Based in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Canadian homebuilder Empire Communities continues its US expansion with the announcement of a strategic partnership with Atlanta-based builder Edward Andrews Homes (EA Homes). Empire Communities originally launched its US Homebuilding Division in 2016 with Empire Dellrose, a 600-acre master-planned community in northwest Houston. In 2018 it acquired Texas-based Centerra Homes, further strengthening its presence in the Lone Star State. The partnership with EA Homes will expand the homebuilder’s presence in the US to include Houston, Austin and San Antonio in Texas, and now Atlanta, Georgia.

“With this strategic partnership, Empire Communities has expanded into greater Atlanta with one of the strongest, most innovative brands in Georgia,” says Andrew Guizzetti, Executive Vice President and CFO of Empire Communities. “EA Homes has a customer-first culture, an exceptional management team, and a strong lot and land portfolio.”


EA Homes was founded in 2009 by Paul Edward Corley and Todd Andrew Hager and has transitioned from a small firm focused on accelerated growth to a premier private homebuilder of both move-up and move-down single-family homes and townhomes in urban and suburban high-growth sub-markets across Atlanta.

“We are pleased with the opportunity to continue to grow our business with a well-capitalized, family-run builder that shares our values,” says Todd Hager, Regional EVP EA Homes, LP.


EA Homes has over 85 employees and is currently building in 15 communities in the greater Atlanta area. Empire plans to preserve the developer’s complimentary culture and retain their existing management structure, including both Corley and Hager who will continue to oversee the Atlanta market.


“With Empire’s strong financial resources and EA Homes’ deep local relationships, we are well-positioned for future growth and opportunities,” adds Paul Corley, Regional President of EA Homes., LP. “We have been working closely with the Atlanta and Toronto teams to ensure a smooth transition for both our employees and customers.”

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