The Byron Crosthwaite Builder Member of the Year is Karl Haslinger, owner and CEO of Essex Homes with corporate headquarters in Lexington, S.C.. Karl Haslinger founded Essex Homes Southeast, Inc. in 1993, the year that approximately 25 homes were built. Essex Homes will be welcoming over 500 families into the Essex family this year between the Columbia, SC and Charlotte, NC markets.
Meet Essex's New Columbia Division President: Larry Wisdom
Essex Homes, Inc. announces the addition of Laurence P. Wisdom, as President of the Columbia Division. Mr. Wisdom is relocating from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he has served as President of Keystone Homes, Inc., since January 2007. Throughout his career in the homebuilding industry, he has contributed to and improved design options simplification, increased sales and closings, improved customer satisfaction, successful land acquisitions and improved production cycles.
It’s a going to be a great 2014!
Essex Homes strives to bring the newest and the best new home designs to the market each year. With over 50 home designs, over 50 new home communities, and a vast array of features, choices and colors, Essex Homes is able to provide you with a menu of selections to make your dream home a reality. Karl Haslinger, owner and CEO, has been named “Builder Executive of the Year” three years in a row for being able to reinvent his new home designs and developing new ones to stay on top of the ever-changing market demands, while being aware of affordability and quality. Being a Guildmaster builder, Essex maintains a customer satisfaction and referral rating between 95% and 98% assuring that your new home is of the highest quality.
Exciting things are happening at Essex and in the Columbia SC and Charlotte NC areas with our new home designs and neighborhood grand openings! Essex Homes, Inc. is a leader in providing all levels of new homes, delivering new homes with value, design, quality, and unsurpassed customer service.
Wednesday, May 30, Essex Homes, Southeast, Inc., unveiled their new building program “eBuilt by Essex” to a crowd of over 280 Columbia area real estate agents, mortgage specialists, and attorneys. “This new program is providing new home buyers with a home that is 30-40% more efficient than the typical newly built home and 60-70% more efficient than a typical 10-year old home, “ as presented by Charlie Barber, Green Specialist for Essex. Mr. Barber began working on this program over 18 months ago and implemented the new efficiency guidelines in December 2011.
There are 3 main components to the program: energy savings, environmental savings and economic savings. Combining these practices provides homebuyers with instant savings and earth friendly building standards. All newly constructed homes are 3rd party tested to ensure maximum efficiency and to receive the RESNET HERS rating; the lower the score, the better the efficiency. Practices include radiant barrier sheathing, high performance windows and HVAC systems, advanced framing techniques, and insulation values up to R-50.
Karl Haslinger, owner & CEO of Essex said, “New home purchasers of today expect more when they are purchasing a home. They want features that provide value and comfort; green features to save them money on their monthly utilities and technological features that meet their communication, computation and entertainment needs. At Essex, we work to provide all of our homeowners with this type of value by utilizing a better way of building.”