Southern Traditions


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Southern Traditions Development Company Survives Real Estate Market Meltdown With Unique Energy Efficient Approach

ORLANDO, FLA. (August 30, 2010) – Southern Traditions Development Inc, a local development company specializing in building custom homes introduced its latest project of green homes with its new series of "Green For Life Custom Homes" featuring the latest models and technology from leading manufacturers to suit today's changing lifestyles.

Jon Pleveich and Kim Foy, two Orlando contractors and owners of Southern Traditions Development Inc, survived one of Florida's worst housing market slumps in the past three years, and they are now building and remodeling environmentally energy efficient homes. In fact, despite signals of the state's economy at an incredible low, prosperity's sprouting for these independent business owners.

The local, long-time residents of Orlando's College Park found a thriving success customizing eco-friendly houses to affluent professionals and empty nesters less affected by the subprime housing calamity. Along with an ideal market, the two developers offer unique custom elements that appeal to buyers during the current weakened housing market, including energy efficient home features.

"When you think about it," Pleveich said, "Orlando's the best place to buy right now. The market is slow. Homes are affordable. Neighborhoods are quaint. And there is plenty to see and do! It's a natural heaven for affluent, professionals and empty nesters."

In this market, green building seems to be the only segment of the industry that is growing. Building smart, affordable and green is helping Pleveich and Foy differentiate themselves in their community.

Southern Traditions has built a successful series of personal, custom homes, and it is now expanding its products and services to include "energy-saving features." Buyers of Pleveich and Foy's new homes reap the results of the latest affordable design and technology from green manufacturers.

"There are people who, believe it or not, want to buy homes," Foy expressed, "and they don't want any home. They want custom, affordable, efficient homes, close to shopping, dining and entertainment areas, a home that will positively impact future generations."
As Florida's housing market slowly crawls to recovery, Pleveich and Foy's unique approach in attracting the right market and offering the right features has kept their business far away from demolition and has built a strong foundation for success.

About Southern Traditions Development, Inc
Southern Traditions is an Orlando-based development company specializing in building value custom homes.  It was founded in 2003 by Jon Pleveich, a contractor with extensive hands-on experience in remodeling existing homes, along with co-owner Kim Foy, a designs and marketing specialist - both long-time Orlando's College Park residents.  Their appreciation of fine architecture combined with a love of the arts and city living aids their passion in building quality, original households.  Southern Traditions has built over 75,000 sq ft of custom built homes, ranging from the luxury CityScape collection of prebuilt customhouses, to one-of-a-kind households in all price ranges and sizes.  Southern Traditions is now introducing its new series of Green for Life Custom homes featuring the latest in green building technology and energy efficient features. Their goal is to build homes with sustainable features to be enjoyed for future generations. For additional information visit:

Media Contact:
Jesus Gonzalez
Southern Traditions Development
(407) 443-7163

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