STALLINGS – Epcon Communities CEO Phil Frankhauser told 100-plus stakeholders gathered Nov. 15 for the groundbreaking of The Courtyards on Lawyers Road that they were witnessing the birth of a new community.
The ceremonial start of construction of the new 55-and-older active adult community featured a hot-air balloon, DJ and catered lunch. Rain didn’t disrupt the event. In fact, it fit the storyline.
Gay Colvin, new home sales consultant with Epcon Communities, said it’s good luck to build in the rain.
“Rain symbolizes fertility,” Colvin said “It also is associated with life and growth. So I think that is very appropriate even though it might be a little uncomfortable. It is, I think, a fabulous omen for what we are going to be doing here.”
Mike Davis, land development manager for Epcon Communities, said the firm will develop 146 lots over the next 12 to 18 months. The neighborhood will consist of luxury ranch homes at Lawyers and Allen Black roads, starting in the $300,000s.
Epcon has 23 communities in North Carolina, including The Courtyards at Wesley Chapel.
“For all of you who are going to live here, we promise you a wonderful life that comes with a lifestyle and beautiful homes,” Frankhauser said.