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Saussy Burbank

Since 1989, Saussy Burbank has built some of the most distinctive neighborhoods in the Carolinas.

History

Since 1989, Saussy Burbank has been a force in bringing relevant, sustainable developments to the Carolinas. We’ve built everything including affordable housing, upscale custom infill homes and award-winning traditional neighborhood developments.

Craftsmanship

From foundation to fixtures, Saussy Burbank’s commitment to style and detail sets us apart. Our designs reflect the rich architectural heritage of our region while fitting within the context of our modern cities.

Customer Service

We use Guild Quality as a third party to survey the satisfaction of our homeowners during and after the home buying process. We are proud to have been honored with the Guildmaster Award, the organization’s highest honor for customer satisfaction, 10 times since 2011.

Our Staff

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Jim Burbank / Chairman

Jim Burbank Saussy Burbank

Chairman

Jim is responsible for project and product design with an eye toward the long term attractiveness and viability of each community. Jim has been engaged in the homebuilding industry for over 35 years, founding Saussy Burbank in 1989. Jim earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An advocate for Affordable Housing, Jim is past board chairman of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Housing Partnership. He currently serves on the Town of Davidson Affordable Housing Taskforce and is on the board of the Housing Opportunity Foundation of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association.

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Jason Burger / Field Manager

Jason Burger Saussy Burbank

Field Manager

Jason has served as a Field Manager for Saussy Burbank since joining the company twelve years ago. He currently works in our newest community, Riverwalk, in Rock Hill. Jason holds a BS degree in Business Administration from Lees McRae.

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Shane Burt / Estimator

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Estimator

Shane Burt joined the company in March of 2013 as an estimator. He previously worked in estimating and as a Field Manager. Shane holds a BS in Finance from Elon University.

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Jack Catterton / Sales Consultant

Jack Catterton

Sales Consultant
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Juli Chandler / VP - Finance

Juli Chandler Saussy Burbank

VP - Finance

Julianne Chandler is Vice President of Finance for Saussy Burbank and has been with the company since August 2013.  She is responsible for all areas of accounting for the company as well as managing the IT and HR functions. She was promoted from Corporate Controller to VP – Finance in November 2021.

After receiving her Bachelor degree in Accounting from Campbell University in 2003, Julianne started her accounting career in public accounting and later went on to work as a Senior Accountant for the country’s largest commercial roofing company.  Julianne received her MBA in 2008 and she was hired as Senior Accounting Manager for a publicly traded energy company.  During the three and a half years there, she was promoted to Business Unit Controller and promoted again to Corporate Controller.

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Kim Claxton / Charlotte Custom Sales

Kim Claxton Saussy Burbank

Charlotte Custom Sales

Kim joined Saussy Burbank in the spring of 2011 as the lead Sales Consultant for Ardrey Crest. Since selling out the community, Kim has served as the Sales Consultant for our Charlotte infill projects. She works primarily in Dilworth and Myers Park, but also covers the South Charlotte, Plaza Midwood, South Park, and Cotswold areas. Before joining Saussy Burbank, Kim worked for Allen Tate and Bank of America. She is a graduate of Clemson University.

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Pam Cook / Sales Consultant

Pam Cook Saussy Burbank

Sales Consultant

Pam joined Saussy Burbank in April of 2012 as a Sales Consultant for Davidson Pointe and Skybrook. Despite being new to the real estate industry, Pam has worked in sales for most of her career. She has over 16 years of experience in local media sales with the Charlotte Observer and its affiliate publications. Pam holds a BS in Marketing from the University of South Florida.

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Connor Coons / Field Manager

Connor Coons

Field Manager
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Jeff Cornatzer / VP Construction

Jeff Cornatzer Saussy Burbank

VP Construction

Jeff Cornatzer is Vice President for Construction at Saussy Burbank. He joined the company in the early 90’s, but worked for Saussy Construction before the merger in 1989. He earned an Associate Degree in Graphic Arts from Chowan College and a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Advertising from Appalachian State University

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Amy Dandridge / Sales Consultant

Amy Dandridge

Sales Consultant
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Tommy Davis / Purchasing Manager

Tommy Davis

Purchasing Manager
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Sam Fuller / Project Manager/Designer

Sam Fuller Saussy Burbank

Project Manager/Designer

Sam joined the company in 2014 after graduating from Clemson Univeristy with a BS in Architecture with a minor in Management. Based in Charleston, Sam works closely with outside architects and the internal production department to develop plans and construction drawings.

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Beth Green / Lead AP Coordinator

Beth Green

Lead AP Coordinator
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Peter Harakas / VP Development and Land Acquisitions

Peter Harakas Saussy Burbank

VP Development and Land Acquisitions

Peter joined Saussy Burbank in 2015.  He received a BS and a Masters in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University, MBA from the University of Houston and Master of Accountancy from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Peter is a licensed NC General Contractor, a Certified Public Accountant, and member of the American Institute of CPAs and the North Carolina Association of CPAs.  He spent three years as a tax accountant and 25 years in real estate development and construction at The Prudential Insurance Co., The Crosland Companies, and as owner of Colony Land Co.

