TACOMA, Wash., Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Lifestyle Homes, builder of over 3,000 homes in the Portland Metropolitan area over the past twenty years announced today the opening of a Puget Sound Division in the Seattle Metropolitan area.
"We are thrilled to make this commitment to opening the Seattle area division. We have been discussing it strategically for some time and feel that the type of communities that we have built as well as the design of homes are a perfect fit for the market," said Matt Lewis, President of Pacific Lifestyle Homes and Garrette Custom Homes Puget Sound.
Pacific Lifestyle Homes has been well known in the Portland market for building communities, not just homes. A typical Pacific Lifestyle Homes neighborhood has many elements that create a true community. Some of these amenities are walking trails, community parks, and playgrounds and community recreational options. Another trademark feature are their home designs. Currently the company has over 50 home plans and many have won awards. Some of the most popular home plans feature single level living, and Master suites on the main floor.
Professional Builder magazine honored the company as the 2018 National Housing Quality Award Gold Medal award, the top honor in the industry.
Sister Company Launched in the Market in 2014
Pacific Lifestyle Homes sister company, Garrette Custom Homes launched in the Puget Sound in 2014. Garrette Custom Homes proved to be a strong foray into the market. The Garrette brand focuses on acreage, larger homesites, and on your lot builds. The demand seen through the Garrette brand fueled discussion and demand for a greater presence there.
"We saw the demand for the lifestyle living that Pacific Lifestyle Homes brings to their communities. Summer Lane in University Place was the obvious community to launch the Pacific Lifestyle Homes brand in the Puget Sound region. With 40 homesites, tree lined streets, walking trails, abutting greenspace and a neighborhood park – it embodies the "lifestyle" in Pacific Lifestyle Homes," says Lewis.
Humble Start Fuels Growth
In 1996, current CEO and president Kevin Wann founded Pacific Lifestyle Homes. Wann built his first home in Vancouver. That first year, the company finished with 18 homes closed, acquired 72 lots for development, and opened two communities. The first community was located near Vancouver Mall.
Fast forward 22 years and Wann still has the same drive and interest in the business as when the company was founded. "Like any business, you learn a lot over the years," said Wann. "I am proud that we have continued to evolve. Homes are a lot like styles, they change over time and you really have to continue to be nimble and ready to change."
Wann attributes his success to the people behind it. "All great companies are built with great people," said Wann. "We certainty have been blessed with an outstanding team over the past twenty years. I am proud of the organization that we have assembled and really proud of the homes that we are building today."
About Pacific Lifestyle Homes
Pacific Lifestyle Homes was founded in 1996. Since its inception, the company has built more than 3,000 homes throughout the greater Portland/Vancouver area. Pacific Lifestyle Homes is one of the most celebrated builders in southwest Washington and northern Oregon, and is a two-time winner of the prestigious Builder of the Year award from the Clark County BIA. In 2018 Professional Builder Magazine selected the company as their prestigious national housing quality Gold Award. Learn more at www.pacificlifestylehomes.com.
SOURCE Pacific Lifestyle Homes, Inc.