Hartness is a vibrant community with a lot of interesting events and activities. Explore our news below.
October 3, 2018, Greenville, S.C. – Hartness is excited to announce the second annual Hartness Half Marathon and 5K Trail Run, presented by Milestone Custom Homes will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 9 AM. The race will benefit A Child’s Haven, a local nonprofit organization that provides care and education for children with developmental delays due to limited resources, abuse, or neglect. Registration is now open and currently costs $75 for the half marathon and $30 for the 5k trail run, per runner. To register today, visit www.hartnesshalf.com. The race will be held on the iconic Hartness property, home to the new traditional neighborhood development being built only 15 minutes from downtown Greenville. Runners will race on pavement, trails, dirt roads, gravel roads and grass fields throughout the property. This event is perfect for first-timers or Elite athletes alike. The Hartness Half Marathon & 5K presented by Milestone Custom Homes and is partnered with Set Up Events to ensure the racing experience is first-class.
“The Hartness Half Marathon & 5k Trail Run is a great event that allows all those who participate the opportunity to experience our incredible nature preserve” says Sean Hartness, Hartness CEO. “It is great to be able to host an event our community of homeowners and the Upstate can enjoy together, while supporting such a deserving local organization like A Child’s Haven.”
J. Francis Builders, CarsonSpeer Builders and Peery Homes Named as Newest Additions to Exclusive Hartness Builder’s Guild
October 29, 2018 | GREENVILLE, SC – Hartness, the iconic Traditional Neighborhood Development, located just minutes from downtown Greenville, is excited to announce J.Francis Builders, CarsonSpeer Builders and Peery Homes as new additions to the exclusive Hartness Builder’s Guild. All three talented builders join forces alongside Hollison Custom Homes, Milestone Custom Homes
and Stoneledge Properties.
“On behalf of the entire Hartness community, we are delighted to welcome J.Francis Builders , CarsonSpeer Builders and Peery Homes as the newest additions to our team of talented builders,” stated Sean Hartness, CEO of Hartness. “We are confident that these companies will help us continue bring to Hartness to life, as well as further our vision of creating a lifestyle community that families will enjoy for generations to come.”
J. Francis Builders is owned and operated by Greenville native, Jimmy Francis. With over 20 years’ experience in the Upstate, J. Francis provides homeowners with a positive building experience paralleled with producing a high-quality energy efficient smart home. “We are extremely honored to be contributing to the development of the Hartness community,” stated Jimmy Francis, Owner of J.Francis Builders. “We are excited to be involved in such a unique building experience.”
CarsonSpeer, also based in Greenville specializes in new home construction and remodeling. Partners Steve Carson and James Speer are nationally recognized with notable awards and honors for quality and service from: Southern Home and Garden “Bridge Awards,” “Best of Houzz” by Houzz, and multiple “Best of Houzz,” Awards for Customer Service.
“We are committed to fostering, maintaining, and exceeding the highest standards of excellence in the home building industry and we look forward to implementing that same attention to detail within every home we build at Hartness” stated James Speer, Partner of CarsonSpeer Builders. Peery Homes has been serving Greenville and the Upstate of South Carolina since 1984 and focuses on building distinctive custom homes while offering superior service to their clients. Integrity is foundation of their building process and their reputation for quality is firmly established among the community.
“We look forward to building inheritable homes at Hartness and being part of an incredible team of dedicated builders,” stated Jon Peery, Owner of Peery Homes. “As a lifestyle community, we are excited to be a part of making Hartness come to life.”
September 24, 2018 | GREENVILLE, SC – Hartness, the Upstate’s newest traditional neighborhood development will feature four homes in the annual Upstate Parade of Homes this fall as the event’s “Signature Community”. The event is an exclusive tour of 15 newly constructed private residences throughout Greenville and takes place over two weekends, October 12-14 and October 19-21.
The Hartness community homes featured in this year’s Parade of Homes include the following:
“The Curtis”, a 2-story quintessential Shingle Style home built by Stoneledge Properties. This home
features cedar shake siding and natural stone as well as a working butler’s pantry, an inviting home
theater, four en suite bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms.
“The Linden”, a 2-story classic Federal Style home built by Hollison Custom Homes. This home features an intricate groin vault in the foyer, adjacent to a natural light-filled study, as well as a master bedroom on the main floor and three additional en suite bedrooms upstairs.
“The McMillan”, a 2-story stately Federal Style home built by Milestone Custom Homes. This home features an outdoor kitchen that opens to a natural slate front porch, a golf cart garage, three master suites and a balcony overlooking the planned Village Center.
“The Sumner” a 2-story stunning Colonial Revival style home built by Hartness Construction. This home
features a standing seam metal roof, timeless brick exterior, spacious gourmet kitchen and incredible
The Hartness community has been designed by Lew Oliver, who is nationally renowned for his work in iconic communities such as Rosemary Beach, FL, Patrick Square in Clemson, SC, Vickery and Avalon in Atlanta, GA, and Serenbe in Chattahoochee Hills, GA. Founded in 1960, the Home Builders Association of Greenville serves as a resource for building industry professionals to create jobs, encourage home ownership and promote responsible growth throughout the Upstate. One of its signature events, the Upstate Parade of Homes, allows builders to showcase their craftsmanship while also giving the public a chance to see some of the finest work this industry has to
“At Hartness, we work with an exclusive group of talented builders including; Milestone Custom Homes, Hollison Custom Homes, Stoneledge Properties and Hartness Construction and strive to create one-of-a- kind homes with unmatched craftsmanship” says Sean Hartness, CEO of Hartness. “We are absolutely thrilled to be the Signature Community in this year’s event to showcase all that we have to offer.”
Community invited to see first model home and welcome center within new development
MARCH 28, 2018, Greenville, S.C. – Hartness, the new Traditional Neighborhood Development located just minutes from downtown Greenville, will host a highly anticipated Spring Reveal weekend on April 27 and 28 that celebrates the grand opening of their new Welcome Center located at 103 Alester Square, Greenville, SC.
The community is invited to attend the opening to see the fully furnished model residence as well as tour the other models currently underway. Hartness representatives will be available to share recently released floor plans and exciting development updates, as well as provide the latest on the Village Center’s progress.
Guests can enjoy adult refreshments and culinary delights while exploring the designer furnished residence during a Happy Hour that will take place from 3 pm – 7 pm on Friday, April 27th as well as an Open House on Saturday, April 28th from 12 pm – 5pm. The first model home, which also serves as the Welcome Center, was constructed by Milestone Custom Homes, one of builders within the Hartness exclusive builder’s guild.
“We look forward to unveiling our new Hartness Welcome Center and model,” said Sean Hartness. “The property is coming to life and we are eager to reveal our progress with the Upstate. Hartness will truly be a haven for families to enjoy world-class amenities within a 180-acre Nature Preserve and we hope to share this unique opportunity with those who are excited to learn more about the lifestyle Hartness has