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Former Columbia CEO named regional director of homebuilding company

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Great Southern Homes recently announced two additions to its executive staff.

Greg Howell has joined the company as the Midlands Division Manager. In this role, Greg will oversee all operations in the Midlands including construction, purchasing and estimating, sales and marketing. Previously, Howell served as CEO of Hurricane Builders in Columbia. With more than 25 years of leadership experience in homebuilding and the construction industry, Greg has held multiple roles in operations. Before joining Hurricane Builders in 2019, he was corporate sales manager for Capital Concrete Co. and operations manager for Essex Homes SE. He got his start in homebuilding with Centex Homes.

John West has joined Great Southern Homes as division manager for the Upstate. Previously, West served as vice president of Southeast operations for Mascaro Construction in Pittsburgh, Pa. In the past, he has been involved with the construction of numerous major projects in Pennsylvania and along the East Coast, including buildings on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and extensive renovations to Heinz Field, the stadium for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Great Southern Homes currently builds new homes in South Carolina and Georgia with operations in the Midlands, Greenville/Spartanburg, Clemson, Myrtle Beach/Georgetown, Florence, Sumter, and Aiken/Augusta.

Reach Christina Lee Knauss at 803-753-4327.

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