In 2010, Lennar (NYSE:LEN), the second largest homebuilder in the USA, selected Todd Jones to start its new Lennar Atlanta Division. Based on his more than 19 years of experience with several Fortune 500 residential building companies, Mr. Jones rapidly established Lennar Atlanta’s stellar management team and set the Division’s course for growth in Georgia. As Division President of Lennar Atlanta, he is also heavily involved in all of Lennar Atlanta’s land acquisition and product development activities.
Currently, Mr. Jones oversees more than 100 associates based in Roswell. Since the launch of Lennar Atlanta in July 2010, the Division has built more than 1,800 homes in over 40 residential communities in Georgia, mainly along Atlanta’s northern crescent.
Upon graduating from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Building and Construction, Mr. Jones served as First Lieutenant in the US Air Force before joining Ryland Homes in 1991 in Atlanta. There, he rose from Building Superintendent to Division President. He credits Chuck Fuhr, his Division President at Ryland, as a “…mentor and true champion of his employees.”
In 2007, Mr. Jones was invited to manage, restructure and reposition Centex Homes in Atlanta. He successfully implemented the company’s ACE program, aligning all operating systems and processes to streamline efficiencies.
Throughout the industry, Mr. Jones, who earned his Executive MBA from Emory University, is known for his management style. He focuses on the clear communication of objectives and on building consensus while working on large projects that may present certain engineering or zoning challenges.
Mr. Jones and his wife, whom he met in 7th grade, have three children. The family lives in Marietta and embraces the motto: “You rest, you rust.” Active in the North Fulton community, Mr. Jones participates in a number of service organizations such as the North Fulton Leadership Program, MUST Ministries, St. Vincent DePaul Society, Mission Honduras and Habitat for Humanity.
“I painted houses to put myself through college, and had construction jobs since I was a teenager,” says Mr. Jones. “I appreciate every element of this industry. Every day, I use the expertise I gained from years of working in a variety of disciplines.”