Southern Development

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Southern Development Homes

Southern Development Homes is a local Charlottesville homebuilder founded in 1999 by Frank Ballif. [1] Southern Development builds Earthcraft Certified "High Performance Homes" with a particular focus on durability and energy efficiency. [2]

Awards & Recognition

Southern Development won the following awards in recent years:

  • 2014
    • Earthcraft, Single Family Builder of the Year[3]
  • 2012
    • Charlottesville Family Favorite Homebuilder (first place)[4]
    • Charlottesville Welcome Book Award (first place)[5]
    • City of Charlottesville Planning Award - Outstanding Plan of Development for Burnet Commons Phase II: “The Woods”[6]
    • The Daily Progress Readers’ Choice Award[7]
  • 2011
    • Albemarle Family Favorite Homebuilder (first place)
    • The Daily Progress Readers’ Choice (first place)”[8]
  • 2010
    • Albemarle Family Favorite Homebuilder (first place)
    • The Daily Progress Readers’ Choice (first place)
    • Charlottesville Welcome Book Builder Winnerref>Web. The Daily Progress</ref>
  • Prior

Community Work

In 2008 Southern Development helped develop the regions largest recycling faclity. They currently send all of their construction waste to this facility.[10]

In 2009 Southern Development donated 1.5 acres of land to the City of Charlottesville to be added to Forest Hills Park. Mayor Dave Norris lauded the donation as "the largest increase in City park land since 1987," [11] increasing the size of the park by 20%.

Current Projects

Completed Projects

Key personnel


  1. Web. Southern Development Homes: About Us., retrieved September 16, 2010.
  2. Web. Southern Development Homes: How We Build
  3. Web. Southern Development Homes Named Single Family Builder of the Year, Southern Development, retrieved April 7, 2014.
  4. Web. Charlottesville Family Favorite Awards
  5. Web. Charlottesville Welcome Book 2012
  6. Web. The Daily Progress: April 10, 2012
  7. Web. The Daily Progress
  8. Web. The Daily Progress
  9. Web. BRHBA
  10. Web. Southern Development Homes
  11. Web. RealCentralVA Blog

External links

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