Colby Henson with Fortress Builders

Director of Sales and Marketing of Fortress Builders Colby Henson is in studio on today’s episode of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio. Co-hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick are joined by Henson to discuss several communities in the works and ready for sale by Fortress Builders.

Fortress Builders is a business composed of local builders and developers in Cobb County. With a combined experience of over 50 years, Fortress Builders is no stranger to the home building industry. Fortress started off developing downtown Marietta, and eventually expanded to several other metro Atlanta areas, including Kennesaw and Acworth.

“Our core concentration has been in Cobb County,” said Henson. “We live, work and spend our money there, so it seemed like a good place to put our product and build houses to create a sense of community to see as we drive around in our own neighborhoods.”

Fortress Builders creates a wide variety of homes but has focused on active adult communities for the past few years. Mount Calvary, a 55+ active adult community currently in the works, is located in Marietta and will consist of 41 homes, a clubhouse with gym, private walking trail and a community fireside area upon completion. Located off Mount Calvary Road, this community is priced from the high $400,000s and offers its residents everything from unique amenities to a superb location.

Another active adult community by Fortress Builders is Barrett Preserve. This 55+ community is priced from the $300,000s and is composed of 41 homesites. Barrett Preserve offers a cozy fireside pavilion, as well as easy access to retail shopping, grocery stores, restaurants and retail all around Town Center Mall and Marietta Square. This community is also only minutes from Kennesaw Mountain for anyone looking to utilize the extensive trail systems and historical sites. Barrett Preserve is currently in the closeout phase and only has four opportunities left.

Fortress Builders is also building near the East-West Connector only minutes from Vinings, Smyrna, I-285 and SunTrust Park. Peacock Park is another fabulously located Cobb County community priced from the $300,000s. The homes at Peacock Park offer rich interior amenities including quartz or granite countertops, tile baths, extensive hardwood flooring and covered patios.

To learn more about Fortress Builders and their incredible communities around metro Atlanta, listen to the full interview above or visit

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Georgia Residential Mortgage Licensee, License #22564. NMLS ID #6606. Subject to borrower and property qualifications. Not all applicants will qualify. New American Funding and Fortress Builders are not associated. Click here to view the terms and conditions of products mentioned during the show. Corporate office 14511 Myford Rd., Suite 100, Tustin, CA 92780. Phone: (800) 450-2010. (February/2020)

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