STEVE Casey’s construction career began in the concrete business working for one of the nation’s largest contractors, DeBartolo Construction.
Steve Casey Construction was established. The original concrete business expanded into not only concrete finishing, but also garages, home remodeling and additions and ultimately brand new construction.
With 6 years of experience under his belt in the concrete and remodeling business, Steve built his first house for his very first customer, Eddie Robinson. Mr. Robinson was a disabled veteran. Steve designed and built this specially adapted home, becoming his first foray into custom designing and home building.
After years of a declining economy in the rust belt, Steve Casey Homes moved their operations to the rapidly growing Atlanta, GA market.
The first two years in Atlanta were spent sub-contracting for some of the largest homebuilders in the United States. With a firm understanding of the local market and business relationships in place, Steve built his first house in Atlanta.
From 1982 to 1989, Steve joined the Cotton States Development Group and did production building in many East Cobb communities, including Princeton Walk, Princeton Lakes, and Chestnut Knoll, to name a few. In addition to the production building, he also began building custom homes on individual lots for customers.
Steve Casey Homes experienced tremendous success during the 1980’s leading up to the housing downturn brought on by the Savings and Loan collapse. Due to his success, Steve was in a financial position to buy entire subdivisions at a discount, allowing him to offer the best value for his customers. This marked the beginning of Steve’s experience in developing entire neighborhoods, a practice which continues to this day.
Steve started moving his focus from East Cobb to rapidly expanding North Fulton. In the process of developing over 30 subdivisions there, Steve’s distinctive home styles and community aesthetic proved to be enduring, as seen to this day in many communities throughout Alpharetta and Milton.
Moving into the 2000’s, the baby boomers started nearing retirement age. The skills that proved to be so successful for mainstream building ended up serving Steve well, as he was able to design homes for people who were likely building their last home. Steve’s success with this type of customer over the years led to his invitation to participate in designing and building homes in the active adult mountain communities of Big Canoe and Birch River in N. GA, as well as coastal South Carolina and Georgia.
Steve Casey Homes reached a milestone of $100 million in annual sales.
Expanding their operation into coastal South Carolina and Georgia, Steve completed six homes in one of the Southeast’s most successful active adult coastal communities.
Despite 2008-2011 being the worst economic downturn in 75 years, Steve is one of the rare builders that survived continuously in business under the same name, and built new homes in every year in between.
Steve acquired exclusive access to a neighborhood in Canton called Red Gate, where he designed and built 31 custom homes in the popular modern farmhouse style. Here he fine-tuned what has become a best-selling floor plan, offering an update on the traditional ranch home with superb main level living, generous outdoor spaces and terrace levels finished with high ceilings and large windows.
As the economy recovered and the housing market rebounded, it came to be dominated almost exclusively by national tract builders. Steve once again is employing his skills to fulfill the wishes of custom home buyers that are otherwise not being met.
Steve continues his success in Cherokee County by securing more lots and building more houses. Projects include a new 8-lot development of estate lots called Summer Ridge, single family and Live/Work projects in Adair Park, Woodstock, and multiple lots in Governors Preserve. Additionally, Steve is expanding his footprint once again with new projects underway at Sanctuary Cove in Brunswick, GA and The Reserve at Savannah Harbor in Savannah GA.