2010 Home Builder of the Year (Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders) and 2011 Guildmaster Award Winner!
Brooks Harris and Russ Doyle are both second-generation homebuilders born and raised in Birmingham. Their fathers each taught them the business from a young age, and oftentimes the lessons came with a few blisters and great deal of sweat. However, Brooks and Russ also learned that building a home is not just about the "sticks and bricks". It involves developing a relationship with the customer that begins during the planning/design phase and lasts all the way through the warranty period. Harris & Doyle Homes is the combined effort of two experienced builders who know that homebuilding is far more than just the construction of the home.
Brooks graduated from Indian Springs School in 1994. He then went on to the University of Alabama where he majored in marketing and graduated cum laude in 1998. A couple of short years later, Brooks moved to Nashville where he earned his MBA from Vanderbilt University in 2002, focusing on both financing and marketing. This degree afforded Brooks the opportunity to work for the global investment-banking firm Lehman Brothers in both New York City and Nashville. While this was a great experience, homebuilding was in his blood. Ultimately, Brooks couldn't resist the call to move back home to Birmingham to enter the business himself. Brooks has been building houses on his own since 2004 and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders.
Russ graduated from Chelsea High School in 1999. He then went to Auburn University and participated in the prestigious Building Science program. After graduating in 2003, Russ decided to put his education to work and came home to Birmingham to be a superintendent for his father's custom homebuilding company, DKM Homes, Inc. Then, in 2005 Russ took his knowledge and experience into his own building company, Fireside Homes, Inc. Like Brooks, Russ also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders and participates in the Parade of Homes Committee and Land Developers Council.
After meeting three years ago while building in the Highland Lakes neighborhood near Chelsea, Brooks and Russ began working on projects together in Pelham. It didn't take long for the two builders to develop a strong working relationship. Brooks and Russ ultimately decided to capitalize on each other's strengths and join forces to create Harris & Doyle Homes. This company is the product of two builders who realize that today's home is more than just shelter; it can be a gym, restaurant, a movie theater, and even a spa. It's a place people rely on to relax, stay connected, entertain, and raise a family. It's also an investment that customers expect to look great and be built to last. Harris & Doyle Homes strives to deliver a home that not only looks beautiful, but also stays on the cutting edge of people's needs both in design and amenities. As an example of the Harris & Doyle Homes difference, they were awarded the 2010 Home Builder of the Year by the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders. Simply put, Harris & Doyle Homes build homes with the wisdom of experience and an eye for the future.
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