Meet Our Builder: Jim Chapman
Jim Chapman, voted “55 Plus Builder of the Year” in 2018 by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), is an Atlanta-based home building veteran. Chapman launched his first custom home building firm, Jim Chapman Fine Homes, in 1998. An Atlanta native and graduate of The Westminster Schools, Chapman earned an MBA in 1996 from Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. In 2005, Chapman shifted his focus from building single-family custom homes to developing and building 55 Plus active adult resort-style communities, and re-branded his firm as Jim Chapman Communities. Now recognized as Atlanta’s premier 55 Plus homebuilder, Chapman currently has communities completed or under development throughout the Metro Atlanta area, including Buckhead, Vinings, Cobb County, Forsyth County, North Fulton County, Hall County, Dawson County and Cherokee County. His design style and architectural flair are both heavily influenced by his design partner, mentor and father Jim Chapman, Sr., a well-known Atlanta architect.
A Certified Professional Home Builder, Chapman is deeply committed to the success of the home building industry and is heavily involved with local, regional and national industry organizations. He is currently serving as the 2018 President of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA), Secretary/Treasurer of the Home Builders Association of Georgia (HBAG) and the chair of the NAHB’s Land Development Committee. The former Chair of NAHB’s 55 Plus Housing Industry Council, Chapman is the Founding Chairman of the ALL Home Program, a voluntary statewide certification created by HBAG to promote accessibility and universal design. He was named “2018 Builder of the Year” by HomeAid Atlanta, the nonprofit arm of the GAHBA. HomeAid builds new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach.
Chapman and his wife Katherine are very active in their church, Northside United Methodist. The couple have two children.
2402 Brookhavenrun Circle
Duluth, GA 30097
2100 Haven Circle
Douglasville, GA 30135