Atlanta Builder Jim Chapman Wins Four 2017 GAHBA OBIE Awards


One Silver,Three Gold Including Best Community Service Project

At the 37th annual OBIE Award Ceremony hosted by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA) earlier this month, Jim Chapman Communities, the Atlanta homebuilder who specializes in luxury and 55+ communities throughout metro Atlanta, won a total of four OBIEs: three Gold, including Best Community Service Project, and one Silver.


The OBIE Awards are the premier awards in Atlanta’s new home construction industry and celebrate outstanding achievement in new home building, marketing, remodeling and personal achievement categories.


  • 2017 Builder Winner, Detached, $1.5M - $2M Category
  • Best Design Center: The Cottages at Horseshoe Bend
  • Best Community Service Project: IBS Show Home donated to Family Promise of Hall County.


  • 2017 Builder Winner, Detached, $400,000 - $499,999Category– Sweet Briar Farms, plus a Silver OBIE for Haven Design Works, merchandiser of Sweet Briar Farms’ model.

“I am delighted with this professional recognition by my peers,” says Chapman, president of Jim Chapman Communities and incoming president of the GAHBA. “2017 has been a stellar year for our company, and we are particularly honored to receive this year’s Gold OBIE for Best Community Service Project for our work benefiting Family Promise of Hall County, with special thanks to HomeAid Atlanta.”

Since February 2016, Jim Chapman Communities has started construction of more than six new neighborhoods throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area, including Sweet Briar Farms in Woodstock, Nestledown Farm in Cumming, The Overlook at Old Atlanta in South Forsyth (all age-targeted communities), and Boxwood at Vinings in Smyrna, the Homestead at Ridgewood Heights in Buckhead, and The Cottages at Horseshoe Bend in Roswell. In addition, the company has announced McEver Mill in Hall County, a gated 55+ community that will feature ranch townhouses starting from the high $100s.

Chapman was recently elected 2017/2018 Vice President/Secretary of the Home Builders Association of Georgia; he is slated to serve as the HBAG’s president in 2020/2021.

About Jim Chapman:

“Building Trust. Building Futures.”

Jim Chapman, an Atlanta native, started his own custom home building firm, Jim Chapman Fine Homes, in 1998 after earning an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. In 2005, he began to also build and develop an active adult portfolio under the brand of Jim Chapman Communities. Currently, he is building under both brands throughout Buckhead, Vinings, Cobb, Forsyth, Fulton, and Cherokee counties. His design partner, mentor and father, Jim Chapman Sr., is a well-known Atlanta architect.

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