Month: October 2019

Featured Employee: Meet Todd

When Frank Betz Associates began its journey in 1976, our leaders knew that one of their biggest priorities was to foster a team that loved making a difference just as much as they did. Over the years, Frank Betz Associates wouldn’t have been able to make its impact if it weren’t for the incredible people behind the scenes.


This week, we’re excited to introduce you to someone who embodies our passion for all things home — say hello to Todd Jenkins, our VP of modifications! Thanks to everything that Todd does, our company is able to run seamlessly and provide our clients with the exemplary house plans that we’re known for.


Experience in the Construction Industry


After graduating from Southern College of Technology with a degree in architectural engineering, Todd went on to work for Spitzmiller & Norris, a high-end custom renovation firm. There, he adopted and honed a multifaceted skill set, and gained valuable experience in all facets of the industry. In 1991, he brought his talents to Frank Betz Associates, and the rest is history…


Working With Frank Betz Associates


As the team member in charge of our modification/custom department, Todd enjoys the opportunity to talk to prospective homeowners about what they want for their homes. “That’s what I love about my job,” Todd says. “I love to talk to people and learn about their families, lifestyles, and dreams so I can adjust our plans accordingly. Nothing makes me happier than helping a person develop a plan that suits their lifestyle.”


Today, Todd looks forward to our new house plans, especially the farmhouse-style plans with clean, simple lines. “I feel today’s plans are more practical and functional for everyday living,” Todd says. “Our new plans are extremely open and typically only have one eating and living area. This allows the square footage to be delegated to those areas you use the most.”


Outside of the Office


When he’s not doing incredible work in the office, you can most likely find Todd practicing his “official hobby”: vacationing. He loves to travel with his family and friends, and takes a week-long beach trip with a big group every year. He also enjoys playing tennis, repurposing furniture and woodworking, cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs, and spending time with his beautiful wife, Shannon, his two daughters, and his dog, LuLu.


All of us at Frank Betz Associates want to thank Todd for all that he does. His knowledge, work ethic, and kindness make a positive impact on our office every day, and we’re grateful to have him on our team! For more information about the beautiful house plans that we offer, please call 888-717-3003.

14-Hazelwood Square

The Beauty of Outdoor Living in the Fall

At Frank Betz Associates, we believe that paradise is a cozy chair, a warm drink, and your feet up on a crisp fall day. Who says you can’t experience this bliss on a daily basis? With a gorgeous outdoor living area attached to your home, you can finally enjoy the beauty of fall in true style — day or night.


From impromptu get-togethers with friends to mornings with a cup of coffee and a good book, an expertly designed exterior completely changes the way you live your life. Especially in the fall, when the weather cools and the scenery comes alive, you don’t want to miss a single moment of what’s right in front of you…


Covered Porches


Just as functional as they are stylish, our covered porches allow you to experience the outdoors in complete comfort. Perfect for all times of day, you’re free to do whatever you wish — whether that be host your family and friends for a fun fall meal or take advantage of your quiet time and relax.


Best of all, our aesthetically pleasing porches add to the beauty of your home, which makes them the ideal asset. The goal of these features is to extend your indoor life to the outdoors, so that you can truly feel like your best (and most free) self whenever you’re in your home. 


Fire Pits


Who says cold weather has to stop you from enjoying the peace and privacy of your backyard? With a modern, compact fire pit, you have every opportunity to sit outside and do exactly what you normally would in the warmer months of the year. It may not still be summertime, but it’s always prime time for relaxing.


Style your furniture around your fire pit however you wish and watch your space ignite with life — there’s nothing more charming than a cozy fire. Do you have fond memories of camp as a child? Gather with your kids for homemade s’mores under the stars. From happy hours to celebrations, a fire pit brings a spark to your space that you can’t help but fall in love with each time. 


With 100 years of combined experience and unmatched skill in all areas of home design, you can be sure that we have a plan that fits your preferences perfectly. Are you ready to live in a home that loves you back? We can’t wait to meet you and get started! For more information about our house plans, please call 888-717-3003.

Tuxedo Park

Featured House Plan: Meet Tuxedo Park

That excitement when you see your new home for the very first time? We believe you should feel this every time you return home, whether from a getaway vacation or a work day. A house may be purchased, but home is priceless — so you deserve a modern plan that lives just the way that you do. 


Meet Tuxedo Park, an innovative plan that combines contemporary features with timeless charm to create a home you can’t help but fall in love with. With 3,306 total square feet, you’ll have all the room you need to enjoy life’s little moments — from your charming porch to your gorgeous master suite and everything in between. 


This one-of-a-kind house plan also comes complete with a flex room, a vaulted porch, and an optional bonus room on the second floor, which can be turned into another bedroom for family or guests, or a specialized space for whatever you wish, whether a movie room, a home office, or your own personal art studio. 


Built with a mix of classic and modern charm, Tuxedo Park first catches your eye with an old-world English elevation with Cotswold elements. Past a beautiful front porch with classic dormers that break the cornice line, you’ll walk inside and feel the warmth of a wide open interior — and immediately know you’re home.


The first floor provides an abundant, open-concept living area with a kitchen, dining, and living room. The family room is expertly designed with a beamed ceiling and beautiful fireplace, perfect for get-togethers, celebrations, and weeknight dinners. You’ll also find a spectacular master suite with a spa-like bathroom that’s specifically created to make you feel your best, day or night. 


On the second floor, there are three spacious bedrooms, each with walk-in closets and access to a bathroom. There’s also a large loft space that can become anything you want, from an entertainment area to a quiet place to read, relax, and recharge. Up here, you and your family will always embrace your most comfortable state.


When you come back to a home that fits you perfectly, every day suddenly feels wide open. You won’t believe all of the experiences and opportunities that are waiting for you in a home like this… For more information about Tuxedo Park, please call 888-717-3003. All of us at Frank Betz Associates can’t wait to meet you!