“Customers should not notice any changes in the way Harris Doyle operates and builds homes,” states co-founder and chief business development officer Brooks Harris. “The only change customers should anticipate will be enhanced offerings in the future!”
Last year, Harris Doyle closed on 139 homes and, according to Harris, is on pace to do the same in 2017. Currently, we’re selling in nine communities in two markets, Birmingham and Auburn/Opelika. Clayton saw these communities as having energy, ambition and huge growth potential.
“Our success thus far widely has been attributed to our reliable reputation and commitment to building quality homes with an emphasis on customization and design,” said Doyle. “Our partnership with Clayton will position us to expand our capabilities further into current and new markets. It also allows us to retain our management team while providing our team members with the resources and leadership opportunities they need to advance their careers.”
In 2008, Harris Doyle Homes was merged from two separate home building operations. Today, the company has blossomed into one of the largest home builders in the Birmingham area, which is a quickly growing market. Known for new home designs and neighborhoods that fit into the unique lifestyles of our customer base, we were never planning to sell our business. Only after financial adviser Anthony McGill introduced our managing partners to Clayton executives Keith Holdbrooks and Mike Rutherford did Harris and Doyle begin to consider a buyout. Clayton offered a fantastic opportunity for Harris Doyle Homes: Clayton’s acquisition would provide the company the same amount of management autonomy as before, but Berkshire Hathaway’s capital resources would allow us to grow exponentially. This means that we can continue to build elegant and affordable homes for the Birmingham area as we have done for years, but now we have the ability to expand our offerings on a variety of fronts.
“We are proud to welcome Harris Doyle to our family of homebuilders,” said Keith Holdbrooks, president of Clayton home building group. “We were immediately impressed with Brooks’ and Russ’ abilities to combine their unique experiences and expertise into making Harris Doyle Homes the successful, customer-focused company it is today. We look forward to partnering with them to enhance our customers’ homebuying experiences while providing affordable, innovative homes.”
Harris Doyle is still building in the best communities throughout Birmingham and Auburn/Opelika! Come see the new homes we offer at www.harrisdoyle.com.