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Charlew Builders prides
itself on developing strong
construction. This project would not have been possible without the
extraordinary vision, passion and 15-year long perseverance of Jeff
Myers, at Shelco Development. And for that, we are grateful."
The project is well ahead of schedule and is currently exceeding
expectations. The community features 75 home sites, ranging from
1/2-acre to more an 1-1/2-acres, while maintaining a significant
amount of conservation area. "Our homes are personalized to clients
lifestyles," Lewandowski says. "The community feels really spacious
with the way the homes are positioned through the rolling hills and
long private cul-de-sacs, something that our clients are telling us
they really appreciate.
"Some of our clients resided in a three- to five-mile radius of
Forest Hills and are now moving into the community," Lewandowski
explains. "So they may have changed their address, but they haven't
changed their lifestyle. We've tagged the community 'City Close,
Country Quiet' because it is exactly just that."
Ultimately, the success of Forest Hills likely means there is more
prosperity in store for Charlew Builders, Lewandowski concludes.
"We're certainly thankful and Charlew will continue to stay true
to its beliefs and founding principals of always putting our clients'
desires at the center of what we do," he says. "And with that, we hope
we're going to have continued success.
"And, on behalf of the Charlew team: a most sincere thank you to
all of the families who have entrusted the Lewandowski family to
help fulfill their dreams."
single project. Some are certainly more challenging than others, but
I enjoy them all. So much so that I personally circle back to communities completed.
"I love that part of my job," he says, adding that Charlew also
prides itself on its customer relationships. "It's the most rewarding
aspect of our business - the customer loyalty and generational
business that we do - it's the cornerstone to our continued success.
Without even realizing it, these relationships are helping us achieve
our dreams, while we are building theirs."
Charlew Builders' newest community - Forest Hills - is a unique
project, according to Lewandowski, because the idea for it started
nearly 20 years ago.
"At that time, Charlew was trying to obtain approvals for the parcel of land," Lewandowski explains. "For one reason or another we
were not successful in our endeavors. So our company dropped the
project. The land was sold twice after that, and it wasn't until 2014
that Lewandowski circled back around to re-purchase the land.
"Charlew partnered with a quality local developer who had a
similar vision for the land, to get the remaining approvals, which
were successful," Lewandowski says. "We started clearing the land
in 2015 and in late 2016 we finished the infrastructure and started
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