(Greenville, SC) – A.J. (Pete) Kellos, Jr. has joined Great Southern Homes as division manager of the homebuilder’s Upstate operations. He brings to the company an impressive career in Upstate construction management having achieved in the past two decades over 4,000 new home closings valued at over $670 million in construction. Holding key leadership positions for national/regional home builders and construction companies, Pete successfully expanded their operations in the Upstate. His list includes Cothran Properties, Raby Construction Company, Marsh/Bell Construction Company, The Poinsett Companies, Pulte Homes and Great American Homes.
Co-workers share of working with Pete, “He is a consummate construction executive with a tremendous knowledge of projects including single and multi-family, land development, office, and commercial properties. His work ethic is unmatched by anyone else. He has high expectations of those working for him, but asks nothing that he himself does not already do. With the Poinsett Companies, Pete was a key component in our company’s growth in becoming the largest homebuilder in the Upstate before the construction downturn.”
Mike Satterfield, CEO of Great Southern Homes, says, “Pete’s joining the Great Southern Homes team is simply perfect timing. We’re significantly expanding our Upstate footprint and we value his experience and leadership to help guide our growth. Greenville, Spartanburg and Clemson are key markets targeted for growth within our company.”
“We entered the Upstate market approximately 24 months ago and we have already joined the list of Top 10 builders in the market. At our current pace of home sales, we anticipate rapidly moving up the list. We have opened positions in eight Upstate subdivisions and have plans to significantly increase that number in the coming months. At 108 Renaissance Park in Mauldin, SC, we are in the process of opening and staffing a permanent Upstate office which Pete will oversee.”
“In the Greenville, Spartanburg and Clemson areas, Great Southern Homes builds single-family and town homes priced from the mid-$100,000s to over $400,000s. In Clemson, we are also building large student housing projects. Our homes serve over 70% of the home-buying market with floor plans that are designed by our in-house design team to be very energy-efficient and help our customers live greener and lower their energy bills. We encourage you to visit our website at www.greatsouthernhomes.com and learn more about our exciting company.”