Groundbreaking at Covington Pointe

Glynn County has a new homebuilder. Lamar Smith Signature Homes recently broke ground at Covington Pointe, a West Glynn community adjacent to the new Sterling Elementary and Jane Macon Middle Schools. Lamar Smith Signature Homes is a leader in redefining the affordable home in Coastal Georgia and is proud to join the homebuilding community of Glynn County.

With over 20 years experience in the development and residential building industry, Lamar Smith Signature Homes has garnered awards ranging from Savannah’s Best Home Value and Best Master Suite to Builder of the Year by the Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah. Their leadership team of Lamar Smith, Jeff Kramer, and Ashley Durrence consistently provide the vision, experience, and expertise to create the homes and planned communities that today’s buyers want.

Lamar Smith, a well-known businessman throughout Southeast Georgia, believes his company’s success, in spite of the recent downturn in the homebuilding business, is due to creative design, attention to detail, a strategic growth plan, and a commitment to teamwork from marketing to production to sales.

Smith chose Covington Pointe for the site of his first new home community in Glynn County because of its location just off Highway 341 and next to the new, top-ranked elementary and middle schools – Sterling Elementary and Jane Macon Middle. An advocate of designing living spaces where families can ‘live, work, and play,’ Smith says, “Covington Pointe is a great fit for us since students can walk to the new elementary and middle schools through connecting pathways between our residential community and the schools.”

Home plans at Covington Pointe include both one- and two-story floor plans priced from the mid-$120’s to high $170’s. Three homes are currently under construction and will be ready for move-in by late spring, and new contracts “to build” are being accepted by Julie Chapman, Broker, and her team at Chapman Realty, who will be marketing Covington Pointe.  Chapman can be reached at 912-280-0088 or

Cutline for photo: Participating in Lamar Smith Signature Homes’ groundbreaking at the Covington Pointe new home community in West Glynn County were, left-to-right, Arnold Rogers, Jeff Kramer, Syd Gervin, Lamar Smith, Julie Chapman, Richard Latham, David Gynn, Jerry Jones, and Ryan Edenfield.