Fortune-Johnson in the News

NMHC Largest General Contractor

Fortune-Johnson ranked as the 5th largest general contractor by NMHC!

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Atlanta Business Chronicle

Ranked 14th for Atlanta’s Top 25 Commercial Contractors

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Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. of Georgia

Fortune-Johnson wins Diamond Step Award

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Atlanta Business Chronicle

Ranked as the 42nd top private company in Atlanta, Georgia

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MFE 2014 Grand Award for Student Housing (October 2014)

West 22 project wins MFE's Student Housing Grand Award for 2014.

Don't let the student housing designation fool you - with state-of-the-art units and deluxe amenities, West 22 is as sophisticated as it gets.

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ACG Top 40 (October 2014)

Ranked 6th for the fastest growing upper-middle market companies in Georgia.

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ABC of Excellence Award and Safety Award (October 2014)

Fortune-Johnson was awarded the 2014 STEP Diamond Award and Award of Safety Excellence

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Professional Builder: 67th Housing Giants List (October 2014)

Ranked 67th on Professional Builder’s 2014 Housing Giants List

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Atlanta Business Chronicle (August 2014)

Ranked 10th for Atlanta’s Top 25 Commercial Contractors.

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Student Housing Business (April 2014)

Ranked 11th Top Contractor by Student Housing Business

"Student Housing Business recently conducted a survey of contractors in the student housing industry to determine who the leading contractors are in for the industry. To participate in the survey, contractors must have completed projects within the timeframe of Jan. 1, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2013. This window allows inclusion of projects readied for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 academic years. Their ranking of the top contractors is based on responses to the survey, and contractors are ranked by the number of beds constructed.

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Student Housing Business (March 2014)

“Campus Apartments’ Shippensburg Partnership Project Earns ForeverGreen Award for Excellence”

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Multifamily Executive (April 2014)

Ranked 5th for 2014 MFE Top 25 General Contractors List

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Atlanta Business Chronicle (April 2014)

Ranked 19th for the fastest growing private company in Atlanta at the 2014 Pacesetter Awards.

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National Association of Home Builders (February 2014)

Emory Point project wins Project of the Year Green Site Development for the Multifamily/Mixed Use category!

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Atlanta Business Chronicle (October 2013)

Ranked #52 for Atlanta’s Top 100 Private Companies in 2013

“The biggest gains in revenue include Hathaway Construction Services Inc. (#78) which increased revenue by 152 percent from last year. Fortune-Johnson Inc. (#52) increased its revenue by nearly 107 percent from last year. Total revenue dollars for the top 100 were more than $78.3 billion.”

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Professional Builder: Big Gainers (July 2013)

“When Fortune-Johnson, Inc. took on building a $60-million residential mixed-use development targeting student renters near Atlanta’s Emory University, the company compressed a 24-month construction schedule into 18 months so first-phase apartments would be available by the start of the 2012-13 school year.”

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Professional Builder (July 2013)

Ranked 6th for the 2013 Fastest Growing Builders

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Atlanta Business Chronicle (June 2013)

Ranked 8th for Atlanta’s Top 25 Commercial Contractors in 2013

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Atlanta Corporate Growth Georgia Fast 40 (June 2013)

Ranked 2nd for Upper Middle-Market in 2013

“Each year, the Atlanta chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG Atlanta) honors 40 Georgia-based middle market companies that demonstrate the greatest growth in revenue and employment over the prior three years. Rankings are objectively based on weighted three-year average growth in revenue and employment.”

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Professional Builder (May 2013)

Ranked 14th for 2013 Top 25 Multi-Family Builders

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Professional Builder (May 2013)

Ranked 48th for 2013 Housing Giants

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Multifamily Executive (April 2013)

Ranked 35th for 2013 MFE Top 50 Builders List

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Multifamily Executive (April 2013)

Ranked 13th for Top General Contractors List

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Atlanta Business Chronicle (April 2013)

Ranked 3rd for fastest growing private company in Atlanta at the 2013 Pacesetter Awards

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Construction Today: No Room for Error (March 2012)

FORTUNE-JOHNSON HAS AN EXTREMELY COMPRESSED SCHEDULE ON EMORY POINT.

The key to the success of any residential mixeduse development that aims to attract college students is making sure apartments are available at the start of the academic year.

Opening after that milestone could mean the difference of 100 percent occupancy and offering well-below-market rent just to fill vacancies. That is the motivation behind the expedited schedule for the Emory Point development in Atlanta. Emory Point is not just a ground-up residential apartment structure, either. The building will house 443 units atop 80,000 square feet of retail space and adjacent to an 8- story precast parking deck.

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Professional Builder: Top 40 Article (March 2012)

Fortune-Johnson’s Jared Ford named one of Professional Builder’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2012.

An alligator hunter, break dancer, horse trainer, and former professional basketball player are among home building's young superstars to be named 40 Under 40 winners for 2012 by the editors of Professional Builder magazine. The 40 professionals featured in the following pages represent the next generation of leadership and innovation in home building, and they're all under the age of 40. We proudly present our 40 Under 40 class for 2012.

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Atlanta Business Chronicle: Cousins, Gables join forces on Emory Point (March 2012)

Best in Atlanta Real Estate - 2011 Awards

Emory Point, the more than $100 million mixed-use project on Clifton Road, was the largest private development to start inside the Perimeter since the commercial real estate crash began in 2008.

