Traton Homes hires Mike Burgess and expands into florida

Traton Homes is pleased to announce its entry into the Florida market. An award-winning Atlanta home builder celebrating its 50th anniversary this year as it expands into Florida. Traton Homes recently hired Mike Burgess as the division president of its new Florida division.

With 30 years of experience in the industry, Burgess was most recently vice president of the D.R. Horton Greenville, South Carolina Division. He worked with various builders and developers in Virginia and Idaho before joining D.R. Horton’s Florida Division in 2010, and in 2017, he was appointed as vice president of the Greenville, South Carolina Division.

“Mike brings the necessary skill set to lead our expansion into the Florida market,” Chris Poston, COO of Traton Homes, said. “Florida is an important part of our strategic growth plans and we are excited to bring Traton quality and craftsmanship to a new group of homebuyers.”

“I’m very pleased to be joining Traton,” Burgess said. “Traton is a long-standing, reputable company with an accomplished history and a highly skilled and dedicated team of employees. I’m excited about the opportunity to lead Florida operations and build on the company’s 50-year history.”

Traton Homes expands into Florida with projects in both Bay and Walton counties this year. Cessna Landing, a community of 19 homes located in Santa Rosa, is among its first Florida developments.

As Traton Homes expands into Florida, the company is hiring for various office and field positions and will be establishing its office in Bay County. Traton plans to aggressively expand its operations in Florida in 2022, focusing primarily on the panhandle area.

About Traton Homes

Founded 50 years ago, family-owned Traton Homes is one of metro Atlanta’s most established and innovative homebuilding companies. The award-winning firm is known for combining traditional building practices with a passion for the latest systems and styles to create some of greater Atlanta’s most sought-after, full-featured townhomes, single-family homes and active lifestyle communities. Traton blends beautifully-crafted design with top-quality building materials to create homes and communities with enduring appeal, offering exceptional value.

Headquartered in Marietta, Georgia, Traton Homes offers “Altogether More” to homeowners in metro Atlanta, and now Florida, including more experience, more impressive architecture, more outstanding features and more rewarding lifestyles in more desirable locations. For more information about Traton Homes, call 770-427-9064 or visit The builder’s corporate office and design center are located at 720 Kennesaw Avenue in Marietta.

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