Pratt Named "40 Under 40" Winner In Professional Builder Magazine

Monday, April 7, 2014

James E. Pratt, III (Win), of Signal Mountain, was named one of the ‘40 Under 40’ winners published by Professional Builder Magazine. All 40 winners represent the next generation of leadership and innovation in home building across the country.

Under Mr. Pratt’s leadership, Pratt Home Builders has built more than 1,000 homes with 90-percent-plus customer satisfaction rating. They were also named ‘Developer of the Year’ by the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga. Pratt Home Builders is a family-owned regional homebuilder offering a diverse portfolio of homes and neighborhoods. They are a team of professionals, dedicated to making the homebuilding process an enjoyable and rewarding experience for their customers, trade contractors, vendors and employees.

Mr. Pratt is married to his wife Lucy and resides on Signal Mountain with their children. He is graduate of the Baylor School and the University of Tennessee Knoxville. He is the current Vice President of the Homebuilders Association of Chattanooga. 



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