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PRATT HOMEBUILDERS PRIDES ITSELF ON SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY. BY RUSS GAGER focuses »Pratt Homebuildersin the on building homes Residential | PRATT HOMEBUILDERS Family Builders h 15trsary annive Pratt Homebuilders • 2012 revenue: $31 million • Headquarters: Chattanooga, Ten n. • Employees: 28 • Specialty: Traditional and cra ftsmanstyle homes Chattanooga, Tenn., area. “[Our] focus is building beautiful homes at an exceptional value and giving back to the community.” -Tina Frizzell, vice president C ommunities can be built literally through construction and just as tangibly through support for social efforts. Pratt Homebuilders does both in the Chattanooga, Tenn., area where it is headquartered. “A large part of my staff’s time is dedicated to nonprofit work and giving back to the community,” points out Tina Frizzell, vice president. “I think that’s very unusual for a company this size. We do a lot of work with the American Cancer Society, with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the American Red Cross and some with local hospitals and children’s hospitals in Chattanooga. “All in all, we’ve raised over $3 million for charitable organizations including St. Jude and Frizzell says. “We’re a family owned company whose focus is building beautiful homes at an exceptional value, giving back to the community and treating every customer as an individual. I have had dinner with five of our clients already this month. We like to stay in touch with our customers. We become a part of their lives, and they become part of ours.” Such relationships build strong word of mouth for the company. “Out of all the people who build with Pratt, around 17 percent are repeat customers or family members of former clients,” Frizzell estimates. “They know we’re real easy to work with, that we give great prices and we do what we say we will do. The majority of our buyers have owned at least one home – sometimes maybe two – so we deal with experienced buyers who know what they want in a custom home.” the American Cancer Society,” Frizzell continues. “We also partner with various local nonprofits throughout the year, where we let them use our model homes as venues.” The way that works is Pratt Homebuilders donates catered parties at their model homes to charitable organizations to be auctioned to raise money. “Charities raise a few hundred dollars every time we give one of these packages away,” Frizzell notes. The company also is represented on the boards of several nonprofit groups and is sponsoring a 5K polar run in March on nearby Signal Mountain “There are a few large events that we sponsor throughout the year, but we also enjoy partnering with local charities on smaller events,” Active Adult Market One of Pratt Homebuilder’s’ current developments is Stonebrook, where the company has built 56 units in quadplexes since 2007 and will build 22 more units along with singlefamily homes before the project is completed in 2014. The community is not age-restricted but has been attracting mature owners who can benefit from its maintenance-free upkeep, large,walk-in showers, large great rooms, kitchens and master bathrooms and few additional bedrooms. Pratt Homebuilders is involved currently in approximately 28 developments in southern Tennessee and north Georgia – some of which 59 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - January/February 2013
Case Studies
Best Practices
Business Management
Green Construction
Construction Materials
Consigli Construction – Wat Nawamintararachutis NMR Meditation Center Thai Buddhist Temple
The Michaels Organization – University Student Living
Clark Builders – The Mustard Seed
JC Beal Construction Inc.
Plaza Construction – ENV
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Batson-Cook Construction – SkyHouse Orlando
Billingsley – Cypress Water Dallas
Jon M. Hall Co.
Pratt Homebuilders
John Moriarty and Associates – Charlesview Residences at Brighton Mills
Daikin America – Plant Expansion Project
Morton Buildings
MSI General Corp.
ClearSpan Fabric Structures
TOPCOR Companies LLC
Coatings Unlimited Inc.
Brencal Contractors Inc.
Del’s Construction Co. Inc. – Cambria Production Facility Expansion
Paric Corp.
Archer Western – Consolidated Courts Complex
Tishman Construction
McCarthy Building Cos. – Mercy Hospital Joplin
University of Maryland Medical System – Trauma Center Expansion
Swinerton Builders – San Joaquin Community Hospital Cancer Center
The Lemoine Company – Lafayette General Medical Center expansion
L.F. Driscoll – Temple University
P. Agnes
FIP Construction Inc.
National Lutheran Communities and Services – The Village at Rockville
Carothers Construction Inc. – Special Operations Command South Headquarters
The Hillman Group
Taylor Woodstone
Tooz Construction Inc.
Woolley’s Classic Suites
Structure Tone – Novo Nordisk Inc. North American headquarters
Gilbane Building Co. – Potawatomi Bingo Casino hotel
Pacific Building Group
Denark Construction – Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Events Center
Traylor Bros. Inc.
Bobcat Contracting LLC
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Union County and KemperSports – Galloping Hill Golf Course Clubhouse and Learning Center
E.L. Robinson Engineering
INDOT: 1-69 Corridor
Palmetto Corp
Monroe Tractor
Wood's CRW Corp.
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