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New SU Dorms to Offer Full-Suite Floors (February 2012)

Construction of several new student residential facilities at Shippensburg University is on schedule, according to university officials.

The university broke ground on the initial phase of the project in November. The three buildings will replace a majority of the on-campus residence halls,

“It’s going well.” said Darrell Miller, SU Student Services Inc. (SUSSI) president, about the first phase of construction. “We had a mild winter and feel confident that we are on target for January 2013.”

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Multifamily Executive (November 2010)

The Park and Market project wins MFE's (Multifamily Executive) Mid-Rise Project of the Year

"Park & Market delivers on all fronts, with 93,000 square feet of retail (including in-building access to the 48,000-square-foot Harris Teeter grocer) and a structured parking deck topped with six levels of Class A apartment rentals capped off with a rooftop salt water swimming pool." Multifamily Executive November 2010 issue

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Building and Construction: Picking Up the Pace (Fall 2010)

"A fast-paced construction management style coupled with high-quality products keep Fortune Johnson moving ahead of its competitors." - By Barbara McHatton

Fortune-Johnson General Contractors seems to have discovered the formula for keeping its clients coming back for more of its work. The contracting firm was formed from the partnership of Lee Johnson and Brett Fortune, both Georgia-based contractors who had worked together previously. The firm's 19-year tenure has enabled the company to complete mainly multifamily projects in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.. The firm operates a satellite office in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., to accommodate its expanding needs.

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660 Apartments wins Gold (August 2010)

From hundreds of nominated projects, 660 Apartments has been selected as a Building of America Award project and will be a featured Gold Medal Winner.

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First in the nation to receive LEED Gold (June 2010)

Fortune-Johnson helps the Associated Builders and Contractors of Georgia to achieve LEED Gold certification on its headquarters, located in Roswell, GA. Setting the bar high with a Gold certification, the GA headquarters is the first of the 77 ABC chapters across the nation to achieve LEED certification.

Attaining LEED certification was a top priority when retrofitting this space, and we felt it very important to set an example as the leading construction industry association in Georgia, said ABC of Georgia President Bill Anderson, CAE, LEED AP.

Fortune-Johnson has been a member of the ABC of Georgia since 1997.

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Construction Today (July 2009)

In an article titled "Building Blocks for the Future - Industry relationships bring Fortune-Johnson success" featured in the July edition of the Construction Today magazine, the strength of the relationship between FJ and Archstone and how this partnership helped propel this project to an overwhelming success and finish early is discussed. Click to view full article or

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Atlanta Business Chronicle (April 2009)

Fortune-Johnson, Inc., earns 36th in the 2009 Pacesetters Awards presented by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

"In the last several years we have been able to establish great relationships with several developers in the Southeast," said CEO Brett Fortune. "We have worked diligently to become their preferred contractor in a strong multifamily market."

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2009 EarthCraft Multifamily Builder of the Year (Feb 2009)

"It's official! Fortune-Johnson is the "Earthcraft" Multi-Family Builder of the Year. It was announced on February 19th, 2009 at an awards ceremony held by Southface, a group dedicated to promoting sustainable housing that is energy efficient and "green". The award was presented to Rob Brown in front of a multitude of builders and developers considered on the cutting edge of energy efficient housing."

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The Washington Post (July 2008)

"Westchester in Laurel a Model for Future Luxury Complexes"

The DC guys make the Washington Post. While Fortune-Johnson Inc. is not mentioned by name in the article, high praise is certainly given to the quality of the Westchester @ Cherry Lane project.

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Construction Today (July 2008)

This article featured in the COnstruction Today magazine highlights an interview with Brett Fortune discussing what seperates Fortune-Johnson, Inc. from the rest of the industry.

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Atlanta Business Chronicle (April 2008)

Ranked 8th Fastest Growing for 2008!

"Our growth in recent years is attributable to a strong multifamily market and our diversifying into other markets such as D.C., Raleigh and Charlotte," said Brett Fortune, one of the firm''s founders.

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Charlotte Business Journal (March 2008)

FJ makes news in Charlotte

An article from the Charlotte Business Journal highlighting the developer, Crescent Resources and our job, Circle @ South End.

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Professional Builder (2008)

#137 on Giant 400 List for 2008

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Ranked 37th fast growing in Atlanta for 2007!

Ranked number 37 in the April 13-19, 2007 edition of the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Fortune-Johnson, Inc was listed amongst Atlanta''s 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Fortune-Johnson, Inc. has seen a 73.65% increase in revenue from 2004 to 2006.

In the article in the ABC (page 15B), Brett Fortune was quoted as saying, "Remember that business is all about relationships... It is crucial to come through on your promises and always do the right thing." (Atlanta Business Chronicle)

#236 on Giant 400 List for 2007

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Brett Fortune Talks about Year 2006 at the ABC

"One of the greatest benefits I receive from our ABC membership is interacting with owners and senior level executives at other construction firms..."

-Brett Fortune, 2006 ABC of Georgia Chairman

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Dixie Contractor (April 2006)

Steve Husdon with Dixie Contractor sits down with the guys at the Prescott at Park Place project to discuss how they fit so much living space into so little acreage. In the "Small Site, BIG Challenges" article, the guys discuss logistics, sub selection and scheduling.

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www.constructionreviews.com (2006)

The 54 luxury condos at the Glenwood Park Mixed Use development were met with particular challenges in negotiating unforeseen underground conditions.