May 1, 2012
Orleans Names New Chicago Division President
BENSALEM, Pa. – Steven Atchison has joined the executive team at Orleans Homes as president of the Midwest Division, overseeing day-to-day operations of communities in the Chain’O Lakes region and Fox River Valley, and growing the company’s presence in Chicagoland and beyond.
Atchison comes to Orleans Homes with a wealth of Fortune 500 experience and was named by the Chicago Tribune as one of Chicago’s top real estate specialists. His most recent position was as president of Builders First Land Source, a strategic advisory firm with extensive operational experience in the real estate and homebuilding industries. Prior to that venture, he spent more than 15 years with PulteGroup, beginning as an internal auditor, and rising through the company to back-to-back tenures as division president in Tucson, Houston, Michigan, and, most recently, Chicago, Ill, where he successfully merged the operations of two of Chicago’s largest homebuilders.
"Steven has a history of building asset value, deploying growth strategies, generating excellent margins and boosting profits," says George Casey, Orleans Homes’ chief executive officer. "His success in developing relationships with land sellers and structuring complex transactions will serve Orleans well in the immediate future as we look for land acquisitions and expand our commitment to the Midwest area." Recent additions to the Orleans Homes’ executive team such as Steven Atchison are part of Orleans’ reinvigorated approach to homebuilding. Boasting cutting-edge home designs, simplified processes and a company strategy that focuses on creating socially-connected neighborhoods, the builders at Orleans are creating communities that truly fit the way people want to live today.
About Orleans Homebuilders, Inc.®
Founded in 1918, Orleans Homes is one of the oldest, continually operated homebuilders in the U.S. It is committed to building thoughtfully designed homes and creating unique neighborhoods that cater to the way people live today. The company builds single-family homes, townhouses, and condominiums that range in price from the upper $170,000s - $1.5 million. It is currently operating in 66 neighborhoods in 10 distinct markets:
- Southeastern Pennsylvania
- Central and Southern New Jersey
- Orange County, N.Y.
- Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro, N.C.
- Richmond and Hampton Roads, Va.
- Chicago, Ill.
Orleans is headquartered outside of Philadelphia and employs 170. Its website is www.OrleansHomes.com.
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