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Tony Brown

Tony Brown Properties, LLC is a prominent builder of custom and speculative homes in North Fulton and Forsyth County subdivisions. With over 25 years of experience, the company is known for hands-on supervision and building quality homes for a tremendous value.

After joining his father Rudy’s prominent homebuilding business in 1983, Tony became the sole owner of Tony Brown Properties in 2000.  Tony, his wife Lisa and son Pete, and their team are committed to a hands-on approach to building quality homes.  This philosophy has earned them an outstanding reputation not only among their homeowners and the real estate community, but also among their peers. Tony has constructed homes in communities such as Laurel Springs, Bethany Oaks, Royal Lakes Golf and Country Club, The Polo Fields, Doublegate, Vickery Springs, The Manor Golf and Country Club, Turnberry, Creekstone Estates and Winchester on The River. 

Tony is a past President of the Forsyth County chapter of the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association and a past member of the Board of Directors for the Homebuilders Association of Georgia.  Tony was honored with the Silver Professionalism Award presented by the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association for professionalism and excellence in home building.  Tony has also been honored with the Forsyth County Builder of the Year designation.  He served for ten years on the Executive Committee of the Forsyth Chapter of the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association. Tony is an active member of the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association.  He is one of the original builders in the Certified Professional Home Builder program, has participated in the Earthcraft House ™ program, and is licensed to build in the state of Georgia.  He is also a past member of the Lanier-Forsyth Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce.

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Heartland Contracting

Heartland Contracting is a full-service contracting and remodeling company in the North Metro Atlanta area. Heartland's areas of expertise include new home construction, home renovations, home additions, basement finishing, kitchen/bathroom remodels, garage additions and deck/screen porch additions. Heartland is dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service at a reasonable price without compromising quality of workmanship. 

Heartland is owned and operated by father and son team, Steve and Matt Loftus, who have over 32 years of combined residential construction experience and a reputation for superior product quality. Steve Loftus got his start in the early 1990's in grading and landscape installation. Later he moved to lumber sales which led him into residential renovation and home building. Matt Loftus, grew up working for builders during the summer and running interior trim, which led him to pursue a Bachelors Degree in Construction Science. Upon graduating, he worked his way up to become the area manager of a medium-size Atlanta home builder.

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Shea Whitmire

Shea Whitmire Custom Homes (SWCH) is a custom homebuilder on and around Lake Lanier, Northeastern Atlanta & the foothills of Northeast Georgia. SWCH is owned and operated by Shea Whitmire who has been a homebuilder since 2000. Shea is a 5th generation Gainesville, GA native that comes from a long lineage of family involved in real estate, land development, home building & local politics.

Shea manages all aspects of the daily operations from the beginning stages of planning to floor plan development, construction, working with the client on product, color & finish selections to warranty & service. Shea prefers & enjoys a hands-on approach to custom home building. In today’s marketplace and with the rise of social media, it’s easy to become overwhelmed or lose track of the original vision, which can ultimately harm the continuity & potentially the budget of your custom home.

When Shea’s away from the job site he enjoys spending time with his daughter & two sons. He also enjoys spending time in the fields & on the waters of our great state. Shea also dedicates additional time coaching Gainesville youth football as well as mentoring his players year round.