Bowen Family Homes Named Georgia Family Business of the Year

Atlanta new home builder, Bowen Family Homes, was named the Georgia Family Business of the Year among medium-sized companies by Georgia Trend and the Cox Family Enterprise Center at Kennesaw State University.

[ClickPress, Fri May 11 2007] Georgia Trend and the Cox Family Enterprise Center at Kennesaw State University named Bowen Family Homes the Georgia Family Business of the Year among medium sized companies. The announcement was made at the organization’s 2007 Awards Gala Dinner at the Cobb Galleria Centre on Wednesday, May 23, 2007.

“This is an honor for my father, Rudy Bowen, who started our company with the construction of just one home in 1969,” said David Bowen, one of the current owners of Bowen Family Homes. “It also recognizes the dedication of my brothers-in-law, Tip Cape and Mike Phelps, who stand beside me as current owners and overseers in the daily operations of the company.”

Based in Gwinnett County, Ga., Bowen Family Homes currently constructs about 1,200 homes a year in Atlanta, Dallas and Orlando. They are among the nation’s largest privately-held builders, and they were ranked by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as Atlanta’s fourth largest builder and 30th largest privately held company in 2006.

Their award is based on their proven success, which is the result of innovative business practices and sound strategy. Judges also considered their positive family/business linkage, multi-generational family involvement and their impressive contributions to the homebuilding industry and the community. Bowen Family Homes was named the winner in the medium category for business with 50 to 250 employees.

Bowen Family Homes is known in the home building industry for its commitment to building homes and communities for middle-class families, always with quality, value and lifestyle at the forefront of design and construction. Bowen builds amenity-rich communities and innovative floorplans. Recently, Bowen Family Homes has made industry-leading strides in engaging and serving homebuyers through the Internet. Their commitment to new media is just one example of their innovative, customer-oriented outlook.

In addition to strong business practices, Bowen Family Homes has continually set itself apart with its commitment to community. Last year, the company built and raffled a home to raise more than $300,000 for Shepherd Center and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Bowen family members and employees regularly support activities and services geared to at-risk children in Gwinnett County.

The Cox Family Enterprise Center at Kennesaw State University initiated the Georgia Family Business of the Year Awards Program in 1991. The awards not only emphasize the contributions provided by family firms, but they also bring public attention to the crucial role family businesses play in Georgia’s economy and society.

Since 1969 the Bowen name has stood for excellence in new home construction and community development. Recognized as the 25th largest privately owned builder in the country by Builder Magazine for 2005, Bowen Family Homes is a dynamic homebuilder with operations in Georgia, Florida and Texas. The Atlanta Business Chronicle ranked Bowen Family Homes 4th among metro Atlanta builders in 2006 and 30th among Atlanta’s Top 100 Private Companies for 2006. Additionally, Bowen Family Homes was named the nation’s 50th largest homebuilder by Builder Magazine in 2004. These successes have been achieved by simply offering the best new home value in all price ranges. For more information about Bowen Family Homes, please call their Atlanta region headquarters at 678-325-4500 or 1-877- MY BOWEN or visit online at
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