Fischer Homes, based in the greater Cincinnati area, has been on an expansion path since 2008 when they first ventured outside of their home market. The home builder opened new divisions in Columbus, Ohio in 2008 and Indianapolis, Ind. in 2009. Now this Midwestern based home builder has chosen Atlanta as its newest location to build new homes.
The company is consistently ranked in the top 50 home builders in the nation by Builder Magazine, most recently placing 36th with 736 home closings and $183 million in revenues. Fischer Homes was founded in 1980 by Henry Fischer, who is still active in the organization. Day-to-day operations are handled by President Bob Hawksley who has been with the company since 1995.
In the Atlanta area, homebuilding veteran Barry Gittleman, formerly of John Wieland Homes and Centex, will lead operations as Division President. Gittleman is a graduate of the Naval Academy and received his M.B.A from Harvard. The company has begun advertising for both sales and construction managers in the area as they move toward opening their first neighborhoods.
The company has built more than 17,000 homes since its founding. Home offerings in their current Midwest locations include everything from condominiums for first time buyers priced in the $90,000s to single family homes for the second move up and relocation market priced in excess of $600,000. Preliminary indications are that the homes they will be building in Atlanta will be for first move up buyers.