“I am constantly exploring new ways to improve and evolve our company and our product,” says Brooks Harris, Chief Business Development Officer with Harris Doyle Homes. “For me, creativity is a vital ingredient in everything, from home design to deal making.”
Brooks, who launched Harris Doyle Homes together with Russ Doyle in 2008, is known for his creative approach to the residential building industry – and to many other aspects of his life, including his first job out of college as a booking agent for Career Artist Management in Atlanta where he booked bands for fraternity and sorority parties, weddings, and special events.
Brooks graduated cum laude from the University of Alabama with a degree in marketing. A couple of short years later, Brooks moved to Nashville where he earned his MBA from Vanderbilt University with a focus in both finance and marketing in 2002. This degree afforded Brooks the opportunity to work for the global investment banking firm Lehman Brothers in both New York City and Nashville.
While this was a great experience, residential real estate was in his blood. In 2004, Brooks moved back to Birmingham and began building new homes on his own before partnering with Russ Doyle. After forming Harris Doyle Homes in 2008, Brooks now handles Acquisition and Land Development for the fast-growing building company, and is the broker for its successful real estate brokerage arm, Harris Doyle Properties, LLC.
The Springs of Mill Lakes
Harris Doyle Homes is one of two residential builders selected by Allen Harris, developer of The Springs of Mill Lakes, to help realize this beautiful new active lifestyle community in Opelika that broke ground in June 2016.
“Our entire team is thrilled to be part of this outstanding community, currently one of the most exciting projects coming out of the ground in East Alabama,” notes Brooks. “When finished, The Springs of Mill Lakes will feature 134 single-family custom homes, specifically designed to appeal to active 55+ homeowners who seek an easy-living lifestyle surrounded by nature.
“In addition to 67 acres for active 55+ living, The Springs of Mill Lakes will also encompass a 13-acre senior living campus community and a 45-acre perpetually protected wildlife sanctuary. The community’s natural setting includes two 3.5-acre mature lakes, one for recreation and one stocked and managed for fishing, as well as a wandering creek and waterfalls. The lush master-planned community will also include walkways, a nature trail, paddleboats, canoeing or kayaking, and a dock on the recreation lake.”
Brooks is a Past President of the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders and in 2010 was named Builder of the Year by this organization. He is a Past President and current member of the Phoenix Club of Birmingham, a member of Vistage, the Birmingham Association of Realtors, and Leadership Vestavia Hills. In 2014, he was named the Top 40 Under 40 class by the Birmingham Business Journal. He currently serves on the UAB Athletics Campaign Committee.
Brooks and his wife Anna have two children, and enjoy their Church, water and snow skiing, and college football.
To learn more about The Springs of Mill Lakes, the beautiful 55+ neighborhood surrounded by nature, and to add your name to the community’s VIP interest list, please visit www.TheSpringsOfMillLakes.com.
For information about available lots and floorplans, please contact Sales@ConceptToClosing.com or call 334.887.3601.