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.
In early 2016, one of Steve Casey Home’s largest projects to date, The Reserve at Savannah Harbor, began renovations and improvements. This 440 lot development in downtown Savannah combines historic architecture with modern convenience, offering a range of homes from townhouses to single family homes, including golf course and dockable waterfront lots available. Please visit The Reserve for additional information.
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.
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.
Steve Casey Homes reached a milestone of $100 million in annual sales.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.