We are proud to call Charlottesville our home. We not only build communities, but believe in the cultivating the health of our community by building responsibly and hiring locally. We call this the Homegrown Difference and it defines everything we do.
Every Southern Development home is designed for ease of living. That means practical floor plans, personalized design details, and quality construction that last for decades.
We take superior construction to the next level with what we call conscious building. We start with smart design choices that translate into durability and energy efficiency. Daily site inspections and 100-point checklists ensure your home meets the highest levels of quality and sustainability. Finally, responsible building practices – including recycling our construction waste at a local facility that we helped create – mean that you can feel good about the process from start to finish. The result is an investment that is both solid and sustainable, benefiting you and our area for generations to come.
Our community roots run deep. As an independent local builder, we choose to work with only the best local trade partners. Our company’s local reputation is rock solid, and we are proud of the contributions we make to our area year after year.
Our homes are more than bricks and beams. Sure, they feature practical floor plans and green building best practices. But that’s only how they are built. Our homes are designed for you to settle comfortably into everyday life, confidently knowing that your investment will stand up to the years of memories you have ahead of you.
We only want the best for our community, so we only work with the best local trade partners who live and work right here in Central Virginia. Unsurpassed knowledge, service and expertise result in quality homes we are proud to build. Our greatest reward is seeing satisfied customers and happy neighbors.
Building a new home should be a positive experience. From helping you choose a community to preparing for move-in day, we have Sales Consultants, Design Consultants, and Project Managers who are at your side every step of the way to ensure a streamlined building process. Important dates and decision points are clearly communicated so you always know where things stand. Bottom line: we want the planning and building your new home to be as enjoyable as living in it.
Few experiences are as personal as building a home. By providing all tools and support you need we ensure you can create a home that is true to your vision. Our Design Center – the area’s first – is where that vision comes to life. We make selecting materials, choosing colors, and personalizing your home stress-free.
These are the hallmarks of the Southern Development experience. It’s a recipe that’s been proven over 16 years and more than 700 homes. And it’s why 99 percent of our customers say they would build with us again.
We are proud to be recognized by these organizations as a favorite homebuilder:
2013-2016 Earthcraft Virginia’s Sustainable Leadership Award
2010-2016 Daily Progress Readers’ Choice – Favorite Builder
2010-2016 Charlottesville Family – Favorite Builder