banker Robbins & Free’s Cindy Lasseter in the next week or so. Stay tuned for the final pricing and be amazed at the value Stonecrest is able to offer our middle Georgia customer!

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