SOURCE: Johnson Development Corp.

June 30, 2008 10:56 ET

Woodforest Announces Custom Builder Line-Up

CONROE, TX--(Marketwire - June 30, 2008) - Woodforest, a new master-planned community by The Johnson Development Corp. now underway in Montgomery County, has announced its custom homebuilders, with the first homes slated to begin construction in December.

The Woodforest custom builders include George Weaver, Inc., J.M. Wendell, Inc., Jeff Paul Custom Homes, Meadowlark Custom Homes, T.D. Cox Homes, Tommy Bailey Homes and Wedgewood Homes, Inc., all of whom have reserved multiple homesites for homes priced from the $750,000s to $1.5 million. The homes will be featured during Woodforest's October 2009 grand opening, which will include a spectacular showcase of custom homes.

Woodforest is introducing two custom enclaves during Phase I, Elk Trace Golf Estates and Elk Reserve.

Elk Trace is an elite enclave of 32 one-acre homesites. Each is carefully sited to take advantage of panoramic views of the Nos. 3 and 4 holes of the Woodforest Golf Club. Homeowners can spend afternoons al fresco entertained by the action along the Woodforest golf course, which borders many of the homesites in Elk Trace.

Neighboring Elk Reserve will offer 24 custom homesites, each facing 2.5 acres of lakes and parks. The community gateway will be distinguished by two Craftsman-style garden follies set within the landscape to visually anchor the bridge leading to Elk Reserve. To enhance lakeside vistas and complement the wooded setting, Elk Reserve Park will incorporate lush landscaping accented by comfortable wooden benches set beneath vine-covered trellises. Along the lake, decorative stone pavers and seating walls will encircle stone sculptures, and a butterfly garden will grace a lakeside park. Several of the homesites also adjoin greenbelts. "Every Elk Reserve resident will enjoy the privacy of this lakeside enclave," said Virgil Yoakum, general manager of Woodforest.

"It is our privilege to have these remarkable homebuilding companies in Woodforest," Yoakum continued. "All have built homes in The Woodlands and Montgomery County and I have had the pleasure of working with them, their families and their staff for many years. They have garnered a loyal following and a reputation for distinctive design and construction quality."

Woodforest's master plan provides for a community with more than 5,500 residential units, retail and commercial properties, places of worship, neighborhood schools and a civic lifestyle. The development, which surrounds the dramatic Woodforest Golf Club, is planned to include more than 29 acres of lakes and 700 acres of greenbelts, nature preserves, sports fields and playgrounds. Opened in 2001, the public Woodforest Golf Club features challenging holes contoured with towering pine trees and old-growth oaks common to Montgomery County.

About Woodforest

Woodforest, a project of The Johnson Development Corp., is a 3,000-acre master-planned community surrounding Woodforest Golf Club, one of the top-ranked daily-fee golf courses in the Houston area. Offering a broad array of housing choices targeted to lifestyle-oriented buyers, Woodforest is slated for more than 5,500 homes and a full complement of retail and commercial properties. Located north of downtown Houston, Woodforest is four miles north of The Woodlands and six miles south of Conroe. Convenient access just seven miles west of Interstate 45 will be provided by Fish Creek Thoroughfare, the first new major north/south thoroughfare connecting Conroe in Montgomery County and Tomball in Harris County. For more information, visit or call 281.259.8818.

About The Johnson Development Corp.

The Johnson Development Corp. is an award-winning residential and commercial land development company involved in premier projects including master-planned communities such as Sienna Plantation, Fall Creek, Riverstone, Woodforest, Tuscan Lakes, Edgewater and Silverlake in Houston, Texas, and Towne Lake, BridgeMill and Lake Arrowhead in Atlanta, Georgia. Established in 1975, known for innovative master planning and today one of the largest and most successful land developers in both Houston and Atlanta, The Johnson Development Corp. has cultivated a strong reputation for vibrant, responsible development, with impeccably designed communities. For more information, visit

Contact Information

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    Virgil Yoakum
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    Tania Oshman
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