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Robert Hoffman / Warranty Manager

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Warranty Manager

Currently serving as the Warranty Manager, Robert has been a Saussy Burbank employee since August of 1996. After graduating from York Technical College, Robert worked as a General Contractor.

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Joe Kirk / VP/Charleston General Manager

Joe Kirk Saussy Burbank

VP/Charleston General Manager

A second-generation builder from Syracuse, New York, Joe Kirk joined the building business after leaving Army Intelligence in 1982, and has been a member of Saussy Burbank since 1993.  In addition to building and closing over 1000 homes in his career, he has served as Construction Manager for both the Raleigh and Charlotte operations of Saussy Burbank.   Since 2004, he has served as the Vice President and General Manager in the Charleston market.  During his 30-year career, he has built nine homes that won Gold Medals in the local Parade of Homes, 7 more that won Silver Medals, and in 1998 built a home that won the Best in American Living Award as the best home in the nation in its category.

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Mike McAuliffe / General Manager/Senior Vice President

Mike McAuliffe Saussy Burbank

General Manager/Senior Vice President

After working for Saussy Burbank from 2015-2020, Mike rejoined the company in 2021 as the General Manager and Senior Vice President. A graduate of Appalachian State University, Mike began working in the homebuilding industry in 2001. Since then, he’s closed more than 500 homes as a Project Supervisor, Project Manager, Special Assignments Manager, Cost Manager and Production Manager, and Custom Home Builder around the Carolinas. Mike is a licensed General Contractor in North and South Carolina, and a Realtor in South Carolina.

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Alleeha Hamblin / Design Selections Coordinator

Alleeha Hamblin

Design Selections Coordinator
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Kelly Moore / Senior Field Manager

Kelly Moore Saussy Burbank

Senior Field Manager

Kelly originally worked for Saussy Burbank from 2006-2008 as a field manager, and rejoined the company in 2013 in the same position. He was previously a code inspector for the town of Summerville, SC, a realtor, and the co-owner of House Perfect, a construction company. Kelly attended college at Northwest in Mississippi and completed A&P mechanic school.

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Frank Neal / Field Manager

Frank Neal

Field Manager
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Troy Patrick / Assistant Field Manager

Troy Patrick Saussy Burbank

Assistant Field Manager

Troy is an assistant field manager in Baxter Village. He originally worked for the company from 2000-2007, and later rejoined in 2012. Troy’s past experience includes working as a Concrete Manager, an Energy Auditor, and a CSR Specialist. He graduated with a BSBA degree in Marketing from the University of South Carolina, and is a proud Gamecock fan.

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Ally Randleman / Design Selections Coordinator

Ally Randleman Saussy Burbank

Design Selections Coordinator

Ally is the Design Selections Coordinator for the Charlotte division. Before joining Saussy Burbank, she worked for South End Kitchens, Daltile, and Ikea. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Art from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, where she also had a concentration in painting.

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Rob Rodriguez / Field Manager

Rob Rodriguez Saussy Burbank

Field Manager

Rob is a field manager in Saussy Burbank’s Riverwalk community in Rock Hill, SC. He has been with the company for 17 years and has a degree in Business Management from Wingate University.

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Hadyn Rojas / Staff Accountant

Hadyn Rojas

Staff Accountant
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Tracy Rush / Warranty Coordinator

Tracy Rush Saussy Burbank

Warranty Coordinator

A Saussy Burbank employee since 2001, Tracy is currently the Warranty and Construction Assistant. She holds degrees in both Business Management and Business from York Technical College. Before joining the Saussy Burbank team, she stayed busy as a stay-at-home mom to 5 girls.

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Shem Sampath / Purchasing & Estimating

Shem Sampath Saussy Burbank

Purchasing & Estimating

Shem joined the company as an intern in 2012 while completing his BA in Civil Engineering at NC State. He joined the company full time upon graduating in 2014.

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Molly Schultz / Director of Marketing and Sales Operations

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Director of Marketing and Sales Operations

Molly joined Saussy Burbank in the summer of 2011 after graduating from Wofford College with a BA in Business Economics. She worked in sales for three years, rotating between the Charlotte-area communities and infill projects. In 2014, Molly transitioned to working at Charlotte’s main office. She obtained her Master of Business Administration from Wake Forest University in 2016.

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Ellen Shore / Field Manager

Ellen Shore Saussy Burbank

Field Manager

Ellen has been working in construction for Saussy Burbank since February of 1990. She currently serves as the Senior Field Manager for Charlotte’s northern communities. Ellen graduated from Pfeiffer College with a BS in Business Administration.

