Builder's Guild

Meticulously Selected and Eminently Qualified Home Builders

Hickory Lakeside is partnering with local home builders to construct your dream lake home, chosen for their quality and expertise.
To learn more about each Home Builder or to schedule an appointment, please contact our team.

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Elevation Building Company was created after years of seeing a void in the marketplace for quality built homes with innovative features. The Elevation team has an unwavering commitment to their core values of quality, honesty and hard work, and they take pride in creating a reliable product for their clients every time. Elevation takes pride in delivering the highest standards of service, unwavering integrity and personal attention to the expectation and needs of their customers.

Innovation is a critical part of any new home and the Elevation team is constantly evaluating new products. Today’s technologies provide homebuyers with more opportunities than ever to connect with us. Elevation has incorporated home automation and foam insulation along with many other products as standard in the homes they build.

As Chief Operating Officer at Elevation Building Company, Eric Reidinger manages the everyday operations and provides the overall strategic vision. Prior to forming Elevation, Eric spent 15 years in the home-building industry, working most recently as a Project Manager for Edward Andrews Homes, where he raised the standards for build cycle, cost management and customer satisfaction. Eric is a licensed general contractor in both Georgia and Tennessee.

As Chief Financial Officer, Justin Mimbs manages the day-to-day financials of Elevation Building Company, with his main focus on providing analysis for the overall financial growth and strategy needed to excel in today's market. He is a CPA with years of experience in corporate finance and public accounting. Prior to establishing Elevation, Justin was a Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis at Thyssenkrupp- Elevator Technology. Justin holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Georgia, as well as a Masters of Accounting and an MBA from Kennesaw State University.


Alan Group is a design-build company offering design and contracting services for residential and small commercial projects. Owned and operated by Al Collins and Jackie Akers, our main goal is to create connections for life. Integration of architectural, interior design and project management gives our clients the assurance of a winning team and a project they will love. With our creativity and exceptional attention to details, we make the design and selections process an enjoyable experience. We are committed to providing the highest in quality construction with personalized attention that continues through all phases.

With over 30 years of residential and commercial experience, Al Collins began developing and building custom homes in the prestigious Mountain Brook neighborhood just outside of Birmingham, Alabama. There he also worked on several large-scale renovations including a complete rehabilitation of the McWane mansion. Al then returned to his original home town of Orange Beach, Alabama to design, build and operate a full service marina. Later, he began building in Georgia focusing on high end remodels in the Atlanta midtown and Buckhead, and new custom estates in Milton, Georgia. Al is a certified EarthCraft builder and currently holds a residential/light commercial Georgia contractor’s license. His love for boats and the water has brought him to Lake Lanier.

A University of Georgia graduate, Jackie Akers has more than 18 years of high-end kitchen and bath design expertise. Beginning in the industry as an interior designer for an award winning design-build company in Atlanta, she had the opportunity to work closely with a talented team of architects and project managers. There she developed a deep passion for designing and learned from the best. She later went to work for a new custom homebuilder, and then her career evolved into designing kitchens and baths for a high end custom cabinet company. Her designs have won awards and have been featured on the Junior League tour of Kitchens. Jackie grew up in Sarasota, Florida and she also shares a true love for water and lakeside living.