FrontDoor Communities

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A leading Southeast home builder and community developer, FrontDoor Communities consistently strives to exceed customer expectations. Lead by a team of proven professionals with more than 25 years of industry experience, FrontDoor is thoughtful in community planning and committed to developing communities and homes that stand the test of time.

With long-term homebuilding veterans, CEO Terry Russell and President Mike Langella, at the helm, the FrontDoor Communities team has an in-depth understanding of what an owner values most in a home. A proven track record of delivering quality projects that exceed expectations speaks to the team’s building processes, which have been perfected through years of experience as Russell and Langella led the Southeast’s largest privately-held home builder, John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods prior to creating FrontDoor Communities. Earning ‘America’s Best Builder’ designation and the National Housing Quality Award, FrontDoor Communities’ dedication to its buyers and the quality execution of every project cannot be ignored.

Each FrontDoor community is designed with the buyer in mind, and FrontDoor aims to exceed their expectations. FrontDoor Communities truly values its customer’s opinions, and the team embraces customer involvement throughout the building process.

FrontDoor Communities’ core focus revolves around:

  • Value Orientation: Focus on what families’ desire in a home, designing each floor plan with special attention paid to the areas of the home where customers spend most of their time.
  • Design and Architecture: Led by Director of Architecture Kelly Scibona, FrontDoor Communities partners with award-winning local architects to design homes that meet the demands of today’s buyers while also complimenting their natural surroundings.
  • Best-in-Class Partnerships: FrontDoor always employs quality trade contractors, and it builds homes with name-brand materials. Working closely with the best ensures the homes built will be best in class.
  • Location: Every FrontDoor community is planned in a location where people want to live in. They are close to nearby shopping and dining, top schools, employment centers and local amenities.

With a tailored focus on quality craftsmanship and regionally-appropriate architectural style, FrontDoor homes in Atlanta, Charleston and Naples are as graceful as they are practical. With the desire to keep the owner involved at all stages, FrontDoor Communities ensures that each home meets each client’s individual needs.

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