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Tony Taylor / Field Manager

Tony Taylor

Field Manager
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Charles Teal / CEO

Charles Teal Saussy Burbank

CEO

Charles E. Teal is CEO of Saussy Burbank, LLC and leads the company’s strategic direction, business development and new business pursuits. He has financed and structured hundreds of transactions during his more than 30 years of experience in the real estate development business. Previously, Charles was Chief Operating Officer at Pappas Properties, LLC developer of Phillips Place, Birkdale Village, Berewick, and Metropolitan. Prior to Pappas, Charles was Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President at Crosland, where he was primarily responsible for entity planning, capital structure, risk management and financial reporting. Charles is a Charlotte native and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Charles served for several years on the Advisory Board of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities (two as Chairman) and was a Director of BB&T Investment Services a subsidiary of BB&T. He is a past Chairman of the Charlotte District Council of the Urban Land Institute and is past Chair of the Gold Flight for the Community Development Council of the Urban Land Institute where he is a full member. Charles is also a past member of the Industry Roundtable of the Charlotte Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

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Rita Trotter / Office Administrative Coordinator

Rita Trotter

Office Administrative Coordinator
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Ann Turnbull / Sales Consultant

Ann Turnbull

Sales Consultant
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Nikki Vallini / Executive Assistant

Nikki Vallini Saussy Burbank

Executive Assistant

Nikki Vallini has served as Saussy Burbank’s Executive Assistant since 2001. Before joining the company, she was PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ Tax Department Executive Assistant. An Indian Trail native, she graduated from Sun Valley High School and then attended Central Piedmont Community College. Nikki has been a Notary Public since 1999, and has also been trained in Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Access, and Access Pointe.

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Thomasena Washington / Sales Consultant

Thomasena Washington Saussy Burbank

Sales Consultant

Thomasena joined the Saussy Burbank team in 1993.  After 16 years of managing new home construction in various communities, she transferred to our Sales Department in 2009 serving as the sales consultant for Davidson Pointe and later Riverwalk in Rock Hill, SC.  Thomasena started her career in the home building industry with John Crosland Company and later served as Sales/Closing Administrator with Ryland Homes.  She studied Computer Science at York Technical College and is a licensed Real Estate Broker in both North and South Carolina.  Thomasena has been a Notary Public since 1990 and is a member of the York County Chamber of Commerce and the S.C. Arts Alliance.

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Sherry Webb / Sales Consultant

Sherry Webb

Sales Consultant
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Justin Williams / Field Manager

Justin Williams Saussy Burbank

Field Manager

Justin has been a Field Manager in our Charleston market since the fall of 2011. He previously worked as a Construction Superintendent for JCB Urban, from 2005-2011, and as an Assistant Superintendent for Wood Partners. Justin graduated in 2005 from Kent State University with a degree in Business Management and Technology.

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Bob Zweier / President

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President

Bob Zweier is President of Saussy Burbank. A native of northeastern Ohio, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Wake Forest University. Bob joined Saussy Burbank as Chief Financial Officer in 1997. A partner since 2007, he has served as the President and General Manager since 2004. Bob began his career as an analyst with Price Waterhouse Coopers. He served as Division Controller for the John Crosland Company and spent nine years as a financial executive in the textile industry prior to joining Saussy Burbank. Bob is a Certified Public Accountant and a NC Real Estate Broker.

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Guild Quality Testimonials

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The construction foreman was knowledgeable and bent over backwards to make the construction phase a pleasant experience. The salesperson was very diligent and made sure everything went through smoothly. He made sure we were taken care of on our side as well. The craftsmanship was above our expectation.

- P.I.A / Fort Mill, SC

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Our experience with the entire staff at Saussy Burbank, Molly, Pam, Karen and Ellen just to name a few was a pleasurable experience. In the end, everything turned out to be better than we expected. We thank everyone for building our dream home.

- P.W.B / Mooresville, NC

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We have bought and sold more than two dozen homes in the past twenty five years. By far this was our easiest and most professional real estate transaction to date. The quality of the homes and the quality of the people of Saussy Burbank are exceptional.

- J.R.A / Mooresville, NC

Completed Communities

CHARLOTTE

Ardrey Crest
Ballantyne Meadows
Baxter Village
Beverly Crest
Birkdale Village
Blakeney Greens
Chatham
Citiside
Cline
Davidson Pointe
Deer
Douglas
Fairway Row
First Ward
Fox Den
Fruitland
Hawthorne
Hillside Avenue
Hillside Towns

Lake Davidson
Lake Park
Laurelwood Towns
Masters Hill
McConnell
Orchid Hill
Park at Oaklawn
Providence Lane West
Quellin
Riverwalk
SailView
Scotland Avenue
Selwyn Farms
Skybrook
Summers Walk
The Greens at Birkdale Village
The Harbour
The Landing
The Oaks
Tippah Park Court
Water Oak
Watson Street

ASHEVILLE
Glen Oaks
Heathbrook

CHARLESTON
Carolina Park
Charleston National
Headquarters Plantation
Legend Oaks
Province
The Ponds
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