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Change is good – it brings new opportunities and a harbinger of possibilities. This is especially true for country club communities as they are adapting to the new way of life around them by having more affordable properties for the everyday family as well as providing more than just golf and tennis. For example, Chimney Oaks Golf Club in Homer, Georgia is doing just that by providing wellness programs, social events for members and guests, coinciding with spacious and practical homes for a range of budgets.

Change also happened for Harbin Customer Jim Pritchard of Green Ridge Builders, Inc. when he sold his healthcare business and decided to dive in headfirst into the building industry. Jim and his family had moved to the Homer area a couple of years ago and really wanted to plant their roots into Banks County. He was in full-time retirement mode when the opportunity came to invest in the Chimney Oaks Golf Club. Economic Developer and friend of Jim’s, Brad Day, brought forth the project and they believed the investment of the project’s long-term growth would be prosperous.


Homer is a quiet, smaller town located just outside of Athens and only about an hour drive to the bustling city of Atlanta. Chimney Oaks Golf Club is not only home to stunning country-side views and a beautiful 18-hole championship course, but the craftsmanship and detail of each home is what makes this property so unique. Not to mention, there are also spaces available for weddings and special events.




There are 11 different home plans ranging from 1,800 – 5,000 square feet with a mixture of 3-6 bedrooms and 2-5 baths, combining Harbin Lumber Company supplies such as doors, windows, shiplap, siding, and even the trusses. Large outdoor porches give visibility to the serene views of the courses and untouched land surrounding the property.  With ample amount of options for any kind of family, there is plenty to love and enjoy about the property’s quarters.

Pritchard has been in the building and construction industry going on 6 years now and he considers the best part of being in this business is the satisfaction of providing high-quality single-family homes. Specifically, with this project, he enjoyed working with the high-quality vendors and trades.






The simplicity of Homer is not one to be overlooked. Small towns like Homer are thriving in impactful ways. Harbin Lumber Company is grateful to have been able to contribute to this new community for Homer, Jim Pritchard and Green Ridge Builders, Inc., and the new residents of Chimney Oaks Country Club.

To learn more about the Chimney Oaks community, visit their website and social media pages below.

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