M/I Homes eyes 14 homes in Park Place

DAVIDSON – M/I Homes is joining the community of Park Place with 14 new homes.   

Park Place, located off Davidson-Concord Road close to N.C. 73, will feature M/I homes primarily from the company’s Traditional Series.

The two-story homes will range from 2,178 to 3,118 square feet with three to six bedrooms and detached, alley-loaded two-car garages.  Prices will start in the upper $300s.

“Park Place is ideal for homeowners looking for a lovely, intimate community,” said Tamara Lynch, vice president of sales and marketing for M/I Homes of Charlotte. “We’ll offer our Felix, Josie, and Hamlet home plans there, all of which have been popular in Antiquity in Cornelius. We're also going to offer four new home plans still under development.”

Children living at Park Place attend Davidson Elementary, Bailey Middle and W.A. Hough High school. Homeowners have the opportunity to join River Run Country Club.

Details: Kris Bates, 704-286-6498 or SalesCharlotte@mihomes.com, or www.mihomes.com/info.


Realty firm honored for ownership

CORNELIUS – The Charlotte Business Journal named Lake Norman Realty to its Top 25 List for the Largest Area Women-Owned Companies in its Sept. 13 edition.  

The list was compiled uses statistics in which companies are ranked by the number of full-time local employees.  

Abigail Jennings began serving as president of Lake Norman Realty since 1998. The company placed nineteenth on the list with 97 associates.  

Lake Norman Realty has offices in Cornelius, Mooresville, Davidson, Denver and Statesville.

Details: www.LakeNormanRealty.com.


Web developer launches marketplace for kart racers

DAVIDSON – RACERSITES has launched a centralized online marketplace for karting enthusiasts to buy or sale equipment.

The new website, www.kartsale.com, aims to break through the clutter of the one-size-fits-all classified sites and create a space dedicated specifically to the karting community.

“The goal in creating this site is to give the karting industry a convenient, economical and effective way to find or sell equipment for their karting programs,” said Chuck Tate, owner and CEO of RACERSITES. “As a kart racer myself, this is a service that I believe is long overdue.”

The site is free to use for all visitors, with listings – that are also free to post – consisting of a text description and photos. Once connected through the site, buyers and sellers will manage the transaction offline, directly with each other.


Discovery Place gets new board members

CHARLOTTE – Discovery Place has announced the appointment of three new members to the museum’s board of trustees, including two from Lake Norman-based companies.

They are Nelson Cosgrove, director of engineering at Joe Gibbs Racing in Huntersville; Joan Higginbotham, director of community relations at Lowe’s Companies in Mooresville; and Chris Harris, vice president and general manager, Electrolux Dish Care & Fabric Care – North America.

Trustees set the museum’s mission, strategic direction and policies and maintain general financial and operational oversight.


Contractor builds bank office

CORNELIUS –  J.D. Goodrum Company Inc recently broke ground on the Bank of the Ozarks office.

The 3,800-square-foot banking office will have drive-through access along Catawba Avenue. The office was designed by ai Design Group, of Charlotte.

As a private owned general construction company, J.D. Goodrum is owned and operated by founder and partner David Goodrum and partner Jamie Yoxtheimer.

J.D. Goodrum is at 18339-F Old Statesville Road.

Details: www.jdgoodrum.com.


J.D. Goodrum hires project administrator

CORNELIUS – J.D. Goodrum Company welcomes project administrator Melissa Patton as the newest member of its team. 

Patton brings her skills and experience to pre-construction and operations for the company’s growing portfolio.

Details: www.jdgoodrum.com.


Chamber announces director nominations

CORNELIUS – The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce nominated the following business leaders to its board of directors for the Class of 2016:

• Bill Ellison, The McIntosh Law Firm;

• Sabrena Fernandez, Servpro of Northwest Charlotte/Lincoln North Gaston;

• Jay Lesemann Jr. CPA, Lesemann & Associates PLLC;

• Mike Russell, EnergyUnited;

• Angela Swett, Park Avenue Properties; and

• Joe Vagnone, Carolina Business Associates.


Financial advisor earns BBB rating 

HUNTERSVILLE – The Better Business Bureau determined that Dolf Dunn Wealth Management LLC meets accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. 

Accreditation is based on 16 factors, including length of time the business has been operating and that Dolf Dunn Wealth Management LLC has no complaints filed with BBB. 

Details: www.DolfDunn.com.

Park Avenue to open 5 satellite offices

CORNELIUS – Park Avenue Properties recently announced intentions of opening satellite offices in Raleigh, Greensboro, Greenville, S.C., Charleston, S.C., and Memphis, Tenn.

Plans to develop operations in these metro markets were initiated by market demand for residential rental property.

"Opening the Park Avenue Properties' satellite offices is an important step to realizing our goal of operating in major metropolitan areas throughout the United States," CEO John Bradford said. "The satellite offices are vital to establishing a presence in the areas we do business."

The satellite offices will primarily serve as meeting venues for the company's clients and property managers in these metro markets. Day-to-day operations will continue at the company's headquarters in Cornelius.


Spectrum breaks ground on new building

CHARLOTTE – Spectrum Properties broke ground last month on the 78,319-square-foot building within The Park –Huntersville, a 670-acre property that boasts the likes of American Tire Distributors, Joe Gibbs Racing, Novant Health and SABIC Innovative Plastics US.

Forbo Siegling, a global manufacturing firm, has signed a long-term lease for 58,671 square feet inside the new space. The project is expected to be complete by April 2014.